Making your own herbal salt offers a wonderful way to add herbs to every meal with just a sprinkle. It can also help you cut down on the amount of salt you use to season your meals, adding the benefit of a flavor, medicinal, or mineral boost, depending on the herbs you choose. Green with plant power, I like to keep my herbal salt in one of these beautiful salt jars on the counter next to my rainbow peppercorns for a fun burst of color in the kitchen. With such a variety of gorgeous salts and herbs to formulate with, these blends can be as inventive as your creativity can stretch. I've included a great basic recipe to follow below, as well as a list of other possibilities to consider for your special mixture. Feel free to use powdered […]
Here at Mountain Rose Herbs, sustainability is at the forefront of all we do. From our Zero Waste practices, support of forest grown medicinals, and commitment to organic agriculture, to organizing river project events, bike path cleanups, invasive plant removal, and native plant tending in our community, we revel in finding creative ways to give back to the Earth. We are excited to see what our online herbal community is up to this summer! How you are giving back? What you are doing to be more sustainable? Show us for a chance to win! How to Enter the Giveaway: Share a photo or video of your sustainable adventures on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, Pinterest, YouTube, or Google+ using #MySustainableSummer to spread the inspiration far and wide. Maybe it's a bikeable vacation, volunteering for a community project, an all-natural recipe you're creating, or a […]
It's time for the next recipe in our Summer Sale of 2015! When the power of the sun stings your skin, you'll want to reach for cooling astringents first. The herbs in this recipe are great at drawing out the heat before using an oil or cream. Since oil acts as a protective barrier on the surface of your skin, it can actually hold in the heat that you want to cool. This is why using tannic astringents is an important first step! You can even keep it refrigerated for an extra refreshing sensation. Ready to make some of your own? For the next two weeks only, you can stock up on select sizes of organic Spring Green Tea, Cleavers, Lavandin Hydrosol, and Aloe Vera Gel at 25% off!
We are so excited to announce that we've been working with the Non-GMO Project to verify a selection of our products as GMO-free! These ingredients have been chosen specifically because they're produced from plant crops that are known to be at risk of GMO contamination. Thankfully, most of the herbs and spices we all use for food and medicine are not in danger of industrial genetic modification at this time, so organic certification is our go-to for ensuring that our herbal goodies are grown without synthetic pesticides, fertilizers, GMO seed stock, or irradiation. Taking this commitment one step further, we listened to the herbal community's concerns and verified the following products through the Non-GMO Project. We'll be working toward adding more products to this list in the future, so check […]
Our summer here in the Pacific Northwest is turning out to be an early scorcher. With outdoor parties, festivals, and camping trips on the calendar, and temperatures already nearing 100 degrees, now is a good time to take extra precautions for your skin. Drinking lots of water and mucilaginous teas like this Hibiscus Berry Chia Tea to stay hydrated, slathering on some homemade sunscreen, and using a restorative skin serum to moisturize will help you keep a healthy glow. Of course, hats are helpful too! However, when the power of the sun stings your skin, you'll want to reach for cooling astringents first. The herbs in this recipe are great at drawing out the heat before using an oil or cream. Since oil acts as a protective barrier on the surface of your skin, […]
Click here to listen to the interview! What a journey! I just returned from the International Herb Symposium and my glowing heart is so full. After a gathering like this, I always feel truly blessed to be part of such a passionate, generous, wise, and fierce community of plant lovers. Folks from all corners of the world came together to share their medicines, their words, and their support of our growing herbal tradition. A wave of inspiration is surely rippling out from the energy that was created there. In the spirit of carrying this awareness on and sharing our resources, it was an honor to sit down with Rosemary Gladstar, Nicole Telkes of the Wildflower School of Botanical Medicine, and Mary Blue of Farmacy Herbs to discuss the trademarking of our herbal traditions […]
Hot days are here and that means grilling season is upon us! Like clockwork, I always start to crave that special hint of smoke from a backyard barbecue this time of year. With sunset dinners and summer parties on the way, now is the time to start exploring new recipes. This zesty, sweet, and spicy marinade is inspired by the flavors of Asia with ginger, garlic, chillies, and tamari in a base of citrus, vinegar, and a very special smoked tea called Lapsang Souchong. The leaves of this bold black tea have been placed over a smoldering bundle of spruce to infuse them with a unique smokiness that lends a subtle, yet rich flavor. It is wonderfully reminiscent of a campfire! Of course, this flavor profile makes it especially nice […]
How gorgeous is this Dragon's Blood resin bubbling like lava and streaming its enchanted perfume? Natural tree resins can be burned for incense using self-igniting charcoal rounds and a heat proof surface. These resins have been melted and enjoyed for their aromatherapeutic and spiritual benefits throughout the centuries. Not only dazzling to watch as they burn, these pure earthy scents are evocative of our ancient connections to divinity… Visit our shop to find Copal, Frankincense, Myrrh, Dragon's Blood, Charcoal Rounds, and more botanical burnables to enjoy!
We have all sorts of herbal treasures on sale for the month of May… Don't miss our special selection of sale items this month! Click here to enjoy 15-40% off selected sale items from Mountain Rose Herbs until 5/31/2015
Aromatherapist and author Kathi Keville shares the uses and herbal history of the beloved Rose as a healing aromatherapeutic plant. From lotions to bouquets, this flower has been used to calm us and to inspire love for thousands of years. Learn about uses for rose essential oil, rose elixirs, creams, and more! Looking for more information and rosy products? Rose Essential Oil Kit Rose Hydrosol Rose Skin Cream Rose Face Wash Rose Essential Oil Love Tea Aromatherpay: A Complete Guide to the Healing Art
Many of us au naturale gals forgo sticky chemical lipstick for a nice homemade lip balm. While always soothing and moisturizing, sometimes a little pop of color strikes your fancy and you want a hint of rosy tint. Thankfully, it is surprisingly easy to make a gorgeous pot of red lip gloss with a few simple ingredients. Alkanet root has traditionally been used as a dye plant for fiber arts, soaps, cosmetics, wood stains, and was even employed in the past to give cheap wine a deeper garnet color so it would appear to be higher quality (although, alkanet is not recommended for internal use as a food dye). This incredible color from the root is easily drawn out by oil, making it the perfect herbal choice for lip balms, gloss, and lipstick! While this […]
The heart of herbalism beats in Appalachia. Growing wild in these forested mountains is a root so valuable that decades of poaching and habitat loss has left it in dire need of our help. Protecting the wild is now in your hands. We are so proud to offer the first ever Certified Forest Grown American Ginseng (Panax quinquefolius). This new project brings us certified organic ginseng roots that were grown in their native ecosystem – the forested mountains of Appalachia. The plants are tended under the shade of the forest canopy, not shade cloth, allowing them to remain connected to their natural habitat. After 7 years of growth, the roots are sustainably harvested from these private forests by farmers who are dedicated to preserving this important medicinal plant. We […]