Cocoa Absolute -Theobroma cacao

Spotlight: Try Our Cocoa Absolute, Theobroma cacao

This week we continue honoring February as the month of love by turning the spotlight on our Cocoa Absolute.

Cocoa Absolute

Latin Name: Theobroma cacao
Country of Origin: France
Extraction Method: Solvent Extraction Alcohol
Plant Material Used: from the bean.
Flash Point: 212 F
CAS No: 84649-99-0
Color: Pasty dark brown

History & Uses

Our Cocoa Absolute is a Gift of the Gods!  The aroma is of yummy chocolate, think chocolate syrup. The absolute is that rich, dark, deep-brown color we associate with dark chocolate. This is a wonderful material – from the bean of the Theobroma cacao tree – for  perfumes, soaps and bath salts.

The Aztecs believed that cocoa was the food of the gods. It has been used as a divine food to relieve stress and fatigue, and to build the body’s resistance against common diseases.

One of the ways cocoa benefits the brain and the entire body is by inducing pleasurable desires. It stimulates the release of endorphins, which are natural hormones produced only in the brain. Endorphins control the sex drive and elevate mood in the human body. These hormones promote a general sense of well being among cocoa consumers.

Serotonin is another hormone that is produced in the brain. Cocoa components are capable of increasing the stimulation of these hormones through the production of tryptophan, an essential amino acid that enhances feelings of pleasure.

This is why we think you will love Cocoa Absolute! The scent can take you to a sensuous and pleasurable place.

Cocoa Absolute At SunRose

For the next week, until 2/22/2017, use coupon code COCOA to save 10% on retail sizes of our Cocoa Absolute. We hope you’ll give this luscious material a try!

Caution:
EXTERNAL USE ONLY.
Do not use undiluted on the skin.
Keep away from children and pets.
Store away from heat and light.

white grapefruit

Spotlight: Organic White Grapefruit Essential Oil

Welcome to our weekly Essential Oil Spotlight! Each Wednesday, we’ll feature an essential oil to learn more about. This week, we shine the light on organic White Grapefruit Essential Oil (Citrus paradisi).

This is a sweet, sharp and refreshing scent for sure! White Grapefruit Essential Oil is a must-have for the winter doldrums. Its overall uplifting and reviving effects make White Grapefruit valuable in states of stress. Grapefruit is also said to be euphoric and slightly hypnotic.

At SunRose Aromatics, we have several diffuser blends that contain White Grapefruit, such as Clarity, Luna Magic, Midnight Portals and Rings of Saturn. However, why not try making your own blend? Try White Grapefruit with Blood Orange, Lemongrass, Spearmint, or Bergamot, or just diffuse it on its own. Play with this refreshing oil to create your own blend.

Remember! If using White Grapefruit on the skin be sure to dilute first – always dilute, please – and remember that citrus oils are phototoxic, so do not wear them in the sun. Refer to our Dilution Charts for more information about dilution.

Short story: A SunRose client loved Grapefruit, so we explained to her that it must be diluted before being applied to the skin. We asked her to please be sure she diluted this oil and to be sure not to wear it on her skin if she was going to spend time in the sun. A week late, we received a call from her and she said, “I used the grapefruit before I went tanning. Now everything tastes metallic.” “Hmm,” I replied, “What did you learn from this experience?” This was certainly a hard lesson to learn, so we ask that all our customers avoid learning it the hard way. Dilute, dilute, dilute!

For the next week, until 1/25/2017, use coupon code WHITEGRAPEFRUIT to save 10% on retail sizes of organic White Grapefruit Essential Oil. We hope you’ll give this sweet, refreshing essential oil a try!

Special Cautions for White Grapefruit Essential Oil:
Phototoxicity.
External use ONLY.
Do NOT use undiluted on the skin.
Keep away from children and pets.

oranges

Spotlight: Organic Sweet Orange Essential Oil

Welcome to our first weekly Essential Oil Spotlight! Each Wednesday, we’ll feature an essential oil to learn more about. This week, we begin with organic Sweet Orange Essential Oil (Citrus sinensis).

Yes, the winter season calls for citrus. These bright, sunny oils can be especially beneficial to people who are affected by seasonal affective disorder (SAD). In an article about Essential Oils and Seasonal Affective Disorder, Robert Tisserand suggests that Sweet Orange Essential Oil and other citrus oils may be “particularly effective for mood enhancement.”

Our Sweet Orange oil has a zesty and refreshing citrus scent that spreads a little sunshine on gloomy thoughts or when you just feel blah.  This oil is reviving when feeling bored when when you have a lack of energy, which can happen for some people during the cold dead of winter. Sweet Orange is also great for banishing tension and stress. Its relaxing nature could be beneficial to insomnia brought on by anxiety.

At SunRose Aromatics, we have several diffuser blends that contain Sweet Orange, such as Ambiance, Happiness, and Joyful Joyful. However, why not try making your own blend? Try Sweet Orange with Lemon, Lavender, Geranium, or Bergamot, or just diffuse it on its own. Play with this happy oil to create your own fun and joyous blend.

Remember! If using Sweet Orange on the skin to dilute first – always dilute, please – and remember that citrus oils are phototoxic, so do not wear in the sun. Refer to our Dilution Charts for more information about dilution.

For the next week, until 1/18/2017, use coupon code SWEETORANGE to save 10% on 15ml or 30ml retail sizes of organic Sweet Orange Essential Oil. We hope you’ll give this fresh, bright essential oil a try!

Special Cautions for Sweet Orange Essential Oil:
Phototoxicity.
External use ONLY.
Do NOT use undiluted on the skin.
Keep away from children and pets.

pine needle

White Pine Essential Oil ~ New at SunRose

Pine is my favorite tree and we have many different types here on the farm. White Pine is our favorite for so many reasons. The natural symmetry, the longer needles, the scent. That’s why I’m so excited to announce this new organic White Pine Essential Oil that we just got in at SunRose. We think it’s the perfect pine to bring the holiday spirit into your home.

Synonym: White Pine, Eastern White Pine
Family: Pinaceae
Country of Origin: Canada
Botanical Name: Pinus strobus
Method of Cultivation: Organic ECOCERT
Method of Extraction: Steam Distillation
Plant Material Used: white pine needles & young branches
Flash Point: 40 degrees C

Personally, I love pine, it is very calming for me and yes, helps my breathing. An oil I would not be without. For more information and to order, check out organic White Pine Essential Oil on our website.

Because I love this oil so much and really would love for you to give it a try, SunRose is’re offering a coupon! Use coupon code WHITEPINE to save 10% on 5ml, 10ml, or 15ml retail sizes of organic White Pine Essential Oil. This coupon is valid until 12/18/2016. I hope you love this oil as much as I do!

Back In Stock: Frankincense Hydrosol, Bourbon Geranium Essential Oil, True Lavender Essential Oil

We’re very happy to report that we have some customer favorites now back in stock:

Frankincense Hydrosol: A truly unique hydrosol that is excellent for the skin. We like to use it externally as a lovely facial toner.

Geranium, Bourbon (ONC): This lovely, yet powerful, oil is said to be a tonic to the nervous system, quell anxiety and depression, and lift the spirits.

Lavender, True (O): A calming and relaxing essential oil that should be a basic oil in any aromatherapy toolkit.

Check out our site for more information about these wonderful materials and many more essential oils and hydrosols.