We are so excited to introduce our Forest Grown American Ginseng Whole Plant Extract! This extract is a labor of love and comes from a unique partnership between Mountain Rose Herbs, United Plant Savers, the PCO Forest Grown Verification Program, and dedicated herb growers in Appalachia. Due to the decline of American ginseng and other wild forest botanicals, this program was created to encourage conservation through cultivation. This groundbreaking project brings us organically grown ginseng that is nurtured in its native woodland habitat. The roots and leaves are sustainably harvested from private forests that are stewarded by farmers dedicated to preserving this important plant for the future. Prepared separately, both the organic ginseng roots and leaves are extracted in organic grain alcohol, hand-shaken every day for up to two months, pressed, and blended to create this synergistic whole plant extract. Our organic forest grown ginseng root has been cared […]
We are excited about this brand new addition to our line of essential oils – certified organic Vitex essential oil. This powerful essential oil comes from the distilled fruit of the vitex or chaste tree. Vitex is considered a balancing herb for women. In fact, it is said to support physical and emotional health during a woman’s menstrual cycle and in the transition into menopause, relieving mild mood changes, occasional cramps, water retention, and hot flashes.* This essential oil can be included in a diffuser blend or used topically. While Vitex is not typically used within perfumery, it can add interesting notes to a blend. Vitex is quite strong, and should be diluted before being applied to the skin. The characteristic aroma of dried Vitex berries shines in this essential oils that is fresh with tenacious front notes that are dry and bitter. As the aroma evaporates, the notes turn […]
With so much love for organic sprouts and microgreens in health-conscious kitchens, we thought it would be fun to create a delicious sprouting seed blend so folks can easily grow a variety at home. It turned out great, and we’ve been adding these baby greens to fresh salads, sandwiches, and smoothies for a daily nutrition boost. Ready to try it? We are pleased to introduce our new Leafy Sprouting Seed Blend! This tasty blend of organic sprouting seeds is filled with the green leafy goodness of red clover, alfalfa, and radish sprouts, with a crisp, fresh flavor that will leave you feeling nourished. Sprouting is an inexpensive and delicious way to obtain valuable nutrition from plants since sprouts are alive with enzymes, protein, and are easy to digest. Plus, they are super easy to grow at home, and this blend of seeds will sprout in just 4-6 days. You […]
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 […]
In celebration of Herb Day, we've created this free herbal medicine making e-book as our gift to you! Learn to craft tinctures, infused oils, herbal vinegars, salves, mushroom extracts, and more with this gorgeous guide. Soon you 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. Simply click on the listed supplies to find that item in our shop. We hope you enjoy the e-book and feel inspired to create these botanical formulas for your very own home apothecary. Let's honor and celebrate the plants growing all around us… Click here to view our free e-book!
We've introduced a new line of all-natural deodorants to our natural and organic body care products! All Good deodorants contain naturally-occurring enzymes and essential oils to provide long lasting coverage. The arrowroot powder absorbs moisture and dries underarms, while Aloe vera and homegrown, certified organic Calendula are gentle on sensitive skin. This gentle yet effective deodorant utilizes a propanediol base which is made by fermenting plant material. This particular propanediol is produced from non-GMO sugarcane, while most in the industry is sourced from GMO corn. The formula also utilizes saccharomyces ferment, which are naturally occurring live enzymes that break down sweat molecules and fight both odor and wetness. Saccharomyces are a type of fungi that are closely related to the yeasts used to ferment wine and beer. Most exciting to us, these lovely deodorants are free of aluminum, baking soda, parabens, propylene glycol, and phthalates, and are vegan, non-GMO, and gluten free! Plus, they smell amazing… Choose from Tea Tree and Basil, Cedarwood […]
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!
We are pleased to bring organic Skullcap into our line of single herbal capsules! Spring is here! As the days continue to get longer, many of us find ourselves getting busier and busier with more activities filling our plates. A member of the mint family, skullcap has traditionally been used to help us find natural calm and relaxation, making it a valuable ally for that overwhelmed feeling we sometimes experience. Made with certified organic leaves and flowers, these Skullcap capsules are a convenient way to stay balanced in the midst of life's little challenges. Click here to view our entire collection of herbal capsules. Learn how to make capsules at home!
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 […]
Swoooon…check out that gorgeous color! Turmeric is a tropical perennial plant in the same family as ginger, native to India, and cultivated throughout the tropics. Growing to a height of about three feet, it has beautiful lance-shaped leaves on alternate sides of the stem. At the base of the stem, there is a knobby rhizome somewhat resembling ginger with a vibrant orange glow. Turmeric root can be prepared as a tincture, encapsulated, added to tea blends and fire cider, or made into a topical paste. Boasting many benefits, turmeric has become very popular as an herb to help support normal joint mobility.* You can cook with it too! A wonderful ingredient in many savory dishes including stocks, sauces, curries, and spice blends, its distinct fragrance is mildly hot and gingery. The dried powder is most commonly used in the kitchen and gives mustard and curry powder their gorgeous golden hue. Because of its vivid color, it's also used as […]
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 […]