New Tea Blend: Tropical Guayusa

  We are absolutely in love with our new Tropical Guayusa tea blend! The lush notes of coconut and lemongrass have us all feeling transported to paradise. Guayusa is the dried leaves and stems of a South American rainforest holly that’s a close botanical relative to the more well-known Yerba Mate.  A tall tree native to the Upper Amazon, Guayusa has only rarely been collected by botanists and is known almost exclusively as a cultivated plant. Indigenous hunters often make an infusion of Guayusa leaves to help keep them awake and alert. There’s also anthropological evidence that this herb may have been traded, as famous Harvard ethnobotanist Richard Evans Schultes found a 1500-year-old bundle of guayusa leaves in a shaman’s tomb […]

Free Download: Herbal Preparations eBook!

  In celebration of Herb Day, we've created this free herbal medicine making e-book as our gift to you! Learn to craft tinctures, infused oils, herbal vinegars, salves, mushroom extracts, and more with this gorgeous guide. Soon you will be well-stocked with herbal goodness!  To make it super easy for you to find the supplies you need, we've included links to all of the ingredients, tools, and container options within these recipes. Simply click on the listed supplies to find that item in our shop.  We hope you enjoy the e-book and feel inspired to create these botanical formulas for your very own home apothecary. Let's honor and celebrate the plants growing all around us… Click here to view our free e-book!  

New in the Shop: All Good Deodorants

  We've introduced a new line of all-natural deodorants to our natural and organic body care products! All Good deodorants contain naturally-occurring enzymes and essential oils to provide long lasting coverage. The arrowroot powder absorbs moisture and dries underarms, while Aloe vera and homegrown, certified organic Calendula are gentle on sensitive skin.  This gentle yet effective deodorant utilizes a propanediol base which is made by fermenting plant material. This particular propanediol is produced from non-GMO sugarcane, while most in the industry is sourced from GMO corn. The formula also utilizes saccharomyces ferment, which are naturally occurring live enzymes that break down sweat molecules and fight both odor and wetness. Saccharomyces are a type of fungi that are closely related to the yeasts used to ferment wine and beer. Most exciting to us, these lovely deodorants are free […]

How We Care for Native Plants

  This June, Mountain Rose River Project volunteers will once again get their hands dirty planting, weeding, and harvesting at the Friends of Buford Park & Mount Pisgah’s Native Plant Nursery. The Friends are a nonprofit organization whose mission is to protect and enhance native ecosystems and compatible recreation in the Mt. Pisgah area, a treasured 4,700 acre natural area bordering metropolitan Eugene, Oregon. Buford Park and the greater Mount Pisgah area are recognized for providing rare floodplain, prairie, and oak habitats. The Friends have advocated for and participated in 1,700 acres of land acquisitions and they are actively restoring 1,300 acres including river channels, floodplain forests, wetlands, rare prairies, and oak savanna habitats.     Since 2003, the Friends have operated the Native Plant […]

Healthy Chipotle Honey Caramel Corn

  Caramelly, salty, nutty goodness!  I remember being wide-eyed and toothy-grinned with my little kid hands greedily tearing into that classic cardboard box. Crunching my way through the sticky sweetness of glazed popcorn and peanuts to the mystery prize hiding within, I reveled in the euphoria of this special childhood snack. You know what? It's been a while since I've indulged in this long-lost favorite. Plus, these days I do my best to avoid GMOs and processed sugars, which got me thinking! How can I make a healthier version that's just as satisfying as the original? A recipe that is so good, you can sneak a little surprise inside and bring it to a ball game…               I started with this beautiful organic heirloom popcorn from our local farmer's market. Check […]

People and Planet before Profit!

  After our site visit in November, we’re overjoyed to be RE:think certified once again. Businesses achieve RE:think certification by practicing conservation and efficiency actions across five categories: materials and waste management, energy efficiency and conservation, water conservation, water quality, and purchasing. To learn more about how we reduce waste, offset our carbon emissions, develop employee wellness programs, and support our community, view our annual Sustainability Report!    We are humbled by this glowing praise… "Mountain Rose Herbs is the yardstick for how success should be measured, ‘People and planet before profit.’ Your practices are an inspiration to all businesses." – Angie R. Marzano, Director of Business Development & RE:think, BRING Recycling "Zero Waste companies like Mountain Rose Herbs that lead by example are creating a sustainable business […]