Become a blending superstar


To register for this workshop, please call: 519-836-7280

Or register by walk-in: Go to 1428 Gordon St., Guelph, ON.

Confused by all the information out there about essential oils? Do you wonder if you are using them both effectively & safely?

Ever wonder if you are adding the correct number of drops to your roll-on blend?

Do you become overhwelmed when reading labels – trying to figure out ‘what’s in the bottle?’

You want to use essential oils at home, both for yourself and your loved ones, but are not sure how to do this safely?

understand and I can help.  

My workshops take you step-by-step through the wonderful world of aromatherapy starting with understanding how to read a label.  We discuss the various safety issues around using these potent oils and what are recommended best practices for different age groups and health conditions.

For the Love of Lavender! Aromatherapy Workshop

Lavender is a distinctive and recognizable plant and its scent profile as an essential oil is also widely appreciated and recognized. But did you know that lavender grows in different countries?  As a plant, lavender relies on nature for its growth & survival. Lavender grown, harvested and distilled in France will have a very different scent-profile than one from Ontario, for example. 

Here’s how to register:

Go to the Continuing Education with the Upper Grand District School Board and register.
Click here to register and use course code PR-4324

For The Love Of Lavender September 2018

In this 2-hour workshop we will ‘sniff test’ four different lavender essential oils (countries of origin include France, South Africa, and Ontario) and discuss the safety use profile of lavender essential oil in general. You will also be introduced to a gentle yet powerful aromatherapy tool – the hydrosol.  You will receive hands-on blending training and create a customized blend safe for topical use.

Here’s what is in your workshop kit:
• 1 bottle of lavender essential oil
• 1 bottle of lavender hydrosol
• 1 DIY kit to make a custom roll-on
• Profile & safety literature

You take all of the above home with you along with a custom-made lavender roll-on!

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Upcoming Workshops

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Aromatherapy Insight Reading

I’m enjoying working with Jennifer Jefferies’ Aromatherapy Insight Cards.  I took her ‘crash-course’ introductory class at this year’s conference of the Canadian Federation of Aromatherapists.

My learning curve is still quite steep, but I am having fun and gaining great insights.

AIC June 19 2018
Jennifer Jefferies’ Aromatherapy Insight Cards • Reading by LJ Turtle Aromatherapy 

This reading was bang-on for where I am in the moment and to be honest, a bit brutal 🙂

German Chamomile: ‘Letting go’ • For me, especially letting go of the past and the things I cannot change.

Eucalyptus Radiata: ‘Integration’ • For me, releasing fears and negative beliefs so I can move into my calling – that is, integrate all the wonderful experiences and teachings I have had the privilege to receive – and put these to masterful use.

Cinnamon Leaf: ‘Coldness and Introversion’ • Isolating is my go-to strategy when life gets overwhelming and ‘too tough’ for me to handle. I shall work towards practices of self-care rather than introversion and isolation.

I blended 2 drops of each essential oil in my 5 ml roller-ball and topped it off with some apricot carrier oil.  A wonderful and interesting synergy of aroma!

If you would like to see these beautiful cards in-person, I’ll have them with me this Saturday at the Guelph Farmers’ Market.

June’s Edition of The Nose Knows Newsletter

Hot off the presses!

Read about:
• Lava Stone Bracelets  ~ Jewelry with a purpose
• How to enter to win an LJ Turtle Summer Survival Gift Pack
• Brief monographs of some of my favourite Canadian essential oils
• My Allergy Relief Serum 
• My Let Me Be Insect Deterrent Spray celebrates its 5th season!
• I’m ‘out & about’ Friday afternoons; find out where
• Announcing the five winners of Mother’s Day Pamper Packs
• Heads-up about my aromatherapy workshops coming this fall

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



Aromatherapy Class: Hydrosols


An aromatic hydrosol is a gentle yet potent, plant-derived wellness tool, soothing to the skin, uplifting to the mind and spirit.

Hydrosols are an invaluable tool of aromatherapy. 

Hydrosols May 2018
Aromatherapy Education in Guelph, Ontario • LJ Turtle Aromatherapy

A powerful yet gentle tool of aromatherapy

This session reviews the distillation process that produces both the highly concentrated essential oil and, simultaneously, the gentle & therapeutic hydrosol.

We will discuss the various therapeutic uses for Rose, Lavender and Lemongrass hydrosols including their uses in skin care, mental health and chakra work.

These hydrosols will be on-hand for ‘sniff’ testing. Participants will receive their choice of one hydrosol.

Investment: $15 + HST  & receive a hydrosol as a gift!

Buy Tickets
Click here to purchase your ticket. You will be re-directed to my Eventbrite listing.

Or email to book: ljturtlearomatherapy at

Class limited to 10 participants.

May’s Edition of The Nose Knows Newsletter

We are happy to announce the release of May’s  The Nose Knows – LJ Turtle Aromatherapy Newsletter.

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