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Maria Low

Maria Low has been a proponent of the use of essential oils for over 30 years. Maria has been sharing her knowledge and enthusiasm for these special oils with people in her native Canada, in the United States and other areas of the world ever since. Maria's Young Living members in all 50 states and 36 countries around the globe!

Maria is an expert in the use of aromatherapy for health maintenance and in the use of Young Living’s food-grade, therapeutic essential oils in cooking. Maria’s passion is to help people improve their quality of life.


Maria offers her expertise through individual and group gatherings and through publishing articles and posts, DVDs, booklets, pamphlets, activities, and other products on topics related to Young Living essential oils, cooking, wellness and more.


Maria currently resides in Bozeman, Montana sharing her home with her beloved companion golden retriever.


Maria Low, Young Living Independent Distributor #10279

Kathleen Karlsen

Kathleen Karlsen began cooking natural foods as a teenager, studying nutrition and the links between diet and health beginning in high school. From that point, she spent two decades working in food services, eventually managing a large cafeteria serving up to 3,000 conferees a day at a spiritual retreat center, possibly the largest macrobiotic kitchen in the world.


Along the way she completed a certification in Food and Beverage Management from the American Hotel and Motel Association and took ongoing training in macrobiotic cooking. By the time she reached her mid-30s, her skills were utilized daily through baking and cooking for her growing family of seven.


Kathleen discovered the use of essential oils in cooking at a presentation held by her long-time friend Maria Low. Maria and Kathleen have worked together for years creating educational materials and videos about essential oils, including the book Kitchen Alchemy: Using Essential Oil Cooking to Enhance Your Food and Revitalize Your Health (2012).


Kathleen is also an artist and musician with a focus on the therapeutic power of the arts: the culinary arts, fine art, sound therapy and the transformative power of music. This website is a joint project with her oldest son, Ben Karlsen.


Kathleen Karlsen, Young Living Independent Distributor #1043288

Guest Chefs

Kyla Kelton

Kyla is a mom of four and homesteads in the dessert of Arizona with her family. Pigs, dogs, and goats are part of the family as well. An avid user of essential oils for 8+ years, she's full of knowledge of daily use of essential oils for overall wellness for children, babies, and mamas.

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Kyla Kelton

Kyla Kelton, Young Living Independent Distributor #1403737

Rose Karlsen
Rose Karlsen

Rose Karlsen grew up with essential oils all around her! She is a baker, photographer, artist and illustrator. Her beautiful illustrations are featured in the book Vocal Medicine by her mother Kathleen Karlsen. 


Rose's work has also graced magazine articles, advertisements, newsletters and essential oils products. She loves to cook and bake for every holiday and special occasion! Rose is an experienced preschool teacher and currently works as a full-time nanny in Bozeman, Montana.

Kasondra Grillo

Kasondra has been working with Kathleen and Maria for two years. She loves finding new ways to use essential oils. Using them in the kitchen is an exciting way to add delicious flavors. Her favorite thing is to add lemon essential oil to her glass of water, first thing in the morning.

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Kasondra Grillo, Young Living Independent Distributor #29010370

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