The Essential Oil Revolution

173: If Plants Could Talk

Did you know that different plant preparations can impart different aspects of a plant’s medicine? Join us as we speak with Heather Irvine, the Herbal Academy’s Herbal Mentor and Ambassador. For over ten years, Heather worked as an herbal product maker running a successful herb business in Vermont, selling products made from plants she grew or gathered herself. Now, she is focusing on herbal education for students, consumers, and healthcare practitioners helping them understand and talk about how herbs work.  

Plants are more intelligent than you know! Tune in to learn about how to use these natural tools (and why you’ve likely heard WAY more about pills than plants!) 

172: Dr. Eric Z - The Essential Oils Diet

If you want to get healthy and regain a balanced metabolism, choose quality over quantity! In this episode, we dive into the main factors preventing Americans from experiencing the natural health and balance that is the human birthright. Join us as we speak with Dr. Eric Zelinski, author, aromatherapist, public health researcher, chiropractor, and natural living educator, about the role of nutrient-dense, bioactive foods and essential oils in creating and maintaining a vibrant, healthy lifestyle.  

“Just Say No!” to the status quo! Listen in to learn how to reclaim your natural health and vitality. No need to exclude entire food groups or follow fad diets. Simply choose high quality whole foods and essential oils, and watch your body reset to health.  


171: Archetypes and Essential Oils

We are vibrational creatures! As such, we have the ability to choose tools to influence our vibration in a direction of our choosing. Candice Covington, author of Essential Oils in Spiritual Practice: Working with the Chakras, Divine Archetypes, and the Five Great Elements, discusses what it means to work with plants on a vibrational level. She also sheds light on the topic of archetypes, present in human culture since the dawn of time, and the purpose behind their stories and mythology. A certified aromatherapist, healing arts master, and energy worker, Candice is now the primary aromatherapist at the Chopra Center. She is the founder of Divine Archetypes, an essential oil company that specializes in the esoteric, and is currently working on You Are What You Eat: A Vibrational Cookbook for Inner Traditions

Tune in for a fascinating look at the underlying influences of plants and archetypes and how you can use both to assist in reaching your most heartfelt goals! 

170: Guts, Candida, and Poop, Oh my!

Sometimes symptoms such as headache, lethargy, or unexplained weight gain are treated with a pharmaceutical band-aid, when they are actually signs of a digestive imbalance. In today’s interview, Laurie Seely shares her story as a sufferer of irritable bowel syndrome and Candida overgrowth, and the path she took to digestive freedom. Laurie is a professional opera singer who became a Functional Medicine Health Coach after making her journey back to health. A self-proclaimed “health detective”, she now leads others back to digestive health with workshops ,group programs, essential oils, and one-on-one coaching. This is one episode that shouldn’t be missed! If you poop (and especially if you don’t), you will benefit from listening to this interview!

169: The Alchemy of Essential Oils

When someone who has been holding on to trauma suddenly releases it from their body ,everything in their life gets lighter. Nia Dickens sheds some light on the alchemical processes involved in making essential oils and vibrational medicines, and the profound results we can realize when we treat the whole person, not just the physical body. Nia specializes in pain relief and trauma recovery treatments to aid in the release of chronic/ acute conditions. Her path of practice in massage and body work therapy and herbal alchemy includes over 25 years of experience. Nia uses her knowledge and experience in massage coupled with her own intuitive guidance to address the client’s body-soul-spirit, or the “wholeself.”

Check out this week’s episode with Nia and discover what’s actually in those little bottles of essential oil—if properly and consciously distilled, the color and aroma represent far more than just a nice smell!

168: Former NFL player Stevie Baggs Jr. is here to wake you up!

“Ditch hate, spread love. Hate is the #1 disease in the world. Have you been tested?” How we move and represent ourselves in the world is of the utmost importance .Meet Stevie “Shakespeare” Baggs, Jr., the former NFL and CFL player, actor, author, speaker ,brand ambassador and president/co-founder of the CETA Foundation, a nonprofit that provides wellness and life skill programs and education for young people. Stevie has a refreshing life philosophy and is working hard to spread the message of love, health and wellness, in his backyard and beyond.

167: Tapping into your Subconscious with Oils and Hypnotherapy

The conscious mind controls ONLY 5-12% of our behavior... will power alone may not be enough to get you to your goals. Learn how to work with your subconscious for making real, positive changes that last! Our guest today, Carolyn Jenkins, first became interested in complementary and alternative healthcare modalities over ten years ago. She wended her way from Certified Health Coach to aroma therapist to Certified Hypnotist in a search for natural alternatives to traditional Western medicine. Aroma therapy and hypnotherapy are natural allies because they both operate at the level of the subconscious.

166: Beauty Inside and Out w/ Beauty Queen Mama Z

Is beauty only skin deep? Find the answer to that and more with group fitness and martial arts instructor, health coach, lactation consultant, and natural health guru Sabrina Zelinski. The mastermind behind the allergy-friendly food recipes and do-it-yourself remedies featured on her husband-and-wife duo website and books, Sabrina helps fellow moms find natural ways to care for their families.

164: Natural Hair Care Tips You Can't Live Without

Tashena Gonzales knows busy! She works full-time in the highly demanding automotive industry plus volunteers 20+ hours a week at her church. She has a huge passion for wellness and toxin-free living and loves helping busy professionals integrate wellness into their lives using simple hacks and tips. For today’s episode, we explore the topic of hair care, and the many natural ways you can create beautiful, healthy, and toxin-free hair!

163: Helichrysum Essential Oil

Helichrysum oil has long been revered for its beautiful golden-colored flower which seems to never whither. The plans is often referred to as “Imortelle,” and its many therapeutic uses makes it an essential for any wellness cabinet. Today on the podcast we take a closer look into this amazing oil and how to use it in your everyday lives with oily educator Nikki Bryan

162: Choose Your Hard

The past few weeks have been a blur of doctor’s visits, late nights, and Internet rabbit holes. Our sweet daughter Layla has been diagnosed with an autoimmune disorder called Juvenile Idiopathic Arthritis. And while the care and support we’ve received from our medical team has been outstanding, we know there’s much more work to be done. This week on the podcast we take the time to discuss the importance of advocacy when it comes to any health journey and the difference between managing a disease and healing the body.

161: Wholistic Wisdom: Awakening Your Inner Healer w/ Elena Bensonoff

Today’s episode goes deep into the conversation surrounding chakras, energy healing, and the body’s innate wisdom. Our guest Elena Bensonoff is trained as a Clinical Registered Pharmacist, is an intuitive energy and wellness practitioner certified by the American Board of Anti-Aging Health Practitioners. And she is an award-winning organic skincare, perfume, and chakra balancing system developer and founder of Elena Bensonoff brings over 20 years of experience in the field of integrative, functional, and energy medicine. She offers comprehensive solutions for building and maintaining health and wellness by exploring revolutionary alternative healing modalities tailored to each client’s individual needs.In addition to in-person and remote consultations and healing sessions, Elena’s services include online courses, a YouTube channel, a blog/newsletter, and her new book,Wholistic Wisdom:Awakening Your Inner Healer.

159: The Ancient Wisdom of Ayurveda

Does using essential oils ever feel intuitive to you? Have you ever felt like oils pick you, and not the other way around? In today’s episode Neerja Ahuja teaches us an ancient perspective that can be used as a lens to understanding essential oils on a deeper level; Ayurveda. Neerja helps people understand why and how people get sick and they can truly heal using Ayurveda and we apply this ancient wisdom to the use of essential oils.

158: Essential Oils as Catalysts for Change

Recently I was invited onto Christa Biegler’s Less Stressed Podcast, where we poured over the world of essential oils. We focused on essential oil uses in everyday life, and how essential oils can be used as catalysts for change in people’s lives. Today we air that interview on The Essential Oil Revolution Podcast, and put your host, Samantha Lee Wright, on the other side of the mic.

157: Cooking w/ Oily Chef Shane Durkopp

OilyChef author Shane Durkopp have been cooking since he can remember, but it wasn’t until his mother introduced him to essential oils that his culinary world began to transform. Tune in to learn some tasting recipes and tips for cooking with your essential oils.

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