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Sara

Sara, Marketing Coordinator, is our social media and content strategist. She was born and raised in Colorado but has been enjoying the beauty of the Pacific Northwest for the past five years. When she isn’t content planning and monitoring social media for Mountain Rose Herbs, she can be found supporting artists and buying veggies at the local farmers market, volunteering at the dog rescue, exploring different parts of Oregon, and cooking up delicious meals with her partner.

Recent Posts

What is Vegetable Glycerine and How is it Used?

This sweet, syrupy liquid often comes with a negative connotation, but not all vegetable glycerine is the same. It’s true that most vegetable glycerine on the market is a by-product of the soap-making and biodiesel industries, but safe, high quality glycerine does exist. Here at Mountain Rose Herbs, we carry pure organic vegetable glycerine and find it to be a wonderfully versatile ingredient for herbal preparations.

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Our Top Recipes of 2017

While looking forward to a fresh new year, it’s important to take a moment to reflect on the past. From natural body care formulations to tasty culinary recipes, we had a blast creating a variety of DIY herbal recipes for you all. Here are 5 recipes from 2017 that really shined! Find out for yourself why they were so popular:

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Our Favorite Botanical Books

If you ask any herbalist, body care enthusiast, or culinary lover, most would say that having a few reference books on hand is a must. We introduced a variety of new and exciting products in 2017, and our book section was definitely not forgotten. Here are five of our favorite new books from some pretty awesome authors!

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5 Must-Have Essential Oils For Aromatherapy

Whether you’re new to essential oils, or you’ve been using them for years, most folks will agree that you don’t need a wide variety to really experience the joy of aromatherapy. At Mountain Rose Herbs, we’re passionate about offering high-quality, organic whenever possible, 100% pure essential oils—all handpicked by our in-house aromatherapist. We’ve highlighted our top five best-selling essential oils (among the 100+ that we carry) along with some of our favorite ways to use them.

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What Is Frankincense?

This blog was originally published in 2012. Because it's so popular, we decided to update it for you. Enjoy! 

Many of us here at Mountain Rose Herbs are big fans of frankincense and its fresh and grounding aroma. While most folks are familiar with the essential oil these days, there are actually a few different ways in which you can enjoy the wonderfully unique aroma of frankincense.

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Top 6 Herbal-Inspired Potluck Recipes

When the air gets cooler and the days shorter, it’s time to cozy up indoors with good company and good food. Here at Mountain Rose Herbs, one of our favorite things to do this time of year is to create delicious, herb-inspired recipes to share with our co-workers. When you have a variety of flavorful, organic spices to play with, you can’t help but get creative in the kitchen!

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Guide to Peppercorns

Believe it or not, pepper was once more valuable than gold. In fact, it was used as currency as early as 1000 B.C. This favorite spice originated in southern India but now makes an appearance on spice racks and kitchen tables all around the world. While black peppercorns may be the most commonly used, we love having a variety of peppercorns in our culinary toolbox. They add different flavors (and colors) to anything they touch!

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Interview with Herbalist and Seed-Saver Richo Cech

In early August, we had the pleasure of visiting with herbalist Richo Cech from Strictly Medicinal Seeds at his ranch in southern Oregon. We were greeted not only by Richo’s friendly smile, but also by his beautiful garden full of thriving herbs and happy pollinators.

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Creamy Cashew Basil Pesto


One of my favorite things about living in the Pacific Northwest is the abundance of fresh, organic produce. I make sure to visit the local farmers market weekly to take in the sights and smells that entice me to create delicious and nutritious meals. Of course I also keep my spice rack stocked with dried organic spices  so I can dress my veggies with a variety of flavors.  Read More
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Love Tea Simple Syrup

This Love Tea simple syrup is something special. With hints of cacao and cinnamon, this floral syrup is perfect for crafting unique cocktails or adding to a cozy morning latte. It’s also an easy addition to sparkling or ice water: refreshing, with a delicate flavor that will mystify your friends!

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