Lots going on at LJ Turtle this month!
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?
I 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
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.
You take all of the above home with you along with a custom-made lavender roll-on!
Friday and Saturday will be your last chances to enter to win an LJ Turtle Summer Survival Gift Pack which includes:
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!
What is a ‘hydrosol’? An aromatic hydrosol, also known as ‘floral water’, is the water-based by-product of the distillation process used to extract the essential oil from a plant (e.g. rose or lavender).
Aromatic hydrosols are extremely gentle & lightly scented; though they often surprise the nose as sometimes they do not smell exactly like an essential oil (e.g. lavender hydrosol). According to Tisserand, a hydrosol is approximately 200 times less potent than its essential oil.
Hydrosols are effective as a natural and gentle skin treatment – spritz liberally on skin. Add 30-60 ml to facial steam.
You can also use the appropriate hydrosol to mix a clay facial mask. Lavender hydrosol is the ‘secret’ ingredient in many ‘sleepy time’ sprays.
A powerful yet gentle tool of aromatherapy suitable for most age groups, we carry a number of hydrosols including Rose, Lavender, Sandalwood, Geranium, Roman Chamomile, Peppermint, Neroli, and Frankincense.
These must be pre-ordered for pick-up at the market on Saturday.
Worth a read: Suzanne Catty’s: “Hydrosols: The Next Aromatherapy”