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Happy Spring!

Can you tell .. Spring is here .. and with Spring .. comes the Easter Bunny and of course Easter Egg hunt ..
Read how to dye your Easter Eggs naturally…

Here’s how to dye Easter eggs with homemade dyes from veggies, fruit, and spices around the kitchen. Lots of fun for kids of all ages!

First you need to determine your colors. Here are some of our favorites:

  • Green: water from boiled spinach
  • Blue: juice from boiled red cabbage (coarsely chopped), crushed frozen blueberries (about 1 pound)
  • Yellow: juice from yellow onion skins (about 3 large handfuls), ground cumin (boiled), ground turmeric (boiled)
  • Purple: grape juice
  • Red/Pink: 2 cups beets (grated), juice from lots of boiled red onion skins (about 6 large handfuls).


To read the rest of the article: The Farmer’s Almanac


I have been following Nanotechnology for months now and this is very upsetting … Please take a moment to become aware of what they will / are doing to our foods.

Regulated or Not, Nano-Foods Coming to a Store Near You

The Nanotech Gamble: Bold Science. Big Money. Growing Risks.
A mounting body of research shows nanoparticles can cause disease and death.
But regulators are doing little to respond.


What’s New & Back in Stock ~

Caraway Seed Organic ‘NEW’
Botanical Name:  Carum carvi
Country of Origin: Hungary – Organic
Method of Extraction: Steam Distilled
Plant Material Used:  dried, crushed ripe seeds

A pale yellow color and the odor is strong typical of the seed. The taste is also, similar, but quite burning, warm, biting.  Like a rye bread baking in the oven!
Visit our page: Caraway Seed Organic ‘NEW’

Vanilla Bourbon Oleoresin:
For those Vanilla Lovers .. this is such a rich thick material!!

Howood

Sweet Fennel Organic

Cypress  Wild Crafted Austria

Orris Root Concrete 8 %


Around the Herbal Community:

Tina Sams  & her sister Maryanne over at the Essential Herbal put together a video for those who are interested in Making Balms & Salves with the ‘Twisted Sisters’ (you have to love their name). Love the photo’s / packaging and if you have not heard or seen these two in action, you are in for a wild ride.!!
And learn as you go!!

There are 8 chapters: 1/ Into 2/ Ingredients 3/ Proportions  4/ Infusing Oils
5/ Lip Balm  6/ Lotion Bar: 7/ Salve 8/ Commercial Uses.

Fun for the beginners and great gift idea!

For more information, visit their site.

Wishing everyone a wonderful Spring!!
~ til next time,
Rosanne

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tis the Season ~ this & that

 The 2009 is almost at a close. The garden is put to rest, til the Spring season, and I am already thinking of the new plantings I plan to plant .. for a start Elderberry .. which every garden should have :: visit my friend Tina’s Blog to read about the benefits & uses of elderberries .. btw she makes a great elderberry candy ! Visit: The Essential Herbal Blog

Maybe Im ‘old school’ .. however, I am NOT comfortable with this ‘nano technology’ ..
my question is .. will they include the use of this on the labels ?? As a consumer, I would want to know about this. Of course .. it is all about money ..
Be aware, and read this article:
Nanoencapsulation: difference between ‘making money and breaking even’.
Cade Oil, Crude Spain – ‘new’
Botanical Name: Red Juniper Wood Oil, Juniperus Oxycedrus
Family: L. Cupressaceae
Country of Origin: Spain
Method of Extraction: Steam Distillation
Plant Material Used: from the wood & twigs

What’s New & Back in Stock ::

My first ‘sniff’ of this material reminded me of a brisk Autumn day, around a camp fire .. That deep smokey, burnt fireplace scent that permeates the air with the coming of the winter season.

Easy Does it! Muscle Ease :: ‘new’
Massage * Bath * Body Oil

The passage of time .. as we age,
those muscle aches can be annoying ..
for those that play hard, soothe
those achy muscles ..

This was formulated to ease those aches away.
Use in either your bath, a massage or as a body oil.

Natural & Organic Deodorants : ‘new’

SunRose is happy to offer these Organic & Natural Deodorants:
Lafe’s deodorants were created to address consumer concerns that natural deodorants are only marginally effective. Since we started our deodorant line in 1992, we have been creating formulations using active ingredients with proven antibacterial properties.
Visit our Page: Natural Deodorants

Back in Stock: Beeswax Absolute

– Rosalina Australia

Sandalwood YASI Australia

Tea Tree Standard

Thyme CT Linalool Portugal

Quotes for the Season:

He who thanks but with the lips
Thanks but in part;
The full, the true Thanksgiving
Comes from the heart.
~ J.A. Shedd

For each new morning with its light,
For rest and shelter of the night,
For health and food, for love and friends,
For everything Thy goodness sends.
~ Ralph Waldo Emerson

We can only be said to be alive
.. in those moments when our
hearts are conscious of our treasures.
~ Thornton Wilder

It tis the season for giving ‘thanks’ ..
wishing you much blessings and love,

– til next time,
Rosanne
www.SunRoseAromatics.com

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End of Summer

Do you know it is Woodstock’s 40 Anniversary.!!
Country Joe & the Fish, Jefferson Star Ship ..
oh boy .. and our Sheila (SunRose) is going up this
weekend to attend the concert .. Pictures Sheila.!!

To get you ready for making your handcrafted
goods for the upcoming holiday season, we are
offering::

Now thru September 2nd,2009
FREE GROUND UPS Shipping
on Orders OVER $75.00 **
(this offer is good for continental USA only)

Be sure to put this in the ‘comments section’ when you are checking out on the web site. ‘Blog Watchers Special’ FREE SHIP

An informed consumer is the best revenge. The things they do to our foods. Better known as ‘frankinfoods’ .. the new technology is called ‘Nanotechnology’ … billions of dollars will be spent ..

You know .. I do believe Mother Nature should NOT be messed with .. to read more about what is coming to your food shelves ..
Fortified & Functionalized, Soon to be Nano-fied?

Stock up on supplies now:
Shea Butter

Aloe Vera Seaweed Gel

Essential Oils

Rare & Exotic materials for the Natural Perfumers

Carrier Oil

– Our Professional Formulas (blended carrier oils)

– Our Supplies Page (for your handcrafting needs)

End of Summer Quote:
‘Ah, summer, what power you have to make us suffer and like it.’
— Russel Baker

Wishing you all a relaxing and peaceful end of summer.!

– until next time,
Rosanne
www.sunrosearomatics.com