History of the Farmers


Jean-Noël Landel

Date of Birth

10th of June 1952

Place of Birth

Laon, France


Grower and Distiller of aromatic plants

Years in essential oil business

25 years

Experience in essential oil business

I learned distillation with Marcel Espieu in 1988 and started to market essential oils in a small store in Séderon at that time. In 1992, I focussed my passion for research and as a distiller to the largest essential oils research farm in Savoillan. In 2002, Gary and I purchased a lavender farm in Simiane-la-Rotonde where we started to grow lavender, clary sage, rosemary, etc.

Connection to Young Living

I am Gary’s partner and the manager of the Young Living French Farm.

If so, where and where did you meet Gary Young?

I met Gary in 1989 at a health show in Passadena, CA. Since then, we have become friends as well as partners.

What do essential oils mean to you?

My daily life is built around the farm and I am very proud of the high quality oils we produce. My son Nicolas is getting more and more involved in the management of the farm and I am more than proud of seeing him following in my footsteps!

Any comments regarding the French Farm and French Farm products?

Come and visit us! Explore the birthplace of Young Living, learn more about distillation with us and relax in beautiful Provence!