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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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HBA Spring Conference & Skin Care Products

Its a frigid day here in the big apple. Yeppers, its still winter and Mother Nature is giving us her Arctic blast for sure. Though the sun is shining bright, the skies are blue not a cloud anywhere.!

The crazy up and down weather .. balmy one day .. frigid the next. My bulbs are already 2 inches high and I really was hoping Spring was around the corner. Well, it is but .. just not yet.

Thought I would share some interesting articles:

* Find Safer Soap, Shampoo, Makeup and More:
Did you know that cosmetics and personal care products aren’t tested by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration before they go on the market? In fact, manufacturers are responsible for testing their own products for safety. Unfortunately this mean sun safe ingredients may be lurking in your favorite soap, shampoo or makeup. http://www.ewg.org/node/26032.

* What NOT to buy:
Major gaps in public health laws allow cosmetics companies to use almost any ingredient they choose in everything from sunscreen and mascara to deodorant and baby shampoo, with no restrictions and no requirement for safety testing. To help you navigate your store’s aisles, Environmental Working Group researchers have scoured thousands of ingredient labels to bring you our top recommendations for what not to buy — products with worrisome or downright dangerous ingredients that don’t belong in your shopping cart or on your skin.
http://cosmeticsdatabase.com/special/whatnottobuy/index.php?nothanks=1

For those interested:
The HBA Spring Conference
Javits Center in Manhattan
March 4 -5, 2008
HBA University SM presents its premier educational symposium, which covers two powerful aspects of the industry: “Achieving Well-Being: The New Paradigm,” and “International Prestige Package & Design”. The dual program, on March 4-5, 2008, will cover high-interest topics that address the growing consumer demand for healthy inner and outer beauty as well as brand marketers’ quest for “Beauty-in-the-Bottle”. http://www.hbaexpo.com/spring-conference.htm

All this brings me to what we do here at SunRose .. the pure and natural way of caring for your skin.
Each season brings different needs, but oh what fun to be able to create your own nurturing and nourishing products for your skin.

Carrier oils are the best way to keep your skin supple, especially the ‘dry flaky winter skin’ that makes us itch. The low temps, low humidity and strong harsh winter winds will deplete the skin of its natural lipid layers which keeps the skin from drying out.

After bath when our skin is still damp is the best time to, as I call it, ‘ oil up’. If you have not ever tried using Carrier oils, i.e.: Apricot Kernel, Sweet Almond, Jojoba (great for hair as well), Rosehip Seed the highest source of Vitamin C, Evening Primrose, etc,
then you should visit our Carrier Oil page: http://sunrosearomatics.com/catalog/carrieroils.asp

Or, try our blended Carrier Oil Professional Formulas: http://sunrosearomatics.com/catalog/shop/shopdisplayproducts.asp?id=37&cat=Professional+Formulas

Before we know it .. Spring will be here with the ‘new green’ on the trees and flowers popping up.
Stay cozy and warm,
til next time
~ Rosanne

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New Year 2008 Rant & What’s New

It’s a New Year .. 2008 .. life is certainly moving at a fast pace.!I hope that you had a wonderful Holiday Season and wishing you all good things in the New Year.

Lots of new and exciting things going on at SunRose, read on, after my ‘New Year’s Rant’ to see what’s new.

This past weekend, as I was attempting to get my veggies and fruits for the week, I was astounded by the prices.. this article just proves.. I was not over reacting.

Its a scary thing.!

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) – The price of fruits and vegetables is climbing faster than inflation, while junk food is actually becoming cheaper, the findings of a new study suggest.

To read on Click hereHealthy food getting more expensive: study Health Reuters http://www.reuters.com/article/healthNews/idUSPAR27349420080102?feedType=RSS&feedName=healthNews

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Then this article ..
This is just so not cool .. I am having real problems with this.

WSJ NEWS ALERT: FDA Is Expected to Approve Milk, Meat From Cloned AnimalsCloned Livestock Poised To Receive FDA Clearance – WSJ.comhttp://online.wsj.com/article/SB119938649276665241.html?mod=djemalertNEWS

Get ready for a food fight over milk and meat from cloned animals and their offspring.After more than six years of wrestling with the question of whether meat and milk from them are safe to eat, the Food and Drug Administration is expected to declare as early as next week that they are.
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And last but not least, for my New Year’s rant is this website regarding the disappearance of bees around the world.I hope you take a moment to visit this site.. click on the top ‘ trailer’ it is only a few minutes to watch.

Vanishing of the bees http://www.vanishingbees.com/

Vast numbers of bees are literally disappearing all around the world. This movie analyzes why this mysterious phenomenon is taking place and how dramatically it could impact the world’s food supply in the short term. As a note, the producers are also seeking donations to bring the movie to a wider audience. View this breath-taking trailer here:Watch: http://www.vanishingbees.com

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New in the Essential Oil world for me ..new at SunRose we will be offering:

Sandalwood Yasi

Botanical Name: Santalum yasi
Country of Origin : Western Australia
Method of Extraction: Steam Distillation
Plant Material Used: Heart wood & Root ball.

This material is absolutely wonderful. The closest to Mysore India Sandalwood (Santalum album) that one can get. The deep rich scent, makes my mouth water and my mind relax.

Visit our website site for more information & pricing:http://www.sunrosearomatics.com/

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Aromatherapy Today International Journal – Vol 40 / December 2007

In this Issue:

* Essential Oil Profile – Cinnamon by Jennifer Jefferies
* AIA Conference Review
* Essential Oils, temperaments & defences – by Michael Scholes
* The magic of Physics – by Jan Kusmirek
* Alzheimer’s Research – by Jackie Farnell
* Osteoporosis / Osteoarthritis – by Susan Cleary
* Aromatic Journeys – by Jim Llewellyn

Please visit: our site Aromatherapy Today Intn’l Journal http://sunrosearomatics.com/catalog/shop/shopdisplayproducts.asp?id=34&cat=Aromatherapy+Today+Journal

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Here is one that I think you will find interesting:

Fragonia Essential Oil

Botanical Name: Agonis fragrans
Family: Myrtaceae
Country of Origin: Australia
Method of Extraction: Steam Distillation

Agonis fragrans is a member of the Myrtaceae Family (e.g. cajeput, tea tree, etc).

This family is regarded as:
” anti inflammatory
” antiseptic
” respiratory
” immune stimulant

Visit our website site for more information & pricing: www.SunRoseAromatics.com

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Well, that’s if for this first blog of the New Year.! Its been cold here yet we are not getting the snow accumulation like other places in the U.S.

Stay cozy and warm, remember to take care of your skin, as it can get very dry in this weather,
have a healthy and wonderful year.!

~ til next time
R~
http://www.sunrosearomatics.com/

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What’s in that bottle???

Essential Oils: What’s Really in that Bottle?
Marketing hype or Myth??

One of the very first lessons I learned in my aromatic journey was ‘know what to ask for’. Being curious, I asked, ‘what exactly does that mean?’ The reply (from my professor at Purdue, Jim Simon, currently at Rutgers)… “Know how to identify what it is you want to purchase”.

Even today, when some customers call, they are still not educated on what are the differences between essential oils, absolutes, resins, carrier oils, infused oils or fragrance oils. Allow me to shed some light on this.

* Essential Oils:
An essential oil is a product obtained from natural raw material, either by: distillation with water or steam or from the epicarp of citrus fruits by mechanical processing, or by dry distillation. They are concentrated extracts and should never be used ‘neat’ (directly) on the skin.

Essential Oils are found in:
The flowers, leaves, bark, wood, roots, entire plant or fruit peel.

* Vegetable Oils (Carrier Oils):
Vegetable oils work to benefit skin and health. They are produced from nuts and seeds, producing oils, butters and fats.
For example: Sweet Almond, Sesame Seed, Shea butter, etc.

Essential oils are typically blended with some type of Carrier oil before applying to the skin or a skin care product.

* Fragrance Oils:
Fragrance oils are made out of synthetic material. This came to pass because an essential oil scent would vary from year to year depending on the weather conditions. (Too much rain, too little rain would stress the plant which would effect the scent). Especially for the perfume industry, they needed to ensure that the scent was identical every time they produced a fragrance.

More and more the trend today is to ‘go back to basics’. This is one of the reasons why Natural Perfumery is making such a big come back.

So, you’re looking for a certain essential oil?
No worries… Just be sure that the following basic information is on the bottle:

– Essential oil: Lavender
– Botanical Name: Lavendula angustifolia
– Country of Origin: France

The ‘botanical name’ and ‘country of origin’ are what identify the essential oil you are looking for, it’s ‘fingerprint’ if you will.

For example:

Essential Oils:
Lavender – Country of Origin could be France or Bulgaria
Rose Otto – Country of Origin could be Bulgaria or Turkey
Vetivert – Country of Origin could be Haiti or India

The scent will vary due to country of origin.

Absolutes:
Rose Absolute Morocco – Rosa centifolia
Rose Absolute Bulgaria – Rosa damascena

The above not only have different countries of origin, but also have different botanical names, be sure to identify the product you are looking for as it will affect the scent of these materials.

Some essential oils have many subspecies – i.e.:

Eucalyptus citridora (this has a lemon scent)
Eucalyptus dives
Eucalyptus globulus (the most common)
Eucalyptus polybractea
Eucalyptus radiata
Eucalyptus smithi

The examples above show – ‘what you want’, ‘what is in the bottle’ and knowing the botanical name is crucial.

Which ‘chemo type’ do you require?
Depending on the properties you desire, you will need to understand the composition of the essential oil. The ‘chemical constituent’ or the three (3) major classes of essential oil constituents:

* monoterpenes and their derivatives (monoterpenoids)
* phenyl propane derivatives
* sesquiterpenes and their derivatives.

We can get into some chemistry here, however, for the purposes of this article this is an overview. It would be advisable to get to know the different properties and why you would choose them.

For a little overview:
Essential oils with Linalool are found in coriander seed, lavender, clary sage, and linalool chemo type of thyme.

Properties associated with monoterpene alcohols:
• strong antibacterial, antifungal and antiviral properties
• vasoconstrictive properties i.e. menthol, linalool, geraniol can make the site of application feel cold.
• Tonic and general stimulant properties
• Sedative properties

Properties associated with sesquiterpene alcohols:
• Antiviral properties
• Farnesol found in i.e. rose and chamomile is an excellent bacteriostatic. It is well suited to skin care and deodorant products, as it is know to inhibit, rant than kill, growth of bacteria.
• Tonify muscles and nerves

Properties associated with phenols:
• very powerful antimicrobial properties
• skin and mucous membrane irritants
• general tonics and stimulants
• stimulants to the immune system.

Marketing hype or Myth?
We are all in the business to sell our essential oils. However, there is much marketing hype that exists. When you see: aromatherapy grade, therapeutic grade, etc., to the best of my knowledge, there is no such grading system in
this country.

What else would be helpful in purchasing your essential oils?
– Distillation date – when the material was actually distilled. Some essential oils have a longer shelf life then other. Be sure to store properly (cool, dry, dark areas) and tightly close the cap to extend shelf life.

– ‘Batch’ or ‘Lot’ number is important if there is an issue with the order. However, not always available. This way the seller can pinpoint the batch and identify it more readily. (If this is not available, the distillation date will help).

– Organic – You should be given the certifying program (i.e. Ecocert, NOP, etc). This may vary from country to country.

Some customers prefer only organic, other have no preference at all. Cost is a factor, due to organic oils being more costly. (do to all the strict farming laws and paper work).

As a side note: I would prefer all citrus to be organic if possible. The oil for this is cold pressed from the rind where the pesticides are sprayed.

The key is to be an informed buyer.
– Read the labels
– Essential oil & Botanical Name
– Country of Origin
– Organic / wild crafted / conventional
– Lot or Batch Number

Start a sample box. Samples are important to compare different country of origin, and different suppliers. As well as different years. I have aged Patchouli from 2000 that is wonderful, as you know; some oils just get better with age.

Breathe in the wonderful aroma and know that you ‘get what you ask for’.

Books in my Library are many, but my ‘most used’ and favorites:

Perfume and Flavor Materials of Natural Origin by Stephen Arctander
The Essential Oils by Ernest Guenther (Vol I thru VI)
The Complete Guide to Aromatherapy by Salvatore Battaglia
Liquid SunShine / Vegetable Oils for Aromatherapy by Jan Kusmirek

Rosanne Tartaro,
SunRose Aromatics, LLC
www.SunRoseAromatics.com
Phone:718 794 0391