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A Still Life: Hydrosol Distillation with Our Organic Growers

Hydrosols are pure botanical extracts produced by distilling fresh leaves, fruits, flowers, and other plant material to create aromatic waters. Although they have similar properties to their essential oil counterparts, they are more delicately scented. These high-quality flower waters are loved for their ease of use and versatility in aromatherapy and body care formulations. Recently, we had the opportunity to speak with the husband-wife team who craft our certified organic hydrosols. During a brief lull in the harvest season, they graciously took a moment to tell us more about how they create these delightfully fragrant waters.

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Posted by Jana

9 Best Essential Oils for Stress Management

Stress impacts the human body and behavior in predictable ways. Chronic stress increases heart rate, elevates stress hormones, raises blood pressure, and causes a rash of affects that can include headaches, body pain, fatigue, nausea, sleep issues, emotional distress, etc., all of which, when left unchecked, contribute to serious health issues. We know that a healthy diet, plenty of exercise and rest, mindfulness, and relaxation are all key to long term stress-relief strategies. Together, they lower cortisol, increase endorphins, promote sleep, reduce negative effects of stress, and improve mood. The devil, of course, is in the details. Trying to carve out the time to exercise, cook a healthy meal, get more sleep, or do something we enjoy can be… well, stressful. Sometimes we just have time for something small and meaningful. And that, in a nutshell, is the beauty of incorporating essential oils into our lives; aromatherapy doesn’t require us to carve out extra time. Like firelight and relaxing music, these oils can gently boost contentment and relaxation while working quietly in the background of our days.

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Posted by Christine

6 Supportive Essential Oil Blends and When to Use Them

One of my favorite things about working with essential oils, besides their amazing properties, is blending them together. So, when it came time to craft our line of pure essential oil blends I was thrilled! Looking to the little bottles of oil filled with inspiration in my office, thinking about a Mountain Rose Herbs line of functional blends, I was able to focus not only on their aromas and how they work together, but also on their purpose. There are six inspirational blends in this line, each of which focuses on a specific need.

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Posted by Christine

Essential Oils for the Morning

Eventually, we all need to roll out of bed. Whether you are naturally a get-up-and-go type person, or you’re the sort who needs a cup a coffee to start functioning, invigorating essential oils are a simple way to jumpstart your morning routine. Some of our favorite scents for getting going include citrus oils for their sweet and sunshiny top notes, evergreen oils for their grounding aromas, and bright oils for their stimulating and motivating qualities. With endless possible combinations, it’s easy to create a custom blend to kick-start your morning with aromatic goodness (we’ve included some of our own favorite morning oil blends to get you started!).

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Posted by Christine

Summer Essential Oil Diffuser Blends

On golden summer nights, it is so nice to come home, pour a cup of tea, and get the diffuser going to refresh your space and spirit. Diffusing pure essential oils into the air allows you to enjoy the many benefits of herbal aromatherapy.

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Posted by Kendle

Summer Breeze Natural Linen Spray Recipe

If you use a natural laundry detergent, or if you make your own laundry liquid, you probably have realized that the scents of the essential oils you used do not last quite as long as their chemical-laden commercial counterparts. Many of us really do appreciate that long-lasting clean smell, and it can feel like a trade-off of making the switch to natural alternatives—that is, until you learn how to incorporate organic linen sprays to enhance your earth-friendly laundry care routine.

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Posted by Jessicka

Triple Rose Moisturizing Face Cream Recipe

When choosing or crafting a natural moisturizer for your face, it helps to understand the benefits and drawbacks of the different oils included in the recipe. Facial skin tends to be more delicate and sensitive than the rest of the body, and it can be a little tricky to adequately nourish your complexion without either smothering your pores or causing irritation. This is why organic rosehip seed oil is one of the most universally loved choices for gentle moisturizers. 

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Posted by Heidi

Eucalyptus Oil Uses + Deep Breaths Facial Steam Recipe

Eucalyptus essential oil has become a staple in the collections of aromatherapy dabblers and experts alike. Steam distilled from the leaves and twigs of the Eucalyptus globulus tree, this oil is well known for its cleaning properties and ability to support open breathing. With a little practice, this distinctive essence may easily become one of the most versatile oils in your aromatherapy and green living toolkit!

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Posted by Christine

Enjoy Aromatherapy Anywhere with Roll-On Essential Oils

To all the aromatherapy lovers who have asked us for ready-to-use essential oils over the years—you have been heard! We are now delighted to offer a collection of safely pre-diluted roll-on essential oils that provide the same premium botanical quality you expect from all your Mountain Rose Herbs favorites, in a convenient and portable form. Pre-mixed with organic fractionated coconut oil, these handy little bottles are especially suited for those who like to get their fragrant herbal fix on on-the-go.

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Posted by Jessicka

Aromatherapy with Tea Tree Essential Oils + Diffuser Blend

For refreshing, pungent, and herbaceous aromas, the Myrtaceae family is an excellent place to start! These woody evergreen botanicals include allspice, manuka, clove, eucalyptus, and a true aromatherapy staple: tea tree. We offer three varieties of oils from this fragrant family of herbs, spices, and bushy shrubs, and putting these energizing essences to work in your scent stylings is an excellent way to brighten your day!

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Posted by Kendle

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