2013 Herbal Roots Calendar!

The 2013 Herbal Roots Wall Calendar is finally here! This delightful and educational calendar, beautifully illustrated by Herbal Roots zine creator Kristine Brown, is not only visually stunning, but is also a treasure trove of herbal education. Each month, you’ll enjoy an intricate watercolor and ink illustration of a different herb, such as blackberry, vanilla, peach, and more! Each illustration is accompanied by general information for the botanical including Latin name and common uses. This calendar makes a brilliant holiday, birthday, or “just because” gift for your favorite herbal enthusiast or for yourself! Calendar folds out to 11 x 17, is printed on heavy, glossy card stock paper and is white wire spiral bound. Printed in the USA.

Free Webinar with Aviva Romm Winterize Your Kids!

The good folks at LearningHerbs have done it again! This time they’re bringing you a FREE webinar on Thursday with doctor, author, herbalist, and midwife Aviva Romm to help you get the kiddos ready for winter colds, flu viruses, and infections. This free 90 minute class will cover the key guidelines for when to use natural or conventional therapies, basic safety considerations when using herbs, how to naturally boost immunity, and much more. This will be an incredible resource for anyone with children in their life! Plus, we have some organic goodies for you. . . To help you stock-up the home apothecary this winter, we’ll be giving away this selection of medicinal goodies to one lucky winner during the webinar! The prize includes Chamomile Tea, Quiet Child Tea, Winter Spice Tea, Elder Berry extract, Echinacea Purpurea extract, Chamomile extract, Lemon Balm extract, a lime green porcelain tea pot, Support Organic Agriculture Tote Bag, and a Celestial […]

Herbal Folktales for Fall!

Blackberry Celtic lore says that blackberries are fairy fruit and may bring bad luck to people who eat them. Blackberries were also considered protective against earthbound spirits and vampires. It is said that if planted near the home, a vampire couldn’t enter because he would obsessively count the berries and forget about the people inside.   Rosemary Rosemary is shrouded in history and folklore. From ancient Greece through the European Middle Ages, rosemary was thought to possess the power to protect against evil spirits. Sprigs were placed under pillows or burned as incense to ward off evil demons and prevent bad dreams. At funerals, fresh sprigs were tossed into the grave as a sign that the departed would not be forgotten. Even today, rosemary is offered as a symbol of love, friendship, and remembrance. In some parts of Europe, it was believed that if an unmarried woman placed rosemary under her pillow, her […]

Salted Rose Walnut Caramels

I absolutely love this time of year. People all over town are keeping warm and listening to the crackling sound of a wood stove, making home-cooked meals, and spending quality time with cherished friends and family. There is something about soft, chewy caramel that conjures memories of this wonderful season. I remember childhood days at the pumpkin patch with my family. These pumpkin adventures always seemed to include handfuls of sweet treats! Along with our pumpkins, my brother and I would carry small, paper bags filled with sweet, chewy caramel delights. To this day, fall just isn’t complete without a caramel or two, wrapped in festive wax paper. This cozy season offers a perfect excuse to spoil loved ones with this creamy, chewy, rosy treat!   Salted Rose Walnut Caramels Ingredients: • 3/4 cup heavy cream • 3/4 cup dried, organic rosebuds or petals • 1/4 cup local honey • 1 cup organic […]

Photo Thursday!

What a bunch of cute kiddos! Our dear friends at the Free Tea Party served up some of our delicious organic Mint Tea to students at Friday Harbor Elementary during a “Touch-a-Truck” event last week. How sweet is that tea party?  

Rosemary's Remedies Now Open!

We hope you’ve been enjoying the amazing kitchen remedy videos from the wonderful Rosemary Gladstar as much as we have this week! It’s been so inspiring to watch Rosemary create healing syrups, teas, and fire cider in her element at beautiful Sage Mountain – and we’re so excited to share more videos and recipes from the series with you! When we first partnered with LearningHerbs and Rosemary to create this first time ever collection, we knew it would be a true gift to herb lovers everywhere, but we didn’t know just how incredible it was going to turn out. After seeing Rosemary’s Remedies in full, our hearts swelled with joy. We are so proud to offer this beautiful and educational series to you, filled with Rosemary’s deep wisdom, energizing spirit, favorite recipes, stories, and more, from her mountain home to yours.   Get all of Rosemary’s Remedies now! Join us […]

Honey Onion Syrup Recipe from Rosemary Gladstar!

Come on a magical healing journey with beloved host and herbalist Rosemary Gladstar! We are so very excited to finally announce this special – first time ever – series of videos from Rosemary’s kitchen at Sage Mountain. We partnered with LearningHerbs and Rosemary herself to bring you her favorite recipes, like Honey Onion Syrup, stories, and so much more from the wilds of her mountain home. This is a true treasure of herbal history you won’t want to miss! We are so thankful to Rosemary for planting the seed that would grow into Mountain Rose Herbs over 25 years ago. As a teacher, healer, author, conservationist, and all-around inspiration, we are so blessed to now have her wisdom at our fingertips and we can’t wait to share it with you too. There has never been a video series that captures her brilliance and spirit until now. This unique collection […]

No-Bake Herbal Cookie Nuggets

I recently made these no-bake cookies for a camping and canoeing trip, and have been hooked ever since!  I really love how healthful, simple, and pure the ingredients are, and just how adaptable the recipe is.  You can completely customize it and add whichever nut butter, dried fruit, or other ingredients you have on hand.  These delicious nuggets are a perfect snack whether adventuring in the outdoors, gardening, bicycling around town, or working in the office.  They’ll satisfy your sweet cravings and children love them too.  I enjoy crumbling a few over organic yogurt with fresh fruit in the morning or atop sliced peaches with a light drizzle of organic maple syrup or herbal infused honey for dessert. Ingredients: 1 cup organic old-fashioned Oats 2/3 cup organic Coconut flakes – either raw or toasted* ½ cup organic Almond Butter, Cashew Butter, Peanut Butter, Filbert Butter, or other nut butter of […]

Herb Adventures at Faerieworlds!

 Mason is our Events & Outreach Coordinator at Mountain Rose Herbs. Eugene born and raised, he found an early interest in nutrition which eventually brought him to the world of herbalism. Mason attends fun events in the community and brings back the stories for us all to enjoy…     Last weekend, a few of us quested into the faerie-realm with organic herbal goodies to share. Mountain Rose Herbs had a booth at the magical and mystical event known as Faerieworlds. This enchanting carnival, located in our beautiful forested Eugene, hosts some 20,000 faerie folk each summer.     We served deliciously floral “Faerietale” sun tea to thirsty faire-goers during the weekend, had an organic tincture bar for sampling a collection of herbs from Echinacea and Skullcap to Damiana and Kava Kava, and misted perfumed potions like Rose Hydrosol and Aphrodite Aroma Spray to help keep us cool. As always, we also handed […]

Photo Thursday!

Ready to be enchanted? This wee sprite enjoyed the charms of our organic lavender flowers and sipped some Fairytale Tea during Faerieworlds last weekend! We’ll be posting more magical photos and tales from the fairy realm next week…  

Homemade Baby Powder

Look at that cutie pie! The summer sunshine brings fun outdoor play for little ones like Amelia Sage, in flower filled parks and backyards around the city. But along with this seasonal merriment also comes skin irritating heat and humidity. Thankfully, making your own baby powder is cheap, easy, and allows total control over what ingredients go on baby’s precious skin. Most commercial baby powders contain talc which is potentially carcinogenic, as well as artificial perfumes that can bother a child's sensitive respiratory system. Crafting your own customized powder only takes a few ingredients and can be put together in just minutes. Wonderful for irritated skin and diaper rash, this healing and soothing herbal baby powder recipe is 100% natural. You can also formulate a less medicinal "everyday" body powder by leaving out the goldenseal and myrrh powder. Either recipe can be lightly scented with a few drops of pure organic essential oil if you'd like – just keep in mind […]

Lemon Iced Tea Pops

Happy Summer Solstice! Today we get to enjoy the most sunlight we’ll have all year long and celebrate the beginning of summer. I’m so excited for what the season brings: potlucks, eating wild berries, camping trips in the mountains, tincturing fresh plants from the forest and the garden, and maybe best of all, swimming! As the days grow hotter, who doesn’t love a cold glass of lemonade iced tea? Imagine turning that refreshingly sweet and tart tradition into a frozen pop. Oh, yes! Tea pops are fun treats for hot summer days, only much healthier, totally customizable, and packed with herbal goodness you won’t find in store freezers. You can change up the recipe below with medicinal formulas too. These would be a great option for administering medicine to little upset tummies and sore throats. You can also make them using calming herbs as a before-bedtime-popsicle-treat, gently lulling kids to dreamland. Of course, adults love them too and […]