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New! Organic Litsea Cubeba Essential Oil

We often find that aromatherapy can be very beneficial to awakening our senses after a long, dark winter. Couple that with our passion for supporting organic agriculture, and you can see how delighted we are to offer certified organic Litsea Cubeba essential oil!

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How We Treat Every Day Like Earth Day

Earth Day is almost upon us and I’ve already heard about all kinds of activities like tree plantings, the March for Science in D.C., river clean-ups, and community garden workdays. April 22 has become a globally-recognized holiday to celebrate the natural environment, raise awareness, and create positive change for the environmental movement. Have you decided what you’re going to do for Earth Day?

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Posted by Alyssa

New: Making Tinctures with Fresh Turmeric

One of the most exciting recent happenings at Mountain Rose Herbs was the arrival of fresh turmeric straight from our organic grower in Hawaii! For decades, we have regularly welcomed dried herbs and spices to our loading docks from growers across the globe, but we’ve never processed fresh herbs in-house until now.

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Posted by Ek Ongkar Khalsa

How to Support Local Growers

We are proud to announce a new herbal resource for our community! We are compiling a list of certified organic local herb growers with under 40 acres in cultivation, so that plant lovers like you know where to go to get high-quality fresh herbs!

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Posted by Ek Ongkar Khalsa

Hydrosols: Farm to Bottle

We are so passionate about organic agriculture and quality herbs that we make regular trips to visit our growers. And we always have a blast! Not only does it expand our understanding of our farmers and what we can do to support them, but it also gives us a chance to make sure that the highest quality processing starts before the goods arrive at our facility. This time around, we got to go behind-the-scenes to see how our amazing hydrosols are made.

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Posted by Christine

Organic Ceremonial Grade Matcha Tea

Spring is in full swing, and that means all the first leaves and shoots of tea plants around the world are just beginning to emerge. We are excited to add a certified organic ceremonial grade Matcha Tea to our selection of green teas.

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Lovage Leaf Muscle Rub

We are in love with this organic muscle rub highlighting essential oils that are not seen in many recipes. It has a soft floral top note and a pleasant herbaceous scent that is slightly balsamic. Applying a muscle rub after a strenuous day of work and play can ease grumpy muscles that may be occasionally sore.

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Posted by Christine

New in the Shop: Certified Organic Bug Spray

Spring is upon us here in Western Oregon, and that means it’s time to head up into the Cascades to see how our treasured stands of Oregon grape and pipsissewa fared after a long, cold winter. The only problem at this time of year is the clouds of mosquitoes and other biting insects that stand between us and our treasured plants. Luckily, we have a new certified organic Bug Spray to help keep these buggers at bay.

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Why Carbon Offsets Matter

Here at Mountain Rose Herbs, we do everything we can to reduce our energy consumption. From powering our facilities with a 100-panel solar array to supporting our local utility’s Greenpower program. However, despite our hard work, we still end up releasing some greenhouse gases into the atmosphere.

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Posted by Alyssa

Vanilla Cardamom Lip Balm

Easy to make and a great self-care tool to always have on hand, lip balm is one of my favorite DIY projects to make at home. With endless options for scents and butters, they can be fully customized and take only 10 minutes from start to final pour to make. Plus, you end up with a beautiful finished product without a long list of chemicals (like what you might find in some big brand lip balm)!

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Posted by Nicole