American Ginseng: A Forest Grown Future


As you know, we spend a lot of time thinking about at-risk herbs and what we can all do to support these botanical allies. The issue of overharvesting in the wild is a key reason why Mountain Rose Herbs is increasingly turning to cultivated herbs when possible and why we support certified organic forest farming, particularly for hard-hit herbs like North American ginseng (Panax quinquefolius). We know that to ethically procure these valuable botanicals, they must be consciously and mindfully gathered and harvested. We only work with growers and harvesters who have been fully vetted, who we can trust to cultivate, harvest, and handle our plant allies with the respect and care they deserve. With that in mind, we’d like to show you what successful forest farming looks like.

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Posted by Friends

Mountain Rose Herbs’ Alternative-Fuel and Electric Vehicle Fleet

If you’ve been reading along on the Mountain Rose Herbs blog, you know we’re always looking for ways that we can make smart business choices that address climate change and invest in the health and wellbeing of our community and our planet. Committing to our alternative-fuel and electric fleet of company vehicles is one key piece to this commitment.

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Posted by Shawn

Guide to Brewing Tea

As you no doubt know, the Mountain Rose Herb team loves a good cup of tea. Our in-house artisan tea experts blend our teas with health and well-being in mind using superior botanicals to create nourishing, delicious teas with rich, organic flavors and nuanced tasting notes. But the quality of a tea is best showcased when it is brewed correctly. If you appreciate a fantastic cup of tea, here are some pointers on how to create your dream cuppa’.

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Posted by Heidi

How to Make Thieves® Cleaner


Over my years of DIY tinkering I’ve created over a hundred body care, culinary, and green cleaning recipes. Some I love seasonally, others come and go for one reason or another, and some shining stars remain a constant in my everyday life. One member of this VIP list is a “Four Thieves®” multi-surface spray. It’s easy to make, and its versality means that it earns its keep in my natural cleaning supply closet. It also smells fresh and invigorating and cuts grease with the likes of commercially available soaps and sprays.

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Posted by Jessicka

How to Upcycle Herbs After Making Infusions, Oils, Tinctures, and More

If you’re like me, you aim to not waste any of your herbal ingredients—you understand that hard-working pollinators and farmers put a lot of love and care into getting the finest organic botanicals into your cupboard. This is why I began exploring ways to reuse my herbs after making herbal preparations. Through years of making tea, infused oils, tinctures, vinegars, and honeys, I’ve tinkered up some fun ways to upcycle the remaining plant material, often called the “marc,” into other fine uses and crafts.

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Posted by Jessicka

Loose Leaf Tea vs. Tea Bags

I love a good cup of tea and I love that there is literally a tea for any circumstance I may find myself in. Thus, my tea collection is just as varied as the many different experiences that I go through each day. When I first began drinking tea, I knew it mainly as something to ease my cold symptoms. I remember standing in the tea aisle in the grocery store, all stuffed up, staring blearily (and somewhat blankly) at the various tea boxes. Since then, I have learned a lot about the wonderful world of tea. I have tried them all bright and fruity, deep and sultry, and nutritive and soothing, each offering something uniquely wonderful. My biggest tea lesson to date came when I tried loose leaf tea for the first time. There was no comparison in flavor. After that, it was not long before the boxed teas disappeared from my shelves at home and were replaced by meticulously hand-labeled jars filled with all my favorite teas.

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Posted by Maia

Bilberry and Hawthorn Berry Syrup

I am a fan of Lynn Rosseto Kasper’s public radio cooking show The Splendid Table. I was particularly intrigued with a 2020 episode in which she talked about a recipe for butternut squash roasted with a cider reduction syrup that she made by simply reducing sweet apple cider from four parts down to one part. I thought—as I am wont to do—“What if I put herbs in that delicious syrup?”

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How to Soothe a Bee Sting at Home & in the Wild

We’re getting to the time of year when some species of bees, wasps, and hornets get more aggressive, so we’re more likely to get stung. In late summer and fall, these stinging insects start to prepare for winter at the same time that their natural food sources are depleted. They’re hungry and their instinct to protect their hive and, particularly, their queen becomes more intense. I sometimes get “hangry” too, so at some level I get it, but being on the receiving end of a yellow jacket’s misplaced fury is a big drag. Fortunately—so long as you are not allergic to bees and wasps—there are a number of very effective natural and herbal remedies if you’ve been stung.

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Posted by Heidi

3 Healthy Chia Seed Pudding Recipes

Chia pudding is one of those foods that people often have very clear feelings about. They are either fully “Team Chia!” or are squicked out by the texture. The texture of chia pudding is all about proportions—a tiny change can make or break it. When you dial it in correctly, chia seed pudding gives you a delicious, high-fiber snack or topping that is beneficial for your gut, rich in Omega-3s, and provides protein and a number of essential minerals and antioxidants. Chia pudding is also a perfect vehicle for herbal powders which means you can easily customize the flavors and add herbal support!

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Posted by Heidi

Mountain Rose Herbs Awarded Gold Stevie® Award!

Longtime friends of Mountain Rose Herbs know we thrive on creating unique experiences. In 2021, it was no surprise to the people who know us best when we announced we were developing a first-of-its-kind essential oil marketplace. The Mountain Rose Aroma Bar is intended to engage the senses through high-quality, ethically sourced essential oils and personal aromatherapy products. So, we mindfully designed the Aroma Bar to provide shoppers with a sumptuous setting in which to experience some of the world’s most captivating pure essential oils. We are incredibly honored to announce that the branding and design of the Aroma Bar has just been awarded a Gold Stevie® Award and selected as the Marketing Campaign of the Year in the retail category of The 2022 American Business Awards®!

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Posted by Heidi

Herbs for Fire Season Support



My mountains are on fire. I watch the hungry flames lick at my familiar skyline. Fire trucks zip up and down our canyon road as helicopters wheel overhead. I smell smoke, and know what comes next: weeks of gray skies raining ash, then months to years of barren blackened slopes and tree stumps where yesterday I petted my favorite sages and lingered under expansive old oaks.

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We offer one of the most thorough selections of certified organic herbs, spices, and botanical products and are commited to responsible sourcing.

American Ginseng: A Forest Grown Future

We are increasingly turning to cultivated herbs and certified organic forest farming to procure at-risk herbs like North American ginseng.
WRITTEN BY Friends

September 22, 2022

Mountain Rose Herbs’ Alternative-Fuel and Electric Vehicle Fleet

Committing to an alternative-fuel and electric fleet of company vehicles is part of our commitment to invest in the health of our community and our planet
WRITTEN BY Shawn

September 21, 2022

Guide to Brewing Tea

The finest qualities of teas are best showcased when brewed correctly. Learn about the factors that go into a perfect tea-sipping experience: tea quality, storage, quantity, water temperature, and steep time.
WRITTEN BY Heidi

September 16, 2022

How to Make Thieves® Cleaner

When it comes to green cleaning, versatility and effectiveness are of the most important things to consider. This Thieves® multi-purpose spray recipe cuts heavy grease, battles unwanted germs, and smells delightful. After trying your hand at this easy natural cleaning recipe, it will surely become a staple in your natural cleaning supply closet.
WRITTEN BY Jessicka

September 16, 2022

How to Upcycle Herbs After Making Infusions, Oils, Tinctures, and More

Have you ever asked yourself what you can do with herbs after you've made tea, infused oils, tinctures, vinegars, and honeys? Here are some fun ways to upcycle the remaining plant material, often called the “marc,” into other fine uses and crafts.
WRITTEN BY Jessicka

September 12, 2022

Loose Leaf Tea vs. Tea Bags

The world of loose leaf tea is a magical and herbaceous place, find out why we prefer loose leaf when it comes to tea brewing.
WRITTEN BY Maia

September 9, 2022

Bilberry and Hawthorn Berry Syrup

Adding herbs and spices to an apple cider reduction syrup is a delicious way to bring more botanical support into your diet. Join us as jim mcdonald shares his special recipe with cardiovascular-supporting berries.*
WRITTEN BY jim mcdonald- Guest Herbalist

September 7, 2022

How to Soothe a Bee Sting at Home & in the Wild

While we love our pollinator friends, getting stung is a total drag! These simple natural remedies will help soothe the burning and itching associated with a sting. Included are ways to address a bee sting at home or in the wild!
WRITTEN BY Heidi

September 6, 2022

3 Healthy Chia Seed Pudding Recipes

Chia seed pudding is a perfect vehicle for herbal powders, so you can customize the flavor and the herbal support in a delicious snack or breakfast bowl.
WRITTEN BY Heidi

August 28, 2022

Mountain Rose Herbs Awarded Gold Stevie® Award!

We are honored to announce that Mountain Rose Herbs has earned a Gold Stevie® Award for the Marketing Campaign of the Year in the retail category of The 2022 American Business Awards®!
WRITTEN BY Heidi

August 27, 2022

Herbs for Fire Season Support

If you live in an area prone to wildfire, you know that fire season brings a whole list of things to prepare for including ways to relieve discomforts derived from smokey air and overcast skies. Here are some helpful herbs and resources to help support respiratory health and emotional wellbeing during fire season.
WRITTEN BY Jiling Lin- Guest Writer

August 23, 2022