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

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

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

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