In late 2013, I came across an inspiring article from EarthShare about Green Teams. The idea is that a group of employees come together to have candid conservations and brainstorm creative ways to improve their sustainable business practices. I immediately saw the benefit for Mountain Rose Herbs to create our own Green Team, and in March 2014 we held our first meeting!Read More
This blog was originally published in 2014, but we noticed it was a blog reader favorite, so we decided to update it for you. Enjoy!
Combava petitgrain is a bright and uplifting essential oil that is distilled from the leaves and twigs of the Makrut Lime citrus bush, Citrus hystrix. This organic essential oil is used in fragrances and natural body care products. The oil has a soft, thick, citrusy scent with dry, woodsy back notes. It has a strong, long-lasting aroma, reminiscent of lemongrass and petitgrain.Read More
Recently, we visited Devon Young of nittygrittylife.com on her homestead in Amity, Oregon. Nestled between the rolling green hills of wine country, is her charming old-fashioned farmhouse bustling with eight children, a host of farm animals, and friendly furry pets. Devon truly homesteads (“doing things the hard way”), which means she practices subsistence agriculture as much as possible.
Here at Mountain Rose Herbs, we love to make our own natural body care. These fun do-it-yourself projects allow us to ensure that we are using only the highest quality organic and natural ingredients. The finished products reflect our commitment to sustainability and our desire to provide friends and family with safe and beautiful goodies. One of our favorite guides to the world of DIY cosmetic creations is the wonderful book Hello Glow by Stephanie Gerber.Read More
For those of you who count on Mountain Rose Herbs for dried herbs and spices, we're honored! But we strongly encourage our community to support nearby farmers who grow beautiful, fresh botanicals too. Your buying power has the potential to fuel your local economy, reduce your carbon footprint, and promote the cultivation of local varieties of the herbs you love.Read More
As a snacker, I’m always looking for new ways to create delicious treats for myself and friends around me. I find that having healthy snacks on hand keeps me focused and energized so that I don’t feel tempted to grab something last-minute that will give me that not-so-fun two o’clock crash.
Buzzwords are everywhere these days and “sustainability” is right there at the top of the list. But what does it mean to use sustainable business practices? It’s often defined by the triple bottom line – people, planet, and profit – a term coined by author and entrepreneur, John Elkington, in 1994. Elkington believes in corporate responsibility, sustainable development, and looking at the full cost of doing business.
Tattooing is a very old art form and has been practiced by indigenous cultures for over 3000 years. Modern tattooing began in the United States in the mid-1800s, and here in Oregon, we are fortunate to be exposed to a wealth of beautiful body art. Any good tattoo artist will tell you that the aftercare for your new tattoo is the most important part of the process. Gone are the days when petroleum-based products are applied liberally. We have excellent solutions to ensure your sensitive new body art stays vibrant for years to come.Read More