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.

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Try Catnip to Repel Mosquitoes

Catnip

It’s been said that the mosquito is the unofficial Maine state bird – though we suspect many states have that same unofficial mascot! – so mosquito control is as important as ever now that we’re based in Maine. That’s why this Science Daily article about catnip’s mosquito repellent compound is good news:

Researchers report that nepetalactone, the essential oil in catnip that gives the plant its characteristic odor, is about ten times more effective at repelling mosquitoes than DEET — the compound used in most commercial insect repellents.

This summer, try our wild-crafted Catnip Essential Oil in an outdoor diffuser. Or try a spray made with our catnip hydrosol. We’ll definitely be using these products on the farm!

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Some TLC for your skin ~

Winter is approaching .. and we really need to pay special attention to our ‘skin’.   Here are some tips that may assist you with the ‘dry skin blues’.

* Hydrate your entire system with lots of water and high anti-oxidant green tea. During winter there’s a tendency not to drink as much due to cool temperatures. You may want to bring your water to room temperature to encourage drinking more.

* Eat a healthy diet of mostly raw foods, foods high in omega-3 fatty acids which produce a hydrating effect from the inside out, and antioxidants which help fight signs of aging. Winter might be a good time to increase your intake of omega-3s — and antioxidants such as Turmeric.

* Take a revitalizing bath – in warm water, not hot!
Himalayan salt baths are rejuvenating, and help dry skin to slough off. Hot water is damaging to your skin, so stick with warm water.

* Moisturize daily with non-clogging all natural moisturizers. They will nourish your skin instead of clogging it, as many toxin-impaired moisturizers do.

* It’s especially important to cleanse and moisturize before you go to bed at night, to remove impurities from your skin.

Take 5 minutes our of your day and you will be on the road to a vibrant face and healthy skin.

Every day of your life, pollution, grime and dust attach themselves to the surface of your skin.

What to do? Adjust your water temperature to be a bit cooler, limit your showers to one per day, and decrease your soak time in the bath.

* Use gentle and safe all natural skin care products. Your skin absorbs it all.

* Be sure to remove your makeup each evening. It’s a really bad idea to flop into bed, leaving makeup – not to mention environmental grime – on your face while you sleep.
Take a couple minutes to remove it, and you will find your face looking and feeling younger.

* If possible sleep on your back. Gravity creates a downward drag on your skin all day. Give your skin a break at night. By sleeping on your back, you reduce gravitational pull on your face. If you press your face to your pillow, you will likely experience increased puffiness in the morning.

* Please – Do not smoke… for your general health’s sake, and for younger looking skin. Smoking causes free radical production, which is one cause of the signs of aging.  (not to mention all the other illnesses associated with smoking).

* Apply your skin care products to warm skin, usually after your shower or after you wash your face,  in order to help your skin appear healthier. This maximizes absorption, as your pores are open and will absorb better. If your skin is cold, use a warm towel to warm your skin.

* Never pull or rub your skin. Apply your skin care products gently, and lightly tap for a few moments to help your skin absorb them. Rubbing stretches your skin and can promote sagging and wrinkles. (Note: This principle includes leaning your face on your hand while sitting at a desk, which also stretches your skin.)

* Be patient. Don’t expect changes overnight, don’t be discouraged. It may take a month or even two to three months to see any changes.

– Ageless Elixir

– Apricot kernel meal scrub

– Aloe Vera & Seaweed Gel

– Hydrosol

– Professional Formulas

Coming soon :: Look for our ~
Bath Salts : Soaks & Body Scrubs.

Be kind to your skin .. show it some TLC (tender loving care) .. and your skin will glow !

An article I think is important that you should know about ::

Big Pharma Scores Big Win:
Medicinal Herbs Will Disappear in EU

It’s almost a done deal. We are about to see herbal preparations disappear, and the ability of herbalists to prescribe them will also be lost.  Click here to read this article.

End thought:

Everybody needs beauty as well as bread.
– John Muir

Pause to appreciate the beauty around you. Whether rainbow or butterfly, mountain or tree, painting or poem – whether crafted by nature or by a human hand – beauty adds a magical element to life that surpasses logic and science.

Enjoy the beauty of the Fall Season .. the colors .. the scents of the first fire burning ..

– til next time,
Rosanne

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January Thaw .. this & that ..

There are two seasonal diversions
that can ease the bite of any winter.
One is the January thaw.
The other is the seed catalogues.”
– – Hal Borland
–  Jean-Paul Sartre

Well, its 2010 .. these dates just kind of amaze me ..
We are starting our 12th year here at SunRose, and I am so grateful to all our customers for their continued patronage throughout the years.

Today it feels like Spring is a tease .. waiting around the bend .. I so can’t wait to start my plantings this year .. I enrolled in Rosemary Gladstar’s Herbal correspondence course which has been on my ‘bucket list’ for a while now.

What’s new here ::
We are changing from blog spot to word press.  Hopefully, it will be an easy transition with many more features. i.e. I can input coupons right to the product now .. instead of the ‘add to comment section’ .. a good thing ..

Thanks to Kim my web mistress (fallenmuse.com) who just works magic .. she is confident that both my client base and myself will appreciate this new web application ..

The Patchouli Sumatra sample I received is just the most wonderful, deep, delicious, oh boy .. so, I am making my buy now .. to store and age .. we still have the vintage 2002 .. with the 2009 in the wings aging to perfection.  This will probably be the last Patchouli Sumatra buy I will make in this lifetime .. funny to think of it that way .. but true.

If you have not heard about back in stock & the new arrivals ..
take a moment and read on ..

Visit our page:

– Lavender Absolute Extra France
– Tagete Absolute Extra France

New Arrival –
Cinnamon Leaf Organic Sri Lanka
Back in Stock:

Sea Buckthorn Berry Pulp CO2 Extract – great for skin care.

Give your skin some TLC (tender loving care) especially in the winter season.

Visit our :

Professional Formula page
Ageless Elixir Facial Formula
Aloe Vera & Seaweed Gel

– Hydrosol Page – wonderful moisturizer / toner

Valentine’s Day is approaching .. if you are looking for gift ideas::
– CD Music Paul Averinos ‘Love’
Massage * Bath * Body Oils page
End Quote:
“To read a poem in January is as lovely as to go for a walk in June.”

– til next time,
stay cozy and warm,
Rosanne

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Summer time / Living is Easy ? / July Give A Way –

Pergola is almost ready. Can’t wait. Thank you Rudy ..


Sun dried tomatoes with fresh garlic and basil in extra virgin olive oil a dash of salt and pepper.

Harvest from the Garden:
Basil, green and yellow squash

The economic times in the country is really not the best. Yet, we are hopeful and carry on .. as usual. We are a resilient bunch and even though we are not as happy with the political climate and all the (empty) promises that were given .. we are still hopeful.

The saying is .. where there is life .. there is hope. And so, we hope, for good health care, more jobs, etc.

This was written by a dear friend and mentor:

Life’s task is to be like an otter, seeking adventure and joy in our
endeavors, instead of being like a beaver, always tied to work that
must be done and feeling guilty when it is not accomplished.

— Sincerely,  Journey Scenthttp://www.journeyscent.com

The fire flies are out and my garden looks enchanting as they twinkle in the evening light. I know its summer when I see them.

Upcoming Events in NYC:
The New York Botanical Garden

Presents: The Edible Garden
Perfumed Tea by Mandy Aftel
Thursday – August 6th, 2009
Time: 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm
Bronx New York

Mandy will be giving a talk on August 6th at the New York Botanical Gardens on perfumed tea as a part of the Edible Evenings series during this summer’s The Edible Garden at The New York Botanical Garden.

New & Back in stock:

New at SunRose:

– a wonderful Organic Wintergreen from Nepal. It has a beautiful soft pink color and the scent is just delicious.!

– aged Sandalwood Sri Lanka 2007 – a deeply sensuous essential oil for both men and women.

Cinnamon Bark Organic (NOP) Sri Lanka warm and spicy.

Be sure to care for your skin, especially if you are out enjoying the beach, park, riding your bike .. please remember to hydrate your skin and drink lots of fluids.

A good way and easy way to do this is with Hydrosols. Rosehip is especially wonderful and cooling as is the Peppermint. To read about our many different Hydrosols please visit our page.

Hydrosols

Aloe Vera & Seaweed Gel

Quotes for July ~

‘ For him in vain the envious seasons roll –
Who bears eternal summer in his soul.’
– – Oliver Wendell Holmes, The Old Player

‘ Summer is the time when one shed’s one’s tensions with one’s clothes,
and the right kind of day is jeweled balm for the battered spirit.
A few of those days and you can become drunk with the belief –
that all’s right with the world.’
– – Ada Louise Huxtable

‘ Deep summer is when ..
laziness finds respectability. ‘
– – Sam Keen

Our Blog give a way for July 2009 ::

– 4 oz of our Aloe Vera & Seaweed Gel
– 1 oz Rosehip Hydrosol (O) USA

Be sure to leave a comment and include your :
– name
– email address
so that we can get in touch with you!!

The drawing will be on July 30th, 2009 !!

– til next time
Enjoy these summer days,
Rosanne
http://www.sunrosearomatics.com