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.
I 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
Worth a read: Pichette et al. (2006), ‘Composition and antibacterial activity of Abies balsamea essential oil’; Phytotherapy Research, pp. 371-3.
June 23rd, 2018 is a Summer Sampler Saturday at LJ Turtle’s table at the Guelph Farmers’ Market.
Here’s how to receive onefree LJ Turtle Sampler:
1. Find our FB post about the June 23 Summer Sampler Saturday https://www.facebook.com/ljturtlearomatherapy 2. Like it 3. Share it to @GuelphFarmersMarket with the following message: Guelph Farmers’ Market is Worth the Trip 4. Share it to your FB page with the same message: Guelph Farmers’ Market is Worth the Trip
5. Come by my table on the 23rd to pick-up your Summer Sampler
This week’sSummer Samplers include:
Let Me Be • Outdoor Meditation Spray (aka insect deterrent spray) • 30 ml Smelly Dog • Grooming Spray • 30 ml Strawberry • Sorbet Perfume Oil • 1 ml
Quantities of each sample are limited. First-come-first-choice.