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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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January Thaw .. this & that ..

There are two seasonal diversions
that can ease the bite of any winter.
One is the January thaw.
The other is the seed catalogues.”
– – Hal Borland
–  Jean-Paul Sartre

Well, its 2010 .. these dates just kind of amaze me ..
We are starting our 12th year here at SunRose, and I am so grateful to all our customers for their continued patronage throughout the years.

Today it feels like Spring is a tease .. waiting around the bend .. I so can’t wait to start my plantings this year .. I enrolled in Rosemary Gladstar’s Herbal correspondence course which has been on my ‘bucket list’ for a while now.

What’s new here ::
We are changing from blog spot to word press.  Hopefully, it will be an easy transition with many more features. i.e. I can input coupons right to the product now .. instead of the ‘add to comment section’ .. a good thing ..

Thanks to Kim my web mistress (fallenmuse.com) who just works magic .. she is confident that both my client base and myself will appreciate this new web application ..

The Patchouli Sumatra sample I received is just the most wonderful, deep, delicious, oh boy .. so, I am making my buy now .. to store and age .. we still have the vintage 2002 .. with the 2009 in the wings aging to perfection.  This will probably be the last Patchouli Sumatra buy I will make in this lifetime .. funny to think of it that way .. but true.

If you have not heard about back in stock & the new arrivals ..
take a moment and read on ..

Visit our page:

– Lavender Absolute Extra France
– Tagete Absolute Extra France

New Arrival –
Cinnamon Leaf Organic Sri Lanka
Back in Stock:

Sea Buckthorn Berry Pulp CO2 Extract – great for skin care.

Give your skin some TLC (tender loving care) especially in the winter season.

Visit our :

Professional Formula page
Ageless Elixir Facial Formula
Aloe Vera & Seaweed Gel

– Hydrosol Page – wonderful moisturizer / toner

Valentine’s Day is approaching .. if you are looking for gift ideas::
– CD Music Paul Averinos ‘Love’
Massage * Bath * Body Oils page
End Quote:
“To read a poem in January is as lovely as to go for a walk in June.”

– til next time,
stay cozy and warm,
Rosanne

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Coming Soon ~

Coming Soon to the SunRose Website ::

Coffee Oil ONC
(Organic Not Certified)
Brazil

Botanical Name: Coffea arabica, L.
Country of Origin: Brazil
Method of Extraction : Expeller Pressed
Plant Material Used: beans

Batch No: BZ-1
CAS No: 8001-67-0

What can I say, but that I am a true coffee lover.
This essential oil reminds me of a cross between – Chock full o Nuts and Expresso coffee .. just yummy delicious and makes my mouth water.!!

So, if you love coffee .. Especially for those that have had to ‘give up’ drinking coffee .. this essential oil is for you.! Smells like fresh brewed.!

I would imagine blending it with all sorts of spices .. cinnamon, vanilla, chocolate peppermint, cocoa, cognac, etc .. think of your favorite drink and blend away.!

What a yummy sugar scrub, diffuser or massage blend or soap this could make.!

For an interesting read on visit: Coffee – Functional Food & Medicinal Herb

So excited about this new essential oil .. well, new for SunRose.!

The upcoming … Halloween Season is a good time to invoke and celebrate abundance, as this is the time of year, the fruits of the gathered harvest and the beauties of the world in autumn are truly golden.! Also a ‘high energy’ time, as the children are eagerly looking forward to costumes, parties, treats – and lets not forget .. those of us planning a bit of ‘magic and intrigue’ ..

~ enjoying the coming holiday season !
– til next time,
Rosanne
www.SunRoseAromatics.com

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August Give A Way & Something New ~

There is one more week left for our August 2009 Give A Way ..
The drawing will be held on August 31,2009.

4 oz Aloe Vera & Seaweed gel
Be sure to leave a comment on the blog with your:

– name
– email address

Here we are, the end of summer, getting the ‘back to school’ stuff ready for the kids,vacations are almost over … Just waiting for the cool breeze of Autumn. Cause it is the dog days of August going on here.

We have a new creation here at SunRose called:

A Sensory Delight Massage * After Bath * Body Oil

In a base of our Professional Formula # 4
Apricot Kernel, Fractionated Coconut,
Rosehip Seed (O), Evening Primrose, Vitamin E

Blended essential oils:
Grapefruit (O), Lemon (O), Patchouli, Ylang Ylang

Grapefruit – renews that ‘zest’ for life!
An emotional purifier, have some childlike fun again.

Lemon – clears your head, like sunshine!

Patchouli – unites all levels of your existence,
it allows you to enjoy all that life presents.
The earthy seductive scent ..
brings your sense alive.!

Ylang Ylang – the ‘flower of flowers’. Heady, seductive,
sensuous. An extremely passionate and exotic delight.

Soothing to the skin as well as moisturizing.
Great after bath and a wonderful massage oil.

The first 5 people that respond to this and leave a comment,
will receive a 2 oz bottle.!

Remember to include :

– your full name
– email address

The drawing will be August 31, 2009.
Remember, you have to be in it to win it.

Hope you are keeping cool, drinking plenty of fluids, and don’t forget our pets need lots of water as well.

Quote ~

‘The perfume of sandalwood,
the scent of rose and jasmine,
travel only as far as wind.
But the fragrance of goodness
travels with us through all the worlds.
Like the garlands woven from a heap of flowers,
fashion your life as a garland of beautiful deeds.’
— The Budha

~ until next time,
Rosanne
www.SunRoseAromatics.com

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End of May Give A Way!

For the last 2 weeks of May 2009 ..
we are giving away a –

‘Perfumer’s Delight’
….. Starter Kit

1 – 4 oz DeNatured Perfumer’s Alcohol
2 – 4 oz Bottles & Caps to create you blends
1 – Pack of Perfume Testing Strips (100 per pack)
1 – 1 dozen Disposable Pipettes
1 – 1 dozen Perfume Sample Vials
1 – Small Clear Perfume bottle w/ tear drop glass cap

Our Rare & Exotic pages have some interesting and precious raw materials ..
This page is dedicated to all those interested in making their own perfume or personal scent. To read more visit our Rare & Exotic page.

Be sure to leave a comment and your :
– name
– email address
so that we can get in touch with you!!

The drawing will be on May 28th, 2009 !!

Quotes:

‘Happiness is like perfume –
You can’t give it away,
without getting some on yourself.’
~ Unknown.

‘ As perfume doth remain in the folds,
….. where it hath lain.
So the thought of you, remaining deeply
….. in my brain, Will not leave me:
all things leave me :: You remain.’
~ Arthur Symons

Thank you for dropping by.

~ til next time
Rosanne
http://www.SunRoseAromatics.com