About The Company That Invented Thieves – Young Living Essential Oils

Gary YoungThe Thieves® craze all started with Gary Young, founder of Young Living Essential Oils.* Gary spent years of his life researching essential oils from historical accounts and from studying ancient distillers and other manufacturing equipment all over the world. At some point, he ran into the story about the thieves that robbed plague victims in the 14th century… and it piqued his curiosity.

That set Gary off on a fact-finding trip to Europe to find out definitively what the thieves used. After a great deal of searching and sleuthing, he uncovered the full story of the thieves and the history of essential oils in that era, as well as how essential oils connected Europe to the Middle and Far East.

Devising a special blend of oils based on the original recipe (as recorded in historical documents), he introduced the Thieves® essential oil blend to the world. People loved Thieves so much, that Gary created other products incorporating Thieves… and more… and more, leading to the present Thieves line, which includes:
Thieves Line

  • Toothpaste
  • Mouthwash
  • Dental floss
  • Lozenges
  • Bar soap
  • Foaming hand soap
  • Wipes
  • Spray
  • Household cleaner
  • Inner defense nutritional supplement

Every day, more and more people discover (and fall in love with) the many ways to utilize the power of Thieves! People are finding it a powerful, natural, positive force in their life that is tremendously beneficial to them and their home.

With so many ways to use Thieves®, we believe no one should live without it! Start putting the power of Thieves® to work in your life today!


Young Living is the largest supplier of therapeutic-grade essential oils in the world.

They are known for their unwavering commitment to improving and health and well-being of their customers with the highest quality, natural essential-oils and essential-oil enhanced supplements and personal care products.

Young Living has been setting standards in the essential oil industry that all others strive to emulate (or imitate). Their standards of excellence are unmatched.

Young Living Essential Oils (YL) Facts:

  • Specializes in the production and distribution of therapeutic-grade essential oils and premium health and personal care products enhanced with essential oils.
  • Is the first company to combine guaranteed pure essential oils with dietary supplements (many companies have since followed suit).
  • Uses a proprietary low-pressure, low-temperature stainless steel steam distillation system designed by the founder, Gary Young, to preserve the high quality of essential oils.
  • Lays claim to the original re-discovery of the power of therapeutic-grade essential oils in the United States.
  • Currently operates from US, Canada, France, UK, Japan, Oman, and Australia.

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Global Headquarters

Young Living Essential Oils

Thanksgiving Point Business Park
3125 Executive Parkway
Lehi, UT 84043
Phone: 1-801-418-8900
Fax: 1-866-203-5666 (toll-free) / 1-801-418-8800 (local)