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DIY Aroma Oil: Capture of Summer Blend

Many of the organic goodies used for this recipe are 20% off during our End of Summer Sale. Explore our sunny specials and have a fabulous summer!

As we near the end of summer, what better way to capture the warming scents than in an organic aroma oil? This easy recipe combines pure organic essential oils with organic jojoba oil for a well-balanced blend. Its warming floral aroma is subtle yet bright, so you can carry the long summer days into the cool autumn.

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Posted by Christine

3 Gluten-Free Vegan Recipes for Camping or Backpacking

Summer is in full swing, and one of the things we here at Mountain Rose Herbs love to do on the weekends is take our families into the Cascadia backcountry. To start our weekend off right, we like to pack in delicious fresh food to prepare on the first evening of the trip. This allows us to enjoy the flavors of the season and get everyone excited about the wilderness adventure that lies ahead.

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What Is Combava Petitgrain Essential Oil?

This blog was originally published in 2014, but we noticed it was a blog reader favorite, so we decided to update it for you. Enjoy! 

Combava petitgrain is a bright and uplifting essential oil that is distilled from the leaves and twigs of the Makrut Lime citrus bush, Citrus hystrix. This organic essential oil is used in fragrances and natural body care products. The oil has a soft, thick, citrusy scent with dry, woodsy back notes. It has a strong, long-lasting aroma, reminiscent of lemongrass and petitgrain.

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Posted by Christine

Elder Flower Simple Syrup On The Homestead


Recently, we visited Devon Young of nittygrittylife.com on her homestead in Amity, Oregon. Nestled between the rolling green hills of wine country, is her charming old-fashioned farmhouse bustling with eight children, a host of farm animals, and friendly furry pets. Devon truly homesteads (“doing things the hard way”), which means she practices subsistence agriculture as much as possible.

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Posted by Nicole

Paleo Ashwagandha Chocolate Bites


As a snacker, I’m always looking for new ways to create delicious treats for myself and friends around me. I find that having healthy snacks on hand keeps me focused and energized so that I don’t feel tempted to grab something last-minute that will give me that not-so-fun two o’clock crash.  

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Posted by Sara

3 Summer Solstice Rituals

This solar holiday, also known to some as "Midsummer," marks the longest day and shortest night of the year. There is much folklore and myth associated with this holiday, and some traditions consider Midsummer’s Night to be a night where the veil between the human world and the world of the Faerie Folk is at its thinnest—a night the denizens of Faerie might be seen frolicking, making mischief, and dancing in merriment! Shakespeare’s play A Midsummer Night’s Dream is a good illustration of this mythical thread. 

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Posted by Miriam

5 Iced Teas For Summer

Well, it seems as if summer is finally here in the northwest! The weather has been absolutely stunning, and it’s been such a joy to get out and enjoy the sunshine. I’ve been hitting the hiking trail, the outdoor basketball courts, and the river a lot these days.

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Posted by Mason

Homemade Shaving Cream

The organic rosemary essential oil in this recipe is one of our summer sale items. Explore our sunny specials and have a fabulous summer!

For all of us who shave, what if we could look forward to this ritual as an invigorating act of self-care? I am the first to admit that shaving can feel more like a chore. But making this rich homemade organic shaving cream recipe has definitely brightened my mood and helped me embrace this task as a little extra pampering.

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Posted by Nicole

Raspberry Leaf Tea Blend


I love
raspberry leaf! It is a pleasant tasting herb with a mildly sweet flavor reminiscent of black tea but sans all that caffeine. I have fond memories of drinking this blend during my pregnancy many years ago. Since it’s gentle on the stomach, I drank quite a bit, and it really agreed with me at a time when many other foods didn't!

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Posted by Julie

How to Make Herbal Gomasio

This blog was originally published in 2013. Because it's so popular, we decided to update it for you. Enjoy! 

If you love the aroma of toasty sesame seeds and the oceanic saltiness of seaweed, you might soon find this seasoning blend gracing your dinner table nightly. With just a flick of the wrist, this delicious combination of flavors adds a nutritive boost and subtle richness to just about any savory recipe you're making. 

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