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101 Amazing Uses: Essential Oils

101 Amazing Uses: Essential Oils is a fantastic little book and we hope you’ll love it too!

101 Amazing Uses: Essential OilsPlease know, my opinions are my own always. I’m far too hard headed to sell out my good name for anything and part of that good name is my honesty in my opinions. If ya don’t believe me, check out this review on Sabatier Knives, that one cost me a sponsor of multiple types of products that I greatly wish I could review. I knew that it would when I wrote it, but those stinkin’ ethics of mine wouldn’t allow me to simply not publish it.


Using essential oils is a big deal these days, which makes total sense given that they’ve been used since ancient times. It is so easy to find a ton of uses for them just by a quick search online, we’ve got a lot on our site as well that I’ve found and shared through my own essential oil journey. You can browse them by putting essential oils in the search box (that only searches this site).

Having mentioned the vast availability to find uses online, one may be tempted to not buy the books on essential oils. There was a time that I was that person. A dear friend of mine and her family of 5 uses essential oils almost exclusively for their health needs and swears by the book that she has. After contacting her repeatedly because I can’t find what I’m looking for online, my resolve to do google searches for everything has been lost.

Don’t get me wrong, I greatly hope you’ll continue to look on my site (and others) for the things we share, and intend to do the same, my thinking is I need more resources. Reminds me of writing research papers in college. We couldn’t use just one source or type of source for anything. There was a reason for that and I’m seeing the value.

On to the Book…

There are 4 chapters in the book and we’ll talk a little about each section so that you can have a good overview of them. The Introduction covers uses throughout history, how to store and use essential oils and are the essential oils safe. It’s a very good read with so much information.Originally, I was going to list all of the subject headings of the chapters, unfortunately as I flipped to the first chapter I realized this post would be far too long. So instead, I’ll do a rundown review of each chapter.

If you read the section above, you might be tempted to think that I did that on purpose due to what I’m about to say, let me assure you, the way I review books (especially like these) is I write my intro first then the review as I read. So, until I began reading I didn’t know that throughout the book, there are notations which can be referenced in the back so that you know where the author got her information. References. ha!


  1. 101 Amazing Uses: Essential OilsRescuing Physical Health
    • This chapter covers 53 different aspects of health including various infections, common health problems, and health challenges. Some of my favorites that seemed like they couldn’t go without mentioning are diabetes, weight loss, smoking cessation, IBS, oral health, nausea, headaches and I’m gonna stop listing there. There are many common issues in this section (like dealing with lice) along with many not so common issues (like pancreatic cancer). Even though I’ve been using essential oils for years, I’ve learned so much from this section and can’t wait to try out some of the new things I’ve learned for our health challenges!
  2. Restoring Mental and Emotional Well-Being
    • If you’ve seen any of my posts on depression, you know mental health is a big deal to me. Never mind my degree in psychology, depression and PTSD have a strong presence in our home so I’m always interested in these topics. This chapter covers anger, anxiety, concentration (gonna try those out for when I’m working and studying!), depression, meditation, passion, and stress. Though it doesn’t cover near as many topics as the health section it covers all of the general things one might need and I’m looking forward to trying them out.
  3. Reclaiming Beauty
    • This section covers 24 different topics including age spots, cellulite, chapped lips, deodorant, various hair/nail/skin treatments, perfume, scars, dental issues, sunburns, stretch marks and (obviously) plenty of other relevant subjects. I’m itching to get this done (which after typing that I was amused because that’s covered in the health section) to get this written so I can get started with the wrinkle one. I’ve got this wrinkle on the bridge of my nose from the face I make when I’m aggravated. It’s hidden by my glasses but it’s driving me crazy.
  4. Re-Conditioning Your Home
    • This chapter covers pest control (including fleas on dogs!)
    • Household Cleaning: covers bathrooms, burned cookware, cleaning power (‘recipes’ to make cleaning products), fridge and vacuums. While not covered in the section, I will add that if you are interested in making your own products, check out our post on How to Make Your Own Laundry Detergent. It’s much less toxic than store bought!
    • Odor control (carpets, pets, smoke, food, sports gear, trash bins and even paint fumes!

101 Amazing Uses for Essential Oils was written by Susan Branson and published through Familius. We love their books! One of my favorite things about the design of this book is that each chapter has what resembles a black tab so one can easily flip to the section they are searching for when in need of one of the fabulous sections.

We greatly enjoyed this book. It’s very well written and has proper, legitimate citations (which the former English major in me appreciates). It’s not too difficult for the average person to understand and utilize (also greatly appreciated) and there are indeed at the very least 101 uses for various essential oils!

This Book was Provided By Familius

101 Amazing Uses for Essential Oils was published and provided by Familius Publishing. Why do we love familius? I’ll give you two little reasons, among the many: they focus on a happy family life. So much so that the back of the book, in a small section in the corner, informs everyone that this particular book helps families play together and work together. How awesome is that?

~ Website ~ Amazon ~

We’ve also reviewed 15 Minute Mindful Meals and A Beginner’s Guide to Rag Quilting and Skinny Southern (I know, I didn’t believe that was possible either)  which were also published by Familius. They have some fantastic books and we can’t wait to bring you more!

If you are a parent, we also reviewed Dear Libby which answers questions pre-teens and teens ask everyday. Along with The Five Foundations of Successful Teens. Both of which are amazing books and do not disappoint. Familius does well at sticking by their motto!


Hi all! My name is Kaycee. I am now learning to navigate life as a single woman. Turns out, it's not all about husband and children. Who knew? So, I'm on a journey of self discovery. I have 5 children, 3 of which are married, 5 2 are in Heaven (my beautiful baby Acadia Reign and my Diva Princess Tara Elizabeth), and 7 grandchildren! Plus, a ton of fabulous nieces and nephews! My educational background is in Psychology and Child Development but my heart is in ministry, crafts, fun, reviews and my website, My Crafty Zoo. Or at least it was, now I'm learning who I really am, beneath all of the busy family life. It's an adventure to be sure. I look forward to continuing to share my life through word and pictures with you and love hearing your feedback! Thank you for taking the time to read and allowing me to share! I look forward to reading your comments!

36 thoughts on “101 Amazing Uses: Essential Oils

  • Dana Rodriguez

    This is a book I would find very useful. I love using essential oils.

  • Megan Wilson

    I’m wanting to learn more about using essential oils and this will be helpful!

    • Lauryn R

      This sounds like such a useful book! I have always been curious about essential oils but never know where to start. This book would help a lot!

  • Noland Oglesby

    My wife is all about essential oils

  • Susan Smoaks

    i am trying to work on being more healthy. i would love to see what oils do what for me.

  • Tamara N

    I love the information that this book provides. So much that I never knew.

  • I’ve used essential oils on and off for a few years. They are really good for diy sugar scrubs. My favorites are peppermint and tea tree.

  • Tea tree oil is my favorite thing. I use it every day, but I would love to learn more about the rest cause I am sure the benefits are high.

  • wen budro

    This looks like a very informative book. I am slowly getting into using essential oils more and more as home remedies.

  • Sarah L

    Oops. I said I followed on Goodreads, but the link in the form was bad. I couldn’t find a link on this page either.
    Thanks for the contest.

  • B.J. Bernal

    This book would definitely come in handy! So many different oils and I can’t keep up with what each one does.

  • Sarah L

    I want to learn more about how to use essential oils. I like lavender and tea tree.

  • I would like to learn more about essential oils and other uses for them as well.

  • Heather Kaufman

    I love essential oils, they have helped out my life in so many ways.

  • Laurie Nykaza

    I love to use essential oils and would enjoy learning more about them so this book would help me so much

  • Kristin

    Oh man, this book is exactly what I need! Every time I go to use my diffuser I need to look up which oil I need to be using. Oh boy!! Idk why it’s so hard for me to remember what oil is for what purpose!

  • Christina Sparks

    I just bought my first essential oil diffuser and loved it so much bought one for my daughter and sister in law. Love learning the benefits of the oils. Thanks for the review.

  • Michelle H.

    I have just started using some essential oils and would love to read this book.

  • I love using essential oils! Peppermint is my fave 😀

  • jenn fike

    The emotional and mental wellbeing very much interests me. Anything to help my husband’s PTSD.

  • Jackie

    This looks like a great book. I use a diffuser with my oils, but I’d love to learn other ways that I can use the oils around the house.
    Thank you!

  • I love using essential oils in my diffuser, but need to know other ways they can be used. This would be very helpful!

  • Janice Wright

    I have recently gotten into using essential oils in the diffuser. I need to know how to use them in other ways. This would help.

  • Edna Williams

    I have essential oils but would love to learn more about them!

  • Anne Perry

    I diffuse essential oils nightly.

  • Lisa Williams

    I’ve been very interested in trying essential oils and would love to learn more about them from this book.

  • Leela

    It looks like a handy book to have!

  • Robin Abrams

    I would love to learn how to use essential oils. I have heard good things about them

  • Vicky D

    Haven’t tried essential oils yet and this book would be great to get started.

  • Darlene Owen

    I have been using essential oils in my diffuser for awhile but never knew any other ways to use it, I will be interested to find out.

    • Looks like you’ve won our giveaway! Congratulations! You’ll be learning so many uses soon!

  • Kim Avery

    This book sounds amazing! I have a few essential oils and don’t really know how to use them correctly.

  • Ken Ohl

    my wife wants to get into essential oils so think she would enjoy this book

  • Jessica Peeling

    I love essential oils and actually just got a new pack, it would be awesome to learn from this book about more ways to use them!


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