Young Living Essential Oils recently held a celebration in Johannesburg, South Africa, to mark the opening of the company’s new South Africa market, the first Young Living market on the African continent.

Nearly 1,300 registered guests attended the event, coming from every continent on the globe to take part in the festivities. Young Living marked the occasion with traditional South African drum music. Comedian Loyiso Gola and Bo from the musical group Denim delighted guests with special performances for the event.

Attendees also heard CEO Mary Young and President Jared Turner speak about the opening of the new market. During her remarks to the crowd, Young shared, “Caring about people and their well-being is the key to your success. If people know how much you care about them, they’ll listen to you and you can help them find success.”

“Everyone has a unique superpower that they can bring to bear in our mission to bring essential oils to every home on earth,” said Turner. “Your superpower is your unique story, which can uniquely impact people’s lives in a positive way.”

Young Living recorded 90 new members who signed up, and members purchased 123 new starter kits to help build their own small businesses. Young Living has increased its membership in South Africa from 128 to 2,000 active members in 2019 alone. Four members attained and were recognized for the Gold rank, a high honor within Young Living.

South African members hope that this is the beginning of a fruitful partnership in the land of Mzansi, and Young Living expects even greater growth now that the South Africa market is officially open.

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