We have a wonderful new collection of YouTube videos with aromatherapist Kathi Keville! Kathi takes us through the top 8 essential oils you need to create a starter set at home. In this series, she teaches us about the emotional, cosmetic, and medicinal properties of Lavender, Rosemary, Geranium, Eucalyptus, Peppermint, and Tea Tree found in our Classic sampler, as well as Citrus and Marjoram essential oils. We are so grateful for the time we shared with Kathi and the amazing wealth of knowledge she brought to our community during the Free Herbalism Project. We hope you enjoy the videos too! Be sure to watch in HD 1080 for the best quality. Be sure to grab a copy of Kathi’s book Aromatherapy: A Complete Guide to the Healing Art and one of our Classic Essential Oil Kits to help you get started experimenting on your own! Click here to watch!
Here’s our next video from the Rosemary Gladstar’s Garden Wisdoms series! Rosemary joined us in this beautiful garden to share her deep plant love as part of the Free Herbalism Project. In this new video, Rosemary discusses the healing properties and uses for the wonderful duo, but often uncelebrated, Sage and Thyme. Want to grow, make medicine with, or learn more about these herbs? You can find organic dried Sage leaf and Thyme leaf, Sage and Thyme essential oils, Sage and Thyme seeds, and more on our website! Curious about the Free Herbalism Project? You are invited to our next free event on Sunday, May 4th in Eugene! You can learn more about that by clicking here. Hope to see you there!
Rosemary Gladstar, our dear “fairy godmother” of North Armerican herbalism, joined us in this beautiful garden to share plant wisdoms as part of the Free Herbalism Project. In this new video, Rosemary discusses the healing properties and uses for our ancient ally, Yarrow (Achillea millefolium). Want to grow, make medicine with, or learn more about yarrow? You can find organically grown dried Yarrow leaf and flower, tincture, seeds, and more on our website! Want to support Rosemary’s work with the United Plant Savers? Become a member today and help them reach their goal during the March Membership Drive. You could win a basket full of herbal goodies while helping to protect our wild medicinal plants! Click here to watch the video!
Look who came to visit!! One of our favorite folks in the herbal community, John Gallagher of LearningHerbs.com and HerbMentor.com, stopped by Mountain Rose today. You might also recognize him from our awesome educational videos on YouTube. Here’s a shot of Shawn and Irene excited to greet him and share the day with a longtime friend.
In this video, our herbalist friend jim mcdonald shares some of the more unusual ways of incorporating Hawthorn into your life. He also discusses using the plant for the physical heart, as well as the emotional or spiritual heart. This is the 2nd plant walk video with jim in a series recorded at our Rootstalk Festival in September 2011. Enjoy!
The holidays are here again and what a truly wonderful year it has been! To help you along with your holiday gift planning, here’s a little list featuring some of our favorite herbal goodies. From the DIY enthusiast to the last minute shopper, we have a wonderful selection of botanical gifts for you to share with the ones you love. What could be better than the gift of health and healing? . . . For Tea Lovers Tea-To-Go Tea Glass Infuser This BPA-free Tea Glass Infuser is the perfect way to take loose leaf tea on the go! Featuring the Mountain Rose Herbs logo, and easy to use, this 12.85 oz (1.5 cup) travel infuser keeps your hands cool and your tea hot. Each glass has a durable poly exterior, glass interior, and comes with a leak proof removable stainless steel screw-on tea strainer and water tight screw-on lid. Complete with […]
Here's the first video from our Free Herbalism Project series! Before her inspiring talk at Mount Pisgah last August, Rosemary Gladstar spent a few extra days wandering with us through the garden and forest to reveal wisdoms of the green beings that bring us joy and help us heal. It was a beautiful week filled with stories, shared knowledge, exploration, and lots of laughter. There will be many more episodes to come from this special visit, and to start, we thought this lovely little lesson with tips for growing and using shiitake mushrooms was perfectly appropriate for the season ahead. Enjoy!
What an exciting treat! The American Botanical Council has partnered with the creators of Numen: The Nature of Plants to bring you a free online screening of the film from October 20th–30th. Numen is the first feature-length documentary to celebrate the healing power of plants. The film features stunning footage of medicinal plants and thought-provoking interviews with Dr. Tiearaona Low Dog, Rosemary Gladstar, Phyllis Light, and many others to present an inspiring vision of how we can transcend conventional healthcare and move towards safe, effective and sustainable plant-based medicine. Through this project, the producers aim to raise awareness about medicine and the medical industry in the same way that the organic food movement did for the food industry. Numen will inspire and encourage you in your quest to think deeply about the sources of your medicine and how your healthcare choices affect you and the larger web of life. The film calls for […]
We have a wonderful new video recipe by Rosalee de la Forêt to share from the upcoming Taste of Herbs course! If you have already downloaded your free Flavor Wheel, be sure to take a look at it as you watch this video. Astragalus chai tea boasts the powerful immuno-supportive benefits of sweet herbs like astragalus and codonopsis alongside the delicious pungent spices of ginger, cinnamon, cardamom, cloves and pepper. Here’s what you’ll need… Astragalus Chai Tea Ingredients 10-15 small slices organic astragalus root 2 tablespoons of organic codonopsis root 2 tablespoons of organic ginger root 2 tablespoons organic dried orange peel 1 tablespoon of organic cinnamon chips 1 teaspoon of organic peppercorns 1-2 organic cardamom pods 3-5 organic allspice berries 1/4 teaspoon of organic cloves (about 3-5 cloves) 1 and 1/2 quarts of water Directions Place all the ingredients in a pan. Bring to a boil. Simmer for one hour. Strain. Add milk and honey if desired. Want to […]
This body scrub is so easy to make and smells amazing. It leaves your skin feeling refreshed but not too minty as the soft vanilla bean aroma lightly perfumes your skin. Honey is a luxurious ingredient that helps moisturize, nourish, and protect the skin with its antioxidant, antimicrobial, and humectant properties. In fact, I love to use honey alone as a face mask several times a month. If you’re collecting recipes for this year’s herbal handmade holiday gifts, this one will be perfect for the vanilla lovers out there! Ingredients 1 cup fine sea salt or fine organic sugar 1/2 cup organic sunflower or sweet almond oil 1/4 cup raw organic honey 1 organic vanilla bean, split and scraped 10 drops organic peppermint essential oil 1 tsp organic vanilla extract (optional) Enjoy!
This fascinating 17-minute mini-documentary from Our Common Roots TV takes a look at the threat of GMOs in our food and environment – Alfalfa in particular. As legitimate concerns continue to grow over the long-term health effects of GMOs, more and more consumers and organic farmers fight for their right to know what’s in their food. Without thorough testing, the question of safety over genetically modified food is truly unnerving… Watch the full documentary here!
Looking for a last minute Mother’s Day or Father’s Day gift? How about a little pampering just for yourself? Our luxurious and botanically rich Herbal Facial Kit is so easy to use and leaves your skin wonderfully soft and glowing. Handcrafted with organic herbs, pure essential oils, fine cosmetic clays, and pure rosewater, this kit is perfect for everyone. Each kit comes packaged in a decorative reusable box made out of recycled board stock that’s covered in a tree-free wild grass paper, and then finished with a sweet little twig closure. Perfect for storing your facial kit ingredients or any other treasures you may have. Complete with step-by-step instructions, each kit comes with enough supplies for 5 facials and includes some of our very favorite Mountain Rose Herbs facial care products – all made by us in small batches: Herbal Steam – Open pores with skin nourishing plant oils. Cleansing Grains – Gently exfoliate dead skin and clear pores. Green Clay […]