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Back to School: Essential oils and blends that can help you make the grade

back-to-school

“Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world.”

Nelson Mandela

With school having started, there are many essential oils that can help you stay focused and concentrate. Unlike over-the-counter supplements or energy drinks, essential oil remedies have fewer side effects and will not cause harsh crashes or jitters.

* Rosemary :  This herb has been used for thousands of years to aid in concentration in parts of Europe, particularly the Mediterranean. In ancient Greece, scholars would hold sprigs of Rosemary in their hair to smell as they worked. Later in England it became a symbol for memory and fidelity and is still used in wedding ceremonies.

rosemaryRosemary stimulates blood circulation to the brain and contains substances that increase the immune system’s function. It also contains many minerals such as magnesium, potassium, and calcium that can help in overall health. Camphor is a compound in Rosemary, which has been used in Vick’s Vapor rub as well as some calming salves

* Lavender:  Headaches and stress can seriously affect participation and focus in the classroom. Lavender has been known to calm senses and help ease headache pain. Part of the mint family with rosemary and thyme, lavender has over a 150 active constituents in its chemical make up. Not only does this make lavender an antiseptic, but also contains compounds known to combat stress. Before a big test, be sure to use a lavender diffuser or lavender tea.

* Grapefruit:  Grapefruit is chock full of vitamin C which helps keep your immune system going through the long study sessions and cold winter days. Pink and red grapefruit contains lycopene as well, which can help fight against oxygen free radicals that damage cells. The fruit also contains antioxidants, which will help keep you healthy even after finals week or during a huge paper.

Cold and flu season can be another obstacle that you need to over come during the winter months. Licorice root can be a great way to stay focused and feel better.

Visit our Diffuser Blend page:

this group helps when a cold / stuffy nose / sinus
* Breathe Easy
* Breathing
* Clear Heated Lung
* Headache Relief
* Sinus Relief

this group for calming in times of stress
* Calming
* Happiness
* Lovely Lavender
* Sweet Dreams
* Time Out

this group for keeping you sharp
* Clarity
* Concentration
* Power House
* Team Spirit

* Licorice root: This is an amazing little boost when you’re sick but need to get through your last week of midterms. Licorice root can be used to stir your favorite herbal tea, mixed in tea, or simply chewed on. When you have a cold, flu or sore throat, licorice root can be used to instantly sooth coughs or sore throats.

As a side note: Please do not use essential oils undiluted on the skin, blend with a carrier oil.

AromaStone Electronic Diffuser ~ is a great diffuser for a school dorm, no candles and does not burn to hot!

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While settling in, be sure to stock up on these herbal essentials!
They may be what save your grade!

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The teacher who is indeed wise does not bid you to enter the house of his wisdom but rather leads you to the threshold of your mind.
Kahlil Gibran

Until next time

~Rosanne

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Informative articles & Our thoughts for those in Boston

Thoughts and Prayers
Thoughts and Prayers

Our thoughts and prayers to all those in Boston.

The first responders and all those involved in assisting those in need ..

we thank you.

Quote ~

Nature & Books belong to the eyes that see them.
~ Ralph Waldo Emerson

Book ~

Why Essential Oils Heal and Drugs Don’t ~

The Chemistry of Essential Oils / Made Simple
by David Stewart Ph.D., D.N.M.

If you tell most medical doctors that essential oils bring about healing with no negative side effects, they won’t believe you. This is because in medical school, students are repeatedly told by their professors that all effective medicines have negative side effects, and if they don’t then they can’t be effective.

To read more of this article:  Why Essential Oils Heal and Drugs Don’t
Essential Oil Safety

Articles from the American Botanical Council (ABC) ~

Clary Sage Essential Oil, but Not Lavender Essential Oil, Reduces Stress during Urodynamic Examinations – , patients who inhaled clary sage essential oil were found to have decreases in multiple stress parameters. Also, those in the lavender group experienced decreased respiratory rates.

Clary sage

To read the article : http://cms.herbalgram.org/herbclip/470/031361-470.html

– European Elder ~ MODERN RESEARCH

Elderberries from my Garden here in the Bronx New York
Elderberries from my Garden here in the Bronx New York

Numerous “in vivo” and “in vitro” laboratory studies have assessed elder flowers and berries for antibacterial, anticancer, anti-inflammatory, antimicrobial, antiproliferative, antiviral, antioxidant, and immunomodulating activity, as well as chemopreventive and cytotoxic potential, cellular uptake, burn healing, insulin-simulating and insulin-releasing actions, anti-angiogenic (inhibiting the growth of blood vessels) activity, cardioprotective activity, and antihypertensive properties.

Human clinical studies support the traditional use of and laboratory findings on elderberry and flower.
To read the entire aritcle: ElderBerry

– Lavender Essential Oil:

Lavender from my Garden here in the Bronx New York

Aromatherapy Reduces Falls in Elderly Nursing Home Residents in Long-Term Trial.
Fall prevention using olfactory stimulation with lavender odor in elderly nursing home residents.
To read the entire article: Lavender Essential Oil

Article from the Medical Daily ~

– Rosemary Essential Oil Health Benefit:
Smell Boosts Prospective Memory

Rosemary Herb
Rosemary Herb

Rosemary aromatherapy can help boost prospective memory–- a new study finds that smelling a compound in the herb’s essential oil called 1,8-cineole, or eucalyptol, can help people remember tasks.

The smell of rosemary essential oil may help enhance prospective memory- the ability to remember upcoming events in order to complete future tasks, like sticking to a medication schedule or sending an email.

Read more at : Rosemary Essential Oil Health Benefit

The more I read about the wonderful benefits of essential oils the more I realize how important it is to really understand how they effect us.

Essential Oils in this blog you may be interested:

– Clary sage France

– Lavender France Standard

– Lavender High Alp France

– Rosemary CT Cineol Spain WC

– Sage Salvia lavandulifolia

* Note: Spanish Sage may be helpful for treatment in Alzheimer
for more information: Article Alzheimer’s Disease
End Quote:

Human nature cannot be studied in cities ..
except at a disadvantage —
a village is the place.
There you can know your man inside and out —
in a city you but know his crust;
and his crust is usually a lie.
– Mark Twain – Notebook #20, Jan. 1882 – Feb. 1883

The Spring Season is the time of rebirth and new beginnings ..
though with the tragedy in Boston .. let us also take time
to remember our neighbors and friends and family.
For we never know what tomorrow may bring.

~ til next time, Rosanne

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Spring has Sprung!!!

Spring has Sprung!
Well, I did put my shovel away .. and so of course we had snow showers today ..  its ‘Murphy Law’.
The year 2011, started off running ..  and here we are .. its Spring already.!

After a very ‘snowy’ winter, the Spring Season is such a joy.  New beginnings, watching Mother Nature .. as all the plants, trees and flowers are waking up after their long winter sleep.

I’m excited to dig in the dirt .. and have already gotten my planters ready for the herbs and flowers that I will be planting this year.

Even if you do not have land to plant .. you can always do a container garden .. and actually, I have most of my herbs in my half barrel planters.

From Rosemary, Sage, Chocolate Peppermint, Peppermint, Spearmint, Lemon Thyme, Sweet Italian Basil, Holy Basil (or Tulsi as it is also known), Thai Basil, Cinnamon Basil .. geez .. yes indeed ..love all the Basil’s !!!

Letting the younger children walk thru and sniff and touch these wonderful fragrant herbs.!!
The look of wonder on their faces!!!

Have you thought about what you will be planting this season??

With what they are doing to our foods .. it is so important now more then ever, to ‘grow our own’ if possible.!!!

COME TO THE NEW YORK CITY RALLY FOR THE RIGHT TO KNOW! 

Saturday, March 26, 2011
– 12:00pm –  1:00pm
–  CITY HALL steps New York City
–  Between Broadway and Park Row
We will be out in force to let the world know that we all deserve to know what’s in our Food and that Genetically Modified Foods need to be labeled!!

 

Everyone in the New York City area who cares about this issue should show up along with any friends or family.

For more Information : https://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=118101181600982

 

Earth Day this year is April 22nd, 2011.
This year especially, after all the events that have happened ..  from the oil spill in the Gulf, the tsunami in Japan, earthquakes in Chile. 

 

We really need to honor Mother Earth !
Quote:

‘ The true meaning of life is to plant trees,
under whose shade you do not expect to sit.’
~ Nelson Henderson

Under the Radar ‘tick’ diseases spreading across the US.

With the nice weather fast approaching and everyone wanting to be outside .. 

please be aware that ticks are a serious problem. 
Especially for your children and pets if gone undetected and untreated.

Read more of this article:

 

The ‘rice’ with human genes!
by Sean Poulter

This was just over the top for me .. another ‘Frankenstein Food’ story.!

 

To read more of this article: http://ht.ly/48Zlr 

News at SunRose:
– We are pleased to announce we are now accepting:
AMEX credit card.

– SunRose is now offering ‘home spa parties’ in the tri-state area. A fun way to get together with friends sharing information on  a ‘all natural’ product line.


Call us if you are interested in hosting a party.
718.794.0391
Back in Stock:

– Seaweed Absolute Extra France

– Black Pepper Organic Madagascar

– Sage Dalmatian Organic Kenya

– Tea Green Absolute Extra France

– Douglas Fir Needle Organic France

– Fragonia Australia

– Gift Sets page : when looking for a special something.

End Quote:
The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams.
– Eleanor Roosevelt
Wishing you a joyous Spring … and many new beginnings,

 


~ until next time,
Rosanne