Get my New Essential Oil eBook– for FREE!

A Free Essential Oil eBook!

I’ve had essential oils on the brain lately…

That’s partly because I have bouncing them a TON lately for pretty much everything around our homestead.

But the other reason is because I’ve been secretly working on a brand new eBook to share with ya’ll.

Ever since publishing my first eBook, Your Custom Homestead, I’ve had the bug to write another one.

But this new one has a catch… You can’t buy it.


Well, because I’m giving it away instead!

Click Here to Get Jill’s Free Essential Oil eBook >>

The Essential Homestead: Successfully Using Essential Oils in your Home, Barnyard, and Beyond is a 30-page eBook that includes chapters on:

    • Why I started my own journey into essential oils


  • The three most common ways to apply oils



  • How to use oils for cleaning (including some of my favorite DIY cleaner recipes!)



  • How to use oils for cooking (recipes included!)



  • How to use oils to treat life’s little emergencies



  • How to use oils with your animals

I greatly appreciate all of my faithful subscribers, so I wanted to give each of you a copy of the eBook as a little way to say ‘thank you’ for supporting The Prairie Homestead blog. The_Essential_HomesteadSIDEBAR

How do I become a subscriber?

I’m so glad you asked. 😉 First off, I want to promise that I won’t fill up your inbox with a bunch of extra “stuff.”  You can expect to get my highly practical Homestead Toolbox newsletter. It comes once per week (on Wednesdays) and is filled with info you can actually use– no fluff. (I actually have people writing me asking for past issues of the Toolbox. And trust me when I say, that is extremely uncommon with newsletters!)

Click Here to Get Jill’s Free Essential Oil eBook >>

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  1. Judy Ann says

    I already get e-mail from you – but have clicked on everthing I can but to no avail. I don’t seem to find the LINK for the free e-book to download the pdf file to save. Help please: Thank You

    • Jill says

      Hi Judy Ann- It will be at the very top of the emails you get. (It will say “click here” to download your free copy.) However, if you are still having trouble, shoot me an email at: jill(at)theprairiehomestead(dot)come and I’ll attach a copy to an email!

  2. Kim R says

    I did everything stated and did not receive and email after confirmation email. Can you please help me with that. I would really love this ebook :)

    • Jill says

      Hi Kim– It will actually be in the next email that you receive (that will be Friday). Unfortunately, my subscription service doesn’t allow me to send links in the confirmation email so I have to simply attach the links to the normal post emails that are sent out. However, if you would like it sooner, shoot me and email and I’ll be more than happy to send you a copy today.

      • Kim R says

        Hi Jill,
        No problem at all. I will wait until Friday. I just wanted to make sure that I didn’t do something wrong 😉 Can’t wait to check it out. Thank you so much :)

  3. Janelle says

    Thank you! I haven’t gotten into essential oils much yet….gotta wait till business picks up in the spring! But I’ve been very curious! I heard recently that my egg lady uses essential oils for her chickens…I wanted to know more for when I have chickens of my own!

    • Kim R says

      I would also like to know about that. I have chickens myself and always looking for ways to help them.

  4. says

    Awesome! I love Essential Oils and look forward to reading this! I am already a subscriber to you–for a very long time and love love love your blog! Thanks for this! Can’t wait to read it!

  5. Debbie says

    Thank you so much!!! I was just telling my husband this weekend about your post as he and I both have gotten sick. So, I hope to get my flu and cold capsules created soon!!! 😉

  6. Tina says

    Thank you so much for the free ebook. I have been studying homeopathy. Many essential oils work well with homeopathic remedies.

  7. says

    Hi, I am subscribed by RSS feed to my mac via my live bookmark feed. I don’t see a link though. I’m not sure where to click to see the book.
    We are a family, like yours, that prefers to treat everything possible at home, but essential oils are something that I have only used for cleaning recipes and respiratory illness. I would really love to learn about using them for our health on the whole.
    Thank you for sharing like this!

    • Jill says

      Hi there,
      The link *should* be at the very top of your RSS feed. However, if you aren’t seeing it, shoot me an email ( and I’ll make sure you get a copy!

  8. KatieAnn says

    I am so excited I’ve been watching hoping to catch all oil related posts, and hoping to get tons more info and wow here it is!!! I didn’t know I could subscribe and that is exciting too, I’d love to make sure I don’t miss a posting! That not a box sounds amazing! I’d love to get my extended fam into it, we are dairy gluten free, any idea if there are any in there for us? I almost think of getting it just for the fun of reading, but….always tight around here. I’ll pray about! $2 is such a deal on knowledge! 😉

  9. KatieAnn says

    Oh! I went to the link and read the description, had to buy it! Thanks for sharing. I thought it may have been 30 recipes, but the book sounds amazing for a read, over 200 pages! Awesome! Thanks again.

    • Jill says

      Yes, definitely Marylou! You should have an email in your inbox from yesterday. There will be a download link at the top!

    • Jill says

      Hi Laura,
      The download link will be at the top of emails that subscribers receive. You can subscribe above, and your first email should come Monday.

      • Laura says

        Hi Jill,
        I am already a subscriber. I’m not sure why I can’t see this link. I keep clicking on the E-book name and it just keeps telling me to subscribe. I try to subscribe again, and it tells me I am already subscribed! Sorry! I just don’t know what to do. :(

  10. Melody Castello says

    I am looking forward to reading your new ebook. My daughter and I both have been studying herbal medicines for several years and use essential oils frequently.

  11. says

    Thank you, Jill for this great resource! I’ve read a large portion of the book already and am putting it to practice! I’ve dabbled in essential oils for homemade cleaning products and headache remedies, but never thought about using them for warts, warding off the flu, and as a bug repellent. I chose your blog this week for my Blog of Interest post. I find so many helpful links here, I want my readers to benefit from your knowledge too. Thanks for all your hard work and insight!

    • Jill says

      Aw, thank you so much! I am honored! :) I’m so happy that you have been enjoying the EO book as well.

  12. kay says

    Hi! Love your site!

    I tried to sign up for an email subscription, and feedburner says you are no longer taking email subscriptions. I’m not sure if there us a technical glitch, or if you’ve closed the sign up and give away.

    I hope you haven’t closed the doors! :)

  13. shelby says

    hi jill! i already am an email subscriber. i wanted to receive the ebook about essential oils, but everytime i try to push buttons or re-subscribe, i never receive anything to download the book. can you help. thanks a lot. i have wanted this book for a while!

  14. Suzie From Maine says

    I’m joining the chorus because I can’t find any way to download this either. I have been a subscriber for quite some time now and love your site. Would love to read what you have to say about the oils!! Please help!!!

  15. Kelly Irving says

    I just became a email subscriber and I too have not been able to download your book….I am also interested in your April incentive to start doTERRA….I just became hooked on essential oils, and they have changed my view on health and wellness. This is the path I will follow and I am interesed in more information. Thank you!

  16. Arlene says

    Love your blog, and have been following for quite some time. I don’t have your essential oil eBook, tho. Is there a way to download it without signing up again? I didn’t see anything on your post. Thanks so much. I’ve been using oils for a long time, and would love to read your book.

  17. April Jo says

    Well, I seem to have the same problem as the last lady… sent me the link, but I never got it downloaded. I spoke to a family member just this morning about doTerra and remembered! So can you send me the link again? I so much love and enjoy your site. Your so down to earth and none of the froo froo stuff!!!

  18. Cherry Taylor says

    Thanks so much, Jill, for the e-book! I know it will help my family…May God bless you abundantly!!!!

  19. Terri says

    Same issue on the link…..I sent you an email. I would love the EO info. Thanks for all your information, I really enjoy it!

  20. Cindy says

    Hi, Jill.

    Is there somewhere I can find your e-book? I was reading your FB post today & followed the link, but it was from Jan.
    I have a friend who has made her own cleaners, and is treating her family with EO’s and I would LOVE to know more.

    Thank you kindly,

  21. Jennifer says

    I have been a subscriber and would love a copy of your essential oil ebook. Do I need to drop and resubscribe? Or is there another way to get this ebook. Thanks for all your great info! Informative and Inspiring!

  22. Lynne says

    Above on this page, you recommend the new book “Better Than a Box” and state that we can get it for just $1.99. When I click on the link, all I get is an ad showing that I can get it for $14.95 and that it will go to full price on Friday. Am I missing something or do I need to do something different? I’m confused.

    BTW…I just LOOOVE your site and thank you very much for your book “The Essential Homestead”. I have passed your site along to a couple of other friends, too.
    Have a wonderful 4th of July!!

    • says

      Ah whoops! When I wrote this post, that ebook was on sale for $1.99– but that was a while ago. I need to fix it– sorry for the confusion! And glad you are enjoying The Essential Homestead. 😉

  23. Tina says

    Hi Jill, I have been a subscriber for a while but I am just now “growing into” E.O. and would love a copy of your Essential Oil e-book. Do I need to resubscribe? Thanks for all of you help (e-book and website), you have know idea how much of a mentor you have been to me! Love from Missouri…Tina

  24. Barbara says

    I have been subscribed to your site for a while and enjoy reading your newsletters each time but for some reason I missed out on the link for the Essential Oil ebook. Would it be possible to get a copy of your book? Thanks for your help. Looking forward to reading the book…

  25. Dianne S. says

    I really enjoy your website and have subscribed to get your emails. However I’ve not received the download link for the essential oils eBook. Could you help me out?

  26. Martha says

    I subscribed to receive your essential oils ebook but did not receive the download link for the free ebook? How do I get it? Thank you.

  27. Nancy says

    Hi! How do I get this ebook if I’m already signed up for your emails? Thanks; love your site!!

  28. Cyndee Moy says

    I did everything stated and did not receive an email after the confirmation email. Can you please help me get the link to receive the ebook? I would really love this ebook :)

  29. says

    I would very much like a copy of The Essential Homestead but it appears you have to sign up for your emails to get it and I’m already signed up. How can I access a download of this ebook? Thank you:)

  30. kj says

    I subscribed to your newsletters but don’t think I ever received the link for the e-book. I have been receiving all your great newsletters. I wasn’t sure what to do, so I tried to subscribe again. It tells me that I’m already subscribed. So I was wondering if the link could be sent to me? Maybe I just missed it, but I have searched my inbox and haven’t found it. Thanks!

    • says

      Hey Dick-
      It should have showed up in your inbox right after you signed up (check spam folders, etc). If you still aren’t seeing it, shoot me an email and I’ll make sure you get a copy!

  31. says

    Love using Doterra. Most cases it has fought the flu before getting a hold. This time, I got the flu so need a bit more ammunition at hand!

  32. says

    Love using Doterra oils. Usually at the onset of a cold/flu I use blends that will fight it off. Didn’t happen this time so need a bit more ammunition. Looking forward to your book. Love your tips!

  33. Renee Ravesteyn says

    I have just been reading all your posts after searching for a recipe for Ezekiel bread…..would love to receive your book on essential oils if you are still able to send it all the way to Australia! I am a pastor’s wife who is very involved in other families’ lives as well as foster care…..pursuing health all the way. Use some neways products. love to hear from you.

    • says

      Hey Renee– the ebook is available for free to all subscribers (also free)– just sign up via the form in the sidebar, and you’ll get it instantly emailed to you! :)

  34. Lizzie says

    Hello! I love reading your blog! I just signed up for subscriptions but am not sure how to get the eBook? I never got another email after the confirmation besides the newest post :) Thanks for any help! – Lizzie

  35. Lisa Glendinning says

    Hi! I love your blog and subscribe already to the emails. I am just now getting into essential oils and noticed you offer an ebook to your subscribers. How do I go about getting a link to the ebook? Please and thank you!

  36. tammy Kirsch says

    Hello, I am a subscriber to your page and I didn’t get your Essential Homestead book. I have looked everywhere and for some reason I can not seem to find it. Any way you can resend it?

    Thank you
    Tammy Kirsch

  37. Loretta says

    Hi I have been trying to down load the free ebook for essential oils but can’t do it. I just Looooove to use essential oils. I have a bad sinus now.

  38. Janet Kiessling says

    Hi there, Jill
    Love your site!
    We have goats & chickens! We are sort of just beginning our homesteading. And we are getting ready for our first goat babies in a couple of weeks! Fun stuff!
    Hey, I thought that when I first signed up with your wonderful site ~ I saved your Essential oil book. But apparently, I goofed & did not. My link said :Error”…:( May I have another try @ your essential oil book link. We have really gotten into the oils here lately ~ allergies, 6 kiddos, animals, etc!….;) Plus, I love the post today. answered a lot of questions. Please let me know.
    Have a blessed day.
    The Kiessling family

  39. Abby says

    I subscribed awhile back but I can’t seem to find the ebook today. I must have deleted it by mistake. Can you send me another link?
    Thank you!

  40. B White says

    I guess I didn’t find the link-I’ve subscribed, but never saw the link to download. Can you send me another one?