Herbal Pharmacy - the art of herbal medicine making

Aromatherapy Workshop @ Blessed Herbs of Maine

Gail Faith Edwards invited me to give an aromatherapy workshop on Essential Oils at her Herbal Retreat here in Maine on Monday, June 27th, 2016. There were 25 attendees and my hour long workshop turned into 2 1/2 hours of questions and answers!

We gave out handouts with dilution charts and a booklet from AIA with a wonderful overview of essential oils and samples of carrier oils and 30 essential oils for them to experience. For attendees who showed a strong level of interest in essential oils, we passed around a few of my treasured books for them to look through.

Among the topics covered, we we focused strongly on safety and discussed:

  • Safety first always
  • The mantra ‘Do NO harm’
  • Less is more
  • Do not use essential oils undiluted on the skin
  • Please do not ingest

They were very receptive and had really great questions for me to answer. It was an honor to be able to give my workshop to this group and I am thankful to Gail for the invite.

If you’d like to know more about Gail and her work, we recommend her book Herbal Pharmacy: The Art of Herbal Medicine Making, which is available on her website.

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Thank You

Thank you for supporting Small Business Saturday®.

Thanks to you, Small Business Saturday was an amazing success. We appreciate your support and hope you’ll continue to Shop Small® throughout the year.

Thanks again for your help in making a big impact on small businesses in our community.

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Small Business Saturday

Support your favorite small business.

This November 24th is Small Business Saturday®, a day to celebrate and support the local small businesses that boost the economy and invigorate neighborhoods across the country.

SunRose Aromatics is proud to take part in Small Business Saturday, and we’re encouraging everyone to Shop Small® here on November 24th.

Most importantly, get out there, Shop Small, and let’s make this November 24th the biggest day of the year for small business.

To learn more, visit ShopSmall.com.

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The Dog Days of August ~

The Dog Days of August ~
What’s back in Stock / This & That ~


‘Fairest of the months !
Ripe summer’s Queen ..
The hey-day of the year
With robes that gleam with sunny sheen,
Sweet August doth appear.’
~ R. Combe Miller

Sniffapalooza Fall Ball in NYC!
Sat 10/23 – Sun 10/24!

Mark your calendars !
For a ‘ScentSational’ extravaganza

For those of you who are just joining the Sniffapalooza family, the Sniffapalooza Fall Ball is an entire weekend crammed full of olfactory and multi-sensory experiences.

You’ll come away from the weekend with new knowledge, new friends, lots of new goodies, and a new perspective on a fragrant life

New York City
Bergdorf Goodman
754 5th Avenue
New York, NY 10019

To read about the details of this event please visit: SniffaPalooza.

Aromatherapy Today International Journal – Vol 48. August 2010.

Inside this issue:

* Essential Oil Profile – Hyssop by: Deby Atterby
* Hydrosol – Hyssop decumbens by : Suzanne Caddy
* Aromatherapy & the Emotions by: Penny Price
* Subtle Energy by: Jan Kusmirek
* Case Study – Sandalwood YASI by: John & Peta Day
* Natural Perfumery – A modern Approach by : Alex Lawless
* Equine Holistic AT by: Holly Schuurman
* Essential Oil Profile -Tumeric by: Farida Irani
* The Australian Essential Oil Industry
* Bare Essentials Feature: Beauty from the Bush
* Multi-level marketing & Aromatherapy by: Robert Tisserand
* Aromatic Journeys by: Jil Llewellyn & Robbi Zeck

Please visit our page:  AT Today  Int’l Journal

*NEW* Book

Balms & Salves ~
How to and Recipes
by Tina Sams & Friends
Well over 50 recipes for salves, balms, lotion bars, and lip balms from our own 20+ years of making them ourselves.

Also several wonderful recipes from friends!

We talk about infusing, properties of herbs, essential oils, base (carrier) oils and butters, and give some great sources.

Please visit our page: Balms & Salves

Please take a moment to watch this video .. to all our customers, family and friends, this is a serious issue that will effect small business in the future …

Donn Maria shares how the “Savings Clause” in H.R. 5786 would decimate small business owners, regardless of fees, registration and reporting requirements and testing.

Please visit: Can You Comply With 50 Different State Cosmetics Laws? [HQ]

Be informed on The Safe Cosmetics Act 2010
by Robert Tisserand

The Safe Cosmetics Act of 2010 (SCA 2010), now before the House of Representatives, is an inappropriate and seriously flawed attempt to make cosmetics safer. You can read the full text here.

New & Back in Stock:

Hemp Essential Oil England

Juniperberry Hungary Organic

Marjoram Sweet Egypt Wild Crafted

Melissa Australia Wild Crafted

Blood Orange Italy Organic

Palo Santo Peru Wild Crafted

Sandalwood Vanuatu Wild Crafted

Tangerine Italy Organic

Ylang Ylang Complete Madagascar

End Quote ~

‘ What dreadful hot weather we have!
It keeps me in a continual state of inelegance.’
– Jane Austen

Wishing you all a wonderful end of Summer and exciting new school year.!!

~ til next time,

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Just some Chat .. This & That ~

Some articles I thought you may find interesting:

Empire State Building: New energy role model
The iconic skyscraper is undertaking $20 million in conservation measures.
Promoters hope to duplicate the effort worldwide.

NEW YORK (CNNMoney.com) — The Empire State Building kicked off a major energy-saving retrofit Monday, and promoters hope one of the world’s most iconic skyscrapers can become an efficiency model for buildings worldwide. To read this article visit: Empire State Building.

For our friends in Europe ..
Munich, 21-23 April 2009

In-Cosmetics is the leading global business platform for Personal Care ingredients.

It brings together the world’s leading suppliers, R&D, production and marketing specialists and showcases the most diverse range of new and innovative cosmetics ingredients and services. To read more about it:

For those who are followers of Jack Gescheidt’s::
‘The TreeSpirit Project’
next TreeSpirit photo event:
Saturday, April 18, 4:30pm,
Mt. Tamalpais, CA

TreeSpirit Project photographer Jack Gescheidt here with news of the next large group TreeSpirit photo gathering: Saturday, April 18, starting 4:30pm on Mt. Tamalpais (Rock Spring parking lot) in Marin county, CA.

If you’re interested in joining this next TreeSpirit adventure, email me (jack@treespiritproject.com) your first and last name to join the guest list.

I am a big fan of his work .. check out his site: TreeSpirit Project

Why You Should Get More SleepEveryone knows that getting enough sleep is important. But many people don’t realize just how bad — for mind and body — sleep deprivation really is.

This is a subject near and dear to me .. as I have severe Sleep Apnea … and anyone who has this .. knows first hand .. the devastating effects of this disorder.!!!

It was so bad .. that during a conversation, regardless if it was on the phone or in person … I would just nod off .. talk about embarrassing. My friends .. would often ask .. are you on drugs ?? Lord have mercy.!
Not to mention when driving .. wow .. scared me to death. I was so happy when my Doc told me .. I was only allowed to drive no more than 15 minutes at a time.

I had every symptom in this article .. it is no joke that is for sure.
Sleeping with a cpap machine is not the easiest thing in the world .. It took me many months to adjust to having this ‘thing’ on my face while I attempt to sleep .. Well now, I would not ever want to sleep without it. (or should I say .. I cannot sleep without it).

It is not the most attractive thing .. so, those with partners ..
the benefits of NO snoring and a lively libido makes it so worth it. …
To read more on this: Why you should get more sleep.!

This is such an exciting time of year .. so much going on in the garden.
New beginnings on so many levels ..

Just a reminder .. I am a firm believer in samples .. so, when checking out ..
oh .. at SunRoseAromatics.com .. if there is something you would like to experience and / or compare, please put it in the ‘Comments Section’ at check out .. or .. you will get what I call ‘Sample Surprise’ ..

~ until next time,