March’s Issue of the Nose Knows

Hello! Welcome to the March The Nose Knows!

• In this issue, we hope that warmer weather is on its way with our LJ Turtle Lifestyle Blend, Spring, along with our blends, Just For Today and Balance Green. Come by the Guelph Farmer’s Market Saturdays for a ‘sniff test’.

Bonus: Purchase the set and save 25%!

Extra Bonus: Receive a free Terra Cotta Car Diffuser ($20 value) with the purchase of the set.

• If your skin or hair has been suffering this wintery season, enjoy 25% off our plant-based beauty aromatherapy blends.

• Also in this issue, read about research confirming the healing properties of Neroli essential oil. I also discuss the therapeutic uses of Neroli hydrosol.

• I will be co-presenting a workshop about the ins and outs of handcrafting with Susan (Two Rivers Market manager) at the Guelph Tool Library. If you are a hand-crafter and would like to attend, please email me.

Aquamarine is one of March’s birthstones. We have again created unique aromatherapy jewelry featuring this particular birthstone.

• As always, I welcome your feedback!

• If you would like to be added to my email list and receive a copy of this newsletter hot off the ‘virtual press’, email me at:  ljturtlearomatherapy at gmail.com

• Thank you and blend safely – 🙂 Lisa

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Fresh•On Mineral Salt Deodorant Spray

Fresh•On: Our all-natural spray deodorant contains the same components of natural potassium alum as the famous deodorant stone! Now in an easy-to-apply spray!

Fresh•On neutralizes the bacteria that cause odour.

• 24 Hour Protection
• Aluminum Free
• Non-Staining
• Hypoallergenic
• Gentle on skin
• Safe to Use Daily
• No Chemical Propellants

 

Fresh•On is unscented. You can easily customize it with one of our essential oil scents — Your choice!

Here’s how: Add your choice of essential oils. Use a reliable reference source to determine the safety of your chosen essential oils. Add 3-6 drops to 60 ml and 6-12 drops to 118 ml.   Shake well before each use.

Directions: Pump 2-6 sprays under each clean & dry arm, on feet or in shoes. Can be used as a body or room deodorizer.

Ingredients: Purified water, potassium alum (natural mineral salt), sodium bicarbonate, benzoic acid (natural preservative), zinc gluconate (natural preservative).


Eco-friendly
: This bottle is refillable at LJ Turtle Aromatherapy at the Guelph Farmers’ Market on Saturdays. 

Phototoxic Essential Oils

Those with a formal education in the safe use of essential oils are knowledgeable about the ‘phototoxicity‘ of some essential oils, especially those in the Rutaceae plant family.

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Phototoxic Essential Oils • (c) LJ Turtle Aromatherapy

With the warmer weather and as we are spending more time outside, check to see which essential oils are in your skincare products.  Tisserand & Young (2014, Essential Oil Safety, second edition) and the relevant scientific literature discuss these 5 essential oils.  Check your skincare product ingredient lists for these essential oils:

Bergamot
• Grapefruit
Lemon (expressed) 
Lime
Bitter Orange

Tisserand & Young’s safety protocols refer to expressed fruit peels and not distilled (lime can now be found distilled) or rectified (you can find bergaptene-free bergamot).  These safety guidelines also apply to anyone using a tanning bed. Avoid the sun and tanning beds for 12 hours after application of phototoxic essential oils over the recommended safe concentration level.

Maximum dermal use level to avoid phototoxic reactivity (Tisserand & Young, 2014):
• Grapefruit: blend at 4% or less
• Lemon: blend at 2% or less
• Lime: blend at 0.7% or less
• Bitter Orange: blend at 1.25% or less
• Bergamot: blend at 0.5% or less (Butje’s recommendation only)

According to Andrea Butje, sweet orange, tangerine, and green mandarin are not phototoxic.      Butje goes on to provide blending concentration levels that according to her, are safe to use.  But you need to do your research and know how to blend by calculating concentration levels.

The general safety guideline is avoid sunlight and tanning beds for a minimum of 12 hours after topical application of phototoxic essential oils (Canadian Federation of Aromatherapy).  Personally, to stay absolutely safe, I avoid using these essential oils in my skincare products during the summer and am cautious during the colder months.

Happy blending.

Get educated. Get certified.

 

 

 

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