Archive for June, 2013

New Organic Mesquite Seasoning!

Posted by Christine|28 June 2013

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Summer is officially here, the sun is out, and it is time to bring out the bar-b-que! This Organic Mesquite Seasoning is the newest addition to our line of Epicurean Organic Seasonings, and a must have this summer. A robust blend of 13 herbs and spices that will add bold flavors to grilled meat and vegetables. It also makes a savory addition to salad dressings and pastas.

Contains: organic Paprika, organic Garlic, organic Onion, organic Mesquite, Smoked Sea Salt, organic Chipotle, organic Black Pepper, organic Yellow Mustard, organic herbs, and organic spices.

Visit our website to see our full line of Epicurean Organic Seasonings.

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Photo Thursday!

Posted by Friends|27 June 2013

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There is nothing like pulling freshly-dried laundry off the clothesline! The days are sunny and the winds are warm and we have a super-easy recipe for natural herbal laundry liquid to share.  Break out the clothespins and take advantage of one of Summer’s many gifts. Why not sip a nice glass of ice tea while you watch the brightly colored cottons waving in the breeze?

Carol’s Herbal Laundry Liquid

Not only is Carol our Human Resources Director, she is also a highly talented crafter and gardener.  Aside from making delightful handmade soaps and natural body care products, she also bakes delectable pies and treats and has an incredible garden. Carol has generously shared this wonderful recipe for natural liquid laundry detergent with us.

Pour hot water over the Soap Nuts and steep for at least 30 minutes to an hour.  Cover the Soap Nuts and simmer over low heat for 30 minutes. Strain into a bowl and reserve the water. You’ll have a generous quart of liquid remaining.  Once the solution has cooled, add essential oils (optional).  Carol uses 4 Tablespoon Soap Nut liquid plus 2 tablespoons of Borax powder per load (with hard city water).  This laundry potion works wonders, as even old towels and sweaty clothing come out smelling line-dried.

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About Kori:

This Photo Thursday comes to us from Kori, our Public and Media Relations Coordinator! A West Coast native, Kori is a seasoned nonprofit activist and community organizer. Having launched six adult kids, she spends her free time in her burgeoning organic and very urban “farm”—taming Heritage chickens, building top-bar beehives from reclaimed materials, baking, brewing, and preserving.

DIY: Herbal Mosquito Repellents

Posted by Erin|25 June 2013

Herbal Summer Sprays for bugs and sun!

 

Summer is here and with it the irresistible urge to bask in outdoor glory. We want to feel the warm earth on our feet and sun-rays on our shoulders. We go on camping trips, forest hikes, long bike rides, and enjoy berry picking, barbecues, picnics, and live music.

Until the buzzing begins…

 

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Keep those pesky blood suckers away and enjoy your time outside with these two totally natural herbal mosquito repellent formulasThe first recipe is a flower water-based spray and the second recipe uses oil for a longer lasting solution. Both contain Catnip ingredients since the essential oil found in Catnip can actually be just as effective as commercial chemical repellents, without the nasty side effects from toxins like DEET. If you’ve got fresh Catnip growing in the garden, you can use a high alcohol tincture instead of the hydrosol. Pure grain alcohol (95%) will totally dehydrate the Catnip, extracting the oils in about a week. I’ve also included my Sunburn Spray formula, since it’s wonderful astringency can be used on bites to help stop itch and swelling.    

 

Summer Repellent Spray

Ingredients

8oz organic Catnip hydrosol

20 drops organic Cedarwood essential oil

20 drops organic Lavender essential oil

10 drops organic Lemongrass essential oil

10 drops organic Lemon essential oil

Directions

Slowly drip each essential oil into the hydrosol, counting with care as you go. Mix all ingredients in the bottle by shaking vigorously. Shake well before each use and reapply as often as needed.

 

Summer Repellent Oil

Ingredients

8oz organic jojoba oil or almond oil or sunflower oil

10 drops organic Catnip essential oil

10 drops organic Eucalyptus Essential Oil

10 drops organic Lavender Essential Oil

5 drops organic Rosemary Essential Oil

Directions

Slowly drip each essential oil into the oil, counting with care as you go. Mix all ingredients in the bottle by rolling the bottle between the palms of your hands. Shake as well as possible before each use and reapply as often as needed.

 

Sunburn Relief Spray

Not just for sunburns, this spray will also help ease the itchiness of bug bites. The antioxidant and astringent power of green tea paired with the burn-soothing abilities of cleavers makes this the perfect formula for sunburns too. The cooling nature of peppermint adds a comforting sensation.

Ingredients

4oz organic Peppermint hydrosol

2oz organic Green Tea, brewed

2oz organic Cleavers tincture

3 drops organic Peppermint essential oil

Directions

Pour all of the ingredients into a glass spray bottle. Shake well before each use and store in the cooler for an extra refreshing chill.

 

Have a happy bug-free summer!

 

Free Herbalism Project Update!

Posted by Erin|24 June 2013

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We are so excited to announce that the new Free Herbalism Project website is up and running!

For event details, teacher profiles, a peek at the venue, maps, and other important information, you can now visit freeherbalismproject.com. You’ll also see that we’ve announced our very special guest plant walk guide for the August 9th event with Rosemary Gladstar, as well as our exciting teacher line-up for the Fall 2013 event! Future events will be posted soon, so be sure to check back.  

Planning to attend? Simply complete the short registration form and we will be in touch about event details and upcoming workshops. There’s even an option to print out a ticket with the date, time, and location if you’d like – though no ticket is required to attend.

The Free Herbalism Project is the first free herbal event series of its kind, and we hope that you’ll be able to join us or help spread the word in your community! Looking forward to gathering with you on August 9th…

Free Herbalism Project Website!

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A Closer Look at Lavender Essential Oil Varieties

Posted by Christine|21 June 2013

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Yes, it’s that time of year! The lavender is starting to bloom, local lavender festivals are being held over the next few months, and fresh lavender essential oil and hydrosols are being distilled. Lavender has been known throughout history as a strewing and bathing herb. Today it is widely used for its calming effect and skin healing properties, as well as for its beautiful and well recognized aroma.

This is the perfect time to talk about the different lavender products you can find on the market. Four of our favorites include organic Lavender essential oil, organic Spike Lavender essential oil, Lavender 40/42 essential oil, and organic Lavender hydrosol.

Let’s take a look at all four a little closer…

Organic Lavender Essential Oil
Our organic Lavender essential oil is distilled from the flowers of Lavandula angustifolia, which is the classic lavender known in aromatherapy. The natural habitat for this species of lavender is at a very high altitude over 3000 ft. This oil stands apart from other lavender oils because it contains almost no camphor. This gives it a very sweet floral aroma. This is the lavender oil that we recommend for calming and soothing aromatherapy blends and skin repair formulas. It blends well with a large variety of other oils, from spicy to citrus, and is wonderful used solo!

Organic Spike Lavender Essential Oil
Spike Lavender essential oil is distilled from the flowers of Lavandula latifolia. This species of lavender grows at lower altitudes, and has a strong camphoraceous note. It is similar in many ways to the L. angustifolia with the addition of the camphor content, which gives it a spicy and camphoraceous floral aroma and slight expectorant properties. We recommend this oil for use in fragrance blends and soap formulations.

Lavender 40/42 Essential Oil
This oil is a standardized oil, meaning it should have the same aroma every time you purchase it. To accomplish this, two of the main constituents in lavender oil, linalool and linalyl acetate, are added to the oil to make up 40/42% of the oil. Un-standardized oils will naturally vary in these constituents each year depending on the growing condition and weather, which will create slightly different aroma profiles with each batch. You can find different types of Lavender 40/42 on the market. Most of them have synthetic or “nature identical” constituents added to the oil. These are made in a laboratory to smell like the natural constituent. You can also find oil with natural constituents added to them that have been extracted from other essential oils. The Lavender 40/42 offered by Mountain Rose Herbs contains only natural oil and constituents, with absolutely no synthetic or “nature identical” additives. We don’t recommend this oil for aromatherapy purposes, but it is a wonderful oil to use if you want your finished product to smell the same every time you make it. You will always have the perfect smelling candle, soap, or aroma blend.

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Organic Lavender Hydrosol
Lavender hydrosol is another great product to utilize for its calming and soothing effects. It makes a wonderful facial toner or body spritz. The Lavender Hydrosol offered by Mountain Rose Herbs is distilled from the flower of Lavandula angustifolia. It has all of the same properties as our Organic Lavender essential oil, but is very different in aroma because hydrosols only extract the water soluble constituents in the botanical material. Lavender hydrosol has a very grassy aroma, with pleasant floral undertones. It is a refreshing product to use on its own, and makes a soothing base for aroma sprays and bodycare products.

I hope you enjoyed these little tidbits about lavender, and I encourage you to do more research. Visit our website to find a bountiful selection of books on aromatherapy and essential oils!

 

Photo Thursday!

Posted by Friends|20 June 2013

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Today’s image comes to us from inside the hive! While the honeybees are busy making comb to store an abundance of fresh pollen and honey, visions of herbal infused creations have us thinking about all the possible flavor combinations — lavender, rosemary, and even basil,  just for starters.  Note the fresh, unripe honey being collected at the top as the bees are building perfectly-shaped new comb.

The video over on our YouTube channel How to Make Herbal Honey with Lavender can easily be adapted to include other herbs of your choice, but since the lavender is in bloom, what could be a more delicious treat?

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About Kori:

This Photo Thursday comes to us from Kori, our Public and Media Relations Coordinator! A West Coast native, Kori is a seasoned nonprofit activist and community organizer. Having launched six adult kids, she spends her free time in her burgeoning organic and very urban “farm”—taming Heritage chickens, building top-bar beehives from reclaimed materials, baking, brewing, and preserving.

MaryJanesFarm Goes Herbal – Special Issue Out Now!

Posted by Erin|19 June 2013

Have you heard the exciting news?

Mountain Rose Herbs partnered with the wonderful and always inspiring MaryJanesFarm Magazine to produce a very special issue focused on new herbal recipes, medicinal preparations, crafts, natural bodycare, and many other plant-based projects.

This is our dream magazine, filled with unique herbal articles and gorgeous photos! It’s finally here and we can’t wait for you to read, enjoy, and try out these incredible recipes and projects for yourself!

 

Time for the big reveal…

 

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Over the past few months, folks here at Mountain Rose Herbs have been working away in the kitchen, forest, and garden, creating brand new herbal recipes, how-tos, and information-packed articles for this unique issue.

Inside these 97 full-color pages, you’ll find step-by-step guides for making soap and kombucha, floral ice cream and herbal quick bread recipes, botanical diagrams for identifying plants, tasty medicinal treats, all natural camping essentials, herbal bodycare for mama and baby, and so much more!

This special issue magazine is on store racks around the country now and Mountain Rose will also have a limited number of copies available for sale on our Featured Products Page for $5.99 plus $2.00 for shipping.

NOTE: Please call to place your order if you want just the magazine and we will adjust the shipping rate for you. If you’re purchasing other products along with this special issue, feel free to place your order online as usual.

 

Click here to find the Special Herb Issue now!

 

Wild Rose Conserve & Saving the Sweetness of Spring

Posted by Friends|17 June 2013

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Our farewell to spring post celebrating roses from Kiva Rose Hardin is here! Her beautifully written articles marry the personal with the scientific, lore with experience, offering untamed and fresh insight. Herbalist, wildcrafter, artist, and storyteller, Kiva Rose lives in a canyon botanical sanctuary within the Gila Wilderness of New Mexico. She is also the co-director of the Herbal Resurgence Rendezvous, held each September in the mountain Southwest, coeditor of Plant Healer Magazine, and publisher of the just released historical novel, The Medicine Bear by Jesse Wolf Hardin, and maintains an herbal blog, The Medicine Woman’s Roots.

 

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Spring in the botanical sanctuary where I live is heralded each year by the return of dozens of species of birds returning to the mountains of New Mexico from more southerly climes in Texas and Mexico. The liquid song of the thrushes, the rising crescendo of canyon wrens, and the sweet chirps of the phoebes nesting in the cabin eaves all echo the message of lengthening days and warming soil. Down by the river, Alders are among the first trees to leaf out, the sweet smell of their resinous new growth filling the air, a fragrance so familiar and beloved that it makes my heart ache with love for my canyon home.

Beneath the shade of the silver skinned Alders grow tangled thickets of our native Wild Rose, Rosa woodsii, with its red bark, curved thorns, and delicately toothed leaves. A ubiquitous and abundant genus throughout much of the world, the rose has been known as an important medicine for thousands of years. Perhaps because of its beauty or due to in part to its wide availability, the rose has lost a great deal of its popularity as an effective herbal medicine in common times in much of the Western world. Nevertheless, it remains an incredibly effective herb that can be easily procured, is safe enough for elders and small children, and is remarkably multifaceted in its application. When rose is recognized in herbal medicine, the emphasis tends to be placed very firmly on the seedy red fruits known as hips, but in fact, all parts of the plant can be worked with medicinally, from flower to leaf to bark to root.

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Each May when the Wild Roses begin to flower, I walk barefoot along the river bank with my woven basket on my arm, searching for the perfect hedge to harvest from. As the morning warms, the sweet heady scent of the blossoms fills the air and pollinators flock to the roses in a drunken frenzy. More often than not, I’ll find myself so enchanted by the languid flight of fat bumblebees as they travel from flower to flower that I forget that I’m supposed to be gathering petals rather than gazing at intoxicated insects.

Part of what I love about the roses this time of year is that when our species flowers, it’s not only the blossoms that are aromatic, but the leaves as well. The small, and oftentimes overlooked, leaves can possess an enticing musky scent during this season, a fragrance that perfectly balances the delicate sweetness of the flowers. In my years spent working with the Wild Rose, I’ve found that the leaves have their own notable relaxant nervine effect that can greatly compliment the calming action of the flowers. This relaxant effect is most pronounced when the leaves have a strong scent. When these aromatic compounds are not present, the leaf tends to be more simply astringent, and as so often in herbalism, it’s important to employ one’s senses to know exactly when to harvest. There’s no replacement for organoleptic assessment when working with the plants, and each experience presents us with an opportunity to become more knowledgeable of and intimate with the healing herbs. With Wild Roses, I strongly recommend smelling and tasting your rose leaves at different times of the year, and of all the different aromatic species, (domestic, wild, or feral) that are available to you. Some species don’t seem to have such aromatic leaves, so it’s a good idea to compare and contrast.

I usually harvest leaves at the same time I do the petals, and also include the leaves in most of my rose flower preparations such as elixirs, honeys, teas, and tinctures. This helps the flowers go further, but also seems to make for a more complex and complete medicine overall. In food like preparations, I tend to use a somewhat smaller proportion of leaves, since the texture may not be as desirable in some cases. However, small amounts of leaves do taste lovely in infused honeys and similar preparations.

Roses may be best known for the Vitamin C content, which they certainly do possess, along with numerous other bioflavonoids that make their leaves, flowers, and fruits a wonderful source of antioxidants. And yet, this is hardly the extent of their medicine! In Ayurveda, the rose is considered a rasayana, a powerful rejuvenative tonic that is applicable to all constitutions in all seasons, which is a wonderful example of the multifaceted nature of rose as understood by traditional medicine for countless generations.

 

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I find Rose to be an especially valuable ally during our hot Summers in the Southwest, when Pitta disorders abound. Some indications that rose might be particularly appropriate include:

•  Feelings of overheatedness

•  Bloodshot eyes and/or nosebleeds with subjective feelings of heat, possibly accompanied by headaches

•  Heat rash and similar red rashes associated with heat or being overheated

•  Restlessness, irritation, and insomnia during warmer seasons or accompanied by feelings of being overheated

•  Strong or fetid body odor or breath not associated with organic disease, medication, or a particular food.

•  Hyperacidity, a sour taste in the mouth, and the inability to eat sour or acidic foods/drinks

•  Heavy menstrual periods with heat signs

Healing can sometimes be long term and difficult, but there’s no reason that it can’t also sometimes be delicious and pleasurable. The below recipes are two tasty ways to work with rose, the first being a traditional Ayurvedic rose conserve called gulkand, and the second being a tasty Indian drink that utilizes the gulkand in its preparation. Rose tastes so good that almost all of us can benefit from the joyful calm that the plant tends to trigger in people, so don’t save it only for when someone’s ill. Instead, stock up during the blooming season and utilize as desired!

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~ Two Rose Recipes ~

 

Gulkand: Ayurvedic Rose Conserve

Gulkand is one of the simplest rose preparations to make, and infinitely useful as a medicine, condiment, and straight up treat. This sweet Rose preserve can be used year round, but is especially useful for those hot Summers where excess heat results in short tempers, exhaustion, irritability, and insomnia. This is a great treat for people of all constitutions, but particularly appropriate for Pitta dominated folks or those dealing with Pitta excess disorders.

Ingredients:

•   1 part fresh rose petals (any aromatic species will work, wild or cultivated, just make sure they’re pesticide free)

•   1 part sugar

•   Spices to taste (optional) – I especially like Cardamom, Nutmeg, and Cinnamon in my gulkand. Cardamom is particularly beneficial when there are clear heat signs and the gulkand is being used therapeutically.

Directions

•   In a jar or similar glass container, place a layer of Rose petals down first, then cover completely with sugar. If including spices, add spices to the layers of sugar, or just blend the spiced directly into sugar before beginning the layering process.

•   Repeat until jar is filled, with sugar on top.

•   Cover, and sit on a sunny counter and shake daily. I don’t usually recommend keeping any herbal preparation in the sun, but in this case the sunlight seems to help release the rose flavor and create the proper consistency.

•   In 4-6 weeks, your gulkand should be ready!

•   Store in an airtight jar in a cool, dark place.

Eat by the spoonful, add to milk, use to top ice cream, or any other number of yummy treats.

 

Summerflower Lassi: Cooling Rose and Yogurt Drink

This is one of my favorite recipes from Indian cuisine, and something I enjoy each Summer during the hot months here in New Mexico. You don’t have to use rosewater, and it’s very good just using 3 parts water, 1 part yogurt, and the gulkand. However, for the ultimate rose experience, the rosewater adds another layer of delicate rose complexity to the finished drink. You can also float fresh or candied rose petals on the top of the lassi for a beautiful presentation and even more rose presence.

Ingredients

•  1 part (preferably homemade, but full fat yogurt if store-bought) yogurt

•  1/2 part organic rose hydrosol (rosewater)

•  2 1/2 parts water

•  gulkand to taste (see previous recipe)

Directions

Add each ingredient to a glass or mason jar and stir or shake well before enjoying chilled.

 

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New Roll Top Bottles!

Posted by Christine|14 June 2013

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Many of you have requested these over the years, so we are excited to finally add Roll Top Glass Bottles to our container offerings!

These 1 oz clear glass bottles come with a roll top applicator which is perfect for applying herbal oils, liniments, aroma oil or perfume blends, and even homemade deodorants. These bottles will come to you in three pieces: a 1 oz clear glass bottle, roll top applicator which snaps on and off of the bottle, and a black screw cap lid which fits over the applicator.

Visit our website here to see all of the bottling options that we offer for your homemade goodies!

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Photo Thursday!

Posted by Erin|13 June 2013

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Look what we found in our Employee Art Gallery!

These gorgeous wood pieces are all made from reclaimed materials and handcrafted by Angie, one of our awesome herb fillers. When she’s not weighing and bagging your order, she can be found at Shopdog Woodworks making unique cutting boards and animal furniture for our furry friends.

The art gallery gives our staff an opportunity to share their creations and connect with each other over one-of-a-kind beauty. Around the holidays, it becomes our own little marketplace. So many talented folks here at Mountain Rose – we sure are lucky!

 

Twitter Chat: Herbs for Men with Guido Masé

Posted by Erin|10 June 2013

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We are so excited to partner with Guido Masé of Urban Moonshine to celebrate herbal remedies for the men in our lives! Just in time for Father’s Day, we’ll be hosting a chat on Twitter covering a range of topics like male tonic herbs, herbal body care and hair tips, andropause, nutrient considerations and herbal supplementation, prostate health, aphrodisiacs, athlete’s herbs, and much more, plus a general Q&A! All are invited and welcome to participate in this herbal info sharing chat.

Guido Masé is a clinical herbalist, herbal educator, and garden steward specializing in holistic Western herbalism, though his approach is eclectic and draws upon many influences. Guido works clinically and teaches at the Vermont Center for Integrative Herbalism, holds the position of Clinical Herbalist on staff at Urban Moonshine, is a professional member of the American Herbalists Guild, and is a part of United Plant Savers and the American Botanical Council.

 

Men’s Herbal Health Chat with Guido Masé

Wednesday, June 12th 2013

5:30pm to 6:30pm PST

Twitter #mensherbs

 

If this is your first time participating in a chat on Twitter, here’s what you’ll need to do:

* Create an account on Twitter.

* Follow @MtnRoseHerbs and Guido @herbalist 

* Use the hashtag #mensherbs at the end of your message (called a Tweet) to join the talk. Hashtags are simply keywords preceded by a hash symbol (“#”) that makes them both searchable and linkable on Twitter. Clicking on and using these hashtags will help keep our chat organized and easy to follow.

* Hit reply to make a response and remember to add the hashtag.

 

Twitter Chat Prizes!

During the chat, Mountain Rose will select 3 winners at random to receive one of these special gifts:

 

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Prize #1: The Male Herbal by James Green outlines the medicinal uses of numerous herbs for male-specific issues, while emphasizing prevention and health rather than illness. This trusted herbal handbook, specifically for men and boys, covers physical and emotional health and is organized alphabetically by herb for easy reference with recipes.

 

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Prize #2Happy Man Tea is our all around tonic and balancer just for men! A tasty and healthy decoction created for Dad’s general health. Contains: organic Dandelion root, organic Eleuthero root, organic Burdock root, organic Marshmallow root, organic Hawthorn berry, organic Fennel seed, organic Nettle root, organic Oatstraw, organic Saw Palmetto, and organic Stevia. We will also include a Make Tea Not War mug and tea strainer!

 

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Prize #3 – Who doesn’t enjoy a little pampering? Enjoy a warm and woodsy salt bath soak with our Woodland Bath Salts. A wonderful way to relax overworked muscles and refresh after a long hike, strenuous exercise, or a day spent working in the garden.

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Join us this Wednesday evening on Twitter with questions ready for Guido and herbal recommendations to share for a chance to win!

 

Bookshelf News!

Posted by Christine|07 June 2013

We’re offering two new herbal books that make perfect additions to any collection!

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by Stephanie L. Tourles

Clean out your medicine cabinet and replace artificial commercial balms and liniments with all-natural handmade herbal remedies. Filled with 150 recipes that are easy to prepare from readily available ingredients, this book will help you take control of your well-being and stock your family’s medicine cabinet with your own custom-made healing remedies. From Coconut-Honey Bliss Lip Butter for dried lips to Lavender Ice to reduce pain and swelling, you will find what you need to soothe everything from backaches and blisters to insect bites and insomnia. Softcover, 320 pages, published 2012.

 

 

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Breverton’s Complete Herbal

by Terry Breverton

A modern day classic with more than 350 years of wisdom. This alphabetically arranged reference book is a reworking of Nicholas Culpeper’s classic The English Physitian and Complete Herbal which was first printed in 1653. From herbal remedies to home cooking, this diverse compendium describes 250 of Culpeper’s herbs and spices including Latin name and family, use descriptions, beautiful botanical drawings, and much more! Hardcover, 383 pages, published 2011.

 

Click here to find our complete list of books!

 

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    Erin is the Marketing Director at Mountain Rose and studied herbalism, botany, and ethical wildcrafting at the Columbines School of Botanical Studies. She spends her days making botanical illustrations, playing in the garden, creating culinary gems, and formulating medicine in the magnificent Oregon Cascades.
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