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Summer Scents: DIY Essential Oil Roll On Perfume

Sweet, sublime summer! After many long months of rain and cloudy skies, I am ecstatic to finally enjoy warmth and sunshine. From making tea pops to camping, there are so many enjoyable activities to squeeze into the short amount of sunny months here in the beautiful Pacific Northwest.

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Posted by Miriam

Why We Go Out of Stock

We know there’s nothing more inspiring for our customers than a fully-stocked apothecary or spice cabinet. Here at Mountain Rose Herbs, we pride ourselves on providing herbal enthusiasts with a veritable buffet of botanical bounty. Our organic farmers across the world do their very best to support us in that mission, and we are constantly inspired by their ability to provide harvests of such exceptional quantity and quality.

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Posted by Jana

Easy and Organic: Homemade Herbal Baby Wipes

Once I reached a certain age, it seemed that the majority of my friends started having children. This exciting and pivotal time of life is often also overwhelming for new parents. Between lack of sleep and the responsibility of caring for a tiny human, most new parents need a little extra self care support from their friends and family. I love to give the gift of time—whipping up a favorite nourishing dinner recipe, helping with the (seemingly never-ending) laundry, or watching their little one so the parents can get some sweet, uninterrupted sleep.

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Posted by Miriam

How to Use Argan Oil + DIY Serum Recipe for Vibrant Hair

I like to spend as much time as possible outdoors, adventuring and enjoying all the beautiful places throughout the Pacific Northwest. However, I have found that exposure to the elements and ‘roughing it’ can take a toll on skin and hair over time. With that in mind, I did some research and ‘discovered’ the wonderful world of argan oil. Incorporating organic argan oil into my skin care routine was an easy way for me to nourish my skin and hair while ensuring that I was using a product that was good for me and good for the planet.  

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Posted by Hannah

Southwest Squash Tacos with Spicy Adobo Grill Rub Seasoning

Every late summer, I go down to a friend’s farm in Southern Oregon to help harvest and preserve the hot peppers they grow there. We smoke the jalapenos in a homemade smoker, then preserve them in jars in an AMAZING adobo sauce that we prepare from scratch. The result is a flavor profile that can transport you to a summer night barbeque even in the dead of winter: rich, hot, and smoky with hints of balancing sweetness.

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Posted by Shelley

Gruit: An Adventure in Herbal Homebrewing

People who have never homebrewed always ask me why I bother, citing the plethora of amazing craft beer choices available today. While there are a lot of great independent breweries making beers that I adore, nothing beats savoring a glass beer I brewed myself. Plus, homebrewing my own beer ensures I’ll always have access to my favorite styles brewed just the way I like them. Some of my favorite herbal additions include grains of paradise or smoked peppercorns in rustic saison,  a big floral pop of chamomile in a Belgian witbier, or adding a kick to a rich stout with bird’s eye chilies and cacao nibs.

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Posted by Kiley

Protecting Pollinators with Organic Agriculture

In midsummer, our fields of certified organic Echinacea purpurea are a purple blaze as far as the eye can see. The nearly shoulder-high flowers that take root in these Pacific Northwest soils are a pollinator favorite, and native bees and butterflies flock to the fields in droves. The sheer multitude of winged beings that encircle each bloom is an impressive sight to behold—visual proof of the power of organic agriculture.

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Posted by Kiley

Herb-Infused Summer Cocktails and Mocktails


My partner and I find great joy in sharpening our novice mixology skills in our kitchen overlooking the Douglas fir-covered hills of Eugene, Oregon. Having daily access to thousands of herbal delights at Mountain Rose Herbs has really upped our homemade cocktail game!

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Posted by Raychel

Tips for Planning a Fun-Filled Father's Day

The other day, my six year old daughter, Amelia, asked, “Why don’t they have a Kids’ Day?”. This was in response to the fact that Mother’s Day had just passed, and Father’s Day was coming up. I suppose every kid asks this question, and I remember having the same curiosity. In response, like a knee-jerk reaction, I gave the cliché parental rebuttal, “Because every day is Kids’ Day.” Cue the eye-rolls.

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Posted by Mason

What Are Essential Oils?

Essential oils are used in natural fragranceskin and body care, natural DIY home upkeep, and aroma-support recipesImagine taking the refreshing scent of a whole peppermint plant and putting it into a tiny bottle, or capturing the heart-warming fragrance of rose petals in a single drop. Essential oils are produced from all sorts of aromatic plants, and we've learned how to extract these oils through the art of distillation

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Posted by Christine