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Dappled light in the back pasture Feb 2014
Dappled light in the back pasture Feb 2014

Forgiveness is the fragrance …
that the violet sheds ..
on the heel that has crushed it.
~~ Mark Twain

The winter is progressing, and some parts of the country are getting severe weather, be it snow or ice or rain. Winter months can be very rough for sure .. however, as in the photo above .. there is a quiet beauty that is also part of the Season. I hope that where ever you live you are safe and that you are coping with the winter weather.

Looking for a special gift for that special someone ..
or .. how about .. pampering yourself.!
Visit our website and browse around .. you may just find a thoughtful
little something that will bring a smile to someone’s face.

New UPS Service 'Sure Post'
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‘Sure Post’

We now can offer :: UPS ‘Sure Post’ Shipping ::

UPS will now deliver to PO Box addresses.!
When checking out be sure to look for that feature
if you want to use your PO Box.

A flower cannot blossom without sunshine ..
and a man cannot live without love,
~~ Max Muller

The kiss
The kiss

Yes I am a romatic at heart.

End Quote:

We love life..
NOT because we are used to living ..
but becuase we are used to loving.
~~ Friedrich Nietzsche

Wishing you a loving and peaceful Valentine’s Day.

~ until next time,  stay cozy and warm thru these winter storms … Rosanne


Fire Cider Debacle ~ Valentine’s Special

This link is to a wonderful youtube video of Rosemary Gladstar’s
Fire Cider receipe ~~
Rosemary Gladstar’s – Fire Cider

It seems that some people / companies are just about money .. unfortunate.
Especially in the case of TM (trade marketing) an herbal remedy that folks have been making forever.
The link above (youtube) is Rosemary showing how to make this ‘fire cider’ and all the properties of each ingredient.


Character is higher than intellect.
A great soul will be strong to live …
as well as think.
~~ Ralph Waldo Emerson

Fire Cider 2014
Fire Cider 2014

Ms Tina Sams over at the Essential Herbal Magazine wrote an excellent blog regarding this and so, I am posting a link to that blog post
Oops, that isn’t yours!

If you would like to subscribe to the Essential Herbal Magazine

The Essential Herbal Magazine Jan / Feb 2014
The Essential Herbal Magazine Jan / Feb 2014

This month’s cover is of our ‘brook at the farm’ here in Maine.
We took that photo last January 2013 .. and now we are living our dream.


Do not go where the path
may lead ..
Go instead where there is
no path …
and leave a trail.
~~ Ralph Waldo Emerson

Happy Valentine Day 2014
Happy Valentine Day 2014

Our Valentine’s Day Special ~
10% Off ALL orders over $75.00
Valid thru 02/13/2014.

Visit our Massage Oil page
for that special something – also on special

Being deeply loved by someone
gives you strength ..
While loving someone deeply ..
gives your courage.
~~ Lao Tzu

Winter is moving along .. and very very cold in some areas of the USA ..
please keep cozy and warm. Taking extra care with the elders and children and pets ..
We are day dreaming thru seed catalogs and visualizing and yes lots of day dreams.
The Farm is a ‘work in progress’ and I for one am so looking forward to playing in the dirt.
After the winter ..
til next time ~ Rosanne


January Snow ~ Recognizing Marketing Hype

Winter Snow ~ 2014
Winter Snow ~ 2014


Yes indeed it is a snowy January in Maine.
This photo was taken over the weekend. It was snowing so hard it was like a white out.
As one friend commented, if it wasn’t for the barn being red it looks like a black n white photo. We are enjoying this weather,
yes I know some folks think .. really?  you like snow??  Well, yes we really do.
Winter time is dreaming time of the Spring season and all the planting that I can’t wait to do.
We met the local Lavender Farmer and have put in a 50 plant order.  Knowing they were grown in this area will ensure (fingers crossed) that they will thrive here on the farm.!
So, yes I am daydreaming of the coming seasons, each one new for us here. And planting our garden.
Are you reading your seed catalogs while you are cozy and warm thru this winter wonderland?

Lavender from my Garden here in the Bronx , New York

Recognizing Marketing Hype ~

It has been discussed on many essential oils groups ~ the marketing of essential oils and the terms they use to sell them.
This is not a new issue honestly, and one we have discussed many many times.

Be on the look out for the following terms .. as they are purely marketing hype .. and meaningless here in the USA ..
Also, in this country the FDA does NOT certify the quality of essential oils and for sure the FDA does not provide a label that states any of the following terms:

– aromatherapy grade
– therapeutic grade
– pharmaceutical grade
– CPTG – Certified Pure Therapeutic Grade
– Certified Pure PharmaGrade -(CPPharmaGrade™)
– EOBBD – Essential Oils Botanically and Biochemically Defined

Robert Tisserand wrote a wonderful article:
Therapeutic grade oils – read all about it.
click here.

Therapeutic grade oils – read all about it!

What’s on the label .. ??

When you are purchasing your essential oils be sure that they have the following information
as this will identify the essential oil you are purchasing:


Essential Oil Name : Lavender
Botanical Name : Lavendula angustafolia
Country of Origin : France
Method of Cultivation: Conventional, Organic, Wild Crafted, NonSprayed, ONC (Organic Not Certified)
Method of Extraction: Steam Distilled
Plant Material Used: flowers, stems
CAS Number: if possible
Flash Point : if possible

Be an informed consumer! knowledge is power.
The above is great information when purchasing your essenital oils.!

Valentine’s Day is around the corner ~

Valentine Day 2014
Valentine Day 2014

Looking for something special to pamper the one you love ~~

Sensuality Gift Set
Alluring, Intoxicating, & Seductive!
Create an evening of sensual bliss with this gift set
that is SURE to arouse the lover in all of us!
On Special!!

Sensuality Gift Set
Sensuality Gift Set

A Sensory Delight –
Massage & After Bath & Body Oil
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 person.

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

A Sensory Delight

There are so many ways to pamper yourself or the ones you love.
Explore our website to find that special something ..
Enjoy Valentine’s Day .. bring a smile to your face ..
May it be filled with peace, joy and love.

Until next time .. be safe, stay cozy and warm, Hugs from the farm, Rosanne


Valentine’s Day ~ with Love


Love is a symbol of eternity.
It wipes out all sense of time,
destroying all memory of a beginning
and all fear of an end. ~Author Unknown

The year is already moving so swiftly, the winter here in the Bronx has been so mild the garden is confused .. the roses are leafing out, my herbs are still doing ok .. curious as to what the rest of winter will bring.

The Essential Herbal Ladies are holding workshops this winter / spring.
It is always fun to connect with like minded people and learn new things.
Visit their page to learn more: TEH Workshops

For some Valentine’s Day ideas or a gift for yourself, please visit our
Gift Sets page: Valentine Gift Ideas Page

Back in Stock:

Ylang Ylang Extra Madagascar ONC

Clary sage France

Vanilla Infused in Fractionated Coconut

Cocoa Absolute France

Coffee Oil ONC Brazil

Chamomile Roman USA ‘new’ for SunRose

Be sure to follow us on FaceBook for new arrivals, gift ideas, Special discounts, etc

End quote:

We’re all a little weird.  And life is a little weird.
And when we find someone whose weirdness is compatible with ours,
we join up with them and fall into mutually satisfying weirdness –
and call it love – true love.
~Robert Fulghum, True Love

~ until next time,
SunRose Aromatics, LLC


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 ( 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,