Comings and Goings

Comings & Goings: Original Oil Shop specializes in the essentials

By Sophie Silverstone

Jill Franklyn opened the Original Oil Shop in downtown Salt Lake last fall.

– By Sophie Silverstone

The 300 sq. ft, tranquilly decorated shop in the front space of Impact Hub on State Street (the former site of Zim’s Crafts, has a display of over 250 essential oils, gift baskets, skin care products, and two small treatment session rooms, as well as two treatment rooms on the floor below.

Franklyn became interested in essential oils five years ago when her son, then 12 years old, had unexplainable health problems. Franklyn treated him with essential oils and he became better. Now, she uses a combination of multiple essential oils on herself and her family daily.

The shop carries the essential oil brand Butterfly Express, a therapeutic-grade oil, which Franklyn says compares to the more expensive multi-level brand doTERRA.

She has been teaching classes about essential oils for over two years and uses them in her capacity as a certified foot zoner (similar to reflexology). Foot zoning sessions are available at the shop by Cydny Wright ($40 for a treatment, or $105 for three treatments)

The Original Oil Shop also offers Migun massage table sessions ($15 for 35 minutes, $10 for 15 minutes). The table combines jade rollers with far-infrared technology to aid relaxation and detoxification.

Franklyn’s go-to essential oil is Deliver­ance, a combination of cinnamon bark, clove, eucalyptus, lemon, oregano, rosemary and thyme. She puts a drop of it on her toothbrush each morning. Franklyn says the combination supports the immune system and is antiviral, antifungal and antibacterial. Franklyn also recommends putting a drop on the bottoms of the feet, on the ball and right below the balls of your feet.

Franklyn is in the process of producing and importing her own line of essen­tial oils. She also expects to have a table at the Downtown SLC Farmers Market this summer.

Franklyn hopes she can help bring essential oils more into the mainstream. She’s off to a great start, by creating an unintimidating place to learn about them. 150 S. State St. 801.205.8163


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This article was originally published on March 1, 2016.