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REVIVE essential oils is a newer essential oil brand I started hearing about late in 2018. Towards the end of the year, I had a good handful of inquiry emails requesting to include REVIVE in my line-up of essential oils brand reviews.
So here it is! Hot off the press, everything you want to know about REVIVE essential oils!
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What’s The Best Thing About REVIVE Essential Oils?
- REVIVE Essential Oils are of highest quality, either wild crafted or organic, where their plant equivalents are harvested, grown, distilled and bottled with best organic practices in mind.
- REVIVE Essential Oils come from plants around the world. The best climate for a plant to grow is where the plant grows indigenously. REVIVE Cedarwood is grown in Virginia in the United States, Copaiba in Brazil, Cinnamon from Ceylon (Sri Lanka), Lemon from Italy!
- They also offer 6 USDA Certified Organic Essential Oils: Eucalyptus, Lavender, Frankincense, Lemon, Tea Tree and Peppermint
- REVIVE essential oils are proudly bottled in the United States.
- Oils are tested for quality by Dr. Pappas‘ renowned essential oils laboratory before being bottled for resale.
- Enjoy free shipping on any order within the US, or free shipping over $50 to Canada, Mexico, Australia and Singapore.
- You have a 100% money back guarantee on unopened OR opened bottles within 100 days of purchase.
- REVIVE oils are exclusively available through their website, www.revive-eo.com. They don’t sell through 3rd party sellers like Amazon. They also don’t sell in big box warehouses like WalMart or Target.
- There are no monthly spend minimums, no yearly fees. Buy what you need, enjoy what you use!
- If you have any favorite blends from popular big name brands like Young Living or doTERRA, REVIVE offers an easy blend comparison chart where you can shop for less pricey alternatives.
- Exclusive coupon code: EOHAVEN gives you 10% OFF any order, and 15% OFF if you purchase $100 or more!
A Brief Company Overview
REVIVE is headquartered in San Francisco and is family-owned and operated by founders Alexandria George (CEO), Suleman Ali, and the George Family (pictured). REVIVE’s mission is “to provide customers with the highest quality essential oils while maintaining ethical farming practices”.
In an email, REVIVE CEO Alexandria George told me: “We were customers of the big Mulit-Level-Marketing companies for years and years. One day we found out that 50-60% of the purchase price you pay MLMs goes to the pyramid of advocates selling MLM essential oils. We were surprised to learn this and we thought there had to be a better way. And so REVIVE was born. We started REVIVE with one mission: Make the highest quality essential oils accessible and affordable to everyone so everyone could afford to live naturally.”
Surely, REVIVE can be proud of the work they do to realize this mission: the oils all smell amazing, and that is hard to achieve unless you source proper plant materials. REVIVE makes MLM quality oils available to all because they are not a multi-level-marketing company and are therefore able to sell to you at fair prices.
At REVIVE, we want to spread the joy and love and health benefits of essential oils to everyone, because everyone should be able to live naturally.
Essential Oils Quality
As a consumer, you want to ensure that the essential oils you bring into your home are 100% pure quality. When compiling an essential oil brand review, a lot of my time and research goes into ensuring that proper quality and purity controls are put in place by the essential oil company in question.
Essential oils quality starts on the land, at the farm where the plant materials are grown. If you want a good-quality essential oil, you want to buy from farmers who treating the plant materials with respect, with honor to its natural beauty. Quality control also continues during the harvest collection process, all the way through distillation and bottling. I evaluate all of those areas of what a brand does before presenting the essential oil to you for purchase.
I am happy to present that REVIVE essential oils does well on all areas of essential oils quality: sourcing, distillation, testing, and finally bottling for resale. They spend a great deal of time and energy on sourcing essential oils, and then testing and re-testing and testing-again before the oils are ever bottled.
REVIVE oils utilize all natural plant ingredients sourced sustainably from various countries around the globe. They only purchase oils with exceptional aromatic profiles, and prefer to buy from family-owned farms or smaller companies; people whose lives are closely tied with the land that sustains their livelihood.
On their website, REVIVE has a page published where you can see which essential oil comes from which source country: https://www.revive-eo.com/revive-product-list/. I LOVE seeing that Peppermint is sourced from right within the United States, and not countries like India or China that tend to have (accidental or intentional) impurities in popular oils like Peppermint (Source: Adam Christensen, CEO of Essential Validation Services during the 2018 Essential Oils & Aromatherapy Summit Interview ²).
REVIVE essential oils are also guaranteed pesticide free due to their sourcing from organic or wild crafted sources. REVIVE also offers six essential oils that are USDA certified organic, namely: Frankincense, Lemon, Eucalyptus, Lavender, Tea Tree and Peppermint.
REVIVE ensures that their essential oils are sourced from the first distillation only. This is true for all REVIVE oils except citrus oils, which are not steam distilled but rather cold-pressed essential oils.
Steam distillation is the most common way to produce essential oils. Imagine the process of steam distillation for a moment: big holding tank, hot water, steam developing and getting collected and concentrated down again into an essential oil. It’s a perfect opportunity to think one could “run through the process twice” and distill the same plant materials more than one time. This practice DOES NOT EXIST as such. No plant material is ever re-distilled. As a matter of fact, the practice of “re-distillation” is a myth.
Some essential oils are “rectified”, which is also called “re-distilled”, but strictly speaking it’s the oil that’s re-processed, not the plant materials ¹. Plus, this process applies to a very select few essential oils only anyway (Ylang Ylang and Camphor).
I love that REVIVE is open and honest about their distillation practices on the FAQ section on their website – and that I was able to learn something new while researching their practices. It really makes me understand their brand and fully appreciate the work they do to get quality essential oils into the hands of us consumers.
To verify the purity, potency and overall quality of REVIVE essential oils, each batch of oils is sent to Dr. Pappas at Essential Oil University. This testing process includes GC/MS tests, which confirms for each oil that “no contamination or adulteration was detected”. The quality testing process also includes 19 other tests such as pH testing, Viscometry and Light Sensitivity to name only a few. If a batch of essential oils doesn’t meet top quality standards, REVIVE will reject the batch and not bottle it for resale.
If you’d like to see REVIVE’s oil quality reports, they are made publicly available on their website: https://www.revive-eo.com/revive-gcms-reports/.
Are REVIVE Oils 100% Pure?
Yes, REVIVE essential oils are 100% pure, therapeutic grade. Their oils DO NOT contain any synthetic fragrance oils, odor enhancers or synthetic aroma chemicals. Quality is paramount to the company. REVIVE’s owners and team members use essential oils daily, too, on themselves, their kids, and in their homes. Just like you and I, this is a company of real essential oil users.
If you’d like to try REVIVE essential oils, please use this exclusive coupon code: EOHAVEN at checkout. It gives you 10% OFF any order, and 15% OFF if you purchase $100 or more. With free shipping across the United States, you can’t go wrong!
REVIVE Product Line-Up
At REVIVE essential oils, you can choose from a full line-up of essential oil starter kits, single oils, essential oil blends, carrier oils, diffusers, and even the newest rave in health and wellness, CBD oil. Their product line-up includes:
- 11 different essential oil kits from 3-oil starter kits ($22) to full aromatherapy kits including a diffuser ($120)
- 93 single essential oils, 6 of which are USDA Certified Organic essential oils
- 40 blends for everyday uses, such as ‘Bugs Away’, ‘Breathe Easy’ or ‘Sleep’
- 5 CBD oils: CBD Pets, CBD Mind, CBD Chocolate Mint, CBD Extra Strength and CBD Extra Strength Chocolate Mint
- 7 carrier oils: Argan, Sweet Almond, Jojoba, Coconut, Grapeseed, Rosehip and Hemp Seed
- No other aromatherapy products such as essential oil jewelry, fragrances, body care lotions, or natural cleaning products are currently being sold
Alongside the REVIVE Signature blends, they offer duplicates of many doTERRA and Young Living Blends. For example they’ve developed REVIVE Protect, which is like doTERRA On Guard. REVIVE Immunity Boost is like Young Living Thieves.
Another popular one is REVIVE Breathe Air which is like doTERRA Breathe. This makes it easy for Young Living and doTERRA customers to switch to REVIVE.
REVIVE CBD Oil
Over the last few years, thanks to some amazing new discoveries about how CBD can help people with severe conditions, CBD has really entered the spotlight. The more that patients and studies confirm what it can do, the more the world is watching as CBD’s massive potential continues to be unlocked. The more everyone learns about CBD, the more it seems poised to revolutionize medicine as we know it.
CBD is an all natural and safe way to alleviate pain, reduce stress & anxiety, and sleep better at night. REVIVE CBD Oil (Mint) is one of this brands’ best sellers. REVIVE also carries REVIVE CBD for Pets, which is especially designed for cats and dogs to help our four legged friends struggling with pain, anxiety, or sleep.
REVIVE applies the same sourcing standards and testing procedures to ensure the quality, purity, and potency of REVIVE CBD Oil that they do to REVIVE Essential Oils. REVIVE CBD Oil is 100% Organic full-spectrum CBD Oil, grown in the United States. Moreover, REVIVE CBD is the highest quality CBD oil and is from full spectrum hemp extract, not from isolate or fractionated cannabinoids. CBD oil is extracted using total CO2 extract, yielding the highest quality extraction free of solvents, rich in CBD and other cannabinoids that help deliver the better results. This is what makes it so effective.
REVIVE essential oils are packaged in a blue cardboard box with a little heart symbol on each side where the box gets opened. I liked seeing the hearts, and feel that the company cares about the customer. They put just that little bit of extra thought into their branding.
Personally, I love girly things. I love frills, I love curly fonts, I like a feminine touch. REVIVE essential oils are great oils and I will use them to the last drop in each bottle. However, I would prefer that when I reach for a bottle of EO, I also get that “warm fuzzy feeling” of using something luxurious and beautiful. I would love to see REVIVE branding take it up a notch and get away from the somewhat plain looking packaging to something more fancy.
Sales, New Releases, and Other Promotions
REVIVE is not yet a very promotional brand. You won’t see many deals switching up once or twice per month, or special coupons running (except for coupon code ‘EOHAVEN’, which is 10-15% off your entire order 😉). Because they’re currently still a small operation, and I’m assuming without a full-sized marketing department to execute such a program, this makes perfect sense. In its young life, and with the exception of one ‘Christmas Morning’ special occasion blend, REVIVE hasn’t released any holiday extras or special occasion blends that you might find on other popular brands like Plant Therapy, Edens Garden or Rocky Mountain Oils.
REVIVE essential oils are exclusively sold on their own website and delivered to your door. This allows the brand to eliminate all the cost and profit that middlemen like Amazon or multi-level-marketing advocates require.
While it’s great that you can shop on an owner-operated website, I still think there’s something to be said to have product available on larger retailers such as Amazon.com. Even though shipping is free from REVIVE’s website, I’d love to be able to simply click “add to cart” during my regular Amazon shopping and have everything arrive all at once in one parcel. It’d be just that one touch more convenient.
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From a customer’s perspective, you’ll love shopping at REVIVE essential oils. Shipping is completely FREE on ALL orders in the United States, no matter what amount you spend. If you live in Canada, Mexico, Australia or Singapore, you’ll also receive free shipping when spending $50 or more.
For the following countries, all shipments are shipped Duties, Customs, & Taxes paid: Canada, Mexico, Australia, United Kingdom, Germany. On other international orders, any applicable duties, taxes or customs are NOT included and may apply at the time your receive your parcel.
- Orders placed before 1PM EST ship the same business day, the following business day otherwise.
- Should you need to return an item to REVIVE, you’ll also enjoy free return shipping and a full refund within 100 days of your purchase. The FAQ section on www.revive-eo.com even states that bottles can be either unopened or opened to qualify for a full return.
- REVIVE offers a live chat on their website where customers can speak to REVIVE aromatherapists.
In short, REVIVE essential oils wants to make YOU happy as their customer. With policies like these, I’d call that “Mission Accomplished”! 👍🏻
Can I use REVIVE Essential Oils Internally?
A lot of people like to have the option to use essential oils internally. Essential oil food recipes are a latest trend I’ve observed on Pinterest. Certain essential oils from the REVIVE product line-up are labeled safe for internal use, you can find them here.
That said, internal use of essential oils is not something I ever personally advocate for (or do!), as I believe you need much more personalized guidance to engage in such practices, than what a website blog can offer. Use essential oils internally at your own risk; or better yet, work with a Certified Aromatherapist in your area on an individual basis first before you decide that it’s right for you!
A better method is to choose specific essential oils and mix them with a carrier oil to create an ideal blend of organic body oil that satisfies your particular health care requirements.
REVIVE essential oils is a beautiful young essential oils brand. I trust that their sourcing practices are as good as they say, and believe that their plant materials are superb quality that ends up in the EO bottles we see. If they continue to pay close attention to essential oil sourcing practices and providing customers with excellent quality essential oils, I believe we’ll see a lot of them still for a long time.
REVIVE is geared towards creating 100% happy customers that enjoy their essential oils, and they pursue it with policies like free shipping & free returns.
Personally, I was absolutely satisfied with the essential oils and carrier oils I tested from REVIVE and give them my full recommendation. REVIVE is a great company to start with if you’re entering the essential oils journey in your life.
However, when I’m looking for a gift or simply to treat myself with a new release or special occasion blend, I will likely still shop with other essential oil brands first because they just look prettier and I get more “extras”. I always look through Plant Therapy‘s website, and keep a close eye on Rocky Mountain Oils‘ sales.
I hope you enjoyed my REVIVE essential oils brand review. If you have any questions or notes to add, please use the comment form below to get in touch. I’d love to hear from you! This is not a sponsored post. I have not been paid to write or publish this review. All opinions are my own. REVIVE sent me a starter kit so I could evaluate the brand with first hand experience (and take some nice photos!).
¹ Is there such a thing as re-distilled peppermint oil? https://roberttisserand.com/2014/01/re-distilled-essential-oils/
² The Shift Network “Essential Oils & Aromatherapy Summit 2018” https://essentialoilssummit.com/