Oil Well brims with healthful products
Store goes beyond oils into fitness, natural products

By Jeanette Michalets - Special to the Enterprise

May 21, 2015

 Kathy Larson, owner of Oil Well, offers a large array of healthful olive oils and household products. 
Jeanette Michalets/Special to the Enterprise   

OCONOMOWOC — Kathy Larson exudes energy and enthusiasm which overflows into her new business, Oil Well.

The store is filled with healthful and delicious cold-pressed extra virgin olive oils, balsamic vinegars and so much more.

From its catchy name with a double meaning to its contemporary blend of rustic, yet chic décor, the business represents who Larson is and the message she wishes to send, namely that taking care of one’s self and eating well is fun.

She opened her shop at 31 S. Main St. because she wanted to focus on nutrition.

“I wanted to piece together all the aspects of wellness,” Larson said.

She has three goals for her oils: to be therapeutic, to heal and to prevent disease.

Larson is a life coach and has been involved in many aspects of health and wellness. She derives her greatest pleasure from sharing her knowledge with others and learning from them at the same time.

Larson’s wellness coaching includes fitness and weight control, lifestyle issues, relationships, career and productivity, health and stress management and cessation of tobacco use.

She hopes to offer workshops through her business in areas such as how to best utilize natural cold and ice-pressed olive oils and how how to cook with them.

She also instructs customers on how to use natural products for health and home cleaning and even covers some fitness topics such as speed walking. She sometimes contracts with other coaches from across the country and also engages local talents Kurt Amidzich Jr. of Kurt’s Steakhouse in Delafield and chef James Brown from the Red Circle Inn to offer tips on cooking with oils and vinegars.

At present, Oil Well offers 14 cold-pressed, extra-virgin olive oils and one that is ice-pressed for even more essential freshness. Some of the oils are organic.

Larson also offers 18 balsamic vinegars. The oils and vinegars are dispensed from gleaming silver vats and the customer may sample a range of flavors including black truffle, Persian lime and Tuscan herb in the EVOOs to garlic cilantro, jalapeno and chocolate covered cherries in the balsamic vinegars, to name a few.

Oils and vinegars may be purchased in two different-sized bottles. Gift baskets, from the small to corporate-sized, are available for purchase as are chic gift bags customers may fill with their own choice of products.

Customers will also find teas, coffees, organic spices, pain-relieving lotions and rubs and chemical-free household cleaners. Olive in the Raw Bath & Body products include homemade organic olive oil soaps, body butter and scrub and lip balms.

Comfortable chairs are provided for sitting and sampling, reading and discussing, and there’s even a large-screen TV for the guys to enjoy while their wives or girlfriends shop.

The store is open seven days a week, 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. on weekdays and 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturdays and Sundays and may be reached at 262-354-0236. Oil Well can be found on Facebook and at oilwellhealth.com. For information on Larson’s life coaching, go to