Monthly Archives: September 2011

We Are Now An EarthShare Business Member!

We are utterly thrilled to announce that Mountain Rose Herbs is an EarthShare business member and we have setup a generous employee giving program which connects our staff with like-minded environmental organizations that work to protect and defend the places we hold dear. This further outlines the legacy of generosity which is fundamental in the operational foundation of Mountain Rose Herbs, and the simple act of setting up a workplace giving program through EarthShare will guarantee that the natural gifts this planet offers us will always be protected. If you are employed by a company that is not an EarthShare member, we would like for you to encourage your employer to become one, and if you are a business owner who is not an EarthShare member, we would love to see you become one! To learn more please see…..

New! 2 Herb Stickers

If you pass through the Mountain Rose Herbs employee bicycle barn or parking lot, you’ll notice that many of our vehicles—whether two-wheeled or four-wheeled—are sporting fun and artistic vinyl stickers with messages like “Kiss Me, I’m Organic”, “Pesticides Suck!”, or “Make Tea Not War”. These astute little decals come from the Mountain Rose Herbs sticker collection, which just received 2 new additions! The new “I Dig Herbs” sticker measures 4” X 4”. A clever shovel-with-herbs graphic shows the double meaning of the statement. The new “Support Organic Agriculture” sticker is a fresh take on a slogan we already use on another sticker. This one is square-shaped, measures 2.75” x 2.87”, and features a powerful fist clutching a handful of herbs. Our stickers are waterproof and sturdy, and can be adhered to just about anything you can think of. Vehicles, bikes, water bottles, notebooks… and the list goes on! At $1 […]

New! Elixircraft DVD

Mountain Rose Herbs’ DVD collection is growing! Here’s the latest addition: Elixircraft, hosted by effervescent and thoroughly knowledgeable educator Daniel Vitalis, takes the well-known “smoothie” to a whole new level. This beautifully filmed and fun-to-watch instructional film features six delicious and nutrition-packed recipes, interspersed with Daniel’s tidbits of herbal information and lore about each ingredient. Rather than simply placing all ingredients in a blender, Daniel shows you the best way to bring out the fullness of nutrition from each ingredient he uses. Each recipe is geared towards a specific aspect of wellness, from relaxation to hormonal support to immune system boosting. We’re especially excited to introduce this video in conjunction with the Rootstalk festival, since Daniel Vitalis is there with us as an educator (and fire-starter!). For those who attend Rootstalk (or just wish they could!) and want to learn more from Daniel, this DVD will be an invaluable addition […]

Calling All Beer Lovers!

Do we have a brew for you! Mountain Rose Herbs partnered with Eugene neighbor Oakshire Brewing to create a custom herbal beer with organic herbs and spices called Rootstalk Gold! This very special single batch brew blends organically grown Rose Hips, Lemon Verbena, Elderflowers, Meadowsweet, and wildflower honey to create a light and floral golden ale that captures the excitement and verve of Rootstalk in every glass. With only 22 kegs produced, don’t miss your opportunity to sip this divine libation during the festival!

 All profits from beer sales will be donated to Cascadia Wildlands to support their important work, so be sure to enjoy this brew and the others available during the festivities at Rootstalk! Remember to raise your glass to Cascadia Wildlands! We’ll see you at Rootstalk…

Double Your Donation To Oregon Wild!

  Imagine if we could instantly double the amount of old growth in Oregon. Or the number of acres protected as wilderness. What about doubling the population of wolves that call Oregon home? Now through September 30th, Mountain Rose Herbs will double your donation to Oregon Wild dollar-for-dollar up to $5,000! Double your impact today. Visit Oregon Wild to support their important work! This is a great opportunity to double your voice for protecting Oregon’s wildlands, wildlife, and waters. Please help Oregon Wild secure these much needed funds to support conservation work that advocates for wild rivers, towering old-growth forests, and threatened wildlife. Protect the places you love!

New! Tulsi Hydrosol

Hydrosols, or flower waters, are the fragrant liquid produced by steam distillation of botanical material, usually in copper stills. These delicately scented waters make wonderful perfumes, aromatherapy sprays, or facial mists, and can also be used in lotion or cream formulations. Mountain Rose Herbs offers a delectable assortment of hydrosols for every mood, and we’re excited to add a new one: Tulsi! Tulsi, also known as Holy Basil, has long been revered as a sacred healing plant in Ayurvedic medicine. It also happens to have a delightful fragrance! Warm, soothing, and just a little bit spicy, this hydrosol is in a class all by itself. Here at Mountain Rose Herbs, several of us have been spritzing it on our faces when the hustle and bustle gets to an especially high level. So calming! The 4 oz size comes in an amber glass spritzer bottle, perfect for keeping on a desktop […]

Meet the Herbalist ~ Giveaway!

Liisa Korpela is passionate about making herbal products and practicing sustainability for the plants that heal, the people she loves, and the planet that provides for us all. She is an experienced herbalist, creative gardener, and the founder of Bella Botanica, a natural health & beauty company. Her gorgeous urban homestead and apothecary in downtown Eugene supports native, medicinal, and food plants, as well as a flock of happy chickens and buzzy bee hives. In 1995, Liisa received her BFA degree in the Fine Arts of Textiles and Natural Dyeing with a Major in Biology. After graduation, Liisa began to delve more intimately into the world of plants by working with native flora, ecosystems, propagation, and gardening in the Pacific Northwest. She began her formal herbal studies in 1996 at the Blue Iris School of Botanical Studies with Colette Gardiner, and then at the Columbines School of Botanical Studies with […]

Savoring Summer

Summer can almost become lost in the seemingly endless flurry of backyard barbeques, harvesting, canning, drying and preserving crops, camping trips, outdoor music concerts, visits to the local swimming hole, and family road trips. Sometimes, it seems as though not enough time remains to relax and leisurely enjoy the summer itself.  In September, as the weather begins to wane in preparation for autumn, take a few minutes to relax and enjoy the fleeting rays of summer’s warmth before autumn arrives. Since these recipes contain ingredients and aromas that evoke and reflect the warmth, energy, and essense of summer, they are also wonderful for uplifting the mind, spirit, and body during cold and gloomy winter days! Fresh Bath Bouquets One of the simplest, yet most delightful bath treatments! If you have a bounty of fresh flowers and herbs in your garden, save a few sprigs for this decadent and medicinal bathing […]

New! Perfect Tea Timer

For the true tea connoisseur, the perfect cup of tea requires perfect timing. This elegant tea timer takes the guesswork out of brewing tea and guarantees an exquisitely brewed cup. Three different hourglasses (for light, medium and strong tea) feature different colored sand, so you can tell at a glance whether your tea has finished brewing to your exact preference. Made of glass and durable stainless steel, this timer is a true quality item that will last for decades. I picture this timer in a gift basket with a teapot and a selection of delicious teas—or by itself as the perfect accessory for the tea lover who has everything. Happy brewing! ~Jessie

New! Mountain Rose Herbs Winter Catalog

Stake out your favorite armchair and brew a cup of tea—you’ll want to get comfortable and take your time poring over the pages of our brand-new Winter catalog, due to arrive in a mailbox near you any day now. This issue is packed with delightful products, from regular Mountain Rose Herbs staples to exciting new additions (look for “NEW!” next to the product name)—as well as inspiring photos and recipes for creating a warm, cozy autumn and winter. From the moment you open the gorgeously designed cover, you’ll be immersed in a world of herbal ideas, tips, and information. Not on our catalog mailing list? Let us fix that! Simply visit our Free Catalog page and we’ll send one your way! Happy reading! –Jessie

Photo Thursday ~ Organicfest!

These awesome photos show the very happy winner of our organic tea basket during last year’s Organicfest Celebration in Asheville, NC! That blissful beaming smile feels so familiar to us…maybe because we see it around Mountain Rose everytime someone brews a cup of tea to sip! Don’t miss the 10th annual Organicfest Celebration happening in September of this year. We’ll be sending a few more baskets for the raffle, filled with an amazing array of organic goodies from Mountain Rose Herbs!     Organicfest Celebration  ~ Event Information Date: September 10, 2011 Location: Pack Square Park Asheville, North Carolina Website: Join the celebration of everything organic and green, now in its 10th year, from 10 AM to 8 PM. Organicfest is a special environmental project of the Imagine Center, a local non-profit dedicated to promoting organics through educational and fun events. The Organicfest is co-sponsored by an array of local, regional and national businesses which promote healthy, organic […]