Pumpkin Spice Old Fashioned

With the start of Autumn comes vibrant red maple leaves, cooler temperatures, and the ubiquitous pumpkin pie spiced…everything! Did you know that at Mountain Rose Herbs we offer an organic Pumpkin Pie Spice blend that makes it easy to craft your own pumpkin pie inspired creations at home? While this spice blend is delicious on top of lattes and cappuccinos, it also makes a delectable addition to a classic Old Fashioned cocktail. We’ve made our recipe extra special by swapping out the traditional sugar with a simple syrup infused with our Love Tea and a homemade bitters. Ingredients: 1 tsp. Love Tea simple syrup (recipe below) 2 oz. bourbon 4 droppers of orange cardamom bitters (recipe below) 2-4 dashes of organic Pumpkin Pie Spice blend 1 […]

New Container Case Sizes

Autumn has returned to the Willamette Valley, and this is a great time of year to get organized and prepared before the cold winds of winter start blowing in. Here at Mountain Rose Herbs, we have simplified the offerings of our container case sizes for all bottles, jars, tins, and spice containers. All of these containers are now available in singles, cases of 12, or cases of 24. Whether you make your own salves, tinctures, body butters, or other handcrafted botanical delights, we hope this will assist you in crafting traditional remedies for your community.    Visit our online shop to view our entire line of containers.

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 […]

Cultivating Botanical Diversity through Organic Agriculture

  Earlier this fall, we visited our farm that straddles both Oregon and Washington, interrupted by the blue Columbia River running down its middle. The farm's verdant green fields shone brightly against brown, parched hillsides that stretched as far as the eye could see. The irrigated fields provided relief to the eyes, a soft green that promised healthy harvests yet to come. This is where our Organic Peppermint and Organic Spearmint are grown – where the heat stress increases the volatile oils of the plants, producing highly flavorful, aromatic herbs. Agriculture happens on a large scale out here, with circular fields up to 200 acres. Farmers typically grow wheat, onions, potatoes, alfalfa, and silage corn. These large fields are broken up by fields of mint, […]

Double Your Donation to Save the Elliott Forest

    Help us climb the mountain and save the Elliott State Forest!   I grew up exploring the forest in my backyard, splashing in creeks, climbing trees, and playing imaginary games. Throughout my childhood, we took family hiking and camping trips in the Blue Ridge Mountains of Virginia. Access to public lands allowed me and countless others to connect with nature. Those experiences shaped who I am. Oregon is my home these days and I feel that same connection to the forest. I love packing up the car and making my way into the wilderness, away from cell service and the buzz of the highway. Whether it’s the Cascade Range or the Coast Range, I’m happy being outside! The 93,000-acre Elliott State Forest is […]

Herbal Folklore: Stories of the Silvani with Guido Masé

Join us in the coming weeks as we explore herbal folklore, stories of the Silvani, with Guido Masé. As we pass into the seasonal festivities and approach the winter solstice, we are reminded of ritual and tradition. The time honored tradition of storytelling gives gifts of insight, mystery, and allure from a world unknown to us. Since the art and craft of herbalism has strong roots as an oral tradition, we felt it appropriate to share some aural folk tales with you. In the coming weeks we'll release five short videos highlighting a few of Guido Masé’s cherished stories of the Silvani in this mini-series on Herbal Folklore. Guido Masé is a clinical herbalist, storyteller, and author of such books […]