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Irene

Irene, Customer Experience Director, supervises the daily operations of all our customer-facing activities at Mountain Rose Herbs. When she isn’t ensuring your experience aligns with the goals and mission of our company, she can be found taking care of her adorable twin boys, crafting her own line of body care products, and even harvesting wild plants and gardening.

Recent Posts

How to Make Marbled Tea Eggs

I recently discovered something incredible: marbled tea eggs. I absolutely adore eggs, but transforming them into marbled tea eggs takes them to a completely different level. Tea eggs are a traditional food throughout China, commonly sold by street vendors. There are many variations since each family makes their tea egg recipe a little bit differently, but they all contain black tea, soy sauce, and spices.

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DIY Herbal Salves

Salves are such a simple, effective, and useful way to take in herbal goodness! They can easily be slipped into a purse, pocket, or first aid kit. Although semi-solid at room temperature, salves soften once applied to the skin, making them less messy than oils. They also make great gifts and are an easy and approachable way to introduce newbies to the power of herbs. Plus, salves can be crafted for a wide variety of topical uses. The addition of beeswax will protect, soothe, and nourish your skin.

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Mountain Rose Herbs' Version of Four Thieves® Oil Blend

The recipe for this blend is believed to have originated in the 15th century. According to legend, the concoction was created by a group of four thieves® and grave robbers to protect themselves from contracting the plague while robbing the bodies of the ill and deceased. When apprehended, the thieves admitted to using the formula and disclosed the recipe in order to receive a less severe punishment for their crimes.

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Spring Recipes: Stinging Nettle Harvest

 

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Herbal Hair Care + Herbal Shampoo Recipe

The majority of hair products commercially available, even among those touted as all-natural, contain synthetic detergents, fragrances, petrochemicals, and known allergens. These ingredients can be harsh for the scalp and hair. By making our own hair care products, we can help support the health of our hair and scalp – all while saving money!

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Making Botanical Perfumes & Colognes

Did you know that many perfumes and colognes are manufactured using synthetic chemicals, even petroleum? Many of these ingredients have never been studied for cosmetic use, a scary thought. But the good news is that we can easily create our own perfumes and colognes from natural ingredients.

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Herbal Laundry Formulas: Part 1

                     

When I was young, my mom always hung our laundry outside to dry. I adored the way it smelled afterwards, infused by the enchanting aromas of lush green grass, fragrant flowers, tall evergreen trees, clean country air, and warm sunlight.

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Herbal Laundry Formulas: Part 2

 

Find Part 1 here! 

 

Conventional dryer sheets contain synthetic fragrances, chemicals, and known carcinogens and neurotoxins.  These unnatural substances have been linked to disorders of the brain and nervous system, as well as headaches, nausea, dizziness, depression, loss of muscle coordination, fatigue, drowsiness, and other illnesses. Plus, they’re unrecyclable and end up in landfills.  Consider ditching the toxic dryer sheets and using homemade herbal dryer sachets instead!

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How to Flavor Kombucha

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Brew Your Own Kombucha

Fermenting foods and beverages at home was a common necessity for centuries, and thankfully, we’re seeing a return to these roots. Healthful traditional ferments, like the tea-based beverage kombucha, have become somewhat trendy in recent years. Kombucha can now be easily found at grocery stores and co-ops nationwide, but most of the store-bought stuff is pasteurized and pricey. Fortunately, it’s easy, inexpensive, and fun to make at home! Plus, you can adjust the flavor and sourness to your liking.

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