Monthly Archives: December 2016

New In the Shop: Certified Organic Angelica Root Powder

We are pleased to announce that, just in time for the new year, our Angelica Root Powder is now certified organic. This amazing plant is traditionally cultivated in Europe. We are ever mindful of our carbon footprint here at Mountain Rose Herbs, and when the opportunity arose to source this herb from a certified organic farm in southern Oregon, we jumped at the opportunity. This member of the Apiaceae plant family is closely related to Dong Quai, one of the most respected female tonics in traditional Chinese medicine. Angelica is also used in many formulations intended for female reproductive wellness. In fact, Angelica Root is one of the most respected birthing herbs in Western herbalism. This herb is also warming and stimulating to the lungs, and it can be a valuable ally during this time of year. While the entire plant has a tradition of usage, the resinous roots are […]

Recipe: Frankincense & Myrrh Hand Balm

I love this season of celebration. This time of year I'm often dreaming of chocolate truffles, forests covered in snow, and catching a glimpse of the Northern Lights. Making special foods, festive treats, and gifts while singing along with my favorite songs brings a glow of happy cheer to my heart—but my favorite part of the holidays is seeing the joy and excitement in other people as they unwrap the gifts I have made for them! This year I decided to create a rich and moisturizing balm to soften the appearance of rough dry skin, using the scents of sacred resins and trees that are often associated with this time of year.   Let's make our holiday hand balm! Ingredients: This recipe makes roughly 9 oz. of salve mixture. 1/2 cup organic olive oil 1/4 cup organic grapeseed oil 1/4 cup organic avocado oil 3 level Tbsp beeswax pastilles 1 […]

New in the Shop: Organic Lemon Thyme!

We’re having a wonderful time experimenting with our new certified organic Lemon Thyme in our holiday recipes! This deliciously aromatic herb is a member of the mint family. Lemon thyme resembles and grows just like English thyme, but its fresh citrus flavor quickly reminds you that you are in unchartered culinary territory! This wonderful herb can be used as a substitute in any recipe calling for lemon juice, lemon zest, lemon flavoring, or English thyme (if you are feeling a bit adventurous and desire a distinct citrus flavor in your dish). We love to use Lemon thyme in marinades for light proteins such as chicken, fish, or tofu. This versatile herb also has a history of being used therapeutically in teas or tinctures. Visit our online shop to view our entire selection of herbs and spices.

New in the Shop: Cast Iron Teapot Sets

Just in time for the holidays, we have two chic new cast iron teapot sets! The Gold Turquoise Teapot Set is beautiful and will add flair to any gathering. The teapot in this set is cast with a Tibetan motif — a must-have for that hard-to-shop-for tea lover. The Light Blue Teapot Set is stunning and elegant; perfect for that tea aficionado in your life. The decorative iron teapot features a cherry blossom design. In Chinese culture, the cherry blossom represents the divine feminine, and we think that a tea ceremony with loved ones is also a great way to honor Her and cultivate gratitude for the gifts that nature provides. These high quality teapots are designed to retain heat, and the interior has an enamel coating to prevent rusting. Both sets also include a matching trivet and lid, four matching 6.5 oz. cups, and a stainless steel tea infuser. […]

Our Facebook Page was Hacked

We are saddened to announce our Mountain Rose Herbs Facebook page has been hacked.  We currently are not able to access the page in any way. Multiple staff members have worked through the night and continue this morning to rectify this situation and stop the horrible posts. We are sorry and upset that our beloved customers and fans are currently subjected to the disturbing material posting outside of our control on our business page. Please know we will work continuously on this issue until it is resolved and that we so appreciate your goodwill and understanding. If you would like to unlike our page at this time, we understand. Please follow us on Twitter or Instagram to get our announcement about when our page is restored. Find updates on our other social outlets:  Twitter, Instagram and here on our blog. We think the world of our customers and are grateful for your […]

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2016 Winter Gift Ideas

We love being able to offer an array of goods that empower home herbalists and inspire homemade gifts, but sometimes even the best of us DIY folks are short on time. Here are a few ready-made ideas for you and the people you love. Want these gifts to arrive on your doorstep before December 25? Then make sure to order by next Monday, December 12! For the "I drink tea not coffee" person Have a friend or loved one who is tea-obsessed? We have two unique tea-inspired gift ideas too pretty to hide away in a kitchen cupboard. How about this quality cast iron teapot set decorated with festive gold flair? Or perhaps this contemporary glass teapot to match your tea lovers' modern aesthetic?   For the "I think I need a massage" person This permeating massage oil is one of our four new original blends of organic massage oils […]

Learn about Herbs with these books!

The Winter Solstice is just around the corner, and we are slowly adjusting to the mounting darkness. One of our favorite things to do this time of year is to pull up a comfy seat in front of the fire, brew a cup of our herbal tea, and curl up with a good book. We’ve got six new literary additions to our library that we think you’ll love: The Healing Kitchen contains over 140 recipes to boost the nutritional benefits of everyday foods. By bringing common herbs into the kitchen- rather than limiting them to medicines or remedies- we can enjoy their flavors while also reaping their benefits. Body Into Balance details how common medical conditions are actually clues to a deeper imbalance in your body, and that learning to read those clues is a key step in maintaining optimal health. Pure Soapmaking is an indispensable guide showing how to […]

Oregon Wild Matching Gift

Stand with Mountain Rose Herbs and Oregon Wild to protect the Rights of Nature! Donate Here In mid-November, I had the pleasure of hearing Winona LaDuke speak at the University of Oregon on the topic of The Rights of Nature. Ancient old growth forests, river ecosystems, and endangered species cannot cast a ballot or speak for themselves. They need our help to survive. Oregon Wild is working to protect and restore Oregon's natural treasures as a lasting legacy. More than ever before, Oregon's wildlands, wildlife, and waters need us to be their voice. Donate during the month of December, and Mountain Rose Herbs will match your donation dollar for dollar up to $5,000! "For over 40 years, Oregon Wild has worked to protect and restore Oregon's wildlands, wildlife, and waters — from standing up for native keystone species like gray wolves and sea otters to defending the last of our old-growth […]

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New Look: Certified Organic Massage Oils!

We are excited of offer our new Certified Organic Massage Oils exclusive to Mountain Rose Herbs. These unique blends are lovingly crafted in our body care kitchen from the finest organic ingredients. Our carrier oil bases are solar-infused with organic botanicals for two weeks and hand-blended with organic essential oils. Each oil comes packaged in a 4 oz. plastic amber bottle with a convenient flip cap. Wonderful for self-massage, sharing a candlelit moment with your partner, or incorporating into your professional practice, our organic massage oils have four original blends to choose from; all based on classic Mountain Rose Herbs formulas that have been with the company for over 20 years. Our Autumn Moon Massage Oil is comforting and grounding with a warming autumnal scent filled with cinnamon and vetiver. Celebrate your inner goddess with our Goddess Dreams Massage Oil. This blend combines orange blossoms, clary sage, and lavender to […]