For Natural Skin Care, Hair Care and Bath and Body Products

By: Rebecca Park Totilo

Published: January 13, 2013


This review is part of a book tour with Virtual Author Book Tours.  For more reviews on the ORGANIC BEAUTY tour, click HERE.

Essential oils and their use have increased in popularity over the last few years.  People have been using essential oils for years, but the increased interest in holistic health and aromatherapy have kicked their use into the mainstream.  Essential oils are being used for skin care, internal health, air purification, as well as treatment for medical conditons.

ORGANIC BEAUTY takes the guess work out of using essential oils and shares charts and lists of the various oils and how they are best used, what oils are best for certain conditions, and how they should be combined and/or diluted. The book is broken up in to chapters related to caring for your body, face, hair, mouth, hands/nails, and feet.  Each section is full of recipes with various flavors, scents, and treatments for self-care.

If you are interested in making your own soaps, lip balms, scrubs, powders, and bath oils or experimenting with different oils and their health benefits, this would be a great book to start with.  The recipes are all very simple to follow and use regular ingredients found in your grocery store along with the essential oils.  In fact, one recipe for a facial scrub uses cat litter! Now, I’m not sure I can imagine using cat litter on my face, but it states it purge toxins and other impurities found in facial pores.

I think this book assumes you are familiar with essential oils and their use. So for me, as a complete beginner and a bit confused about essential oils, I might want to do a bit more research before starting out in making my own products.

This book is a great resource for anyone looking to begin making products either for your own use or for gifts.  I think the first one I’d like to try making is the Mint-Chocolate Lip Balm.  Who doesn’t want to put mint chocolate on your lips all day long? The information gained from the research Totilo put together can help those new to essential oils find the best treatment for their needs.

Rebecca Park Totilo – source
Rebecca has ministered to literally millions of people via television, radio and live appearances. She is an award-winning published author of over 40 books, including “Therapeutic Blending With Essential Oil”, “Heal With Essential Oil”, and “Through the Night With God.” Her credits include working as a contributor writer on two best-selling series (“Quiet Moments with God” and “Stories for the Teen’s Heart”) which sold over one million and five million copies respectively.  She is also a freelance writer for several national magazines include Christian Parenting Today, Discipleship Journal and Woman’s World.
Rebecca’s photography work has appeared in numerous national magazines such as Woman’s World, Sports Spectrum, Evangel, and Sharing the Victory.  But by far, her greatest accomplishment, if you asked her, is after a decade of rejection slips (with almost 150 in one year!), Rebecca hit it big in 1999, with over 13 books contracts, ranging from teaching curriculum to gift books and devotionals for adults.  Truly, its her grit determination that makes her inspirational writings draw such a mass market appeal.
Rebecca graduated from Virginia Commonwealth University in 1986 with a Bachelor’s of Science Degree in Information Systems. In addition, she attended Faith Bible Institute in Richmond, Virginia for instruction in ministry and University of the Nations in Hawaii. She is also trained as a Clinical Aromatherapist and is an international educator offering online courses on the art of perfume-making and how to blend with essential oils worldwide on her website Rebecca owns a cute soap boutique, Aroma Hut, near the beach in Florida where she practices as an Clinical Aromatherapist.  You can also find out more about Rebecca at
Rebecca won the Writer of the Year in Non-Fiction (National Writer’s Association)

This review is my honest opinion.  I was given a copy of this book in order to facilitate this review, but was not compensated in any other way.  If you choose to purchase the book through the above link, I will make a small commission without you haven’t to pay a cent more for your purchase. Thank you for supporting  
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  1. Teddy Rose on January 28, 2014 at 8:11 pm

    Thanks for taking part in the tour. I'm glad you enjoyed Organic Beauty With Essential Oil and hope you have fun making your own beauty products!

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