Hailey

Hailey grew up on a small rural farm in Oregon surrounded by trees and more animals than you could count on your fingers and toes, Hailey has always had a strong passion for exploration, art, biology, and animals. These passions have led her through various career paths including veterinary medicine, neurodiverse healthcare, and teaching glazing at a local pottery studio. These accumulated skills brought her to the front steps of Mountain Rose Herbs, where she holds the Partnership & Event Coordinator position. When she isn’t planning community events, you can find her cooking up nourishing vegan food, snuggling with her beloved kitty, Indigo, or wandering around mossy creek beds looking for agates and animal bones to breathe new life into her jewelry creations.

Recent Posts

Essential Oil Blends for Naptime

For many of us, naptime can feel like a luxury reserved solely for responsibility-free toddlers. As adults, the complexities and pressures of everyday life (aka “adulting”) all too often drive a hard wedge between staying afloat and being well-rested. When we do find those rare moments of peace and quiet, the rambling chatter in our brains can make a power nap feel more like a worry session. With the seemingly endless obligations and expectations that arise from work, relationships, and life in general, it’s no wonder that restlessness is an all-too-familiar theme in the modern human experience.

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Non-Alcoholic Herbal Gin Fizz Recipe

During the initial brainstorming phase for this blog, I’ll admit that I felt a tad silly for attempting to emulate a mocktail of a gin fizz. After all, the first word in this classic cocktail’s name is the primary ingredient that I could not utilize in an alcohol-free version. As a big fan of gin's complex, piney flavor, I knew it would take some trial and error to recreate such a uniquely flavorful alcohol alternative. Along with the absence of the usual star ingredient in a gin fizz, I also wanted to make this mocktail vegan. With over a decade of being vegan under my belt, that was the easy part!

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Essential Oil Blends for Summer Road Trips

With summer right around the corner, many of us are gearing up for adventurous journeys to familiar or undiscovered destinations. Hitting the wide-open road with a car packed to the brim, blasting your most beloved sing-along tunes, and playing endless games of I Spy or license plate bingo on a long road trip can sometimes be more rewarding than the destination itself. As enjoyable as driving many hours through winding forested roads and picturesque hills can be, road trips are not without their own set of challenges. Everything from stuffy air, motion sickness, backseat bickering, and impatient irritability are all too familiar nuisances when traveling in a car for a prolonged time. 

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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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How to Make Natural Botanical Dyes for Cotton

Stumbling upon a pristinely white piece of fabric is an uncommon, likely even nonexistent occurrence around my household. White tea towels, clothes, bed sheets, and just about every milky-toned fabric in between has, somewhere down the line, fallen victim to my highly mess-prone and creativity-hungry hands. Whether it be my unintentionally stained coffee tie dye” kitchen towels or my most beloved DIY indigo-dyed pants, altering the original hue of fabrics is one of my favorite ways to express myself creatively.

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9 Ways to Celebrate Herb Day

As the springtime sun begins to shine through the clouds and blossom-speckled botanicals make their annual debut, there is no better time of year to celebrate the profoundly magical flora that surrounds us. Each year, the first Saturday of May we celebrate Herb Day. This holiday is an opportunity to bring together herbalists, environmentalists, and plant enthusiasts alike for a day of honoring our planet’s beloved botanicals. Throughout existence, plants have served as a lifeline of oxygen, energy, food, and medicine that play a crucial role in the future and longevity of Earth’s living creatures. For thousands of years, plants have been utilized around the globe as an integral healing resource that has shaped the world of herbal wellness we know today.

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Understanding Aroma Notes For Essential Oil Blending: Top Notes

First impressions play an important role in shaping our perception of the world around us. Although lasting a mere few moments, our initial encounters with a new person, place, or thing, can leave a lasting impact that sets the tone for how we make decisions in our day-to-day interactions. First impressions are particularly persuasive when our sense of smell is involved, as our emotions and memories are tied closely to our olfactory system.  

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Understanding Aroma Notes For Essential Oil Blending: Middle Notes

In my last blog on understanding aroma notes for essential oil blending, I dove into the foundation of a blended fragrance, known as the base note or fixative note. In this article, Ill be delving deeper into what is considered the heart of a fragrance, commonly referred to as the middle note or mid-note.

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Understanding Aroma Notes for Essential Oil Blending: Base Notes

The art of essential oil blending is a delicate and thoughtful process that I often compare to the individual layers added to a painting. Just as each brush stroke on a canvas gradually builds on the layer of paint underneath to create a harmonious result, crafting essential oil blends applies the same principle. In the world of perfumery and essential oil blending, the three commonly recognized “paint” layers are known as fragrance notes, which encompass top notes, middle notes, and base notes. At the foundation of these blended layers, you will find base notes.

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DIY Detangler & Anti-Frizz Spray Recipe with Marshmallow Root

Whether your unique mane coils into bouncy ringlets, twists into wild waves, or cascades down as straight as a pin, you’ve undoubtably experienced bad hair days. On too many occasions to count in my life, I’ve stumbled out of bed in the morning and glanced into the mirror to find a sight only explainable by a bird crafting a nest out of my frazzled locks overnight. After reaching for every fancy spritz and spray buried in my cabinets, I’d more often than not be left with relatively tamed frizz, greasy roots, and a wafting heavy perfume fragrance that was less than desirable. Inevitably, I would succumb to the classic slicked-back ponytail or throwing my mop of hair under a big hat on days such as these.

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2024 Herbal Events Calendar by Mountain Rose Herbs

All of us here at Mountain Rose Herbs are thrilled to embark on another year of exciting herbal event endeavors! Last year, we had the much-anticipated opportunity to reunite through in-person gatherings, along with continuing our virtual events to ensure herbal education remains accessible to those out of arms reach in the PNW. In 2024, we're looking forward to watching the blossoming return of herbal events and strengthening the bond of the ever-expanding herbalism community.

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Hailey

Hailey grew up on a small rural farm in Oregon surrounded by trees and more animals than you could count on your fingers and toes, Hailey has always had a strong passion for exploration, art, biology, and animals. These passions have led her through various career paths including veterinary medicine, neurodiverse healthcare, and teaching glazing at a local pottery studio. These accumulated skills brought her to the front steps of Mountain Rose Herbs, where she holds the Partnership & Event Coordinator position. When she isn’t planning community events, you can find her cooking up nourishing vegan food, snuggling with her beloved kitty, Indigo, or wandering around mossy creek beds looking for agates and animal bones to breathe new life into her jewelry creations.

Recent Posts

Essential Oil Blends for Naptime

Taking naps can be great for your health, but many of us find it hard to turn off the mental chatter. Try these 3 essential oil blends to help settle a stressed mind and help you drift off to a rejuvenating mid-day rest.
WRITTEN BY Hailey

July 10, 2024

Non-Alcoholic Herbal Gin Fizz Recipe

With more of us ditching the alcohol these days, we were inspired to transform a botanical gin fizz into an herbal booze-free alternative that was also vegan! You are going to love this refreshing herbal mocktail.
WRITTEN BY Hailey

June 20, 2024

Essential Oil Blends for Summer Road Trips

Elevate your summer road trip game with these four essential oil blends. There are blends to support motion sickness, mental alertness, awakeness, and calm nerves.
WRITTEN BY Hailey

June 17, 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

How to Make Natural Botanical Dyes for Cotton

Discover an eco-friendly alternative to dyeing fabric using botanicals and learn how to make herb-dyed cotton sachets.
WRITTEN BY Hailey

May 13, 2024

9 Ways to Celebrate Herb Day

Herb Day is an opportunity to bring together herbalists, environmentalists, and plant enthusiasts alike for a day of honoring our planet’s beloved botanicals. Check out these 9 fun ways to celebrate the plants this Herb Day.
WRITTEN BY Hailey

May 3, 2024

Understanding Aroma Notes For Essential Oil Blending: Top Notes

Discover the importance of first impressions with top-note essential oils and learn how to use them to make your own perfumes, room sprays, body oils, and more.
WRITTEN BY Hailey

April 17, 2024

Understanding Aroma Notes For Essential Oil Blending: Middle Notes

Discover how to blend pure plant magic perfumes and mentally stimulating aromas by learning about the heart of essential oil blends: middle notes!
WRITTEN BY Hailey

April 3, 2024

Understanding Aroma Notes for Essential Oil Blending: Base Notes

Learn how to craft well-balanced and long-lasting aroma blends by understanding the foundation of essential oil blending: base notes!
WRITTEN BY Hailey

March 18, 2024

DIY Detangler & Anti-Frizz Spray Recipe with Marshmallow Root

Smooth and detangle your locks with this easy-to-make herbal hair care spray, and discover the endlessly customizable potential of DIY hair care!
WRITTEN BY Hailey

February 25, 2024

2024 Herbal Events Calendar by Mountain Rose Herbs

Looking to learn, grow, and connect in 2024? Check out our list of local and national herbalism events that we'll be attending or sponsoring. We can't wait to see you this year!
WRITTEN BY Hailey

February 14, 2024