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DIY: Thieves® Herbal Hand Soap

Posted by Alieta|15 April 2014

 DIY: Four Thieves® Liquid Hand Soap

 

I’ve been making a lot of liquid soap blends for around the house this week, much more than usual because we just moved!  With the move came an extra bathroom which meant, yep, I needed more soap. I love using Castille Soap in as many ways as possible, it lasts forever, and is an affordable natural product. I’ve used it on my hair as shampoo, as dish soap, and as a general house cleanser. I learned that diluting it is the best way to go and adding other ingredients like essential oils can create fun scents or extra anti-microbial action.

This week while I was playing with castille soap and my favorite blends from our Spring Aroma Sprays blog it dawned on me just how wonderful the Thieves® blend would be for a hand soap!  The lingering warm and spicy blend of cinnamon, cloves, and cleansing lemon and eucalyptus are sure to please guests and help keep my home healthy and happy.  This blend is full of powerful herbs that legend tells us held strong even against the plague!  That is exactly the sort of force I want in my hand soap — and dish soap too!  For this hand soap blend, I also added a tiny bit of vegetable glycerin, feel free to add more if you like your hand soap more moisturizing. I found just 1 Tablespoon in an 8oz container worked wonders!  My hands were smooth and soft and smelled amazing!

 

What you’ll need:

8oz container - or you can reuse an old container!

Soap/Lotion Pump

1oz container (travel size)

2 1/8 cups distilled water

5 Tbsp organic Liquid Castille Soap

2 Tbsp organic Vegetable Glycerine *optional

Pitcher for blending essential oils

 

Essential Oils

This essential oil recipe will bring you to a total of 120 drops, which is enough essential oil blend to make two 8oz bottles of herbal  hand soap, plus two travel size herbal hand soaps to store in your purse or in the glove box of your car.

40 drops organic Clove Essential Oil

35 drops organic Cinnamon Leaf or Bark Essential Oil*

20 drops organic Lemon, Orange, or Grapefruit Essential Oil

15 drops organic Eucalyptus Essential Oil

10 drops organic Rosemary Essential Oil

*If you have Cinnamon Bark at home, that will work fine for non-sensitive skin – however, Cinnamon bark is very strong and may cause irritation if using on the skin, so reduce the amount by half. I went with CInnamon Leaf for a more delicate hand soap.

In a medium pitcher or small bowl mix together distilled water, liquid castille soap, vegetable glycerin if you are using it, and your blend of essential oils.  Stir lightly, don’t agitate too much or you could be quickly consumed by bubbles! Using a funnel, fill your two 8oz bottles and lastly your two 1oz travel size bottles!

The castille soap will give you the suds necessary to really scrub off any dirt or grime you may get on your hands this spring season, and the wonderful blend of antiseptic essential oils will leave you feeling that much more refreshed and cleansed.

 

 * Essential oils are highly concentrated, strong, and powerful liquids that can be harmful if not used carefully and properly.  This is an especially potent blend of essential oils which could cause irritation when applied to the skin, even in diluted amounts. We advocate caution when using them, and do not recommend using essential oils internally.  Please keep essential oils out of reach of children. We do not advocate usage of this recipe on babies, toddlers, or children.

DIY: Four Thieves® Liquid Hand Soap

Thieves® is a registered trademark of Young Living Essential Oils, LC. Mountain Rose Herbs is not affiliated with Young Living Essential Oils, LC in any way.

 

New Henna Packaging!

Posted by Christine|11 April 2014

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Our Henna has a new look!

Henna is a natural plant-based coloring application for the hair that is made from the powdered leaves of the desert shrub Lawsonia inermis. Other botanicals such as Indigofera sp. and Cassia obovata are added to the Lawsonia to create different henna colors. We offer 6 beautiful henna shades created from these botanical combinations. Choose from: Black, Dark Brown, Medium Brown, Light Brown, Mahogany, and Red. 

Our new 6oz size comes packaged in a reusable and recyclable tin. The 1lb bags of henna now come in a reclosable stand-up kraft bag that is compostable once the zipper is removed, and our 5lb bulk bag is still available. Each henna product that you purchase comes with our Guide to Proper Henna Use, complete with instructions and helpful tips.

Visit our website to view a color chart and learn more about how Henna colors are produced.

 

DIY Spring Aroma Sprays

Posted by Alieta|25 March 2014

Spring Aroma: Out to Play

 

Spring is upon us and with it comes many adventures from cleaning out all the nooks and crannies of your home to long road trips exploring faraway trails.   When I’m coming out of winter blues I need something to help reawaken my spirits, refresh my mind, and help me smell wonderful on the go!  I sat down with our lovely aromatherapist Christine Guerts to put together some spring aroma blends for each moment of this blossoming season.

Each of these recipes produces just a small amount, a test batch let’s say. If you have been dabbling your toes in the aromatherapy world, this will be a fun opportunity to play around with making a small test batch and then multiplying it for a recipe of your choice.  Below each of the recipes is a suggested use for the blend – by no means are those suggestions the limitations of this scent!  Enjoy them however you’d like, use each recipe in a different way, or try all of the blends and pick your favorite to use in all of these recipes.

Recipe 1: Out to Play

A sweet and playful blend bound to excite the senses.  Benzoin is a cost effective replacement for vanilla in recipes and excellent for gentle DIY skin care products. The fruity carrot seed and sweet orange combination make this an exciting and delightful blend, perfect for wearing on your body, especially during sunny adventures!

Ingredients

4 drops organic Benzoin essential oil

4 drops organic Sweet Orange essential oil

3 drops organic Carrot Seed essential oil

Suggested use: Great as a solid perfume or mixed with jojoba oil in a roll top bottle which can be found here.  If you want to make a solid perfume, you can follow our balm base recipe here and simply replace the organic essential oil blend with the Out to Play recipe, multiplying the ingredient measurements above by 7.  If blending for a roll top bottle, make sure your essential oil blend doesn’t constitute more than 1-2% of your total blend.  This means in a 1 oz bottle you would want no more than 6-12 drops of essential oil. If you have questions or want to learn more about converting drops to ml to oz you can check out our handy conversion guide!

 

Spring Aroma:  Soft Cleansing

 

Recipe 2: Soft Clean Breeze

This is a soft smelling and cleansing combination of powerful citrus laced with the delicately spicy nutmeg, topped off with a touch of fresh fir needle.

Ingredients

5 drops organic Lavender essential oil

6 drops organic Grapefruit essential oil

4 drops organic Fir Needle essential oil

1 drop organic Nutmeg essential oil

Suggested use: This blend will work great as an air freshener.  A perfect way to diffuse essential oils in your car is by using one of our Terra Cotta Pendant Diffusers. Simply place a couple drops of this blend onto a pendant and enjoy the luxurious car scents for weeks to come!

 

Recipe 3: Awakening

A wonderfully sharp and penetrating combination of petitgrain, uplifting rosemary, with balancing and energizing eucalyptus. Great for pulling your spirits right out of that winter muck.

Ingredients

5 drops organic Petitgrain (combave or regular) essential oil

3 drops organic Rosemary essential oil

2 drop organic Eucalyptus essential oil

Suggested use: Drip oils together in a glass spray bottle and mix by rolling the bottle between the palms of your hands. Pour 1 oz organic witch hazel extract to the top of the bottle and shake well. Spray in the air or on the body when in need of a smile.

 

Recipe 4:  Spring Flowers

A royal blend of floral scents because nothing says “spring!” like blossoming flowers! If you are lucky enough to have both of these luxurious essential oils around your house, get ready for a treat.  If you have one or the other or don’t want to overindulge on your essential oil collection, you can replace lavender for either of these floral oils to create an impressive scent, sure to please guests from far off lands.

Ingredients

4 drops organic Neroli essential oil

2 drops Jasmine Absolute esssential

Suggested use: In a diffuser of your choice, add 1-2 drops at a time of the blend and diffuse per the instructions. Enjoy!

 Spring Aroma:  Awaken and Floral blends

Pin Party Giveaway!

Posted by Kori|24 March 2014

 

My Herbal Spring Giveaway by Mountain Rose Herbs!

 

The sun is shining, the days are warming, and we’re ready to make a plan for a very herbal spring! We invite you to join us for a Pin Party over on our Mountain Rose Herbs Pinterest page and we can all pin and plan together for the season ahead.

Whether you are inspired to plant an herb garden, create some soothing body care recipes, craft your own herbal medicines, or bake the most delicious cookies ever, all you have to do is follow us on Pinterest, create your own Pinterest board titled #MyHerbalSpring (don’t forget the hashtag: “#” at the beginning), and then just start pinning! Be sure to include #MyHerbalSpring in the description of each pin and pin at least 10 different projects, recipes, or ideas.

We’ll be pinning too, so feel free to check out our Mountain Rose Herbs board for inspiration. On April 7th, we’ll choose three winners randomly and share awesome prizes including one of our Tea-To-Go Glass Infusers with Hibiscus High tea, an Herbal Facial Kit, and a $50 gift certificate! That gives us all plenty of time to enjoy the herbal pinning inspirations.

Let’s start pinning!

My Herbal Spring Giveaway by Mountain Rose Herbs!

Herbal Dry Shampoo Powders

Posted by Kori|17 March 2014

DIY Herbal Dry Shampoo Powders

 

There’s been a bit of talk lately — even in the mainstream — about how to use less chemical heavy hair care products. We’ve shared some no-poo recipes, hair rinses, and hot oil treatments here over the years and continue our quest to provide organic, good-for-your-hair options for those of us who want to look and feel fabulous without pouring toxic chemicals on our heads and into the water table.

Dry “shampoos” are not at all new. Created to work without water, there has been a long history of people using powdered herbs, grains, and clays to remove excess oil and dirt build-up. These natural ingredients absorb the oils and remove it when brushed out—without causing damage to the hair or scalp. Dry shampoos can also be a good option for folks who want to shampoo once or twice a week, using the powders in between washings to keep hair fresh, soft, and manageable.

Recently, a national television host commented on a story about a woman who had gone totally “no poo” for several years, saying that the woman surely must stink because she didn’t use commercial products.  Perhaps this television personality has never experienced the incredibly clean scent of organic lavender or the warm earthy aroma of organic rosemary and bergamot? Plus, these natural plant ingredients also offer properties beneficial to hair growth and general hair health.

I’ve created two different powders, one for lighter hair colors and one for darker hair colors (made with cocoa or carob powder), but you can make adjustments to suit your needs. No worries – these powders become invisible once applied, so you won’t look as if you fell into a giant sack of flour as you go through your day! They are also a great option for camping trips and outdoor festivals.

 

DIY Herbal Dry Shampoo Powders

 

Organic Lavender & Sweet Orange Shampoo Powder

½ cup organic arrowroot powder

½ cup French green cosmetic clay

1 Tablespoon organic oatstraw powder

1 Tablespoon organic lavender flower powder

1 Tablespoon organic chamomile powder

10 drops each organic Sweet Orange and Lavender essential oils

 

DIY Herbal Dry Shampoo Powders

 

Rosy Rosemary Cocoa Shampoo Powder

½ cup organic arrowroot powder

¼ cup baking soda

½ cup organic cacao powder or organic carob powder

1 Tablespoon organic pink rose powder

1 Tablespoon organic oatstraw powder

10 drops each organic Rosemary and Bergamot essential oils

 

Directions

Mix all the ingredients together, stirring well to combine.  Our powder containers are perfect for storing the finished powders, but any clean container will do. Shake or sprinkle along the crown of the head, working through the scalp and hair to pick up any excess oils or debris.  Depending on the texture and thickness of your hair, either brush or shake well to remove the excess. This is best done before you get dressed so you don’t end up with any powder residue on your clothes (or drape your shoulders with a towel to keep the powder off your clothes).

Feel free to experiment with flower powders and essential oils to create your own signature dry shampoos—the possibilities are endless!

 

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Herbal Laundry Formulas: Part 1

Posted by Irene|11 March 2014

                     Herbal Laundry Formula Part 1

 

When I was young, my mom always hung our laundry outside to dry. I adored the way that they smelled afterwards, infused by the enchanting aromas of lush green grass, fragrant flowers, tall evergreen trees, clean country air, and warm sunlight. I treasured drifting off to sleep amidst bed sheets permeated with these sweet scents and loved the way that the freshly laundered clothing smelled against my skin.  One afternoon, my mom found me pinning all of my stuffed animals and dolls on the clothes wire and snapped this photograph. When she asked me what I was doing, I told her that I was hanging them up so that they would smell like the sunshine too.

Many commercial laundry products appear to be natural with names that include words like “mountain”, “fresh”, “spring, “air”, or “breeze”, but unlike pure sunshine, these scents are far from natural.  In addition to synthetic fragrances, these products contain other nasty ingredients that are known toxins, carcinogens, and neurotoxins.  Whiteners, cleaning agents, fragrances, and other common ingredients in laundry products have been linked to serious health conditions.  They can damage the lungs, heart, kidneys, and liver, while also causing allergic reactions, irritate the eyes, nose, and throat, can trigger asthma attacks, worsen allergies, and affect clear thinking and concentration.  When we wear clothes that have been washed and dried with these components, they are absorbed directly into our skin and bloodstream.  In addition, many of these chemicals are not safe for our water supply and studies have proven that they are highly toxic to fish, thus endangering the environment as well as our own health.

Scary? Definitely.  Fortunately, there are many wonderful alternatives available in natural food stores and co-ops.  Just make sure to carefully read the ingredients to ensure that they really are natural and safe for you and your family.  Better yet, you can make your own laundry products using these recipes!

 

Herbal Laundry Formula Part 1 

 

Carol’s Herbal Laundry Liquid

Not only is Carol our Human Resources Director, she is also a highly talented crafter and gardener.  Aside from making delightful handmade soaps and natural body care products, she also bakes delectable pies and treats and has an incredible garden. Carol has generously shared this wonderful recipe for natural liquid laundry detergent with us.

1 1/2 quarts of water

15-20 organic Soap Nuts

Essential oil of choice (optional).  Some favorites are: Cedarwood, Eucalyptus, Geranium, Grapefruit, Lavender, Lemon, Lemongrass, Lime, Mandarin, Peppermint, Rosemary, Sage, Spearmint, Sweet Orange, Tangerine, Tea Tree, or Ylang Ylang.

Directions: Pour hot water over the Soap Nuts and steep for at least 30 minutes to an hour.  Cover the Soap Nuts and simmer over low heat for 30 minutes. Strain into a bowl and reserve the water. You’ll have a generous quart of liquid remaining.  Once the solution has cooled, add essential oils (optional).  Carol uses 4 Tablespoon Soap Nut liquid plus 2 tablespoons of Borax powder per load (with hard city water).  This laundry potion works wonders, as even old towels and sweaty clothing, come out smelling line-dried.

 

Natural Laundry Presoak

Prewashing is helpful for heavily soiled clothing.  This solution is gentle, utilizing natural elements to help lift dirt and stains.  Essential oils can impart therapeutic properties, making your clothes refreshing, stimulating, relaxing, or calming.  Plus, they lend their wonderful scents to the laundry, giving it a spicy, floral, woodsy, earthy, minty, or citrusy aroma.

1 cup vinegar

½ cup salt

Essential oil of choice (optional).  Some favorites are: Cedarwood, Eucalyptus, Geranium, Grapefruit, Lavender, Lemon, Lemongrass, Lime, Mandarin, Peppermint, Rosemary, Sage, Spearmint, Sweet Orange, Tangerine, Tea Tree, or Ylang Ylang.

Directions: Place clothes in washer and add warm water to cover them.  Combine vinegar, salt, and essential oil (if using), and add the mixture to the washer.  Allow clothes to soak for an hour or longer, then proceed with laundering.

 

Soapnuts-deseeded

Part 2 coming up next week!

Earth Aroma Balm

Posted by Erin|24 February 2014

Earth Balm Recipe

We rediscovered this recipe while sorting through boxes of Mountain Rose history. Handwritten notes, catalog artwork, photos, and other keepsakes from throughout the decades inspired us to revisit old favorites. Herbalist, gardener, and Mountain Rose President, Julie Bailey created this gorgeous solid perfume and it has become a classic that we just love. Easy to keep in your bag or pocket, enjoy a dab of this sensual aroma on your wrists and décolletage before heading out for an enchanted evening.

Earth Aroma Balm

Balm Base

1 ½ cup organic almond oil

1/2 cup organic grapeseed oil

1 tsp Vitamin E oil

½ cup beeswax pastilles

 

Organic Essential Oil Blend

Clary Sage – 20 drops

Sweet Marjoram – 20 drops

Vetiver – 20 drops

Juniper – 10 drops

Lavender – 10 drops 

* Mix essential oils together in a glass bottle and roll between the palms of your hands to combine. Set aside.

Directions:

Using a double boiler, gently warm carrier oils over medium heat.  Add the beeswax and stir together until completely melted to liquid, but do not boil! Remove from heat and stir in the essential oils. Immediately pour into 1oz containers and screw lids on tight. Makes 14.

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A Peek Inside Mountain Rose: The Production Kitchen

Posted by Kori|18 February 2014

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When you think about how we create our skin creams, salves, and massage oils, you might be imagining a large factory kitchen with fancy machinery, but that’s not quite how things are done around here. We’ve kept our production kitchen small by choice so we can continue to make the much loved recipes created by Rosemary Gladstar and Julie Bailey years ago in exactly the same way—in small batches by hand, with care and patience.

Our production kitchen team is involved in every single step—from infusing oils to putting on the labels, and when a jar of cream leaves the kitchen, it is sent out to be carefully wrapped for one of our customer orders.  You might be surprised to discover how closely our process resembles the way many home herbalists craft their own creations!

 

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We start by infusing our organic carrier oils with our own high quality organic dried herbs.  Using the sun infusion method, the jars are actually placed in a windowsill here at Mountain Rose Herbs where they are infused for 2 weeks before being strained. The herbs are then composted and the infused oils are hand-labeled and organized on a shelf to be used in our recipes. Did you know that the oil used in our Autumn Moon Massage Oil is still infused on the quarter moon and pressed (the herbs strained from the oil) on the 2nd full moon after the infusion?  This commitment to our roots is important to us!

The busiest times of the year for crafting these creations are the winter holidays and around Valentine’s day, so the crew gears up to make sure we’ve got plenty of infused oils ready to meet the requests. However, we still don’t stockpile finished products, preferring to create them as the need arises.

 

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This careful, intentional process lends itself well to our organic and sustainability standards. We use drip pans when pouring oils and cleaning containers so that we can recycle as much as possible—keeping the oils out of the sink and the water supply. These oil drippings are then donated to SeQuential for biofuel production!

While we must meet commercial manufacturing standards, our Quality Control Lab manager has created a special sanitizer so we don’t have to use toxic chemicals. Still, our Kitchen Manager, Toni, admits that doing dishes is the least favorite part of her job (sounds familiar!) while the fun of creating skin and body care products with the team is what has kept her coming happily to work at Mountain Rose Herbs since 2005.

When hand pouring salves, lotions and oils, we always create a sample that is sent to our Quality Control lab for each and every batch. This is just one of the ways we ensure quality and as much consistency as possible while working with the variables of organic ingredients grown in nature. Batches are not always exactly the same, despite the fact that we’ve made these recipes thousands of times—depending on the herbs, oils, butters, and essential oils, there may be slight variations that remind us all of nature’s dynamic beauty.

With patience and a steady hand, and guided by a passion for creating truly useful and beautiful body care products, our Kitchen Production team meets the high standards set by our mentors. As they explain, this is a process that can’t be rushed and each and every tin, jar, and bottle of botanical goodness is crafted with care and pride.

 

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Aroma News: Oakwood Absolute

Posted by Christine|14 February 2014

Oakwood Absolute from Mountain Rose Herbs - Aromatherapy and Perfumery

We are excited to introduce a new favorite for aroma crafters everywhere!

This intoxicating aromatic absolute is solvent extracted from the wood of Quercus robur. It has a rich smoky wood aroma, that is reminiscent of whiskey, with oaky vanilla undertones. This absolute is quite viscous and a little will go a long way in an oil blend. It’s mostly used in perfumery and can also be blended into therapeutic diffuser blends. The rich base note properties will round out a blend and weigh it down for a longer lasting aroma.

Oak is the quintessential wood that vintners utilize to bring flavor and color into a bottle of wine through the use of oak barrels or chips. It was once thought that these barrels were used to extract oakwood absolute. This may have been true at some point, but today this exquisite oil comes from virgin wood that is usually a waste byproduct from the local lumber industry.

Click here to learn more about this exciting new oil!

OAKWOOD ABSOLUTE

Please visit our website to see our full line of Essential Oils and Absolutes.

 

 

Herbal Romance Giveaway!

Posted by Erin|03 February 2014

Herbal Romance Giveaway by Mountain Rose Herbs

Spring is on the way and love is in the air!

This time of year we celebrate the return of light and renewal of life after a long cold winter. This change of seasons is the perfect time to honor the special sweetheart in your life with a little herbal pampering and we want to help spread the love.

Are you crafting something fabulous for your Valentine this year? Herbal cordials, aphrodisiac truffles, or a special meal? Share your ideas with us for a chance to win these gorgeous gifts…

 

The Prizes!

Prize #1 - Herbal Romance Package

Herbal Romance Giveaway by Mountain Rose Herbs

 

Woodland Bath Salts

Goddess Dreams Massage Oil

Aphrodite Aroma Oil

Evening Embrase Aroma Spray

Mood Care Extract

Escentual Love Candle

This collection includes some of our favorite bliss inspiring products. Light a candle and soak in a warm therapeutic bath. Then give your sweetie a soothing massage with all natural botanical-infused oil. Set the mood with a little aromatic spritz, dab on some flower-kissed perfume, and take a taste of mood boosting tincture for a night to cherish!

 

 

Prize #2 – Lovers Essential Oil Kit

Lovers Essential Oil Kit from Mountain Rose Herbs

Our beautiful Lovers Essential Oil Sampler was created specifically to incite feelings of love, passion, and attraction. This collection of sensuous and arousing aromas is sure to kindle flames! Try them individually or combine to create your own aromas. It comes packaged in a lovely gift box with printed usage guidelines on the back of the liner tray. Contains a 1/8 ounce vial of organic Clary Sage, organic Ylang Ylang, organic Palmarosa, organic Sandalwood, organic Patchouli, and a 1/24 ounce of our Rose (Chinese).

How to Enter:

There are several ways to enter. You can submit up to 5 entries for a chance to win this amazing collection of herbal love inspiration!

1. Leave a comment here on the blog telling us what herbal treat you’ll be making for your honey this year.

2. Post a link or share our Herbal Romance Giveaway on your Facebook page and leave a comment here to let us know you’ve posted. Follow us on Facebook!

3. Pin our Herbal Romance Giveaway on Pinterest with a link back to this post. Then leave a comment here to let us know it’s been pinned. Follow us on Pinterest!

4. Tweet about our Herbal Romance Giveaway on Twitter using the tag #HerbalGiveaway and leave a comment here to let us know that you’ve tweeted. Be sure to follow us on Twitter!

5. Subscribe to our YouTube channel, Google+, or Instagram leave a comment here to let us know you signed up!

You have until Wednesday, February 5th at 9:00am PST to enter. We will pick two winners at random on the morning of Wednesday, February 5th. We ship blog prizes to US addresses only!

 

Looking for more aphrodisiac gift ideas and DIY projects?

Herbal Love Gift Guide

Massage Oils for Lovers

Vanilla Mint Honey Scrub Recipe

Blossom Wood Mist Perfume

Love Inspired Cacao Recipes

Love Inspired Body Care Recipes

Herbal Romance Giveaway by Mountain Rose Herbs

DIY: Massage Oils for Lovers

Posted by Erin|28 January 2014

DIY: Massage Oils for Lovers by Mountain Rose Herbs

 

Who doesn’t long to have their aches and pains soothed away by touch?  How about elevating that experience with an herb-infused aphrodisiac massage oil? Yes, please!

Valentine’s Day is coming up in a just few weeks and imagine how sweetly surprised your partner will be when you gift a bottle of homemade massage oil, light a few candles, and show them your love through relaxation. Even if the holiday isn’t really your thing, there’s little in life more precious than time shared connecting with the ones you love. Plus, this fun project is quick, easy, and allows you to formulate something really special for your sweetheart, as there are many wonderful ingredient options to experiment with and enjoy.

 

Basic Massage Oil Recipe

Ingredients:
8 oz organic carrier oil or herbal infused oil
65 to 90 total drops of organic essential oil

Instructions:
Drip all essential oils into a glass bottle, add carrier oil or herbal infused oil, and roll bottle between palms to blend oils. Decorate with a pretty label if desired. Shake well before each use.

 

Wondering which oils to use? Here are some good options to explore!

 

Organic Carrier Oils:

DIY: Massage Oils for Lovers by Mountain Rose Herbs

 

Olive Oil
Sweet Almond Oil
Avocado Oil
Jojoba Oil
Grapeseed Oil

 

Organic Herbal Infused Oils:

DIY: Massage Oils for Lovers by Mountain Rose Herbs

 

Rose Bud
Calendula Flower
Lavender Flower
Chamomile Flower
Rosemary Leaf
Damiana Leaf

Here’s a wonderful how-to for creating herbal infused oils at home.

 

Organic Essential Oils:

DIY: Massage Oils for Lovers by Mountain Rose Herbs

Top Notes

Sweet Orange
Mandarin
Grapefruit
Peppermint
Bergamot

Middle Notes

Chamomile
Lavender
Geranium
Neroli
Petitgrain
Fir
Ylang Ylang
Cardamom
Clary Sage

Base Notes

Rose
Sandalwood
Frankincense
Patchouli
Vetiver
Cedarwood
Oakwood
Vanilla

This guide will help you create the perfect essential oil blend: 
Essential Oil Blending Tips

 

Scent Combination Ideas:

DIY: Massage Oils for Lovers by Mountain Rose Herbs

Blend #1

Neroli
Rose
Sandalwood

 Blend #2

Lavender
Cedarwood

 Blend #3

Roman Chamomile
Ylang Ylang
Vetiver

 Blend #4

Sweet Orange
Fir
Oakwood

 Blend #5

Mandarin
Cardamom
Vanilla

 

Looking for a special massage oil to buy?

 

Massage Oils for Lovers by Mountain Rose Herbs

We’ve been making a line of handcrafted massage oils for many, many  moons. Both the Goddess Dreams Massage Oil and the Rose Moon Massage Oil take our top pick for Valentine’s Day!

 Share the herbal love!

 

New Organic Baby’s Bath Herbs

Posted by Christine|17 January 2014

New Organic Baby's Bath

While going through the Mountain Rose Herbs recipe archive for our latest catalog, we found new inspiration to craft these Organic Baby’s Bath Herbs!

This herbal bath blend has a sweet floral aroma that is calming for both infants and adults. Adding herbs to your little one’s bath is a gentle way to absorb the healing properties of these soothing botanicals. These loose bath herbs come with a reusable muslin bag, so you are free to add as much or as little of this aromatic blend to a bath as you wish. The filled bag also makes a gentle washcloth for sensitive skin, or a delightful squishy toy to play with as your kiddo splashes around.

Contains: organic Calendula flowers, organic Chamomile flowers, organic Oat tops, organic Lavender flowers, and organic Rose petals.

 

Find the new Baby’s Bath Herbs here!

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    Shawn is the Operations Manager at Mountain Rose Herbs, which means he has his hands in just about everything here, but he is most passionate about advancing the company's ecological platforms for sustainable business practices. In his spare time, he can be found deep in Oregon’s designated wilderness areas or fly fishing (strictly catch and release) with his furry friends Abigail and Maggie.
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    Alieta is our Marketing Assistant! An Oregon native, she studied philosophy, Spanish and graphic design at Portland State University and has a natural affinity for the natural foods industry. She spends her time outside of work playing her 54 key Rhodes piano, hanging out with her cat Penelope, and cooking delicious gluten-free and dairy-free meals to share with friends.
    BrianBrian (6)
    Brian is our Domestic Farms Representative! He was born and raised in the Appalachian foothills of Alabama and has worked with plants for over a decade across the country. He studied advanced botany and herbalism at Columbines School of Botanical Studies. Brian loves working with our farmers and wildcrafters to provide the highest quality and most ethically gathered plants around.
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