It was a heat wave here in Maine today.
We even opened the windows to air the house for the first time this year.
It was a lovely 43 this morning and now on the porch it is 63 degrees.
~ Happy Days !!

DayLight Savings – March 14th – Spring Ahead
St Patrick’s Day – March 17th – Luck of the Irish
St Joseph Day – March 19th – Celebrating Fathers
Spring – March 20th – Spring has Sprung!

We are celebrating these days in March!

Some Green Essential Oils for St. Patrick’s Day

Basil, Sweet CT Linalool (O)A good tonic for the nerves especially when feeling fragile, sharpening the senses and encouraging concentration.
AIs said to calm hysteria and nervous disorders, yet seems to have an uplifting effect on depression.

Bay Laurel, Crete WC
Has a mildly narcotic and warming effect on the emotions.

Bergamot Italy (O)
Its sedative, yet uplifting character, is excellent for anxiety, depression and nervous tension.
A combined cooling and refreshing quality seems to allay anger and frustration,
probably by decreasing the action of the sympathetic nervous system.

Our hearts were drunk with a beauty our eyes could never see.
~ George William Russell

Eucalyptus Globulus:
Has a cooling effect upon the emotions. Also, clears the head, aids with concentration and strengthens the nervous system.

Juniper Berries:
Clears, stimulates and strengthens the nerves. It is said to purify the atmosphere and supports the spirit in challenging situations. A boon perhaps, to people in  the ‘helping’ professions.

Pine Needle:
Good for feelings of weakness, general debility and mental fatigue. Gives a refreshing note to a tired mind.

Saint Joseph was just a man, a tireless worker, the upright guardian of those entrusted to his care.
May he always guard, protect and enlighten families.  ~  Pope John Paul II

Enlivens the brain cells, clears the head and aids memory.  Good for mental strain, general dullness and lethargy.
It is very invigorating and strengthens the mind when there is weakness and exhaustion.

Strengthens the nerves and activates the brain cells thereby aiding memory and concentration.
Revives low spirits, feelings of exhaustion and combats depression. Said also to release mental blockages and trauma.

The first real day of Spring is like the first time a boy holds your hand.
A flood of skin-tingling warmth consumes you, and everything shines with a fresh, colorful glow,
making you forget that anything cold as harsh as winter ever existed.  ~  Richelle E. Goodrich

 Wishing everyone New Beginnings
and a very colorful and scent filled Spring!
~  Til next time ~ Rosanne


Rosemary May Help Memory

There’s rosemary, that’s for remembrance.

SunRose’s web developer, Kim Baron, tells us that she drove her wedding floral arranger crazy with her constant insistence that rosemary be included in the bridal bouquet, citing the above line from Hamlet as her reason. It turns out Kim may have been on to something. A post for New Zealand Listener in July describes research finding that essential oil of rosemary may help memory by enhancing “prospective memory.” Prospective memory helps us remember a future activity we need to accomplish, such as make a stop at the store on the way home or pick up the dry cleaning.

A recent experiment found that people aged 65 or older had significantly higher prospective memory scores after spending time in a room in which four drops of rosemary essential oil had been diffused than those who spent time in a non-scented room.

(The researcher) credits some of that effect to eucalyptol, a compound found in rosemary that increases the production of acetylcholine, a neurotransmitter associated with memory. In earlier experiments, he found that people who had been exposed to rosemary essential oil had significantly higher levels of eucalyptol in their blood than those who had not.

The researcher goes on to say:

And although it might eventually be possible to identify exactly which of those ingredients is needed to get a beneficial effect, Moss doubts they could ever be commercially reproduced in a laboratory. “The combinations you find in nature are so complex it would probably not be possible to get an exact match.”

We have several different rosemary essential oils at SunRose:

All three of our rosemarys are organic and, like all of our oils, never adulterated. Give them a try in your aromatherapy blends to enhance memory.