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Beware Dr. Google

Who among us hasn’t turned to Dr. Google in our time of need? Dr. Google can be a great resource to prepare for an appointment with an actual doctor. We should all be strong advocates for our own health, so having the tools at our fingertips to research symptoms, treatment options, etc. is a wonderful thing. However, Dr. Google should never be a substitute for consulting with a medical professional. When it comes to using essential oils safely, we need to do more than just follow random advice we find through an online search.

In a post for life holistically, Leslie Moldenauer (CHNC, HHP, Cert. Aroma) warns us of the dangers of taking advice from Dr. Google about aromatherapy:

With the accessibility of information on the Internet, should we go to the doctor, whether it is an allopathic or complementary practitioner? When speaking to aromatherapy, people search the Internet, Facebook or Pinterest, asking for an oil or oil blend that will help their health concern. Many times, the method of application and safety is not covered, so in cases of someone searching for information with limited knowledge of the topic, it can be a precarious situation. The recommendations given online come from a place of wanting to help others, but many times, they miss the mark.

This post of a great resource for learning ways to use aromatherapy safely and responsibly. We highly recommend giving it a thorough read. Aromatherapy can be a safe and healthy way to improve daily life, but learning to use essential oils safely is the number one priority.

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Essential Oil Dilution

Essential Oil DilutionProper essential oil dilution is an important part of aromatherapy. SunRose Aromatics strongly urges our customers to use essential oils safely and wisely. This means not using essential oils without first properly diluting them. The results of a survey conducted in May and June 2015 by the Tisserand Institute highlights the dangers of improper essential oil dilution:

Dilution cannot be overemphasized when it comes to all essential oils, but is especially important for cinnamon bark and cassia. A little really does go a long way and if you proceed with caution, you may be able to benefit from some of the amazing properties of these oils for longer, and with no adverse reaction.

We provide essential oil dilution charts on the SunRose Aromatics website, which we encourage you to study and use as a guideline. The best thing you can do is read as much about aromatherapy and educate yourself as much as possible so that you know you’re using essential oils safely.

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Try Catnip to Repel Mosquitoes

Catnip

It’s been said that the mosquito is the unofficial Maine state bird – though we suspect many states have that same unofficial mascot! – so mosquito control is as important as ever now that we’re based in Maine. That’s why this Science Daily article about catnip’s mosquito repellent compound is good news:

Researchers report that nepetalactone, the essential oil in catnip that gives the plant its characteristic odor, is about ten times more effective at repelling mosquitoes than DEET — the compound used in most commercial insect repellents.

This summer, try our wild-crafted Catnip Essential Oil in an outdoor diffuser. Or try a spray made with our catnip hydrosol. We’ll definitely be using these products on the farm!

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What is the smell of rain ?? & Earth Day Special

Raindrops www.SunRoseAromatics.com
Raindrops
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What is the smell of rain ??

“petrichor,”
– the blood of stone.

 ‘It’s used to describe the distinct scent of rain in the air.
Or, to be more precise, it’s the name of an oil
that’s released from the Earth into the air
before rain begins to fall.’

The smell had actually been described already by a small perfumery industry operating out of India,
which had successfully captured and absorbed the scent in sandalwood oil.

They called it “matti ka attar” or “Earth perfume”.
But its source was still unknown to science.

To read the entire article please visit:
What is the smell of rain ?

For Sandalwood Essential Oil:

– Sandalwood Extra, New Caledonia

– Sandalwood Sri Lanka

– Incense: Sandalwood Chips – Byakudan

I love reading the history of things, the Scent of Rain, Earth Perfume, conjures up mystical thoughts!
Enjoy the article it is a great read.

Spring has finally arrived here on the farm ..
Wishing you a joyous Spring time ..
filled with fragant scents and beautiful colors.!

Earth Day is celebrated on April 22nd, 2015

Earth Day April 22nd www.SunRoseAromatics.com
Earth Day April 22nd
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World Book Day is celebrated on April 23rd, 2015

World Book Day April 23rd www.SunRoseAromatics.com
World Book Day April 23rd
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To celebrate Earth Day a reminder to honor our Earth Mother
and World Book Day a reminder that reading transports us to far away worlds
SunRose is having a SPECIAL ..
ALL ORDERS OVER $75.00
20% DISCOUNT!
Valid thru April 24th, 2015

~ til next time .. Rosanne

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Solar Eclipse, New Moon & Spring Equinox ~

Quote:
‘Laughter is the sun
that drives winter
from the human face.’
~ Victor Hugo

Lots of exciting happenings in the sky this weekend.

For the first time since November 3, 2013,
the Moon will completely cover the disk of the Sun
on March 20, resulting in a total solar eclipse.

The Spring equinox occurs more than 12 hours after the eclipse ends.

To read more of the story visit: Farmers Almanac

total solar eclipse www.SunRoseAromatics.com
total solar eclipse
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Lots of talk about GlassWare lately,
I love my GlassWare, the tools of my trade,
which is why we offer GlassWare on the website.
looking for beakers, funnels, stirring rods, etc ..
ALL GLASS .. visit our supples page:

Supplies Page

GlassWare Kits www.SunRoseAromatics.com
GlassWare Kits
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Quote:
‘Nothing is more beautiful
than the loveliness of the woods
before sunrise.’
~ George Washington Carver

Its been a very rough Winter Season for some of us around the USA.
Between the cold weather and howling winds,
the heat in the house drying out our skin ..
it is time to make some Body Creme and pamper
your skin .. Face, hands, elbows, feet .. all over.

DIY:
Easy to make body creme:
(and remember its your creation
you can formulate this to your liking)

– 1 cup (16oz) Shea butter Organic
– 1/4 cup Virgin Coconut Carrier Oil Organic
– 1 tsp of Vitamin E oil (Non Gmo if possible)
– 1/2 oz of your favorite essential oil or blend
(ie Lavender, Sandalwood, etc)

Optional:
I like to add equal parts:
– 1 Tsp Rosehip Organic (highest form of Vit C for your skin)
– 1 Tsp Evening Primrose Carrier Oil Organic

1. in a bowl add your Shea butter, VCO, Vit E
2. then blend your essential oil & rosehip / evening primrose mix and add to the bowl.

3. with either your kitchen aid or hand mixer ..
whip til it is the texture of meringue.

Because you are not adding any water you really do not have to worry about bacteria .
(Remember Vit E is NOT a preservative).

4. Once you have the texture you desire, place your body creme into a jar,
tapping on a cushioned pad to pack down and to get the air out.

Pamper your body and get ready for Spring. www.SunRoseAromatics.com
Pamper your body and get ready for Spring.
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End Quote:
Let us be grateful to people
who make us happy,
they are the charming gardeners
who make our souls blossom.
~ Marcel Proust

And so, another season is coming to an end ..
isn’t it funny how by the end of a Season ..
we are ready to see it go.
I am so looking forward to Spring coming to Maine,
seeing what survived the winter,
the herbal beds, and flower beds, to be created ..
There is so much to discover here ..
Life is full and Spring is bursting with New Life, New Beginnings ..
~ until next time .. be well, Rosanne