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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

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The Herbal Blog Contest – Week # 7

Welcome to week 7 of the herbal blog contest!

This week we are featuring Aquarian Bath your source for all natural gentle soaps, herbal balms, salves, deodorants, and spa pillows. Aquarian Bath’s soaps, balms and salves are either unscented or lightly scented with only pure essential oils. This week, enter to win you choice of a Lavender Spearmint Lip balm in a 0.15 oz tube OR a Lemon Lime Lip Balm in a 0.25 oz slide tin, and 20% off on your next order with Aquarian Bath.

The Lavender Spearmint Balm is made with Extra virgin olive oil, Shea butter, Beeswax, Castor oil, Spearmint and Lavender essential oil.

The Lemon Lime lip balm is made with Coconut oil, Shea Butter, Castor oil, Beeswax, Jojoba, Lime and Lemon Essential oils, and Zinc Oxide, a mineral used in sunscreens.

To win one of these lovely balms, enter by posting a comment in response to this blog entry and take a chance at winning! Entrants must include their email address to be eligible to win. US and Canadian residents are eligible. You can receive additional chances to win in the following ways:

* Tweet about this blog contest on twitter.com including @aquarianbath in the tweet. Come back and log your tweet with a comment to receive 1 additional entry.
* Visit and join Aquarian Bath’s fan page on Facebook. Leave a comment so we know you joined to receive 1 additional entry.
* Make a comment about your favorite item from Aquarian Bath’s etsy or 1000markets stores to receive 1 additional entry.
* Make a purchase with Aquarian bath to on etsy or 1000markets to receive 3 additional entries.

*The following blogs are also participating, so stop over to enter with them for additional chances to win AND the chance to explore some cool blogs.
Aquarian Bath
Make a purchase from one of these 9 host blog’s online stores to receive 2 additional entries and leave a comment at the host’s blog’s contest:
The Essential Herbal
Herbs from the Labyrinth
Patti’s Potions
PrairieLand Herbs
The Rosemary House
Nature’s Gift
Torchsong Studio
SunRose Aromatics
Garden Chick

One lucky winner from one of the 10 host blogs will be contacted to receive 2 free soaps of their choice along with their lip balm and 20% off coupon, so be sure to visit and enter at all 10 blogs.

The winners will be announced at the Aquarian Bath blog when the results are in from all participating blogs. Enjoy.

Keep coming back and keep entering. We have some great prizes coming up, and we’ll be having the contests until the middle of May!

Remember to share this with friends and family as well.

– until next time,
Rosanne
http://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