organic tangerine essential oil

Spotlight: Try Our Organic Tangerine Essential Oil

Spring is 46 days away! To get us through until then, we’re focusing on organic Tangerine Essential OilCitrus reticulata. Tangerine has the most wonderful sweet, light and tangy scent. This oil is said to have an almost hypnotic effect on our psyche. It’s been known to help ease stress and tension due to its soothing action on the nervous system.

Note:
Tangerine has some of the same properties as Orange and Mandarin.

Our Harmonia Goddess of Peace & Tranquility Diffuser Blend includes Tangerine Essential Oil, but we encourage you to use it in your own blends. Try it with Ylang Ylang, Roman Chamomile, or Patchouli!

For the next week, until 2/8/2017, use coupon code TANGERINE to save 10% on retail sizes of organic Tangerine Essential Oil. We hope you’ll give this sweet, light essential oil a try!

Remember when use citrus oils on the skin to dilute first (always dilute please) and most citrus oils are phototoxic do not wear on skin in the sun.

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

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Ease into Summer ~

These yummy mushrooms grow on my brother’s property upstate Kent, NY.
My brother calls this picture :: ‘The three amigos’ for obvious reasons.
(Yellow Morel – Morchella esculenta).
He made them for me .. just a little butter, salt & pepper .. mouth watering.!

The second picture is a favorite dish from our childhood .. that my Grandma would cook for us. We called it .. ‘tomato’s and eggs’ though aka eggs in purgatory’, this was a dish during the depression era. Saute some fresh garlic in olive oil, chop up the tomatoes, salt, pepper, fresh basil .. add the eggs , oh boy.!!

Those were bottled tomatoes and fresh herbs from the garden. Yum!

Navigating Food Labels::
Did you know the label “100 Percent Natural” has different meanings for chicken fingers, cookies and various other foods? Or that those “cage-free” chickens might not ever have seen the outdoors? Here’s a guide to help sort out what’s meaningful, what’s dubious — and what’s total fluff.

One of my dearest and oldest friend Kat just put up June 2008 ‘Rock Tarot’ readings, a fun and insightful site I think you would enjoy. To visit her page click on: RockReadings.
(I read them all, and was so surprised to read Pisces.!! She made me smile.)

Ok, are we ready to ‘ease’ into Summer fun.! Well, with the price of gas, the cost of food and everything else happening in the world.. we should still find that quiet time to decompress and
enjoy the many blessing in our lives. For me, its enjoying my garden.

Remember .. to protect your skin, and stay hydrated.! And don’t forget our furry friends, they need plenty of water as well.

Back in stock::

– Carrot Seed Hungary
– Clove Bud Madagascar
– Neroli Tunisia
– Violet Leaf Absolute France
– Yarrow Austria

The new and improved SunRose site is still working out some ‘bugs’ , so please, if you are experiencing any problems, please write me so that we can fit it right quick.!

I hope your garden is growing and thriving !
~ until next time, Rosanne

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Spring Equinox, Full Moon, New Beginnings

Well, this year is just moving along for me .. Spring is always a sign of ‘rebirth’ and ‘new beginnings’. My Mom would always say how beautiful it was to watch Mother Nature wake up from her sleep and the beautiful ‘new green’ color on trees.

My garden here in the Bronx is slowly waking up,the day lilies are about 2 inches tall already, as are my irises. The grass is even starting to act up.! This year I am planning to put some blueberries & raspberries in, and some ‘bee boxes’.

Part of my thing is ‘recycling’. Friends bring me their peanuts and bubble wrap that I use here at SunRose. However, there is an area that some folks do not know what to do with :
their old / broken electronics i.e. cell phones, old laptops, etc.

This is an informative article:
Engineering a Tough Switch: Getting New Yorkers to Recycle Electronics – New York Times http://www.nytimes.com/2008/03/10/nyregion/10recycle.html?ex=1362801600&en=1e83a25ec0dd81d1&ei=5088&partner=rssnyt&emc=rss

Some upcoming events that may be in your area:

For those in the New England Area:
Boston Gift Show ‘Gift Rap’ – April 5 – 8, 2008
BGS Gift Rap http://link.ixs1.net/s/ve?eli=2187959&si=5166747554&cfc=3html

Down in Texas:
The International Congress of Esthetics & Spa
April 13 & 14, 2008
International Congress of Esthetics and Spa, Dallas 2008
http://dallas.skincareshows.com/

Attending these shows are a great way to keep in touch with the ‘new wave’ of products and just to meet folks in the industry.

My niece, Christie Marie Tartaro, who is also my ‘house mate’ at the 1120 Club here in the Bronx… is doing the Revlon Run/Walk for Women. Some of us are survivors and some, though fought the good fight, have moved on to the next plane.

Revlon Run/Walk For Women – New York https://www.revlonrunwalk.com/ny/secure/MyWebPage.cfm?pID=416752

On Saturday, May 3rd I will be participating in the 11th annual Revlon Run/Walk for Women in NYC. This 5k race will help raise money for women’s cancer research (breast and ovarian cancers).
While I’ve been hitting the gym 5-6 days a week, I’m planning on walking the 5k with my Mom and my friend Peggy.
I have set a personal fundraising goal of $500 for this great cause. I am hoping that you will be able to help me achieve my goal! Remember, no donation is too small!

If you would like to make a donation, please visit click on the link below to visit my personal fundraising page. Revlon Run/Walk For Women – New York https://www.revlonrunwalk.com/ny/secure/MyWebPage.cfm?pID=416752
Thank you in advance for your support!

Also, back in stock is the Chamomile Roman Organic, for those who have been waiting patiently I thank you.! To read about this wonderful essential oil please visit:
Chamomile Roman (O) http://sunrosearomatics.com/catalog/shop/shopexd.asp?id=721

It sure has been a hectic few weeks here, life in progress. Spring reminds me to celebrate life with the rebirth of Nature ! Even when things seem bleak, look outside and see the beauty of nature.

thanks for stopping by,
until next time ~Rosanne

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What’s in that bottle???

Essential Oils: What’s Really in that Bottle?
Marketing hype or Myth??

One of the very first lessons I learned in my aromatic journey was ‘know what to ask for’. Being curious, I asked, ‘what exactly does that mean?’ The reply (from my professor at Purdue, Jim Simon, currently at Rutgers)… “Know how to identify what it is you want to purchase”.

Even today, when some customers call, they are still not educated on what are the differences between essential oils, absolutes, resins, carrier oils, infused oils or fragrance oils. Allow me to shed some light on this.

* Essential Oils:
An essential oil is a product obtained from natural raw material, either by: distillation with water or steam or from the epicarp of citrus fruits by mechanical processing, or by dry distillation. They are concentrated extracts and should never be used ‘neat’ (directly) on the skin.

Essential Oils are found in:
The flowers, leaves, bark, wood, roots, entire plant or fruit peel.

* Vegetable Oils (Carrier Oils):
Vegetable oils work to benefit skin and health. They are produced from nuts and seeds, producing oils, butters and fats.
For example: Sweet Almond, Sesame Seed, Shea butter, etc.

Essential oils are typically blended with some type of Carrier oil before applying to the skin or a skin care product.

* Fragrance Oils:
Fragrance oils are made out of synthetic material. This came to pass because an essential oil scent would vary from year to year depending on the weather conditions. (Too much rain, too little rain would stress the plant which would effect the scent). Especially for the perfume industry, they needed to ensure that the scent was identical every time they produced a fragrance.

More and more the trend today is to ‘go back to basics’. This is one of the reasons why Natural Perfumery is making such a big come back.

So, you’re looking for a certain essential oil?
No worries… Just be sure that the following basic information is on the bottle:

– Essential oil: Lavender
– Botanical Name: Lavendula angustifolia
– Country of Origin: France

The ‘botanical name’ and ‘country of origin’ are what identify the essential oil you are looking for, it’s ‘fingerprint’ if you will.

For example:

Essential Oils:
Lavender – Country of Origin could be France or Bulgaria
Rose Otto – Country of Origin could be Bulgaria or Turkey
Vetivert – Country of Origin could be Haiti or India

The scent will vary due to country of origin.

Absolutes:
Rose Absolute Morocco – Rosa centifolia
Rose Absolute Bulgaria – Rosa damascena

The above not only have different countries of origin, but also have different botanical names, be sure to identify the product you are looking for as it will affect the scent of these materials.

Some essential oils have many subspecies – i.e.:

Eucalyptus citridora (this has a lemon scent)
Eucalyptus dives
Eucalyptus globulus (the most common)
Eucalyptus polybractea
Eucalyptus radiata
Eucalyptus smithi

The examples above show – ‘what you want’, ‘what is in the bottle’ and knowing the botanical name is crucial.

Which ‘chemo type’ do you require?
Depending on the properties you desire, you will need to understand the composition of the essential oil. The ‘chemical constituent’ or the three (3) major classes of essential oil constituents:

* monoterpenes and their derivatives (monoterpenoids)
* phenyl propane derivatives
* sesquiterpenes and their derivatives.

We can get into some chemistry here, however, for the purposes of this article this is an overview. It would be advisable to get to know the different properties and why you would choose them.

For a little overview:
Essential oils with Linalool are found in coriander seed, lavender, clary sage, and linalool chemo type of thyme.

Properties associated with monoterpene alcohols:
• strong antibacterial, antifungal and antiviral properties
• vasoconstrictive properties i.e. menthol, linalool, geraniol can make the site of application feel cold.
• Tonic and general stimulant properties
• Sedative properties

Properties associated with sesquiterpene alcohols:
• Antiviral properties
• Farnesol found in i.e. rose and chamomile is an excellent bacteriostatic. It is well suited to skin care and deodorant products, as it is know to inhibit, rant than kill, growth of bacteria.
• Tonify muscles and nerves

Properties associated with phenols:
• very powerful antimicrobial properties
• skin and mucous membrane irritants
• general tonics and stimulants
• stimulants to the immune system.

Marketing hype or Myth?
We are all in the business to sell our essential oils. However, there is much marketing hype that exists. When you see: aromatherapy grade, therapeutic grade, etc., to the best of my knowledge, there is no such grading system in
this country.

What else would be helpful in purchasing your essential oils?
– Distillation date – when the material was actually distilled. Some essential oils have a longer shelf life then other. Be sure to store properly (cool, dry, dark areas) and tightly close the cap to extend shelf life.

– ‘Batch’ or ‘Lot’ number is important if there is an issue with the order. However, not always available. This way the seller can pinpoint the batch and identify it more readily. (If this is not available, the distillation date will help).

– Organic – You should be given the certifying program (i.e. Ecocert, NOP, etc). This may vary from country to country.

Some customers prefer only organic, other have no preference at all. Cost is a factor, due to organic oils being more costly. (do to all the strict farming laws and paper work).

As a side note: I would prefer all citrus to be organic if possible. The oil for this is cold pressed from the rind where the pesticides are sprayed.

The key is to be an informed buyer.
– Read the labels
– Essential oil & Botanical Name
– Country of Origin
– Organic / wild crafted / conventional
– Lot or Batch Number

Start a sample box. Samples are important to compare different country of origin, and different suppliers. As well as different years. I have aged Patchouli from 2000 that is wonderful, as you know; some oils just get better with age.

Breathe in the wonderful aroma and know that you ‘get what you ask for’.

Books in my Library are many, but my ‘most used’ and favorites:

Perfume and Flavor Materials of Natural Origin by Stephen Arctander
The Essential Oils by Ernest Guenther (Vol I thru VI)
The Complete Guide to Aromatherapy by Salvatore Battaglia
Liquid SunShine / Vegetable Oils for Aromatherapy by Jan Kusmirek

Rosanne Tartaro,
SunRose Aromatics, LLC
www.SunRoseAromatics.com
Phone:718 794 0391