Friday 3 January 2014

Book ~ "Organic Beauty With Essential Oil" (2013) Rebecca Park Totilo

From Goodreads ~ Looking for that perfect all-natural bath product? One that will keep your skin looking great, is appealing to smell, has actual therapeutic benefits, and doesn't break the bank? 

Well, here it is! 

Sweep aside all those harmful chemically-based cosmetics and make your own organic bath and body products at home with the magic of potent essential oils! In this book, you'll find a luxurious array of over 400 Eco-friendly recipes such as Exotic Patchouli Massage Oil, Zesty Banana-Lemon Foot Cream and Jasmine Bath Bombs filled with breathtaking fragrances and soothing, rich organic ingredients satisfying you head to toe. 

Designed with the naturalist in mind, each formula draws from essential oils' well-known skin rejuvenating effects, showing you how to best care for your unique skin and hair type using all-natural botanicals. 

Included you'll find helpful tips and customizable recipes - all with step-by-step instructions - so you can have the confidence knowing which essential oil to use and how much when creating your own body scrub, lip butter, or lotion bar! Discover how easy it is to make bath treats like fragrant shower gels, dreamy bubble baths, luscious creams and lotions, deep cleansing masks and facials for literally pennies using only a few essential oils and ingredients from your own kitchen with Organic Beauty with Essential Oil.

I love this kind of stuff!

I used to be into essential oils a lot more a few years ago.  I still simmer a combination of them when I'm sick but that's about it.  This book reminded me that I should get back into them more again.

This is a great book for beginners and also for those who having been using essential oils for years.  It starts out with an introduction as to why you should make your own bath and body products (more healthy and natural), what essential oils are, how to store them, a dilution chart, a blend chart and methods for using them.

Then there is a detailed list of many essential oils and when to use them (for example, orange or rose when you want to feel happy and joyful, lavender or sandalwood when you want to feel relaxed, etc.).

And finally there are 400+ easy-to-follow recipes to make your own bath oils, bath bombs, bath salts, bubble baths, bath soaps, milk baths, body scrubs, body powders, body sprays and mist, body lotions and creams, facial scrubs, masks and facials, facial creams, facial toners and astringents, shampoos and shower gels, mouthwash and toothpaste, lip balms and glosses, and caring for hands and feet.  If you are just starting out, choose a few things you want to try and buy those ingredients ... and eventually expand your supply.  Some essential oils are relatively inexpensive while others can be pricy.


Teddy Rose said...

Thanks for taking part in the tour. I loved Organic Beauty With Essential Oils too! I had so much fun trying out some of the recipes!

Masshole Mommy said...

I don't use essential oils, but I know a lot of people who do.

Rebecca Park Totilo said...

I really appreciate your honest review and the time you spent reading my book. I hope it will give you hours of enjoyment making lotions and potions! My favorite is the bath salts blends and just soaking in them with a book until my toes and skin wrinkles.

bn100 said...

Very nice review