I love the feeling of cool mist on my skin, especially when scented with flowers and citrus and earth. As a teenager, I collected bottles of perfume and reveled in the transformative magic that aroma inspires. Soft honeyed amber, light fruity florals, and spicy evergreen woods set the mood each morning before I adventured out into the world. What I didn't know then was that these aromatic experiences I treasured so much…were actually synthetic. When I learned the truth about commercial perfumes and body sprays, I was heartbroken. For years, I had been spraying myself with potentially toxic petrochemicals, some of which are known allergens and hormone disruptors. Isn't it interesting that the ingredients aren't listed on all of those pretty bottles? Transparency is not the industry's […]
We're celebrating summer's end with pure botanical bliss! Don't miss your chance to save big on these aromatic favorites. Stock up now to create your own body mists, diffuser blends, massage oils, perfume blends, hair care formulas, natural cleaning solutions, and so much more with high-quality organic essential oils and flower waters. You can find recipes for them all on the blog! Take 30% OFF this incredible selection of aromatherapy products including organic essential oils, hydrosols, diffusers, and candles! Labor Day Aromatherapy Sale Starts now through September 6!
Mountain Rose Herbs will double your donation to WELC in August up to $5,000! Imagine a large, noisy, diesel-powered vacuum cleaner that sucks up gravel and sand from a riverbed, separates out precious metals, and dumps the sediment back into the stream column. Such a vacuum cleaner exists and it is being used in the rivers and streams in Oregon in search of gold. Perhaps unsurprisingly, vacuuming up the contents of a riverbed can cause significant harm to river ecosystems and aquatic species, including salmon, steelhead, and bull trout. Suction dredge mining, a form of motorized mining, uses a diesel-powered pump mounted on a raft to suck the contents of a riverbed into a sluice where gold can be separated from gravel and sand. Placer deposits containing […]
We are excited to announce our next Free Herbalism Project event! Join us for an amazing lineup of free plant talks as we welcome Vermont herbalist Guido Masé and ethnobotanist Susan Leopold, PhD of the United Plant Savers. Registration is now open for this community event featuring a full day of free herbal classes (details below), free tea, live music, a plant sale, food carts, and more. Help us support the United Plant Savers with your purchase of books, t-shirts, herbs, and other botanical goodies in our Free Herbalism Project shop during the event! Register now and follow us on Facebook for more news and updates. We look forward to gathering with you! FREE HERBALISM PROJECT SUNDAY, OCTOBER 9, 2016 Mount Pisgah Arboretum, Eugene, OR FREE ADMISSION $4.00 parking Click Here to Register! Aromatics, Bitters, and Tonics: A Simple System […]
In celebration of Herb Day, we've created this free herbal medicine making e-book as our gift to you! Learn to craft tinctures, infused oils, herbal vinegars, salves, mushroom extracts, and more with this gorgeous guide. Soon you will be well-stocked with herbal goodness! To make it super easy for you to find the supplies you need, we've included links to all of the ingredients, tools, and container options within these recipes. Simply click on the listed supplies to find that item in our shop. We hope you enjoy the e-book and feel inspired to create these botanical formulas for your very own home apothecary. Let's honor and celebrate the plants growing all around us… Click here to view our free e-book!
Caramelly, salty, nutty goodness! I remember being wide-eyed and toothy-grinned with my little kid hands greedily tearing into that classic cardboard box. Crunching my way through the sticky sweetness of glazed popcorn and peanuts to the mystery prize hiding within, I reveled in the euphoria of this special childhood snack. You know what? It's been a while since I've indulged in this long-lost favorite. Plus, these days I do my best to avoid GMOs and processed sugars, which got me thinking! How can I make a healthier version that's just as satisfying as the original with organic cinnamon, vanilla, and a hint of spice? A recipe that's so good, you can sneak a little surprise inside and bring it to a ball game… I started with this beautiful organic heirloom popcorn from our […]
Can you believe that Mother’s Day is just a few weeks away? Let's take some time to celebrate those who've shown us motherly love over the years. She could be a close friend, aunt, grandma, mentor, or the woman who gave you life. No matter her role, these botanically infused gifts will surely express your gratitude for all she's given. From an organic spice rack refresh to a home spa pampering fest, here are a few of our favorite goodies for the special women that give us strength and make our days brighter… The Culinary Adventurer Does she love to get creative in the kitchen? Freshen up mom's spice rack with a set of new aromatic seasoning blends. Our entire collection is certified organic and includes a variety of classics like Pumpkin Pie Spice, Lemon Pepper, […]
Our new Spring/Summer 2016 catalog has arrived! Seeds are sprouting in the sunny soil as we begin another green cycle. We love spending time on our organic farms, surrounded by blossoming fields of herbs that are grown, harvested, and dried with great care. The healing vibrancy of color and aromatic bliss these plants offer infuse us with pure delight. We hope you’ll enjoy the herbal information, new botanical offerings, and fun recipes that fill these pages. Let them inspire you to try something new, make your favorite formulas with love, and prepare for the season ahead. 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 bright, spicy notes of bergamot orange perfuming rich black tea leaves, Earl Grey is a classic that's always en vogue. The aromatic oil from this special citrus fruit is complex with a clean floral spirit that pairs perfectly with the softer sweetness of lavender. Add a little honey, vanilla, and cream to marry it all together and wow…what an indulgent morning treat! The ritual of making a beautiful cup of tea infused with the uplifting scent of flowers and a mildly stimulating caffeine boost can easily elevate the mood. It might just replace your morning cup of coffee. Lavender is strongly aromatic and can be a bit overwhelming, so finding the right ratio is important. Feel free to adjust the recipe below to your liking…and then be prepared for an experience of tea […]
We're seeing matcha pop up everywhere! From fancy lattes and pastries to energy drinks and facial masks, this extraordinary green tea is trending thanks to its delicious flavor and many health benefits. So…what is matcha? This revered tea has been prepared, served, and enjoyed during traditional tea ceremonies in Japan for centuries. To produce this delicacy, the most tender young green tea leaves (Camellia sinensis) are harvested, dried, and ground to a fine powder. When you drink matcha, you consume the entire green tea leaf, which is alive with antioxidants and a nice kick of caffeine. Whether whisked hot in the traditional preparation or combined with milk and honey poured over ice, matcha offers a truly remarkable sipping experience. Enjoy the video! Where to buy: Certified Organic Matcha Tea Powder Bamboo Matcha Whisk Bamboo Matcha Spoon Matcha Recipes: Matcha Shortbread Cookies Green Tea Ice Cream Green Tea & Lavender […]
Traveling to the heart of the herb growing region of the Appalachian mountain range during harvest season, Jennifer Gerrity, our Executive Director of Operations, and Jacob Lauch, one of our Procurement Officers, had the incredible opportunity to meet with prospective herb growers interested in native plant conservation. This gathering of forest farmers was part of a growing movement toward the cultivation of woodland botanicals through the new Forest Grown Verification Program. The PCO Forest Grown Verification program provides a third party audit system for native medicinal plants grown in their natural habitat. These herbs are skillfully tended by stewards who propagate and care for the plants in a sustainable and ethical manner. Additionally, the program also audits wildcrafted stands to ensure proper collection practices are being used and long term natural expansion of these stands can take root. Professor Eric Burkhart from Penn […]
Swoooon…check out that gorgeous color! Turmeric is a tropical perennial plant in the same family as ginger, native to India, and cultivated throughout the tropics. Growing to a height of about three feet, it has beautiful lance-shaped leaves on alternate sides of the stem. At the base of the stem, there is a knobby rhizome somewhat resembling ginger with a vibrant orange glow. Turmeric root can be prepared as a tincture, encapsulated, added to tea blends and fire cider, or made into a topical paste. Boasting many benefits, turmeric has become very popular as an herb to help support normal joint mobility.* You can cook with it too! A wonderful ingredient in many savory dishes including stocks, sauces, curries, and spice blends, its distinct fragrance is mildly hot and gingery. The dried […]