Study Shows Burning Herbs Kills Bacteria

We believe that smudging with herbal smoke now and then is a powerful way to symbolically and energetically cleanse the spaces in which we live and work. It turns out that smudging may also physically cleanse our environments by killing bacteria.

A recent article on AlterNet cites a study in the Journal of Ethnopharmacology that states “medicinal smoke reduces airborne bacteria.”

That paper concludes that, “medicinal smoke reduces airborne bacteria” (this is actually the title of the paper’s abstract). This study observed the effects of “burning wood and a mixture of odoriferous and medicinal herbs” on the “aerial bacterial population” in a closed room for 60 minutes. The results showed 94 percent of the aerial bacteria were eliminated. The abstract also states that “The ability of the smoke to purify or disinfect the air and to make the environment cleaner was maintained up to 24h in the closed room.”

As we get ready to expand our herbal offerings at SunRose Aromatics, news like this reaffirms our commitment to providing our customers with a safe source of herbs and herbal products. Stay tuned for our herbal product launch!


2016 ~ is here ..

Happy New Year !


‘Setting goals is the first step ..
in turning the invisible into the visible.’
~ Tony Robbins

Saying goodbye to 2015 ~ reflecting on the past year and all that we accomplished here on the farm.
Plantings of elderberries and many medicinal herbs .. incorporating Permaculture principles, creating hulgel kultur beds for plantings which save on watering and also, in the winter helps protect the herbs ..
exploring the farm and finding a wealth of herbs that grow
naturally here: burdock, comfrey, mullein, usnea and so many more yet to explore and find!

Continue reading “2016 ~ is here ..”


The count down is on !!

Maine side view with barn chicken coop
the farm a side view,
the driveway then the barn, chicken coop (yes we will have chickens!)
and some of the house.

 The news is out now ..
Yes, we are relocating to Maine ~
a life long dream .. of rural living on the farm.


We keep moving forward,
opening new doors, and
doing new things, because
we’re curious and curiosity
keeps leading us down new paths!
~~ Walt Disney

Our new Elderberry Field the beginning.
Our new Elderberry Field the beginning.

Growing our herbs, or course lavender, elecampe, echinacea

and  elderberries, we will keep bees and have fresh honey ..

And so so much more and yes,
continuing on with SunRose Aromatics,
better than ever .. adding new products ..
to our line .. in the herbal realm ..


I love to think of Nature
as an unlimited broadcasting station,
through which God speaks to us every hour,
if we will only tune in.
~~ George Washington Carver

the North pasture behind the house, will be the home of our smal orchard: Peaches, pears, walnuts, apples oh my
the North pasture behind the house, will be the home of our smal orchard: Peaches, pears, walnuts, apples oh my

We hope that you will continue to visit our website
and watch the evolution of our process there ..

Thank you for your continued support and
patience in this hectic time.


Forget not that the earth delights to feel
your bare feet and the winds long to
play with your hair.
~~ Kahlil Gibran

Yes we will be closed for a for approximately 4 – 5 weeks to settle in and set up SunRose.

Please remember to order now .. if there are materials you need to make products ..
We will be closing by end of September reopening for operation end of October.

Thank you for for believing in me and my work here at SunRose.
from my heart to your heart .. hope to be back serving you soon.

Please stay tuned, and check for our closing dates toward the end of September

Our little brook and it has little fishies in it too.. this was taken Jan 2013 (January thaw)
Our little brook and it has little fishies in it too.. this was taken Jan 2013 (January thaw)


My trust in a higher power ..
that wants me to survive
and have love in my life,
is what keeps me moving forward.
~~ Kenny Loggins

til next time,  Rosanne