Hannah

Hannah, blog contributor, is a native of the Pacific Northwest and an outdoor educator. When she isn’t teaching, she can be found exploring the outdoors with her partner, knitting, gardening, and learning about plants.

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Baobab Oil Basics & DIY Eye Cream Recipe

As we cycle into summer, I am feeling the drive to accomplish more tasks on my ever-growing to-do list. Unfortunately, this creation motivation sometimes results in my waking up with some seriously sleepy eyes! I found myself wanting a nice skin cream full of natural ingredients that would be cooling and kind to the delicate under-eye area. Being a DIY-minded person, I set out to formulate one.

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How to Use Argan Oil + DIY Serum Recipe for Vibrant Hair

I like to spend as much time as possible outdoors, adventuring and enjoying all the beautiful places throughout the Pacific Northwest. However, I have found that exposure to the elements and ‘roughing it’ can take a toll on skin and hair over time. With that in mind, I did some research and ‘discovered’ the wonderful world of argan oil. Incorporating organic argan oil into my skin care routine was an easy way for me to nourish my skin and hair while ensuring that I was using a product that was good for me and good for the planet.  

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Guide to Making Tea

Here in the offices of Mountain Rose Herbs, a delightful cup of tea is never too far away. While brewing loose-leaf tea is a little more involved than bagged tea, it is my favorite way to enjoy a cup. I do love the convenience and ease of bagged tea (like tossing a teabag in a tea tumbler while I’m heading out the door), but I find that loose-leaf tea offers an unsurpassed experience of full, rich flavors and nuanced tasting notes.

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What is Witch Hazel Extract and How to Use It

Favored for its toning and astringent qualities, witch hazel extract has been dearly valued by countless generations. This classic botanical preparation has maintained a prized place on vanities and in bathroom cabinets for over a century, always kept within reach for whenever a soothing or toning topical product was needed. Let's explore this versatile ingredient! Read More
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Vegan Salve Making with Carnauba Wax

One of my favorite herbal preparations to make is a salve. For me, the aroma of wax and olive oil always evokes memories of summers spent adventuring through the beautiful wild places of the Pacific Northwest.

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DIY Rooibos Tea Blends

Wonderful hot or cold, rooibos tea pairs well with many other herbs and spices. Try making some of these delicious combos at home for a real afternoon treat!

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Hannah

Hannah, blog contributor, is a native of the Pacific Northwest and an outdoor educator. When she isn’t teaching, she can be found exploring the outdoors with her partner, knitting, gardening, and learning about plants.

Recent Posts

Baobab Oil Basics & DIY Eye Cream Recipe

Baobab oil has long been valued by crafters of natural body care for its rich and hydrating consistency. Get the origins of this luxurious liquid, and try our easy nighttime under eye moisturizer recipe!
WRITTEN BY Hannah

July 18, 2018

How to Use Argan Oil + DIY Serum Recipe for Vibrant Hair

Add organic argan oil to your daily hair care regime for a non-greasy serum that hydrates and moisturizes—it’s good for you and good for the planet.
WRITTEN BY Hannah

June 13, 2018

Guide to Making Tea

Learn how to properly brew green, black, white, red, and herbal loose-leaf teas to get the best cup every time.
WRITTEN BY Hannah

May 17, 2018

What is Witch Hazel Extract and How to Use It

Find out what witch hazel extract is, learn about its benefits, and get tips on what to look for when purchasing this popular cosmetic ingredient.
WRITTEN BY Hannah

April 12, 2018

Vegan Salve Making with Carnauba Wax

Looking for an alternative to beeswax? If you're eager to make a vegan salve, try this gentle recipe made with carnauba wax, mango butter, and kokum butter!
WRITTEN BY Hannah

February 5, 2018

DIY Rooibos Tea Blends

Curious about how to brew rooibos? If you enjoy blending tea or drinking herbal infusions, this how-to guide and easy DIY rooibos blends are perfect for you!
WRITTEN BY Hannah

January 3, 2018