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Fresh Ecuador Thanksgiving Roses


Fresh cut, premium Ecuador roses can add an extra celebration to your Thanksgiving holiday.

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Fill your house with beauty.

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We love Ecuador for the warmth and friendliness in the hearts of its people. We also love Ecuador’s beauty.  When an opportunity to send Ecuador roses and raise money for the poor occurred, we grab the chance.

I originally wrote about the roses, made a special offer and sold over 15,000 roses that raised $6,000 to help Ecuador’s poor.  The money was used to provide schooling and university for gifted indigenous children and to buy an InFocus projector used in our free English classes for Ecuadorian children that the foundation provided.

Enjoy 50 or 100 fresh cut roses to your home at really low rates and help create employment in Ecuador in the process.

I regret that UPS or FedEx cannot deliver the roses in Canada or elsewhere outside the USA.

UPS and/or FedEx  will deliver them to you within four days of being cut in Ecuador.  Open them. If you are not satisfied that these are truly remarkable roses, give them back to the UPS (or FedEx) driver and let me know.  Our flower supplier will give you a full refund.

To assure the refund you must inspect the flowers with UPS/FedEx when they are delivered.  If you are not satisfied, they must be returned at the time of delivery.

During Thanksgiving, the flower growers can only send farm choice color combinations.

Unless otherwise arranged, and subject to weather permitting, UPS and/or FedEx will deliver your roses to you or your recipient on Tuesday or Wednesday, November 24 or 25, 2015.

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All photos on this page have been delivered Ecuador roses to our home.

There is exquisite beauty and pure luxury with 50 (or 100) roses compared to a dozen.

I love roses. Having 50 allows me to make my bouquets purely out of roses. 50 roses also allows me really incredible bouquets.

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This is just one bouquet of 12 fresh Ecuador roses.  I put out a few on their own. 36 or 86 more roses to go!

The roses arrive…

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tightly packed… 25 per bundle. You get one one bundle for 25 roses, two bundles for 50 and four bundles for 100 Ecuador roses.

Each bundle will be a different color.

Then they open…

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full…colorful and…

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radiant. This is another 12 roses sitting on my chess table (that I photographed a week after I put them out). This leaves me 24 (or 74) more roses to go for a spectacular two dozen rose bouquet something like this.

Even after the flowers lose some of their oomph I reorganize them and use as table settings.

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Here are roses that had drooped after a couple of weeks so I put them in water in a shallow bowl and we enjoyed them for another week.

As the roses age, I also hang them up to…

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dry and make bouquets of dried roses and feathers.

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For the holidays, fresh Ecuador roses… delivered by UPS or FedEx to your home offering beauty, longevity and great value.

Order any of these arrangements before  Noon, Friday November 20, 2015 and receive them on the Tuesday or Wednesday before Thanksgiving, November 24 or 25, 2105.

Order Farm Choice Roses

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Order 50 farm choice Thanksgiving Roses: $90.00

Order here, 25 farm choice Thanksgiving Roses: $80.00

Order here, 100 farm choice Thanksgiving Roses: $145

Thank you for your order!  Roberto

Merri and I send our best wishes for happy holidays ahead and look forward to sharing this special season with you.

Gary

Learn how to export Ecuador roses.

Ecuador Export Update

Here is a note from Roberto Ribadeneira about Export Tours to Ecuador.

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When you join the Export Tour from Ecuador, you’ll find that Ecuador is not only a beautiful place to visit, but is a good place to do business.

On this Export Tour, there is a wide range of products in various different towns north of Quito.  Let’s have a quick look at what we do before we show you the schedule.

Upon arriving to Quito (Ecuador’s capital), we will take you to Cotacachi, where we base our tours in search for amazing products.

You will be presented with lots of amazing artisans that create unique products of great quality.  There are hundreds of different items that we will explore and numerous ideas that we will share  with you.

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Most of the craftsman that we introduce to you are people that live in rural areas, that are hardworking and that make their products by hand. This means that the quality is outstanding but also that we have the flexibility to make small orders and/or big orders.

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Schedule

You will arrive at Quito’s airport, which is brand new and also the most important one in Ecuador. Depending on your time of arrival, we either take you to a hotel in downtown Quito (which is about 40 minutes from the airport) or travel from there directly to Cotacachi.

Cotacachi is one hour and thirty minutes north from Quito. The road is also new and there you will see a beautiful landscape surrounded by mountains. Cotacachi is warm during the day, a little cold at night, so bringing sweaters is recommended.

We will spend three full days exploring products and towns around Imbabura’s Province. Most of the towns that we visit are small and full of kind people. Most of the workers that we visit work from home.

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After the three day tour, we will take you back to Quito if you like to stay there, but if you would want to explore other cities, we will take you to the airport in Quito.

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Tour Day 1:  Leave from Quito to Cotacachi at 09:00.

Starts 12:00 in Cotacachi: visit to leather town, what products you can make in leather, suppliers, manufacturers and ideas on what you can make.

Lunch break: 14:00 – 15:00.

16:00:  Go to San Antonio de Ibarra, see the wood products, manufacturers and designs that we can export from Ecuador.
18:00 ending.

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Tour Day 2:  Starts at 10:00 after breakfast at the hotel.

Visit Otavalo for Tagua and Textiles, see manufacturers, get products to make, personal labels, volume, etc.

Meet with supplier for new products to make high-end tagua items, new products of bamboo, baby blankets, baby products, Christmas products. Products made of Alpaca, specific designs.

13:00: Lunch.

14:00: Talk to cargo agency, see packing, costs, how to ship, taxes, etc.

15:00: Visit manufacturer for handmade sweaters, shawls, and other textiles, he can make specific designs for you.

17:00: Create a website, a shopping cart, manage logistic, storage and shipping cost with FedEx or Mail Service.

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Tour Day 3:  Starts at 10:00 after breakfast at the hotel.

Visit Otavalo Market, fair day. See all the products available, purchase items for business, talk to all the vendors, see different products, low cost textiles, low cost jewelry, ponchos, sweaters, shawls, products for under $2 a piece.

12:00:  Tagua, jewelry, what designs you can make, cost of personalized items. Jewelry store for Tagua products, which they create designs for inexpensive jewelry.

13:00:  14:00 lunch.

15:00:  see rugs, alpaca products, honey products, flowers, etc.

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*    We change the schedule depending on what you would like to see. We found out that some people show more interest in certain products so we spend more time showing them those items. We always adjust to what will be most beneficial to you.

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Towns to visit.

Among the towns that we will show you:
Cotacachi
Otavalo
Iluman
San Antonio de Ibarra
Ibarra
Cuicocha
Atuntaqui

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Products to see:
Tagua
Alpaca
Textiles, such as ponchos, sweaters, shirts, table runners, table cloths, etc.
Bamboo
Wood products
Leather, such as duffle bags, purses, jackets, accessories, shoes, etc.
Jewelry at the Otavalo market, such as necklaces, earrings, bracelets, etc.
Art, paintings on different materials and styles, textiles manufactured at Atuntaqui.

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Optional

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If you are also interested in the flower business, we can show you a beautiful rose farm, that takes around 2-3 hours for the tour, so we recommend doing that if you are interested in that area of business. Most farms are in towns about 40 minutes north of Quito, either Cayambe or Tabacundo. It is a great experience, and you will get to see how they grow roses and the fields.

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Extras

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We also encourage people to bring ideas of products that you want to make and things you want to create. There may be purses that you want to design, hand made leather jackets or a certain wood carvings. There are also other ideas to explore like creating ponchos with your own University’s colors or bracelets with school’s colors.  Perhaps you want to engage in corporate products and want to have beautiful leather laptop bags with special logos, or different colors or a unique design.

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You can talk to the manufacturers and get the pricing on items, timing of when they will be ready, and what they can do.

We will also show you how to calculate the pricing, how to do the packing and what better way to ship items from Ecuador to the USA. This way it will be easier for you to know the costs and put the right sales price for your customers.

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All the contacts and information for everything that we see and all the manufacturers is yours. This will allow you in the future to contact them directly and work with them if you like. So you
will be able to work with the suppliers on your own if that is what you choose.

There are thousands of ideas that we can explore, and also hundreds of products that we can make. Not only you will find that working with people in Ecuador is a great experience, but also that we are able to create amazing homemade products for every need.

Once you get to see how people work and the help that everyone buying from them brings, you will get a better idea on the progress that exporting from Ecuador brings to this people. You will get beautiful products and in exchange people in Ecuador will work very hard, and also be rewarded with a better quality of life.

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We do hope to get to see you soon on this business adventure.  Roberto

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Individual Export Tour for one $799 or a couple $999

Please call me at 1-888-482-3850 or Email me at roberto_ribadeneira@me.com

Ecuador Valentine’s Roses


Ecuador Valentine’s Roses can now be ordered. See below how to get 50 Valentine roses free.

Merri and I love our fresh roses from Ecuador.  We immediately place them on our dining room table and by morning they are fully opened and incredible!

Here is one of our bouquets.

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Ecuador Valentine’s roses can be ordered now for delivery on either Wednesday February 10 or  Thursday February 11, 2010.

Please state when you order which day of delivery you prefer.

The roses cost more this season so our normal offer of 50 fresh cut roses for $79 for 50 rises is now suspended until after Valentine’s Day.

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The price for 50 Valentine’s Roses is $89.

During this time the rose farms are so busy they cannot give a choice of color except…you can request a half red and half assorted for a $10 premium.

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The price for 25 red and 25 assorted (50 total) Valentine’s Roses is $99.

Here are three ways to obtain 50 fresh cut roses for Valentines.

The first way to buy Ecuador roses saves $178. Ecuador Living subscriptions assist those with a genuine and immediate interest in Ecuador. This subscription shares our continual research and experiences in global business, living and investing in Ecuador plus our contacts. We feel the service is a bargain at $119 a year.

If you subscribe for two years, I’ll reduce the price from $238 to $159 and also send you 50 fresh cut, premium roses FREE.  This is a $178 savings!

Fedex will deliver your Valentine’s roses directly to you or your Valentine from Ecuador.  Open them. If you are not satisfied that these are truly remarkable roses, give them back to the Fedex driver and let me know. I’ll give you a full $159 refund.

To assure the refund you must inspect the flowers with Fedex when they are delivered. If you are not satisfied, they must be returned at the time of delivery.

Subscribe to two years of Ecuador Living.  Save $79 plus receive 50 roses free…a total savings of $178.  If you already subscribe to Ecuador Living, order the roses in this offer and we’ll extend your subscription  two years.

Subscribe to two years of Ecuador Living.  Get 50 roses Free Save $178.

If you do not have a great interest in Ecuador but just want these incredible, fresh roses. Simply buy them for $89 for 50 fresh cut roses including delivery by Fedex.

($10 surcharge for orders of half red and half assorted roses).

This is not a deal that helps my pocketbook.  We are paying $73 ($83 for half red half assorted) to deliver these roses to you.

We donate $10 to help provide scholarships in Ecuador.  We pay the credit card discount.  At that $73 price ($93 for half red), I lose on each 50 roses shipped.  That’s okay…the cause is worthy.  Merri and I will share the joy of the gifts you help make…for the poor  in Ecuador.

Order 50 fresh cut assorted color Ecuador roses for $89 ($10 is donated toward scholarships in Ecuador) to be delivered February 10, or February 11, 2010 .

Order fresh cut 25 red and 25 assorted roses for $99 ($10 is donated toward scholarships in Ecuador) delivered February 10, or February 11, 2010.

Please state your day of  choice of delivery.

(Not available in Canada or outside the USA)

This offer expires Sunday, January 31, 2010 at midnight EST.

You can have fresh Valentine’s Day roses yourself or send them as gifts …plus help Ecuador’s poor.

Each order includes  50 fresh cut Ecuador roses

2 packets of flower food.
1 care of flowers brochure.
1 card (upon request) with a note and/or details of who is sending the gift.

You can have 50 fresh cut assorted color roses from Ecuador delivered for Valentine’s Day to any zip code in the USA…including Hawaii or Alaska including shipping for only $89 (add $10 if you wish the half red combination).

I regret that these roses are not available in Canada or outside the USA.

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Here I am with 250 fresh Ecuador roses I had delivered for Merri’s birthday.

Merri and I love Ecuador for the warmth and friendliness in the hearts of its people. We also love Ecuador’s beauty.  When an opportunity to send Ecuador roses and raise money for the poor occurred earlier this year, we grabbed the chance.

I wrote about the roses, made a special offer and sold over 5,000 roses that raised $2,000 that helped Ecuador’s poor. The money was used to provide schooling for gifted indigenous children and to buy a  InFocus projector used in our free English classes for Ecuadorian children that the foundation provides.

So we offered Ecuador Christmas roses and sold over 9,000 raising another $3,660!

We will donate $10 towards Ecuador scholarships for every 50 roses that are shipped because of this note.

The minute I receive your order, I’ll put you directly in touch with the rose plantation.

Fedex will deliver them directly to you from Ecuador.  Someone must sign for the roses. They cannot be left without a signature.

Subscribe to two years of Ecuador Living.  Get 50 roses Free Save $178.

Order 50 fresh cut assorted color Ecuador roses for $89 ($10 is donated toward scholarships in Ecuador) to be delivered February 10, or February 11, 2010 .

Order fresh cut 25 red and 25 assorted Ecuador roses for $99 ($10 is donated toward scholarships in Ecuador) delivered February 10, or February 11, 2010.

This is a batch of 100 fresh Ecuador roses that Merri and I enjoyed earlier this year.

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Premium Quality Roses

Though this is perhaps the lowest price for roses you will see in the Valentine season, these roses are special, not like anything offered in a store or even at most florists. These are premium roses with extra large heads that open fully.

Fresher Quality Roses

Most roses go from Ecuador to Miami by air and are stored in Miami then shipped by truck until they sit in a store. They can be a week or more old when you see them. The roses you receive from this offer are cut and stored overnight, driven by refrigerated truck to Quito airport and flown to Miami to a special refrigerated Fedex facility until, then flown to your Fedex destination for immediate delivery to your home or office. This means they last longer.

Here are some of the fresh Ecuador roses at our hotel Meson de las Flores.

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Environmentally Clean Roses

The roses your receive are certified by Veriflora. The VERIFLORA seal is a real, green program that regularly spot check farms for ecologically sound systems that include:

1- Water and ecological conservation: implementing water management systems to prevent depletion of fresh water supplies.

2- Product quality: implementing practices to ensure the quality of the product through the whole chain of delivery to the final consumer.

3- Advanced agricultural practices: integrating organic practices wherever possible. To only use approved green label certified pesticides. To allow no discharge of pesticides run off into the environment.

4- Waste management: recycling and composting as well as the proper disposal of agricultural chemicals.

By March of 2007 the co-op that sends your roses had certified 144 acres.

Certification means the growers have met or exceeded the requirements. There is no middle ground with Veriflora, no differing levels of certification. You either are ecologically sound and certified, or you aren’t.

That means you receive environmentally friendly roses.

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Here is a red and assorted color combination of fresh Ecuador roses we had delivered to us in North Carolina.

Fair Trade Roses

In addition the Verflora seal requires the rose grower to be socially responsible adhering to recognized labor and community standards, specially pertaining to health and safety, work conditions, hiring practices, discrimination, harassment and fair pay.

The growers offer every single one of their workers:

-free doctor and medical treatment at the farm for workers
-day care facilities for infants
-free breakfast and lunch (and dinner when they work late)
-free sports and recreation facilities
-small business loans -when workers want to leave to set up their own small  holding farm
-workers fund -for financial help with school fees to buy a car, etc.
-complete health and safety equipment provided free -helmets , gloves, masks, etc.
-paid maternity leave with a guarantee of work when they want to return
-overtime paid over and above the legal requirements
-Christmas parties, summer holiday excursions, sports tournaments

-a safe and secure work environment with job satisfaction and potential for personal development

Experience the warmth of the people and beauty of Ecuador as you celebrate the new year…the freshest…best and best smelling roses…as you help the environment and the poor by having them delivered into your and your loved one’s homes.

Subscribe to two years of Ecuador Living.  Get 50 roses Free Save $178.

Order 50 fresh cut assorted color Ecuador roses for $89 ($10 is donated toward scholarships in Ecuador) to be delivered February 10, or February 11, 2010 .

Order fresh cut 25 red and 25 assorted Ecuador roses for $99 ($10 is donated toward scholarships in Ecuador) delivered February 10, or February 11, 2010.

(Available only to US zip codes)

This offer expires Sunday, January 31, 2010 at Midnight EST.

Dried-roses

We dry our fresh Ecuador roses as they age and continue to use them. Here are 100 dried Ecuador roses on our stairway in North Carolina.

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Now you can take time to smell the roses even at breakfast…at affordable prices as well.

Our last order of roses made great bouquets.  Here is one in our living room and…

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one in our breakfast nook, plus…

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One in the kitchen.

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When they began to wilt… I pull the heads and placed them in a bowl with water.  This provided Ecuador rose beauty for several more days.

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Gary

Subscribe to two years of Ecuador Living.  Get 50 roses Free Save $178.

Order 50 fresh cut assorted color Ecuador roses for $89 ($10 is donated toward scholarships in Ecuador) to be delivered February 10, or February 11, 2010 .

Order fresh cut 25 red and 25 assorted Ecuador roses for $99 ($10 is donated toward scholarships in Ecuador) delivered February 10, or February 11, 2010.


Value of Rose


The value of a rose is in its giving.

American writer,George William Curtis, is quoted as saying “The fragrance always stays in the hand that gives the rose”.

This is a profound thought good for a weekend of reflection.

There is also a health value in the rose.  I remind you of this because the Oil Lady Candace Newman has now started her annual Christmas Sale everything is reduced 10% until Dec 15, 2013.

The rejuvenation rose oil, my favorite – I use it every day -is great for natural health and great for Christmas gifts as well.

Essential Oil Deodorant for Natural Health

Here is why I am excited about the essential oil deodorant Merri and I use.

Merri and I lived and worked with this Ecuador Yatchak for seven years.

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This photo was taken after a purification ceremony at a sacred spring.

One of the main ways this shaman helped restore our health was through purification.  He had us walk in mountain mists.  “The negative ions in the mists attach to free radicals and purify the skin to cleanse us from the inside out,” he said.  Another purification was of our blood.  He fed us herbs, minerals and a low calcium diet.  There was almost no dairy served.  We used watermelons, pineapple and sweats to purify.

One of the most important lessons gained is that the first rule of good purification is “Avoid getting impurities in your body in the first place!”

Everyday living bombards most of us with all types of toxicity, from the air we breath, to the water we drink, even the receipts at the supermarket may be toxic.  Merri and I compensate for this by taking care in what we eat, drink and especially breathe and put on our skin.  The fastest way for any element good or bad to get into the blood stream is via the lungs and the skin.

Now there is a better way to replace a toxin with a purifier.

Since it is difficult for most of us to avoid toxicity in the West, this message looks at a longevity alternative and begins by showing how in the early 2000s, due to strict FDA  regulations, the government has approved a product that may encourage cancer, create dementia, Alzheimer’s and complicate kidney problems.

The FDA issued a final rule which said “over-the-counter (OTC) antiperspirant drug products are generally recognized as safe and effective and not misbranded as part of FDA’s ongoing review of OTC drug products”.  I suspect that part of this ruling was influenced by scientists with the Personal Care Products Council, the trade association that represents the cosmetic and personal care products industry.  They have claimed that “antiperspirants can be used with high confidence of their safety. They’ve been used for many years, and there’s no evidence that suggests a problem“.

Many people use over-the-counter antiperspirant drug products every day because almost everyone does.  That’s the way its seems like it has always been.  Is this wise or simply the massive repetition of an error?  We assume that the FDA exists to protect us, but must ask this question, “How much should we trust?”

The FDA’s claims of safety are not entirely correct, because antiperspirants contain aluminum. 

An article at Duke University’s Nicholas School of the Environment helps clarify the risks of placing aluminum under our arms every day. (2)  This article says of aluminum, a main ingredient in antiperspirants, “What’s it good for in humans? Simple answer: not very much.  Except for possible involvement in some enzymatic reactions, aluminum “has no known function in the human body.”   While there is little or no upside for aluminum in the body, there is a most definite downside: aluminum is a neurotoxin.

The Aluminum Downside

The Duke article (linked below) contains numerous links to a number of negative health effects, including impaired mental and motor function, Alzheimer’s and other brain diseases, and bone diseases.  It points out a number of questions about aluminum’s impact on human health and explains there is not much study on aluminum antiperspirants.  Then it says: So, while the FDA regulates antiperspirants as over-the-counter drugs and deems them safe, it hasn’t based its decision on a large body of work specifically examining these products.  So rather than a stamp of approval, FDA’s aluminum regulation seems more an indication that, given the ubiquitous nature of aluminum, exposure from antiperspirants isn’t believed to be unsafe.”

Antiperspirants and Disease:  It’s the Pits

In other words there’s no definitive answer.  There are links between aluminum and disease, yes.  There is a link to Alzheimer’s, dementia, diminished thinking and cancer but, no study provides specific proof of a direct link between antiperspirants and these problems.

We can see the risks of aluminum more clearly at a different government source, the Agency for Toxic Substances & Disease Registry. (3)

This agency’s report on aluminum says: Workers who breathe large amounts of aluminum dusts can have lung problems, such as coughing or changes that show up in chest X-rays.  Some workers who breathe aluminum-containing dusts or aluminum fumes have decreased performance in some tests that measure functions of the nervous system.

Some people who have kidney disease store a lot of aluminum in their bodies.  Sometimes, these people developed bone or brain diseases that doctors think were caused by the excess aluminum.

Although aluminum-containing over the counter oral products are considered safe in healthy individuals at recommended doses, some adverse effects have been observed following long-term use in some individuals.

Studies in animals show that the nervous system is a sensitive target of aluminum toxicity.

Then there is the question of  parabens.

A health warning from Mercola.com (4) says:   99% of Breast Cancer Tissue Contained This Everyday Chemical (NOT Aluminum). Recent research found higher concentrations of parabens in the upper quadrants of the breast and axillary area, where antiperspirants are usually applied, suggesting they may contribute to the development of breast cancer.

The data from this latest study, the most extensive examination of parabens in human breast so far published, confirms previous work and raises a number of questions on the entire parabens, personal care product and human health debate, particularly relating to the source and toxicological significance of the paraben esters.

Merri and I have not used antiperspirants for decades.  We eliminate a potential toxicity and use purifying essential oils instead.  F

We mix tea tree with other essential oils in a base of organic jojoba oil and use this under our arms instead.

This essential oil formula acts like a deodorant and helps improve rather than decrease natural health. 

Let me begin by saying that essential oils have not been evaluated by the FDA as cures for any specific illness.  This product is not intended to diagnose, cure or prevent disease.  It simply a common sense approach to assume that putting organic, all natural essential oils under your arms is better for you then chemical laden deodorants and antiperspirants.

The essential oils in the formula are:

Tea Tree  (Melaleuca alternifolia) – broad spectrum of antimicrobial activity against bacteria, viruses, fungi. (The #1 First Aid Oil for skin infections and tissue issues of all kinds.)

Lavender (Lavandula augustifolia) – antiseptic, antimicrobial, deodorant, anti-inflammatory. This #1 Balancing Oil for the central nervous system is highly antiseptic.  Great for balancing skin bacteria and combating odors.

Lemon (Citrus limonene) – antimicrobial, antiseptic, astringent, antibacterial, tonic. The Oil of Sunshine to cleanse our skin, lift our spirits, and combat negative smells. Lemon is an exceptional antiseptic with a joyful aroma.

Geranium (Pelargonium roseum) – deodorant, fungicidal, antiseptic, antibacterial. The Soothing Oil for calming down skin irritations and our nervous system. The rose element in this Geranium is nurturing to our physical and emotional state … our whole sense of well-being.

Myrrh (Commiphora myrrha) – anti-inflammatory, antimicrobial, antiseptic, astringent, anti-fungal. An Oil of Antiquity renown for skin and wound care. Used in healing unguents of Ancient Egypt. Also known to instill tranquility and peaceful effects on many levels.

Use a purifier rather than a toxin and save at the same time.

You save first because you can also throw away expensive colognes, perfumes and face cremes as well as deodorants.  You save money as you gain a chance for better health.  Only one or two drops of each oil are required so a bottle goes a long way. One bottle lasts for a couple of months for me.  If you use it for the face as well… obviously it will go faster.

The price is already low, but during the sale the price is less than half that charged for 3 ounces of  women’s DERMAdoctor Total NonScents Brightening Antiperspirant.

More importantly this could offer a lifesaving savings.  According to answers.yahoo, the treatment cost for stage 3 non-hodgkin’s lymphoma can easily exceed $300,000 so cutting off  potential health problems at the pass can really make sense.

Merri and I love the refreshing smell and feel of this spray that eliminates the need for perfume, cologne and antiperspirants that may contain unhealthy chemicals.

Gary

We cleanse internally as well as explained below.

Beyond Chelation

This message outlines how a simple (and incredibly low cost) amino acid can help improve cardiovascular systems, increase memory, improve vision, enhance vitality, expand energy and extend lifespan.

A delegate at one of our courses was a doctor in his eighties but who had the energy and looks of a much, much younger man.  When asked about his secret of youth he said his vitality was based on several factors.  A few of them you would expect, such as good diet, sufficient exercise and plenty of activity in a strong, purposeful life.  Then he explained another secret of his youth and energy: chelation.

This youthful doctor told us he had been running the largest I.V. chelation center in the United States from Hawaii. Hardening of the arteries is such a huge problem in our modern world that he was making a fortune.

Then, he said, he had learned about a vitamin-mineral formula that was so effective that he shut down his clinics and exclusively used this simple formula which he felt had better results than I.V. chelation therapy.

Years of research are behind this comprehensive cardiovascular nutritional supplement, designed to maintain and promote vascular health, mental and physical well being.

That client and doctor friend gave us a month’s supply of this formula.  He thought it would be excellent for us and would help us with traveling also.  Merri and I tried this product ourselves and felt better and better.

We have made it a point to take heart healthy supplements since.  We love the savings we enjoy with the mixed supplement we use.   It is so much less expensive than all the numerous other vitamins and minerals that we had been taking.  We actually were spending less!

The system we use is so convenient.  Everything is in one simple scoop of powder we take daily.  Especially when we travel we just bring along a packet for each day we are on the road.  No more loading up pill boxes or bringing bottles (or suitcases full of bottles) of vitamins and stuff.

As is so often the case when we like something we start talking about it and pretty soon, a batch of friends were taking Vitality Force and telling us great things about their experiences.  They reordered so much of it through that I decided to make it available to all my readers.

Let me begin by saying that Vitality Force has not been evaluated by the FDA.  This product is not intended to diagnose, cure or prevent disease and should only be taken as a food supplement.  Having said this, I share information about Vitality Force below.

This supplement combines over two dozen ingredients, known to have beneficial effects, into one total cardiovascular support program.

Vitality Force’s main ingredient is L-arginine.  Studies have shown that L-arginine is a precursor to nitric oxide, an important cardiovascular signaling molecule.

What is L-Arginine?

L-Arginine is the biological precursor of nitric oxide.

The medical establishment has known about the benefits of nitric oxide as nitroglycerine and amyl nitrite which creates a flood of nitric oxide have been used in medicine for over a century.

Nitric oxide is an important signal and effector molecule made by the blood vessels’ lining. The endothelium is exquisitely sensitive to the physical and chemical conditions inside our blood vessels. When the endothelium senses heart-healthy conditions, such as physical activity and low cholesterol, it releases more nitric oxide.  That’s good because nitric oxide expands the blood vessels, increasing blood flow and decreasing plaque growth and blood clotting.

In 1998, three research scientists won the Nobel Prize in medicine when they discovered the natural nitric oxide cycle in our cells.  Nitric oxide is essential to a vital natural cycle at the cellular level.  It is so  important in neuroscience, physiology, and immunology, that one year it was named “Molecule of the Year”.   Research into its function led to a Nobel Prize for discovering its importance as a cardiovascular signalling molecule. The nitric oxide cycle especially helps the heart.

Nitric oxide is the simple molecule that improves the flow of blood to the heart body and brain, It also increases energy and stamina, relieve  stress, strengthens the immune and digestive system, plus improves clarity of mind.  Nitric oxide improves the health of the inner wall of a blood vessel, keeps vessels pliable and elastic, dilates blood vessels keeping blood flowing smoothly, relax blood vessels, keep platelets and white blood cells calm and prevent them from sticking to the vessel wall, prevent oxidation, slow plaque growth, suppress atherosclerosis and melt away plaque that already exists.

There are many benefits from removing plaque from the body:

  1. Helps to prevent arteriosclerosis (Hardening of the arteries)
  2. Helps to rejuvenate your cardiovascular system
  3. Helps to improve conduction in all degrees of A-V heart block
  4. Helps increase American life expectancy
  5. Reduces blood pressure and blood cholesterol
  6. Improves circulation
  7. Improves vision and hearing
  8. Improves liver function
  9. Improves skin texture and tone
  10. Helps prevent abnormal cross linking of molecules that age tissue
  11. Helps to relieve symptoms of senility by increasing circulation to the brain
  12. Helps to relieve pain, hypoglycemia, phlebitis and scleroderma
  13. Dissolves fats in plaque lined arteries
  14. Helps make blood slippery and prevents abnormal blood clotting
  15. Helps to increase tissue oxygenation

Anti-Aging, Longevity, and Preventative Medicine are the Future!

With our knowledge of alternative medicine doubling every three years and our technology advancing exponentially, we are entering an age where we are able to probably turn our biological clock backwards!  Instruments are now in use that can measure the functioning of each of our physical organs and new high potency nutritional supplements, hormonal balancing, and advanced oral chelation products have become available which can enhance the functioning of our organs and help prevent heart attacks and fight many of the auto-immune and degenerative diseases that are plaguing modern society.

There is one more benefit.  That is the savings and convenience.  Vitality Force is much more than just an all natural solution for cardiovascular health.

The formula includes the highest quality arginine, vitamins, minerals, and other immune boosting ingredients. It works by dilating the blood vessels to allow more oxygen and nutrients to flow freely throughout the body.  This helps improve the  bio-availability of all nutrients and helps enhance your other supplements that you may already be taking.

I like the powdered form because research suggests that consuming liquid nutritional products provides significantly improved absorption, (80% vs. 20% from tablets).

Vitality Force supports:

* Cardiovascular health

* Healthy immune function

* Anti-aging properties

* Improved energy levels

*  Dilated blood vessels to deliver more oxygen and nutrients to muscles and the cardiovascular system

* Increased efficiency of oxygen utilization for energy production

* Enhanced numbers of mitochondria to actually produce energy

The Vitality Force formula includes:

  • L-Citrulline
  • Vitamin D3
  • Vitamin C
  • B1 (thiamine)
  • B2 (riboflavin)
  • B3
  • B5 (pantothenic acid)
  • B6 (pyridoxine)
  • B12 (methylcobalamin)
  • Folate
  • CoQ10
  • Omega 3
  • Resveratrol
  • Potassium
  • Chromium Polynicotinate
  • Magnesium
  • Selenium
  • Fulvic Minerals
  • AstraGin™
  • Fructooligo Saccharide
  • Stevia

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(Click on image to read the label.)

I get all these ingredients in Vitality Force from one daily scoop of powder!  I take mine first thing each morning and can feel a big positive difference in my vitality.

The Ultimate Key to Vitality

Taking Vitality Force provides almost every vitamin and mineral that we were previously taking in separate form.

Merri and I have actually reduced our spending on vitamins and minerals.  The powder is tasty, easy to use and one container has a month’s supply, which at $44.95 makes this a very inexpensive way to get most of the vitamins and minerals you already take as you gain the chelation benefits.

Vitality begins with activity including physical activity.  Many factors in modern living inhibit our physical activity.  There is a lot of stress to maintain a lifestyle.  Modern conveniences like the computer, electricity and car make it easier not to exercise.  There is also a difficulty in obtaining vitamin filled and rich, healthy food.  All of this saps vitality and can lead to a negative health spiral.  We feel badly so we eat comfort food and sit.  This makes us feel worse and the negative spiral deepens.

One way to break bad habits and a negative health spiral is to generate more nitric oxide.

One way to generate more nitric oxide is simply by taking a scoop of Vitality Force each day!

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Learn more or order the food supplement Vitality Force.  The price is $44.95 when you order one container.  I recommend ordering two. The price drops to $37.95 and two months’ supply will give your vitality kick start a better chance.  To order Vitality Force click here

Until next message, I wish you the best of health and energy!

Gary

(1) Is Your Deodorant Drugging you Every Day

(2)  blogs.nicholas.duke.edu/thegreengrok/antiperspirants/

(3)  The Agency for Toxic Substances & Disease Registry.

(4)  Dr. Mercola article 99% of Breast Cancer Tissue Contained This Everyday Chemical (NOT Aluminum)

 

Ecuador Mother’s Day Roses


Fresh Long Stem Mother’s Day Ecuador roses are delivered May 9, 2013,  the Thursday before Mother’ s Day.

Orders accepted through Sunday May 5, 2013.

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I am pleased.  Despite a fuel surcharge and a new US customs tax… the price for your fresh roses delivered to your doorstep by Fedex is the same as last year and the year before.

25 fresh long stem Mother’s Day roses $79

50 fresh long stem Mother’ s Day Ecuador assorted roses $94

25 assorted and 25 pink Fresh Long Stem Mother’ s Day Ecuador assorted roses $119

You can make three or four bouquets like this with 50 roses and you simply cannot find more beautiful and long lasting fresh cut roses… anywhere.

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Here are 100 assorted and pink roses in the kitchen sink just delivered to our North Carolina home.

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100 Fresh Long Stem Mother’ s Day Ecuador assorted roses $159

When my mother receives her fresh Ecuador roses, she loves to show them off to all the others who live nearby. By the morning they are fully opened and incredible!

Here is an example of just a baker’s dozen. She can make four bouquets like this from 50 roses.

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You can now order fresh, long stem, Ecuador roses for Mother’s day until May 5, 2013 for Fedex delivery May 9, 2013. I regret that Fedex cannot deliver the roses in Canada or elsewhere outside the USA.

You can have 25, 50 or 100 fresh cut (four days) roses from Ecuador delivered to any zip code in the USA…including Hawaii or Alaska including shipping starting at only $79.

Merri and I love Ecuador for the warmth and friendliness in the hearts of its people.

Fedex will deliver them with a card. Open them. If you are not satisfied that these are truly remarkable roses, give them back to the Fedex driver and let me know. I’ll give you a full refund. To assure the refund you must inspect the flowers with Fedex when they are delivered. If you are not satisfied they must be returned at the time of delivery. Refunds cannot be made if the roses are delivered and the Fedex delivery person departs.

There are two ways to obtain 50 or 100 fresh cut roses.

One. We provide a service called Ecuador Living to assist those with a genuine and immediate interest in Ecuador. This service shares our continual research and experiences in global business, living and investing in Ecuador plus our contacts. We feel the service is a bargain at $119 a year.

If you subscribe in this special offer you pay only $169 for a year’s subscription and 25 fresh cut, premium roses. You save $28.

Save $28. Subscribe to Ecuador Living Premium Service and get your first order of Ecuador roses at below half price.

Ecuador Living subscription and 25 Assorted Mother’s Day Roses. $169.

If you do not have a great interest in Ecuador but just want these incredible, fresh roses. Simply select one of the options below for 25,  50 to 100 fresh cut roses including delivery by Fedex.

25 fresh long stem Mother’s Day roses $79.

50 fresh long stem Mother’ s Day Ecuador assorted roses $94

25 assorted and 25 pink Fresh Long Stem Mother’ s Day Ecuador assorted roses $119

100 Fresh Long Stem Mother’ s Day Ecuador assorted roses $159

To order, click on your choice. I will forward your order to Roberto Ribadeneira, the rose plantation coordinator who will follow your order from the farm to your home.  He will email you a Fedex tracking number the week of delivery so you can coordinate the Fedex delivery time.

Unless otherwise arranged, and subject to weather permitting, Fedex will deliver your roses to you or your recipient Thursday May 9, 2013 two days before Mother’s Day.

Premium Quality Roses

Your roses will be long stemmed… long lasting…. large petaled and… vibrant!  You can find nothing like this in regular stores.

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Some of Ecuador roses delivered this year.

Though this is perhaps the lowest price for fresh cut, hand delivered roses you will see, the roses are special, not like anything offered in a store or even at most florists.

Recently, even the much smaller,  tired roses at the local super market cost even more than the fresh long stem roses sent from Ecuador and they are not even delivered to your or your mother’s house or office.

Fresher Quality Roses

Most roses go from Ecuador to Miami by air are stored in Miami then shipped by truck until they sit in a store. They can be a week or more old when you see them. The roses you receive from this offer are cut and stored overnight, driven by refrigerated truck to Quito airport and flown to Miami to a special refrigerated Fedex facility until, then flown to your Fedex destination for immediate delivery to your home or office. This means they last longer.

These are premium roses with extra large heads that open fully.  When properly cared for, they remain beautiful for 9 to 14 days and Merri and I then take them off the stems and enjoy them in a bowl for up to another week like this.

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25 fresh long stem Mother’s Day roses $79

50 fresh long stem Mother’ s Day Ecuador assorted roses $94

25 assorted and 25 pink Fresh Long Stem Mother’ s Day Ecuador assorted roses $119

100 Fresh Long Stem Mother’ s Day Ecuador assorted roses $159

Environmentally Clean Roses

The roses your receive are certified by Veriflora. The VERIFLORA seal is a real,reen program that regularly spot check farms for ecologically sound systems that include:

1- Water and ecological conservation: implementing water management systems to prevent depletion of fresh water supplies.

2- Product quality: implementing practices to ensure the quality of the product through the whole chain of delivery to the final consumer.

3- Advanced agricultural practices: integrating organic practices wherever possible. To only use approved green label certified pesticides. To allow no discharge of pesticides run off into the environment.

4- Waste management: recycling and composting as well as the proper disposal of agricultural chemicals.

By March of 2007 the co-op that sends your roses had certified 144 acres.

Certification means the growers have met or exceeded the requirements. There is no middle ground with Veriflora, no differing levels of certification. You either are ecologically sound and certified, or you aren’t.

That means you receive environmentally friendly roses.

Here are red fresh Ecuador roses we had delivered to us.

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Fair Trade Roses

In addition the Verflora seal requires the rose grower to be socially responsible adhering to recognized labor and community standards, specially pertaining to health and safety, work conditions, hiring practices, discrimination, harassment and fair pay.

The growers offer every single one of their workers:

-free doctor and medical treatment at the farm for workers
-day care facilities for infants
-free breakfast and lunch (and dinner when they work late)
-free sports and recreation facilities
-small business loans -when workers want to leave to set up their own small holding farm
-workers fund -for financial help with school fees to buy a car, etc
-complete health and safety equipment provided free -helmets , gloves, masks, etc
-paid maternity leave with a guarantee of work when they want to return
-overtime paid over and above the legal requirements
-Christmas parties, summer holiday excursions, sports tournaments
-a safe and secure work environment with job satisfaction and potential for personal development

There you have it…three great reasons to experience the warmth of the people and beauty of Ecuador…The freshest…best roses…and you help the environment and the poor by having them delivered into your home.

25 fresh long stem Mother’s Day roses $79

50 fresh long stem Mother’ s Day Ecuador assorted roses $94

25 assorted and 25 pink Fresh Long Stem Mother’ s Day Ecuador assorted roses $119

100 Fresh Long Stem Mother’ s Day Ecuador assorted roses $159

Here is one more way to extend your enjoyment and the beauty of Ecuador roses in your home.

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Once our roses begin to bend their heads, we cut some of them short and make single rose bouquets like this.

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Plus we place a rubber band around the stems and dry our fresh Ecuador roses as they age.  Here are Ecuador roses drying in the kitchen of our North Carolina home.

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Gary

Last orders accepted at noon May 5, 2013.

25 fresh long stem Mother’s Day roses $79

50 fresh long stem Mother’ s Day Ecuador assorted roses $94

25 assorted and 25 pink Fresh Long Stem Mother’ s Day Ecuador assorted roses $119

100 Fresh Long Stem Mother’ s Day Ecuador assorted roses $159

Assorted roses are farm choice and the best available color combination with the earliest possible delivery.

Rosy Health With Roses


Merri and I love roses and use roses for rosy health as well.

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Ecuador Roses in our kitchen.

Ecuador is one of the best places on earth to grow roses and Ecuador’s shamans use rose in their aqua flora and various healing compounds.

However neither shamanism nor rose healing is limited to Ecuador, the Andes or Latin America.

Merri and study natural healing in Asia, Eastern Europe and India as well as Ecuador.

Shamanism is said to have  origins from the Evenk language (Tungusic) of North Asia and was introduced to the West after Russian forces conquered the shamanistic Khanate of Kazan.

Shamans everywhere use altered states of consciousness to heal and they use many substances in this process.   Rose and its essences are one of the vital compounds used.

In Ayurved, the Indian science of healing, the word for rose means “everyoung” because of  the youth-promoting benefits of rose for the emotional heart, the mind, balancing the digestive system; rejuvenating the colon; enhancing metabolism and especially rejuvenating the skin.

Rose is used in Eastern Europe shamanism as well.   Here is an excerpt from an article entitled ” Healing power of rose treats most dangerous diseases” in the health section of Pravda, the Russian newspaper”.     Bacteria die within five minutes when contacted with fresh rose petals

Rose is an astonishingly beautiful flower which is why it is poetized and immortalized in legends. Long ago, the first rose was raised from an ordinary dog-rose; some unknown gardener did it about four thousand years ago.

Ancient doctors used rose water to treat upset nerves, fumed patients suffering from lungs diseases with rose incense and gave extracts of rose petals to patients suffering from heart and kidney diseases.

Attar of roses is the basic medical component of roses; it stimulates and harmonizes people’s immune and nervous systems. It also improves activity of endocrine glands, removes sclerous disorders in organs and revives cells. Attar of roses is good for digestive tract as it heals mucous membranes, fights disbacteriosis and fermentative deficiency in stomach and intestine.

Rose petals contain vitamin C, carotene, B group vitamins and vitamin K that is essential for haemopoesis. Almost all mineral substances of Mendeleyev’s periodic table can be found in rose petals. They contain calcium that influences metabolism and assimilation of foodstuffs; also potassium which is important for normal heart activity, copper that participates in haemopoesis and improves activity of endocrine glands; iodine that is good for thyroid gland can be also found in rose petals. The list of rose’s virtues is long enough which allows to call rise a universal natural medicine.

Bacteria die within five minutes when contacted with fresh rose petals which makes rose a perfect medicine for fighting skin diseases. Fresh rose petals will help cure festering wounds and burns; they may also alleviate allergic itching.

Powder of dried rose petals mixed with honey is an effective medicine against mouth inflammations, stomatitis and paradontose. The mixture should be rubbed into inflamed gums. Headaches, sickness and weakness can be cured with inhalation of roses and attar of roses. Rose inhalations are also recommended to people with poor nervous system, liable to neurosis and depressions. Put a bowl with hot water and rose petals in the room in case you suffer from nervous diseases, cold in the head, cough and flu.

Attar of roses perfectly tones up the cardiac muscle that is why doctors prescribe rose inhalations for stenocardia treatment. Bath with rose petals is a perfect remedy against nervous diseases: it tones up, rejuvenates, relieves anxiety and purifies skin. Pour boiling water over half a glass of rose petals and infuse in a closed bowl to preserve attar of roses. Pour the infusion and the petals into the bath; the infusion’s healing power will be stronger if beetroot juice is added to this bath. Never throw faded rose bunches away and make curative baths of them.

Spraying with rose water is recommended for treatment of many diseases. Pour a glass of boiling water over 10g of rose petals and infuse in a covered bowl. Everyday spraying within two weeks is recommended to people suffering from nervous disorders. In this case, spraying with warm rose water should be done on the upper third of the back. Spraying with rose water is good for healthy people as well to strengthen the nervous system and immunity. Apply rose water to skin and slightly rub. Warm rose water bath for feet helps cure rheumatism; hot compress with rose water applied to sacrum is good against radiculitis. Wrap a bad-sheet wetted with rose water round the body to tone up the organism after a surgical operation. Then muffle up with a dry bed-sheet and a blanket.

Tea made of rose petals (a tea-spoon of dried rose petals per a glass of boiling water) is good against cold, pharyngitis, bronchitis and various neuroses; it is a vitaminous drink as well. Rose petal jam is a wonderful natural medicine especially in cold weather.

We all know that a rose by any other name is as sweet and has as much beauty.  The rose by any name not only soothes the eye, but is a balm for the body as well.

This is why Merri and I regularly use Candace Newman’s Rose Rejuvenation Face Oil on our faces… hands and as a deodorant.  Everyone comments on the aroma and it makes my clothes smell great!  Plus this oil promotes good health.

You can throw away expensive colognes, perfumes and face cremes as well as deodorants.  Save money as you gain a chance for better health.

Only one or two drops are required so a bottle of Candace Newman’s Rejuvenation Face Oil  goes a long ways. One bottle lasts for a couple of months for me.

Gary

Learn more about Rejuvenation Face Oil from Candace here.

Essential Oil Deodorant for Natural Health

Here is why I am excited about the essential oil deodorant Merri and I use.

Merri and I lived and worked with this Ecuador Yatchak for seven years.

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This photo was taken after a purification ceremony at a sacred spring.

One of the main ways this shaman helped restore our health was through purification.  He had us walk in mountain mists.  “The negative ions in the mists attach to free radicals and purify the skin to cleanse us from the inside out,” he said.  Another purification was of our blood.  He fed us herbs, minerals and a low calcium diet.  There was almost no dairy served.  We used watermelons, pineapple and sweats to purify.

One of the most important lessons gained is that the first rule of good purification is “Avoid getting impurities in your body in the first place!”

Everyday living bombards most of us with all types of toxicity, from the air we breath, to the water we drink, even the receipts at the supermarket may be toxic.  Merri and I compensate for this by taking care in what we eat, drink and especially breathe and put on our skin.  The fastest way for any element good or bad to get into the blood stream is via the lungs and the skin.

Now there is a better way to replace a toxin with a purifier.

Since it is difficult for most of us to avoid toxicity in the West, this message looks at a longevity alternative and begins by showing how in the early 2000s, due to strict FDA  regulations, the government has approved a product that may encourage cancer, create dementia, Alzheimer’s and complicate kidney problems.

The FDA issued a final rule which said “over-the-counter (OTC) antiperspirant drug products are generally recognized as safe and effective and not misbranded as part of FDA’s ongoing review of OTC drug products”.  I suspect that part of this ruling was influenced by scientists with the Personal Care Products Council, the trade association that represents the cosmetic and personal care products industry.  They have claimed that “antiperspirants can be used with high confidence of their safety. They’ve been used for many years, and there’s no evidence that suggests a problem“.

Many people use over-the-counter antiperspirant drug products every day because almost everyone does.  That’s the way its seems like it has always been.  Is this wise or simply the massive repetition of an error?  We assume that the FDA exists to protect us, but must ask this question, “How much should we trust?”

The FDA’s claims of safety are not entirely correct, because antiperspirants contain aluminum. 

An article at Duke University’s Nicholas School of the Environment helps clarify the risks of placing aluminum under our arms every day. (2)  This article says of aluminum, a main ingredient in antiperspirants, “What’s it good for in humans? Simple answer: not very much.  Except for possible involvement in some enzymatic reactions, aluminum “has no known function in the human body.”   While there is little or no upside for aluminum in the body, there is a most definite downside: aluminum is a neurotoxin.

The Aluminum Downside

The Duke article (linked below) contains numerous links to a number of negative health effects, including impaired mental and motor function, Alzheimer’s and other brain diseases, and bone diseases.  It points out a number of questions about aluminum’s impact on human health and explains there is not much study on aluminum antiperspirants.  Then it says: So, while the FDA regulates antiperspirants as over-the-counter drugs and deems them safe, it hasn’t based its decision on a large body of work specifically examining these products.  So rather than a stamp of approval, FDA’s aluminum regulation seems more an indication that, given the ubiquitous nature of aluminum, exposure from antiperspirants isn’t believed to be unsafe.”

Antiperspirants and Disease:  It’s the Pits

In other words there’s no definitive answer.  There are links between aluminum and disease, yes.  There is a link to Alzheimer’s, dementia, diminished thinking and cancer but, no study provides specific proof of a direct link between antiperspirants and these problems.

We can see the risks of aluminum more clearly at a different government source, the Agency for Toxic Substances & Disease Registry. (3)

This agency’s report on aluminum says: Workers who breathe large amounts of aluminum dusts can have lung problems, such as coughing or changes that show up in chest X-rays.  Some workers who breathe aluminum-containing dusts or aluminum fumes have decreased performance in some tests that measure functions of the nervous system.

Some people who have kidney disease store a lot of aluminum in their bodies.  Sometimes, these people developed bone or brain diseases that doctors think were caused by the excess aluminum.

Although aluminum-containing over the counter oral products are considered safe in healthy individuals at recommended doses, some adverse effects have been observed following long-term use in some individuals.

Studies in animals show that the nervous system is a sensitive target of aluminum toxicity.

Then there is the question of  parabens.

A health warning from Mercola.com (4) says:   99% of Breast Cancer Tissue Contained This Everyday Chemical (NOT Aluminum). Recent research found higher concentrations of parabens in the upper quadrants of the breast and axillary area, where antiperspirants are usually applied, suggesting they may contribute to the development of breast cancer.

The data from this latest study, the most extensive examination of parabens in human breast so far published, confirms previous work and raises a number of questions on the entire parabens, personal care product and human health debate, particularly relating to the source and toxicological significance of the paraben esters.

Merri and I have not used antiperspirants for decades.  We eliminate a potential toxicity and use purifying essential oils instead.  F

We mix tea tree with other essential oils in a base of organic jojoba oil and use this under our arms instead.

This essential oil formula acts like a deodorant and helps improve rather than decrease natural health. 

Let me begin by saying that essential oils have not been evaluated by the FDA as cures for any specific illness.  This product is not intended to diagnose, cure or prevent disease.  It simply a common sense approach to assume that putting organic, all natural essential oils under your arms is better for you then chemical laden deodorants and antiperspirants.

The essential oils in the formula are:

Tea Tree  (Melaleuca alternifolia) – broad spectrum of antimicrobial activity against bacteria, viruses, fungi. (The #1 First Aid Oil for skin infections and tissue issues of all kinds.)

Lavender (Lavandula augustifolia) – antiseptic, antimicrobial, deodorant, anti-inflammatory. This #1 Balancing Oil for the central nervous system is highly antiseptic.  Great for balancing skin bacteria and combating odors.

Lemon (Citrus limonene) – antimicrobial, antiseptic, astringent, antibacterial, tonic. The Oil of Sunshine to cleanse our skin, lift our spirits, and combat negative smells. Lemon is an exceptional antiseptic with a joyful aroma.

Geranium (Pelargonium roseum) – deodorant, fungicidal, antiseptic, antibacterial. The Soothing Oil for calming down skin irritations and our nervous system. The rose element in this Geranium is nurturing to our physical and emotional state … our whole sense of well-being.

Myrrh (Commiphora myrrha) – anti-inflammatory, antimicrobial, antiseptic, astringent, anti-fungal. An Oil of Antiquity renown for skin and wound care. Used in healing unguents of Ancient Egypt. Also known to instill tranquility and peaceful effects on many levels.

Use a purifier rather than a toxin and save at the same time.

You save first because you can also throw away expensive colognes, perfumes and face cremes as well as deodorants.  You save money as you gain a chance for better health.  Only one or two drops of each oil are required so a bottle goes a long way. One bottle lasts for a couple of months for me.  If you use it for the face as well… obviously it will go faster.

The price is already low, but during the sale the price is less than half that charged for 3 ounces of  women’s DERMAdoctor Total NonScents Brightening Antiperspirant.

More importantly this could offer a lifesaving savings.  According to answers.yahoo, the treatment cost for stage 3 non-hodgkin’s lymphoma can easily exceed $300,000 so cutting off  potential health problems at the pass can really make sense.

Merri and I love the refreshing smell and feel of this spray that eliminates the need for perfume, cologne and antiperspirants that may contain unhealthy chemicals.

Gary

We cleanse internally as well as explained below.

Beyond Chelation

This message outlines how a simple (and incredibly low cost) amino acid can help improve cardiovascular systems, increase memory, improve vision, enhance vitality, expand energy and extend lifespan.

A delegate at one of our courses was a doctor in his eighties but who had the energy and looks of a much, much younger man.  When asked about his secret of youth he said his vitality was based on several factors.  A few of them you would expect, such as good diet, sufficient exercise and plenty of activity in a strong, purposeful life.  Then he explained another secret of his youth and energy: chelation.

This youthful doctor told us he had been running the largest I.V. chelation center in the United States from Hawaii. Hardening of the arteries is such a huge problem in our modern world that he was making a fortune.

Then, he said, he had learned about a vitamin-mineral formula that was so effective that he shut down his clinics and exclusively used this simple formula which he felt had better results than I.V. chelation therapy.

Years of research are behind this comprehensive cardiovascular nutritional supplement, designed to maintain and promote vascular health, mental and physical well being.

That client and doctor friend gave us a month’s supply of this formula.  He thought it would be excellent for us and would help us with traveling also.  Merri and I tried this product ourselves and felt better and better.

We have made it a point to take heart healthy supplements since.  We love the savings we enjoy with the mixed supplement we use.   It is so much less expensive than all the numerous other vitamins and minerals that we had been taking.  We actually were spending less!

The system we use is so convenient.  Everything is in one simple scoop of powder we take daily.  Especially when we travel we just bring along a packet for each day we are on the road.  No more loading up pill boxes or bringing bottles (or suitcases full of bottles) of vitamins and stuff.

As is so often the case when we like something we start talking about it and pretty soon, a batch of friends were taking Vitality Force and telling us great things about their experiences.  They reordered so much of it through that I decided to make it available to all my readers.

Let me begin by saying that Vitality Force has not been evaluated by the FDA.  This product is not intended to diagnose, cure or prevent disease and should only be taken as a food supplement.  Having said this, I share information about Vitality Force below.

This supplement combines over two dozen ingredients, known to have beneficial effects, into one total cardiovascular support program.

Vitality Force’s main ingredient is L-arginine.  Studies have shown that L-arginine is a precursor to nitric oxide, an important cardiovascular signaling molecule.

What is L-Arginine?

L-Arginine is the biological precursor of nitric oxide.

The medical establishment has known about the benefits of nitric oxide as nitroglycerine and amyl nitrite which creates a flood of nitric oxide have been used in medicine for over a century.

Nitric oxide is an important signal and effector molecule made by the blood vessels’ lining. The endothelium is exquisitely sensitive to the physical and chemical conditions inside our blood vessels. When the endothelium senses heart-healthy conditions, such as physical activity and low cholesterol, it releases more nitric oxide.  That’s good because nitric oxide expands the blood vessels, increasing blood flow and decreasing plaque growth and blood clotting.

In 1998, three research scientists won the Nobel Prize in medicine when they discovered the natural nitric oxide cycle in our cells.  Nitric oxide is essential to a vital natural cycle at the cellular level.  It is so  important in neuroscience, physiology, and immunology, that one year it was named “Molecule of the Year”.   Research into its function led to a Nobel Prize for discovering its importance as a cardiovascular signalling molecule. The nitric oxide cycle especially helps the heart.

Nitric oxide is the simple molecule that improves the flow of blood to the heart body and brain, It also increases energy and stamina, relieve  stress, strengthens the immune and digestive system, plus improves clarity of mind.  Nitric oxide improves the health of the inner wall of a blood vessel, keeps vessels pliable and elastic, dilates blood vessels keeping blood flowing smoothly, relax blood vessels, keep platelets and white blood cells calm and prevent them from sticking to the vessel wall, prevent oxidation, slow plaque growth, suppress atherosclerosis and melt away plaque that already exists.

There are many benefits from removing plaque from the body:

  1. Helps to prevent arteriosclerosis (Hardening of the arteries)
  2. Helps to rejuvenate your cardiovascular system
  3. Helps to improve conduction in all degrees of A-V heart block
  4. Helps increase American life expectancy
  5. Reduces blood pressure and blood cholesterol
  6. Improves circulation
  7. Improves vision and hearing
  8. Improves liver function
  9. Improves skin texture and tone
  10. Helps prevent abnormal cross linking of molecules that age tissue
  11. Helps to relieve symptoms of senility by increasing circulation to the brain
  12. Helps to relieve pain, hypoglycemia, phlebitis and scleroderma
  13. Dissolves fats in plaque lined arteries
  14. Helps make blood slippery and prevents abnormal blood clotting
  15. Helps to increase tissue oxygenation

Anti-Aging, Longevity, and Preventative Medicine are the Future!

With our knowledge of alternative medicine doubling every three years and our technology advancing exponentially, we are entering an age where we are able to probably turn our biological clock backwards!  Instruments are now in use that can measure the functioning of each of our physical organs and new high potency nutritional supplements, hormonal balancing, and advanced oral chelation products have become available which can enhance the functioning of our organs and help prevent heart attacks and fight many of the auto-immune and degenerative diseases that are plaguing modern society.

There is one more benefit.  That is the savings and convenience.  Vitality Force is much more than just an all natural solution for cardiovascular health.

The formula includes the highest quality arginine, vitamins, minerals, and other immune boosting ingredients. It works by dilating the blood vessels to allow more oxygen and nutrients to flow freely throughout the body.  This helps improve the  bio-availability of all nutrients and helps enhance your other supplements that you may already be taking.

I like the powdered form because research suggests that consuming liquid nutritional products provides significantly improved absorption, (80% vs. 20% from tablets).

Vitality Force supports:

* Cardiovascular health

* Healthy immune function

* Anti-aging properties

* Improved energy levels

*  Dilated blood vessels to deliver more oxygen and nutrients to muscles and the cardiovascular system

* Increased efficiency of oxygen utilization for energy production

* Enhanced numbers of mitochondria to actually produce energy

The Vitality Force formula includes:

  • L-Citrulline
  • Vitamin D3
  • Vitamin C
  • B1 (thiamine)
  • B2 (riboflavin)
  • B3
  • B5 (pantothenic acid)
  • B6 (pyridoxine)
  • B12 (methylcobalamin)
  • Folate
  • CoQ10
  • Omega 3
  • Resveratrol
  • Potassium
  • Chromium Polynicotinate
  • Magnesium
  • Selenium
  • Fulvic Minerals
  • AstraGin™
  • Fructooligo Saccharide
  • Stevia

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(Click on image to read the label.)

I get all these ingredients in Vitality Force from one daily scoop of powder!  I take mine first thing each morning and can feel a big positive difference in my vitality.

The Ultimate Key to Vitality

Taking Vitality Force provides almost every vitamin and mineral that we were previously taking in separate form.

Merri and I have actually reduced our spending on vitamins and minerals.  The powder is tasty, easy to use and one container has a month’s supply, which at $44.95 makes this a very inexpensive way to get most of the vitamins and minerals you already take as you gain the chelation benefits.

Vitality begins with activity including physical activity.  Many factors in modern living inhibit our physical activity.  There is a lot of stress to maintain a lifestyle.  Modern conveniences like the computer, electricity and car make it easier not to exercise.  There is also a difficulty in obtaining vitamin filled and rich, healthy food.  All of this saps vitality and can lead to a negative health spiral.  We feel badly so we eat comfort food and sit.  This makes us feel worse and the negative spiral deepens.

One way to break bad habits and a negative health spiral is to generate more nitric oxide.

One way to generate more nitric oxide is simply by taking a scoop of Vitality Force each day!

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Learn more or order the food supplement Vitality Force.  The price is $44.95 when you order one container.  I recommend ordering two. The price drops to $37.95 and two months’ supply will give your vitality kick start a better chance.  To order Vitality Force click here

Until next message, I wish you the best of health and energy!

Gary

(1) Is Your Deodorant Drugging you Every Day

(2)  blogs.nicholas.duke.edu/thegreengrok/antiperspirants/

(3)  The Agency for Toxic Substances & Disease Registry.

(4)  Dr. Mercola article 99% of Breast Cancer Tissue Contained This Everyday Chemical (NOT Aluminum)

 

Healing power of rose treats most dangerous diseases”

Gary Scott is Nuts


“Gary Scott is nuts about Ecuador roses”.

Somebody said I am nuts about Ecuador roses.  What can I say?  I love them. The rooms in our home seem empty without roses.

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This means there are some special Christmas savings and a new package that reduces the cost of Ecuador roses from Christmas.

First here is a tip on how to make your Ecuador roses last… and last…. and last.

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For example here are some roses going on two weeks that still look great.

A friend who recently ordered a bundle of Ecuador roses sen this note.

Gary, Since this is our first experience with “fresh cut and shipped roses” we did a little research about proper care upon arrival.  Some of it seems a little over kill but basically I bleached a 5 gal bucket, filled it with luke warm water plus plant food then cut the stems at 45 degree angle while under water then quickly moved them to the bucket.  After 2 hours in the water to stablize them I unwrapped the blooms gently to let them start expanding and breath.  Tomorrow we will prepare 3 vases with warm water and plant food and move them to the final vases.  The directions say to “redo” them every 2-3 day’s with fresh water and more plant food and they should last for weeks—we’ll see. :-)   Thanks for your help—-Roberto seems to be a very nice man.

Those are really good steps for making roses last a long time… but I added a few more tips and wrote:

That’s the full Monte of flower care!

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2 dozen Ecuador roses.

Here are a few more tips that will help you enjoy the beauty of your Ecuador roses for a longer time.

First keep off TV or any electronic and out of any breezes.

Do not crowd the flowers. I have found that 12 or 18 roses in a vase will last longer than 24.  They open better and last longer.

For example the 24 above in one vase won’t last as long as if I split them up like these below.

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white and bi color.

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The nature of the flower also has an impact.  Some roses have quite a large stem and a smaller head. These last longest.

The roses with thin stems and larger heads do not last as long.    As soon as they start to dip their heads, I cut them fairly short and put them in a short vase… they continue to look great like these which are now about two weeks old.

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The bi colors below are a really long lasting rose.

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I find that putting just a few roses in a vase, like these three which are about two weeks old, causes them to really last for a long time also.

Now Order 25 Roses

For the first time ever we have been able to arrange delivery of smaller amounts (25) of fresh Ecuador roses.   see details below.

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25 roses in our dining room.

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Wonderful.

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You can order long lasting Ecuador roses form Christmas below.

Gary

Ecuador Christmas Roses

Ecuador fresh cut Christmas Roses can be ordered from now until noon EST December 16, 2012.

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Red Christmas roses at our house.

A reader sent this holiday note:  We ordered 100 roses thru Gary and Merri Scott to be delivered to our present address in California for distribution among eight ladies in the family on Thanksgiving day.

The flowers arrived Tuesday, two days before the holiday just as promised by Fed-Ex. They were tightly packed in four bunches of 25 each.  They were divided into 7 dozen + 16 that ended up with my bride of 41 years. Normally with local U.S. roses one cuts the stems at a sharp angle on the bottom and stores them in the refrigerator for a couple days. The roses from Ecuador have stems on them over four feet long. These long stemmed beauties cannot fit into any domestic refrig. that I know of. Place them loosely packed into deep heavy vases full of fresh cold water and the buds open into the largest blooms you have ever seen. Change the water often enough and they will look beautiful for over two weeks. We nursed ours along for three weeks.  Jump in, – the water is fine. You will be glad that you did. Will be interested in hearing about your experience.

Take time to smell the roses and be good to yourself.

Sunday December 16, 2012 is the last day left to order Ecuador Christmas roses for Thursday December 20, 2012  delivery only.

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White roses at our house.

Order 25 fresh cut Ecuador roses for $79 here.

Order 50 fresh cut roses for $91 here.

Save $53.  Order 100 fresh cut roses for $129 here.

Save $29. Subscribe Ecuador Living Premium Service (normally $119).   Get your subscription and 50 farm choice roses. $169 total.

50 (25 red and 25 white) Ecuador Christmas roses $101.

100 (50 red and 50 white) Ecuador Christmas roses $149.

When our roses arrive, I usually put half on our kitchen table and by morning they are fully opened and incredible!

Here they are.

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The other half go  in our living room in front of the fireplace.

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At Christmas they are magical and we put them everywhere.

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I learned last year that Ecuador roses can fill some shopping gaps and send roses to others for their holiday cheer.  Christmas shopping done..hooray!

Your roses include a personalized card so you can have fresh Ecuador Christmas roses yourself or send them as gifts.

New 25 Roses in Assorted Colors.

Normally, you can have 50 fresh cut roses from Ecuador delivered to any zip code in the USA…including Hawaii or Alaska including shipping for only $91 or better still get 50 Ecuador Christmas roses at half price.

This year for the first time our supplier in Ecuador is offering a package of 25 farm choice assorted color roses for $79.  Order 25 roses here. Order 25 fresh cut Ecuador roses for $79 here.

The Ecuador rose plantation offers two color choices,  farm choice assorted or red and white (on orders of 50 and 100 roses). There is a $10 surcharge per 50 for the red and white rose selection.

Merri and I love Ecuador for the warmth and friendliness in the hearts of its people. We also love Ecuador’s beauty.  When an opportunity to send Ecuador roses and raise money for the poor occurred earlier this year, we grabbed the chance.

The first I wrote about Ecuador Christmas roses, we made a special offer and sold over 20,000 roses that raised $8,000 to help Ecuador’s poor. The money was used to provide schooling for gifted indigenous children, to buy a  InFocus projector used in our free English classes for Ecuadorian children and help repair an Ecuadorian school.  Since then our rose sales have been helping send Ecuador children to school.

There and then I decided to continually offer Ecuador roses.

The minute I receive your order, I’ll put you directly in touch with the rose plantation who will reserve your color option either red and white, or farm’s choice.

There are five ways to obtain fresh cut Ecuador roses for Christmas.

#1: We provide a service called Ecuador Living to assist those with a genuine and immediate interest in Ecuador. This service shares our continual research and experiences in global business, living and investing in Ecuador plus our contacts. We feel the service is a bargain at $119 a year.  

Subscribe to Ecuador Living Premium Service with your Christmas rose order, I’ll reduce the 25 rose price from $79 to $50. You get your fresh cut, premium roses at less than half price. You save $29.

Fedex will deliver the 50 Ecuador farm choice roses directly to you from Ecuador.  Open them. If you are not satisfied that these are truly remarkable roses, give them back to the Fedex driver and let me know. I’ll give you a full refund.

To assure the refund, your address must be correct and you must inspect the flowers with Fedex when they are delivered. If you are not satisfied, the roses must be returned at the time of delivery.   You must assure that someone is at the receiving address who is available to inspect and sign for the roses to assure the guarantee.

Subscribe to  Ecuador Living Club $169.  Get 50 Farm Choice Ecuador Christmas Roses. Save $29.

 #2: If you do not have a great interest in Ecuador but just want these incredible, fresh roses,  it’s easy to just order them for $79 for 25 roses or $91 for 50 fresh cut roses including delivery by Fedex. ($10 surcharge for red & white roses).

This is not a deal that helps my pocketbook.  We donate more than this for scholarships to help the Ecuador children.  That’s okay…the cause is worthy.  Merri and I will share the joy of the gifts you help make… Christmas gifts for poor children in Ecuador.

Order 25 fresh cut Ecuador roses for $79 here.

You can order the 50 fresh cut roses for $91 here.

#3: Order 100 Fresh Ecuador Christmas Roses

This is a batch of 100 fresh Ecuador roses that Merri and I enjoyed earlier this year.

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You can order 100 fresh roses and save.   Enjoy the abundance of 100 fresh cut roses!  Fedex charges the same to deliver 50 or 100 roses so the price per rose is much less on orders of 100.

Buy 100 and make eight bouquets of 12 roses. which make incredible Christmas gifts!

Order 100 fresh cut roses for $129 here.

#4 – 5  The 4th and 5th ways to order is to reserve 50 or  100 red and white rose color choice.

50 (25 red and 25 white) Ecuador Christmas roses $101.

100 (50 red and 50 white) Ecuador Christmas roses $149.

Premium Quality Roses

Though this is perhaps the lowest price for roses you will see, these roses are special, not like anything offered in a store or even at most florists. These are premium roses with extra large heads that open fully.

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Fresher Quality Roses

Most roses go from Ecuador to Miami by air then are stored in Miami then shipped by truck until they sit in a store. They can be a week or more old when you see them. The roses you receive from this offer are cut and stored overnight, driven by refrigerated truck to Quito Airport and flown to Miami to a special refrigerated Fedex facility until, then flown to your Fedex destination for immediate delivery to your home or office. This means they last longer.

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Here are fresh Ecuador roses at our hotel in Cotacachi.

Environmentally Clean Roses

The roses your receive are certified by Veriflora. The VERIFLORA seal is a real, green program that regularly spot check farms for ecologically sound systems that include:

1- Water and ecological conservation: implementing water management systems to prevent depletion of fresh water supplies.

2- Product quality: implementing practices to ensure the quality of the product through the whole chain of delivery to the final consumer.

3- Advanced agricultural practices: integrating organic practices wherever possible. To only use approved green label certified pesticides. To allow no discharge of pesticides run off into the environment.

4- Waste management: recycling and composting as well as the proper disposal of agricultural chemicals.

By March of 2007 the co-op that sends your roses had certified 144 acres.

Certification means the growers have met or exceeded the requirements. There is no middle ground with Veriflora, no differing levels of certification. You either are ecologically sound and certified, or you aren’t.

That means you receive environmentally friendly roses.

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Here are some of my Thanksgiving roses.  Compare that head size to anything you see in a store.

Fair Trade Roses

In addition the Verflora seal requires the rose grower to be socially responsible adhering to recognized labor and community standards, specially pertaining to health and safety, work conditions, hiring practices, discrimination, harassment and fair pay.

The growers offer every single one of their workers:

-free doctor and medical treatment at the farm for workers
-day care facilities for infants
-free breakfast and lunch (and dinner when they work late)
-free sports and recreation facilities
-small business loans -when workers want to leave to set up their own small holding farm
-workers fund -for financial help with school fees to buy a car, etc
-complete health and safety equipment provided free -helmets , gloves, masks, etc
-paid maternity leave with a guarantee of work when they want to return
-overtime paid over and above the legal requirements
-Christmas parties, summer holiday excursions, sports tournaments
-a safe and secure work environment with job satisfaction and potential for personal development

There you have it…three great reasons to experience the warmth of the people and beauty of Ecuador this Christmas…the freshest…best and best smelling roses…and you help the environment and the poor by having them delivered into your and your loved one’s homes.

All Ecuador Christmas rose orders will be scheduled for delivery on Thursday December 20, 2012  delivery only.

Sunday December 16, 2012 is the last day left to order Ecuador Christmas roses.

When you order, the rose farm will email you a Fedex tracking number when the roses are shipped from Ecuador (four days before delivery) to make sure you’ll know exactly when your roses will be arriving.

This offer ends by noon EST, , December 16, 2012.  All orders received after noon on this day will be scheduled to be delivered after Christmas scheduled for before New Year’s Day.

I regret that, due to customs regulations, our rose supplier cannot deliver roses in Canada.

Order 25 fresh cut Ecuador roses for $79 here.

Order the 50 fresh cut roses for $91 here.

Save $53.  Order 100 fresh cut roses for $129 here.

Save $29. Subscribe Ecuador Living Premium Service (normally $119).   Get your subscription and first rose order at half price. $169 total.

50 (25 red and 25 white) Ecuador Christmas roses $101.

100 (50 red and 50 white) Ecuador Christmas roses $149.

Dried-roses

Merri and I  dry our fresh Ecuador roses as they age and continue to use them. Here are 100 dried Ecuador roses on our stairway in North Carolina.

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Here is a table setting Merri and I created after our Thanksgiving roses finally drooped.

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Now you can take time to smell the roses this holiday even at breakfast…at affordable prices as well.

Gary

Christmas roses

Order 25 fresh cut Ecuador roses for $79 here.

Order the 50 fresh cut roses for $91 here.

Save $53.  Order 100 fresh cut roses for $129 here.

Save $29. Subscribe Ecuador Living Premium Service (normally $119).   Get your subscription and rose order. $169 total.

50 (25 red and 25 white) Ecuador Christmas roses $101.

100 (50 red and 50 white) Ecuador Christmas roses $149.

 

“Eat Me!” said the rose.


Eat me.  From an Ecuador rose? Here is a funky business idea.

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Rapid change and inflation make micro business ideas important sources of needed, extra income.

Here is a micro business idea worth our Funky Micro Business Hall of Fame.

A Reuter’s article about Roberto Nevado entitled “Ecuador wants you to smell the roses, and eat them” by Hugh Bronstein shows how out of the box micro business ideas can be.

Here is an excerpt:  Ecuador has long been a major exporter of big bulbed, colorful flowers that please the eye and the nose. Now its farmers are exploring a new idea — roses that you can eat.

Restaurants from New York to Barcelona, looking to attract customers with novelty dishes, have started to serve food containing organic rose petals grown on farms like Roberto Nevado’s in Ecuador’s central highlands.

Nevado is a spritely septuagenarian who moved here from his native Spain to start a plantation in the perfect rose-growing conditions offered by this part of the country, and his Nevado Ecuador farm now has three million bushes under cultivation.

Only 100,000 of them are grown without pesticides and meant for eating.

“But we believe the market will grow,” he said over lunch at his plantation featuring starters, main dishes and desserts containing red, pink and white rose petals that left a bitter-sweet sensation on the palate

“It’s new, it’s interesting, and that’s what everyone wants,” Nevado said, his green eyes flashing as he rolled a dollop of passion fruit mousse over his tongue, crushed rose petals adding a tangy juxtaposition to the sweetness.

“They are the same species as non-edible roses, but the fertilizers have to be organic and  no chemicals can be sprayed on them, which means they need more human care,” Nevado said.

Many bugs that can damage roses do not like garlic, he explained, so workers spray garlic solution onto the organic bushes and plant garlic around his edible rose greenhouses.

Restaurants such as Per Se in New York, Zazu in Quito and El Bulli near Barcelona have started experimenting with rose petal dishes and desserts such as “Rose Souffle”.

The restaurant’s rose martini, made with petals soaked for a week in vodka, is becoming a favorite at Zazu’s bar.

Edible roses account for only about 1 percent of flower exports, but growers say the market needs to be encouraged as the country pulls out of the economic doldrums of 2009.

The petals are certified by European Union authorities and the U.S. Department of Agriculture for import. Nevado is pushing the idea of edible roses at food shows. He says one challenge is to convince potential buyers that they are safe.

This is the type of  combination one should look for in a micro business.  Look for a product that is rare… has high margins and contains a problem… like convincing consumers of its safety or using hand labor creatively.

Next time someone tells you that your zany business ideas are crazy, far fetched and can’t work. Just say “Eat me” and go for it.

By the way eating roses is not new. Rose petal jam, one of my favorites… (I have this jar in the fridge right now) has long been a favorite in the East.

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Photo from my fridge.

Rose petal jam is delicious!  To make matters better, rose petals jam is really good for you also (like everything sweet in moderation). Merri and I incorporate this into our super thinking nutritional program… especially in the summer.  We drink it with milk, hot or cold,  on toast and and in a rose lassi… (yoghurt, rose petal jam and boiling water all mixed together).

A form of rose petal jam called Gulkand is an ancient Ayurvedic herbal preparation.

Rose petal jam is a cooling food especially idea for summer meals. It is a natural digestive, blood purifier and helps balance acidity, a world wide health problem created by refined food, preservatives, spicy food, junk food, over eating, eating too much fat and eating in a hurry, skipping breakfast and stress.

It helps reduce constipation, water retention, improves the memory, eyesight and reduces anger, as well as skin blemishes. itching and pimples.

Rose petals are rich in calcium and antioxidants.

They can sweeten body odor and heal mouth ulcers if dissolved in water and gargled as it strengthens teeth and gums.

There are numerous other benefits even various cardiac problems as it acts as a catalyst and facilitates uptake of various heart medication.

For full details, contact an Ayurvedic physician.

Here is how to make Rose Petal Jam.

Here is how to make a good rose petal mix if you cannot find rose petal jam at the health food or Indian store and do not want to order it online.

Wild roses are best as they have more essential oils and richer flavor. Use either dark red or small pink roses. Use only organic roses and make sure no insecticides have been used.

Add equal amounts  by weight of panela (dehydrated sugar cane juice… look in the Latino section at the store for brown blocks of it) and fresh rose petals.

Separate rose petals and wash with bio wash.  Let dry overnight. No water should remain.

Make alternating layers of rose petals and panela in the jars, about 1/2 an inch thick per layer.

Close lid and allow to stand in full sun for a few weeks, with lid closed. This converts the sugar into thick syrup. Shake every few days.

The sugar will melt and the mass will begin to look like a jam in a few weeks depending on amount of sun and temperature.

When you have a micro business idea, it can take many forms… and they can be pretty far out like chocolate covered roses to rose petal jam. And how about Rose Petal Ice Cream?

Those could create sweet micro business inflation beating opportunities.

Learn how to get Edible organic rose petals from Ecuador.

Gary 

Interested in writing and publishing to sell a micro business?  Learn about our Self Publishing course and how to save $597 here.

Writer’s Camps – Recorded on MP3

Learn how to learn how to wrote and self publish from our recorded Writer’s Camp…

Seven P Secrets of Self Publishing

When you write, you can work anywhere. 

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Here I am working poolside in the winter, at our Florida farm.

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Here I am with our hound Ma, working during the summer at our North Carolina farm.

Learn how to earn everywhere, while living anywhere you choose.  I have been able to earn by writing in Hong Kong, England, the Isle of Man, Dominican Republic and Ecuador to name a few of the place I have lived.  Everywhere I have been… too numerous to share here, I have been able to work.

All I need is my laptop.

That’s all you need too… a laptop to be free!

Before computers, a pencil and pad did the job.

Freedom is just one benefit you can gain from writing.

Another benefit is income.   Writing has brought me both our farms, free and clear… plus a lot more.

Another good example of earning potential is my friend Hugh Howey.   He was working for $10 an hour in a book store when he self published his novel Wool, typing in a storage room during his lunch breaks.

Soon he was earning over $100,000 a month on Amazon.com.  This helped secure a six-figure book deal from Simon & Schuster, and an option for film by Ridley Scott, director of Blade Runner and Alien.

That’s what he’s doing now.

Hugh Howey

Sometimes Hugh and I get together at my  farm and play chess (he beats me badly).

Writers like High are great inspirations.

A couple of years ago Hugh  left Florida, and moved to South Africa.  He had a sailing catamaran built for him and now can sail the world while he continues to write.

Hugh explained it like this: And that’s the miracle of working as a writer: I can do it from anywhere and everywhere. The past few years, I’ve done a lot of writing from airplanes and airports while on business trips abroad.  SAND was entirely written overseas while traveling through seven different countries; I think it’s a better story because of those inspirations.  In upcoming years, I may be writing near your home port.

Hugh’s a super star writer and his success could not happen to a more deserving and talented person.  He pours enormous energy into being worthy of his readership.  But you do not have to be a million dollar a year earner or a traveler to benefit from writing.

The good news is… you do not need a huge success to have a rich and fulfilled lifestyle.  Self Publishing can bring you a life that most people only dream of, as a journeyman writer, instead of a super star.

May I hastily add that the path to stardom begins as a journeyman… so the journeyman’s path brings success without stardom… but can also lead to stardom.

What most success stories like Hugh’s rarely explain is the many hours of writing that was devoted before their self published book sales soared.   Hugh, like most writers were journeymen first.  Stardom came later.

Here are sevens secrets that can help you become a journeyman writer. 

The secrets are a writer’s armory of tools that allows almost anyone to create successful publications for income, freedom and fulfillment.

Take Merri’s and my publishing business as an example.  

Merri and I are not writing stars.  We are journeymen who have for more than 40 years, year in and year out, earned solid income writing and self publishing dozens of publications about multiple subjects.

Some years that income has been more than solid… over a million dollars.  Yet in terms of stardom, we are hardly known.

In a moment you’ll see why that’s fine for us and probably will be for you too.

First some history.

Merri became involved in self publishing over 40 years ago… first helping a veterinarian publish a book on a very specific market… animal acupuncture. Then she showed a needle point artist how to sell more books to an even more specific audience… “needle point enthusiasts”  about her needle point work to an audience larger than the population of the city she lived in.  This led Merri to eventually become Executive Editor of an award winning magazine in Florida.

My story allowed Merri and me to work and live from Hong Kong to London to Europe to Eastern Europe, then the Caribbean and then Ecuador… making millions in the process of following our adventures… having fun… while helping a large readership adapt to a rapidly changing world.

That’s what self publishing can bring, profit, adventure and fulfillment, a great feeling of worth and wonder.

Self Publishing has created exactly the lifestyle we desire allowing us to span the world and work with meaning and purpose.

Self Publishing has become a new business art form. 

The seven secrets can help you start your own self publishing business now.

Everything in publishing is new and exciting and changing.  Publishing is being recreated by the wonderful power of destructive technology.

Everything is new… except the seven secrets. 

Change in the publishing industry is disturbing many.   We love this evolution due to these seven secrets we call the 7Ps.  The 7 Ps are so fundamental to writing and publishing that new technology enhances rather than reduces their power.

The First P is Passion.

Whatever your passion, you can immerse yourself in it AND create income with self publishing.  This can be your direct ticket to the kind of fulfillment you’ve always wanted.

Whether you want to travel the world or live as a recluse, work 12 hours a day or not work much at all,  you can set your schedule to succeed, if you’re willing to learn these seven secrets.

You can start part-time with any dream, passion, and budget.  Once you’ve created a product, you’ll enjoy the “multiple effect” of producing profits over and over again.

So the question is… What do you love to do?

What’s Your Passion:  An example is that thirty years ago, a client of Merri’s had a passion to help people who were in pain?  He published a series of pamphlets explaining various chiropractic disorders in very simple terms.  For example: “What Is Whiplash?”

The pamphlets contained solid information, but were simple 5″ x 7″ brochures with drawings and explanations. He sold them with a rack to chiropractors, who put them in their offices for patients to read.  These little self-published items sold year in and year out for decades.

There are thousands of ideas of this sort that can lead to big business.  It’s just a matter of defining and then acting on your passion.

Although I can work when I please and go where I wish, for me the most important reason for being a publisher is the satisfaction it brings. 

I love the projects I take on, so work doesn’t feel like, well… work.

What do you love?  If you love golf, then you can write and sell publications about golf.  Love travel, fishing, dogs, dolls, or art?  Write and sell publications in these fields.

Are you concerned about crime, war, poverty or environmental issues?  You can publish information products that help reduce these concerns.

Would you like to help the world be a more spiritual place?  Publish a newsletter, write a book (or hire someone to write it for you), record a tape… publish something that enlightens people.

Whatever your passion, you can immerse yourself in it and earn income by publishing for ereaders, print on demand, CDs, lists, bound books, or any format you choose.

Be immersed in your passion and get paid well for it. 

This is why stardom is not the main goal for most writers and self publishers.  Extra income, more freedom and fulfillment are usually more than enough enough.

The seven Ps are:

#1: Passion

#2: Problem

#3: Person

#4: Profitably Priced Product

#5: Prospecting Pathway

#6: Promise

#7: Presentation

The first time I exposed others to the secrets in Self Publishing was in a weekend “Writer’s Camp” seminar.  We offered the camp for $1,500. 80 delegates enrolled.  People from all walks of life attended—chiropractors, businessmen, investors, doctors, realtors, inventors, airline pilots, engineers, and housewives.

Merri and I were so overwhelmed by the response, we decided to make it available to a larger audience.  We created a written course based on our current self publishing activity called “Self Fulfilled – How to be a Self Publisher.”  Then we recorded the weekend “Writer’s Camp” seminar.

Thousands have used the course as it has evolved over the decades.

You can receive both the written course and the recorded weekend seminar, in an MP3 file, in a special “Live Well and Free Anywhere” program I am making available to you.  The normal fee is $299 for the written course and $299 for the recorded workshop.   I’ll send you both the course and the recorded workshop and my course “International Business Made EZ (also $299) all for $299.  You save $598.

We are so confident that you’ll gain from this offer that if you are not fully satisfied, simply email us within 60 days for a full refund .

These courses are not theoretical.  They describe, step-by-step, how Merri and I built a million-dollar international business and how we are running this self publishing business right now.   We use the 7Ps today just as we did four decades ago to create a strong annual income.

This correspondence course is for those who would like their own international self publishing micro business for fun and profit. If you want fun, freedom, extra income and fulfillment with your own full or part time writing or want to build your existing business, by writing to sell you can profit from this course.  The course can help who want their own business or who want to have a business together or a family business.  This is the perfect course for those who can no longer find employment, who are looking for ways to earn abroad and who wish to retire and supplement their income.

Whether you are retired, an investor, chiropractor, doctor, dentist, professional or already own your own business, this offers another way to make money, to turn your passion into profit. We guarantee that we have shared all we know to help you start and run your own international business.  Enjoy and live a life of following your Passion to Profit… through writing.

Here is a special offer. 

We provide two emailed courses  “Self Fulfilled – How to Write to Sell and be a Self Publisher” and “International Business Made EZ”.

We include the “Self Fulfilled Writing and Self Publishing Course” because there are two reasons to write, when you have something to say or when you have something to sell.  In this day and age many of us want to do both, make a statement that makes the world a better place and earn something extra in the process. 

Whatever your passion, however you do business, chances are you’ll be writing either to create a product or to sell a product. 

You save more than $598 because you also receive a recorded webinar conducted by our webmaster David Cross (at no extra cost).

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David Cross

David has been our webmaster since our website began in the 1990s.  He is Merri’s and my business partner. We could not run our business as we do without him.

Learn the tactics we use in our web business that condenses 27 years of practical experience about search engine optimization, and writing for search engines.

For the last 27 years David has worked with companies large and small – IBM, Agora Publishing, AstraZeneca and many small business owners.  He has worked in 22 countries, and lived in six of them.

David’s clients span the globe and represent companies and charities both large and small.  From corporate giants to small, one-woman businesses and everything from finance, healthcare, publishing, technology, real estate, veterinarians, alternative health centers and everything in between.

David is an essential part of our web based business.

Myles Norin, CEO of Agora, Inc.  wrote:  “I have found David’s knowledge and experience unmatched in the industry.  Without David’s expertise and guidance for the past 7 years, we would not be nearly as successful as we are.”

As Senior Internet Consultant to Agora Inc. in Baltimore, MD, he worked closely with Agora’s publishers and marketers and – over a 7-year period – helped to propel Agora’s online revenues from around $20 million to well over $300 million.

David’s webinar will help you gain benefits in your micro business that large internet marketing companies use.  In this practical recorded workshop you will learn valuable skills to help your micro business.

There has never been a time when the opportunity for small businesses abroad has been so outstanding.  Expand your borders now!  Increase your economic security freedom, independence and success.

If you are not fully satisfied that this offers you enormous value simply email us for a full refund within 60 days.  You can keep all three courses as our thanks for giving our courses a try.

You also receive a report  “How to use Relaxed Concentration to Brainstorm Business Ideas” and a recorded workshop “How to Become and Remain Rich With Relaxed Concentration” at no additional cost.

Plus you get more in the program.

You receive regular writing and self publishing updates for a year.  Businesses usually need to evolve.  Merri and I continue to publish and have our independent businesses.  Some basics have remained for decades, but new strategies occur all the time throughout the year.  We’ll be sending along updates that share our most recent experiences as we learn and continue to grow our international micro business from Smalltown USA.

My special offer to you in this “Live Well and Free Anywhere Program”, is that you receive:

  • “International Business Made EZ” course
  • “Self Fulfilled – How to Write to Sell” course
  • Video Workshop by our webmaster David Cross,
  • The entire weekend “Writer’s Camp” in MP3,
  • MP3 Workshop “How to Gain Added Success With Relaxed Concentration”
  • Any updates to any of the courses, workshops, reports or recordings for a year.

We are so confident that you’ll gain from this offer that if you are not fully satisfied, simply email us within the first three months for a full refund . 

Order “Self Fulfilled – How to Publish to Sell” and a quarter of update lessons $79.   Click Here.

Order “Self Fulfilled – How to Publish to Sell” and a full year of update lessons $299.  Click Here.      

See success stories from Self Publishers and a few who have attended the “Writer’s Camp” that you will receive on MP3.

 

Ecuador Christmas Roses


You can place your Christmas rose order now.

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Red roses at our house.

Subscribe to two years of Ecuador Living.  Save $79 plus receive 50 roses free.

You can order the 50 fresh cut roses for $79 here.

You can order 50 red and white fresh cut roses for $89 here.

You can order 100 fresh cut roses for $119 here.

You can order 100 red & white fresh cut roses for $139 here.

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White roses at our house.

When our roses arrive, I usually put half on our kitchen table and by morning they were fully opened and incredible!

Here they are.

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The others usually go in our living room in front of the fireplace.

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At Christmas they are magical and we  put them everywhere.

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I learned last year that Ecuador roses can fill some shopping gaps and am sending roses to others for their holiday cheer.  Christmas shopping done..hooray!

Your roses include a personalized card so you can have fresh Ecuador Christmas roses yourself or send them as gifts.

You can have 50 fresh cut roses from Ecuador delivered to any zip code in the USA…including Hawaii or Alaska including shipping for only $79 or better still get 50 Ecuador Christmas roses free.

The Ecuador rose plantation offers two color choices,  farm choice assorted or red and white. There is a $10 surcharge per 50 for the red and white rose selection.

Merri and I love Ecuador for the warmth and friendliness in the hearts of its people. We also love Ecuador’s beauty.  When an opportunity to send Ecuador roses and raise money for the poor occurred earlier this year, we grabbed the chance.

The first time I wrote about Ecuador Christmas roses, we made a special offer and sold over 20,000 roses that raised $8,000 to help others. The money was used to provide university scholarships for gifted indigenous children, to buy a  InFocus projector used in our free English classes for Ecuadorian children, repairing an Ecuadorian school and redoing the water system for a village. 

There and then I decided to continually offer Ecuador roses.

The minute I receive your order, I’ll put you directly in touch with the rose plantation so you can choose your color option which is either red and white, or farm’s choice.

There are five ways to obtain fresh cut Ecuador roses for Christmas.

One. We provide a service called Ecuador Living to assist those with a genuine and immediate interest in Ecuador. This service shares our continual research and experiences in global business, living and investing in Ecuador plus our contacts. We feel the service is a bargain at $119 a year.  If you already subscribe you can take this choice and add two years to your subscription.

If you subscribe for two years, I’ll reduce the price from $238 to $159 and they will send you 50 fresh cut, premium roses (farm choice color) FREE.

Fedex will deliver the Ecuador roses directly to you from Ecuador.  Open them. If you are not satisfied that these are truly remarkable roses, give them back to the Fedex driver and let me know for a full $159 refund.

To assure the refund, your address must be correct and you must inspect the flowers with Fedex when they are delivered. If you are not satisfied, the roses must be returned at the time of delivery.   You must assure that someone is at the receiving address who is available to inspect and sign for the roses to assure the guarantee.

Subscribe to two years of Ecuador Living.  Save $79 plus receive 50 roses free.

If you do not have a great interest in Ecuador but just want these incredible, fresh roses. Simply buy them for $79 for 50 fresh cut roses including delivery by Fedex. ($10 surcharge for red & white roses).

This is not a deal that helps my pocketbook.  We are paying $60 ($65 for red white roses) to deliver these roses to you. We donate more than this to help the Ecuador children.  That’s okay…the cause is worthy.  Merri and I will share the joy of the gifts you help make…Christmas gifts for poor children in Ecuador.

Subscribe to two years of Ecuador Living.  Save $79 plus receive 50 roses free.

You can order the 50 fresh cut roses for $79 here.

This is a batch of 100 fresh Ecuador roses that Merri and I enjoyed earlier this year.  When they arrive, I put them in a sink and get ready to cut and arrange!

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You can order 100 fresh roses and save.  The 4th and 5th ways to order save money on Fedex charges.  Fedex charges the same to deliver 50 or 100 roses so the price per rose is less on orders of 100.

Buy 100 and make eight bouquets of 12 roses. which make incredible Christmas gifts!

You can order 100 fresh cut roses for $119 here.

You can order 100 red & white fresh cut roses for $139 here.

Premium Quality Roses

Though this is perhaps the lowest price for roses you will see, these roses are special, not like anything offered in a store or even at most florists. These are premium roses with extra large heads that open fully.

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Fresher Quality Roses

Most roses go from Ecuador to Miami by air are stored in Miami then shipped by truck until they sit in a store. They can be a week or more old when you see them. The roses you receive from this offer are cut and stored overnight, driven by refrigerated truck to Quito Airport and flown to Miami to a special refrigerated Fedex facility until, then flown to your Fedex destination for immediate delivery to your home or office. This means they last longer.

Subscribe to two years of Ecuador Living.  Save $79 plus receive 50 roses free.

You can order the 50 fresh cut roses for $79 here.

You can order 50 red and white fresh cut roses for $89 here.

You can order 100 fresh cut roses for $119 here.

You can order 100 red & white fresh cut roses for $139 here.

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Here are fresh Ecuador roses at our hotel in Cotacachi.

Environmentally Clean Roses

The roses your receive are certified by Veriflora. The VERIFLORA seal is a real, green program that regularly spot check farms for ecologically sound systems that include:

1- Water and ecological conservation: implementing water management systems to prevent depletion of fresh water supplies.

2- Product quality: implementing practices to ensure the quality of the product through the whole chain of delivery to the final consumer.

3- Advanced agricultural practices: integrating organic practices wherever possible. To only use approved green label certified pesticides. To allow no discharge of pesticides run off into the environment.

4- Waste management: recycling and composting as well as the proper disposal of agricultural chemicals.

By March of 2007 the co-op that sends your roses had certified 144 acres.

Certification means the growers have met or exceeded the requirements. There is no middle ground with Veriflora, no differing levels of certification. You either are ecologically sound and certified, or you aren’t.

That means you receive environmentally friendly roses.

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Here are some of my Thanksgiving roses.  Compare that head size to anything you see in a store.

Fair Trade Roses

In addition the Verflora seal requires the rose grower to be socially responsible adhering to recognized labor and community standards, specially pertaining to health and safety, work conditions, hiring practices, discrimination, harassment and fair pay.

The growers offer every single one of their workers:

-free doctor and medical treatment at the farm for workers
-day care facilities for infants
-free breakfast and lunch (and dinner when they work late)
-free sports and recreation facilities
-small business loans -when workers want to leave to set up their own small holding farm
-workers fund for financial help with school fees or to buy a car, etc.
-complete health and safety equipment provided free -helmets , gloves, masks, etc.
-paid maternity leave with a guarantee of work when they want to return
-overtime paid over and above the legal requirements
-Christmas parties, summer holiday excursions, sports tournaments
-a safe and secure work environment with job satisfaction and potential for personal development

There you have it…three great reasons to experience the warmth of the people and beauty of Ecuador this Christmas…the freshest…best and best smelling roses…and you help the environment and the poor by having them delivered into your and your loved one’s homes.

All Ecuador Christmas rose orders will be scheduled for delivery on Wednesday December 22, 2010.  Fedex may be late on these days so the roses may arrive Dec 23 or Dec. 24 2010.

The Last day to order Friday 17th at 8pm Eastern Time.

Our flower supplier will ship the roses over the weekend. Delivery day for all Christmas orders Wednesday 22nd.

When you order, the rose farm will email you a Fedex tracking number to make sure you’ll know exactly when your roses will be arriving.

This offer ends by 8pm EST, Friday, December 17, 2010.  All orders received after 8PM will be scheduled to be delivered after Christmas scheduled for Dec 29  before New Year’s Day.

I regret that, due to customs regulations, our rose supplier cannot deliver roses in Canada and cards with individual personalized notes cannot be included.

A letter on “how to care for your roses” will come with your roses.

Dried-roses

Merri and I  dry our fresh Ecuador roses as they age and continue to use them. Here are 100 dried Ecuador roses on our stairway in North Carolina.

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Here is a table setting Merri and I created after our Thanksgiving roses finally drooped.

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Now you can take time to smell the roses this holiday even at breakfast…at affordable prices as well.

Gary

Subscribe to two years of Ecuador Living.  Save $79 plus receive 50 roses free.

You can order the 50 fresh cut roses for $79 here.

You can order 50 red and white fresh cut roses for $89 here.

You can order 100 fresh cut roses for $119 here.

You can order 100 red & white fresh cut roses for $139 here.

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Last Day to Order Mother’s Day Roses


This is the last day to order fresh long stem Mother’s Day Ecuador roses that are scheduled for delivery May 06, 2010,  the Thursday before Mother’ s Day.

50 Fresh Long Stem Mother’ s Day Ecuador roses $89

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When my mother receives her fresh Ecuador roses she loves to show them off to all the others who live nearby.

By the morning they are fully opened and incredible!

Here is an example:

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Long stemmed… long lasting…. large petaled and… vibrant!

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You can now order fresh, long stem, Ecuador roses for Mother’s day.

You can have 50 fresh cut (four days) roses from Ecuador delivered to any zip code in the USA…including Hawaii or Alaska including shipping for only $89 or better still get 50 Ecuador Mother’s Day roses free.

Subscribe to two years of Ecuador Living.  Save $158 and get 50 roses.

Order 50 Fresh Long Stem Mother’ s Day Ecuador roses $89

You can have 50 fresh, cut (four days), roses from Ecuador sent on the Thursday before Mother’s day to any zip code in the USA including shipping for only $89.

I regret that Fedex cannot deliver the roses in Canada or elsewhere outside the USA.

Fedex will deliver them to and a card. Open them. If you are not satisfied that these are truly remarkable roses, give them back to the Fedex driver and let me know. I’ll give you a full refund.

To assure the refund you must inspect the flowers with Fedex when they are delivered. If you are not satisfied they must be returned at the time of delivery. Refunds cannot be made if the roses are delivered and the Fedex delivery person departs.

There are two ways to obtain 50 or 100 fresh cut roses.

One. We provide a service called Ecuador Living to assist those with a genuine and immediate interest in Ecuador. This service shares our continual research and experiences in global business, living and investing in Ecuador plus our contacts. We feel the service is a bargain at $119 a year.

If you subscribe for two years, I’ll reduce the price from $238 to $159 and also send you 50 fresh cut, premium roses FREE. You save $89 and receive 50 roses free. You save $158 in total.

Fedex will deliver them directly to you in the USA from Ecuador.  Open them. If you are not satisfied that these are truly remarkable roses, give them back to the Fedex driver and let me know. I’ll give you a full $159 refund.

To assure the refund you must inspect the flowers with Fedex when they are delivered. If you are not satisfied, they must be returned at the time of delivery.

Subscribe to two years of Ecuador Living and get 50 roses.  Save $158.

If you do not have a great interest in Ecuador but just want these incredible, fresh roses. Simply buy them for $89 for 50  fresh cut roses including delivery by Fedex.

Order 50 Fresh Long Stem Mother’ s Day Ecuador roses $89

To order, click on your choice below. I will forward your order to Roberto Ribadeneira, the rose plantation coordinator who will follow your order from the farm to your home.  He will first email you a Fedex tracking number to make sure you get the color choice you like best and coordinate your delivery time.

If you do not respond to the plantation to indicate a color choice and time, the flower growers will send the best available color combination for the first possible delivery.

Unless otherwise arranged, and subject to weather permitting, Fedex will deliver your roses to you or your recipient Thursday May 6, 2010 two days before mother’s day.

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This is a batch of 100 fresh Ecuador roses that Merri and I enjoyed.

Subscribe to two years of Ecuador Living.  Save $158 and get 50 roses.

Order 50 Fresh Long Stem Mother’ s Day Ecuador roses $89

Premium Quality Roses

Though this is perhaps the lowest price for roses you will see, the roses are special, not like anything offered in a store or even at most florists.

I inspected all the major websites offering roses and found when shipping was calculated, prices ranged from $259 (36 Martha Stewart roses) to $135 and $91.94 for 50 roses from the best ranked websites.

Recently, even the much smaller,  tired roses at the local super market cost even more than the fresh long stem roses sent from Ecuador and delivered to your or your mother’s house or office.

These are premium roses with extra large heads that open fully.

Fresher Quality Roses

Most roses go from Ecuador to Miami by air are stored in Miami then shipped by truck until they sit in a store. They can be a week or more old when you see them. The roses you receive from this offer are cut and stored overnight, driven by refrigerated truck to Quito airport and flown to Miami to a special refrigerated Fedex facility until, then flown to your Fedex destination for immediate delivery to your home or office. This means they last longer.

The longevity of the roses depends on the conditions they are kept and their care so a special instruction is included with your roses on how to make them last.

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Here are fresh Ecuador roses at our hotel in Cotacachi.

Subscribe to two years of Ecuador Living.  Save $89 plus receive 50 roses Free.

Order 50 Fresh Long Stem Mother’ s Day Ecuador roses $89

Environmentally Clean Roses

The roses your receive are certified by Veriflora. The VERIFLORA seal is a real,
green program that regularly spot check farms for ecologically sound systems that include:

1- Water and ecological conservation: implementing water management systems to prevent depletion of fresh water supplies.

2- Product quality: implementing practices to ensure the quality of the product through the whole chain of delivery to the final consumer.

3- Advanced agricultural practices: integrating organic practices wherever possible. To only use approved green label certified pesticides. To allow no discharge of pesticides run off into the environment.

4- Waste management: recycling and composting as well as the proper disposal of agricultural chemicals.

By March of 2007 the co-op that sends your roses had certified 144 acres.

Certification means the growers have met or exceeded the requirements. There is no middle ground with Veriflora, no differing levels of certification. You either are ecologically sound and certified, or you aren’t.

That means you receive environmentally friendly roses.

Dining-room-roses

Here is a red and bi color combination of fresh Ecuador roses we had delivered to us in North Carolina.

Fair Trade Roses

In addition the Verflora seal requires the rose grower to be socially responsible adhering to recognized labor and community standards, specially pertaining to health and safety, work conditions, hiring practices, discrimination, harassment and fair pay.

The growers offer every single one of their workers:

-free doctor and medical treatment at the farm for workers
-day care facilities for infants
-free breakfast and lunch (and dinner when they work late)
-free sports and recreation facilities
-small business loans -when workers want to leave to set up their own small holding farm
-workers fund -for financial help with school fees to buy a car, etc
-complete health and safety equipment provided free -helmets , gloves, masks, etc
-paid maternity leave with a guarantee of work when they want to return
-overtime paid over and above the legal requirements
-Christmas parties, summer holiday excursions, sports tournaments
-a safe and secure work environment with job satisfaction and potential for personal development

There you have it…three great reasons to experience the warmth of the people and beauty of Ecuador…The freshest…best roses…and you help the environment and the poor by having them delivered into your home.

Your 50 roses will come packed in a special box with two colors of 25 each.

Subscribe to two years of Ecuador Living.  Save $89 plus receive 50 roses Free.

Order 50 Fresh Long Stem Mother’ s Day Ecuador roses $89

Ecuador Rose Deadline


The Ecuador rose deadline for Christmas Ecuador roses is noon EST today December 15, 2009.

Ecuador-roses

Here is an Ecuador Rose Bowl.

You can order New Year roses for another week.

Merri and I love our Ecuador roses when they are fresh. Here are some in our dining room.

Ecuador-roses

We use several Ecuador rose tricks to get the most, longest, bang out of their beauty as well.

Here are two longevity tips for your roses from Ecuador.

Ecuador Rose Tip #1: Once the roses begin to sag (usually seven to nine days when properly cared for), in North Carolina, I hang them upside down and let them dry.

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Here are some Ecuador roses drying in our kitchen. They are a wonderful decoration while drying and…

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the dried Ecuador roses make excellent dried rose bouquets… like these two bouquets of Ecuador roses at the entrance of our home.

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Ecuador Rose Tip #2: In Florida, where the humidity makes it harder to dry our Ecuador roses, I create Ecuadorian rose bowls!

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I simply pull off the heads off the limp Ecuador roses and arrange them in a bowl. They look great decorating our kitchen counter or dining room table… like this.
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Our Ecuador rose supplier has extended the deadline until noon today December 15, to order Christmas roses from Ecuador.

You can order New Year roses from Ecuador for another week.

Our Ecuador flower supplier just sent me this note.

Gary, I have extended the deadline for Christmas roses to noon Eastern Standard Time December 15, 2009.

We can accept orders for New Year roses delivered next Tuesday December 29, 2009 up to noon Eastern Standard Time, Tuesday December 22, 2009.

There are three ways to obtain 50 fresh cut roses.

One. We provide a service called Ecuador Living to assist those with a genuine and immediate interest in Ecuador. This service shares our continual research and experiences in global business, living and investing in Ecuador plus our contacts. We feel the service is a bargain at $119 a year.  If you already subscribe you can take this choice and add two years to your subscription.

If you subscribe for two years, I’ll reduce the price from $238 to $159 and also send you 50 fresh cut, premium roses FREE.

Fedex will deliver the Ecuador roses directly to you from Ecuador.  Open them. If you are not satisfied that these are truly remarkable roses, give them back to the Fedex driver and let me know. I’ll give you a full $159 refund.

To assure the refund, your address must be correct and you must inspect the flowers with Fedex when they are delivered. If you are not satisfied, the roses must be returned at the time of delivery.   You must assure that someone is at the receiving address who is available to inspect and sign for the roses to assure the guarantee.

Subscribe to two years of Ecuador Living.  Save $79 plus receive 50 roses free.

If you do not have a great interest in Ecuador but just want these incredible, fresh roses. Simply buy them for $79 for 50 fresh cut roses including delivery by Fedex. ($10 surcharge for red & white roses).

This is not a deal that helps my pocketbook.  We are paying $60 ($70 for red  white roses) to deliver these roses to you. We donate $20 to the charity. We pay my credit card discount. At the $79 price ($89 for red & white), I lose two or three dollars for each 50 roses shipped.  That’s okay…the cause is worthy.  Merri and I will share the joy of the gifts you help make…Christmas gifts for poor children in Ecuador.

You can order the 50 fresh cut roses for $79 ($20 is donated to help Ecuador’s poor) here.

You can order 50 red and white fresh cut roses for $89 ($20 is donated to help Ecuador’s poor) here.

Gary

Learn more, including terms and conditions, about Ecuador Roses here.