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.
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.
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.
• 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