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.

Photo by H. Zell (Own work) [GFDL (http://www.gnu.org/copyleft/fdl.html) or CC BY-SA 3.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0)], via Wikimedia Commons

organic tangerine essential oil

Spotlight: Try Our Organic Tangerine Essential Oil

Spring is 46 days away! To get us through until then, we’re focusing on organic Tangerine Essential OilCitrus reticulata. Tangerine has the most wonderful sweet, light and tangy scent. This oil is said to have an almost hypnotic effect on our psyche. It’s been known to help ease stress and tension due to its soothing action on the nervous system.

Note:
Tangerine has some of the same properties as Orange and Mandarin.

Our Harmonia Goddess of Peace & Tranquility Diffuser Blend includes Tangerine Essential Oil, but we encourage you to use it in your own blends. Try it with Ylang Ylang, Roman Chamomile, or Patchouli!

For the next week, until 2/8/2017, use coupon code TANGERINE to save 10% on retail sizes of organic Tangerine Essential Oil. We hope you’ll give this sweet, light essential oil a try!

Remember when use citrus oils on the skin to dilute first (always dilute please) and most citrus oils are phototoxic do not wear on skin in the sun.

Special Cautions for Tangerine Essential Oil:
Phototoxicity.
External use ONLY.
Do NOT use undiluted on the skin.
Keep away from children and pets.

organic lemon essential oil

Spotlight: Organic Lemon Essential Oil

Lemon essential oil – organic Citrus limonum – is another wonderful citrus to assist us through winter. Its fresh and sharp scent is so very refreshing. Use lemon essential oil as a top note in any blend to help bring clarity of thought. Lemno is also a popular flavoring agent in perfumes and food, though in food recipes I always use the whole fruit. Lemon is also an adaptogen; it maye be energizing or assist in sleep, depending on how it is used.

At SunRose Aromatics, we have several diffuser blends that contain Lemon essential oil, including Sensory Delight and Sweet Dreams. But why not try creating your own blend? Try it with Grapefruit and Peppermint for an energizing blend. For a more relaxing blend, try it with Lavender.

For the next week, until 2/1/2017, use coupon code LEMON to save 10% on retail sizes of organic Lemon Essential Oil. We hope you’ll give this vibrant essential oil a try!

As with all citrus oils remember that Lemon essential oil is phototoxic.

Special Cautions for Lemon Essential Oil:
Phototoxicity.
External use ONLY.
Do NOT use undiluted on the skin.
Keep away from children and pets.

aroma jewelry

Monthly Blog Coupon: Aroma Jewelry

It’s hard to believe, but 2017 marks 19 years of SunRose Aromatics. To celebrate and to say thank you to our community, each month on the 19th we will offer a special coupon here on the blog. This month, we kick things off with a huge coupon! Save 10% on any of our jewelry! Use coupon code JAN17BLOG at checkout to receive a 10% discount. SunRose has a wide range of Aroma Jewelry to choose from and we rarely discount it, so don’t miss this opportunity! This coupon will expire at midnight eastern tonight.