Good Magic: Pollen-Repelling Potions

My friends, spring has sprung in ATX, and the oak pollen is swirling around like Dementors at Hogwarts. Nazgul in Middle Earth, if your inner nerd prefers. Here is my Magic Oak Pollen Repelling Potion: Actually, I have a few elixirs that help my family through these trying times, warding off unwanted maleficent molecules and … Continued

Posture is Paramount

Yesterday I saw a woman, younger than me, with an exaggeratedly rounded upper back, sloped forward shoulders, and extreme forward head carriage.  She seemed otherwise healthy, although I suppose it’s true that she could have some osteo problem not discernible to me.  But since she just looked like a health young person with terrible posture, … Continued

Young Living Products I’m Loving Now

My sister-in-law and I used to have a blog, and periodically we would do posts we called “Stuff We Love,” which were really fun. I know I love product reviews, and I like for someone else to test drive products for me. So I’m breaking out a #fbf to Stuff We Love, except it’s just … Continued

Life Is Better With Joy

If I had to choose just one oil that isn’t in the Premium Starter Kit to have in my arsenal, it would be Joy. I LOVE this oil. It works wonders. It is a game-changer when members of the household are grumpy.  Or when someone has had a bad day and needs a change of … Continued

Journey to Health with Essential Oils

I have been on a health journey since 2004. In 2004 I was depressed and sick, addicted to diet coke and sugar, and covered in itchy, oozy eczema head to toe. My hair was even falling out because it was in my scalp. I was sick of dermatologists and doctors telling me it was incurable, … Continued

Huh? What’s a Zyto?

If you have been immersed in the oily world for very long, you may have heard people talking about getting a Zyto Compass scan done. Zyto What-O? …Yeah, us too. But it turns out the Zyto is a pretty cool piece of technology that people are being helped by. Now, as with everything else these … Continued

Stress and Immune Health

Since Autumn is the time when all the kids are back in school sharing germs, and people are coming down with viruses more often, I thought it might be good to talk about All Things Immune. And you can’t talk about immunity without talking about adrenal health and stress. I’ve been learning a lot about … Continued

Banish Stress with Forest Oils

Ever heard of Shinrin-yoku? It’s the Japanese practice of “forest-bathing,” or taking in the forest atmosphere. Turns out, it’s a really healthy and beneficial practice, particularly for lowering stress levels.  Not so hard to believe, I think.  Forests are shady and peaceful, of course one might feel less stressed by walking around in them. Some … Continued

What is the deepest, most profoundly hidden secret in life?

I had a dream from which I awoke at 3am Tuesday morning Aug 18, 2015.   In my dream I went around asking random people one question. I inquired of everyone I encountered, from a group of drunk homeless people, to college kids to the elderly.  I asked each of them “What is the deepest, … Continued

PSA: No-Bake Poop Cookies

WARNING: If you are in any way scandalized by the mention of poop, you may as well move on from this post now. I am a Nutritionist by profession, therefore am immune to any internal shiver at poop talk; in fact it is my professional mission to make sure you are eating at least 30g … Continued

Please, Seize My Aroma!

As we have frequently reiterated at Oil Revival, health is a lifestyle.  It’s not just simply using essential oils, although they certainly contribute, it’s also about eating right and getting appropriate amounts of sleep and exercise.  Part of my exercise routine is Krav Maga.  Krav is an Israeli self defense discipline and I LOVE IT! … Continued

New Thieves Household Products from Young Living

I am waaaay more excited about laundry soap than I should be. You see, I have been wondering when YL was going to sell a laundry soap since I first jumped on the bandwagon.  And now they have! My hippie-mama heart is glad.  A wholesome soap powered by plant oils and natural enzymes, suitable for … Continued

Cancer Prevention: Reduce Toxic Exposure with Essential Oils

Dr. Mark Hyman, MD is one of my favorite doctors of Functional Medicine and nutrition professionals.  I recommend all his books and materials to my friends and nutrition clients. Watch this video! Dr. Hyman gives 5 strategies for preventing and/or dealing with cancer: Get rid of sugar in your diet Eliminate food sensitivities Reduce inflammation … Continued

Essential Oils for Back-to-School

August is the month when I’m stocking up on things my family needs for back-to-school, and fall/winter.  Everybody’s doing it.  We’re buying school supplies and school clothes and shoes, backpacks, and winter jackets.  We’re pricing lunchboxes and gym shoes.  We’re signing up for extra-curriculars and hoping we aren’t overextending ourselves. If you’re smart, you’re also … Continued

You Might Be a Crazy Oil Lady If… (Part 1)

**Warning** Little-known side effect of oil use: an improved sense of humor.* 1.Roller derby is the thing that happens on the bottoms of your feet before bed. 2.You got rid of your cats so you could diffuse ALL the oils. 3.Your husband’s coworkers comment that he “smells like a hippie soap shop.” 4.You don’t need … Continued

A Recipe for Great Health

Here at Oil Revival, we survive and thrive by a few principles for Good Health.  They’re simple.  First, we believe that Maintenance is worth a pound of Cure.  This is why we’re always using words like “optimization,” “balance,” and “vitality”: because these things matter to our health maintenance.  We “optimize” our body systems; use a … Continued

Don’t Let Phthalates in Your Door

One of the reasons we LOVE our Young Living essential oils is because by using them we avoid the use of toxic human-made chemicals.  Our oils are natural, plant-based, unadulterated substances that can take the place of all kinds of harmful chemical products that don’t support our wellness.  Here’s a chemical we avoid like the … Continued

Welcome to the Oil Revival

Ever wonder why we’re always using words like “wellness,” “optimization,” “maintenance,” “vitality,” “individuality,” and “support?” It’s because those things are important! And they get overlooked in our modern culture of quick-fix, industrial-complex, chemical-laden, one-size-fits-all. As Young Living’s founder Gary Young said himself:  “We are about lifestyle and strengthening the body through nutrition and the power … Continued

Essential Oils and The Green Triangle

Ever heard of the Green Triangle? It’s this idea that any time you do something that benefits one point of the triangle, you will almost inevitably benefit the other two points simultaneously.  So for instance, if you start biking to work because you want the exercise, you’ll benefit your bank account by saving money on … Continued

Oiler’s Manifesto

At Oil Revival, we believe that Nature contains a beautiful array of ways to keep our bodies, minds, and spirits vital and well. Oils are just one of the ways, but one we are so excited about sharing. Aside from eating real, whole foods as they come from the earth, drinking plenty of purified water, … Continued

Just another day on the Chicken Ranch!

Who says life on the ranch is easy.  It’s not easy on the chicken rancher and it’s definitely not always easy on the chickens.  They sometimes get injuries just like you and me.  Other times, they can get all kinds of chicken mad and need a little Peace & Calm to settle down all that bustle … Continued

Why Oil Revival?

Essential Oils have been used by humans as medicines, food preservatives, health tonics, and beauty regimens for millennia. But with the advent of industrialization, much of our knowledge of the use and benefits of essential oils for health, wellness, and vitality was lost. The dominant culture became enamored with a one-size-fits all, industrialized, quick-fix approach … Continued

Ode to Progessence

I am experiencing Trauma Life as Progessence is out of stock again. I have Hope that someday Into The Future , We will get The Gift of Progessence again. For now I will try to have Gratitude for the bottle I have, and Acceptance that I can have Abundance without it, or maybe I just … Continued

My Joyful Days

Back in my day (said in an old lady voice), JOY didn’t come in the everyday oils kit. There were only 9 (gasp) oils back then. Fortunately, I was part of a wise and lovely group of ladies, who raved ferociously about the essential oil blend called “JOY”. ‘Wear it for perfume’ they said, ‘helps … Continued

Everyday Essential Oils – Getting Started

Everyday Essential Oils – Getting Started by Carrie Overfield   If you are new to essential oils, the wide variety of options can make it difficult to know where to start. Fortunately, Young Living has put together a convenient starter kit that contains a useful assortment of oils to meet most families’ day to day needs: … Continued

Everyday Essential Oils – Thieves

Everyday Essential Oils – Thieves by Carrie Overfield   Of all of the essential oils in the Everyday Oils collection, Thieves is definitely one of my favorites. Formulated by Young Living, this blend of oils is made from five different plants shown to be effective against a variety of disease-causing germs: clove, lemon, cinnamon bark, eucalyptus, … Continued

Everyday Essential Oils – Tea Tree (Melaleuca Alternifolia)

Everyday Essential Oils – Tea Tree (Melaleuca Alternifolia) by Carrie Overfield Of all of the essential oils, tea tree (Melaleuca alternifolia) is perhaps one of the most well-known. Since it is so widely used, the demand for this particular oil has grown beyond that which can be naturally produced. In fact, Shirley and Len Price report … Continued