New in the Shop: Coconut Rooibos Tea

  As the days grow longer and warmer here in the Willamette Valley, we can begin to think about the long summer days ahead and spending time in nature with our loved ones. These thoughts of sunny, carefree times inspired our new organic Coconut Rooibos Tea!     This delightful tea blend starts with a base of Certified Organic and Fair Trade red rooibos tea from South Africa. The toasted honey notes of the red rooibos are complemented perfectly by a generous scoop of fragrant organic coconut. The stunning aroma and flavor of this blend will help to inspire an easy mood, leaving you relaxed and refreshed, like time lounging in the tropics. We love it iced too!   Visit our online shop to view our […]

New in the Shop: All Good Lotions

  From natural products tradeshows to local co-ops, we have searched all over North America for the finest body lotions in the land. As with many things in life, the cream eventually rises to the top, and we are pleased to add these All Good Body Lotions to our line of organic body care products. These luxurious All Good Body Lotions nourish your dry skin for a natural, non-greasy feel. Made with the finest organic botanical ingredients, this is the best organic lotion we've found created with the purest plant oils, butters, and extracts for a gorgeous glow. These lotions are free from chemicals, are non-GMO, gluten free, vegan, non-nano, and biodegradable. Choose from luscious Coconut or refreshing Lemongrass.  Find all of our […]

Video: Mountain Rose River Project – Pulling Invasive Ivy

  We lucked out at our most recent Mountain Rose River Project! The sun was shining and the ground was fairly dry, which is a rare occurrence in Oregon this time of year. We rounded up twelve Mountain Rose employees, including co-owner and Vice President, Shawn Donnille, and traveled to a hidden section of the Willamette National Forest. Our mission was to remove invasive English ivy and help protect native plant and aquatic species. Since 2009, Mountain Rose River Project volunteers have returned to the same forested area in an effort to curtail English ivy from a full-on takeover. Shawn went out the day before to identify hotspots, loosely tying bright pink marking tape to tree branches. We started near an unmarked […]

DIY Liquid Roll-On Deodorant

  I like to feel fresh and confident during the hot summer months, but hate worrying about synthetic ingredients. With consumer awareness growing to avoid nasty chemicals on our sensitive underarms, natural deodorants have become one of the most desired personal care products. While there have been lots of "natural" options on the market over the years, many popular brands are now manufactured by larger umbrella companies that might not have your ethics at heart.  Thankfully, there are herbal ingredients that really work! While not antiperspirants – because sweating is actually healthy for us – some botanical ingredients can help you feel secure in any temperature by deterring the growth of heat-thriving underarm bacteria. That's what inspired me to create a recipe for a solid deodorant that I love many moons ago! My new liquid roll-on recipe below […]

New Tea Blend: Turmeric Chai

  This stunning Turmeric Chai is the latest in our line of organic chai blends. Handcrafted by our tea experts, this chai is wonderfully warming from the synergy of aromatic roots and spices, and we can’t wait for you to experience its delicious flavor and beautiful golden brew! Turmeric has been riding a wave of popularity in the world of natural products, but it has been enjoyed in India for its benefits since ancient times. Many of the valuable properties turmeric offers have been attributed to curcumin, a group of antioxidant compounds found in the rhizome. The root has a brilliant orange color and becomes very hard when dried. It is distinct and fragrant with a scent that is mildly hot […]

New in the Shop: Organic Refined Shea Butter

  We've received so many requests from customers over the years for an organic refined shea butter that lacks the distinct nutty odor of the unrefined shea butter we offer. Still looking for a more neutral option?  Your pleas have been heard! We are happy to introduce this luxurious organic and Fair Trade certified refined Shea butter to our line of body butters. This opulent shea butter is expeller pressed, refined, and naturally deodorized. Shea butter has been used for centuries in Africa to hydrate and protect the skin when exposed to extreme elements. Shea butter naturally contains vitamins A and E as well as essential fatty acids. In addition, shea butter offers a low level of UV protection (approximately SPF-6) and may be incorporated into natural skin care recipes. It's also wonderful to […]