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DIY Toothpaste for a Fresh Mouth

Taking good care of your mouth does more than just preserve your bright smile. A healthy mouth and healthy body go hand and hand. More and more studies are showing that good oral hygiene and oral health can improve your overall wellness, yet most mainstream oral care products contain a slew of hard-to-pronounce, synthetic ingredients. Lately, we’ve enjoyed using our Oral Care Extract.

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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
Posted by Sara

Love Tea Simple Syrup

 

Herbalists know that syrups are one of the tastiest ways to ingest traditional herbs. However, we can use the same techniques to turn our loose-leaf teas into delicious simple syrups for cocktails too!

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Posted by Sara

DIY Aroma Oil: Capture of Summer Blend

 

As we near the end of summer, what better way to capture the warming scents than in an organic aroma oil? This easy recipe combines pure organic essential oils with organic jojoba oil for a well-balanced blend. Its warming floral aroma is subtle yet bright, so you can carry the long summer days into the cool autumn.

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Posted by Christine

3 Gluten-Free Vegan Recipes for Camping or Backpacking

Summer is in full swing, and one of the things we here at Mountain Rose Herbs love to do on the weekends is take our families into the Cascadia backcountry. To start our weekend off right, we like to pack in delicious fresh food to prepare on the first evening of the trip. This allows us to enjoy the flavors of the season and get everyone excited about the wilderness adventure that lies ahead.

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Mountain Rose River Project: Native Plant Nursery



Berries are ripe, flowers are blooming, and my vegetable garden is in full swing. I feel so blessed to live in Eugene, Oregon, especially in the summer when the sun is shining and everything is bursting with life! Everywhere I look something is growing or ready to harvest. The Native Plant Nursery, managed by the Friends of Buford Park & Mt. Pisgah, is no exception.

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Posted by Alyssa

What is a Body Scrub?

Here in Eugene, Oregon, summer is in full swing. One of our favorite things to do after spending long days in the sun is to pamper our skin using a body scrub.

Why Body Scrubs? 

Body scrubs are an excellent way to exfoliate and moisturize your skin. They can leave you feeling vibrant, refreshed, and oh-so-soft.

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Host an Herbal Game Night!

Growing up, game night was one of my favorite things. Whether playing at a campground with my family by lantern light, or in my living room on a winter evening with friends while sipping hot cider, game night was something special to look forward to all year long. Much of the magic of game night was found in gathering with others and sharing the same activity. Now as a parent, I know that one of the best things about board games is how they engage our brains and cognitive process. What a great thing to combine that wonderful benefit with my love of herbs.

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Posted by Nicole

The Story Behind the Rising Cost of Vanilla

Vanilla beans are the ripened fruit of the tropical orchid Vanilla planifolia. This is the only orchid in the world that produces an edible fruit. Over the last year, we have seen prices more than double for this culinary favorite.

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Posted by Christine

Company Green Teams and Why You Should Have One!

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!

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Posted by Alyssa