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2016 ~ is here ..

Happy New Year ! www.SunRoseAromatics.com

Quote:

‘Setting goals is the first step ..
in turning the invisible into the visible.’
~ Tony Robbins

Saying goodbye to 2015 ~ reflecting on the past year and all that we accomplished here on the farm.
Plantings of elderberries and many medicinal herbs .. incorporating Permaculture principles, creating hulgel kultur beds for plantings which save on watering and also, in the winter helps protect the herbs ..
exploring the farm and finding a wealth of herbs that grow
naturally here: burdock, comfrey, mullein, usnea and so many more yet to explore and find!

Continue reading “2016 ~ is here ..”

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Carrier Oils: Purposes, uses, and contents

Autumn is almost here.!!!

Fall Road
Fall Road

Quote:

Delicious Autumn! My very soul is wedded to it,

and if I were a bird .. I would fly about the earth

seeking the successive Autumns. ~~ George Eliot

Carrier Oils :

Creating your own blends for aroma therapy or skin care can be bewildering when you have to choose  a carrier oil.

There are several different kinds of carrier oils and all will affect your skin in different ways.

By learning about the make up of each oil, you will find the best one for you or your product.

Carrier oils vary dramatically in texture, smell, consistency, and appearance.

They also vary in biological make up. This means skin and body types will react differently to each oil.

Sweet Almond Carrier Oil ~

Sweet Almond Oil
Sweet Almond Oil

Sweet Almond  is a light oil that may have a  faint scent and is good for many skin types. It contains vitamins A, B, and E which help skin’s elasticity, making it more younger looking. Since it is so light, it is easily absorbed into the skin so there is no greasy residue or possibility of clogging pores. If used on its own, it can also be used as a hair treatment. By using it in a hair mask or a few drops in your conditioner, you hair will be stronger and shinier.

The earliest use of almond oil dates back to the Romans who used almond oil extensively in skin care preparations. Sweet Almond is a well tolerated, light, non intrusive base oil for massage.

Please note:  Those with nut allergies should do a skin test prior to using.

Virgin Hemp Seed Oil Organic

Hemp Seed Oil
Hemp Seed Oil

Hemp oil has a characteristic deep green liquid with a  light and nutty scent oil that contains both Omega 6 and Omega 3 fatty acids.

This gives skin a protective layer when used as a moisturizer.

Hemp oil with high levels of polyunsaturated fatty acids and low levels of saturated fatty acids

this material is a unique oil known for its healthy properties.

Jojoba Carrier Oil

Jojoba Oil
Jojoba Oil

Jojoba Oil is actually a liquid wax. You can blend Jojoba with lighter carrier oils which will help keep your skin hydrated and young looking.

The oil is virtually odorless and has a long shelf life. Because it is a liquid wax, it has no rancidity levels and has a long shelf life.

Using this oil with other carrier oils and essential will help keep skin looking moisturized and healthy.

Before using any of these carrier oils in products or on your own skin be sure to research possible allergic reactions or side effects. Carrier oils vary dramatically and can affect skin in several different ways. If researched and tested well, carrier oils are a great way to use essential oils in products and keep skin looking young and healthy.

Please visit our Carrier Oil page to read about the different products we offer.

End Quote:

Everyone must take time to sit ..

and watch the leaves turn. ~~ Elizabeth Lawrence

til next time ~ Rosanne

Until next time!~Roe Continue reading “Carrier Oils: Purposes, uses, and contents”

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Autumn Equinox / Harvest Moon 2012 ~

 

Dogwood in Fall

Quote:
Autumn is a second spring when every leaf is a flower.
~Albert Camus

In traditional sky lore, the Harvest Moon is the full moon closest to the autumnal equinox. In 2012, for us in the Northern Hemisphere, the autumnal equinox comes on September 22. The full moon for us in the U.S. will come on the night of September 29. That makes the September 29-30 full moon the Harvest Moon.
Depending upon your time zone, the full moon will be September 29 or 30. But the moon will appear round and full on all the nights around this full moon.

Quote:
“The season for enjoying the fullness of life –
partaking of the harvest,
sharing the harvest with others,
and reinvesting and saving portions of the harvest …
for yet another season of growth.”
~ Denis Waitley

What’s new at SunRose::
* Pink Pepper Madagascar
* Beautiful Baby Belly Lotion
* Towelettes
* Swisspers Gentle Walnut Exfoliating Sponge

Quote:
Delicious autumn!
My very soul is wedded to it,
and if I were a bird
I would fly about the earth
seeking the successive autumns.
~ George Eliot

The winter season is approaching, be sure to remember to take care of your skin. Carrier Oils are the perfect moisturizer for your skin. And our Ageless Elixir Facial Formula great for your facial skin care regiment.  Visit the following pages for more information:

* Face Care ~ includes Ageless Elixir
* Carrier Oils ~ many on Special 
* Handmade  All Natural Soaps
* For the Men ~ PreShave Oil
* Hydrosols
* Professional formulas  ~ Carrier Oil Synergies ~ On Special

Quote:
“Autumn mornings ~
sunshine and crisp air,
birds and calmness,
year’s end and day’s beginnings.”
-Terri Guillemets

A political moment:

GMO’S ARE CRIMES AGAINST SOCIETY ~

Please note ::  your voice counts ~~

Yes on Prop 37 – California Right To Know Truth Ad ~

Once upon a time, so-called experts have claimed that cigarettes, DDT and Agent Orange are “safe.” Now they say that genetically engineered (GE) food is “safe.” If Monsanto and Dow think these foods are safe, why are they fighting our right to know what’s in our food? Vote “Yes on 37” (California Right To Know) for the right to know what’s on our food and tell your friends and family to do the same! 

Please take a moment to watch this video ~ Right To Know ~

GMO ~ FRANKINFOODS ~ please read this page ..

End Quote:
Call it a clan, call it a network,
Call it a tribe, call it a family:
Whatever you call it,
Whoever you are,
You need one.
– Jane Howard

Harvest Moon 2012

~ wishing you all the joys of this colorful season ~

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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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Beginning of Summer Fun!

Quote:
The greatest gift of the garden …
is the restoration of the five senses.�
~Hanna Rion

Summer time and the living is easy !!!

Summer and citrus essential oils go hand in hand for me ..
They are just happy and energizing .. uplifting ..
Diffuse some in your home .. make a salt scrub ..
Be happy!!

Grapefruit Pink Organic: reviving effect making it valuable in states of stress.

Mandarin Green Organic Brazil: refreshing aroma has an uplifting quality and may help to banish depression and anxiety.

Salt Scrub Recipe:

8 oz – Himalayan Salt (or dead sea salt or salt of your choice)
4 oz – Carrier oils (i.e. Jojoba, fractionated coconut or your favorite)
30 drops – of your favorite essential oil or blend

Have fun creating your on personalized Salt Scrub !

Visit our Essential Oil page  for more ideas!

The new Dirty Dozen:
12 foods to eat organic and avoid pesticide residue
Fruits and veggies are an essential part of a healthy diet, but many conventional varieties contain pesticide residues.

By Dan Shapley

Read more: The New Dirty Dozen

Aromatic Handmade Soaps:These handmade soaps are as fragrant as they are beautiful. They come in a variety of scents and colors. Made with only the highest quality ingredients for a rich feel and a luxurious lather that rinses cleanly away.
Visit our page : Aromatic Soaps

Have you ever experienced artisan handmade soap??

End Quotes:
In my garden there is a large place for sentiment.�
My garden of flowers is also my garden of thoughts and dreams.�
The thoughts grow as freely as the flowers,
and the dreams are as beautiful.�
~Abram L. Urban

The garden is the poor man’s apothecary.�
~ German Proverb

This photo is of the first peonie of the Seasons:

Wishing you a safe and playful Summer Season ahead.

~ til next time, Rosanne