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Our Favorite Botanical Books

If you ask any herbalist, body care enthusiast, or culinary lover, most would say that having a few reference books on hand is a must. We introduced a variety of new and exciting products in 2017, and our book section was definitely not forgotten. Here are five of our favorite new books from some pretty awesome authors!

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Posted by Sara

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

3 Summer Solstice Rituals

This solar holiday, also known to some as "Midsummer," marks the longest day and shortest night of the year. There is much folklore and myth associated with this holiday, and some traditions consider Midsummer’s Night to be a night where the veil between the human world and the world of the Faerie Folk is at its thinnest—a night the denizens of Faerie might be seen frolicking, making mischief, and dancing in merriment! Shakespeare’s play A Midsummer Night’s Dream is a good illustration of this mythical thread. 

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Posted by Miriam

Eco-Friendly Father's Day


Many of us here at Mountain Rose Herbs are the products of great dads, and we always look forward to honoring them as Father’s Day draws near. If the important father figure in your life is hard to shop for, we have a few suggestions to make the search a bit easier ... and more sustainable! 

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New in the Shop: Certified Organic Bug Spray

Spring is upon us here in Western Oregon, and that means it’s time to head up into the Cascades to see how our treasured stands of Oregon grape and pipsissewa fared after a long, cold winter. The only problem at this time of year is the clouds of mosquitoes and other biting insects that stand between us and our treasured plants. Luckily, we have a new certified organic Bug Spray to help keep these buggers at bay.

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New Seeds Available in the Shop

Though it is still mostly cold and dark here in the Willamette Valley, we often close our eyes at this time of year and dream of our bountiful summer gardens. And our dreams got much bigger this year, as we have added several new varieties of seeds.

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New in the Shop: Cast Iron Teapot Sets


Just in time for the holidays, we have two chic new cast iron teapot sets!

The Gold Turquoise Teapot Set is beautiful and will add flair to any gathering. The teapot in this set is cast with a Tibetan motif -- a must-have for that hard-to-shop-for tea lover. Read More
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DIY: Yoga Mat Spray Recipe

When I lived in Culver City, California, I had a free membership to a lovely little yoga studio. The front room of the studio was filled with the most incredible handmade, earth-conscious products (much like the ones we offer here at Mountain Rose Herbs), including a wonderful bottle of natural yoga mat cleaner that I fell in love with. 

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Posted by Alieta

DIY Liquid Roll-On Deodorant

I like to feel fresh and confident during the hot summer months, but hate worrying about synthetic ingredients. With consumer awareness growing to avoid nasty chemicals on our sensitive underarms, natural deodorants have become one of the most desired personal care products. While there have been lots of "natural" options on the market over the years, many popular brands are now manufactured by larger umbrella companies that might not have your ethics at heart. 

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Posted by Alieta

How To Make Natural Wax Candles

Candles are wonderful tools and delightful additions to any space, especially as fall and winter bring chilly darkness to our days. This flickering source of light adds natural ambience to a cozy room, and feeling of warmth. They can be used to heat essential oils in a diffuser.

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Posted by Alieta