Jessicka

Jessicka Nebesni works as a Marketing Strategist and 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. She is currently enrolled in Rosemary Gladstar’s "The Science and Art of Herbalism" and is eagerly awaiting open enrollment for the Master Food Preservers course this coming spring. 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

Aromatherapy Blend for Grief

No matter how fulfilling or joyful our lives are, experiencing sadness and grief is a natural part of our being. When we have the blues, it shows us that we care enough about something to give it our energy. Experiencing this also exercises our ability to navigate through the full range of feelings that we are lucky to possess as humans. As a wise woman once told me, “Not everything is rainbows and unicorns all the time.” At first sound, the statement sounded cynical but the more I pondered it, the more I realized that I was wrong. What it really means is that sometimes it’s okay for things not to be okay. And while the blues can be unpleasant, there are ways to naturally work through them.

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Pumpkin Spice Moon Milk with Chamomile

Moon milk is one of my favorite beverages for eliciting feelings of peacefulness and serenity. Each sip of this herb-filled heated milk fills my belly with warmth and contentment and acts as the perfect vehicle for me to work in the herbs and spices my body craves. Over the years, I’ve created many moon milk recipes, and have also found some wonderful gems from other genius content creators. One of my favorite moon milk mavens is Stephanie from MyTinyLagunaKitchen. She even has a free ebook with some of her amazing adaptogenic creations that I highly recommend!

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10 Creative Things to do with Old Spices and Herbs

There are two times of year that I feel inspired to do a bit of tidying and organizing—at the turn of a new year and in the first days of spring. These different seasons call for different types of cleaning. I love doing a deep green clean in the spring when I can open my windows and hear the birds serenade me as I reinvigorate my space. But winter inspires more organization and the urge to purge the things that are no longer serving their purpose for me. One of the annual new year traditions I have found beneficial for my herbal practice and happy homestead is refreshing my spice rack and home apothecary. I clean out the older materials so that I can open up space for fresh new ingredients that are better able to serve my body and my mind.

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DIY Hand Sanitizer Spray with Four Thieves® Essential Oil Blend

Clean hands are the guardians of health. And while washing your hands with warm soapy water is always best, sometimes life doesn’t allow for that luxury. Have you ever found yourself in a situation where right after you touch something, you have this inexplainable urge to wash your hands? Sometimes you can just feel when something is icky. Having found myself with this reaction more in the past few months, it solidified my practice of carrying homemade hand sanitizer everywhere I go.

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How to Make Homemade Fire Starters with Herbs

Sitting beside a fire is one of my favorite pastimes. The full sensory experience offers so many aspects of comfort: the sensation of being warm and cozy, the abstract performance of the flames dancing, the crackling sound of the wood changing form, the taste of herbal tea or a craft libation I’m likely sipping on, and of course the aroma! Each of these elements brings me closer to a place of peace and contentment.

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Top 10 Recipes of 2020

2020 has been a year of rediscovery. As we have all been limiting trips to public places, many of us have found more interest in cooking and in creating DIY products to use around the home. It was fascinating to take a look at our top recipes of the year and reflect on just what our herbal community has found to be the most helpful in 2020. The silver lining to this year is that, although it has been difficult, we are more resilient than we were yesterday, and we will continue to learn and grow every day forward. We hope you enjoy this recipe roundup as living proof of our collective vision for a healthy and sustainable tomorrow. Cheers to a hopeful new year!

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Solid Perfume Recipes (Calming & Revitalizing Blends)

 Over the years, I’ve noticed that many natural fragrances don’t last quite as long as their chemical-laden counterparts. So, what is one to do when you don’t want to compromise a natural lifestyle to achieve an enjoyable, long-lasting fragrance? In my years-long journey of creating and testing homemade skincare and aromatherapy products, I’ve learned that not only are solid perfumes incredibly handy, but their texture also helps them stay on the skin longer.

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Uplifting Coffee Cardamom Lip Balm Recipe


There’s nothing that puts pep in my step quite the way my morning coffee does. The earthy, roasted aroma and flavor sends signals to my brain that it’s time to “perk” up and get into productivity mode. Knowing what amazing things aromatherapy is capable of doing for our bodies, I wanted to create a way to enjoy this feeling without having that second or third cup of roasted goodness. Lip balm seemed like the perfect candidate as it’s a self-care product that I use often, and I’m always looking for fun and creative lip balm recipes to try. I also appreciate that I can use it as often as I like with no risk of the coffee jitters! This unique lip balm also makes a great gift for your favorite coffee lover.

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How to Substitute Fresh Herbs for Dried Herbs, with Seasoning Recipe

One of the questions that often pops up here on the Mountain Rose Herbs blog is how to make substitutions between dried and fresh herbs. What if your garden bounty is begging to be enjoyed but your recipe calls for dried herbs? Or if you find yourself in the middle of an icy winter with no fresh herbs in sight?

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Organizing Your Home Apothecary

We’ve all seen the romanticized apothecary photos of beautiful glass bottles filled with vibrant herbs and spices. Often as I hone in on the unique tones of color in each jar, I’m reminded of each plant’s complexities, their character, and their purpose. It’s a true gift to have that same feeling when you open your cupboard or medicine cabinet. But with my busy lifestyle, my collection can sometimes become less than tidy or orderly. What I’ve learned is that keeping this area of my life organized provides me with a sense of peace and allows me to enjoy my herbal practice with more fluidity. It’s also a good way to keep an eye on my herbal inventory. Here are some tips to help you organize your botanical goods and ensure that you are making the most of your herbal allies.

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Leave-In Conditioner Recipe for Dogs

Snuggling up to our canine-companions is an act that brings so many of us joy and security. As an adult who has never had children, I’ve always treated my pets as if they were my babies. Natural pet care is important to me, and I bring that approach into everything from the food they eat to the things I put on their coat/skin.

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Jessicka

Jessicka Nebesni works as a Marketing Strategist and 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. She is currently enrolled in Rosemary Gladstar’s "The Science and Art of Herbalism" and is eagerly awaiting open enrollment for the Master Food Preservers course this coming spring. 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

Aromatherapy Blend for Grief

This homemade aroma spray is an ideal support for life’s challenging moments. With revitalizing citrus and soothing chamomile in your corner, you can help break the cycle of thoughts so you can see outside of your grief to begin repairing.
WRITTEN BY Jessicka

February 9, 2021

Pumpkin Spice Moon Milk with Chamomile

This tasty moon milk recipe is filled with herbs, spice, and everything nice. Each sip of this warm evening milk will take you further into a state of peace and prepare you for a restful sleep.
WRITTEN BY Jessicka

February 3, 2021

10 Creative Things to do with Old Spices and Herbs

Here are 10 ways to use up expired spices and herbs so that you can feel good refreshing your spice rack and apothecary without waste.
WRITTEN BY Jessicka

January 18, 2021

DIY Hand Sanitizer Spray with Four Thieves® Essential Oil Blend

This quick and easy hand sanitizer spray offers a convenient and sustainable solution to hand sanitizing on-the-go.
WRITTEN BY Jessicka

January 6, 2021

How to Make Homemade Fire Starters with Herbs

These natural DIY fire starters offer the convenience of lighting a soothing fire and gift you with the enjoyable aromas of herbs and resins.
WRITTEN BY Jessicka

December 30, 2020

Top 10 Recipes of 2020

From tasty bites to luscious skincare, find our top 10 recipes from 2020!
WRITTEN BY Jessicka

December 28, 2020

Solid Perfume Recipes (Calming & Revitalizing Blends)

Learn how to make solid perfume that is ideal for creating a long-lasting scent. You can also make perfume into DIY perfume sticks on-the-go application.
WRITTEN BY Jessicka

December 15, 2020

Uplifting Coffee Cardamom Lip Balm Recipe

Evoke the uplifting and revitalizing effects of coffee in an earthy and intoxicating lip balm.
WRITTEN BY Jessicka

November 27, 2020

How to Substitute Fresh Herbs for Dried Herbs, with Seasoning Recipe

This simple trick will help you easily swap dried herbs for fresh herbs, and fresh herbs to dried herbs.
WRITTEN BY Jessicka

October 21, 2020

Organizing Your Home Apothecary

Organization is key to a successful and useful home apothecary. Here are herb storage tips and ideas to help you get the most out of your herbal allies
WRITTEN BY Jessicka

October 4, 2020

Leave-In Conditioner Recipe for Dogs

Your dog deserves a soft, healthy coat. Make an easy DIY dog conditioner spray to get the benefits of conditioning without the dreaded dog bath.
WRITTEN BY Jessicka

September 28, 2020