For anyone that knows me, they know I love using essential oils. I'm not a 'brand-specific' type for the most part. Maybe a few select things, but overall, as long as I'm getting the results I am looking for, then I am happy. Well, I've been noticing a newer company called REVIVE and seeing how they have been getting compared to Young Living and DoTerra and such. So I was curious.
Lavender oil is an essential oil derived from the lavender plant. It can be taken orally, applied to the skin, and breathed in through aromatherapy. Lavender oil can benefit the skin in numerous ways. It has the ability to lessen acne, help lighten skin, and reduce wrinkles. It can even be used to treat other things, like improving hair health and digestion. Lavender oil is also believed to have antiseptic and anti-inflammatory properties, which can help to heal minor burns and bug bites. Research suggests that it may be useful for treating anxiety, insomnia, depression, and restlessness.
Some studies suggest that consuming lavender as a tea can help digestive issues such as vomiting, nausea, intestinal gas, upset stomach, and abdominal swelling. In addition to helping with digestive problems, lavender is used to help relieve pain from headaches, sprains, toothaches, and sores. It can also be used to prevent hair loss. Basically, there are quite a few uses for lavender essential oil.
I ordered the Young Living Lavender Vitality and the REVIVE Organic Lavender Essential Oil. From the start, you will notice there is a price difference. For $15.79 for non-distributors or $12.00 for distributors, you can get a 5ml bottle of the Young Living Lavender Vitality. Don't forget, you will also need to pay the shipping cost as well as sales tax on top of that price.
With REVIVE Organic Lavender Essential Oil you will pay $13.00 for a 10ml bottle or $26 for a 30ml bottle. Additionally, you can save an extra 3% on that purchase if you choose to subscribe and save. Even more, if you're a new customer, you can use the coupon code CLOSETSAMPLES10 to save 10% off your first purchase. On to of all that, they offer FREE shipping and FREE returns - no questions asked. So you're already off to a great start. This is the reason a lot of people who are looking to compare the two oils are skeptical.
Why is REVIVE cheaper than the MLM brands such as Young Living and DoTerra?
Young Living and doTERRA are MLM (multi-level-marketing) brands. MLM Brands are expensive by design. 60% of the price of purchasing MLM Essential Oils & Blends goes to pyramid of MLM advocates. These MLM advocates are expensive and make essential oils more expensive for you. These MLM advocates will tell you that you’re paying for quality but you’re actually paying for the MLM. REVIVE is sold directly from their website and delivered to your door. They sell directly to you which means they can have the same high-quality essential oils but sell them at a cheaper price because they are passing on the savings directly to you.
So what about the quality?
This is what everyone wants to know. Okay, great, it's cheaper. A lot of places offer cheaper oils, but that doesn't mean they're the same (or even good) quality. To me, I experience the same result and the same quality from each bottle. Both Young Living and REVIVE offer the SAME quality. Same fragrance. Same taste. To me, it is all the same. Just to give a bit further comparison, let's look at the label of each bottle. For me, personally, I find REVIVE's label a bit more trustworthy. I like that the ingredients are listed, as with Young Living, but it also clearly states what it can be used for such as aromatic, topical, or dietary use. If you look at that on Young Living's label, it says it's only for therapeutic use. While some may understand what that means, others may not. Plus, if you're like me and have a TON of oils from various brands, you may simply forget which is safe to ingest and which is not.
Also, REVIVE displays the nutritional information on the bottle; Young Living requires you to call to find out.
For me, I found when using both in a diffuser, they offer the same fragrance. If you check out my video clip (bottom of this post) you will see where I apply some of each oil to a white napkin just so you can view. Both appear in the same color fashion. Although Young Livings actually poured more from the bottle whereas REVIVE's dripped. It was a quick drip, but not as fast as Young Living, which makes me feel like Young Living may have there's slightly watered down or has a slightly more watery consistency as far as the texture goes. I do not know this 100%, just judging off how it comes out the bottle compared to REVIVE's. It should be noted that Lavender oil generally isn't a thick oil (as you may notice with other oils) to begin with.
Another way I tried both oils is in my water. In the attached video clip, I show the bottle I use. I have a 16oz Tupperware water bottle that I use and I add in-store brand water flavor packets. When I do that, I'll add in a single drop of lavender oil to my water. 1 drop is PLENTY strong for the flavor. I find doing this same thing in my 10oz bottle is way too strong for me and this is consistent with both Young Living and REVIVE brands. I also suggest using the powder drink flavor mix as this helps the oil stick and remain dispersed throughout your water as without it the oil will simply float to the top. I never realized it helped in this way until I had actually got on the online chat with REVIVE's customer service team who are very useful in helping you learn how to use your oils or even finding ones to help based on your needs!
The bottom line is, use whoever you prefer. In my opinion, both oils are the same. The only difference is the brand name and the price. That is it. If you're wanting quality oils that are more affordable, I highly recommend trying REVIVE out. As I said at the beginning of this post, NEW customers can use the coupon code CLOSETSAMPLES10 at checkout to save 10% off your first purchase at REVIVE.
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