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YuleTide ~ coming of the New Year ~

Quote:

“Yule, is when the dark half of the year relinquishes to the light half.   Starting the next morning at sunrise, the sun climbs just a little higher and stays a little longer in the sky each day.  Known as Solstice Night, or the longest night of the year, much celebration was to be had as the ancestors awaited the rebirth of the Oak King, the Sun King, the Giver of Life that warmed the frozen Earth and made her to bear forth from seeds protected through the fall and winter in her womb.  Bonfires were lit in the fields, and crops and trees were “wassailed” with toasts of spiced cider.” ~ Yule Lore

YuleTime ~
May the Light of the Sun

Holiday time has always been my very favorite time of year .!!
Mahattan NYC will forever be the must exciting and magical place on the planet at this time of year !!!

Radio City, Manhattan NYC
Radio City, Manhattan NYC

The scents from the street vendors with their roasting chestnuts,
and salty pretzels evoke vivid memories for me. The brisk cold of the season ..
making everything sharp and clear ..

Pine Cones from when I lived in the Bronx, NY in my back garden.
Pine Cones
from when I lived in the Bronx, NY
in my back garden.

Yule is a family time of year. Celebrated by the Germanic peoples and then absorbed into celebrations surrounding Christmas. Beginning at sundown on December 20th and ends at sundown January 1st. Usually celebrated with the Winter Solstice as the rebirth of the Great horned hunter god who is viewed as the newborn solstice sun. Gatherings with family and friends with a yummy meal ..

The Essential Herbal Blog ~

My friend Tina Sams owner of The Essential Herbal has posted a blog post from an earlier Nov/Dec issue of TEH that I thought I would share with you. And while your there .. you should explore her site and think about giving the wonderful gift of a year subscription to this great magazine.
For those in your life that love all things herbal and making crafts .. this is a great place for them to go.!!! Visit TEH blog

Some Trivia about this Season ~

This time of year is also called: Yule, Saturnalia (roman) Christmas.
The colors of the season are red, green & white.
With mistletoe, evergreen wreaths, lights, holly and yule log.
The energy is directed toward regeneration & renewal.
The riturals for this seaon are of personal renewal, world peace and honoring family & friends.
Customs are wreaths, lights, gift-giving, singing, feasting & resolutions.

Yule The Winter Solstice
Yule
The Winter Solstice

Some holiday scents suggestion for you to diffuse for your home or office:

– Holiday Spice : with sweet orange, cinnamon, clove, & nutmeg

– Samhain Nights : with spruces, cedarwoods nutmeg & bay

– Midnight Portals : grapefruit, lime, spearming, sandalwood & OakMoss

– Scandanavian Winter : Cedarwood & Spruce

End Quote:

Blessed is the Season ..
which engages the whole world ~
in a conspiracy of Love.
~ Hamilton Wright Mabie

As the Season changes and the winds become fierce,
stay cozy and warm ~ Peace
til next time, Rosanne

Last January 2013 at the farm
Last January 2013
at the farm
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Back to School: Essential oils and blends that can help you make the grade

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“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!

aromastone

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

back-2-school

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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~ til the Season 2010 Winner of SunRose Give A Way

Happy Holidays from SunRose Aromatics
Quote:
‘He who has not Christmas in his heart ..
will never find it under a tree.’
~ Roy L. Smith
 

Holiday Closings:

 
The last day for shipping your Christmas orders will be Wednesday 22nd December 2010. Please keep shipping time in mind when placing your orders.
Especially for my West Coast friends.
SunRose will be closing for the Holiday Celebrations, on Thursday December 23rd, 2010. We will be closed on Friday Christmas Eve as well.

The office will be closed for business the week between Christmas and New Years as we do every years.

Please note that any orders received from December 23rd thru January 1st, 2011 will be held and shipped out after the New Year.

Winners of the 12 Days of Christmas SunRose Give A Way:

– 1 year subscription: to The Essential Herbal  Magazine – Diane N. from NY

– Himalayan Salt Scrub – Carolyn J. from TX

 – Chakra Booklet – Meghan S.  from NH

– Set of (4) Tea Sampler – Erin W. from AZ

– Set of (5) Hydrosol Set – Linda B. from CO

– Incense Frankincense & Myrrh – Geoffrey M. from MA

 

Quote:

‘ Christmas is not a time or a season but a state of mind. To cherish peace and good will, to be plenteous in mercy, is to have the real spirit of Christmas.’
~ Calvin Coolidge, 1927
 

 

– Carrier Oil Sampler (set of 8) – Mary S. from NM

– Beginner’s Kit (Glassware) – Elizabeth P. from GA

– Everlasting Beauty Gift Set – Rose J. from NY

– Insight Cards by Jennifer Jeffries – Alice C. from NJ

– Delightfully Decadent Gift Set – Julie K. from MN

For those last minute gifts, please visit our page:
 
– Gift Ideas : for all price ranges

– Gift Certificates : when in doubt !

Something new here at SunRose:

– Tea & Teapots: Samplers & Gift Sets  

– Ginger ‘FRESH ROOT’ Oil – yummy

– All our Diffuser Synergies: 30% off Holiday Special!

End Quote:

‘ Remember ..
This December,
That LOVE weighs more than gold!’
~ Josephine Dodge Daskam Bacon
 
 
‘ Perhaps the best Yuletide decoration ~
is being wreathed in smiles.’
– Author unknown
The Winter Solstice and Yuletide is next week December 21st, 2010.

Wishing all our friends a safe and blessed Holiday Season. If you are traveling to loved ones safe journey.
We look forward to serving you in 2011.

 
 

 

Happy Holidays with Love from all

of us at SunRose.!

~ til next time,
Rosanne

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See you in September .. Summer’s over ~

This photo is of the ‘Giant Hybiscus’ that grows here in my garden in the Bronx.

Quote:

‘Our fear of death is like our fear that
summer will be short, but when
we have had our swing of pleasure,
our fill of fruit,
and our swelter of heat,
we say we have had our day.’
– John Donne, 1620

This past weekend, the cool breezes let me know .. the seasons are changing .. Summer is at a close and the days are getting shorter.. the summer flowers are all gone .. the Autumn flowers are ready to be picked ..

The Tree Hydrangea are my favorites and they just about have the tinge of pink .. I cut a bunch this weekend .. the are the best for dry arrangements.

End of summer veggies were tossed into a pot this weekend ..  as the weather was cool .. I made my version of ‘chili a la Roe’ :

saute garlic in extra virgin olive oil
Cube 2 -yellow squash, 3 -purple baby egg plant
dice up 2 sweet red pepper
add some organic chicken broth
1 can of organic tomatoes
1 can of red kidney beans
1 can of water chestnuts (cut up)
salt, pepper, cayenne pepper, chili powder, nutmeg to taste ..
let simmer for about an hour or so, covered

Enjoy.! with nice crusty bread or over quinoa (which is how I love it) . And don’t be afraid to improvise with your own ideas to this dish .

Articles ~

It’s back to school time .. so, this article was timely ..

‘For Young & Old, the Best Ways to Study’
by Tara Parker-Pope – September 07, 2010

As students around the country go back to school and hit the books, scientists are offering new insights into the best ways to study and learn ..

An interesting article on Alzheimer’s
by Gina Kolata – August 12, 2010

With the weather getting cooler, the windows are going to be closed .. its time to diffuse some of your favorite blends:

Visit our : Diffuser Blends page

And now that it is getting dark earlier .. the Himalayan
Salt Crystal Lamps are just  soothing and cozy, bringing a warmth into your room.

Himalaya Salt Crystals

End Quote:

‘Tis the last rose of summer,
Left blooming alone:
All her lovely companions
Are faded and gone.’
– Thomas Moore, The Last Rose of Summer, 1830

‘There comes a time when Autumn asks,
“What have you been doing all Summer?”

– til next time,
Rosanne

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My lilacs have tons of buds, the trees are all blooming and just glorious,
everything looks like a beautiful painting, all the ‘new green’ colors and
pastels of the flowers are just stunning.

Enjoy this glorious time of year, when Mother Nature shows her beauty.
New growth, new beginnings! Everything is just vibrant and alive.!

I hope you take the time to stop and enjoy the Spring Season!

~ until next time,
Rosanne
www.SunRoseAromatics.com