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Learn about Herbs with these books!

The Winter Solstice is just around the corner, and we are slowly adjusting to the mounting darkness. One of our favorite things to do this time of year is to pull up a comfy seat in front of the fire, brew a cup of our herbal tea, and curl up with a good book. We’ve got six new literary additions to our library that we think you’ll love: The Healing Kitchen contains over 140 recipes to boost the nutritional benefits of everyday foods. By bringing common herbs into the kitchen- rather than limiting them to medicines or remedies- we can enjoy their flavors while also reaping their benefits. Body Into Balance details how common medical conditions are actually clues to a deeper imbalance in your body, and that learning to read those clues is a key step in maintaining optimal health. Pure Soapmaking is an indispensable guide showing how to […]

  • Zero waste tips for buying less & celebrating more!

Zero waste tips for buying less & celebrating more!

The holidays are the most giving and generous time of the year. They are also the most wasteful. Between Thanksgiving and New Years, Americans throw out about 25 million tons more trash than normal — a 25 percent increase over the rest of the year. We can change that! Here’s a list of suggestions to help you celebrate the holidays, or any special occasion, while making the planet happy: Make a gift using upcycled material. This one is near and dear to our hearts. You knew that, right? Not as crafty as you’d like to be? Bake a treat or invite your friends over for a lovely home-cooked meal. They can return the favor by making it a potluck party. Donate in someone’s honor. Your loved ones are as concerned about conserving resources as you are, right? You can honor them and give back to the planet by donating to […]

  • Make Your Own Candles: Beeswax and Carnauba Wax

How To Make Natural Wax Candles

Candles are wonderful tools and delightful additions to any space, especially as fall and winter bring chilly darkness to our days. This flickering source of light adds natural ambience to a cozy room, or a comforting feeling of warmth while you read a good book. They can be used to heat essential oils in a diffuser, or be lit to set the mood during a special dinner with your sweetie. Homemade candles are easy, fun, and affordable. Not only are they the perfect project for craft night, candles also make the sweetest holiday or birthday gifts for just about anyone. Plus, you can be really creative! While making candles is mostly just melt and pour, you can also formulate a blend of essential oils to create a special scent.  Here are some things to consider before making your candles…     Beeswax: Beeswax candles are a favorite among many folks for the naturally sweet, honey-like smell that beeswax produces when burned. It also burns slowly, which is something […]

  • Mountain Rose Blog

Introducing…The New Mountain Rose Blog!

You may have noticed a few changes here on our Mountain Rose Blog…maybe you noticed some BIG changes? We’ve been working hard to create a better blog experience for our wonderful readers and followers—from the photos to the readability of the text. Same wonderful recipes and educational articles, but hopefully, you’re finding it much easier to search, navigate, and learn! You can now jump over to our website to find items and herbs by clicking “Mountain Rose Herbs” across the top menu bar. You can also arrange how you view this blog to suit your needs by choosing the drop-down menu under “Blog View” (experiment and see what you like best or what works best for the device you're using.)     You can search by categories, or plug in the name of a post, recipe, or specific herb using the search bar to bring up a list of relevant results. […]