The Sunday Steep!

  Happy Father's Day! While there are so many different kinds of dads out there, this tea recipe came to me while I was thinking of my own dad and grandfathers. Both my grandfathers, as well as my dad, have all passed on. My childhood, however, was filled with their influence…spending summers in the garden with my grandpa or on the back of my other grandfather's motorcycle while he carefully rode me around the neighborhood. My dad was definitely of the "measure twice, cut once" school and taught me how to change a flat tire before he taught me to drive. These men were the sorts who worked long days, mostly outdoors, and then spent their days away from paid work building, crafting, tending, and creating. […]

How to Celebrate National Pollinator Week!

  Native pollinators are essential for ecosystem balance and ultimately for our survival. More than the food that feeds us, bees and other pollinators help 85% of plants reproduce and grow the next generation of trees, flowers, and plants. It is sobering to consider a world devoid of nuts, seeds, and fruit that feed all life, from blue jays to bears. Two-thirds of the food crops people eat every day require bees and other pollinators to produce a crop. These bees also ensure that home gardeners can produce fruits and vegetables to feed their families and grow flowers to enjoy. By purchasing our deliciously floral Pollinator Tea, you’re supporting pollinator recovery! Mountain Rose Herbs will donate 5% of the annual sales from this special blend to […]

Oregon Grape Root Now Certified Organic!

Organic Oregon Grape Root Mahonia aquifolium and Mahonia nervosa We are overjoyed to be able to offer Certified Organic Oregon Grape Root and Powder! All of us here at Mountain Rose Herbs have a special affinity for the extraordinary Oregon Grape. In fact, the variety that grows widely here in the Willamette Valley, Mahonia aquifolium, is the official state flower of Oregon. Another variety of Oregon Grape, Mahonia nervosa, grows in the spectacular low elevation woods of western Oregon, characterized by endless rain dripping from the forest canopy of Douglas fir, Western hemlock, and Cedar. Oregon Grape contains berberine, the same active chemical constituent found in the well-known and revered Goldenseal. For years, many prominent West Coast herbalists have suggested Oregon Grape as a suitable […]

Monthly Specials: What’s on Sale at Mountain Rose?

  We have all sorts of herbal treasures on sale for the month of June… Don't miss our special selection of sale items this month! Click here to enjoy 15-40% off selected sale items from Mountain Rose Herbs until 6/30/2015!  

Make Your Own Wild Adventure Shower Spray

  While I’ve been known to stay in a full-service campground when pressed, I prefer to camp as far away from civilization as possible. Hiking in and hiding out! This means no showers (although dips in lakes, creeks, and streams are welcome) and, depending on the time of year and the quantity of hikes, a little lovely-scented spritz might be in order. This spray was created to complement the wild experience, not compete with it. If you’re looking for fruity florals, this may not be for you, but you can formulate one easily with different essential oils. If you are hoping to keep some of the bugs at bay and still smell on the fresh side, however, this is your mix! […]

The Sunday Steep!

It is definitely ice tea season around here! The temperatures have been climbing, the sun is shining, and while I drink hot tea year round, I also love a tall glass of frosty ice tea. My mother used to make sun tea all summer long in a gallon pickle jar–the same jars we used to store the fresh milk from our cows and goats. The sight of a gallon jar of sun tea brewing on a picnic table fills me with nostalgic memories of hot summers that seemed to last forever! This particular recipe goes a bit beyond your ordinary black tea. I've taken our organic Earl Grey and added some delicious, summery, and festive herbs to make a gorgeous […]