Inside Wild Carrot Herbals

  In the far Northeastern reaches of Oregon, tucked quietly away beneath a mountain range and a lake cut away by ancient glaciers, a family run herbal business calls this remote landscape home. Wild Carrot Herbals has been making its high quality herbal goodies for 14 years and just recently transitioned from their Salem area home base to the wild side of the state, settling in Enterprise, Oregon. Jody Berry is the founder and creator of Wild Carrot’s well-loved blends and runs the business with her family and seven employees. Jody welcomed Mountain Rose Herbs to visit and take a tour behind the scenes of her small herbal business.     On a very brisk October, we made the beautiful drive through canyons and […]

Introducing…The New Mountain Rose Blog!

You may have noticed a few changes here on our Mountain Rose Blog…maybe you noticed some BIG changes? We’ve been working hard to create a better blog experience for our wonderful readers and followers—from the photos to the readability of the text. Same wonderful recipes and educational articles, but hopefully, you’re finding it much easier to search, navigate, and learn! You can now jump over to our website to find items and herbs by clicking “Mountain Rose Herbs” across the top menu bar. You can also arrange how you view this blog to suit your needs by choosing the drop-down menu under “Blog View” (experiment and see what you like best or what works best for the device you're using.)     You […]

DIY: Herbal Infused Wine

  Maybe you’ve fantasized about making dandelion wine, but never found the time? Looking for a special beverage to commemorate a special celebration? Perhaps you have gift giving on the mind and want to create something unique and delicious to give and share? This delightfully simple project is the perfect way to go. Herbal infused wines are easy to make, beautiful, and even have medicinal properties—depending on the herbs and combinations you choose to create! The process for creating wines infused with herbs can be adjusted depending on your needs and inspiration. You can choose store bought or homemade wine, and both red and white wines make for delicious concoctions. All it takes is a little time… My basic “recipe” for creating an infused wine follows, […]

The Sunday Steep!

While lolling about on a soggy Sunday is always a treat, there are times when I want caffiene! But, of course, I want the flavors of herbal tea (hopefully something with a little zing) and the goodness of a nice, organic black tea. This recipe is the best of several worlds by combining the smoothness of our organic Ceylon tea with some seasonal herbs and spices. You might as well make this one by the pot because one cup is just not going to be enough… Cedar & Cinnamon Ceylon Tea 2 Tablespoons organic Ceylon Tea 1 teaspoon Cedar Berries 1 teaspoon organic Cinnamon Chips 1 teaspoon organic Hibiscus Flowers 1 teaspoon organic Bitter Orange Peel 1/2 teaspoon organic Whole Cloves Combine the tea, herbs and spices […]

New Organic Catnip Toys!

These are the cat's meow! We have two brand new herbal treats for your furry purring friends. Both are made from certified organic catnip buds grown and hand-harvested in Washington State. Safe, natural, and healthy toys for your favorite feline! Catnip Buds with Refillable Muslin Bag These organically grown catnip buds are cut straight from the plant and dried on the stem. Each 1/2oz bag comes with a 3×4 inch refillable muslin bag to keep your favorite feline happy. Catnip Toys These catnip filled muslin bags are the perfect stocking stuffer for your feisty kitty. Each 2×3 inch bag is stamped with playful cat and mouse images! So cute!

Make a DIY Herbal Kitchen Wreath

  Some herbs are just too beautiful to hide away in a dark jar! I was trying to think of something festive for the kitchen that would also make a great gift. How about a kitchen wreath full of gorgeous, fresh herbs that could actually be used in culinary creations throughout the year? The smells, textures, and tastes of nature come through in this organic wreath, and it also looks great hanging on a wall or door. Who wouldn’t want to receive this unique creation as a gift? And…it is super easy to make!   Supplies: One wire wreath form Floral wire Scissors Variety of suitable herbs and spices:  organic Maitake and Shiitake mushrooms organic whole Bay Leaves organic Whole Chilies organic Cinnamon Sticks organic Whole Nutmeg organic Rose Buds  Cedar Tips   organic Licorice Root Slices or Astragalus Slices So many others would be wonderful additions like White Sage, Raw Cacao […]