New in the Shop: Organic Culinary Pollens

  We are so excited to introduce two new gourmet ingredients to our shop… This delicate pollen is carefully harvested in California. Each tin is filled with 1 oz of botanical goodness!   Dill Pollen This certified organic dill pollen infuses your culinary creations with a flavor that’s both floral and delicate. Dill pollen is highly aromatic and alive with freshness. This is dill in its purest and most unadulterated form. It can be used to finish salads, root vegetables, grilled proteins, or pasta. Use this organic dill pollen anywhere you would use ground or powdered dill for an unforgettable foray into gastronomy. Fennel Pollen This certified organic fennel pollen is gathered from fennel plants that are air-dried, then screened to remove petals and stems. Fennel pollen has long graced […]

Salmon Adventures at the River Clean-Up!

  We recently ventured outdoors for another Mountain Rose River Project! Nothing makes us happier than spending the day in the sunshine collecting trash from a section of riverbank that Mountain Rose Herbs adopted in 2012. And we had a surprise visitor who put the cherry on top! Shawn Donnille, co-owner and Vice President, shares his thoughts about the day: At midday we stopped for lunch on the banks of the scenic North Fork of the Middle Fork Willamette River. As we approached the sandy riverbank, we saw a massive steel structure shaped like a cylindrical cup turned on its side and buoyed in the water by cables. Attached was a turbine spinning and making a whining noise. I am familiar with the […]

We Won the 2015 Corporate Excellence Award!

  We are so thrilled and humbled to be recognized for this national award! The Charities@Work Corporate Excellence Award is given annually to one company for overall excellence in employee engagement known as Corporate Social Responsibility. While we operate as a mission-driven business, we were amazed to receive an award that has historically been given to large corporations like Sprint and Ameriprise Financial. It is an honor for us, but also a chance to show big business how focusing on people and planet before profit can inspire employees to get involved with community, give of themselves, their time, and make a difference! The following criteria were considered for the Corporate Excellence Award: Conducting a highly engaged and successful workplace giving campaign Executive leadership is engaged in all […]

DIY: Herbal Soap Making From Scratch

                  Handcrafting soap from scratch is a mesmerizing and enchanting process.  Watching the transformation of oil and water makes you feel like a scientist, chemist, alchemist, or perhaps an herbal magician.  There’s nothing quite like the satisfaction of lathering up with a luscious bar of your own homemade soap, and I’m beyond excited to share this DIY skill with you! After bathing with your homemade soap, you’ll be hooked.  Industrial soap companies remove the glycerin from soap in order to produce bars that are firmer and longer lasting.  Glycerin occurs naturally during the soap making process, providing a moisturizing quality to soap. Since handmade soap retains glycerin, it is gentler and more moisturizing to the skin than conventional store-bought soaps.  […]

The Sunday Steep!

I just finished mowing the grass in the back garden and flopped down on the hammock to survey my fine work. Watching the busy honeybees zooming in and out of the hive and flying up over the sprawling rose hedge gave me an idea for this delicious tea recipe. I feel so fortunate that seasonal allergies do not keep me indoors during this beautiful time of year, but where I live in the Willamette Valley of the Pacific Northwest, the sneezing and sniffles that come with tree and grass pollens are common. Many folks add Bee Pollen to their diet to help. Bees coat their legs with pollen while they are out gathering nectar and I love seeing our […]

New Video! Aromatherapy Basics: Rose Medicine

  Aromatherapist and author Kathi Keville shares the uses and herbal history of the beloved Rose as a healing aromatherapeutic plant. From lotions to bouquets, this flower has been used to calm us and to inspire love for thousands of years. Learn about uses for rose essential oil, rose elixirs, creams, and more! Looking for more information and rosy products? Rose Essential Oil Kit Rose Hydrosol Rose Skin Cream  Rose Face Wash Rose Essential Oil Love Tea  Aromatherpay: A Complete Guide to the Healing Art