Tuesday, December 29, 2009

Ringing in the New Year!

Wishing only good health, much peace & love
in the coming year.! Happy 2010 !

I made no resolutions for the New Year. The habit of making plans, of criticizing, sanctioning and molding my life, is too much of a daily event for me. ~~Anaïs Nin

This New Year's Eve is a Full Moon and also a Blue Moon (2 full moons in one month), it is also the 13th full moon of 2009. The next Blue Moon will be in 29 years on December 31th, 2028 .. and Lunar Eclipse in Cancer.

It is widely known, that we tend to be more emotionally expressive during a Full Moon. The energy is high due to the change in the electromagnetic energy that affects us mentally and neurologically. 'Luna Magic' for sure.

As we close out 2009, I want to thank all of you that have shared this journey with me,
and wish you all the best that 2010 can bring you.

Remember to scroll down for the December 2009 Blog give a way, if you have not already left a comment to be included in the drawing.!! Be sure to include your full name and email address so that we may contact you.

End Quote:

We will open the book. Its pages are blank.
We are going to put words on them ourselves.
The book is called Opportunity and its first chapter is New Year's Day.
~~Edith Lovejoy Pierce

~ stay cozy and warm,
see you next year!


Friday, December 25, 2009

Merry Christmas 2009 ~

Merry Christmas to all !

Christmas waves a magic wand over this world, and behold, everything is softer and more beautiful. ~Norman Vincent Peale

Wishing you peace and love today and throughout the year.!!

stay cozy and warm,
~ til next time,

Thursday, December 3, 2009

December 2009 Blog Give A Way ::

Angel Terra Cotta Stone passive diffuser with Joyful Diffuser Blend.

Spiral Terra Cotta Stone passive diffuser w / Holiday Spice Diffuser Blend

Evergreen Tree Terra Cotta Stone passive diffuser w / Scandinavian Winter Diffuser Blend

Leave a comment on this blog post to be entered into our December Give A Way.!

Please be sure to leave your :
- Full Name
- email contact

- til next time,

Nov 2009 Blog Winner / Christmas Shopping.!

Well, tis the season .. end of year, hopefully bringing closure and then,
with the New Year .. new beginnings.


' Christmas waves a magic wand over this world,
and behold, everything is softer and more beautiful. '
~~Norman Vincent Peale

The Internet makes it an effortless way to shop, no stress, no worrying about parking, crowds, traffic. So, grab yourself a cup of your favorite beverage and surf the net for your Christmas gifts. Remember shipping takes a few days .. so, as the count down is on .. plan ahead.!

Our November 2009 Blog Give A Way winner :
Karen Hohman Almeida - please contact us with you shipping information.

The AromaStone Electronic Diffuser was our November 2009 Give A Way, to read about this product visit our page: AromaStone Electronic Diffuser

'Our hearts grow tender with childhood memories
... and love of kindred,
and we are better throughout the year for having,
in spirit, become a child again at Christmas-time. '
~ ~Laura Ingalls Wilder

Public Service Announcement :
Just a bit of a reminder when shopping this year, Please, do NOT get caught up in marketing hype re: labeling .. take a moment to read & be an informed consumer.

Blog post from October 24, 2007 : What's in that bottle??

And from the AromaConnection blog:
One More Time: There are No FDA Ctf Pure Therapeutic Grade Essential Oils.

For some gift giving ideas:

- AromaJewelry: Pewter Pendants

- Himalayan Salt Crystal Lamps

- Chakra Balancing Book / Chakra Synergies / Chakra Jewelry

There is so much more, visit our website and poke around ..

We really hope we can make this Christmas an effortless and fun experience for you.!

End Quote:
' Perhaps the best Yuletide decoration is ..
... being wreathed in smiles.'
~ ~Author Unknown

til next time, stay cozy and warm,

Monday, November 23, 2009

Giving Thanks and saying Thank you.!


Gratitude unlocks the fullness of life.
It turns what we have into enough, and more.
It turns denial into acceptance, chaos to order, confusion to clarity.
It can turn a meal into a feast, a house into a home, a stranger into a friend. Gratitude makes sense of our past, brings peace for today
and creates a vision for tomorrow.
~~ Melody Beattie

Its been a journey in this business of essential oils. SunRose is here because of you, our loyal customer base. Here we are 11 years later, and so grateful for the opportunity to serve the community. You are like family to us.

A huge THANKS to the SunRose Staff: Sheila Concepcion and Johanna Tramo,
you both make all things possible.

To my Dear Family and Friends, thank you from my heart to yours for all your support, understanding, laughter, tears and caring.!

Our Blog Watcher's Special ~

In the spirit of 'thanks' all orders over $75.00
will receive a $10.00 off,
when the order is being processed.

This offer is valid thru November 30, 2009.
Coupon Code: BWTD09 /$10.

Remember, You must put the code in the 'comments section' when checking out
This will not appear on your order form, we will take the $10.00 at time of processing your order.

Just a 'reminder' ...
I know that there are those of you that love our 'sample surprise' ..
However, please know that if there is something you would like to compare or
experience for the first time .. enter it into the 'comments section ' when checking out. Otherwise, 'sample surprise' it is.

Coming soon a beautiful Tagetes Absolute and Lavender Absolute,
should arrive the first week in December.

End Quote:
Feeling gratitude and not expressing it ..
-- is like wrapping a present and not giving it.
~~ William Arthur Ward

Wishing you and your families a safe, peaceful and loving Thanksgiving.

- til next time,

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

tis the Season ~ this & that

The 2009 is almost at a close. The garden is put to rest, til the Spring season, and I am already thinking of the new plantings I plan to plant .. for a start Elderberry .. which every garden should have :: visit my friend Tina's Blog to read about the benefits & uses of elderberries .. btw she makes a great elderberry candy ! Visit: The Essential Herbal Blog

Maybe Im 'old school' .. however, I am NOT comfortable with this 'nano technology' ..
my question is .. will they include the use of this on the labels ?? As a consumer, I would want to know about this. Of course .. it is all about money ..
Be aware, and read this article:
Nanoencapsulation: difference between ‘making money and breaking even’.

What's New & Back in Stock ::

Cade Oil, Crude Spain - 'new'
Botanical Name: Red Juniper Wood Oil, Juniperus Oxycedrus
Family: L. Cupressaceae
Country of Origin: Spain
Method of Extraction: Steam Distillation
Plant Material Used: from the wood & twigs

My first 'sniff' of this material reminded me of a brisk Autumn day, around a camp fire .. That deep smokey, burnt fireplace scent that permeates the air with the coming of the winter season.

Easy Does it! Muscle Ease :: 'new'
Massage * Bath * Body Oil

The passage of time .. as we age,
those muscle aches can be annoying ..
for those that play hard, soothe
those achy muscles ..

This was formulated to ease those aches away.
Use in either your bath, a massage or as a body oil.

Natural & Organic Deodorants : 'new'

SunRose is happy to offer these Organic & Natural Deodorants:
Lafe’s deodorants were created to address consumer concerns that natural deodorants are only marginally effective. Since we started our deodorant line in 1992, we have been creating formulations using active ingredients with proven antibacterial properties.
Visit our Page: Natural Deodorants

Back in Stock:

- Beeswax Absolute

- Rosalina Australia

- Sandalwood YASI Australia

- Tea Tree Standard

- Thyme CT Linalool Portugal

Quotes for the Season:

He who thanks but with the lips
Thanks but in part;
The full, the true Thanksgiving
Comes from the heart.
~ J.A. Shedd

For each new morning with its light,
For rest and shelter of the night,
For health and food, for love and friends,
For everything Thy goodness sends.
~ Ralph Waldo Emerson

We can only be said to be alive
.. in those moments when our
hearts are conscious of our treasures.
~ Thornton Wilder

It tis the season for giving 'thanks' ..
wishing you much blessings and love,

- til next time,

Monday, November 2, 2009

November 2009 Blog Give A Way ~

Our November 2009 Give a Way is our AromaStone Electronic Diffuser.

Be sure to leave a comment and include your contact information:

- full name
- email address

The drawing will be held on November 30th, 2009.
Announcing the winner on December 1st, 2009.

Please share this with your family and friends,
they have to be in it to win it ...

Our October 2009 Blog Give A Way Winner is:

Ashara Yvonne Watkins

Thank you all for stopping by and being a part of our Blog Give A Way.

End Quote:

'When one door closes another door opens;
but we so often look so long
and so regretfully upon the closed door,
that we do not see the ones which open for us.'
- Alexander Graham Bell

- until next time,

Friday, October 9, 2009

A bit of a rant :: NASA crashes on the moon to hunt water !

We should take a moment in silence and pray that someone will remember we are the keepers of the planet .. and now we are crashing rockets on the moon .. insanity ..

Our country is in such financial crisis .. so then the question is .. why are we spending this money on rockets crashing on the moon .. why are we going off world .. when we should be taking care this planet...

NASA crashes twice on the moon to hunt water: To read about this visit:
CNN.com /Technology:

Mother Earth Water Walk ::
A group of Anishinaabe-kwe and supporters have taken action regarding the water issue.
With a bucket of water they walk around the Great Lakes of North America.

This walk is to raise awareness how, we, the human beings on this planet need to know, and take care of our precious resource, the water.

I am forwarding this URGENT prayer request from our Anishinaabe sisters in
the Northeast/Canadian region. This is a prayer request asking you and I to
pray for our Grandmother - the Moon - as NASA prepares to fire missiles at
her in an experiment tomorrow (Friday)night. Yes, and as the CNN report
says, "We all get to watch". (!?)

For those unfamiliar with the Ojibway language I can tell you in short that
the attached letter is a specific cry to all women of heart to pray for our
Grandmother - but men can pray too. Josephine (as mentioned) is an Ojibway
Grandmother who has walked around each of the Great Lakes for years now to
raise awareness of the health of our water (www.motherearthwaterwalk.com).

Quay simply means woman. Sayma means tobacco - you can put some down with your prayers if this is part of your understanding as it is mine. Meegwetch means thank you.

Thank you for reading this 'rant' and I hope that with raising our consciousness ..
speaking out to our local politicians and prayer .. the grassroots in this country has always been powerful .. let us not forget that.!

~ til next time,

Thursday, October 8, 2009

October 2009 Give A Way ~

Our October 2009 Give A Way ::

These Insight Cards are so beautiful, a wonderful way to start your day.
Choose a card at random and it will set the tone for your day.!

The Aromatherapy Insight Cards ~
are a practical tool to help you tap into your intuition, develop your emotional awareness and increase your knowledge base as you learn the subtle uses for aromatherapy.

- Includes 42 cards and Guide Book.

Be sure to leave a comment and include your contact:

- full name
- email address

The drawing will be held on October 29th, 2009.
Announcing the winner on October 30, 2009.

Please share this with your family and friends,
they have to be in it to win it ...

Enjoy this glorious Autumn season with all the majestic colors and cool breezes!

- til next time,

Sunday, October 4, 2009

Harvest Moon & the Journey of Kindness

The Sconestone is a small stone carving with ancient Scottish origins that will be passed from hand to hand on a journey of Kindness around the world, coming in contact with people from every clime, continent and culture.
Please visit this site to read more about the wonderful story.: http://www.sconestone.com/

Our September Give A Way goes to:
Our Pocket Inhaler w/ Clear Heated Lung Blend


We will be posting our October Give A Way this week, so stay tuned.

Tonite is the Harvest Moon, I hope you were able to get outside and gaze upon this beautiful Luna Magic.!

New and now up on the website is:

Coffee Oil ONC from Brazil .. truly yummy and for the coffee lovers .. a must have.
To read more about it visit Coffee Oil ONC

Article: Elderberry flavonoids bind to and prevent H1N1 infection in vitro.

Some of my herbal friends have Elderberry tincture, candies, cough syrup and more.

Herb from the Labyrinth : http://www.herbsfromthelabyrinth.com/

The Essential Herbal : http://www.essentialherbal.com/shop/?cat=3

Wishing you all a happy Autumn season ..

~ til next time,

Saturday, September 26, 2009

Coming Soon ~

Coming Soon to the SunRose Website ::

Coffee Oil ONC
(Organic Not Certified)

Botanical Name: Coffea arabica, L.
Country of Origin: Brazil
Method of Extraction : Expeller Pressed
Plant Material Used: beans

Batch No: BZ-1
CAS No: 8001-67-0

What can I say, but that I am a true coffee lover.
This essential oil reminds me of a cross between - Chock full o Nuts and Expresso coffee .. just yummy delicious and makes my mouth water.!!

So, if you love coffee .. Especially for those that have had to 'give up' drinking coffee .. this essential oil is for you.! Smells like fresh brewed.!

I would imagine blending it with all sorts of spices .. cinnamon, vanilla, chocolate peppermint, cocoa, cognac, etc .. think of your favorite drink and blend away.!

What a yummy sugar scrub, diffuser or massage blend or soap this could make.!

For an interesting read on visit: Coffee - Functional Food & Medicinal Herb

So excited about this new essential oil .. well, new for SunRose.!

The upcoming ... Halloween Season is a good time to invoke and celebrate abundance, as this is the time of year, the fruits of the gathered harvest and the beauties of the world in autumn are truly golden.! Also a 'high energy' time, as the children are eagerly looking forward to costumes, parties, treats - and lets not forget .. those of us planning a bit of 'magic and intrigue' ..

~ enjoying the coming holiday season !
- til next time,

September 2009 Give A Way ~

Just a few days left to enter our September Give A Way.

Our September Give A Way:

Pocket Inhaler with our Clear Heated Lung Blend.

Be sure to leave a comment and include your contact:

- full name
- email address

The drawing will be held on September 30th, 2009.
Announcing the winner on October 1st, 2009.

Please share this with your family and friends,
they have to be in it to win it ...

Quote ~

' falling leaves
hide the path
so quietly'
~~ John Bailey, "Autumn," a haiku year, 2001,
as posted on oldgreypoet.com

Hope you are enjoying this wonderful Autumn weather.!

- til next time,

Tuesday, September 8, 2009

End of Summer / Back to School / Sept Give A Way

Another Summer is over, vacations are done and the kids are back to school.
The weather has just been magnificent here .. blue skies, soft cool breezes,
just the typical September weather. I so look forward to the leaves changing colors.

This is a very important article to read. Monsanto is destroying the future food for this country. We need to let our voices be heard. Be an informed consumer click on the following to read this article:

Tell Obama's Antitrust Czar: Investigate Monsanto
Massive seed corporation Monsanto -- through acquisitions and cut-throat business practices -- has cornered 90% of the soy, 65% of the corn, and 70% of the cotton market, and has a rapidly growing presence in the fruit and vegetable market, all without government anti-trust officials raising an eyebrow.

Eco-friendly wine cellars fashioned from old barrels ~
Thought this was an interesting way to recycle. Did you know that nearly 200,000 wine barrels are retired each year in California? Although some end up as planters or firewood, many are destined for landfills.

Tis the season ~
.. of sniffles/colds and all those flu virus (H1N1 and the Swine Flu)
be sure to have the following essential oils or blends on hand to assist you in fighting back:

Essential oils:
- Eucalyptus radiata (O) Australia
- Oregano Turkey
- Ravensara aromatica (O) Madagascar
- Rosalina Australia

Our synergies:
- Breathing
- Breathe Easy
- Clear Heated Lung
- Sinus Relief

If you are wondering what all is new here .. visit our page: What's New

Blog Watcher's Special :Tomorrow is 09 / 09 / 09 ..

So, from midnite tonite 09/09/09 til 09/18/09 (9days later) we are offering:

FREE SHIPPING on all orders over $50.00.
(within the continental USA)
This offer expires midnite September 18th, 2009

Be sure to put in the comments section when checking out:

BWS 09/09/09

for free shipping and we will apply this to your order when we are processing it.

Something else free .. from my friend Tina Sams over at the Essential Herbal Magazine, a free download of an older copy of the magazine. They are always so full of wonderful stories, recipes and information.!!

Download your free copy. (in PDF format)

And let's not forget our September Give A Way:

Our Pocket Inhaler with our Clear Heated Lung Blend.

Be sure to leave a comment and include your contact:

- full name
- email address

The drawing will be held on September 29th, 2009.
Announcing the winner on September 30th, 2009.

Please share this with your family and friends,
they have to be in it to win it ...

Quotes for the coming season:

' Youth is like spring,
an over praised season
more remarkable for biting winds
than genial breezes. 
Autumn is the mellower season,
and what we lose in flowers
we more than gain in fruits.  '
- - Samuel Butler

' Winter is an etching, spring a watercolor,
summer an oil painting ..
and autumn a mosaic of them all.  '
- - Stanley Horowitz

- til next time,

Thursday, August 27, 2009

August Winners / End of Summer ~

The summer is winding down .. did I mention, August is not one of my favorite months.
Dog days of summer .. heat / humidity yuck. The garden is still going strong, though the tomato crop was wiped out due to over water .. yes way to much rain.

Our August 2009 Blog Give A Ways:

4 oz - Aloe Vera Seaweed Gel - Christopher Dye

2 oz - A Sensory Delight Massage After Bath & Body Oil

- Gail Adrian - Radiant Beauty, NJ
- Christopher Dye, L.Ac., NY
- Maggie Howe - Pairieland Herbs, IA
- Margaret Bergen, FL
- MoonCat Farms - Jules (we need your address please), CA

Quotes ~

' All life is an experiment...
The more experiments you make ..
the better. '
- - Ralph Waldo Emerson

'Success is to be measured ..
not so much by the position that one has reached in life ,,
as by the obstacles which he has overcome. '
- - Booker T. Washington

' Relish love in your old age!
Aged love is like aged wine;
it becomes more satisfying,
more refreshing, more valuable,
more appreciated and more intoxicating! '
- - Leo Buscaglia

And with that .. I wish you all a wonderful end of Summer!

~ until next time,

Wednesday, August 19, 2009

August Give A Way & Something New ~

There is one more week left for our August 2009 Give A Way ..
The drawing will be held on August 31,2009.

4 oz Aloe Vera & Seaweed gel
Be sure to leave a comment on the blog with your:

- name
- email address

Here we are, the end of summer, getting the 'back to school' stuff ready for the kids,vacations are almost over ... Just waiting for the cool breeze of Autumn. Cause it is the dog days of August going on here.

We have a new creation here at SunRose called:

A Sensory Delight Massage * After Bath * Body Oil

In a base of our Professional Formula # 4
Apricot Kernel, Fractionated Coconut,
Rosehip Seed (O), Evening Primrose, Vitamin E

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 delight.

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

The first 5 people that respond to this and leave a comment,
will receive a 2 oz bottle.!

Remember to include :

- your full name
- email address

The drawing will be August 31, 2009.
Remember, you have to be in it to win it.

Hope you are keeping cool, drinking plenty of fluids, and don't forget our pets need lots of water as well.

Quote ~

'The perfume of sandalwood,
the scent of rose and jasmine,
travel only as far as wind.
But the fragrance of goodness
travels with us through all the worlds.
Like the garlands woven from a heap of flowers,
fashion your life as a garland of beautiful deeds.'
-- The Budha

~ until next time,

Monday, August 17, 2009

Summer Harvest / What's new / August Give A Way

Cherry tomatoes are like candy.!

This is my 4th harvest of basil this summer.

To make my Basil cubes for the winter .. basil, garlic from the garden, evoo, a dash of salt.

We just received the newest edition of the Aromatherapy International Journal
Vol 45 - August 2009.

Inside this Issue:

* Essential Oil Profile - German Chamomile - Deby Atterby
* Aromatherapy & Cognitive Function in Dementia - Part 2 - E. Joy Bowles
* Therapeutic Massage - Jan Kusmirek
* Using essential oils for Detoxification - Julia Lawless
* Quantum Aromatherapy - Daniel Penoel
* Safety & Essential Oils - Part 2 - Tony Burfield
* Aging Gracefully with essential oils - Mindy Green
* Aromatic Journeys - Jim Llewellyn & Robbi Zeck
* Perfume capital of India - Kannauj

Visit our page: Aromatherapy Journals

Also new is our 'new' for us .. Chamomile Roman France.

In this summer heat be sure to drink fluids and take care of your skin.
Aloe vera & Seaweed gel is so cooling and refreshing and rehydrating for the skin.

This is our August Give A Way. Please be sure to included your name and email address in our comments section, so that we can contact you.! We will be giving away : 4 oz Aloe Vera Seaweed Gel. Be sure to leave a comment, and pass this onto your friends.

Just a few weeks left.. end of summer, getting the kids ready for back to school.
Vacations are almost over ..

Summer Quotes:

" Sometimes I wonder what I'm a-gonna do...
'Cause there ain't no cure for the summer time blues."
-- Eddie Cochran

"Whilst August yet wears her golden crown,
Ripening fields lush- bright with promise;
Summer waxes long, then wanes, quietly passing
Her fading green glory on to riotous Autumn."
- Michelle L. Thieme, August's Crown

~ til next time,

Thursday, August 13, 2009

End of Summer

Do you know it is Woodstock's 40 Anniversary.!!
Country Joe & the Fish, Jefferson Star Ship ..
oh boy .. and our Sheila (SunRose) is going up this
weekend to attend the concert .. Pictures Sheila.!!

To get you ready for making your handcrafted
goods for the upcoming holiday season, we are

Now thru September 2nd,2009
on Orders OVER $75.00 **
(this offer is good for continental USA only)

Be sure to put this in the 'comments section' when you are checking out on the web site. 'Blog Watchers Special' FREE SHIP

An informed consumer is the best revenge. The things they do to our foods. Better known as 'frankinfoods' .. the new technology is called 'Nanotechnology' ... billions of dollars will be spent ..

You know .. I do believe Mother Nature should NOT be messed with .. to read more about what is coming to your food shelves ..
Fortified & Functionalized, Soon to be Nano-fied?

Stock up on supplies now:
- Shea Butter

- Aloe Vera Seaweed Gel

- Essential Oils

- Rare & Exotic materials for the Natural Perfumers

- Carrier Oil

- Our Professional Formulas (blended carrier oils)

- Our Supplies Page (for your handcrafting needs)

End of Summer Quote:
'Ah, summer, what power you have to make us suffer and like it.'
-- Russel Baker

Wishing you all a relaxing and peaceful end of summer.!

- until next time,

Thursday, July 30, 2009

Winners of July Give A Way!

The 'tomato blight' has arrived in the Bronx. So so sad to see these wonderful tomatoes turn black on the vine .. Mother Nature has her reasons I'm sure.

Want to announce the winners of the July 2009 Give A Way.
Yeppers .. we picked 3 winners this month ::

Shipped out today:
- Jessica Ress from AngelFaceBotanicals.com

The following 2 winners have to contact me with their mailing addy's:
- Brenda @ ironweed
- Selkie @ shadlock06

Congratulations to the winners!
Stay tuned for August Give A Ways.

It has been so humid here and of course raining like crazy. Our West coast friends have been getting unbearable heat (over 100 degrees) .. the weather has just been so crazy for sure.!

Next week there will be a Full Moon / Lunar Eclipse in Aquarius on Wednesday August 5th at 8:45 p.m. EDT Aquarius Full Moon. Lunar Eclipse at 8:50 p.m. EDT.

Summer Quote:

" When summer opens,
I see how fast it matures,
and fear it will be short;
but after the heats of July and August,
I am reconciled, like one who has had his swing,
to the cool of autumn."
- -   Ralph Waldo Emerson 

" Hot town summer in the city
Back of my neck getting dirty and gritty
Been down, isn't it a pity
Doesn't seem to be a shadow in the city."
- - Joe Cocker

- til next time, stay cool!

Tuesday, July 28, 2009

About Town .. this & that .. Dog Days Ahead.!

Ok .. I have to admit . August is not one of my favorite months ..
the heat and humidity are not my friends .. though the garden will
be producing like crazy .. the tomatoes will be ripe and ready,
the baby egg plants are already coming in .. and so cute ..
the squash is just prolific as is the yellow squash. Those hot red peppers,
wow .. ever blooming for sure .. and of course.. my basil ..love it ..
the garlic is yummy yummy .. life is good ..

About town:

My dearest friend Gail Adrian has started a new venture that is just amazing to me.
Visit her blog DEPILATRIX Wax it off .. NOW!!! She uses the best wax materials I have ever seen .. for those in NJ this is the place to go .. for those that have those 'special' needs ... Gail .. you are just amazing.!

SunRose July 2009 Give A Way:

>> Just 2 days left to leave your comment.! <<

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 !!

New & Back in Stock::

- Chamomile Roman Organic

- Cinnamon Bark Organic NOP

- Sandalwood 2007 Sri Lanka

- Tea Tree Organic

- Wintergreen Organic

Quotes for the Summer ::

" Shall I compare thee to a summer's day? "
- - William Shakespeare

" What dreadful hot weather we have !
It keeps me in a continual state of inelegance. "
- - Jane Austen

" August creates as she slumbers,
replete and satisfied. "
- - Joseph Wood Krutch

Wishing you a wonderful August, may you be at the beach,
lake, mountains .. anywhere that is peaceful and relaxing.

Life is short .. enjoy the moment.
- til next time,

Monday, July 20, 2009

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 Scenthttp://www.journeyscent.com

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.

- Hydrosols

- 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,

Sunday, June 28, 2009

Swimming Garlic & Garden Delights

This is the view from my bedroom, the pergola is moving along .. if it would just stop raining for a few days .. we may actually be able to complete it.!

These are the 'scapes' the 'flower' of the garlic. The are the curly shapes, which you have to cut first .. so that the garlic heads will grow. Wait a few weeks after cutting the scapes, which you can saute like chives or use in a vase as a flower arrangement like I do. And then .. pull the garlic.

This one photo was named by my Brother Lou Luigi who every year plants the garlic for us. (plant on Christopher Columbus weekend in October) .. he arranged the above and named the photo. 'Swimming Garlic'

Here you have my brother with fists full of 'garlic' !

This is the first year I have grown these 'hot red peppers' ..

Hope you enjoy my seeing how my garden is growing.!

For the 4th of July,
Blog Watcher's Special:

over $50.00. (UPS Ground)
(within the continental USA)
This will be valid thru July 9th, 2009.

Be sure to enter this into the shopping cart comments section:
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Have a safe holiday.
- until next time,

Wednesday, June 24, 2009

Summer is here & Father's Day Winner

Summer time .. Beach, Sun, Surf, playful fun.!!

The garden is lush .. vibrant with all the different shades of green. All we need now is some sun .. need to feel that sun energy on my face .. for sure.

Summer is here .. the 'rain' in this part of the world has been a bit overwhelming to say the least. Though my flowers are blooming, the scents are permeating the air .. I actually picked my first hot red pepper, tomatoes have tons of flowers as do the zucchini ..

The pergola is coming along .. though not yet completed .. patience ..

The winner of our Father's Day Give A Way is ::
Nadine Roelfs of Mankato MN.

For the Summer please remember to hydrate your skin by drinking plenty of water and spraying some hydrosols to refresh you.

- Visit our Hydrosol page

For sunburn or just to keep your skin hydrated our aloe vera seaweed is wonderful

- Visit Aloe Vera & Seaweed Gel

Summer Quotes:

'You can bury a lot of troubles digging in the dirt. '
~~Author Unknown

'Coffee.  Garden.  Coffee. 
Does a good morning need anything else? '
~~Betsy Cañas Garmon, www.wildthymecreative.com

'Gardening is civil and social,
but it wants the vigor and
freedom of the forest and the outlaw. '
~~Henry David Thoreau

- until next time,

Monday, June 15, 2009

Father's Day & Summer Solstice ~

This weekend is Father's Day .. a day to celebrate and honor the men in our lives.
I was not fortunate to know my Dad ... however, my Grandpa and Uncles were very loving and positive roll models for me.

Some quotes for Father's Day:

'It is not flesh and blood ..
but the heart which makes us ..
fathers and sons. '
- - Johann Schiller

'Sherman made the terrible discovery that men make about their fathers sooner or later... that the man before him was not an aging father but a boy, a boy much like himself, a boy who grew up and had a child of his own and, as best he could, out of a sense of duty and, perhaps love, adopted a role called Being a Father so that his child would have something mythical and infinitely important: a Protector, who would keep a lid on all the chaotic and catastrophic possibilities of life. '
~ ~Tom Wolfe, The Bonfire of the Vanities

"My father didn't tell me how to live;
he lived, and let me watch him do it."
-- Clarence Budington Kelland

In honor of Father's Day ::

Blog Watcher's Special:

Free Shipping on all orders $50.00 or more
on UPS Ground in the continental USA.
This offer is valid thru June 22, 2009
Enter this in the 'comment section' when checking out.
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Our Father's Day Give A Way ~
1 - (4 / 5 oz bar) Working Man Hands Handmade Soap
1 - (4 / 5 oz bar) Scandanavian Woods Handmade Soap
1 - 4 oz Peppermint Hydrosol for a cooling after shave spray

Please leave a comment to be eligible for our Give a Way, and be sure to leave your name and email address so that we may contact you.

The longest day of the year is the Summer Solstice, usually on June 21st.

'Then followed that beautiful season... Summer....
Filled was the air with a dreamy and magical light; and the landscape
Lay as if new created in all the freshness of childhood.'
~~Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

'Summer is the time when one sheds 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

Enjoy the balmy summer days ahead.
~ til next time,

Monday, June 1, 2009

Gardening / This & That around the Net !

This is my garlic .!!! and can you see the earth boxes to the left .. with more tomatoes and sweet peppers.

Our End of May Blog Give a Way is ::

Congratulations to Ms Margaret @ yogagarden.

Every now and then I like to talk about people I have had the pleasure of dealing with in the business world.

Around the net, business / people I really admire and would recommend:

Christopher McMann at White Lotus has a fabulous newsletter and photos that are just amazing.!!! Visit White Lotus

Karen Creel at Garden Chick has a Home Depot for the opportunity to give away a $100.00 gift card on her blog. Vi st GardenChick Blog.

Papa Geno's Garden has move on .. and now has 'Heartland Organics' visit his farewell blog at : Papa Geno's Blog

Earth-Saver bag innovator. I met Carlos Kovalsky VP and Founder at the GoGreenExpo here in NYC. Visit his website: Earth-Saver

My garden brings me so much joy. Everything is now planted tomatoes (of course), basil, parsley, Rosemary, sage, oregano, egg plants, hot red peppers (a first for me),zucchini, yellow squash.

So excited, the photo above is the beginnings of my pergola that Rudy Gunther is building for me .. a long time dream ..

May is such a busy month with plantings and cleaning up from the winter.! For me .. the joy of gardening .. there is nothing better in this world. Peaceful .. just makes me happy to play in dirt.

Blog Watchers special:

From now til June 15th, 2009
on orders over $75.00
We are giving away a Earth-Saver bag.
Be sure to put this in the 'comments section'
when checking out :::
'EarthSaver bag' to receive this gift.!

Summer is around the corner, please be sure to take care of your skin.
Drink plenty of water, and be sure to moisturize your face.

- Hydrosol Page to hydrate your skin

- Aloe Vera & Seaweed Gel for those sun burn days

Quotes for the month of June:

'If a June night could talk,
it would probably boast it invented romance.'
-- Bern Williams

'Kind hearts are the gardens;
kind thoughts are the roots;
kind words are the flowers'
kind deeds are the fruits.'
-- English Proverb

wishing you an enchanted garden filled with fragrant flowers.!
- til next time,

Wednesday, May 13, 2009

End of May Give A Way!

For the last 2 weeks of May 2009 ..
we are giving away a -

'Perfumer's Delight'
..... Starter Kit

1 - 4 oz DeNatured Perfumer's Alcohol
2 - 4 oz Bottles & Caps to create you blends
1 - Pack of Perfume Testing Strips (100 per pack)
1 - 1 dozen Disposable Pipettes
1 - 1 dozen Perfume Sample Vials
1 - Small Clear Perfume bottle w/ tear drop glass cap

Our Rare & Exotic pages have some interesting and precious raw materials ..
This page is dedicated to all those interested in making their own perfume or personal scent. To read more visit our Rare & Exotic page.

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

The drawing will be on May 28th, 2009 !!


'Happiness is like perfume -
You can't give it away,
without getting some on yourself.'
~ Unknown.

' As perfume doth remain in the folds,
..... where it hath lain.
So the thought of you, remaining deeply
..... in my brain, Will not leave me:
all things leave me :: You remain.'
~ Arthur Symons

Thank you for dropping by.

~ til next time

Tuesday, May 12, 2009

Mother's Day Winner / Armed Forces Day ~

Armed Forces Day -
President Harry S. Truman
led the effort to establish a single holiday for citizens to come together and thank our military members for their patriotic service in support of our country.

On August 31, 1949, Secretary of Defense Louis Johnson announced the creation of an Armed Forces Day to replace separate Army, Navy, Marine Corps and Air Force Days.
The single-day celebration stemmed from the unification of the Armed Forces under one department -- the Department of Defense.

Quotes ~

' When our perils are past ...
shall our gratitude sleep?'
~ George Canning

' Lord, bid war's trumpet cease;
Fold the whole earth in peace.'
~ Oliver Wendell Holmes

' Then join hand in hand, brave Americans all!
By uniting we stand, by dividing we fall.'
~ John Dickinson

' I can no other answer make,
but .. thanks, and thanks.'
~ William Shakespeare

Mother's Day Winner -
The winner of the SunRose Mother's Day Give away - Joan Morais of CA.
Congratulations to you Joan!
I hope you enjoy our Travel Chest for Essential Oils.

- Bruise Away Synergy : to ease those 'black & blues' away.!
- Bug Be Gone! Body Spray: the summer buggies will soon be here .!
- Pampered Soles Gift Set : Get ready for the Summer Season!

On our Massage Oils page :
- Bikers Delight : the weather is perfect for getting outside and riding your bikes.!

Don't forget our 'Blog Watcher's Special' til the end of month:

'Free Shipping on all orders over $75.00.
Valid til the end of month May 31, 2009'
(does not include handling)

In the 'comments section' when you check out,
be sure to enter: MD2009

Spring is in full swing here .. the sun has been shining,
its just a wonderful day in the neighborhood.!

~ til next time,

Wednesday, May 6, 2009

Mother's Day / What's New / this & that!

This is the last week of our Herb Blog Contest, so please be sure to leave a comment and don't forget we need an email address and your name to contact you.!

Around the web .. some interesting sites:

altMD - for the Health & Wellness Community -Joel Fellman over at altMD smart alternatives ... has a wonderful site going. for all those in the Health & Wellness Community you should visit this site. They created my page which is just amazing to me .. Thank you Joel. Visit : SunRose Aromatic, LLC and then the Products & Services Page.

Becky over at The Original Soap Dish shared about her younger brother who went into business for himself, now lives in England and is a pipe carver.
To visit his site: Larrysson Pipes

Sherrin Bernstein over at Touch Fitness has a wonderful establishment in Manhattan.
For those of you in that area visit her site for more information. Touch Fitness.com

Moment Magazine
A dear friend, Barry Jacobs is now with Moment Magazine a not for profit, dedicated to serious, highly literate, intellectual journalism. To contact Barry his email is BJacobs@MomentsMagazine.com. Or visit their online site: MomentsMagazine.com

Back in stock ..

- Visit our Essential Oil page.

- Beeswax Absolute
- Geranium Bourbon Madagascar Organic Not Certified (ONC)
- Geranium Yun Ling Shan China

With the warmer weather fast approaching, using hydrosols are a wonderful way to keep your skin hydrated. To learn more about them visit our Hydrosol Page.

What's new!

Though not really new here at SunRose .. it has been on my 'to do' list for the website for the longest .. so, introducing on line for the first time ::

Bugs Be Gone! Body Spray ~ On our personal care page.

Clients have taken this blend to South Africa, India, South America.
No synthetics or chemicals.. just pure and natural.

Mother's Day is fast approaching. Be sure to enter our Mother's Day Give A Way.
Please be sure to leave your name and email address.

Some Mom's Day quotes:

'Mother - that was the bank where we deposit
.... all our hurts and worries.'
~ T. DeWitt Talmage

' Each and every day of our lives ..
we make deosits in the memory banks of our children.'
~ Charles R. Swindoll, The Strong Family

Blog Watcher's Special ~

To Celebrate Mother's Day:

'Free Shipping on all orders over $75.00.
Valid til the end of month May 31, 2009'
(does not include handling)

In the 'comments section' when you check out,
be sure to enter: MD2009

To all the wonderful woman out there ..
wishing you a day of joy,
peace and contentment ..

~ until next time,

Friday, May 1, 2009

Herb Blog Contest - Week # 10 ! Final ..

Torchsong Studio will be hosting the 10th and final week of our blog contest.

Maryanne is offering something a little different to close out the contest.

A lead free pewter garden pin with a little glass ladybug charm in the middle and garden tools on either side.

Just comment on this, or any of the other blogs participating for a chance to win one of ten pins to be given away.  MAKE SURE YOU LEAVE A CONTACT email.

Remember all of the blogs below are participating, so visit all of them and post to increase your chances of winning.

The Essential Herbal magazine subscription
Garden Chick - fairy cookie kit
SunRose Aromatics - facial exfoliant and liquid soap
Herbs from the Labyrinth - tea sampler
Patti's Potions - lip balms
PrairieLand Herbs - healing wand
Aquarian Bath - lip balm and soap
The Rosemary House - Bertha Reppert's "Twelve Month Herbal"
Nature's Gift - purse-sized inhalers - inhalation blend
Torchsong Studio Our final contest - check back on May 8 for the list of winners!

Thanks everyone for participating and for playing!

Friday, April 24, 2009

Herb Blog Contest - Week # 9

At Nature's Gift we have been pleased and excited about hosting this week's contest. The hard part has been trying to decide what to offer as the prize!

We chose Deluxe Personal Inhalers from our new shipment, filled with the winner's choice of several healing synergies.

We'll ship one of these pretty purse-sized inhalers filled with your choice of our SineEase Synergy, for easing sinus pain and congestion, Happy Morning Synergy, recommended for easing the nausea of morning sickness, but also helpful for motion sickness, etc., or our research based depression fighter "Citrus Smile."

To be entered in the contest, respond to this post, here, and at all the blogs listed below. Please be sure to include your Name and email address so that we may contact you.

To make the contest even more exciting, ONE lucky entrant, drawn from one of the listed blogs, will receive a signed copy of Marge's Book "Essential Oils and Aromatics".

You may check these links for some of the reviews, from the Journal of the Northeast Herbal Association, or from The Massage Therapy Journal.

Remember all of the blogs below are participating, so visit all of them and post to increase your chances of winning.

Torchsong Studio to be announced (one week)
The Essential Herbal - magazine subscriptions
Garden Chick - fairy cookie kit
SunRose Aromatics - facial exfoliant and liquid soap
Herbs from the Labyrinth - tea sampler
Patti’s Potions - lip balms
PrairieLand Herbs - healing wand
Aquarian Bath - lip balm and soap
The Rosemary House - to be announced today
Nature's Gift - winners to be announced May 1st

Good luck to all, remember to share this Blog Contest with your family and friends!

- until next time,

Thursday, April 23, 2009

Mother's Day - Give A Way !

This is a day to celebrate our Mom's.

'Mother love is the fuel that enables a normal human
being to do the impossible.'
- Marion C. Garretty, quoted in ::
'A Little Spoonful of Chicken Soup for the Mother's Soul'

My Mom was a very strong woman, intelligent, wise beyond her years, empowering, loving and funny Lady. Yes .. we had our little 'spats' as all children do, however,
she was the one who always told me to reach for the stars. And I miss her .. every single day.

So, whether you are a Mom, Aunt, Niece, Cousin, Sister, Friend .. we celebrate you .!! for your loving and nurturing ways.

Please be sure to post a comment on this blog post to enter into our Mother's Day Give A Way.! Make sure to leave your email address so that we may contact you.

The Travel Chest is really beautifully made from a local gentleman whose passion is to create beauty from wood. Thank you Rudy Gunther for your magical hands.!

To read about the Travel Chest please visit our page: Travel Chest

Oh .. and don't forget to pass this on to your family and friends.!

~ until next time,

Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Earth Day ~ Special Offer!

To celebrate Earth Day, we are offering::

Valid thru Sunday April 26, 2009
Use coupon code - ED2009FREESHIP
Enter this code in the 'Comments Section'
when checking out. This will be applied when
we process your order. (does not including Handling)
Applies to regular UPS Ground shipping only.

Browse our website for all natural products, essential oils, carrier oils,
aroma jewelry, diffuser blend, and much more.!
Visit :: SunRoseAromatics.com

My lilacs have tons of buds, the trees are all blooming and just glorious,
everything looks like a beautiful painting, all the 'new green' colors and
pastels of the flowers are just stunning.

Enjoy this glorious time of year, when Mother Nature shows her beauty.
New growth, new beginnings! Everything is just vibrant and alive.!

I hope you take the time to stop and enjoy the Spring Season!

~ until next time,

Monday, April 20, 2009

The Herbal Blog Contest - Week # 8

Bertha Reppert (1919-1999) was the founder of The Rosemary House and our mum. She was a Renaissance woman ahead of her time when she opened a herb and spice shop in a conservative East coast town in 1968. Convinced that once everyone learned about herbs they would love these plants as much as she did, she became an avid educator about the secrets of herbs. Lecturing, writing and always promoting herbs, Bertha Reppert became a mentor to many. This weeks prize is a copy of her last herbal and one of our very favorites.

Bertha Reppert's TwelveMonth Herbal features 365 herbal essays one for each day of the year. Written like she is speaking to a friend this book is fun, informative and easy to read. Many folks have told us they reread the book every year and make their own daily notes in the margins. Be sure to leave a comment to this post and at the other participating herbal blogs (see the links below) for your chance to win this clever book (an $18.00 value) filled with herbal lore, recipes and crafts (priceless). Sisters Susanna, the herbalist, and Nancy, the culinary artist, continue to share their Mother's love of all things herbal at The Rosemary House, the herb and spice gift shop, and at Sweet Remembrances tea room

The following blogs are also participating, so stop over, post a comment on these blogs for additional chances to win this weeks giveaway AND the chance to explore some cool blogs.

Nature's Gift to be announced (next week)
Torchsong Studio to be announced (two weeks)
The Essential Herbal - magazine subscriptions
Garden Chick - fairy cookie kit
SunRose Aromatics - facial exfoliant and liquid soap
Herbs from the Labyrinth - tea sampler
Patti’s Potions - lip balms
PrairieLand Herbs - healing wand
Aquarian Bath - lip balm and soap
The Rosemary House (where a list of winners will be posted on the 24th)

Check back we have a couple more weeks of give-aways!