Smelly Dog Grooming Spray

Smelly Dog Grooming Spray in Woodsy is the original aromatherapeutic blend; and its namesake, Piper (see below), my dear black lab companion was its inspiration, for indeed, he would get quite smelly.  He swam almost everyday in local lakes and rivers. His undercoat would ‘hold’ water resulting in that special ‘dog smell’.

Smelly Dog Piper
Smelly Dog Grooming Spray

When I shopped at a local pet store for a grooming spray, I found out a number of disturbing things. First, at the time, most were made with synthetic fragrances.  Disturbing because of how sensitive a dog’s nose is – it did not make sense to me to use potentially toxic synthetic fragrances on my dear companion.  Second, I learned that the makers of these types of products are not required to include an ingredient list. What!!?  The sales clerk was quite indignant with my questions to boot!

The very handsome Piper.

Necessity is the mother of invention’— my non-sudsing grooming spray is a natural & safe alternative to soapsuds bathing & conventional pet-store products. Smelly Dog is gentle on you & your pet, biodegradable, and free of fillers and synthetic ingredients. I handcraft in small batches to ensure quality & freshness; I blend the essential oils at a safe concentration level for your pup’s nose.

Smelly Dog Woodsy helps calm an anxious fur-baby.

It also helps condition the fur and skin, and acts as a flea & insect deterrent.

As a bonus, if your dog has the tendency to make your bed its own, simply use Smelly Dog as a linen freshener – it works wonders! Smelly dog no more!

Coming soon… Smelly Dog Shampoo

Pick yours up from me at the

Guelph Farmers’ Market – Saturdays!

And for other scent-blends, click here.

Turtle Recovery Blends • Undiluted

I am a Certified Aromatherapist Health Professional (CAHP) with the Canadian Federation of Aromatherapists. I draw on my formal education and knowledge about essential oils, my personal experience using essential oils for my own recovery processes and my intuitive senses when working on developing a new blend.  My goal is to offer therapeutic blends that assist you in practising self-care using the healing powers of essential oils, one day at a time.

Pick-up in person:
Saturdays • Guelph Farmers’ Market • 7 am – noon

Click here to shop & ship from my Square Store


Turtle Recovery Blends full list July 2018

For the essential oils in each blend, click here. 


Going to Hillside this weekend?

I love spending time outdoors.  However, as you all know, it can be challenging to do so peacefully.  Over four years ago, I developed an insect deterrent spray.  I combed every reference book I had at my disposal and learned about the biological processes that plants develop to discourage predators from eating them.

let me be AD instagram July 2018

Essential oils harness a plant’s insect deterring properties.  It is also why you may see a  ‘bug spray’ on the market with different essential oil ingredients. Many essential oils have bug deterring properties.

Let Me Be–Outdoor Meditation Blend is a synergistic blend of ten (10) carefully researched essential oils with bug deterring properties and four water-based ingredients that are also known deterrents and help the essential oil blend ‘stick’ to your skin.

Let Me Be–Outdoor Meditation Blend is my solution to enjoying the outdoors in peace & relief from mosquitoes, black flies, wood ticks, ants, & moths — Deet-free, 100% plant-based ingredients, and a natural and safe alternative to conventional bug sprays. I cheekily refer to my Let Me Be blend as an ‘outdoor meditation spray’. Maintain your zen-ness while enjoying your back yard!

Let Me Be Spray is a proprietary, essential oil blend in a water base. It is naturally preserved, with no synthetic emulsifiers. Let Me Be is also available as an undiluted blend, suitable for diffusing and DIY blending. 

5 seasons Let me be 1 up May 2018Thank you Canadian Federation of Aromatherapists for my robust aromatherapy training!


July’s Edition of The Nose Knows Newsletter

Hot off the presses!

Read about:
• Terra Cotta Pendants  ~ ‘Wear Your Aromatherapy in Style’ and a special sale
• How to enter to win an LJ Turtle Oh Canada! Gift Pack
• How to use phototoxic essential oils safely
• An update on the CFA Anniversary & Conference
• My Smelly Dog Grooming Spray celebrates its 4th year!
• Announcing the winner of the Summer Survival Gift Pack

Click here to download a pdf version of July’s The Nose Knows





Enter to win an Oh Canada! Gift Pack

This month we celebrate all things Canadian. The Let Me Be Insect Deterrent Spray is an LJ Turtle Proprietary blend as is the Frank & Myrrh LipSaver.  The Terra Cotta Pendant was made in New Brunswick and the 3 Canadian tree essential oils come directly from a distiller in Quebec.

Enter to win an Oh Canada! Gift Pack Fridays at the Two Rivers Market or Saturdays at the Guelph Farmers’ Market. Good luck!

Oh Canada draw 1 up July 2018

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Let Me Be • Outdoor Meditation Spray






Good Vibrations Diffuser Blend

LJ Turtle Good Vibrations Diffuser blend was originally blended for a Reiki wellness practitioner to use in between clients.  She felt the space needed ‘cleansing’ as one client was leaving and another was arriving.

Good Vibrations also reflects my Ojibwa heritage – I intentionally used Canadian Black Spruce and Sage to do the heavy cleansing work.

Good Vibrations Catalogue MOnograph July 2018


Click here for my collection of Turtle Recovery Blends.

Available Saturdays at the Guelph Farmers’ Market

Heading out this Canada Day weekend?

Heading out this Canada Day long weekend?

Don’t forget to pack your ‘bug spray’!  I call mine an ‘Outdoor Meditation Spray’ – because it lets you do just that, relax, enjoy and even meditate in your backyard 🙂  Or benefit from a walking meditation at Guelph Lake.

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Let Me Be • Outdoor Meditation Spray

Before heading out, swing by the Two Rivers Market Friday until 7 p.m. or the Guelph Farmers’ Market Saturday until noon.

As a bonus, you will receive a voucher to save on your refill.
Re-use and save!
After all, we do live in the greenest city in Ontario 🙂

let me be $5 voucher June 2018

Click here for all the ingredients and uses details. 




Last chance to enter to win Summer Survival Gift Pack

Friday and Saturday will be your last chances to enter to win an LJ Turtle Summer Survival Gift Pack which includes:

Let Me Be Insect Deterrent Spray
A pair of handcrafted aromatherapy diffuser earrings with Joy Diffuser Blend
Lavender Hydrosol
Smelly Dog Grooming Spray 

Draw date is the last Saturday in June.  You can enter at either the Two Rivers Market on Fridays or the Guelph Farmers’ Market on Saturdays.  Good luck!

summer survival draw June 2018
LJ Turtle Aromatherapy • Guelph Ontario Canada


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Let Me Be • Outdoor Meditation Spray


Smelly Dog Woodsy
Smelly Dog Grooming Spray • Woodsy Piper’s Blend
Lavender Hydrosol
Lavender Hydrosol


Aromatherapy Insight Card Reading

This week’s intuitive reading included two citruses and one tree essential oil.

AIC June 25 2018
Jennifer Jefferies’ Aromatherapy Insight Cards • Reading by LJ Turtle Aromatherapy 

Cedarwood: Courage; grant me the willpower, focus and persistence to keep working towards personal and business goals.

Lime: Eases Stress; remember to have fun and play 🙂

Petitgrain: Conscious Mind; I already have all the answers within; listen to that small quiet voice for guidance.

This reading was compelling; themes hung together which was helpful for me. I put together the following blend to use at times of stress, lack of focus, and when needing guidance.

Roll-on recipe blend:
1 drop Petitgrain
3 drops Cedarwood
2 drops Lime
Topped off with almond oil • 5 ml volume

Click here to learn more about Jennifer Jefferies’ Aromatherapy Insight Cards or visit me at the Guelph Farmers’ Market Saturday. 

Oh Canada! Essential Oils

Essential oils come from all over the world. Given our abundance of forest, Canada is well known for its ‘tree’ essential oils.

Black Spruce for example, is invigorating and revitalizing to the whole being and is suitable to use with respiratory issues and rheumatic pain.

Eastern White Pine can be used to reduce anxiety and stress.  Its warming properties make it suitable to use for rheumatic pain.  It is also a powerful essential oil to diffuse or inhale directly from the bottle – as it helps prevent the spread of flu and other air borne viruses.

Balsam Fir is the very recognizable ‘Christmas tree’ smell! It is a powerful essential oil to diffuse for relief with respiratory congestion.  Make a muscle rub by blending with a carrier oil for relief of muscular and joint pain.

carry Black Spruce, Eastern White Pine, Balsam Fir, and Spruce Hemlock, which are wild-crafted and distilled in Quebec.  I also carry a Chocolate Peppermint and White Sage from the same distiller (in very small quantities); and I recently started carrying a local lavender from a farmer in Moffat, Ontario.

Each of these is available for ‘sniff’ testing at my market stall at the Guelph Farmers’ Market on Saturdays.

LJ Turtle single essential oils are suitable for:

• Diffusing with a nebulizer
• Use with our diffuser jewelry
• Simply ‘sniff’ from the bottle
• Use with our felted designs
• At safe concentration levels, may be blended for topical use. We carry DIY roll-on kits

Happy blending!

Worth a read: Pichette et al. (2006), ‘Composition and antibacterial activity of Abies balsamea essential oil’; Phytotherapy Research, pp. 371-3.

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