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New Video: Essential Oils for Beginners with Kathi Keville

Posted by Erin|22 October 2014

Essential Oils for Beginners with Kathi Keville - YouTube Series

 

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 Art and one of our Classic Essential Oil Kits to help you get started experimenting on your own!

Click here to watch!

Essential Oils for Beginners with Kathi Keville

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

Posted by Erin|21 October 2014

Cayenne & St. John’s Wort Salve

 

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 very gently. Allow to cool and then heat up again, being sure not to let the oil bubble.

2. Remove from heat and allow to sit and infuse for 24 hours.

3. The next day, strain oil through cheesecloth to remove excess powder.

4. Place herbal infused oil and beeswax into your double boiler and gently warm over low heat until the beeswax melts.

5. Quickly pour into tins or glass jars and allow to cool completely.

6. Salves should be stored in a cool location where they will remain semi-solid.

 

 

Photo Thursday!

Posted by Erin|02 October 2014

Drink Organic Tea!

 

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!

Posted by Erin|24 September 2014

Free Catalog from Mountain Rose Herbs!

 

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!

Posted by Erin|23 September 2014

Spice Rack Giveaway from Mountain Rose Herbs!

 

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 Lava Salt

Whole Vanilla Beans

The winner will be announced on October 1st!

Good luck!

 

Summer Recipe Sale – 35% off Summer Bliss Aroma Blend

Posted by Erin|12 September 2014

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

 

Summer Recipe Sale - 35% off Summer Bliss Aroma Blend

 

 

Photo Thursday!

Posted by Erin|11 September 2014

Free Herbalism Project

 

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!

Photo Thursday!

Posted by Erin|04 September 2014

Photo Thursday!  Mountain Rose Herbs Alternative Catalogue Cover!

 

Sneak peek!

We are so excited to announce that our new Fall/Winter catalogue will be in the mail very soon!

Often for us, the final step of catalogue production is capturing the perfect cover photo. Here’s a particularly fun moment we caught of our Product Manager and Certified Aromatherapist, Christine, sipping tea while lighting the shoot. Her joy in this photo is just so spirited that we had to share. Must be the magic of Peace Tea!

The final cover will be revealed next week, but you can order a copy to enjoy by clicking here!

 

Summer Recipe Sale – 25% off Creamy Cacao Hemp Milk

Posted by Erin|29 August 2014

Summer Recipe Sale - 25% off Creamy Cacao Hemp Milk

Making your own hemp milk is super easy and economical. Many of the alternative milks you find in stores contain weird thickeners and preservatives. Blending up your own allows you to have fresh, creamy, pure, and healthful hemp milk whenever you want it. No soaking necessary! You can also customize the flavor of your milk by using tea in place of the water – so delicious!

Ready to give it a try?

For the next 2 weeks, we are offering the ingredients in this recipe (select sizes) at 25% off! Now is the time to stock up on organic Hemp Seeds, Acacia Gum Powder, Cacao Powder, and Vanilla Bean Powder

 

Summer Recipe Sale - 25% off Cacao Hemp Milk

 

 

Flower Infused Ice Cream Recipes

Posted by Erin|25 August 2014

Flower Infused Ice Cream Recipes

 

Flowers bring a rainbow of joy to our world each summer. On those gloriously hot sunny days, what could be better than a cold, creamy, flower flavored treat inspired by the garden?

Now is the time to stop and taste the roses!

These ice cream recipes are not only super easy to make, they also taste like they’ve bloomed in a sweet tooth’s paradise. Perfect for late summer parties in the backyard, DIY wedding celebrations, or a sweet bite at sunset, these unique ice cream flavors are well balanced, without being perfumey, and are sure to charm the tastebuds.

 

Let’s gather an ice cream bouquet…

 

Vanilla Rose Ice Cream Recipe

 

Vanilla Rose Ice Cream

Ingredients:

2 cups organic half-and-half

1 cup organic heavy cream

½ cup organic sugar

1 cup organic rose buds or petals

1 tsp organic rose water

1 organic vanilla bean, split and scraped

Combine half-and-half, cream, sugar, scraped vanilla bean pulp, rose buds, and vanilla bean pod in a large saucepan and place over medium heat. Stir occasionally until the mixture just barely begins to simmer. Do not boil! Remove the mixture from heat immediately and allow to cool for a few minutes. Strain out the rose buds and vanilla bean pod. Pour mixture into a lidded container. Refrigerate overnight to allow the flavors to develop. Whisk in the rose water and pour mixture into an ice cream maker to freeze as directed. Once semi-solid, spoon the mixture back into a lidded container and harden in the freezer for at least 1 hour before serving.

 

Chocolate Lavender Ice Cream Recipe

 

Chocolate Lavender Ice Cream

Ingredients:

2 cups organic half-and-half

1 cup organic heavy cream

½ cup organic sugar

1 cup organic cocoa powder or cacao powder

4 tsp organic lavender flowers

2 tsp organic vanilla extract (learn to make your own!)

Combine half-and-half, cream, sugar, cocoa powder, and lavender in a large saucepan and place over medium heat. Stir occasionally until the mixture just barely begins to simmer. Do not boil! Remove the mixture from heat immediately and allow to cool for a few minutes. Strain out the lavender. Whisk in the vanilla extract and pour mixture into a lidded container. Refrigerate overnight to allow the flavors to develop. Pour mixture into an ice cream maker and freeze as directed. Once semi-solid, spoon the mixture back into a lidded container and harden in the freezer for at least 1 hour before serving.

 

Honey Chamomile Ice Cream Recipe

 

Honey Chamomile Ice Cream

Ingredients:

2 cups organic half-and-half

1 cup organic heavy cream

1/4 cup plus 2 Tbsp local honey

¼ cup organic chamomile flowers

2 tsp organic vanilla extract

Combine half-and-half, cream, honey, and chamomile in a large saucepan and place over medium heat. Stir occasionally until the mixture just barely begins to simmer. Do not boil! Remove the mixture from heat immediately and allow to cool for a few minutes. Strain out the chamomile. Whisk in the vanilla extract and pour mixture into a lidded container. Refrigerate overnight to allow the flavors to develop. Pour mixture into an ice cream maker and freeze as directed. Once semi-solid, spoon the mixture back into a lidded container and harden in the freezer for at least 1 hour before serving.

 

Jasmine Green Tea Ice Cream Recipe

 

Jasmine Green Tea Ice Cream

Ingredients:

2 cups organic half-and-half

1 cup organic heavy cream

½ cup organic sugar

2 tbsp organic jasmine green tea

2 tsp organic vanilla extract

2 tsp organic matcha green tea powder

Combine half-and-half, cream, sugar, and jasmine green tea in a large saucepan and place over medium heat. Stir occasionally until the mixture just barely begins to simmer. Do not boil! Remove the mixture from heat immediately and allow to cool for a few minutes. Strain out the green tea. Add matcha green tea powder and stir well. Whisk in the vanilla extract and pour mixture into a lidded container. Refrigerate overnight to allow the flavors to develop. Pour mixture into an ice cream maker and freeze as directed. Once semi-solid, spoon the mixture back into a lidded container and harden in the freezer for at least 1 hour before serving.

 

Scoop and enjoy!

 

Summer Recipe Sale: 25% Off DIY Infused Booze

Posted by Erin|15 August 2014


DIY Infused Booze - 25% Off Sale

 

Infusing your own spirits is an easy and economical way to dream up customized flavors for your favorite cocktails. You only need a few staple liquors, some glass jars, and whole dried herbs. Three of our favorite infusions are Chai Spiced Rum, Vanilla Cocoa Brandy, and Smoked Peppercorn Vodka! These versatile flavored liquors can be used to make exciting craft cocktails at home or for your party guests.

Feeling inspired to make a few bottles for fall celebrations?

For the next two weeks only, you can stock up on 8oz organic Firefly Chai, 4oz organic Smoked Black Peppercorns4oz organic Cacao Nibs, and 1oz organic Vanilla Beans at 25% off!

 

DIY Infused Booze - 25% Off Sale

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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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