Tea for 2 ~

Raspberry Tea
Raspberry Tea

Plastic and Cancerous Compounds in Tea Bags—
A Surprising Source of Potential Toxins ::
By Dr. Mercola ~

After Water, Tea is One of Your Healthiest Beverage Choices. Your best option would be to opt for loose tea. This does take longer, but it can be well worth the wait.
While some tea bags—whether plastic or paper processed with epichlorophydrin—may pose a potential hazard, please don’t let that deter you from drinking tea altogether.

Although I still believe pure water should make up the majority of your daily fluid intake, high-quality tea has numerous health benefits to offer.
Among them is growing evidence that the polyphenols in tea, which include EGCG (epigallocatechin gallate) and many others, can be protective against cancer. For example, the polyphenols in green tea appear to be even more effective at fighting the progression of cancer than the antioxidants found in red wine and grapes.

Beyond this, the beneficial properties in tea have been known to:

* Neutralize the effects to your body of harmful fats and oils
* Inhibit bacteria and viruses
* Improve digestion
* Protect against oxidation in your brain and liver
* Help promote healthy gums

Please visit Dr Mercola’s page to read the entire article.

Plastic and Cancerous Compounds in Tea Bags—
A Surprising Source of Potential Toxins

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Tea and Tea Pots ~

With summer around the corner .. there is nothing more refreshing that a cold glass of ice tea. A great alternative to ‘soda’ which are full of sugar or artifical sweetners. Making your own ‘homemade’ ice teas are yummy delicious and good for you.! Instead of sugar to sweeten your tea .. a good substitute is honey.

If you read the full article above you know the benifits of teas and how good they are for us.

Arcadia Natl Park, Maine – At Sunrise

End Quote ~

The future belongs to those …
who believe in the beauty of their dreams.
~~ Eleanor Roosevelt

Summer is around the corner.! it is almost the end of April.
Soon the lilacs will be blooming and all the Spring colors will abound.
Enjoy each day ..
dream your dream …
and my hope for you is that someday..
your dreams will come true!

~ til next time, Rosanne


Summer Time 2012 has arrived!

Peony flowers 2012

Its been a while since I wrote a blog post here. It seems between Facebook and Pinterest, and life happening .. I have been remiss in my entries.

The summer so far has been sweltering. Fires raging thru out the South West, my prayers for all those in those parts.

Politically, they are ramping up for the elections this year. I think I will keep my opinions to myself .. Politics and Religion… I don’t go there.

Basket of Lavender w/ Bundle 2012

What is blooming in your garden? My Lavender is amazing this year, and my elderberries are off the hook huge and tons of flowers, I will be busy this year with them.

Also made for the first time, Chives and white wine vinegar. It is so yummy. For sure will make more bottles next year.!!

Chives in White Wine Vinegar 2012

If you have not been to SunRose FaceBook page, please follow us there as I do post there regularly. Happenings in the Essential Oil Industry, new products, specials, and so much more.

Wishing you a wonderful Summer. Stay cool, be sure to drink plenty of fluids and don’t forget our animals (domestic and feral) they need water too.!!

I love Reflexology! I studied it back in the late 1999. As a young girl when my Grandpa would come home from work his feet hurt him so much I would take off his boots and sock and massage them for him. I saw the relief he received and how relaxed it made him. this is an informative artilce by Sun Gazing on FaceBook. Enjoy.

Reflexology Poster by Sun Gazing

What is Foot Reflexology?

Foot Reflexology has become a well respected ADJUNCT to regular medical care. It is used in Hospitals, by Physical Therapists and Chiropractors to enhance MOST forms of medical treatments.

It is not a “miracle” or a “faith healing” type thing. Sometimes, like other therapies, it takes a few sessions.

Foot reflexology can help ease the pain of achy joints and muscles, relieve headaches and toothaches, improve the functioning of major systems of the body.

Foot Reflexology works by applying pressure at specific points on the bottom of the foot. This is not the same as acupressure or acupuncture.

In fact, the only thing that is the same is that medical science can’t prove how it works…they just know it does!!

There are over 7,200 nerve endings at the bottom of each foot. Nerves connect to every organ, every limb and region of the body through the brain and spinal column. It is thought that foot reflexology works in much the same way. Even though we don’t actually work the nerve endings, the correlation of the bottom of the feet to every region of the body definitely exists. It was originally called “The Zone” therapy in the early 20th century and was successfully organized into a comprehensive therapy by a physical therapist, Eunice Ingham in the ’40s. She coined the term “reflexes” when referring to this therapy.

Foot reflexology can increase the blood flow to the part of the body being worked, which in turn increases the oxygen going to that part.

The increased blood flow helps take away toxins that build up in each cell of the body each day.

This brings more health and vitality to the region plus adds a sense of over-all well-being. When our feet feel good, we feel good!

Learn to do foot reflexology to help your family and friends feel better! Get help getting your body back to its’ natural state of health by teaching your family to do foot reflexology on you!

Please realize that foot reflexology is NOT a substitute for medical treatment, you are always encouraged to seek professional medical help when needed, however, this therapy can be used in conjunction with most treatments for most conditions.

Please, if being treated by a medical professional, get that professional’s permission before doing foot reflexology for that medical condition.  ~ by sun Gazing on FaceBook

Enjoy the outdoors when you can, have a safe and relaxing Summer Time~
’til next time,


Summer Harvest / What’s new / August Give A Way

Cherry tomatoes are like candy!

This is my 4th harvest of basil this summer.

To make my Basil cubes for the winter .. basil, garlic from the garden, evoo, a dash of salt.

We just received the newest edition of the Aromatherapy International Journal
Vol 45 – August 2009.

Inside this Issue:

* Essential Oil Profile – German Chamomile – Deby Atterby
* Aromatherapy & Cognitive Function in Dementia – Part 2 – E. Joy Bowles
* Therapeutic Massage – Jan Kusmirek
* Using essential oils for Detoxification – Julia Lawless
* Quantum Aromatherapy – Daniel Penoel
* Safety & Essential Oils – Part 2 – Tony Burfield
* Aging Gracefully with essential oils – Mindy Green
* Aromatic Journeys – Jim Llewellyn & Robbi Zeck
* Perfume capital of India – Kannauj

Visit our page: Aromatherapy Journals

Also new is our ‘new’ for us .. Chamomile Roman France.

In this summer heat be sure to drink fluids and take care of your skin.
Aloe vera & Seaweed gel is so cooling and refreshing and rehydrating for the skin.

This is our August Give A Way. Please be sure to included your name and email address in our comments section, so that we can contact you.! We will be giving away : 4 oz Aloe Vera Seaweed Gel. Be sure to leave a comment, and pass this onto your friends.

Just a few weeks left.. end of summer, getting the kids ready for back to school.
Vacations are almost over ..

Summer Quotes:

” Sometimes I wonder what I’m a-gonna do…
‘Cause there ain’t no cure for the summer time blues.”
— Eddie Cochran

“Whilst August yet wears her golden crown,
Ripening fields lush- bright with promise;
Summer waxes long, then wanes, quietly passing
Her fading green glory on to riotous Autumn.”
– Michelle L. Thieme, August’s Crown

~ til next time,


March comes in like a lion.! ~

Snow Storm in the City
March is coming in like a lion ..
as the saying goes.
The snow is just beautiful ..
but then again, I am one of the lucky ones
that does not have to commute to work.

Thought I would share this site, sent to me by Greg Lynch,
a SunRose Customer, who wrote an article on ‘Solar Cooking’.

Solar Cooking is, I believe, a step into the future of food preparation that is available today. Make sure you don’t miss your opportunity to taste the future of food right now.
Happy cooking!
For more information on Solar Cooking please visit:

A review on our Ageless Elixir:

I just wanted to say a word or two or three about SunRose Ageless Elixir Formula. I am a 56 year old woman and a natural red head. Needless to say I have very sensitive skin and it’s close to impossible to find a facemoisturizer that doesn’t have some kind of acid in it.

I’m convinced that it’s the acid in all the moisturizers now-a-days is part and parcel of the increase in melanoma but that’s another story.

I love Ageless Elixir, it doesn’t sting, and it absorbs immediately.
I am continually complimented on my skin tone and color so
thought I’d pass on the night-time routine that works for me.

When I take a shower I wait till my skin is soft from the steam
and then I exfoliate with SunRose Apricot Kernel Meal.

When I get out of the shower I then spritz with SunRose Frankincense Hydrosol.

Once that’s dry I put on my SunRose Ageless Elixir Facial Formula.
The next morning when I wake up TA-DA I’m gorgeous.

Thank you Rosanne for making such great products!!!!!!!!!!

Bright Blessings, Katherine L. Tupman,

Back in Stock:

– New ‘ORGANIC’ Bitter Orange – Brazil
– Clary sage – France
– Terebinth – East Europe

For more information, please visit:

Quote ~

First a howling blizzard woke us,
Then the rain came down to soak us,
And now before the eye can focus
– – Lilja Rogers

Remember ..
March comes in like a lion,
and goes out like a lamb.

Until then,
stay cozy and warm,


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