MRH News

  • Mountain Rose Herbs Protects Wild Salmon!

3 Organizations We Now Support!

One of our guiding principles, a thread that weaves the fabric of Mountain Rose Herbs’ culture together, is that of giving back to our community. This year, because of our loyal customers who support our mission, we were able to bring a few more non-profits into the fold.    Center for Plant Conservation The Center for Plant Conservation works to conserve and restore the imperiled native plants of the United States to secure them from extinction. Mountain Rose Herbs relies on the research, restoration, education, and advocacy of the 39 leading U.S. botanic institutions in this network. In gratitude, Mountain Rose supports the Center with an annual financial contribution.   Native Fish Society The Native Fish Society advocates for the recovery of wild, native fish and promotes the stewardship of the habitats that sustain them. We want our employees and every living creature to have the opportunity to enjoy […]

  • New in the Shop: Ceramic Tea Set

New in the Shop: Ceramic Tea Set

It's starting to get a little chilly at night here in the Willamette Valley, which means that warm tea season is almost upon us!  This being the case, we are pleased to introduce our new Ceramic Tea Set with a gorgeous tray. This stately tea set makes it easy to serve the tea of your choice to your friends and family in a most resplendent way. The simple, Zen-like design of this set is sure to impress. Made of high-quality ceramic, each set comes with a teapot that holds 27.2 oz of your favorite infused beverage, a stainless steel infuser, four 4.3 oz cups as well as a bamboo tray. This set makes a great gift for the tea lover in your life, and is the perfect way to bring sweet ritual to the act of drinking tea. Please click here for more information about our teas, tea pots, and tea accessories.  

  • New in the Shop: Natura Ultrasonic Diffuser

New in the Shop: Natura Ultrasonic Diffuser

Just in time for autumn, these stylish Natura Ultrasonic Diffusers have arrived in our shop!   This beautiful essential oil diffuser features natural wood which encloses the latest ultrasonic technology, providing a steady, strong therapeutic mist. The wood used to enclose the diffuser is created from fallen trees in Thailand, making this a more sustainable option for your diffusing needs. With intermittent operation options, this diffuser will easily fill a 300 square foot room with aroma-therapeutic goodness and offers a spectrum of customizable solid or rotating colored light. Ultrasonic diffusion creates a fine mist by using vibrations to dispense essential oils into the air using water as a carrier. This mist is created without the use of heat in order to preserve the therapeutic qualities of the essential oil. Ultrasonic diffusion will also add moisture to the air in addition to the aroma-therapeutic benefits of the essential oil you choose. Visit our shop online to […]

  • Mountain Rose Herbs: Northwest Summer Crop Report

Farm Stories: Northwest Summer Crop Report

With summer now over, I can say with certainty that it was a really hot year and that the heat had an effect on crops for better or for worse. Farms with plenty of irrigation fared quite well. Native species with plentiful wild populations might be in for several weeks of zero rainfall, but most are adapted to drought conditions. Crops like Basil and Cilantro that bolt into flowering stage as soon as the temperatures reach the high 90s didn’t put on much growth, but the quality looks and smells great. Others such as Mint and Oregano are faster growing and carry more potent essential oil from that prolonged summer heat. Workers start out to the fields at the crack of dawn, kick off their boots for a siesta in the afternoon shade, and finish irrigation chores in the evening. Everyone is using water very wisely and keenly aware that our most precious resource is indeed finite.     In water scarce climates, […]

  • Free Herbalism Project featuring Ryan Drum!

The Free Herbalism Project featuring Ryan Drum!

We are excited to announce our next Free Herbalism Project event! The themes this time around will be all things fall – mushrooms and seaweeds! Join us in welcoming herbalist and seaweed expert Ryan Drum, PhD. from Waldron Island, Washington. We will also take a dive into the world of reishi mushrooms with local fungi educator Ja Shindler. Register now for these free herbal classes, free tea, live music, and help us fundraise for the United Plant Savers with your purchase of books, t-shirts, herbs, and other botanical goodies.     FREE HERBALISM PROJECT SUNDAY, OCTOBER 11th, 2015 Mount Pisgah Arboretum, Eugene, OR FREE ADMISSION $4.00 parking Click Here to Register for Free!     Lecture by Ryan Drum Medicinal Uses of Seaweeds, Internally and Externally Seaweeds offer a wide range of therapeutic possibilities both internally and externally. The term seaweed in this case refers only to macrophytic marine algae, both wild and cultivated, growing in saltwater. Join us to learn how […]

Organically Grown in Oregon Week!

Join us to celebrate the 27th Anniversary of Organically Grown in Oregon Week, September 13 – 19! Mountain Rose Herbs is committed to organic, sustainable agriculture and we’re not alone. We support the Oregon Organic Coalition (OOC) alongside other businesses, non-profit organizations, and individuals passionate about growing the organic industry. The OOC works to inform, educate and advocate for policy change around organic legislature, the National Organic Action Plan, and other initiatives. They also know how to celebrate success and pay tribute to leaders in the industry at their annual luncheon. In 2011, OOC honored Mountain Rose with the Wholesaler of the Year Award for Excellence! We are so proud to offer locally-sourced, organic products from our home state. A few organic products brought to you from Oregon… Peppermint Spearmint Hops Calendula Flowers Feverfew Yellow Mustard Seed Oat Tops Our collection of certified organic herb garden seeds come from Horizon […]

  • Free Catalog: Mountain Rose Herbs

Our New Catalog is Here!

Our new catalog for Autumn 2015/Winter 2016 has arrived! Conifers, fragrant roots, citrus, and spices perfume the breezes of fall and winter. With such abundance to celebrate, we're crafting gifts for loved ones and making medicine from this year’s bounty. We’re also ruminating on the connections that create community, the importance of shared traditions, and stewardship of the precious green beings that provide us with so much nourishment and healing. Our new catalog offers unique homemade gift ideas, herbal profiles, sustainability news, and specially curated botanical products that we hope you'll love.  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 new catalog here!

Working With Beyond Toxics to Protect Pollinators

Mountain Rose Herbs is incredibly proud to bee a supporter of Beyond Toxics!  “Beyond Toxics represents the finest culmination of hard-working individuals that produce the results we can all live by. Our industry, livelihoods and communities are dependent upon a healthy landscape, and our prospects would be very bleak indeed if we did not have the steadfast commitment of Beyond Toxics.”  – Shawn Donnille, Vice President, Mountain Rose Herbs We would like to congratulate this small, tenacious non-profit organization for their many accomplishments of late. Thanks to their tireless work, the City of Eugene and the City of Portland both passed ordinances banning harmful neonictinoid pesticide use on city property. This momentous accomplishment is part of the Save Oregon’s Bees campaign! Mountain Rose Herbs will donate 5% of annual sales from the Pollinator Tea to Save the Bees!     Beyond Toxics’ supporters and volunteers came together to celebrate the […]

  • Summer Recipe Sale: 25% off Citrus Bliss Lip Balm

Summer Recipe Sale: 25% off Citrus Bliss Lip Balm

It's time for the last recipe in our Summer Sale of 2015! As hot summer days turn into crisp autumn nights, and winter brings the season of gift giving, now is the perfect time to stock up on lip balm making ingredients! Fruity, fresh, and super moisturizing, this recipe will leave your lips feeling naturally soft at a fraction of the cost. You can also find these lip balm tubes or tins in our shop for your lip balm crafting needs. Enjoy!  For the next two weeks only, you can stock up on select sizes of organic sweet almond oil, cocoa butter wafers, lime peel essential oil, and sweet orange essential oil at 25% off!  

  • How We Reduce Our Carbon Footprint

How We Reduce Our Carbon Footprint!

We are dedicated to Carbonfund’s mission to reduce what you can, offset what you can’t. Every year we calculate our estimated carbon emissions from business operations including: electricity use, natural gas use, and company travel. For 2014, we offset 366 metric tons of carbon emissions! So how can you reduce your carbon footprint? Carbonfund.org can help! Mountain Rose Herbs’ primary facility was constructed with LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) standards and relies heavily on natural lighting. Energy demand was further reduced by making a complete lighting upgrade to energy-efficient bulbs in our principal facilities and installing Energy-Star rated heating and cooling systems.  In addition, Mountain Rose Herbs upgraded all of our computers to those with Gold Star ratings for energy conservation, minimal shipment packaging, and elimination of environmentally harmful materials, as well as more energy-efficient flat screen monitors. We also converted all of our electrical usage to a local Greenpower program to ensure that […]

  • New in the Shop: Organic Guayusa Tea

New in the Shop: Organic Guayusa Tea

We're so happy to offer organic Guayusa as the newest addition to our line of teas. Guayusa is the dried leaves and stems of a South American rainforest holly plant which is a close botanical relative of Yerba Mate. A tall tree that's native to the upper Amazonian regions of Ecuador, northeastern Peru, and southwestern Columbia, guayusa has been collected only rarely by botanists in the wild and is known almost exclusively as a cultivated plant.  Traditionally, the indigenous cultures of Ecuador boiled guayusa leaves in water and drank the tea for its stimulating effects. Indigenous hunters often drink guayusa to sharpen their instincts and refer to it as the “Night Watchman” since it helps them stay awake and alert. There is also anthropological evidence that this herb may have been traded, as famous Harvard ethnobotanist Richard Evans Schultes found a 1500-year-old bundle of guayusa leaves in a shaman’s tomb high in the Bolivian Andes, far beyond […]

  • Win Tickets to the Traditions in Western Herbalism Conference!

Ticket Giveaway: Traditions in Western Herbalism Conference!

Mountain Rose Herbs & Plant Healer Magazine Present… 3 FREE TICKETS to attend the Traditions in Western Herbalism Conference atop New Mexico’s enchanted Sky-Island from September 17th – 20th, 2015!     “It feels like a revolution again, and I feel revived!“ -David Hoffmann     Enjoy 50 classes taught by over 30 different teachers, providing traditional and cutting-edge information, practical skills, and hands-on experience.  Plant Healer’s Traditions in Western Herbalism Conference is held in a fairytale lodge high up in the clouds in what is truly a Southwestern Shangri-La. This year’s event will have a dance concert, Masquerade Ball, gourmet meals, cooperative childcare, and a bunch of special classes for kids and teens.    This year's teachers include… Guido Mase’ • David Hoffmann • Howie Brounstein • Juliet Blankespoor • 7Song • Kiva Rose • Lisa Ganora • Jim McDonald • Phyllis Hogan • Sean Donahue • Larken Bunce • Kiki Geary • […]