Herbal Goodies

New in the Shop: 32 oz. oils

We’ve got some new smaller sizes of three of our most popular oils to offer: 32 oz. refined Coconut, Palm Fruit, and Palm Kernel. Our expeller pressed and refined Coconut oil is certified Non-GMO and organic, and it’s great for general moisturizing. Coconut oil is generally used as a lather-producing agent in natural soap recipes.  Our refined coconut oil is also suitable for food use, the refining process actually removes the pungent coconut flavor and aroma. Palm Kernel oil is also an excellent ingredient to use in homemade soaps to increase its lather and hardness, and it can also be used for its moisturizing properties in a multitude of other cosmetic and body care products. Our certified organic Palm Kernel oil is refined through organic methods involving mechanical pressing.     Our certified organic Palm Fruit oil is cold pressed, unrefined, and extra virgin.  Palm Fruit oil is commonly […]

New in the Shop: Green 8.5oz Glass Bottles

We have a nice new glass container to offer, and it’s available for a limited time only! Sleek and stately, these stylish 8.5 oz. green glass bottles are perfect for storing your culinary oils while adding flair and pizzazz to your cooking space. These bottles also work well for storing infused oils, body care, and bath products. With their resplendent appearance, these bottles make for excellent gifts for friends and family when filled with your favorite herbal creations. Stock up now for the holidays! These green glass bottles are made from recycled glass and come with a black metal lid. For best results, hand wash only, as hot water or alcohol may remove the coloration of the bottle. Visit our online shop to view our entire offering of containers.  

New in the Shop: Organic Vitex Essential Oil

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 […]

  • New in the Shop: Organic Roasted Cacao Shells

New in the Shop: Organic Roasted Cacao Shells

Do you adore cacao as much as we do? We are excited to introduce organic roasted cacao shells to our collection of organic herbs and spices! Cacao has a long and colorful history as a beloved plant beginning in Central and South America before 1500 BC. The entire cacao fruit was used and considered sacred by the Mayan, Olmec, and Aztec civilizations. Mayans believed that the gods discovered the cacao tree in a mountain offering a plethora of ambrosial delights. According to this mythology, the Plumed Serpent gave cacao to the Maya after the divine grandmother goddess Xmucane created humans from maize. Cacao beans were used for both a ritual beverage and a major currency system in pre-Columbian Mesoamerican civilizations. The generic name of this plant reflects its extraordinary esteem, as Theobroma comes from two Greek words meaning “food of the gods.”     So, what are cacao shells? This […]

  • New In The Shop at Mountain Rose Herbs: Spicy Sprouting Seed Blend

New in the Shop: Spicy Sprouting Seed Blend

We just love eating sprouts during the warm summer months! Recently, we introduced our Leafy Sprouting Seed Blend to make it easier for you to eat your microgreens. This blend was such a hit that we wanted to try our hand at another mix. We are happy to introduce our new Spicy Sprouting Seed Blend! This blend will awaken your taste buds with a spicy sensation. Our delicious blend of organic sprouting seeds is filled with the robust flavor of radish, mustard and broccoli sprouts. We’ve been adding these to salads fresh from our garden, sandwiches, smoothies, and even pizza! This blend is easy to grow at home, and will provide you with a quick way to add additional nutrients, enzymes, and protein to your diet. Learn how to sprout here!    Visit our online shop to find more sprouts and our favorite sprouting supplies listed in kitchen tools. […]

  • New In the Shop at Mountain Rose Herbs: Organic Eucalyptus Leaf Powder

New in the Shop: Organic Eucalyptus Leaf Powder

A classic ingredient for chest rubs and steams, eucalyptus is an evergreen tree native to Australia that has become naturalized in California and the Mediterranean. Its leathery blue-green leaves are studded with glands containing a fragrant, volatile oil that is camphoraceous and cooling. There are many species of eucalyptus trees, but the most pleasant-smelling oil is produced by Eucalyptus globulus. Eucalyptol is the major volatile oil in eucalyptus leaf, and while eucalyptus oil boasts around 70% of this compound, it is also found in other herbs at lower concentrations of 1-5%. We are excited to introduce organic eucalyptus leaf powder to our offerings. This aromatic powder is milled from carefully dried eucalyptus leaves. The special drying process preserves the potency of the oil content, making both our cut leaf and powdered eucalyptus high-quality ingredients for your needs. Visit our online shop to view our selection of organic herbs and spices.

  • New in the Shop: Leafy Sprouting Seed Blend

New in the Shop: Leafy Sprouting Seed Blend

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 […]

  • New in the Shop: Arnica/St. John’s Compound

New in the Shop: Arnica/St. John’s Compound

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 […]

  • New in the Shop: Organic Roasted Dandelion Root Powder

New in the Shop: Organic Roasted Dandelion Root Powder

For many moons, our loyal customers have been dreaming about Organic Roasted Dandelion Root Powder, and we are happy to report that it is finally here! Dandelion is an amazing plant that has been used for thousands of years in China as a restorative tonic, edible food, and in herbal wines and beers. Dandelion root is a favorite amongst traditional herbalists as a nutritive bitter. The plant’s genus, Taraxacum, is derived from the Greek words “taraxos” meaning disorder and “akos” meaning remedy, which is a not-so-subtle reference to the high opinion ancient Greek healers held for this herb. Dandelion was also widely used by the indigenous cultures of North America where it grows prolifically. Our Roasted Dandelion Root Powder starts as freshly dug dandelion roots. After harvesting, the dandelion roots are dried, chopped, roasted, and ground into a fine powder. This powder is often steeped in hot water to […]

  • Summer Essential: Arnica & St. John’s Herbal Oil

Summer Essential: Arnica & St. John’s Herbal Oil

The sun is shining and the weather is sweet here in the Willamette Valley. Throughout the rainy season, we spent days dreaming up excursions to explore the coast, rivers, and mountains of Cascadia, and it is finally time to put these plans into motion!  Our new Arnica & St. John’s oil is an excellent addition to our rucksacks, and the perfect topical application after a long day of exerting our bodies. This concentrated herbal oil features certified organic arnica flowers, St. John’s wort, and calendula flowers lovingly infused into organic olive oil. With just the right amount of organic Lavender essential oil, this blend has a wonderfully calming aroma. This topical oil is concentrated, so a little goes a long way! We like to transform this herbal oil into a lovely massage oil by blending it with an equal part of organic jojoba, sweet almond, or sunflower oil. Visit the online […]

  • New In The Shop: Organic Refined Shea Butter

New in the Shop: Organic Refined Shea Butter

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 […]

  • Spring Recipes: Stinging Nettle Harvest

Spring Recipes: Stinging Nettle Harvest

Nettle (Urtica spp.) is one of my all-time favorite herbs. Yep, that weedy plant that stings! This nutritious botanical can be cooked, steamed, baked, pickled, brewed into tea or beer, and it can even be made into hemp-like rope, woven into fabric, and used as a natural dye. Stinging nettle grows wild throughout North America. They usually grow in the same places every year, so once you find a good stand, you can return to it every year or grow it in your garden.  Look for nettles in rich soil and partially shaded areas, often in moist forests, along rivers, and in disturbed areas. It’s important to harvest the plants from clean and unpolluted areas, not in industrial or agricultural areas, roadsides, or where pesticides have been sprayed. The plants will absorb heavy metals and other impurities, so harvesting them in an uncontaminated area is of utmost importance.      Spring is […]