Young Living announced that it is indefinitely stopping its business operations in Russia. This move follows a previous announcement in March 2022, when the company suspended certain promotional and operational activity in Russia and the CIS region. Young Living representatives who live in Russia will no longer have access to purchase or sell Young Living products.
The company cited “complex and rapidly evolving circumstances in the region,” saying it “realizes it no longer can support activities in the Russia market.”
The D. Gary Young, Young Living Foundation has committed to continuing its work with relief organizations at the Ukraine borders to support displaced families. The company has already raised more than $260,000 through its U.S. “Dollar Up” campaign and provided 416,666 meals to Ukrainian refugees through its partner Feed My Starving Children.
“Young Living Essential Oils officially opened in Russia in 2020, which makes the decision to say goodbye extremely difficult,” said Kristen Tod, Young Living’s President of EMEA and Russia. “Brand Partners in this market have been a vital part of the remarkable expansion of Young Living’s mission to empower wellness around the globe, and today we offer our heartfelt sadness, gratitude and thanks for their contributions.”