The Mind is a Terrible Thing to waste !

The Most Pervasive Combat Injury Among U.S. Soldiers is Invisible —

and the Pentagon Has Tried to Keep it That Way.
March is Brain Injury Awareness Month and to observe it, the Pentagon did something special: it told the truth.
To read this article :: Alternet – War on Iraq

Ten products you should ban from your home forever –

You would never cross the street without looking both ways, walk alone down a dark alley alone at three AM, or tell your child to accept rides from strangers.
So why let hazardous, toxic, and even carcinogenic chemicals into your home everyday?
To read this article:: Go Green SustainLane
Back in Stock:

Quotes about thoughts ..
‘ What we are today comes from our thoughts of yesterday,
and our present thoughts build our life of tomorrow:
Our life is the creation of our mind.’
— Buddha (563 BC – 483 BC)
‘Every thought is a seed.
If you plant crab apples don’t count on
harvesting golden Delicious.’
— Unknown Souce
‘To find yourself, think for yourself.’
— Socrates (BC 469 – BC 399)
– until next time,

Upcoming Event, this & that ..

Go Green Expo invites both consumers & business owners to learn more about what is readily available so they can take steps to purchase earth friendly products & services to make our communities greener, one city at a time. To read more about it and the vendors who will be at the Expo, visit

Friday – April 17th,
Saturday April 18th,
Sunday April 19th, 2009

Time: starting at 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Place: New York Hilton – 2nd Fl
Booth # 805

Hope you can stop in and visit !

In the News ::

Veterans Concerned About New Proposal –
Charging Private Insurance for VA Care .. to read more about this, please visit:
America Abandons Veterans.

No More Toxic Tub –
Getting contaminants out of Children’s Bath & Personal Care Products
by the Campaign for Safe Cosmetics .. to read more about this, please visit: Safe

And another article – in USA Today. Group finds carcinogens in kids bath products.
The above articles are exactly why labeling is so very important .. however, more important .. the consumer has to read it to be informed.

Spring is here .. and I know many folks who love to bicycle ride !!!
We’ve long been annoyed by inconsiderate drivers.

Now, it’s time to become more considerate bicyclers.
To read more about this .. here is a fun article on ‘Simple Bicycle etiquette tips’

Spring is here .. Friday is the Vernal Equinox. Remember to protect your skin when out and about. Whether its cleaning up the winter debris from the garden, walking in the park, bicycling, whatever activity you do.

Stop by our website: for your skin care needs.

~ until next time,


What’s new around town.!

We are excited to announce we will be participating in the Go Green Expo here in NYC … We hope you will stop by to say hello. When we receive our booth number we will announce it here.. Hope to see you there.!

Go Green Expo
– the nations premier eco-friendly tradeshow,
– coming to the Hilton New York April 17th – 19th.

Sponsored in part by NBC and The New York Post, Go Green Expo will showcase the latest and greatest in all things green from fuel efficient cars and natural personal care products to greener gadgets that help us live more sustainably.

In addition to over 250 different exhibits, Go Green Expo will also host a variety of panels with leaders in the green industry, local politicians, and community activists.

This three-day event will include a business-to-business expo followed by two days for eco-minded consumers. Limited booth space is still available, contact Jason Landun at 212-655-4505 ext. 239. Visit for more details!

The One World One Heart – Finally Winner !!
One of our original winners did not reply. So, we had another drawing.

Winner # 2 – Beth from Iowa. She did not respond.
Our new Winner is:

# 50 – Tammie Lee –
will receive a 4 oz Rosa Alba (White Rose) Hdyrosol Organic from Bulgaria.

The weather has really been lovely, though still Winter .. I can just feel Spring around the corner. However, my skin is still trying to deal with the winter cold and dry air in the house .. If you have been having the same issues .. with the dry, itchy, flaky skin .. winterizing you skin with the following products will greatly help:

Ageless Elixir :: many have written how wonderful it makes their face feel.!
Apricot Kernel Meal :: a gentle exfoliate that gets rid of the dead skin.
Professional Formulas :: they are great ‘after bath’ moisturizers, select the one you feel will work best for your skin.
Hydrosols :: just a wonderful way to moisturize and tone your face.

Back in Stock & What’s New –

Aroma Jewelry :: ‘new’ Pewter Pendants – fun, practical & whimsical.
(remember to click on ‘more information’ to read description of the jewelry)

Kunzea: Kunzea ambigue from our distiller in Australia

Diffuser Blends Page to help with the sniffles

Some Winter Quotes ::
“Sometimes our fate resembles
…. a fruit tree in winter.
Who would think that those branches
would turn green again and blossom,
but we hope it, we know it.”
– – Johann Wolfgang von Goethe quotes (German Playwright, Poet, Novelist and Dramatist. 1749-1832)

“There is no art in turning a goddess into a witch,
a virgin into a whore, but the opposite operation,
to give dignity to what has been scorned,
to make the degraded disireable,
that calls for art or for character.”
– – Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

“Winter is the time for comfort,
for good food and warmth,
for the touch of a friendly hand and
for a talk beside the fire:
it is the time for home.”
– – Edith Sitwell

‘Surely as cometh the Winter, I know
There are Spring violets under the snow.’
– – R.H. Newell

~ until next time,


Monsanto to dump rBGH!!

This is great news.!! I urge you to read this article, it is a Victory for sure for the consumers of this country. Please go to : Consumer Victory: Monsanto to Dump rBGH.

Monsanto has been lobbying state legislatures and departments of argiculture around the country to harass dairies that won’t use Posilac (the trade name for rBGH). Monsanto wants to take away dairies’ right to tell consumers they’re rBGH-free.

Please take the time to go to your state action center to lean more and take action.

~ til next time,


Spring Equinox, Full Moon, New Beginnings

Well, this year is just moving along for me .. Spring is always a sign of ‘rebirth’ and ‘new beginnings’. My Mom would always say how beautiful it was to watch Mother Nature wake up from her sleep and the beautiful ‘new green’ color on trees.

My garden here in the Bronx is slowly waking up,the day lilies are about 2 inches tall already, as are my irises. The grass is even starting to act up.! This year I am planning to put some blueberries & raspberries in, and some ‘bee boxes’.

Part of my thing is ‘recycling’. Friends bring me their peanuts and bubble wrap that I use here at SunRose. However, there is an area that some folks do not know what to do with :
their old / broken electronics i.e. cell phones, old laptops, etc.

This is an informative article:
Engineering a Tough Switch: Getting New Yorkers to Recycle Electronics – New York Times

Some upcoming events that may be in your area:

For those in the New England Area:
Boston Gift Show ‘Gift Rap’ – April 5 – 8, 2008
BGS Gift Rap

Down in Texas:
The International Congress of Esthetics & Spa
April 13 & 14, 2008
International Congress of Esthetics and Spa, Dallas 2008

Attending these shows are a great way to keep in touch with the ‘new wave’ of products and just to meet folks in the industry.

My niece, Christie Marie Tartaro, who is also my ‘house mate’ at the 1120 Club here in the Bronx… is doing the Revlon Run/Walk for Women. Some of us are survivors and some, though fought the good fight, have moved on to the next plane.

Revlon Run/Walk For Women – New York

On Saturday, May 3rd I will be participating in the 11th annual Revlon Run/Walk for Women in NYC. This 5k race will help raise money for women’s cancer research (breast and ovarian cancers).
While I’ve been hitting the gym 5-6 days a week, I’m planning on walking the 5k with my Mom and my friend Peggy.
I have set a personal fundraising goal of $500 for this great cause. I am hoping that you will be able to help me achieve my goal! Remember, no donation is too small!

If you would like to make a donation, please visit click on the link below to visit my personal fundraising page. Revlon Run/Walk For Women – New York
Thank you in advance for your support!

Also, back in stock is the Chamomile Roman Organic, for those who have been waiting patiently I thank you.! To read about this wonderful essential oil please visit:
Chamomile Roman (O)

It sure has been a hectic few weeks here, life in progress. Spring reminds me to celebrate life with the rebirth of Nature ! Even when things seem bleak, look outside and see the beauty of nature.

thanks for stopping by,
until next time ~Rosanne