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Summer Time ~ 2011

It’s already July! Time is flying by for sure. The garden is in full swing. Already harvested garlic, lavender, the mints, basil will be up next.

Photographer Sally Prisco – Summer 2011

Oppose H.R. 2359: Safe Cosmetics Act of 2011

We ask that all small business owners takes the time to thoroughly read the entire bill, not just the exemptions in a vacuum, and understands all aspects of the legislation prior to supporting it. 

Please go to this page, read what it is all about and please, sign the petition. I did, will you ??

We all want safe cosmetics, but this will not help and is geared for the ‘big business’ not the small business folks.

Knowledge is power, don’t wait til it’s to late and this is a done deal.

http://www.thepetitionsite.com/1/no-2-sca-2011/ 

For more information on this bill:

Ten reasons why you should not support SCA 2011:

Written by Robert Tisserand: The Environmental Working Group, who have given birth to this legislation, is an incompetent organization that does not understand the science of toxicology, does not understand natural products, and that takes a biased, negative view of safety, often seeing dangers that do not exist.

 Please visit this link to read more: Robert Tisserand  article.

The Essential Herbal Magazine – July / August 2011:  is in stock: 

– Field Notes from Tina
– Summer Recipes – yummy
– Rosemary
– Fairies
– Making Soap
– Making Cheese – more yummy
– Herbs in the Delivery Room

And much more!  We also have back issues if you have missed any.

Also back in stock / new  / on special:

–        Himalayan Salt Scrubs  

–        Carrier Oil page  for what’s new & on special:

           * Caster Oil Organic – new

           * Soybean Carrier Oil Organic – new 

–        Mandarin RED – Italy Organic – on special

Summer quote:

“And I will make thee beds of roses,
And a thousand fragrant posies.”
–Christopher Marlowe (1564-93)

 We are patiently awaiting our Ruby Grapefruit Non-Sprayed from South Africa. Rumor has it that it is now at customs. Let’s hope it will arrive sooner than later.! 

Wishing everyone a bliss filled summer .. slow easy days and magical nights. 

~ til next time,  Rosanne

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Early Summer ~ How my garden grows 2011

Life has been moving way too swiftly and I realized I had not written a blog post here in the longest.  Between FaceBook, Twitter, Lindedin .. there are just so many medias to keep up with. To be honest .. I always make a point to post on my FB page so if you have not joined me there my SunRose FB address ::

http://tinyurl.com/4d78x3y

The weather has really been so beautiful the past few days and I was finally able to get out there in my garden.  I thought I would share some of the Garden photo’s with you. I hope you enjoy them.

This is my kitchen table with the first bounty of the Early Summer. The peonies, roses and scapes from the garlic and of course my tonics from the essential herbal  which helped me with my bronchitis.!!


Every magical Garden should have their protectors. Don Luis is a new addition to my garden this year. He watches as people walk into the property. Love his face.

St Francis to be sure the animals are safe and protected as well.

Elderberries are going on 2 yrs old (planted 2010). I am hoping for berries this year so I can make some syrup with them.

This is my Aloe plant (Mama) with all her babies. 2011

Here are some the Aloe babies. There were 31 of them.!! All potted now.

This for me is for sure Summer has arrived.

Actually, this is early Spring 2011. But I just love the shadows from the pergola.

Sasha always with me .. and checking out the garden. Lettuce is in and the baby tomatoes are hiding behind the stakes.

Patio tomatoes in the Earth Boxes lets see how the fair this year.

Sasha follows me everywhere .. I love my puppy.!! (well she is 8 yrs young now but I won’t tell her that ;O)

I hope you enjoyed some of my world. 

What’s new at SunRose?? Well, we are finally getting in some organic Mandarin RED from Italy. Also, ‘new’ for us will be Organic Castor Oil and Organic Soy Bean Carrier oils. From South Africa we are getting some ‘non sprayed’ Ruby Grapefuit oil. So stay tuned I will post them up on the web as soon as I can.

Summer Quote:

If a June night could talk, it would probably boast it invented romance.  ~ Bern Williams

Wishing you blue skies and delicious summer days. Enjoy the outdoors!!!

Til next time, Rosanne

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Happy Spring!

Can you tell .. Spring is here .. and with Spring .. comes the Easter Bunny and of course Easter Egg hunt ..
Read how to dye your Easter Eggs naturally…

Here’s how to dye Easter eggs with homemade dyes from veggies, fruit, and spices around the kitchen. Lots of fun for kids of all ages!

First you need to determine your colors. Here are some of our favorites:

  • Green: water from boiled spinach
  • Blue: juice from boiled red cabbage (coarsely chopped), crushed frozen blueberries (about 1 pound)
  • Yellow: juice from yellow onion skins (about 3 large handfuls), ground cumin (boiled), ground turmeric (boiled)
  • Purple: grape juice
  • Red/Pink: 2 cups beets (grated), juice from lots of boiled red onion skins (about 6 large handfuls).


To read the rest of the article: The Farmer’s Almanac


I have been following Nanotechnology for months now and this is very upsetting … Please take a moment to become aware of what they will / are doing to our foods.

Regulated or Not, Nano-Foods Coming to a Store Near You

The Nanotech Gamble: Bold Science. Big Money. Growing Risks.
A mounting body of research shows nanoparticles can cause disease and death.
But regulators are doing little to respond.


What’s New & Back in Stock ~

Caraway Seed Organic ‘NEW’
Botanical Name:  Carum carvi
Country of Origin: Hungary – Organic
Method of Extraction: Steam Distilled
Plant Material Used:  dried, crushed ripe seeds

A pale yellow color and the odor is strong typical of the seed. The taste is also, similar, but quite burning, warm, biting.  Like a rye bread baking in the oven!
Visit our page: Caraway Seed Organic ‘NEW’

Vanilla Bourbon Oleoresin:
For those Vanilla Lovers .. this is such a rich thick material!!

Howood

Sweet Fennel Organic

Cypress  Wild Crafted Austria

Orris Root Concrete 8 %


Around the Herbal Community:

Tina Sams  & her sister Maryanne over at the Essential Herbal put together a video for those who are interested in Making Balms & Salves with the ‘Twisted Sisters’ (you have to love their name). Love the photo’s / packaging and if you have not heard or seen these two in action, you are in for a wild ride.!!
And learn as you go!!

There are 8 chapters: 1/ Into 2/ Ingredients 3/ Proportions  4/ Infusing Oils
5/ Lip Balm  6/ Lotion Bar: 7/ Salve 8/ Commercial Uses.

Fun for the beginners and great gift idea!

For more information, visit their site.

Wishing everyone a wonderful Spring!!
~ til next time,
Rosanne

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Earth Day ~ Special Offer!

To celebrate Earth Day, we are offering::

FREE SHIPPING – ON ORDERS $50. OR MORE!
Valid thru Sunday April 26, 2009
Use coupon code – ED2009FREESHIP
Enter this code in the ‘Comments Section’
when checking out. This will be applied when
we process your order. (does not including Handling)
Applies to regular UPS Ground shipping only.

Browse our website for all natural products, essential oils, carrier oils,
aroma jewelry, diffuser blend, and much more.!
Visit :: SunRoseAromatics.com

My lilacs have tons of buds, the trees are all blooming and just glorious,
everything looks like a beautiful painting, all the ‘new green’ colors and
pastels of the flowers are just stunning.

Enjoy this glorious time of year, when Mother Nature shows her beauty.
New growth, new beginnings! Everything is just vibrant and alive.!

I hope you take the time to stop and enjoy the Spring Season!

~ until next time,
Rosanne
www.SunRoseAromatics.com

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Piracy / Spring in the Air / Back in Stock ~

A double edged sword.

There is a real issue in the waters off Somalia, as the article explains .. However, there are always those that will capitalize on this..

Please .. read this article to become more informed.

We’re Being Lied to About Pirates
By Johann Hari, Independent UK. Posted April 13, 2009.

Some are clearly just kidnappers and gangsters.
But others are trying to stop illegal dumping and devastating fishing.
To read more about this article: We’re Being Lied to about Pirates

Eco-warrior sets sail to save oceans from ‘plastic death’ ~Billionaire banking heir David de Rothschild plans a remarkable journey in a plastic boat to highlight the enormous ‘garbage patch’ caught up in the swirling Pacific Ocean currents. Robin McKie reports .. Eco-Warrior set sail to save oceans

NEW & Back in Stock:
New ::
– Rosehip Hydrosol Organic USA

Back in Stock::
Myrtle ‘Green’ Morocco – Ecocert Organic

Stay tuned .. as we have been thinking on our Mother’s Day Give A Way ..
to honor all the women in our lives.!!

Enjoy this glorious time of year .. alive and vibrant ..
renewal .. rejuvenating. …

~ til next time,
Rosanne
http://www.sunrosearomatics.com/