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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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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

New Urban Moonshine Bitters

Our friends at Urban Moonshine have become well-known for their bitters. Their exceptional blends, crafted from certified organic roots and herbs, revive the tradition of dazzling your palate while priming digestion. Never ones to rest on their laurels, these herbalists are constantly experimenting and devising new concoctions to satisfy your bitter tooth. We are pleased to offer two new variations.

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New Herbal Books

Though we have been spending some time prepping our garden beds, the reality is that it will still be fairly cold at night for the next few weeks. And what better way to pass the cold early spring nights than reading one of the new herbal books that we’ve added to our botanical library?

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Adding Essential Oils to Your Morning Routine

Good Morning! Eventually, we all need to roll out of bed. Sometimes it’s easy peasy, others not. Whether you are a morning person or you really need that cup of coffee to be able to start your day, essential oils are an effortless addition to your morning routine.

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Posted by Christine

New In The Shop: Garcinia Fruit Powder

We are pleased to introduce a certified organic, fair trade Garcinia Fruit Powder to our expansive roster of herbs and spices.

Garcinia comes from a fruit-bearing tree that also is the source of kokum butter. Native to India and parts of Asia, garcinia fruit has been used for thousands of years for the distinct sour taste that it lends to foods.

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New Urban Moonshine Tonics

It’s been only a few months since Urban Moonshine’s Guido Masé gave a riveting presentation at our Free Herbalism Project event here in Eugene. Guido and crew have been busy concocting, decocting, and infusing roots, berries, and herbs into exciting new formulations, and we are happy to now offer two new Urban Moonshine tonics: Hit the Hay and Simmer Down.

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Artichoke Leaf Bitters

As someone who has needed to navigate the world of challenging and limited diets, I often depend on bitters to encourage the healthy digestion my body so regularly denies me. When I "oops" on something that doesn’t settle well with my tummy, I reach for one of my favorite bitters. If there isn’t a bottle of Urban Moonshine’s Original formula around, I make my own!

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Posted by Alieta

Peppermint Cloud Body Butter Recipe

This luxurious body butter is a favorite from a recent catalogue. If you haven’t been able to make it yet, we’ve added it to our blog so that everyone can enjoy this velvety delight. There’s something about the combination of the minty aroma and creamy texture that’s irresistible. It’s like mint ice cream … for your skin!

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New Botanical Buttons & Magnets

 We’ve got a great new way that you can literally wear your love for plants on your sleeve -- our lovely and whimsical Botanical button and magnet sets. Featuring some of our favorite inflorescences including: bee balm, borage, chamomile, comfrey, echinacea, lavender, mullein, plantain, rosemary, and sage, these buttons are lovingly made by local Oregon artist Sarah Bast. 

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