Jessicka

Jessicka Nebesni is the Senior Marketing Strategist and Herbal Liason for Mountain Rose Herbs. She is always working towards sharing the most educational, empowering, and useful resources with the Mountain Rose Herbs community. Having practiced Macrobiotic food preparations in California, beekeeping in Oregon, and making herbal crafts for local farmers markets in New Jersey, she has a wide variety of experiences and knowledge to share. Her passions include preserving food, gardening, practicing herbal wellness, making DIY skin and body care recipes, and living a lifestyle of minimal impact on the Earth.

Recent Posts

3 Magic Moon Milk Recipes for Restful Sleep

If drinking warm milk before bed sounds like the kind of advice you might hear from your grandma—well, it turns out grandma knows best again! Drinking heated creamy beverages before bed has been practiced for centuries and has helped people all over the world drift off into a restful sleep. It is also commonly recommended by Ayurvedic practitioners to calm fiery doshas and to help balance the body before bed. Nowadays, these magical cups of comfort are often referred to as moon milks and incorporate herbs and spices to help assist the body in relaxation.

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Aroma Oils for Spring: DIY Diffuser and Fragrance Oils

 

Spring is in the air, and I’m more than ready to refresh my spirits, feel the sun on my face, and set out on new adventures. With that in mind, I’ve been gathering up my supplies to craft some of my favorite DIY essential oil blends for spring, ones that our Mountain Rose Herbs’ in-house aromatherapist developed with careful intent to clear the mind of lingering winter fog and bring the power and pleasure of aromatherapy wherever we travel, whether it’s a grand European tour or a trip to the grocery store. Warmer days are just over the horizon, which means now is the perfect time to create diffuser blends, fragrance oils, and aroma sprays in preparation for the annual blossoming of spring.

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How to Clean and Upcycle Bottles, Jars, & Other Empty Containers

If you’re anything like me, you don’t like to waste. When you enjoy herbal preparations as part of your daily routine, you are bound to wind up with a stockpile of perfectly good containers that can still be used. But how can you make sure they are cleaned well enough to reuse, and how can you continue to put them to use time and time again? Here are some tips and tricks to help you keep those bottles in circulation.

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Natural Shampoo Recipe With Herbs

Many people want to get away from conventional hair and skin care products for two important reasons; they are full of unpronounceable synthetic ingredients that make it nearly impossible to know what we’re rubbing all over our bodies, and those over-the-counter products are packaged in materials that often can’t be reused or recycled. A lot of us first came to herbalism looking for natural, DIY alternatives. But in regard to skin and hair care formulations, it’s often not so simple.

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Sultry Essential Oil Perfume Recipe With Tonka Beans



Alcohol-based perfumes never sounded attractive to me. I always thought using them would make me smell like I just came from the bar, which is generally not the vibe I am going for. This aversion persisted until I discovered tonka beans (Dipteryx odorata) and learned that alcohol extraction is the best way to bring out their dreamy aroma! Tonka beans are an excellent alternative to vanilla beans in aromatherapy creations and are roughly five times less expensive than vanilla, so you can save your true vanilla for cooking and use tonka beans to get those highly coveted notes for perfumery.

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Homemade Liquid Laundry Soap with Soap Nuts



I have to admit, it was really difficult for me to believe that soap nuts could actually work. My skepticism caused me to walk by them at my local natural grocery store for years. I liked the idea of an all-natural laundry solution, but I figured soap nuts would not be effective enough to take on the heavily soiled laundry from homesteading and an overall active lifestyle. 

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Hot Oil Treatment for Hair


When it comes to hair care, a routine of deep conditioning can make a huge difference in the health and appearance of your hair and scalp. Choosing the right oils is one of the key parts of this process, so I have broken down some of my favorite oils for hair care and shared a luscious hot oil treatment that I formulated for weekly use. 

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Herbal Tea Blend Recipe For Meditation

 

I am not known for my ability to sit still. I am always moving, shaking, and thinking of all of the things that need to get done. This is the main reason that meditation has always been a bit of a struggle for me. I really enjoy it and see its vast benefits, but this act of slowing down does not come easily to me. So, I was delighted to discover that I could reach for some trusted herbal allies to help me slow down, break the cycle of an overactive mind, and sit still for longer than five minutes.

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Tips and Recipes for a Fresh-Smelling Home

When throwing a party, the bulk of my planning revolves around three main things: the tasty foods and craft cocktails/mocktails I will be serving; the parts of my home that need deep cleaning before the big day; and how to make the space smell and feel fresh and inviting. On this list, my favorite part is choosing my home fragrance! People often underestimate the power of scent or just don’t know where to start. With that in mind, I'm sharing some of my favorite tricks and recipes for freshening up a space.

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Cookies and Cream Lip Balm Recipe

Each year around the holidays, I create a new lip balm recipe to share on both the Mountain Rose Herbs blog and with my friends and family. They make a great stocking stuffer and the people in my life enjoy seeing what I’ve come up with for the season. I love that lip balms can be made in bulk for sharing, and I love this fun and useful expression of my craft.

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Chocolate Chip Mint Bath Truffles

A few months back, our friend Janice Cox shared a luscious bath truffle recipe from her book, Beautiful Flowers. After making it several times, I embarked on a journey to create other fun variations from the base recipe. Historically, I have loved making bath bombs, and they make exceptional gifts, but they can also be finicky, even for the well-trained bath bomber. Bath truffles, on the other hand, are a bit easier to work with and contain more rich and hydrating oils and butters. Like bath bombs, bath truffles still fizz and can be customized with different scents, but they hold their shape easier.

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Jessicka

Jessicka Nebesni is the Senior Marketing Strategist and Herbal Liason for Mountain Rose Herbs. She is always working towards sharing the most educational, empowering, and useful resources with the Mountain Rose Herbs community. Having practiced Macrobiotic food preparations in California, beekeeping in Oregon, and making herbal crafts for local farmers markets in New Jersey, she has a wide variety of experiences and knowledge to share. Her passions include preserving food, gardening, practicing herbal wellness, making DIY skin and body care recipes, and living a lifestyle of minimal impact on the Earth.

Recent Posts

3 Magic Moon Milk Recipes for Restful Sleep

These moon milk recipes combine the old-time remedy of warm milk before bed with healthful herbs and spices for the perfect bedtime beverage!
WRITTEN BY Jessicka

April 11, 2023

Aroma Oils for Spring: DIY Diffuser and Fragrance Oils

It is finally time to craft our favorite seasonal aroma oils, diffuser blends, and aroma sprays! Try these four recipes to lift your spirits and welcome the coming of spring.
WRITTEN BY Jessicka

March 25, 2023

How to Clean and Upcycle Bottles, Jars, & Other Empty Containers

Put that stockpile of empty containers back in action with these tips for cleaning and upcycling glass, metal, and plastic containers!
WRITTEN BY Jessicka

March 8, 2023

Natural Shampoo Recipe With Herbs

The issue with making water-based body and hair care products is that they can breed harmful bacteria. This herbal shampoo concentrate is a great way to go natural without the use of preservatives.
WRITTEN BY Jessicka

March 2, 2023

Sultry Essential Oil Perfume Recipe With Tonka Beans

This simple three-ingredient perfume recipe features the vanilla and tobacco notes of tonka beans, earthy vetiver, and sultry sandalwood.
WRITTEN BY Jessicka

February 20, 2023

Homemade Liquid Laundry Soap with Soap Nuts

This DIY soap nut liquid laundry soap is an inexpensive and zero-waste alternative to conventional laundry detergent. Great to have on hand, soap nuts are a multi-functional ingredient for the frugal and toxin-free household.
WRITTEN BY Jessicka

February 10, 2023

Hot Oil Treatment for Hair

For those looking for natural hair care solutions, a simple hot oil hair treatment can make a huge difference in the health and appearance of your hair and scalp. This easy hot oil treatment is easy to make and uses many common oils you may already have.
WRITTEN BY Jessicka

January 27, 2023

Herbal Tea Blend Recipe For Meditation

If you are looking to slow down, break the cycle of an overactive mind, and sit still for longer than five minutes, this DIY herbal tea blend can help you get there. Whether you want to prepare for a lengthy meditation practice, or just need some help unwinding after a stressful day, this easy recipe is a great one to reach for in times of need.
WRITTEN BY Jessicka

January 7, 2023

Tips and Recipes for a Fresh-Smelling Home

If you are looking to learn some new ways to freshen up the smell of your home, these tips are recipes will be a handy resource for years to come! Discover new ways to make your home smell warm and inviting; or fresh and invigorating.
WRITTEN BY Jessicka

December 28, 2022

Cookies and Cream Lip Balm Recipe

This hydrating lip balm pairs the emollient qualities of shea butter with the intoxicating aromas of “Cookies and Cream.” Stock up for the winter or make some fun gifts for your favorite humans!
WRITTEN BY Jessicka

December 20, 2022

Chocolate Chip Mint Bath Truffles

Make up a batch of these chocolate chip mint bath truffles for some uplifting self-care. These cute little scoops of skin-loving goodness make fun gifts and provide aromatherapy support from the winter blues.
WRITTEN BY Jessicka

December 16, 2022