Book your Bug Off! • Workshop

Bugs buggin’ you?  Worried about toxicity levels in synthetic bug sprays? Find out how essential oils can help.

Book this class as a private workshop.  You and 4 of your friends choose the day and time and get me all to yourselves! 

Email ljturtlearomatherapy at gmail.com for details.

I am now accepting students for this 2-hour workshop that covers safety use profiles and hands-on blending training.

This workshop covers safety use profiles for four essential oils known for their anti-bug properties. You will learn how to ‘build-a-blend’ and create an all-natural, aromatherapeutic spray that is safe for use on the skin.

Your Workshop Kit Includes: a 5 ml bottle of each essential oil covered in this class (four) and a 100 ml bottle of my proprietary water-based spray (you will add your customized essential oil blend to a pre-blended base).  You will also receive an empty 5 ml amber bottle for creating an undiluted blend suitable for diffusing.

You will go home with a customized blend for diffusing and one safe for topical use; and enough ingredients and bottles to practice your new skills and knowledge at home.  You will also go home with LJ Turtle ‘Build-a-Blend’ worksheets and educational & safety literature about each essential oil covered in this class.  Safety first & always.

The value of the workshop kit on its own is $58.25 + HST.  For less than the cost of the kit, you get the full attention of a Certified Aromatologist Professional with the Canadian Federation of Aromatherapists.  Feel confident learning from someone with academic credentials.

Investment: $48.75 + HST • Includes your Workshop Kit (valued at $58.25 + HST)

Email to register: ljturtlearomatherapy at gmail.com

The Nose Knows • April’s Edition

April’s Issue of the Nose Knows is hot off the presses!

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The Healing Properties of Sandalwood Essential Oil & Hydrosol

The essential oil of Sandalwood comes from the heartwood of the Sandalwood tree and traditionally came out of India. Unfortunately, Indian Sandalwood is now an endangered species. I currently carry Sandalwood from Australia – from sustainable sources.

Sandalwood essential oil (SAO) has a ‘sister’ in the form of a hydrosol. Sandalwood hydrosol is the co-product of the distillation process that extracts the essential oil from the heartwood. The hydrosol is very gentle and very easy to use.

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Robert Tisserand is a well known researcher in the field of aromatherapy. In his article on Sandalwood, he reviews the scientific literature on the many uses of SAO.

Some Highlights:
• Skin Healing: antioxidant, anti-inflammatory and antimicrobial properties. Conditions – eczema, psoriasis
• Cancer patients suffering with radiodermatitis found relief using a topical blend that included Sandalwood and Turmeric
• Topical infections including yeast infections, cold sores, acne, warts.
• Skin cancer — research to date has not been on humans, and limited to in vitro and animal testing, but with encouraging results. Though not an anticancer essential oil, it has promise as a preventative measure.

“Clinical studies are ongoing, and show promise in the treatment of facial acne, common warts, psoriasis, radiodermatitis, molluscum contagiosum and eczema. Concentrations varying from 2% to 10% (up to 100% for common warts) have been used in a variety of excipients. Other skin conditions that may be amenable to SAO therapy include cold sores, sensitive skin, rosacea, genital warts, skin cancers, and fungal infections such as onychomycosis, diaper rash and athlete’s foot.’ (retrieved March 21, 2019). Read Tisserand’s article here. 

Sandalwood Hydrosol also has many uses, as described by Suzann Caddy in her wonderful book, Hydrosols: The Next Aromatherapy (2001). She states: ‘Topically it is exceptional in skin care” (p. 131), including:

• Acne
• Dry, sensitive skin
• Eczema
• Oily Skin
• Psoriasis
• Wrinkles, mature skin
• Aftershave

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Caddy recommends blending Sandalwood Hydrosol with other hydrosols for a synergistic blend, customized to your particular skin type. From a spiritual perspective, use Sandalwood Hydrosol before your yoga and meditation practices.

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Sandalwood Hydrosol is available from me at the Guelph Farmers’ Market, as is the essential oil and roll-on. For the month of April, Save 25% on any Sandalwood products.

 
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