2015 Sustainability Report!

  We are excited to share our Mountain Rose Herbs’ 2015 Sustainability Report with you! People, plants, and planet before profit is at the heart of everything we do. Our core values of environmental stewardship, fair trade practices, zero waste production and community support steer the decisions we make. Thanks to our customers, vendors, and employees, we hold true those principles by monitoring and reporting on our greenhouse gas emissions, water usage, employee programs, charitable giving, and other key indicators. We appreciate your continued support and engagement guiding us to affect positive change!   2015 Highlights & Accomplishments Diverted 96.2% of company waste! Offset 295.5 metric tons of greenhouse gas emissions through Carbonfund.org Installed a 25 kWh solar array at main facility Collected 597 lbs of food […]

New in the Shop: Lily Electric Diffuser

  We love this new portable diffuser, perfect for providing an aromatherapeutic lift after all of your summer adventures. Our new Lily Electric Diffuser is quite tiny (measuring 3.75” wide and 2.25” tall) and is ideal for small spaces, such as an office or bathroom, and is designed to accompany you on all of your travels. Each diffuser comes with five absorbent pads, a USB cable, and an AC adaptor. It can also operate on 3 AAA batteries (not included), so you can even use it in your tent deep in the backcountry! To operate, remove cap and add a few drops of essential oil to the absorbent pad, replace the cap, and turn on the unit. This single-setting diffuser uses a […]

Double Your Donation: Safeguard Salmon from Suction Dredge Mining

Mountain Rose Herbs will double your donation to WELC in August up to $5,000! Imagine a large, noisy, diesel-powered vacuum cleaner that sucks up gravel and sand from a riverbed, separates out precious metals, and dumps the sediment back into the stream column. Such a vacuum cleaner exists and it is being used in the rivers and streams in Oregon in search of gold. Perhaps unsurprisingly, vacuuming up the contents of a riverbed can cause significant harm to river ecosystems and aquatic species, including salmon, steelhead, and bull trout. Suction dredge mining, a form of motorized mining, uses a diesel-powered pump mounted on a raft to suck the contents of a riverbed into a sluice where gold can be separated from gravel […]

The Free Herbalism Project with Guido Masé & Susan Leopold!

    We are excited to announce our next Free Herbalism Project event! Join us for an amazing lineup of free plant talks as we welcome Vermont herbalist Guido Masé and ethnobotanist Susan Leopold, PhD of the United Plant Savers. Registration is now open for this community event featuring a full day of free herbal classes (details below), free tea, live music, a plant sale, food carts, and more. Help us support the United Plant Savers with your purchase of books, t-shirts, herbs, and other botanical goodies in our Free Herbalism Project shop during the event! Register now and follow us on Facebook for more news and updates. We look forward to gathering with you!    FREE HERBALISM PROJECT  SUNDAY, OCTOBER 9, 2016 Mount Pisgah Arboretum, Eugene, OR FREE ADMISSION $4.00 parking Click Here to Register!     Aromatics, […]

New in the Shop: Organic Grapefruit Peel

  We’re excited about the newest addition to our herbs and spices: organic grapefruit peel! Grapefruit is a bit of an anomaly in the world of citrus. Not even 300 years old, it was thought to be the byproduct of a horticultural curiosity gone awry at the time of its discovery. Though no record exists to prove it, scientists theorize that the grapefruit is a delicious cross between a pomelo and a sweet orange. The grapefruit made its way to Florida in 1823, and today, the U.S. is the world’s leading producer. The common name refers to the way the fruit clusters on the tree in a similar fashion to a bunch of grapes. Interesting botanical tidbit! We love this grapefruit peel in […]

New in the Shop: Organic Roasted Cacao Shells

Do you adore cacao as much as we do? We are excited to introduce organic roasted cacao shells to our collection of organic herbs and spices! Cacao has a long and colorful history as a beloved plant beginning in Central and South America before 1500 BC. The entire cacao fruit was used and considered sacred by the Mayan, Olmec, and Aztec civilizations. Mayans believed that the gods discovered the cacao tree in a mountain offering a plethora of ambrosial delights. According to this mythology, the Plumed Serpent gave cacao to the Maya after the divine grandmother goddess Xmucane created humans from maize. Cacao beans were used for both a ritual beverage and a major currency system in pre-Columbian Mesoamerican civilizations. The […]