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Two Ways to Make Traditional Chai Tea

It’s chai time, and I’m about to make some of my favorite tea.

Would you like some?

With half of my family from North India, I’m fairly accustomed to the ritual of drinking chai. Not the frothy, ultra-sweet, flavored-milk drink you get from national coffee chains. I mean real chai, made from raw ingredients, and crafted to suit the individual’s preference. And it never fails to surprise me how varied people’s tastes can be.

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Posted by Ek Ongkar Khalsa

Easy Vinaigrette Recipe

Growing up in the Midwest in the 1980s, my family was the rarity – eating organic salads made with real (not iceberg) lettuce every evening. My trendsetting mom’s insistence on organic leafy greens at the dinner table instilled in me a lifelong love of veggies.

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Posted by Raychel

DIY Leave-in Conditioner Hair Serum

Some people might tell you that the best leave in conditioner is simply watered down conditioner.  What if you no-poo?  Or what if your hair is dry and you just need a little something to bring it back to life?  A little oil can help tame wild fly-aways, soften brittle hair in dry temperatures, moisturize and protect a healthy mane, and even add a lovely botanical smell to the light washer or no-pooer.

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Posted by Alieta

Essential Oils for Love

Powerful and intoxicating, essential oils can arouse feelings of love, passion, and attraction. They can enhance your self-appreciation, strengthen bonds with others, and create a memorable moment through scent. Whether you are pampering yourself or spending time with a friend or family member, essential oils can be combined to create luxurious perfumes, massage oils, diffuser blends, and so much more.

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Posted by Christine

Gluten-Free Vegan Cinnamon Rolls Recipe


In my household, with all of our food sensitivities, it can be hard to satisfy sweet tooth cravings. Vegan baked goods can often seem dry and bland, and my son has lamented a couple of times that all of the fun things have dairy. Tackling fun recipes within the framework of these limitations can seem overwhelming, especially for those of us who aren't professional vegan chefs! In the spirit of my own sweet tooth and with the hope to devise a truly yummy baked vegan treat, my partner and I experimented with this recipe using Mountain Rose Herbs ingredients until we found success.

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Posted by Nicole

Frankincense & Myrrh Hand Balm Recipe


I love this season of celebration. This time of year I'm often dreaming of chocolate truffles, forests covered in snow, and catching a glimpse of the Northern Lights. Making special foods, festive treats, and gifts while singing along with my favorite songs brings a glow of happy cheer to my heart—but my favorite part of the holidays is seeing the joy and excitement in other people as they unwrap the gifts I have made for them! This year I decided to create a rich and moisturizing balm to soften the appearance of rough dry skin, using the scents of sacred resins and trees that are often associated with this time of year.

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Posted by Friends

Pumpkin Spice Old Fashioned

With the start of Autumn comes vibrant red maple leaves, cooler temperatures, and the ubiquitous pumpkin pie spiced…everything! Did you know that at Mountain Rose Herbs we offer an organic Pumpkin Pie Spice blend that makes it easy to craft your own pumpkin pie inspired creations at home?

While this spice blend is delicious on top of lattes and cappuccinos, it also makes a delectable addition to a classic Old Fashioned cocktail. We’ve made our recipe extra special by swapping out the traditional sugar with a simple syrup infused with our Love Tea and a homemade bitters.

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Posted by Raychel

DIY Spiced Coconut Dairy-Free Creamer

You may have heard about the resurgence in returning to diets higher in fat. Ever since learning about this trend, I’ve been experimenting with ways to add fat back into my diet. I especially enjoy the luxury that a boost of fatty goodness can bring to a cold morning.

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Posted by Alieta

DIY Body Sprays with Essential Oils

I love the feeling of cool mist on my skin, especially when scented with flowers and citrus and earth. As a teenager, I collected bottles of perfume and reveled in the transformative magic that aroma inspires. Soft honeyed amber, light fruity florals, and spicy evergreen woods set the mood each morning before I adventured out into the world.

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Posted by Friends

DIY: Herbal Tattoo Balm

I’ve gotten a few tattoos in my day and always question the quality of those over-the-counter ointments I'm handed at the tattoo parlor. Of course, the artists are trying to keep us safe while healing, but who needs petroleum products after that kind of skin trauma?

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Posted by Alieta