Essential Oil Diffuser

essential oil diffuser

Now available in our office, this simple to use, electric essential oil diffuser by Radha Beauty is small enough to use on a desk, in an office or dorm room, or anywhere in your home.  It is peaceful and calming to look at as it gently rotates through a soothing color spectrum. Sold for $24.99 + tax, we also offer a variety of essential oils, perfect to create a thoughtful and healthy gift.

Essential Oil Diffusers are a healthy way to fill the air with the healing power of essential plant oils in water vapor as the essence moves into your respiratory system and bloodstream, providing several beneficial health effects.  Depending on the oils used, diffusing may elevate mood, improve brain function, relax the mind, open nasal passages and fight infection.  Diffusing certain oils helps to purify the air, minimize pathogens, or knock out pests.

Here are a few examples of oils and their benefits:

Lavender is popular and ideal for diffusers.  It smells wonderful and is especially soothing as the day winds down to create a calming atmosphere conducive to better sleep.

Lemon oil is antimicrobial so it can help to deodorize the air and remove pathogens from your living spaces.

Peppermint Oil adds a cool fresh scent to your home and also helps to clear respiratory passages.

Lemongrass has a very fresh scent and is also a natural insect repellent.  It will also help you feel more alert, making it a great one to diffuse in the morning.

Combine lemongrass, citronella and peppermint to healthfully ward off pesky mosquitoes and creepy insects on the porch.

Purchase a bottle of an essential oil at our office

and receive 20% off a diffuser!

By |2018-03-14T10:15:57-05:00June 4th, 2017|General|

Peppermint Essential Oil

It is important to purchase properly extracted and distilled essential oils and we recommend DōTerra as a brand example of that quality.  DoTerra Peppermint Oil is available in our office for purchase.

Peppermint Oil is gathered by steam distillation of parts of the flowering plant and is a hybrid species of spearmint and Mentha aquatica, or water mint. It is one of the oldest European herbs used for medicinal purposes and has health benefits dating back to 1000 B.C.   From a therapeutic and clinical standpoint, peppermint oil is recommended for reducing nausea and soothing the digestive system by reducing muscle spasms.  It is also effective for freshening breath, relieving headaches and providing some antimicrobial protection.

Here are some practical ways to use Peppermint Oil:

  • To reduce nausea, add a drop to your water, rub 1 to 2 drops behind your ears, and/or diffuse it into the air.
  • Add it to coconut oil and baking soda for a refreshing toothpaste, or freshen breath with a drop under the tongue.
  • For headaches, apply a drop to the forehead and temples.
  • Apply to achy joints and muscles to relieve pain and give a cooling effect. Lavender oil can be added and combined with coconut oil for a nice balm.
  • Place a drop under the tongue or nose to improve concentration and alertness.  Great for focusing easily distracted kids on homework or perking yourself up behind the wheel.
  • Bring down a fever naturally by applying a mixture of coconut oil and peppermint oil to the back of the neck or bottom of the feet.


By |2017-03-25T09:42:00-05:00March 25th, 2017|Articles, General|

Using Essential Oils in the Kitchen

Most likely, without really being aware of it, you have experienced essential oils in your food for a long time. Chewing gum is one example. Candy makers have been long time users of essential oils, though the quality and health benefits of these oils is arguable. When you use pure, superior quality essential oils in food preparation, however, you not only add delicious flavor, but also increase the healthful benefits of your food.

Essential oils that come from edible plants are safe and perfectly suited to enhancing the flavor and health benefits of the foods you prepare every day. The essential oils that have been listed as GRAS (Generally Regarded As Safe) by the FDA include:

Basil, Bergamot, Cassia, Cinnamon Bark, Clary Sage, Clove, Coriander, Frankincense, Geranium, Ginger, Grapefruit, Lavender, Lemon, Lemongrass, Lime Melissa, Melaleuca, Marjoram, Myrrh, Oregano, Patchouli, Peppermint, Rosemary, Sandalwood, Thyme, Vertiver, White Fir, Wild Orange, and Yling Ylang.

The simplest way to begin incorporating essential oils into your everyday food preparation is to substitute the companion essential oil for the dried herb, spice, fruit zest or juice used in your recipe. The most important thing to remember when using high grade, essential oils is that they are undiluted and extremely potent. For example, one drop or less may be enough to flavor a big pot or bowl of your favorite recipe. Only 2 drops of an essential oil is equivalent to a 2-ounce bottle of dried herbs! So remembering the potency is important. A very good “rule of thumb” when working with essential oils to flavor food is to start with only one drop of essential oil and check taste. You can always add another drop if needed. Another good practice if a recipe calls for less than a teaspoon of an herb or spice is to use the “Toothpick Method”. Take a toothpick and dip it into the center of the dripper cap wetting it with essential oil, then stir the recipe with the toothpick to release the essential oil. This is the ideal practice for hot or spicy herbs such as basil, cinnamon bark, clove, ginger, marjoram, oregano, sage, rosemary, thyme, and coriander as one tablespoon of these dried herbs is usually equal to about ½ to 1 drop of the essential oil companion. Essential oils for lemon, lime, orange and tangerine can easily replace the zest of one fruit by using 8-14 drops of companion essential oil. Finally, be aware that high heat can evaporate the essential oils used in the recipe, so if it involves high heat cooking, get that done first and then add in your essential oil right before serving.   Because basil, oregano and rosemary are very strong, they work very well with a low temperature simmering for a time to release their fragrant bouquet.

In our wellness journey, we are always seeking opportunities to increase antioxidants, detoxify and cleanse the body, improve digestion, beat fatigue and brain fog, relax and reduce stress, relieve pain and reduce inflammation and irritation. How exciting to know that we can support our wellness journey while also making our food please our sense of taste and smell through the use of high grade essential oils in our culinary endeavors!




By |2014-08-24T11:47:24-05:00August 24th, 2014|Articles, General, NANCY’S NUTRITIONAL NUGGET|

Lemon Tarragon Dressing (using lemon essential oil)

  • 1 Tbsp. fresh Tarragon, or 1 tsp. dried
    Lemon Tarragon Dressing


  • 1 Tbsp. fresh Basil, or 1 tsp. dried
  • 1 cup cold pressed olive oil
  • 1/8 tsp. black pepper
  • 1/8 tsp. red pepper flakes
  • 1-3 drops doTERRA* lemon essential oil

Mix all ingredients well and use as a salad dressing, or topping for fish, as well as steamed or grilled vegetables such as asparagus or grilled tomato.  Adjust the number of drops of lemon oil to suit your taste.

*available for purchase at TWIHW





By |2014-08-24T11:05:26-05:00August 19th, 2014|General, Recipes|
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