Erin

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About Erin

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.
  • Rose Cardamom Eggnog Recipe - Mountain Rose Herbs

Herbal Holiday Cocktail Recipes!

Aromatic herbs and spices like sweet cinnamon, ginger, nutmeg, and vanilla define our culinary palate this time of year, and that goes for cocktails too. Thankfully, you don’t need to stock the cabinet with a fortune’s worth of pretty liquor bottles to enjoy these delights. Infusing your own spirits at home and making flavored syrups are easy ways to build ingredients for your home bar. It's fun to have a few specialty drinks on hand that will wow your guests when hosting parties. After all, tis the season for cups filled with cheer, making memories, and merriment! Here are 5 of my favorite herbal sipping treats for winter celebrations…     Rose & Cardamom Eggnog 2 super fresh, organic eggs 3 oz (by volume) organic granulated sugar ½ tsp organic cardamom powder 2 oz […]

Free Herbal Webinar!

Oooh, check this out! Our friends over at Learning Herbs are hosting a free webinar tomorrow night all about herbs for winter wellness. What a gift! You can sign up for free by clicking here!  

New Video: Elderberries with Rosemary Gladstar

We had so much fun wandering through the garden with Rosemary Gladstar last summer! A highlight of our day was when Rosemary spotted this towering elder swaying in the breeze. She shared lots of stories and passed down traditional knowledge about this important plant, as well as her favorite recipes using elderberries. (You can find organic elderberries in our shop by clicking here.) We hope you enjoy the video!   Looking for more elderberry recipes? Berry Rooty Syrup Fermented Elderberry Soda Elderberry Oxymel Even more elderberry recipes!    

Photo Thursday!

Alieta braved the rain today to warm folks up with mulled cider! She sampled out 200 cups of hot spiced organic apple cider along with recipe cards, and free bags of mulling spice made with organic herbs at the Kiva Grocery in downtown Eugene. Thanks to everyone who stopped by to chat! Want our Mulling Spice recipe? You can find it here!  

New Video: Essential Oils for Beginners with Kathi Keville

We have a wonderful new collection of YouTube videos with aromatherapist Kathi Keville! Kathi takes us through the top 8 essential oils you need to create a starter set at home. In this series, she teaches us about the emotional, cosmetic, and medicinal properties of Lavender, Rosemary, Geranium, Eucalyptus, Peppermint, and Tea Tree found in our Classic sampler, as well as Citrus and Marjoram essential oils. We are so grateful for the time we shared with Kathi and the amazing wealth of knowledge she brought to our community during the Free Herbalism Project. We hope you enjoy the videos too! Be sure to watch in HD 1080 for the best quality. Be sure to grab a copy of Kathi’s book Aromatherapy: A Complete Guide to the Healing […]

DIY: Cayenne & St. John’s Wort Salve Recipe!

This is a classic topical formula that can be used to help ease occasional aches and pains associated with activities like hiking and biking or to help warm up the joints when faced with the chill of cold weather. I like to keep this healing ointment handy during the active summer months and throughout the wintertime for just these reasons. Such great medicine! It also makes a wonderful gift that’s super easy to whip up. Simply rub into sore joints and muscles for a little relief, avoiding broken skin, as needed.   Cayenne & St. John’s Wort Salve Recipe Ingredients 4 oz St. John’s Wort infused oil 2 tsp organic cayenne powder 1/2 ounce beeswax or 2 Tbsp beeswax pastilles Directions 1. Using a double boiler, mix the oil with the cayenne powder and warm […]

Customer Survey: Share Your Feedback for a Chance to Win!

Photo Thursday!

This week was so much fun! We got to have a tea party photo shoot with one of our favorite little herbalists. Big thanks to Amelia (and her dad Mason) for sipping some organic Hibiscus High with us. More cuteness from this shoot coming soon…  

Our New Catalog is Here!

Our new catalog for Autumn 2014/Winter 2015 has arrived! As cool weather draws us near the hearth, we’re crafting gifts for the holidays, baking treats, and making medicine from this year’s bounty. We’ve filled these pages with new recipes like vegan gluten-free White Chocolate Coconut Bark, Rosemary Mint Elixir, and Herb Roasted Chickpeas, as well as unique homemade gift ideas, herbal profiles, and new products. As always, we print on post-consumer waste paper with eco-friendly inks so you can recycle the cover and compost the rest, although we hope you’ll keep it around for a bit or share it with a friend. You can also view the catalog online by clicking here! Want a FREE copy all for yourself? Request a new catalog here!  

Organic Spice Rack Giveaway!

Wow…you folks are the best. It was such a sweet surprise to find that we had reached 250,000 likes on Facebook today. We can’t quite express the deep gratitude we feel for the amazing support you’ve given us over the years. To celebrate our big milestone, we’re giving away an organic spice rack, just in time for your fall harvest feasts! Visit us over on Facebook to find out how to enter to win this amazing collection of Epicurean Organics seasoning blends, salts, peppercorns, and whole vanilla beans !    The Prize! All Purpose Seasoning Cajun Seasoning Caribbean Blend Celery Salt Chili Powder Blend Chinese Five Spice Blend Curry Blend Powder Garam Masala Blend Garlic Pepper Grilling Herbs Herbs de Provence Italian Seasoning Lemon Pepper Mediterranean Seasoning Mesquite Seasoning Mexican Seasoning Pickling Spice Pumpkin Pie Spice Seasoning Salt Thai Curry Blend Veggie Mix West Indies Rub Rainbow Peppercorns Smoked Peppercorns Red Alaea Salt Kiawa Smoked Salt Himalayan Pink Salt Black […]

Summer Recipe Sale – 35% off Summer Bliss Aroma Blend

This bright and uplifting essential oil blend is the perfect aroma to carry a little bit of summer into fall! Fresh citrus and a hint of floral sweetness will leave you smiling as you enjoy this light and lively scent combination as a body spray, room deodorizer, perfume oil, or diffuser blend. Have fun and be creative! Feeling inspired to mix it up? For the next 2 weeks, we are offering the essential oils in this recipe (select sizes) at 35% off! Now is the time to stock up on Jasmine Absolute, organic Lemon, organic Lavender, and organic Combava essential oils!       

Photo Thursday!

We had such a blast at the Free Herbalism Project! Here are two of our awesome customer service reps turned tea goddesses for the day. Miriam and Halsey brewed and served free tea for us during the gathering. Check out the Free Herbalism Project photo album here!