Posted by|28 February 2014
These tasty Herbal Honey Spreads from our friends at Mockingbird Meadows are back in stock!
Allergency with raw Honey, organic Nettle, Pollen, Wild Yam, organic Eleuthero, and organic Orange peel.
Immuni-Bee with raw Honey, organic Elder berry, organic Astragalus, organic Echinacea, and organic Shiitake.
Inflamma-Bee with raw Honey, organic Meadowsweet, organic Cinnamon, organic Black Cohosh, organic Turmeric, organic Celery seed, and organic Anise.
Honey ZZZ with raw Honey, Hops, organic Skullcap, and organic Passionflower.
Posted by|14 February 2014
We are excited to introduce a new favorite for aroma crafters everywhere!
This intoxicating aromatic absolute is solvent extracted from the wood of Quercus robur. It has a rich smoky wood aroma, that is reminiscent of whiskey, with oaky vanilla undertones. This absolute is quite viscous and a little will go a long way in an oil blend. It’s mostly used in perfumery and can also be blended into therapeutic diffuser blends. The rich base note properties will round out a blend and weigh it down for a longer lasting aroma.
Oak is the quintessential wood that vintners utilize to bring flavor and color into a bottle of wine through the use of oak barrels or chips. It was once thought that these barrels were used to extract oakwood absolute. This may have been true at some point, but today this exquisite oil comes from virgin wood that is usually a waste byproduct from the local lumber industry.
Click here to learn more about this exciting new oil!
Please visit our website to see our full line of Essential Oils and Absolutes.
Posted by|07 February 2014
People have dried and smoked plants throughout history for a wide variety of reasons. Social bonding, recreation, medicine, and spiritual ceremonies have all shaped the history and ritual of smoking herbs. Mixtures can offer a variety of effects from calming the body and mind, to encouraging dreams, to helping transition out of a tobacco habit.
Our flavorful and relaxing Organic Herbal Smoking Mixture is blended with care in small batches and contains no synthetic ingredients or tobacco. We’ve chosen organically grown herbs that are gentle, tasty, smooth, and inspire tranquility. Ideal for rolling your own herbal cigarettes or enjoying out of a pipe, this all natural loose-leaf blend is a great legal choice, and an ideal alternative to tobacco cigarettes.
The 1/2 oz. size of this loose blend comes in a travel tin, so you can take it with you. The 4 oz. size comes in a re-sealable stand-up pouch, and the 1 lb. bulk bag is also re-sealable.
Posted by|31 January 2014
Exciting news! We’ve just added some new extracts that are lovingly crafted right here in the Pacific Northwest to our line of Herbal Extracts and Tinctures.
Extracted from the dried root of Lepidium mayenii, maca is a unique tuber with usage dating back to the mid-15th century. This root is a highly nutritious staple food, rich in carbohydrates, protein, and a variety of essential minerals. It is often used in its dried powder form, but is quickly becoming popular as an herbal extract and capsule.
Umckaloabo comes to us from the dried root of Pelargonium sidoides. This member of the geranium family is also referred to as South African Geranium, but should not be confused with the aromatic species Pelargonium graveolens. Umckaloabo is used to support a healthy respiratory tract, particularly during times of need. The herb can also support a healthy immune system.
Extracted from the dried bark of Corynanthe yohimbe. Yohimbe is a small evergreen tree native to central Africa. Yohimbine is the active constituent in this extract, and accounts for its stimulant and aphrodisiac properties.
Visit our website to view the full line of single and combination Herbal Extracts that we carry.
Posted by|24 January 2014
One of the newest additions to our line of pure essential oils is
Organic Combava Petitgrain Essential Oil!
This bright and uplifting essential oil is distilled from the leaf and twigs of the Makrut Lime citrus bush, Citrus hystrix. You might recognize this plant from the leaves used to season bowls of Tom Kha soup. The oil has a soft thick citrus aroma, with dry wood back notes. It has a strong, long-lasting aroma, which could be considered a lovely mix of lemongrass and petitgrain. The major constituent is the aldehyde citronellal, which leads to some of the notable properties in the oil. With anywhere from 58-82% citronellal, combava has a higher content of this constituent than citronella oil.
“Out of the Fog”
Combava Essential Oil Blend Recipe
This oil blend was inspired by all of the socked in fog and air stagnation that we have been experiencing over the last couple of weeks. Only within the last couple of days have we seen the sun! The combination of these oils is bright yet grounding. A perfect blend for the middle of winter.
Posted by|17 January 2014
While going through the Mountain Rose Herbs recipe archive for our latest catalog, we found new inspiration to craft these Organic Baby’s Bath Herbs!
This herbal bath blend has a sweet floral aroma that is calming for both infants and adults. Adding herbs to your little one’s bath is a gentle way to absorb the healing properties of these soothing botanicals. These loose bath herbs come with a reusable muslin bag, so you are free to add as much or as little of this aromatic blend to a bath as you wish. The filled bag also makes a gentle washcloth for sensitive skin, or a delightful squishy toy to play with as your kiddo splashes around.
Posted by|10 January 2014
We’ve just added an exciting new salt to our Epicurean Organics line of gourmet culinary ingredients!
Kiawe Smoked Sea Salt: Kiawe (kee-ah-vey) is a tree unique to the Hawaiian Islands that has naturalized over time from mesquite trees brought over in the early 1800s.
This delight is made with pure Hawaiian sea salt that is slowly cold smoked over Kiawe wood chips. The smoke from this naturalized mesquite tree creates a distinctively sweet smoky flavor that makes a tasty addition to savory protein-based dishes. You should also try some in your next brine, or add it to your favorite vegetable dish.
Available in either a glass bottle with shaker top (shown above) or in bulk.
Visit our website to see our full line on Culinary Salts!
Posted by|03 January 2014
Through an exciting partnership that has been long in the works, some of our favorite organic chili pepper products are now Fair Trade Certified through IMO and the Fair For Life program! We are thrilled to be able to bring these to you and to support this wonderful organic farm:
Unlike traditional Fair Trade programs that merely certify products, the Fair For Life program is much more thorough because it reviews Mountain Rose Herbs from top to bottom to evaluate and audit our working conditions, labor practices, environmental programs, social benefits, and our company’s transparency. Not only does the Fair For Life program certify our entire company, but it also reviews and monitors the origins of our products to ensure complete compliance with the program. You can visit our website to learn more about the Fair For Life – Fair Trade Program and view a copy of our Fair Trade Certificate. Enjoy the peppers!
Posted by|20 December 2013
We are thrilled to announce that all of our extracts and tinctures are now Kosher Certified through Earth Kosher! Inspections are preformed throughout the year under the supervision of Rabbi Zushe Blech and Rabbi Zecharyah Tzvi Goldman. These inspections include our facilities, processing and handling methods, product packaging and labeling, and point of origin for our kosher materials. We are proud to offer one of the nation’s largest lines of kosher herbs, spices, teas, and oils and we are honored to be affiliated with Earth Kosher who share our philosophies concerning organic quality and the planet we all share.
Click Here to view more information on our Kosher Program and to view our Kosher Certificate.
Posted by|13 December 2013
Posters are a wonderful way to gift the beauty of nature – especially when the world is covered in frost. These unique botanical identification posters look gorgeous when framed and make a nice addition to any office, home, or child’s room.
Printed in the USA on recycled stock, each plant and flower is captured in precise detail, creating a visual oasis into the forest. Helpful for learning the plants around you or simply to admire the beauty of familiar green friends, these gorgeously illustrated posters will inspire thoughts of spring throughout the year.
The Native Wildflowers poster was created by the award winning artist and naturalist John C. Pitcher of Vermont. This poster features species common from the Carolinas west to Chicago and north into Canada, plus 12 that are found across the US. Measures 18″ x 24″
Posted by|06 December 2013
Diffusing essential oil blends is a fun and natural way to spread yummy aromas throughout any space. Those expensive, synthetically perfumed candles can be tempting with their bright colors and promises of candy canes, apple pie, and evergreen cheer, but diffusing pure essential oils at home or work is a wonderfully natural way to scent a room with seasonal aromas. I hope these holiday inspired blends bring a smile to your face!
Peppermint Surprise Essential Oil Blend
Heavy sweet floral aroma with sparkling peppermint!
Oh Christmas Tree Essential Oil Blend
Classic evergreen aroma.
Vanilla Spice Essential Oil Blend
Vanilla cream mixed with cinnamon goodness.
Blending Directions and Tips:
Add all essential oils to a glass bottle. One 1/4 oz bottle will hold any of these blends. Screw cap on tightly and invert the bottle to blend the oils. Do not shake! Allow the blend to sit for a couple of hours, smell test, and make any adjustments to your liking.
Vanilla Absolute is a very thick oil. The container can be placed in a bowl of hot water to make it easier to work with. This will not effect the aroma and the oil with thicken again as it cools. It may be easier to use a measuring spoon for this oil.
Fill your essential oil diffuser reservoir with water. Add 5-6 drops of the essential oil blend. Light a tea candle in the base of your diffuser and enjoy as your space fills with the yummy aroma! If you are using an Electric Diffuser or our new Ultrasonic Diffuser, please follow the included directions. (The diffuser pictured is our Ceramic Diffuser, which is made in the USA).
Visit our website to see our full line of essential oil diffusers.
Posted by|29 November 2013
The holidays are here again and what a truly wonderful year it has been! To help you along with your holiday gift planning, here’s a little list featuring some of our favorite herbal goodies. From the DIY enthusiast to the last minute shopper, we have a wonderful selection of botanical gifts for you to share with the ones you love. What could be better than the gift of health and healing?
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For Tea Lovers
This BPA-free Tea Glass Infuser is the perfect way to take loose leaf tea on the go! Featuring the Mountain Rose Herbs logo, and easy to use, this 12.85 oz (1.5 cup) travel infuser keeps your hands cool and your tea hot. Each glass has a durable poly exterior, glass interior, and comes with a leak proof removable stainless steel screw-on tea strainer and water tight screw-on lid. Complete with brewing instructions, care, and safety guidelines. Watch our video here!
From our delicious herbal blends to classic caffeinated favorites, you can find the perfect tea for anyone in your circle. For those who need a little kick, we have an extensive selection of Black, Green and White loose-leaf teas, with our newest additions including Mint Chocolate Mate, Green Sunrise, and Vanilla Black.
We also have a large selection of caffeine-free Organic Herbal Loose-Leaf Teas that are handmade in small batches to ensure the highest quality, flavor, and freshness. Some of our favorites include Hibiscus High, Firefly Chai, and Winter Spice. The little ones in your life may enjoy a nice cup of Quiet Child, Fairytale, or Lemon Tea.
Watching these gorgeous hand-sewn tea buds blossom into delicious works of art is a true wonder to behold. Crafted in remote gardens of China’s Yunnan province, young certified organic tea leaves are picked in early morning, flattened, and sewn with cotton thread into bundles with fragrant flowers. Best enjoyed in one of our Glass Tea Pots, so you can watch this unique gift unfurl.
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These sampler kits contain some of our favorite and most popular oils for blending and diffusing. Packaged in beautiful 100% post-consumer waste gift boxes, these kits are an economical way to explore a variety of oils without the commitment of a larger size. Choose from: Chakra Blends, Favorites, Classic, Lovers, and Rose.
Diffusers are a practical, effective, and convenient way to enjoy essential oils in your home or office. Our Ceramic and Soapstone Diffusers utilize the heat from a tea light candle to fill a room with enticing aromas and a warming glow. Terra Cotta Pendent Diffusers are a wonderful way to scent you car or a small area naturally (they also fit well in a stocking). Our newer Ultrasonic Diffuser utilizes a ceramic plate to create a steady, silky plume of essential oil into the air.
These handcrafted oil blends and sprays make wonderful natural perfumes and body fragrances. Blended in small batches here at Mountain Rose, these enticing scents are hard to resist. The aroma oils are made with pure plant resins and essential oils in an organic jojoba oil base and the sprays are formulated with high quality flower waters, witch hazel extract, and pure essential oils – nothing synthetic!
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Pamper with Natural Bath and Body Care
Our handcrafted Facial Washes are certified as made with organic aloe vera and organic extracts, and the castille soap that we use is certified as made with organic oils. These all natural botanical facial washes are mild enough for any skin type and lightly aromatic for a refreshingly clean experience. They make a wonderful body wash too! Our facial wash contains no synthetic ingredients, perfume oils, preservatives, or harmful chemicals, and we make them in small batches to ensure the highest quality for bathing bliss. Choose from Lemon Facial Wash or Rose Facial Wash.
These luscious body butters are crafted by our friends at Wild Carrot Herbals, and make a decadent gift for yourself or a loved one. Choose from Citrus Sunrise or a warming Ginger. Each comes packaged in a reusable glass jar with two-piece lid.
From Fawn Lily Botanica, comes these artisan bars of soap. These cold processed soaps are cleansing, yet gentle, soothing, nourishing, and moisturizing. At a generous 5 oz, these bars make a long lasting gift with 5 amazing botanical combinations to choose from: Chai Spice, Ginger Honey, Lemongrass and Matcha, Soothing Herbal, and Woodland.
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Let your loved ones choose their own botanical treats with a Gift Certificate! The recipient of your gift card can choose freely from all the lovely items available at Mountain Rose Herbs. Each gift certificate comes with a complimentary card, which we will fill out and include with the order if you’d like. Available in $25, $50, and $100 quantities.
Wishing You Happy Holidays!