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What Is An Herbal Syrup?

Herbal syrups are tasty concoctions featuring a mixture of herbs, alcohol, and honey. They are valued for their effectiveness and ease of use. They also make for a flavorful way to experience the benefits of herbs, and are excellent herbal allies to have on hand as the weather continues to get colder. All of our herbal syrups are made with certified organic and consciously wild-collected botanicals, organic alcohol, and raw honey from the Willamette Valley.

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How to Make Massage Oil

This blog was originally published in 2014. Because it's so popular, we decided to update it for you. Enjoy! 

One of our favorite ways to enjoy the benefits of aromatherapy is to craft our own massage oils. Whether you're enjoying a relaxing evening with your partner, blending for your professional practice, or doing some self-care massage after a long day on your feet, a good massage blend is a must-have! The best part about making your own massage oil is that you get to craft something truly unique and just right for you or your loved ones!

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Pumpkin Spice Essential Oil Blend

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

It's the time of year where pumpkin spice scents and flavors are popping up everywhere. Instead of reaching for a candle or room spray that's chock full of synthetic fragrances, try making your own diffuser blend with certified organic essential oils to bring those familiar pie-inspired smells into your space!

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Posted by Christine

Herbs for Healthy Men

We are so grateful for all of the righteous men in our lives, and are always looking for ways to support their health. Lately we’ve been inspired by Rosemary Gladstar’s book Herbal Healing for Men. In this book, Rosemary focuses her decades of herbal studies towards the most pressing health concerns experienced by men. She profiles a variety of herbs that can be valuable allies to men, and focuses first and foremost on lifestyle and dietary tips to help men establish or reinforce long-term habits for wellness.

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Savoring The Tradition Of Homemade Sauerkraut

Preserving food is so much more than extending the year’s harvest. It’s a way to connect with the practices of our ancestors. No matter what part(s) of the world your cultural lineage descends from, your relatives preserved food in one way or another. As we begin to transition into the colder months, I channel that knowledge and dream of how my pantry will evolve throughout the harvest. As the cabbages in my humble garden begin to peak, I get excited thinking of all of the different flavors of sauerkraut I can create.

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Posted by Jessicka

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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Posted by Sara

DIY World Spice Blends

All too often it’s easy to use the same spices over and over again. If they work, then why not? I sprinkle Italian seasoning on just about everything. Turmeric powder and smoked salt are two other popular staples in my houshold. But this season I was determined to bring some new flavors into my kitchen. I’m thrilled to say that these blends did just the trick!

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Posted by Ek Ongkar Khalsa

How To Brew Flowering Tea

In the fall we enjoy the cooler nights and shorter days, not to mention the lovely foliage as the last bits of chlorophyll fade from the leaves. One of our favorite rituals at this time of year to mark the change in seasons is to sit down with a steaming mug of beautiful organic flowering tea.

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Helping Our Employees Support the Environment

Mountain Rose Herbs is proud to be an EarthShare Oregon Business Member. We have organized an employee giving program that connects our staff with like-minded environmental organizations working to protect and defend the places we hold dear. Through this program, we generate thousands of dollars each year for numerous nonprofits in the state of Oregon. For the second year in a row, Mountain Rose Herbs' owners matched every employee donation dollar-for-dollar, meaning our employees' gifts would go twice as far!

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The Importance of Labeling Handcrafted Goods

While crafting your own remedies and aromatherapy blends for your home apothecary can be fun and rewarding, there’s a simple but easy-to-forget step that can leave you with a cupboard full of unused mystery bottles. Don’t let your creations become dust-collectors (or worse … a safety hazard) and properly label what’s inside.

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Posted by Raychel