3 Superfood Smoothie Recipes Powered by Plants

As I move and shake my way out of cool-weather hibernation (and try to shed some extra winter insulation), smoothies become the perfect breakfast and/or lunch for me. These nutritious drinks keep me feeling light, but still nourished and focused, and I love discovering new ingredients to add to my favorite blended recipes.

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Posted by Jessicka

Partnering to Protect Pollinators

At Mountain Rose Herbs, we believe that nurturing our community and environment go hand in hand. This philosophy is at the heart of our partnerships with local nonprofit organizations who align with our values in land stewardship and environmental justice. One of those partners is Beyond Toxics, an Oregon-based key player dedicated to building a community-driven environmental justice movement in Oregon. Beyond Toxics empowers communities affected by pollution and climate change by working to protect our precious pollinators, restore native plants, and foster a healthier, more sustainable world.

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Posted by Ashley

Whole Herb vs. Standardized Herbal Supplements: Which is Right for You?


We often get excellent questions and comments from the Mountain Rose Herbs community that inspire us on product ideas, blog writing, and more. We recently had a question about the difference between whole and standardized herbal products and how to choose which to use. We are so glad you asked that! 

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Posted by Heidi

Saffron Golden Milk Latte Recipe (Vegan)




Saffron, often regarded as the world's most precious spice, offers numerous benefits beyond its captivating flavor and vibrant hue. Packed with various bioactive compounds, saffron can enhance culinary dishes and add a touch of luxury to mealtime. Its rich color and unique aroma make it a sought-after ingredient in traditional and contemporary cuisines. Beyond the kitchen, saffron's historical use in cultures around the world highlights its value in herbalism and holistic wellness practices. It contains bountiful antioxidants and has been known to support many of our body’s natural functions and mood support.

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Posted by Thomas

Demonstrating Our Vision: The Mountain Rose Volunteer Program

At Mountain Rose Herbs, our commitment to sustainability goes beyond the products we provide. It extends to fostering a deep connection with our community and the environment through our employee volunteer program. This unique initiative offers each of our team members 24 paid hours annually to volunteer at local nonprofit organizations, enabling us to make a meaningful impact while fostering a culture of giving and teamwork.

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Posted by Ashley

Tepache Recipe with Spices

Fermented foods and beverages—abundant in lively bubbles and gut-nurturing probiotics— have been all the rage in recent years.Its safe to say that most of us are familiar with the so-called fermented celebrities” circulating our natural grocery store aisles these days, such as kombucha, kimchi, sourdough bread, sauerkraut, and kefir. However, one drink has surfaced from ancient origins and is quickly becoming the latest-and-greatest fermented beverage: tepache. With just a sip of this tastebud-enticing, effervescent, fermented pineapple drink, you can taste exactly why. 

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Posted by Hailey

Pedaling Towards a Greener Future

Spring is in full bloom, and there’s no better time to tune up your bike, tighten your laces, or get your bus pass than in May – because May is bike Month! Here in Eugene, your vibrant city comes alive with the spirit of cycling, thanks to the fantastic efforts of the City of Eugene Transportation and their regional partners. From free rides to exciting events, and engaging classes, Bike Month is a celebration of all things cycling, designed to showcase the many benefits of biking and to encourage everyone to join in the fun.

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Posted by Ashley

Natural Tattoo Balm Recipe

When I first started getting tattooed, one of my main concerns was how to best care for a new piece. Since a fresh tattoo leaves the skin vulnerable and irritated, it is important to make sure that it receives lots of TLC! First and foremost, I learned you must keep your new tattoo clean. Secondly, ensuring your skin remains moisturized can help keep the skin soft and malleable as it repairs. For topical care, I knew I wanted something that was all-natural and that offered a soothing element to help contend with those scabby, itchy moments that arise after getting a tattoo. To this end, I decided that a balm was the way to go and have not looked back. There are numerous products on the market to help with tattoo aftercare that have been greatly helpful to me. However, with a tattoo appointment fast approaching and being the DIY fan that I am, I decided to take a crack at crafting my own tattoo balm!

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Posted by Maia

Mushroom Powder and Mushroom Extract Powder: What’s the Difference?

Mushrooms are often called a superfood because they are so nutrient-dense. They provide protein, fiber, and antioxidants. They contain essential vitamins and minerals. Even when we dehydrate them, they boast amazing nutritional value, which is why dried mushrooms and mushroom powders are such useful pantry items to have on hand. However, some of the most beneficial bioactive components in mushrooms, called beta-glucans—are in the chitin—the mushroom’s cell wall layers—which cannot be broken down by the human digestive system. To access these bioactive components, we must first extract them. Enter mushroom extracts and mushroom extract powders!

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Posted by Heidi

Nootropic Mocktails: Support Memory and Focus with Summer Sippers

With summer on the horizon, my mixologist husband has started to plan for our annual hot-weather mocktails. He often has a theme in mind. For the last couple of years, he’s been working on functional fizzy drinks that are refreshing and match our wellness goals. This year—maybe because we are at an age where we’re starting to think more about ways to support our remaining brain plasticity and cognitive faculties—he’s focusing on herbs with nootropic properties that support the brain. So far, he has come up with two keepers using brain-friendly herbs that are going to make my patio afternoons delightful this summer.

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Posted by Heidi

Bitter Orange for Qi Stagnation + Recipe

Welcome! Today, hopefully, you will learn something new about the fruit of the bitter orange tree, which originates in Asia but has been part of “Western” herbal medicine for around 1,000 years. Perhaps better known, at least in some circles, for the production of essential oil from its flowers, the fruit of this tree is considered a very important herb in Chinese medicine. Western herbal medicine, however, has never seen it as a significant herb. As the acclaimed Eclectic physician Harvey Wilks Felter stated in 1922, “[It is] stimulant, carminative and tonic, but [it is] used chiefly as a flavoring agent.”

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3 Superfood Smoothie Recipes Powered by Plants

These three smoothie recipes will help you fit nutritious greens, berries, and mushrooms into your diet for a tasty snack or meal that's great on the go!
WRITTEN BY Jessicka

June 12, 2024

Partnering to Protect Pollinators

Pollinators, such as bees, play a crucial role in our ecosystems. By partnering with local organizations that support our values, we can help protect the precious pollinators we depend on.
WRITTEN BY Ashley

June 11, 2024

Whole Herb vs. Standardized Herbal Supplements: Which is Right for You?

We are often asked about the differences between whole herbs and standardized herbal products. Let’s break down the differences so you can make the best decisions for your wellness goals.
WRITTEN BY Heidi

June 7, 2024

Saffron Golden Milk Latte Recipe (Vegan)

Beyond the kitchen, saffron's historical use in cultures around the world highlights its value in herbalism and holistic wellness practices. It contains bountiful antioxidants and has been known to support many of our body’s natural functions.
WRITTEN BY Thomas

June 5, 2024

Demonstrating Our Vision: The Mountain Rose Volunteer Program

Through our Employee Volunteer Program, we offer 24 paid hours for employees to volunteer at local nonprofit organizations, enabling us to make a meaningful impact while demonstrating our values. Find out more about our vision for the future!
WRITTEN BY Ashley

June 4, 2024

Tepache Recipe with Spices

Uncover the history behind the trending fermented pineapple drink, tepache, and learn how to make your own glass of this ancestral beverage at home.
WRITTEN BY Hailey

June 3, 2024

Pedaling Towards a Greener Future

Here at Mountain Rose Herbs, we incentivize our employees to opt for sustainable commute options. This reduces our collective carbon footprint and fosters a culture of environmental stewardship.
WRITTEN BY Ashley

May 28, 2024

Natural Tattoo Balm Recipe

Looking for a natural tattoo balm to care for your fresh ink? This tattoo salve recipe calls upon moisturizing jojoba, coconut oil, shea butter, and soothing calendula to help with body art after-care.
WRITTEN BY Maia

May 28, 2024

Mushroom Powder and Mushroom Extract Powder: What’s the Difference?

Mushroom powders and mushroom extract powders both offer wellness benefits but are not interchangeable. Learn more about their differences and how to use them for health and wellness.
WRITTEN BY Heidi

May 23, 2024

Nootropic Mocktails: Support Memory and Focus with Summer Sippers

With summer on the horizon, we are beginning to plan for refreshing mocktails. This year, we’re all about infusing nootropic herbs for brain support!
WRITTEN BY Heidi

May 22, 2024

Bitter Orange for Qi Stagnation + Recipe

In Chinese medicine, the immature bitter orange fruit, known as zhĭshí (枳實), is frequently used for qi stagnation or constraint. Try this herbal formulation to help move energy in the mind and body.
WRITTEN BY Thomas Avery Garran, PhD - Guest Writer

May 21, 2024