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.
  • Pumpkin Spice Chia Pudding Recipe

Coconut Spice Chia Pudding Recipe

  Are you looking for a super healthful treat that's also decadent and satisfying? Maybe a dessert option that will be adored by all of your vegan, paleo, gluten-free, and sweet-tooth loving friends?  Well, this might just be the one! I love pudding, especially tapioca-style, but can definitely do without the loads of sugar, eggs, and dairy found in classic recipes. With creamy coconut milk, fragrant chai spices, a spot of honey, and that luscious texture from chia seeds, this recipe has become a fast favorite. Super easy to whip up, it's a great holiday party option too. Feel free to experiment with other flavor combinations that strike your fancy!          Coconut & Chai Spice Chia Pudding Ingredients: 1/3 cup organic chia seeds
 1 can of organic coconut milk
 13.5 oz of water
 3/4 tsp organic cinnamon powder 1/2 tsp organic cardamom […]
  • Crunchy Herb Roasted Chickpeas

Crispy Herb Roasted Chickpeas

  It's snack time! Garbanzo beans are one of my favorite legumes. Super versatile with a buttery texture, I love to toss them into soups, stews, curries, salads, or blend them into delicious hummus. However, I've recently discovered a new obsession… A few months ago, I noticed grocery aisles filling up with all sorts of new crunchy bean snack products. A lovely alternative to fried chips and processed puffs, these crispy, crunchy, roasted treats offer a crave-worthy way to enjoy the protein and fiber packed goodness of beans. So…with inspiration in my heart and a hungry belly, I started making these beauties at home. The recipe is incredibly simple and can be switched up with your favorite herbs and spices to create a never ending rotation of exciting flavors. A savory combination of green […]
  • Monthly Specials as Mountain Rose Herbs

Monthly Specials: What’s on Sale at Mountain Rose Herbs?

  Leaves are sailing on cool breezes and it's time to get cozy!  We're featuring some wonderful gift possibilities this month, like our Favorite's Essential Oil Kit and the AromaMist Diffuser. We also want to make time for self-care and herbal pleasures that uplift our spirits. Why not decoct some aromatic cloves and orange peel in a pot on the wood stove, sip a cup of Vita-Blend Tea, and curl up with a copy of Soap Crafting? Sounds dreamy.  We've got something for everyone this month!  Click here to enjoy 15% – 35% savings on some of our favorite products until 11/30/15!  
  • Easy Homemade Vanilla Extract Recipe

How to Make Vanilla Extract

Along with cinnamon and nutmeg, vanilla is a quintessential ingredient to keep stocked in the cupboard this time of year. With a delicate and deeply enchanting flavor that's instantly recognizable, vanilla imparts a soft creaminess to desserts and cocktails that is nothing short of pure magic. (How about some Spiked Vanilla Bean Cocoa and Chai Spice Oatmeal Cookies to experience vanilla bliss?) Making your own vanilla extract at home is super easy and can be used in any recipe that calls for store-bought. All you need are two simple ingredients and a glass jar, or a few cork bottles if you want to make holiday gifts for friends.   Why are vanilla beans so precious? Vanilla pods are the fruit of a stunning orchid (Vanilla planifolia) that's native to Central America. These ephemeral flowers open for just one day and each must be […]
  • Online Course: Taste of Herbs

Join us for the Taste of Herbs!

Have you been enjoying the Flavor Wheel we offered as a free download last week? It's such an incredibly practical tool for anyone learning about natural health and herbal remedies. We love it! Maybe it inspired you to look deeper into choosing the right herb for a specific person’s need? If so, we are excited to present a wonderful online course that simplifies that process and provides a roadmap for making these choices easier… It's called Taste of Herbs with Rosalee de la Forêt!   Want more details? Visit the Taste of Herbs website now to learn all about this fantastic online course . Enrollment is now open!  Questions about the Taste of Herbs course? Contact LearningHerbs here!  
  • Non-GMO Project Verified - Mountain Rose Herbs

GIVEAWAY: Celebrate Non-GMO Month!

  In celebration of Non-GMO Month, we want to spread the word about safe, sustainable agriculture!  We've been working with the Non-GMO Project to verify a selection of our products. 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 that we 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 products 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 products below through the Non-GMO Project and we'll be working toward adding more products to this list in the future! […]
  • Free Download: Herbal Recipes E-Book

Free Download: Herbal Recipe e-Book

  We have a special gift for you! Over the last few years, folks have asked us to create a book featuring our favorite herbal recipes from the blog. Your wish has been granted! We're so excited to offer this collection of recipes covering natural body care, herbal medicine, aromatherapy, homemade cleaning formulas, and healthy snacks for FREE. You will find so many wonderful inspirations for creating herbal gifts and easy tips for natural healing within these pages. Soon your cupboards 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 – all you need to do it click on the listed ingredients on each page. We hope you enjoy the e-book and look forward […]

New Podcast Episode: Street Medicine and Free Clinics

  Click here to listen! Sue Sierralupe is the clinic manager and lead herbalist for Occupy Medical, a free integrated healthcare clinic in Eugene, Oregon where she treats community members and advocates for access to healthcare. Sue joined us for the Free Herbalism Project, and in this episode from our event, she gives a brief history of the Occupy movement, the street clinic in Eugene, and the evolution of the herbal medicine movement in America. Learn how to set up your own clinic and which herbs to start with for successful patient care. Want to support the cause? Donate here! View Supplies Wishlist  
  • Free Herbalism Project featuring Ryan Drum!

The Free Herbalism Project featuring Ryan Drum!

We are excited to announce our next Free Herbalism Project event! The themes this time around will be all things fall – mushrooms and seaweeds! Join us in welcoming herbalist and seaweed expert Ryan Drum, PhD. from Waldron Island, Washington. We will also take a dive into the world of reishi mushrooms with local fungi educator Ja Shindler. Register now for these free herbal classes, free tea, live music, and help us fundraise for the United Plant Savers with your purchase of books, t-shirts, herbs, and other botanical goodies.     FREE HERBALISM PROJECT SUNDAY, OCTOBER 11th, 2015 Mount Pisgah Arboretum, Eugene, OR FREE ADMISSION $4.00 parking Click Here to Register for Free!     Lecture by Ryan Drum Medicinal Uses of Seaweeds, Internally and Externally Seaweeds offer a wide range of therapeutic possibilities both internally and externally. The term seaweed in this case refers only to macrophytic marine […]
  • Free Catalog: Mountain Rose Herbs

Our New Catalog is Here!

  Our new catalog for Autumn 2015/Winter 2016 has arrived! Conifers, fragrant roots, citrus, and spices perfume the breezes of fall and winter. With such abundance to celebrate, we're crafting gifts for loved ones and making medicine from this year’s bounty. We’re also ruminating on the connections that create community, the importance of shared traditions, and stewardship of the precious green beings that provide us with so much nourishment and healing. Our new catalog offers unique homemade gift ideas, herbal profiles, sustainability news, and specially curated botanical products that we hope you'll love.  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 […]
  • New Video: Hops Medicine with Susun Weed

New Video: Hops Medicine with Susun Weed

  Wise woman herbalist Susun Weed joined us at Mountain Rose Herbs for the Free Herbalism Project this spring. Next up in our video series, Susun explores the world of hops as food and medicine. Learn her favorite uses for this dreamy plant, check out our fun collection of recipes below, and find certified organic hops on our website.   Recipes with Hops! Hoppy Ginger Brew Calming Hops Tea Blend Hops and Spice Tea Blend Hops Rock Candy Hops Lemonade Shave Ice    Click here to watch the video!
  • Summer Recipe Sale: 25% off Citrus Bliss Lip Balm

Summer Recipe Sale: 25% off Citrus Bliss Lip Balm

It's time for the last recipe in our Summer Sale of 2015! As hot summer days turn into crisp autumn nights, and winter brings the season of gift giving, now is the perfect time to stock up on lip balm making ingredients! Fruity, fresh, and super moisturizing, this recipe will leave your lips feeling naturally soft at a fraction of the cost. You can also find these lip balm tubes or tins in our shop for your lip balm crafting needs. Enjoy!  For the next two weeks only, you can stock up on select sizes of organic sweet almond oil, cocoa butter wafers, lime peel essential oil, and sweet orange essential oil at 25% off!