Monday, January 27, 2014

Organic Beauty with Essential Oil, Plus A Giveaway

NOTE; The winner of this giveaway is Joy Q. Congratulations to Joy and thanks to everyone who entered the contest.

I’m delighted to be participating in author Rebecca Park Totilo’s Premier Virtual Author Book Tour for her latest release, ORGANIC BEAUTY WITH ESSENTIAL OIL: Over 400+ Homemade Recipes for Natural Skincare, Hair Care and Bath & Body Products.

In this day and age it’s always nice to be able to provide your family with all-natural bath products. This book offers more than 400 eco-friendly recipes for beauty products. Thanks to the author and the lovely Teddy at Premier Virtual Author Book Tours, I have a copy of this delightful book to giveaway. Please see the end of the post for the details.

I’ll share my thoughts on this book, tell you a bit about the author, list the other bloggers participating in the tour and provide the giveaway information.


Organic Beauty CoverFinding all-natural bath products can sometimes be a difficult and expensive task. Learning how to make your own organic bath and body products using essential oils is the answer.

Author Rebecca Park Totilo has crafted a helpful resource guide that will lead you through the process of making your own products step-by-step. ORGANIC BEAUTY WITH ESSENTIAL OIL is filled with more than 400 simple and easy recipes that will indulgence and enrich you from head to toe.

The various products you can create will not only smell wonderful, but will also have therapeutic benefits to help in your all over natural health. The rich organic ingredients will aid in a relaxing and refreshing experience.

The book is designed in such a way to help those interested in using essential oils whether you’re a novice just beginning or experienced with using the oils. Many of the detailed recipes also contain variations that can be used to fit your own unique flare.

The author explains the differences in the oils and how they can benefit your body. In addition, the book details the various methods for using essential oils on the body. There are also handy charts for blending and diluting. Throughout the book, there are helpful tips to assist with the creating process.

With this handy guide you can create your own bath salts, body powders, shower gels, shampoos, luscious body creams and lotions, lip gloss, facial scrubs and toners, and foot lotions just to name a few. When it comes to pampering yourself or giving the gift of natural products, ORGANIC BEAUTY WITH ESSENTIAL OIL is the right resource book to have. 

Organic Beauty with Essential Oil: Over 400+ Homemade Recipes for Natural Skincare, Hair Care, and Bath and Body Products by Rebecca Park Totilo, Rebecca at the Well Foundation, @2013, ISBN: 978-0982726426, Paperback, 232 Pages 

FTC Full Disclosure - This book was sent to me as part of the author’s virtual blog tour in hopes I would review it. However, receiving the complimentary copy did not influence my review.


Rebecca Park Totilo’s flair and passion for life bursts into living color when she writes and speaks, as you will see in the visual way she presents herself. She literally believes in the “show, don’t tell” principle in everything she does. Becca 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, it’s 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 a Clinical Aromatherapist. She won the Writer of the Year in Non-Fiction (National Writer’s Association).

For more on Rebecca and her writing, you can connect with her on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, and Google+.

ORGANIC BEAUTY WITH ESSENTIAL OIL is available at the following locations: Amazon, Barnes and Noble, and Book Depository.


For additional chances to win a copy of this enjoyable book and learn more about the author, visit the following blogs participating in her tour:

So Many Precious Books Jan 2 - review and giveaway 
Teena in Toronto Jan 3 - review 
Daddy Blogger Jan 5 - interview  7 pm pst Google Hangout- Live 
Saving for Six Jan 6 - review 
Taking Time for Mommy Jan 7 - review  
Library of Clean Reads Jan 8 - review 
Just Another New Blog Jan 8 - review and giveaway 
Indie Review’s Behind the Scenes Jan 10 - Live Radio 7pm
Luxury Reading Jan 13 - review and giveaway 
Daddy Blogger Jan 15 - review  
Let’s Talk About Books Jan 16 - review  
Princess Gummy Bear Jan 17 - YouTube Video Demo 
Peppermint Ph.d Jan 20 - review and giveaway
Mrs. Mommy Booknerds Jan 21 - review  
Deal Sharing Aunt Jan 22 - review  
Beagle Book Space Jan 22 - review  
Joy Story Jan 23 - review  
I’d Rather Be At the Beach Jan 24 - review and giveaway 
Sincerely Stacie Jan 28 - review 
Beauty Is a Sleeping Cat  Jan 29 - review
Sammy The Bookworm Jan 30 - review and giveaway 
Genuine Jenn Feb 3 - review  
Mama Knows Books Feb 4  
Books, Books & More Books Feb 5  
Life Happens With Kids Feb 6


This giveaway is for one copy of ORGANIC BEAUTY WITH ESSENTIAL OIL. The contest is open to residents of the U.S., who can choose either a print copy or eBook format, and residents from other countries who can win the eBook format.

To enter, just send me an e-mail ( with the subject line, “Win Organic Beauty.” Residents of the U.S. can select either a print copy of the book or an eBook. Your message should include your name and mailing address for the print copy or the email address you’d like the eBook sent to and the eBook format you’d like. If you are an international visitor entering the giveaway, please include your name, the email address you’d like the eBook sent to, and the eBook format you’d like in your message. And, just so you know, I don’t share any of this information with anyone other than the publisher/tour promoter nor use it for any other purpose. The deadline to enter this giveaway for a copy of ORGANIC BEAUTY WITH ESSENTIAL OIL is 8 p.m. (EST) on Tuesday, Feb. 4th.

After a random drawing is held to select the winner, the winner will be notified by email and will have 72 hours to respond to the email before another winner is selected. FYI: the author will be sending the books to the winners once the tour has ended and all winners’ information has been received so it will probably be mid-February to late-February before the books are shipped out.

Thanks so much for visiting here today. Do you make your own beauty products? Have you used essential oils before?


  1. Mason - I wouldn't have thought of making beauty products. This sounds like a very helpful resource for people who want to try their hands at it. And the fact that there aren't a lot of chemicals in the products has got to be helpful. Thanks for sharing.

  2. My sister and I used to make beauty products when we were teenagers and couldn't afford the "real" stuff. I have used coconut oil for quite a while as a night cream which works great. This sounds like a wonderful book.

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

  4. I would LOVE this book! Yes I have started making face creams, etc.

  5. Oh wow! Now, THIS is a book I'd love to read. I have a friend who is a natural medical practitioner and she makes many things I've loved to use. She also is a master herbologist. I've helped her make soaps and other products but I'm going to have to check out. You had me at *natural* and recipes. :-)

    Sia McKye Over Coffee .

  6. I thought it was a fabulous book!

  7. I make bath salts and use essential oils. Sent you an email.
    Thanks for the contest.

    slehan at juno dot com


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