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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

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Spring is almost here

Quote:
‘Your Sacred Space is where
you can find yourself again
and again.”
~~ Jospeh Campbell

Sun rise at the Farm Jan 29, 2015 www.SunRoseAromatics.com
Sun rise at the Farm
Jan 29, 2015
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The months are flying by for sure.
Life happens, each day, every moment is precious.
We had big snow in Maine this Winter ..
Hope that your winter was not as severe.
Spring is around the corner.

Spring 2015 SunFlower www.SunRoseAromatics.com
Spring 2015 SunFlower
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I have been busy creating this Winter
and have added our Artisan Botanical Perfume I call
‘Signature Scents’ to the website.
If you go the the Bath & Body page and scroll down to
Signature Scents you will see them there!
or click here to go to the page: Signature Scents

– Flora, Goddess of Spring
– Jazzy Nights
– Magical Magnolia
– Rose Bouquet
– Vanilla Glow

We now offer our Chakra Synergies in a 10 ml Roll On size as well as the 5ml bottle.

SunRose Chakra Synergies in 10 ml Roll On
SunRose Chakra Synergies in 10 ml Roll On

– Please visit our page : Chakra Synergies

I have added a ‘Metaphysical page’ as well
for those of you that like crystals / stones:
– Please visit our page:
Metaphysical / Worry Stones

Worry Stones Nature's Natural Tranquilizers www.SunRoseAromatics.com
Worry Stones –  Nature’s Natural Tranquilizers
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We are excited to announce we are now carrying the book
by Ann Harman on Hydrosols / Distilling:
– Please visit our page to read about and get your copy:

Harvest to Hydrosol by  Ann Harmon
Harvest to Hydrosol by
Ann Harman

Harvest to Hydrosol

Quote:
“We do not need to grieve for the dead.
Why should we grieve for them?
They are now in a place where there is no more shadow,
darkness, loneliness, isolation, or pain.
They are home.”
― John O’Donohue, Anam Cara: A Book of Celtic Wisdom

Would like to take a moment to honor my Mother In Law
Mary Francis O’Donnell who passed away 25 February 2015.
She was an amazing woman, loving, kind and with such a
great sense of humor. She passed quickly ,
and I am just happy she did not suffer. Mama O’donnell
as I called her loved the farm here .. and I am blessed
to have known her .. She will forever be in my heart.
Be at peace Mary Francis.

End Quote:

“To feel the love of people
… whom we love …
is a fire that feeds our life.”
~~ Pablo Neruda

The promise of Spring www.SunRoseAromatics.com
The promise of Spring
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~ til next time ..Wishing you a vibrant and colorful Spring Time ..
Happy Plantings ~ Rosanne