Become a blending SuperStar!

Here’s how:

Go to the Continuing Education with the Upper Grand District School Board and register.

Click here to register and use course code PR-4325

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What is the ‘Build-a-Blend’ process?
I take you step-by-step through the wonderful world of aromatherapy
• Read and discern the label
• Safety issues for different age groups and health conditions
• What are appropriate bases to blend your essential oils in
• Blend confidently; learn the math to figure out how many drops to add to a given base
• Keep track of your fantabulous recipes!

‘Herbal Trio’• November 19th

In my Herbal Trio Workshop (which refers to lavender, peppermint and rosemary),
I will teach you:
• How to make a sleep blend
• How to make a sore muscle blend
• How to make a stress headache blend
Here’s what’s in your workshop kit:

• 1 bottle of lavender essential oil
• 1 bottle of peppermint essential oil
• 1 bottle of rosemary essential oil
• 2 roll-on bottles
• 1 bottle of carrier oil to create roll-ons
• 2 amber bottles to create DIY diffuser blends
• Safety literature and profiles for each essential oil covered in the class

• LJ Turtle ‘Build-a-Blend’ worksheets

You take all of the above home with you along with your custom-made roll-ons and your custom diffuser blends.  The extra bottles are for you to practice at home.

Click here to register and use course code PR-4325

To dowload the catalogue and read more on page 18: https://www.ugdsb.ca/continuing-education/course-guides/

Recipe • Revivifying Linen & Room Spray

 Recipe • Revivifying Linen & Room Spray

Refresh your living space with this easy to make linen and room spray.

In a 30 ml spray bottle, add distilled water (or reverse osmosis water) & add:
5 drops Grapefruit Essential Oil
5 drops Lime essential oil
3 drops Lavender essential oil

Shake well before each use – the essential oils and water do not naturally mix. Patch-test fabrics before use. Smells wonderful!

 

Essential oils & spray bottle are available from us Saturdays, at the Guelph Farmers’ Market.


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 Disclaimer:

Precautions: Citrus oils are generally known as ‘phototoxic’. When used topically, avoid the sun and tanning beds for at least 12 hours. Do not use in the bath – may irritate sensitive & delicate skin & mucous membranes.

Keep out of reach of children.  For external use only.  Avoid contact with eyes and mucus membranes.  Consult a healthcare practitioner if you are pregnant, lactating or have medical conditions.

This information is for education purposes only & in no way is meant to serve as medical or professional advice.  We are not responsible for any products made in use of these oils or the outcome of any application thereof. As always, we recommend testing all blends. 

Sharing experiences with essential oils is an effective way of learning to utilize these powerful gifts from nature. With this knowledge we can take control of our personal health . Products and techniques mentioned are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.

The information contained on this blog is for informational purposes only. The contents are not intended to provide a professional medical diagnosis, opinion or to recommend any particular course of treatment.

The products and methods recommended are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any illness or disease, nor is it intended to replace proper medical help.  Understand that essential oils work to help to bring the body into balance – thus helping the body’s natural defenses to restore homeostasis. Essential oils are not used to “treat” medical problems.

Important Note: The information on ljturtle.com is only provided for educational purposes, and further research should be done on each essential oil to be assured of its proper usage for each individual. Aromatherapy is not meant to be a replacement for care under a qualified health professional, but should be considered a complimentary modality.

Please remember that anything discussed here does not constitute medical advice and cannot substitute for appropriate medical care.

DIY: Simple Scrubs

There are a number of products you can make at home using basic ingredients.  When you make your own Sugar or Salt Scrub for example, you ensure freshness and quality.  An added benefit, of course, is affordability.

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Photo Credit: LJ Byers

Sugar Scrubs are suitable for use on the face & body; whereas Salt Scrubs are best suited for the body.  Use fine grained ingredients on your delicate skin.

I particularly like using my sugar scrub on my lips.  While I am diligent in keeping them moisturized with my Frank & Myrrh Lip•Saver, I find exfoliating once a week does wonders.

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Organic white sugar: I started with regular white sugar, but find that organic sugar, though a little more expensive, makes a better consistency scrub for me.  And the important benefit of knowing your sugar is pesticide-free.  Do not use brown sugar.  It tends to cream with the oil and is not so scrubby.

Sea Salt (do not used iodized table salt).  As is the case with the organic white sugar, use fine grain sea salt; save the coarse sea salt for a bath salts blend.

Oil:  You may use choose to use something you have on hand. Olive oil, sunflower, safflower are good DIY options.  I recommend ‘sniffing’ your chosen oil before blending; if it has a scent you do not appreciate, then choose another oil.  You may want to experiment with sesame seed, walnut, hazelnut or sweet almond oils.  Whenever possible use cold-pressed oil – which should appear on the label.

Essential oils:  You may already have essential oils on hand such as lavender or tea tree.  I suggest 1-2 drops total of essential oils for this batch size.

Here’s what to do: 

1 cup/240 grams of sugar and/or salt (total)
1 tablespoon of oil
1-2 drops of a suitable essential oil

Start with a clean, small pot/container to blend in.  You probably have something on-hand; simply clean & re-use a skincare container that has a wide-mouth.  I use the end of a teaspoon to blend.

I add half of all the ingredients to the pot/container and stir well.  You want your scrub to be grainy like almost dry sand; not liquidy or goopy.

Then add the second half of all the ingredients and gently stir again.

Date and label your container. Write down the ingredients either on the label or in a notebook for future reference. 

When applying on your skin, you will likely need a bit of water to get the scrub started. Be careful in the shower; the bit of oil in your scrub could cause the tub to get slippery.

 

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Photo Credit: L. Byers

 

I would love to hear how your DIY Simple Scrub project turns out.  Please let me know.

I have over 50 essential oils to choose from – available at the Guelph Farmers’ Market, Saturdays, 7 am – noon.  I also carry a wide range of oils and salts; but for these, email to order as I do not generally have them stocked on a Saturday • ljturtlearomatherapy at gmail.com

Happy & safe blending!  ~ Lisa

Live Naturally ••• Live Beautifully

DIY • Sweet Dreams Bedtime Spray

Ylang Ylang, Lavender & Sweet Orange all have calming & relaxing therapeutic properties.  They are also know to be effective sleep aids.

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We carry these essential oils & the spray bottle for blending.   Pick-up your supplies at the Guelph Farmers’ Market on Saturday & make your own bedtime spray.  Here’s how:

Sweet Dreams Bedtime Spray

In a 30 ml spray bottle, add distilled water (or reverse osmosis water)
Add
2 drops Ylang Ylang essential oil
7 drops Sweet Orange essential oil
3 drops French Lavender essential oil

Shake well before each use – the essential oils and water do not naturally mix.

Sweet Dreams…

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Each of these essential oils are available through LJ Turtle Aromatherapy.  Click here for sizes & price list. 

Properties & Uses:

Ylang Ylang: Sedative • Nervine • Tonic • Insomnia • Nervous Tension • Stress-related conditions
Sweet Orange: Sedative • Tonic • Nervous Tension • Stress-related conditions
French Lavender: Tonic • Nervine • Sedative • Headache • Migraine • Insomnia • Nervous Tension

LJ Turtle Aromatherapy
Lisa Byers • Certified Aromatologist Professional
Canadian Federation of Aromatherapy

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Disclaimer:

Keep out of reach of children.  For external use only.  Avoid contact with eyes and mucus membranes.  Consult a healthcare practitioner if you are pregnant, lactating or have medical conditions.

This information is for education purposes only & in no way is meant to serve as medical or professional advice.  We are not responsible for any products made in use of these oils or the outcome of any application thereof. As always, we recommend testing all blends. 

Sharing experiences with essential oils is an effective way of learning to utilize these powerful gifts from nature. With this knowledge we can take control of our personal health . Products and techniques mentioned are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.

The information contained on this blog is for informational purposes only. The contents are not intended to provide a professional medical diagnosis, opinion or to recommend any particular course of treatment.

The products and methods recommended are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any illness or disease, nor is it intended to replace proper medical help.  Understand that essential oils work to help to bring the body into balance – thus helping the body’s natural defenses to restore homeostasis. Essential oils are not used to “treat” medical problems.

Important Note: The information on ljturtle.com is only provided for educational purposes, and further research should be done on each essential oil to be assured of its proper usage for each individual. Aromatherapy is not meant to be a replacement for care under a qualified health professional, but should be considered a complimentary modality.

Please remember that anything discussed here does not constitute medical advice and cannot substitute for appropriate medical care.

 

 

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