Summer time / Living is Easy ? / July Give A Way –

Pergola is almost ready. Can’t wait. Thank you Rudy ..

Sun dried tomatoes with fresh garlic and basil in extra virgin olive oil a dash of salt and pepper.

Harvest from the Garden:
Basil, green and yellow squash

The economic times in the country is really not the best. Yet, we are hopeful and carry on .. as usual. We are a resilient bunch and even though we are not as happy with the political climate and all the (empty) promises that were given .. we are still hopeful.

The saying is .. where there is life .. there is hope. And so, we hope, for good health care, more jobs, etc.

This was written by a dear friend and mentor:

Life’s task is to be like an otter, seeking adventure and joy in our
endeavors, instead of being like a beaver, always tied to work that
must be done and feeling guilty when it is not accomplished.

— Sincerely,  Journey Scent

The fire flies are out and my garden looks enchanting as they twinkle in the evening light. I know its summer when I see them.

Upcoming Events in NYC:
The New York Botanical Garden

Presents: The Edible Garden
Perfumed Tea by Mandy Aftel
Thursday – August 6th, 2009
Time: 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm
Bronx New York

Mandy will be giving a talk on August 6th at the New York Botanical Gardens on perfumed tea as a part of the Edible Evenings series during this summer’s The Edible Garden at The New York Botanical Garden.

New & Back in stock:

New at SunRose:

– a wonderful Organic Wintergreen from Nepal. It has a beautiful soft pink color and the scent is just delicious.!

– aged Sandalwood Sri Lanka 2007 – a deeply sensuous essential oil for both men and women.

Cinnamon Bark Organic (NOP) Sri Lanka warm and spicy.

Be sure to care for your skin, especially if you are out enjoying the beach, park, riding your bike .. please remember to hydrate your skin and drink lots of fluids.

A good way and easy way to do this is with Hydrosols. Rosehip is especially wonderful and cooling as is the Peppermint. To read about our many different Hydrosols please visit our page.


Aloe Vera & Seaweed Gel

Quotes for July ~

‘ For him in vain the envious seasons roll –
Who bears eternal summer in his soul.’
– – Oliver Wendell Holmes, The Old Player

‘ Summer is the time when one shed’s one’s tensions with one’s clothes,
and the right kind of day is jeweled balm for the battered spirit.
A few of those days and you can become drunk with the belief –
that all’s right with the world.’
– – Ada Louise Huxtable

‘ Deep summer is when ..
laziness finds respectability. ‘
– – Sam Keen

Our Blog give a way for July 2009 ::

– 4 oz of our Aloe Vera & Seaweed Gel
– 1 oz Rosehip Hydrosol (O) USA

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

The drawing will be on July 30th, 2009 !!

– til next time
Enjoy these summer days,


The Week that was:: Luna Eclipse & Winter Snow

This has been a week for sure. From a full moon with a sensational Luna eclpise ending with a wonderful snow storm. Really the first real snow of the season here in the Bronx.

I know many of us have been feeling the ‘itch’ for Spring and digging in the dirt. My friends over at the Essenital Herbal Magazine list are starting to ponder what we will be designing and growing in our gardens this year. Everything from herbs to ‘moon gardens’.

With Spring around the corner those of us missing our beautiful flowers, a visit to The New York Botanical Gardens, located right here in the Bronx, is having the annual :

The New York Botanical Gardens presents:
The Orchid Show

Mesmerizing and seductive, The Orchid Show presents the spectacular forms and breathtaking colors of the world’s most coveted plant. Escape the winter blues by immersing yourself in the beauty and fragrance of thousands of orchids dramatically displayed in the Enid A. Haupt Conservatory.

If you like to find ‘upbeat’ sites or magazines I would love to share with you ‘Ode Magazine’.

Ode is a print and online publication about positive news, about the people and ideas that are changing our world for the better.

And so, for a happy, put a ‘smile on your face’ link .. for all those ‘tree huggers’ out there .. (including myself) .. I really think this artist/photographer captures it all .. take a moment to view this YouTube:: The Tree Spirit Project.
by Jack Gescheidt.

Well, I hope you are still here with me reading this .. new at SunRose, we have some wonderful new AromaJewelry that is not even up on the web site as yet.

These beautiful handcrafted Jade beads come in various colors and sizes.

Jade Bead Bracelet & Drop Necklace:

* Adjustable black cord to fit any size wrist.
* Add a drop or two of your favorite essential oil, blend, or signature scent.
* Enjoy the aroma throught the day!
* Replenish scet as needed.
* Packaged with a small pipette to add your essential oil or blend.

A sweet little gift to blanish the winter blues with the added benefit of adding your favorite essential oil to ease you throughout your day.

Thanks for stopping by,
until next time
~ Rosanne