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Meet Carol Yeh-Garner of Young Living Essential Oils

Today we’d like to introduce you to Carol Yeh-Garner.

Carol, please share your story with us. How did you get to where you are today?
I became interested in natural alternatives for health when I took natural birthing classes for my first child over 14 years ago. I had been using my homemade essential oil blend made from oils from the health food store to help our family stay healthy. But I was still searching for something that really worked.

A friend of mine shared information about Thieves oil and suggested that I get it along with a diffuser so I did. I had no intentions of starting a Young Living essential oils business as I had a thriving Hypnobirthing and Hypnotherapy practice. But our income wasn’t paying all of our bills (my husband was an elementary school teacher) and we had mounting credit card debt and no savings. So I thought that I would share information with my clientele without being a pushy salesperson and before I knew it, I had a growing essential oils business.

One year into my business, I was able to close my private practice and two years into my business, I was able to retire my husband from his teaching job so he could help me. We now have over 65,000 members worldwide, almost 9000 business members and generate over $4 million dollars in sales per month.

Sharing without being a pushy salesperson has been a key to our team’s success. We focus on education and our customers can see and feel that we prioritize education over sales and truly want to help people become empowered to take control of their physical and emotional health and well-being.

Has it been a smooth road?
It has been a fairly smooth road but that doesn’t mean that I didn’t make tons of sacrifices along the way. When I started, I was working two jobs–teaching HypnoBirthing in the evenings and seeing Hypnotherapy clients in the daytime and evenings. I had to squeeze in time to focus on my Young Living business whenever I could find the time, which meant less TV and less socializing with friends and family. But I knew that the time invested into building my business would pay off ten-fold if I could get a good foundation built up.

Within 27 months, I had reached the top rank of the company and was earning 5 figures a month. The sacrifices made along the way have helped my family become debt-free, travel to exotic “bucket list” places with our kids, helped us donate to organizations we support in significant ways, and have given us residual income that’ll create a legacy for generations to come. My husband and I now not only have financial freedom but time freedom which is even better because we can do whatever we want, go wherever we want and still continue to earn an income because of our amazing team.

We’d love to hear more about your business.
Most people know about Young Living essential oils but we also have non-toxic, all-natural skin care, body care, oral care, hair care, baby care, makeup, sunscreen, insect repellent, and supplements. The thing that makes Young Living different than any other essential oil company out there is our Seed to Seal Guarantee.

We are the only essential oil company that owns its own farms all over the world and partners with farms that are willing to live up to our standards. These standards include being pesticide-free, have no GMOs, have no chemicals in the water being used to distill our plants, using medical grade stainless steel drum (vs aluminum) and computerized pressure/temperature valves for our distillation process, over 16 different tests done during the distillation process and after it plus third party independent testing to ensure that we have the purest, safe, natural essential oil on the planet.

I’ve been lucky enough to visit several of our farms all over the world including our Blue Cypress partner farm in Australia, our Royal Hawaiian Sandalwood farm on the Big Island of Hawaii, and our own farms in Ecuador and Croatia. Being able to be a part of harvesting seeds, planting seedlings, filling the distillers, seeing the distillation process and testing process happening is so impressive.

Is our city a good place to do what you do?
Yes! San Diego County tends to be a pretty open-minded city when it comes to health and wellness, especially up in the North County Coastal area. Almost everyone would like to be healthier and most people want to have something on hand that is natural and easy to use. Essential oils make it easy to take control of your health and wellness!


  • Better: You can become a Wholesale Member by purchasing a Premium Starter Kit (11 of the most popular oils plus your choice of diffuser) with NO monthly purchase requirement ($160-$265 depending on which diffuser option you choose)

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