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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

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

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

Tom Kha Fire Cider

Who doesn’t love a hot bowl of Tom Kha? I’m yet to encounter such a person. I first discovered this tasty Thai soup back in college at a local Eugene, Oregon joint. The trifecta of fresh and traditional herbs completely blew my mind. Lemongrass, kaffir lime leaves, and galangal root (where the “kha” in “tom kha” comes from) give this soup its incredible and unmistakable flavor. 

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Posted by Mason

How to Make Elderberry Syrup

This blog was originally published in 2015. Because it's so popular, we decided to update it for you. Enjoy! 

I love cookbooks! Cooking and creating in the kitchen is my bliss. My approach to herbal recipe-making tends to be inspired by decades of kitchen experiments. While a simple elderberry syrup is quite functional and elderberries are delicious on their own, I couldn’t help but fiddle around until I’d crafted my own version of a classic elderberry syrup—full of extra herbal goodness and spicy flavor.

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Posted by Friends

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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What Is Combava Petitgrain Essential Oil?

This blog was originally published in 2014, but we noticed it was a blog reader favorite, so we decided to update it for you. Enjoy! 

Combava petitgrain is a bright and uplifting essential oil that is distilled from the leaves and twigs of the Makrut Lime citrus bush, Citrus hystrix. This organic essential oil is used in fragrances and natural body care products. The oil has a soft, thick, citrusy scent with dry, woodsy back notes. It has a strong, long-lasting aroma, reminiscent of lemongrass and petitgrain.

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Posted by Christine