Raychel Kolen, blog contributor, originally hails from the Midwest but has been calling Oregon her home for more than a decade. With her master’s degree in journalism from the University of Iowa, Raychel enjoys storytelling in all its forms and especially relishes the opportunities to visit our farm partners in the Pacific Northwest and across the globe, shining a light on the remarkable efforts these hardworking farmers are doing to grow and nourish our beloved botanicals. When she isn’t thinking about marketing strategy or teaching workshops at the Mother Earth News Fair, Raychel can be found adventuring in the outdoors, foraging for wild mushrooms, fermenting fresh veggies in her kitchen, or hanging out with her hubby and sweet rescue dogs.
Meet the Pacific Northwest farmers who grow our organic nettle leaf, an herbal powerhouse perfect for nourishing infusions and more!
April 9, 2020
Mountain Rose Herbs staff use time-tested recipes and old-fashioned techniques to craft high-quality body care products for those who don’t have time to make their own.
October 21, 2019
Celebrating pumpkin spice season doesn't have to stop with a latte! Here are ten ways to use our organic pumpkin pie spice blend for every meal!
September 16, 2019
Meet the family whose commitment to crafting the finest organic jojoba oil in the world transcends trends and spans generations.
August 14, 2019
We travel to Sicily to visit our family farm partners who cultivate some of Italy’s finest culinary herbs for our grateful chef customers here at home.
May 22, 2019
Learn how to preserve your handcrafted and natural body care formulations with these five easy tips! We've got several plant-based additions and prep tips to extend the shelf life of your favorite creations.
January 10, 2019
If you love fire cider, but you don’t have time to wait, here’s a method that takes half as long! Learn how to make a quick, warming fire cider that has all the kick of a traditional recipe.
January 4, 2019
Revisit the best of 2018 with our most popular recipes of year! These how-to guides are perfect for getting started with natural body care, herbal remedies, soap making, and more!
December 18, 2018
Meet an Italian passionflower grower whose family has passed down its agricultural wisdom through the generations while inspiring other farmers to embrace organic growing practices. Stories like his inspire Mountain Rose Herbs to develop lifelong relationships with our extraordinary farm partners.
October 25, 2018
Looking for fragrance that inspires? Visit a family farm in the European countryside where sage and other local herbs are lovingly grown, harvested, and distilled into organic essential oils.
September 7, 2018
We passionately promote sustainable agriculture everywhere we grow, but especially in our Pacific Northwest backyard. Hear our local farmers explain why they’re so proud of their organic practices!
August 23, 2018