Herbal Goodies

New in the Shop: Certified Organic Coriander Seed Essential Oil

Our New Year’s resolution is always to offer more certified organic botanicals for our customers! We are pleased to proclaim that our Coriander Seed Essential Oil is now certified organic. Steam distilled by skilled artisans, our certified organic coriander seed essential oil has a sweet, spicy, woodsy aroma with a slightly fruity top note. Generally used as a middle note in aromatherapy blends, this oil combines well with some of our favorite essential oils, including organic cinnamon, organic ginger, organic neroli, and organic Australian sandalwood. The unique aroma of this oil is fun to play with while blending. It can support citrus notes, enhance spicy blends, and add an interesting earthy tone to other oils. Coriander seed essential oil is mainly made up of linalool, α- and β-pinene, and γ-terpinene. Combined, these constituents contribute to the emotionally calming effects that coriander oil can add to a blend. It can be safely […]

New In the Shop: Certified Organic Angelica Root Powder

We are pleased to announce that, just in time for the new year, our Angelica Root Powder is now certified organic. This amazing plant is traditionally cultivated in Europe. We are ever mindful of our carbon footprint here at Mountain Rose Herbs, and when the opportunity arose to source this herb from a certified organic farm in southern Oregon, we jumped at the opportunity. This member of the Apiaceae plant family is closely related to Dong Quai, one of the most respected female tonics in traditional Chinese medicine. Angelica is also used in many formulations intended for female reproductive wellness. In fact, Angelica Root is one of the most respected birthing herbs in Western herbalism. This herb is also warming and stimulating to the lungs, and it can be a valuable ally during this time of year. While the entire plant has a tradition of usage, the resinous roots are […]

Recipe: Frankincense & Myrrh Hand Balm

I love this season of celebration. This time of year I'm often dreaming of chocolate truffles, forests covered in snow, and catching a glimpse of the Northern Lights. Making special foods, festive treats, and gifts while singing along with my favorite songs brings a glow of happy cheer to my heart—but my favorite part of the holidays is seeing the joy and excitement in other people as they unwrap the gifts I have made for them! This year I decided to create a rich and moisturizing balm to soften the appearance of rough dry skin, using the scents of sacred resins and trees that are often associated with this time of year.   Let's make our holiday hand balm! Ingredients: This recipe makes roughly 9 oz. of salve mixture. 1/2 cup organic olive oil 1/4 cup organic grapeseed oil 1/4 cup organic avocado oil 3 level Tbsp beeswax pastilles 1 […]

New in the Shop: Cast Iron Teapot Sets

Just in time for the holidays, we have two chic new cast iron teapot sets! The Gold Turquoise Teapot Set is beautiful and will add flair to any gathering. The teapot in this set is cast with a Tibetan motif — a must-have for that hard-to-shop-for tea lover. The Light Blue Teapot Set is stunning and elegant; perfect for that tea aficionado in your life. The decorative iron teapot features a cherry blossom design. In Chinese culture, the cherry blossom represents the divine feminine, and we think that a tea ceremony with loved ones is also a great way to honor Her and cultivate gratitude for the gifts that nature provides. These high quality teapots are designed to retain heat, and the interior has an enamel coating to prevent rusting. Both sets also include a matching trivet and lid, four matching 6.5 oz. cups, and a stainless steel tea infuser. […]

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2016 Winter Gift Ideas

We love being able to offer an array of goods that empower home herbalists and inspire homemade gifts, but sometimes even the best of us DIY folks are short on time. Here are a few ready-made ideas for you and the people you love. Want these gifts to arrive on your doorstep before December 25? Then make sure to order by next Monday, December 12! For the "I drink tea not coffee" person Have a friend or loved one who is tea-obsessed? We have two unique tea-inspired gift ideas too pretty to hide away in a kitchen cupboard. How about this quality cast iron teapot set decorated with festive gold flair? Or perhaps this contemporary glass teapot to match your tea lovers' modern aesthetic?   For the "I think I need a massage" person This permeating massage oil is one of our four new original blends of organic massage oils […]

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New Look: Certified Organic Massage Oils!

We are excited of offer our new Certified Organic Massage Oils exclusive to Mountain Rose Herbs. These unique blends are lovingly crafted in our body care kitchen from the finest organic ingredients. Our carrier oil bases are solar-infused with organic botanicals for two weeks and hand-blended with organic essential oils. Each oil comes packaged in a 4 oz. plastic amber bottle with a convenient flip cap. Wonderful for self-massage, sharing a candlelit moment with your partner, or incorporating into your professional practice, our organic massage oils have four original blends to choose from; all based on classic Mountain Rose Herbs formulas that have been with the company for over 20 years. Our Autumn Moon Massage Oil is comforting and grounding with a warming autumnal scent filled with cinnamon and vetiver. Celebrate your inner goddess with our Goddess Dreams Massage Oil. This blend combines orange blossoms, clary sage, and lavender to […]

  • New in the Shop: Solomon’s Seal Root Powder

New in the Shop: Solomon’s Seal Root Powder

We are happy to add Solomon’s Seal Root Powder to our roster of herbs and spices. Respectfully wild-harvested on the East Coast, Solomon’s Seal is a useful astringent, demulcent, and tonic herb. It is generally made into a decoction, but Solomon’s Seal Root Powder makes an excellent poultice. Historically, indigenous cultures of North America consumed the starchy rhizomes of Solomon’s Seal as a potato-like food to make breads and soups. The young shoots are also edible, raw or boiled for an asparagus-like treat. The plant gets its name from a scar that develops on the rhizome in the Autumn, resembling the ancient seal of King Solomon. Visit our online shop to view our entire line of herbs and spices.     SaveSave

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New in the Shop: Organic St. John’s Wort Hydrosol

We’ve got a lovely new addition to our line of certified organic, steam-distilled hydrosols that we’d like to share with you, our St. John’s Wort hydrosol. This wonderful St. John’s Wort hydrosol is a subtle beauty to add to your collection. It has a dry herbaceous aroma with flat floral tones. Overall the scent is soft and will not overpower recipes when used as an ingredient. Emotionally comforting, this hydrosol makes a unique base for room and body sprays designed to support general well-being. Topically, St. John’s Wort may soften skin and reduce the appearance of blemishes. It makes an excellent astringent toner when combined with other skin-friendly hydrosols. Our St. John’s Wort hydrosol blends well with Helichrysum, Calendula, and citrus hydrosols or essential oils, and can be used as a water substitute in cream and lotion formulas. Visit our online shop, or come see us in person at our […]

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DIY Spiced Coconut Dairy-Free Creamer

You may have heard about the resurgence in returning to diets higher in fat. Ever since learning about this trend, I’ve been experimenting with ways to add fat back into my diet. I especially enjoy the luxury that a boost of fatty goodness can bring to a cold morning. While I used to only drink my coffee black, I’ve lately become accustomed to using a teaspoon of butter or a tablespoon of whipping cream. Thanks to a wonderful office-mate, who brought in an almond milk creamer the other day, I’ve been intrigued by the idea of finding more dairy-free, vegan alternatives. Their store-bought almond milk creamer tasted like an almond latte but without the artificial flavoring. It was delicious and just as rich and complex as my butter or whipping cream. I set forth to find a way to make my own dairy-free, vegan creamer using coconut oil from Mountain Rose […]

1 oz. Sizes of Herbs and Spices Now Available

We’ve received a lot of customer feedback over the years suggesting that we offer smaller sizes of our extensive line of herbs and spices.  We are happy to announce that the day is finally here!  Every single one of our herbs and spices is now available in a 1 oz. size. This makes it much easier for you to experiment with the different herbs that you’ve been curious about.  Many tea blends and other herbal recipes call for small amounts of herbs, and the 1 oz. size may be perfect for making a tiny batch of tinctures or sampling a new-to-you spice in the kitchen. The possibilities are endless! All of your favorite herbs and spices will still be available in the larger 4 oz., 8 oz., and 1+ lb. sizes too.  Some more good news – all of these 1 oz. sizes will be available for purchase at our […]

New in the Shop: White Rose Hydrosol

  We have a decadent new addition to our line of certified organic, steam-distilled hydrosols, the luxurious White Rose Hydrosol. Our White Rose Hydrosol comes to us from artisan distillers in Bulgaria who specialize in cultivating, harvesting, and extracting this delicate flower. With beautiful rosy notes that are soft and delicate, this hydrosol offers a lighter floral scent than our Rose Hydrosol and is an intriguing scent to experiment with. You can enhance the uplifting floral aroma by blending with other hydrosols like rose geranium, ylang ylang, or neroli. Adding earthy essential oils such as vetiver or oakwood will create a rich grounding floral scent. The possibilities are endless! White Rose Hydrosol is also a popular single ingredient facial toner for all skin types and is often seen in formulas for dry or mature skin. With a sensual scent that is associated with love and the heart, […]

Create Your Own Broth Mix Recipes

Soups are one of my all-time favorite things to cook. There is a meditation for me in the chopping, measuring and stirring that goes into making a wonderful pot of soup. Alas, like many, I don’t always have the time to make soup from scratch. I’ve also chatted with many folks who are intimidated by making soups and broths—they have a hard time getting the seasoning right so the soup doesn’t taste like bland dishwater. I stumbled upon the idea of making broth mixes when I passed by some packaged mixes at the store. Why couldn’t I create my own and have on hand to use in soups, for a basic broth, or even mixed in to pasta or ramen noodles? With a bit of experimenting, I came up with two very different broth mixes—both tasty, nutritious and great as all-purpose seasoning mixes too! These two recipes are made entirely […]