Wednesday, January 30, 2008

Winter Doldrums / Valentine's Day Love

With Mercury Retro and the 'Winter Blues', many of my friends are feeling that midwinter 'funk' .. its been an amazing few days.

A dear friend Nancy Ogren a wonderful astrologer wrote:

'Pluto in Capricorn reminds us that we always have a choice and that when we abdicate our responsibilities, we give away our power.'

Just what I needed to hear to make myself 'snap out of it' .. as she so wisely pointed out, its time to ' start stepping up and speaking up.!

Being proactive .. I would like to post a link to a free issue of an online magazine called the Essential Herbal.
This is the link:

Tina Sams is the creator of this magazine, which I think you will find informative and fun.

Valentine's Day is approaching and there is nothing better then receiving a 'special little something' .. showing that person how special they are to you.

In case you didn't notice, we are offering 5% Valentine's Day discount off all orders over $75.00 for our retail customers, regardless of any other discounts. (this does not include shipping).

for ideas on that 'little something special'.!

A wonderful massage blend, a little aroma jewelry,
some wonderful handmade aromatic soap.

Or.. Pamper yourself to a 'little something' to chase those 'Winter Blues' away.!
~ Until next time

Tuesday, January 8, 2008

Say it's not so - FDA to Back Food /Cloned Animals

Can you tell that I am so not happy with this ..!!!

Please read this article from the Washington regarding the FDA to back Food from cloned animals.

"The decision would be a notable act of defiance against Congress, which last month passed appropriations legislation recommending that any such approval be delayed pending further studies"

Am I the only one reacting to this decision ..?? And will these foods be 'labeled' appropriately for the consumer to be made aware that this is what they are ingesting. ??

Is this our future.! ?

To read this article: Visit: FDA TO BACK FOOD FROM CLONED ANIMALS

~ til next time,


Friday, January 4, 2008

New Year 2008 Rant & What's New

It's a New Year .. 2008 .. life is certainly moving at a fast pace.!I hope that you had a wonderful Holiday Season and wishing you all good things in the New Year.

Lots of new and exciting things going on at SunRose, read on, after my 'New Year's Rant' to see what's new.

This past weekend, as I was attempting to get my veggies and fruits for the week, I was astounded by the prices.. this article just proves.. I was not over reacting.

Its a scary thing.!

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - The price of fruits and vegetables is climbing faster than inflation, while junk food is actually becoming cheaper, the findings of a new study suggest.

To read on Click hereHealthy food getting more expensive: study Health Reuters

Then this article ..
This is just so not cool .. I am having real problems with this.

WSJ NEWS ALERT: FDA Is Expected to Approve Milk, Meat From Cloned AnimalsCloned Livestock Poised To Receive FDA Clearance - WSJ.com

Get ready for a food fight over milk and meat from cloned animals and their offspring.After more than six years of wrestling with the question of whether meat and milk from them are safe to eat, the Food and Drug Administration is expected to declare as early as next week that they are.

And last but not least, for my New Year's rant is this website regarding the disappearance of bees around the world.I hope you take a moment to visit this site.. click on the top ' trailer' it is only a few minutes to watch.

Vanishing of the bees

Vast numbers of bees are literally disappearing all around the world. This movie analyzes why this mysterious phenomenon is taking place and how dramatically it could impact the world's food supply in the short term. As a note, the producers are also seeking donations to bring the movie to a wider audience. View this breath-taking trailer here:Watch:


New in the Essential Oil world for me at SunRose we will be offering:

Sandalwood Yasi

Botanical Name: Santalum yasi
Country of Origin : Western Australia
Method of Extraction: Steam Distillation
Plant Material Used: Heart wood & Root ball.

This material is absolutely wonderful. The closest to Mysore India Sandalwood (Santalum album) that one can get. The deep rich scent, makes my mouth water and my mind relax.

Visit our website site for more information & pricing:

Aromatherapy Today International Journal - Vol 40 / December 2007

In this Issue:

* Essential Oil Profile - Cinnamon by Jennifer Jefferies
* AIA Conference Review
* Essential Oils, temperaments & defences - by Michael Scholes
* The magic of Physics - by Jan Kusmirek
* Alzheimer's Research - by Jackie Farnell
* Osteoporosis / Osteoarthritis - by Susan Cleary
* Aromatic Journeys - by Jim Llewellyn

Please visit: our site Aromatherapy Today Intn'l Journal


Here is one that I think you will find interesting:

Fragonia Essential Oil

Botanical Name: Agonis fragrans
Family: Myrtaceae
Country of Origin: Australia
Method of Extraction: Steam Distillation

Agonis fragrans is a member of the Myrtaceae Family (e.g. cajeput, tea tree, etc).

This family is regarded as:
" anti inflammatory
" antiseptic
" respiratory
" immune stimulant

Visit our website site for more information & pricing:


Well, that's if for this first blog of the New Year.! Its been cold here yet we are not getting the snow accumulation like other places in the U.S.

Stay cozy and warm, remember to take care of your skin, as it can get very dry in this weather,
have a healthy and wonderful year.!

~ til next time