We’re excited about the newest addition to our herbs and spices: organic grapefruit peel! Grapefruit is a bit of an anomaly in the world of citrus. Not even 300 years old, it was thought to be the byproduct of a horticultural curiosity gone awry at the time of its discovery. Though no record exists to prove it, scientists theorize that the grapefruit is a delicious cross between a pomelo and a sweet orange. The grapefruit made its way to Florida in 1823, and today, the U.S. is the world’s leading producer. The common name refers to the way the fruit clusters on the tree in a similar fashion to a bunch of grapes. Interesting botanical tidbit! We love this grapefruit peel in tea blends, ground for a body scrub, added to bath salts, and many other body care recipes that call for a sweet and tart hit of citrus. […]
Summer is upon us, and our long days are filled with epic hikes, river runs, and scrambling up the volcanic peaks of the Oregon Cascades. After a long day of adventuring out in nature, we are happy to have our Arnica/St. John’s Compound for sore muscles and minor irritations. Our Arnica/St. John’s Compound is made with the classic and much beloved Arnica/St. John’s Herbal Oil. We lovingly infuse the botanical goodness of St. John’s wort, arnica flowers, and calendula flowers into organic olive oil and combine it with beeswax to create a topical salve that is a favorite among runners, hikers, climbers, paddlers, and athletes of all stripes. A little organic lavender essential oil in the formula helps to provide a bit of calm after a long day of physical exertion. Packaged in a convenient lightweight tin, this salve is the perfect addition to your outdoor gear kit. Visit our online shop to […]
From natural products tradeshows to local co-ops, we have searched all over North America for the finest body lotions in the land. As with many things in life, the cream eventually rises to the top, and we are pleased to add these All Good Body Lotions to our line of organic body care products. These luxurious All Good Body Lotions nourish your dry skin for a natural, non-greasy feel. Made with the finest organic botanical ingredients, this is the best organic lotion we've found created with the purest plant oils, butters, and extracts for a gorgeous glow. These lotions are free from chemicals, are non-GMO, gluten free, vegan, non-nano, and biodegradable. Choose from luscious Coconut or refreshing Lemongrass. Find all of our organic body care offerings in our online shop!
I like to feel fresh and confident during the hot summer months, but hate worrying about synthetic ingredients. With consumer awareness growing to avoid nasty chemicals on our sensitive underarms, natural deodorants have become one of the most desired personal care products. While there have been lots of "natural" options on the market over the years, many popular brands are now manufactured by larger umbrella companies that might not have your ethics at heart. Thankfully, there are herbal ingredients that really work! While not antiperspirants – because sweating is actually healthy for us – some botanical ingredients can help you feel secure in any temperature by deterring the growth of heat-thriving underarm bacteria. That's what inspired me to create a recipe for a solid deodorant that I love many moons ago! My new liquid roll-on recipe below is especially nice when you forget to apply something in the morning and need a little refreshment before you get on with your daily adventure. It's super convenient. This recipe is […]
We've received so many requests from customers over the years for an organic refined shea butter that lacks the distinct nutty odor of the unrefined shea butter we offer. Still looking for a more neutral option? Your pleas have been heard! We are happy to introduce this luxurious organic and Fair Trade certified refined Shea butter to our line of body butters. This opulent shea butter is expeller pressed, refined, and naturally deodorized. Shea butter has been used for centuries in Africa to hydrate and protect the skin when exposed to extreme elements. Shea butter naturally contains vitamins A and E as well as essential fatty acids. In addition, shea butter offers a low level of UV protection (approximately SPF-6) and may be incorporated into natural skin care recipes. It's also wonderful to use in the summer as a moisturizer before and after sun exposure to promote radiant skin. For a real treat, combine the refined and unrefined shea butters to […]
We are excited to welcome Organic Calendula Flower Powder back into our selection of organically grown herbs! A versatile favorite, this sunny yellow flower is a staple in the home apothecary. Calendula is an uplifting garden plant that's also one of the most well-known medicinal herbs. It has been used in formulations, ceremonially, and as a dye plant for centuries. Calendula is prized for its use as a tea, wash, tincture, infused oil, or salve. This powder is made from perfectly dried orange or yellow flowers and contains many important constituents. Our gorgeous calendula powder can be used in the same manner as the flowers, and because of its form, it blends wonderfully into body care creations. Calendula recipes for inspiration… Calendula Infused Oil and Salve After-Sun Spray Herbal Soap Mama & Baby Massage Oil Herbal Mouthwash Wildcraft Face Cream Herbal Bath Salts Queen of Hungary's Water Lotion Bars You can find Organic Calendula Flower Powder […]
Can you believe that Mother’s Day is just a few weeks away? Let's take some time to celebrate those who've shown us motherly love over the years. She could be a close friend, aunt, grandma, mentor, or the woman who gave you life. No matter her role, these botanically infused gifts will surely express your gratitude for all she's given. From an organic spice rack refresh to a home spa pampering fest, here are a few of our favorite goodies for the special women that give us strength and make our days brighter… The Culinary Adventurer Does she love to get creative in the kitchen? Freshen up mom's spice rack with a set of new aromatic seasoning blends. Our entire collection is certified organic and includes a variety of classics like Pumpkin Pie Spice, Lemon Pepper, Pickling Spice, and Italian Seasoning, to the fancy flavors of West Indies Rub, Thai Curry, and Cajun Spice. Add a few […]
Our new Spring/Summer 2016 catalog has arrived! Seeds are sprouting in the sunny soil as we begin another green cycle. We love spending time on our organic farms, surrounded by blossoming fields of herbs that are grown, harvested, and dried with great care. The healing vibrancy of color and aromatic bliss these plants offer infuse us with pure delight. We hope you’ll enjoy the herbal information, new botanical offerings, and fun recipes that fill these pages. Let them inspire you to try something new, make your favorite formulas with love, and prepare for the season ahead. 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 also view the catalog online by clicking here. Want a FREE copy all for yourself? Request a free catalog here!
Liniments are one of the easiest preparations for the home herbalist to make. Using a basic recipe to get started, you can change up the herbs and essential oils to create various types of remedies. Along with homemade salve, liniment is a must-have topical formula for any first aid kit. To make this spray, herbs are soaked in a solvent to infuse it with the helpful properties found in so many roots, leaves, barks, and flowers. Liniments can be sprayed and rubbed into the skin when and where needed. Traditionally, basic rubbing alcohol has been used as the base for topical liniments, but witch hazel, vinegar, and vodka can also be used with good results. All of these options make it possible for the herbal properties to easily penetrate the skin. Basic First Aid Liniment Ingredients 1 part organic comfrey root 1 part organic arnica flowers 1 part organic St. John's wort 1 part organic peppermint leaf organic witch hazel […]
Our hearts are so filled up! We loved receiving these photos and a sweet thank you for donating tins, oil, herbs, and beeswax to the Seeds of Hope Farm teen internship program: Dear Mountain Rose Herbs, Thank you for your generous donation to Seeds of Hope Farm’s teen program in Saint Louis, MO. With your help, our teens were able to reconnect to their roots in herbal medicine. Together, we made two salves, several tinctures, and got to know the various herbs growing on our farm. Attached are a handful of photos that document our herbal projects. Thank you again and we look forward to continuing to work closely in the future. Warmly, Deidre The Community Action Agency of St. Louis County (CAASTLC) developed the Seeds of Hope Farm teen internship program in 2014 to inspire positive personal and community change by bringing underserved youth and […]
As we slowly come out of winter to welcome spring, our skin has been exposed to a long, harsh season of blustery cold. My lips feel neglected and chapped from dodging rain and chilly air, bouncing from cold and damp to warm and dry. My delicate lip skin, if not properly protected and moisturized throughout the season, always starts to peel. Trying to rub away the dry skin can feel gratifying and helpful, but quickly results in cracked lips when a little TLC is really what's needed. Lip scrubs are the answer! Perfect for this time of year, this easy to make recipe is gentle and leaves your kisser feeling smooth and soft. Great for exfoliating the dry, excess, weathered, skin on your lips, while moisturizing and restoring thanks to pure botanical oils and butter. Such a sweet treat for your skin, your lips will be happy all spring. NOTE: I love citrus, so this recipe uses just a little bit of lime peel essential oil. Because citrus essential oils can cause photosensitization in […]
We are so pleased to add Citric Acid to our growing list of Non-GMO Project Verified products! Citric acid is a very useful and effective preservative, obtained from naturally occurring organic acids. It exists in many different fruits and vegetables, but is especially concentrated in lemons and limes. Although some citric acid is produced in refineries by using cane sugar (oftentimes genetically modified), molasses, and dextrose, our Non-GMO Citric Acid is derived from the fermentation of crude fruit sugars. Citric acid is present in almost every life form, and is consequently easily metabolized and eliminated by the body. We've been working with the Non-GMO Project to verify a selection of our products. These ingredients have been chosen because they are produced from plant crops that are known to be at risk of GMO contamination. Thankfully, most herbs and spices are not in danger of industrial genetic modification yet, so organic certification has been […]