Essential Care for the BodyDesigned 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.
Essential Care for the FaceCaring for your face is a delicate matter and should be one of your highest priorities. By adding essential oils to your daily regimen you will diminish wrinkles and receive many other benefits from the oils such as their powerful antioxidant and antiseptic properties.
Essential Care for the HairSearching for a method to stimulate more hair growth or prevent hair loss? Or, if you are just looking to make your hair more radiant and beautiful, essential oils added to your hair regimen offer promise.
Essential Care for the MouthUsing essential oils in mouth care so be no surprise. Herbs have traditionally been used in dental care and essential oils serve as a great alternative to commercial products containing fluoride and other harmful chemicals.
Essential Care for the Hands and NailsPresent your perfect ten. Your nails will greatly benefit from essential oils' nourishing and healing properties, enhancing their appearance. Nail butters and oil treatments not only strengthen and prevent them from becoming brittle, but cure common problems like fungus.
Essential Care for the FeetNo matter if you're barefoot and pregnant or stepping out on the town in platform heels, we all rely on our feet to carry us everywhere and even dance the night away! Give your achy feet a break and treat your feet when they are tired, sore, cracked or simply worn out.
Essential Oil Skin DirectoryDiscover how essential oils work and learn important tips on storage and dilution rates for creating lotions and potions at home. A quick reference blending chart shows you exactly how many drops to use in each application. An extensive directory for each essential oil acquaints you better with each oil and its benefits.
Bath OilsStep into a relaxing and luxurious bathing experience and soothe your aches and tiredness away. It's no wonder bath oils have been used by every culture for thousands of years. As a sensual body ritual, women understood that bath oils not only helped to retain their skin's youthful glow but that they reduced cellulite and fat, promoted healing, and relieved stress.
Bath BombsBath bombs are like giant Alka-Seltzers for your bath- they spin, whirl, and swirl in your tub while releasing their scent and skin-softening agents. Essential oils not only add magnificent fragrance, but also therapeutic benefits. These make great gifts for friends who might need a little extra pampering.
Bath SaltsAromatic baths are a wonderful natural alternative to modern medicine when it comes to treating common ailments and mood swings. Fragrant bath salts work wonders for the body and are excellent for skin problems, circulatory issues, respiratory problems, stress and nervous tension, muscular aches and pains, and insomnia.
Bubble BathsBubble bath recipes are super easy to make and cheap compared to the over-priced store bought brands. Even if you don't have a bathtub, don't worry! You can use these homemade bubble baths as a body cleanser in the shower. Each recipe calls for an essential oil - just add a few drops and you are good to go!
Bath SoapsDiscover skin indulgences in your bath! Bath soaps drenched with essential oils and moisturizing lotion bars filled with beautiful aromas are good for your skin, leaving it smooth and soft. These are so easy, even the kids can do it!
Milk BathsRoyal figures have acclaimed their beauty to the practice of aromatic milk baths simply because of its luxurious health benefits. Scientific research has confirmed these claims and proven the astounding rejuvenating properties of milk baths with fragrant oils.
Body ScrubsExfoliating body scrubs have become very popular and its no wonder-not only do they feel good to apply, but they also leave the skin feeling soft and wonderful afterwards! Essential oils can be incorporated into many types of scrubs and polishes using different exfoliating materials you'll find in your kitchen.
Body PowdersTo add a soft, alluring scent to the body when a heavy perfume is overkill, dusting your body with a light homemade body powder is a great alternative. Dusting powder provides soothing relief for the skin that has been overexposed to heat and moisture and will prevent further chafing, lessening irritation.
Body Sprays and MistsFragrant essential oils can now go with you throughout the day in body sprays and mists. Just spray and go! And, making natural body sprays couldn't be easier! Simply choose your favorite aromatic essential oil that's safe for the skin and add a few other ingredients and voila-you've created your own signature body mist!
Body Lotions and CreamsThere are a variety of products on the market today that promote a more natural healthy look. Unfortunately, many contain harmful chemicals and don't offer nature's best alternative to healthy-looking skin like essential oils do. Making your own lotions and creams can really make a difference when essential oils are included.
Massage OilsSoothing achy muscles with a massage oil consisting of essential oils not only stimulates the circulation of blood, delivering healing to the body's soft tissues, but its aroma can be very comforting, calming the mind. There are an endless variety of massage styles to choose from-almost as many as there are massage oil recipes.
Facial ScrubsFacial scrubs are the next best thing to sliced bread when it comes to leaving your skin squeaky clean. If you haven't tried one yet, these are extremely easy to make and usually only require a few ingredients found in your kitchen such as oatmeal, cornmeal, almonds, honey, and yogurt.
Masks and FacialsNo need to spend a fortune on spa treatments and products when you can do your own masks and facials at home for pennies. Facial masks especially designed for your skin type can exfoliate, rejuvenate, nourish and hydrate your skin.
Facial CreamsLet's face it-overexposure to the sun, dehydration and poor diet really plays havoc on our complexion. The recipes in this section are specifically designed for each skin type and special conditions like acne treatment or wrinkles.
Facial Toners and AstringentsAfter washing your face with a cleanser, it is important to follow up with a skin toner to ensure complete removal of all soap. Toners penetrate pores clearing away excess oil, impurities and dead skin cells that the cleanser leaves behind. In addition, toners restore the acid or alkali balance of the skin, refreshing and cooling your skin.
Shampoos and Shower GelsMake every shower delightful with the perfect formula of homemade shampoo or shower gel crafted by you. With only a few botanical extracts and essential oils, you'll be able to avoid all of those fillers and unnecessary chemicals store-bought shampoos contain, leaving your hair and skin super soft and silky smooth.
Toothpastes and MouthwashesWith the growing list of uses for essential oils, it should be no surprise that list includes mouth care. Essential oils serve as a great alternative to commercial products containing fluoride and other harmful chemicals. By making your own toothpaste and mouthwash, you can benefit from the essential oil's healing properties. Fighting cold sores, canker sores and other unpleasant things including bad breath is a cinch when it comes to nature's own essential oils.
Lip Balms and GlossesWhether you want a shimmery kiss of color or a serious dose of TLC, making your own lip balms is so easy and inexpensive, you will wonder why you hadn't tried this before! Once you whip up a batch, you will definitely want to share these gems with friends and family.
Cuticle Oils and Hand LotionsYour nails will greatly benefit from essential oils' nourishing and healing properties, enhancing their appearance. The nail butter and oil treatments in this section will not only strengthen your nails keeping them in tiptop shape.
Foot Scrubs and CreamsIt's time to get those toes ready for flip flops. Jump in and get your feet wet with the natural effects of essential oils when they are tired, sore, cracked or just simply worn out. In this section you will find treats your feet deserve.
Reviews & Testimonials
The recipes work with easy to follow instructions. Great explanations of skin care. I learnt a lot reading this book. Love the gift ideas. Thank you for sharing your knowledge.- Ruth, Amazon Review
As a new soap maker I found this book to be a wealth of information! I have it on my kindle and am actually going to by a hard copy. I've learned so much about skin types, fragrance combinations & so much more! It's really hard to put down..- Cookie, Amazon Review
I purchased a few books on DIY beauty products, and this is by far the best. It does not include makeup, but lotions, soaps, facial creams and much much more. This is a staple in my DIY work and just made me want to do eve more of my own natural products. I would highly recommend this book to anyone from beginner to experienced.- BDTaylor, Amazon Review
This is a wonderful book and a superb guide to essential oils. The writer was very thorough and included recipes for skin, hair,mouth, feet, hands - let me say for every part of the body. The recipes are also easy to follow and come from things that are already in the home. I am new to making cosmetics so I wanted a book that would guide me to the use of the various essential oils - this book did not disappoint! All I wanted to know about essential oils was there. I now know how to use them for my health and skin care. This book is a classic. a must have for everyone who wants to get in the organic skin care business. Beautifully written and so easy to work with. It is one of my favourites. Many thanks to the author Ms.Rebecca Park Totilo.- Esther, Amazon Review
I've recently been having an issue with my body lotion and the soap I've been using. Every time I would get out the shower I'd itch and it was because the soap was too harsh on my skin and would remove all the natural oil from my body! Thank god for Rebecca Totilo. The best part is that the book doesn't just stop at teaching you how to make your own soaps or body wash, you can also make your own mouthwash (the spearmint-aloe is INCREDIBLE) and lip balm! Its insane and absolutely amazing all the same time. Literally everything that author Rebecca Totilo writes about are products that leave you feeling refreshed, clean and completed renewed! Now I'm itch free and loving my yogurt walnut facial scrub and my Rosewater night cream. Greatest book ever! Kid you not!- Charlie (Reuben), Amazon Review
I recently opened my own massage business and I work going to different peoples homes. Basically what I wanted to do was offer a service where I could use organic, soothing oils and lotions that would rejuvenate and refresh my clients all while allowing their bodies to absorb essential nutrients. Sure, I found products I could buy at stores that promised the same effects for a lot more money, but I would end up losing more then I was gaining. Then I found this book. I don't know what I would've done without it. It was literally everything I was looking for. I was able to create all different types of massage oils: lemon-aloe, grape-fruit honey, the list goes on!. The best thing was that all these ingredients barely cost me anything! And I have so much fun experimenting with different ingredients! My clients love it and my business is booming! Couldn't have done it without this.- DJesus, Amazon Review