Neroli, Citrus aurantium var amara

Spotlight: Try Our Neroli, Citrus aurantium var amara

I often find myself reaching for some type of citrus scent as a pick me up, especially in the cold winter months. Neroli – Citrus aurantium var amara – is a rather euphoric oil that is absolutely perfect for this purpose. Many people love the scent of this wonderful material, and its effects add even more to love. It is said to relieve anxiety, depression, and stress, which makes it valuable during the winter months when many people experience these feelings in the form of Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD) or just the winter blues. Due to its tranquilizing action on the sympathetic nervous system, Neroli is also a charm for insomnia. This oil instills a feeling of peace and its calming effect on anxiety may be beneficial to sexual problems. It is known to be an effective aphrodisiac.

I created a blend this year called Sanguine Spirit which includes Neroli. It has fast become one of my favorites. If you’d like to create your own blend, try it with: Bergamot, Geranium, Jasmine, Lavender, Lemon, Petitgrain, Rose, Sandalwood, and Ylang Ylang.

History

Also called “Neroli Bigarde Oil” or “Orange Flower,” this oil is produced by steam distillation of a mixture of bitter orange flowers and flowers from the ‘shaddock’ grapefruit tree. The odor is a very powerful, light and refreshing, bittersweet floral. Neroli was discovered in the late seventeenth century and named after Anna Maria de la Tremoille, Princess of Nerola. It was valued at this time by the people of Venice, who used it, it is said, against the plague and other fevers.

Neroli At SunRose

At SunRose Aromatics, we carry both Neroli oils from Tunisia and from Morocco. Remember that the country of origin will affect the scent of the material. We also offer both the Moroccan and Tunisian oils as a Single Note in a 10% dilution.

For the next week, until 3/1/2017, use coupon code NEROLI to save 10% on retail sizes of our Neroli. We hope you’ll give this euphoric material a try!

Caution:
External use only.
Do not use undliluted on the skin.
Keep away from children & pets.
Store away from heat & light.

Neroli, Citrus aurantium var amara

Save the Date: 30 July 2017 & Weekend Specials

Its been a snowy winter up here in Maine 2017!

A winter wonderland

That is our Conan who just turned 3 years old February 17th!
And to celebrate we are having a special all weekend.
I hope you were able to finds some treasures you wanted.

The real exciting news,
Jennifer Jefferies ND has confirmed a one day workshop,
right here in Maine.

                                             Insight Cards

Imagine you could rebalance your life and
actually find what you are searching for?
What if you were able to open yourself to
receiving answers that are being directed right
to you?
What if you already have the answers you
were seeking within you?
If you would like to learn how to
trust your own intuition more,
this

class is for you.

The Aromatherapy Insight Cards are a
practical tool to help you tap into your
intuition, develop your emotional
awareness and increase your
knowledge base as you learn the subtle
uses for aromatherapy.

Date: 30 July 2017
Where: United Farmers Market
18 Spring Street
Belfast Maine 04915
Time: 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Your Investment : $99.00
Early Bird Special: $75.00
if paid in full by June 1st, 2017

BYO Lunch
or you can explore the Coop at Belfast

To secure your spot
For Payment:
Rosanne O’Donnell / SunRose Aromatics LLC

Phone: 207.342.2046

Today it feels like early Spring, Mother Nature doing her thing.
Hope your Winter is uneventful.
Til next time,
Rosanne

Scent Pod Portable Essential Oil Diffuser

February Blog Coupon: Scent Pod Diffuser

This month we continue our year-long celebration of the 19th anniversary of SunRose Aromatics with a special coupon! Use coupon code FEB17BLOG to save 10% on the Scent Pod Portable Essential Oil Diffuser.  We love this adorable little diffuser and around the office we call it our little R2D2. The Scent Pod Portable Essential Oil Diffuser is great for small spaces, kids rooms, and for your desk. This coupon expires at midnight eastern tonight, so be sure to get yours quickly.

Cocoa Absolute -Theobroma cacao

Spotlight: Try Our Cocoa Absolute, Theobroma cacao

This week we continue honoring February as the month of love by turning the spotlight on our Cocoa Absolute.

Cocoa Absolute

Latin Name: Theobroma cacao
Country of Origin: France
Extraction Method: Solvent Extraction Alcohol
Plant Material Used: from the bean.
Flash Point: 212 F
CAS No: 84649-99-0
Color: Pasty dark brown

History & Uses

Our Cocoa Absolute is a Gift of the Gods!  The aroma is of yummy chocolate, think chocolate syrup. The absolute is that rich, dark, deep-brown color we associate with dark chocolate. This is a wonderful material – from the bean of the Theobroma cacao tree – for  perfumes, soaps and bath salts.

The Aztecs believed that cocoa was the food of the gods. It has been used as a divine food to relieve stress and fatigue, and to build the body’s resistance against common diseases.

One of the ways cocoa benefits the brain and the entire body is by inducing pleasurable desires. It stimulates the release of endorphins, which are natural hormones produced only in the brain. Endorphins control the sex drive and elevate mood in the human body. These hormones promote a general sense of well being among cocoa consumers.

Serotonin is another hormone that is produced in the brain. Cocoa components are capable of increasing the stimulation of these hormones through the production of tryptophan, an essential amino acid that enhances feelings of pleasure.

This is why we think you will love Cocoa Absolute! The scent can take you to a sensuous and pleasurable place.

Cocoa Absolute At SunRose

For the next week, until 2/22/2017, use coupon code COCOA to save 10% on retail sizes of our Cocoa Absolute. We hope you’ll give this luscious material a try!

Caution:
EXTERNAL USE ONLY.
Do not use undiluted on the skin.
Keep away from children and pets.
Store away from heat and light.

Rose Otto Single Note ~ rosa damascena

Spotlight: Try Our Bulgarian Rose Otto Single Note

February is the month of love and for us here at SunRose, nothing says love more than Bulgarian Rose Otto (Rosa damascena). Rose Otto has the scent of fresh roses that we want to bury our faces in and breathe deeply to inhale their exotic aroma. The deep, sweet, flowery scent is an exquisite perfume that brings us to a very special place where emotions are soothed. This is an ultra feminine oil that may enable a woman to have positive feelings about herself. We especially like to have this oil around in times of grief or depression.

History

Rose has long been a symbol of love and purity. The petals were strewn at weddings to ensure a happy marriage and they are still used in many weddings today. The story of St. Dominic tells us he was visited by the Virgin Mary in a mystical vision where he received the first rosary. Each bead was scented with roses to aid with meditation and prayer.

Rose Otto At SunRose

We offer this most exotic material as a Single Note, a 10% dilution in fractionated coconut oil.

For the next week, until 2/15/2017, use coupon code ROSEOTTO to save 10% on 5ml or 15ml sizes of our Bulgarian Rose Otto Single Note. We hope you’ll give this incredible essential oil a try!

Note:

Rose Otto Bulgaria: Rosa damascena and Rose Otto Turkey: Rosa centifolia have different scents. Know which one you prefer. Country of origin does dictate the scent of the oil.

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