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Alieta

Alieta, blog contributor, is an Oregon native studying at the Columbines School of Botanical Studies and pursuing a second degree in Computer Science at Oregon State University. She enjoys spending her free time hiking in the woods with her Labradoodle, Pepperoni, or enjoying the view from her garden with her cat and a bubbly beverage.

Recent Posts

DIY Exfoliation: Sweet Lime Lip Scrub

As we slowly come out of winter to welcome spring, our skin has been exposed to a long, harsh season of blustery cold. My lips feel dryand  neglected from dodging rain and chilly air, bouncing from cold and damp to warm and dry. My delicate lip skin, if not properly protected and moisturized throughout the season, always starts to peel. Trying to rub away the dry skin can feel gratifying and helpful, but quickly results in cracked lips when a little TLC is really what's needed. 

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Monthly Specials: What's on Sale at Mountain Rose Herbs?

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DIY: Focus Aromatherapy Mist

This is part seven in our eight part series on aroma sprays. Go to part eight.

As a self-identified busybody, I need to recharge each day through special moments of solitude. Sipping herbal infusions, taking walks outside, and enjoying a fresh spritz of plant scents can help stimulate focus when I feel myself fading.

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Monthly Specials: What's on Sale at Mountain Rose Herbs?

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Herbal Events in 2016!

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Winter Solstice Essential Oil Blend

My memories of December take me back to a white farmhouse in the middle of grass seed fields, with my four brothers and one sister, poking ribs and making jokes around the wood stove. If we were lucky, we'd be surrounded by snow and immersed in the scents of our winter home. There's nothing I love more than the aroma of solstice spices, the most beautiful tree all lit up, and the warmth of a wood stove. Read More
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Monthly Specials: What's on Sale at Mountain Rose Herbs?

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Monthly Specials: What's on Sale at Mountain Rose Herbs?

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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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DIY: Hand Sanitizer Gel Recipe


Not long ago, I had the pleasure of driving down the I-5 and back, taking detours to explore lakes and forests along the way. This road trip was planned well in advance, so I had time to prepare a few herbal luxury items including an herbal infused witch hazel for freshening up our faces and this lovely hand sanitizer recipe based on our version of the Four Thieves® Oil Blend recipe.  

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