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.Read More
There is a cause for celebration amongst the crew here at Mountain Rose Herbs — it’s finally still light out at the end of our work days! Though spring is still a ways away, one of our favorite activities this time of year is to invoke the season of new growth with a traditional Japanese tea ceremony. We have a brand new Matcha Set in our online shop that has made these ceremonies so much more enjoyable!Read More
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.Read More
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.Read More
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.Read More
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.Read More
It has been a cold winter here in the Willamette Valley, and one of our favorite rituals during these dark days is a candlelit, rejuvenating bath. Our friends at Wild Carrot Herbals have been making these scented botanical bath salts, and we are grateful that their handiwork is helping to soothe our weary bodies!Read More
Mountain Rose Herbs is excited to sponsor a variety of incredible events all across the country again this year. While we can't attend them all, we are honored to be involved in someway. From the Oregon Truffle Festival (yum!) in our hometown of Eugene, Oregon, to the New England Women's Herbal Conference, we’re proud to embrace herbalism, organic farming, sustainable forestry, and delicious eats! Hope to see you there.Read More