Tuesday, October 28, 2008

Boo! - Scary day(s) ahead!

The other nite my dearest friend (Ms Gina Pieretti) and I went into Manhattan.

It was one of those crisp, clear nites and Gina took this picture from the FDR Drive. We were driving south bound. (On our way to Little Italy / Chinatown).
If you notice in the top 'left hand' corner ..

there seems to be 'lights' floating.
No explanation.

Just thought I would share this ..

This is one of my all time favorite time of year.
The summer heat is gone the crisp Autumn air ..
Harvest is in, time to snuggle and get cozy ..

Some trivia on Halloween / Samhain / All Saints Day -
Of course - The kids (and some adult folks) enjoy dressing up for the Halloween parties, trick or treat.. those scary haunted houses, spooky stories. Yikes!

Then for those who celebrate Samhain (pronounced 'sow-en') which derives from the Gaelic 'Samhuin' .. the time to honor our ancestors, celebrating those who have died, to celebrate the connection between this world and the next. Sunset on Samhain is the beginning of the Celtic New Year.

Around the eighth century, the Catholic Church decided to use November 1st as 'All Saints Day'. A smart move on their part, as the local pagans were already celebrating that day anyway. So it made sense to use it as a church holiday.

Another scary day coming up is Election Day.
This coming Tuesday November 4th is the Presidential Election.
I pray hard for this country.
The large deficit, unemployment, foreclosures ..
just a scary scary time for America I think ..

Male, interrupted -
As more genital birth defects are seen in boys, attention turns to phthalates, chemicals found in a variety of consumer products.
To read this article please read this article in the Philadelphia Inquirer

Medicinal Herbs database -
They have complied an herbal formula database of over 500 herbal formulas.A very informative site. For more information, visit the site - eMedicinal

'Rumor Has It'. The Urban Legends Reference Pages -
A great site to find out if the information you were sent is 'for real' or just myth.Before sending out emails with 'bogus' information, check it out on: Snopes.com

This is a great time to get some supplies / materials to make your own
'home spa' experience or to make your 'handmade from the heart' holiday gifts.

As a 'Blog Promotion' only ..
we are offering a 5% discount on all orders over $50.00
(this does not include shipping and handling).
Valid thur November 2nd, 2008.

When you are checking out in the comments section please enter:
'Blog Promotion 10/31/08' - when we process your order we will
include the 5% discount.

Please visit SunRose pages to create your own home spa / gifts ideas -

* Supplies - from Deluxe Gel Eye Masks, assorted bottles, etc.
* Our Handmade Aromatics Soaps
* Sampler Page - Carrier Oils, Hydrosols, Professional Formulas
* Apricot Kernel Meal - a gentle exfoliating face & body scrub.
* Himalaya Salt Crystals

Halloween quotes to end this Blog post -

George Carlin -
There are nights when the wolves are silent and only the moon howls.

H P Lovecraft -
The oldest and strongest emotion of mankind is fear,
and the oldest and strongest kind of fear ...
is fear of the unknown.

Henry C Link -
Fear is nature's warning signal to get busy.

- til next time,

Wednesday, October 15, 2008

October ' Hunters' Full Moon :: This That ~

The Full Moon was just beautiful last nite.
The changing seasons .. each one with its own beauty.
Get out into the country side if you can.
Apple picking,pumpkin picking and don't forget the decorative gourds.
The weather is just glorious.
There are many wonderful Fests going on. Enjoy the season.!

I want to take a moment to thank all those that have been so supportive and helpful to me .. as I have been going thru this bout with Meniere's Disease. Those that have been effected with this medical issue, understand the symptoms and how debilitating they are. To read more about Meniere's Disease : The American Hearing Research Foundation

My good friend Ms Tina Sams over at the Essential Herbal Blog, has a wonderful blog post called 'Elderberry tincture time'. She has some wonderful photo's of elderberries and even how to make Elderberry Jam. To read more about this :: Please visit her blog:
The Essential Herbal Blog.

We have some new 'supplies' in stock.
Just click on the name to read more about these materials:

New Supplies:

- Boomerang Spatula
- Shovel Shaped Spatula
- Foot Shaped Toe Separator

Back in Stock:

- Seaweed Absolute Extra France

- Eucalyptus citridora China

- Eucalyptus Radiata Organic Australia

- Ylang Ylang Extra Organic Not Certified (ONC) Madagascar

- Calophyllum (Foraha) Organic South Africa

- Marula Oil (kernel) Organic South Africa

Some quotes for this season:

'Autumn is a second spring when every leaf is a flower. '
...... Albert Camus

'October's the month -
when the smallest breeze ..
Gives us a shower of Autumn leaves.
Bonfires and pumpkins,
Leaves sailing down,
October is red - and golden - and brown.'
..... Can Teach Songs

~ til next time,

Wednesday, October 1, 2008

Autumn is here!

Well, moving forward, Autumn is here, leaves are falling,
the garden has been put to sleep for the winter, the end of year harvest is in.
Im, for sure, going to miss my home grown tomates and zucchini.

The Elections debates are underway.
Wall Street is in the pits.
The sky is falling .!!!

Upcoming events:

In New York::

The NYS Sheep & Wool Festival -
Located: Dutchess County Fairgrounds
Rhinebeck, New York
Date: October 18th & 19th, 2008

Also in New York ::

Sniffapalooza NYC Ball
Date: October 25th & 26th, 2008

For those on the West Coast:
Sniffapalooza Los Angeles
Date: October 11, 2008

For indepth information on the above events Sniffapalooza,
please visit Roxana Villa's blog :: Illuminated Perfume

For those of you that have been enjoying Kat's RockTarot readings, October readings are up. Also, Please be sure to read her 'goddess speak' at the right of the page for this months musings on life ... and the rocky road this country is on. Please visit: RockTarot.com

Back in Stock & New Arrivals at SunRose:

The most beautiful Calophyllum Certified Organic from South Africa. Especially a great material to use for Shingles with Ravensara aromatica.

Marula Organic Carrier Oil from South Africa. This is just the most wonderful carrier oil, for all types of skin, absorbs immediately.

Please visit our Carrier Oil pages for more information.

Just arrived - our new stock of Hydrosols from our Artisan Distiller from Washington State... all organically certified.

Peppermint Hydrosol - New .. cool, refreshing, delicious!
Owyhee Hydrosol - New .. if you love Chamomile Roman you will love this Hydrosol.

Please visit our Hydrosol page for these and other of our offerings.

Hope that all is well in your world,
~ til next time,
SunRose Aromatics.com