Summer is almost here, Sunscreen info

Summer Time and the living is easy ! 

Summer time
Summer time

Summer is here .. well almost .. If it would just get a tad warmer !

Saying that,  be aware .. Its all about SunScreen!! And the bogus claims.

by Gabreil Mojay

The bogus claim that carrot seed oil and/or essential oil provides a sun protection factor (SPF) of 38-40 is made largely on websites belonging to ‘Independent Distributors’ of Young Living products. The claim rests solely on an article that appeared in Pharmacognosy Magazine in 2009……

Having studied the article in question – and in particular the chart listing the un-named and therefore coded 14 ‘natural’ sunscreen products tested – I am convinced that it provides no basis whatsoever for claiming that carrot seed oil and/or essential oil provides a SPF of 38-40.

The reason? Because the only product tested (‘HS3’) containing Daucus carota, together with ‘Symplocos’ and ‘wheat germ’, listed here……

…is quite obviously this product……/Biotique-CARROT-Face-Body-Sun-L…

…which contains zinc.

It is primarily the zinc which makes the cream SPF 38-40, not the carrot seed oil and/or essential oil (the ‘Independent Distributors’ tend to refer to them interchangeably).

People should be warned against making their own carrot oil-based sun protective cream, erroneously believing it will protect them against UV rays – especially where 3-year-old children are concerned……

Aloe Vera & Seaweed Gel
Aloe Vera & Seaweed Gel

Our Aloe Vera & Seaweed Gel is a ‘must have’ for the summer time especially for sunburn,
those bbq burns while cooking, and to moisturize your skin.
Please visit our page: Aloe Vera Seaweed Gel

End Quote:

“Let us dance in the sun,
wearing wild flowers in our hair…”
~ Susan Polis Schutz

Enjoy the Season!! Til next time ~ Rosanne


When havesting Plants – 10 Golden Rules

Comfrey in bloom  our farm
Comfrey in bloom
our farm

tis the season coming up to harvest your plants,
be it for distillation for hydrosols, infusing,
or just gathering for culinary uses.

Here are the 10 golden rules when harvesting by Jeanne Rose:

Great information from Jeanne Rose about Harvesting Plants and distillation for Hydrosols ~
It is Distillation season once again and people should know something about botany and ecology
before they go into a wilderness and cut things down.

Ten rules for Harvesting Plants:

1. Prepare by taking an herb (or mushroom or tree) identification course, studying guidebooks.
Learn your plants by their Latin binomial.

2. Keep a journal to record plants identified, the condition of the population, and precise locations,

3. Become familiar with the poisonous plants that grow in your area and be aware of look-alikes.

4. Seek permission for collecting at a site. You may need a permit to harvest on public lands.

5. Do not harvest endangered, protected or sensitive-to-disturbance species.
When in doubt, leave the plants alone.

6. Never Damage. A wildcrafter should never damage or deplete a plant community.
For sustainable harvesting taking at most one in ten.

7. Never harvest more than you can process promptly.

8. Harvest only healthy specimens that are not contaminated in any way.

9. Consider your impact on the land before you harvest. Fill in any holes and clean up any debris—
Leave area pristine.

10. Process or Distill Quickly harvested plants as soon as possible after they have been gathered.
Plant material must be fresh and unspoiled for the best-quality medicine or product.

About Jeanne Rose:
Jeanne Rose is the founder of New Age Creations,
the first body-care company in the United States to use aromatherapy (since 1967).
She is the Director of the Institute of Aromatic Studies, principal tutor of both
the Herbal Studies Course and the Aromatherapy Studies Course – Practitioner by home-study.
She brings 40 years of experience and personal research in her practice of Aromatherapy.


Pleasure in the job ..
puts perfection in the work.
~ Aristotle

Harvest to Hydrosol by  Ann Harmon

Harvest to Hydrosol by
Ann Harmon

The above is a good book on harvesting and distilling for hydrosols by Ann Harmon
Please visit our page: Harvest to Hydrosol

Hope you are enjoying the End of Spring early Summer weather.!

End Quote:

A single rose can be my garden …
A single friend, my world.
~ Leo Buscaglia

A Red Rose
A Red Rose

Til next time ~ Rosanne


What is the smell of rain ?? & Earth Day Special


What is the smell of rain ??

– the blood of stone.

 ‘It’s used to describe the distinct scent of rain in the air.
Or, to be more precise, it’s the name of an oil
that’s released from the Earth into the air
before rain begins to fall.’

The smell had actually been described already by a small perfumery industry operating out of India,
which had successfully captured and absorbed the scent in sandalwood oil.

They called it “matti ka attar” or “Earth perfume”.
But its source was still unknown to science.

To read the entire article please visit:
What is the smell of rain ?

For Sandalwood Essential Oil:

– Sandalwood Extra, New Caledonia

– Sandalwood Sri Lanka

– Incense: Sandalwood Chips – Byakudan

I love reading the history of things, the Scent of Rain, Earth Perfume, conjures up mystical thoughts!
Enjoy the article it is a great read.

Spring has finally arrived here on the farm ..
Wishing you a joyous Spring time ..
filled with fragant scents and beautiful colors.!

Earth Day is celebrated on April 22nd, 2015

Earth Day April 22nd
Earth Day April 22nd

World Book Day is celebrated on April 23rd, 2015

World Book Day April 23rd
World Book Day April 23rd

To celebrate Earth Day a reminder to honor our Earth Mother
and World Book Day a reminder that reading transports us to far away worlds
SunRose is having a SPECIAL ..
Valid thru April 24th, 2015

~ til next time .. Rosanne


The Essential Oil shortage of Spring 2015

are a proud assertion that a ray of beauty
outvalues all the utilities of the world.
~ Ralph Waldo Emerson, 1844

Lavender grown in the Bronx
Lavender grown in the Bronx

The state of essential oils around the globe .. it not good.
Its bad in Europe and bad in Australia.
The weather has been creating havoc on the crops ..
and so, the down line effect is ..
a serious shortage of some precious essential oils.

Hoping that this coming season is better for them ..
The farmers are being devastated by this and
I pray they have a better grow season in the coming year.

Saying that, Please be patience with us and other companies when we say ..
out of stock .. as this is a serious issue.
Also, some suppliers are buying a ‘natural identical’ material ..
which we will NOT do here at SunRose.
So, please be aware of this.

"Viola reichenbachiana 001" by H. Zell - Own work. Licensed under CC BY-SA 3.0 via Wikimedia Commons -
“Viola reichenbachiana 001” by H. Zell – Own work. Licensed under CC BY-SA 3.0 via Wikimedia Commons –

Look at us,
said the violets blooming at her feet,
all last winter we slept in the seeming death
but at the right time God awakened us,
and here we are to comfort you.
~ Edward Payson Rod

Smoke Out!!
Smoke Out!!

Smoke Out ! Diffuser Blend:
I created this blend for myself when I quit smoking in 2004.
Yes, I was a heavy smoker and needed the ‘tools’ to help me on this new journey ..
It is not easy for sure, however, once your mindset is geared to stop smoking you are on your way ..
Be sure to have the ‘right tools’ to assist you.
Good luck .. this will be one of the hardest addictions to kick!!
Once you do .. don’t look back.
Visit our page to learn more: Smoke Out!! Diffuser Blend

Pocket Inhalers
Pocket Inhalers

Pocket Inhalers Gift Sets ~
Our pocket inhalers are a great way to carry your Smoke Out with you.
Visit our page to learn more: Pocket Inhalers

From Doctor Mercola :
Smoking Rots You from the Inside ~
If you smoke, quitting is absolutely essential to get your health on track.

Visit this page to read the entire article: Effects of Smoking


I perhaps owe having become a painter
to flowers. ~ Claude Monet


Wishing you a vibrant Spring! Filled with glorious scent and colors.!!

Remember to stop and enjoy the flowers ~ til next time Rosanne


Spring is in the Air ~ April

Quote ~

See the land, her Easter keeping,
Rises as her Maker rose.
Seeds, so long in darkness sleeping,
Burst at last from winter snows.
Earth with heaven above rejoices…
~Charles Kingsley

Hello April
Hello April

SunRose ~ April 2015 Donation ::

Arbor Day Foundation ~
Your gift will help us plant trees to clear our air,
clean our water, and beautify our lands
for generations to come.

Please visit their site: Arbor Day Foundation

Quote ~

Let the resurrection joy lift us from ..
loneliness and weakness and despair ~
to strength and beauty and happiness.
~ Floyd W. Tomkins

New Materials have arrived:

I am always in search of new material to bring to you. I hope you enjoy discovering them.

Sandalwood Extra New Caledonia ~

The scent has an extremely soft, sweet woody and almost animal balsamic odor.
The oil blends so excellently with rose, violet, clove, lavender, bergamot.
It is considered a ‘blender’ fixative in countless woody floral and Oriental floral bases.

Visit our page: Sandalwood Extra New Caledonia

Quote ~

I know that if odour were visible, as colour is,
I’d see the summer garden in rainbow clouds.
~Robert Bridges, “Testament of Beauty”

Pine Needle Absolute Extra ~
This material ‘sparkles’ of pine forests, ..
woody and rich.
Visit our page: Pine Needle Absolute Extra

Signature Scents ::
Flora Goddess of Spring / Flowers

After the long Winter Season,
The Spring Season is a welcomed time.
Filled with creativity, growth & new beginnings.
Flora is the Goddess of Flowers & Spring.

Please visit our page: Flora Goddess of Spring and Flowers

Spring 2015 SunFlower
Spring 2015 SunFlower

Quote ~

Give me odorous at sunrise ..
a garden of beautiful flowers
where I can walk undisturbed.
~Walt Whitman

We are happy to announce we are now
carrying the book by Ann Harmon ~
Harvest to Hydrosol
Please visit our page: Harvest to Hydrosol

End Quote ~

In the garden I tend to drop my thoughts here and there.
To the flowers I whisper the secrets I keep and the hopes I breathe.
I know they are there to eavesdrop for the angels.
~ Dodinsky


Wishing you a Spring filled with beautiful colors,
amazing scents and new beginnings!
~ til next time,
from the farm in Maine
~ Rosanne