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Best Carrier Oils for Aromatherapy

In aromatherapy, we are constantly talking about diluting essential oils in a carrier. But what is a carrier, and which should you choose? Here we’re going to cover the organic carrier oils that are most commonly used for topical recipes and massage.

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Posted by Christine

Vegan Calendula Salve

One of my favorite herbal preparations to make is a salve. For me, the aroma of wax and olive oil always evokes memories of summers spent adventuring through the beautiful wild places of the Pacific Northwest.

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Posted by Hannah

Cacao & Vanilla Body Scrub

Adoration for cacao can be traced back to ancient cultures in Mesoamerica. Bitter beverages made from the crushed seeds of this voluptuous fruit were enjoyed with a belief that these pods had magical properties. Mildly stimulating with a pronounced twinkle of euphoria, cacao was reserved for sacred rituals and royalty.

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What is Vegetable Glycerine and How is it Used?

This sweet, syrupy liquid often comes with a negative connotation, but not all vegetable glycerine is the same. It’s true that most vegetable glycerine on the market is a by-product of the soap-making and biodiesel industries, but safe, high quality glycerine does exist. Here at Mountain Rose Herbs, we carry pure organic vegetable glycerine and find it to be a wonderfully versatile ingredient for herbal preparations.

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Posted by Sara

How to Make Massage Oil

This blog was originally published in 2014. Because it's so popular, we decided to update it for you. Enjoy! 

One of our favorite ways to enjoy the benefits of aromatherapy is to craft our own massage oils. Whether you're enjoying a relaxing evening with your partner, blending for your professional practice, or doing some self-care massage after a long day on your feet, a good massage blend is a must-have! The best part about making your own massage oil is that you get to craft something truly unique and just right for you or your loved ones!

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How to Maintain a Natural Beard

With the nights getting a bit cooler, many of our friends and colleagues are starting to turn their attention towards growing luxurious beards for the autumn and winter seasons. Maintaining a beard using only natural ingredients can be daunting, but we’ve found that keeping your beard clean is a great first step towards maintaining a soft, healthy feeling beard.

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DIY Toothpaste for a Fresh Mouth

Taking good care of your mouth does more than just preserve your bright smile. A healthy mouth and healthy body go hand and hand. More and more studies are showing that good oral hygiene and oral health can improve your overall wellness, yet most mainstream oral care products contain a slew of hard-to-pronounce, synthetic ingredients. Lately, we’ve enjoyed using our Oral Care Extract.

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What is a Body Scrub?

Here in Eugene, Oregon, summer is in full swing. One of our favorite things to do after spending long days in the sun is to pamper our skin using a body scrub.

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DIY Beauty Products from Hello Glow


Here at Mountain Rose Herbs, we love to make our own natural body care. These fun do-it-yourself projects allow us to ensure that we are using only the highest quality organic and natural ingredients. The finished products reflect our commitment to sustainability and our desire to provide friends and family with safe and beautiful goodies. One of our favorite guides to the world of DIY cosmetic creations is the wonderful book Hello Glow by Stephanie Gerber.

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DIY Herbal Salves

Salves are such a simple, effective, and useful way to take in herbal goodness! They can easily be slipped into a purse, pocket, or first aid kit. Although semi-solid at room temperature, salves soften once applied to the skin, making them less messy than oils. They also make great gifts and are an easy and approachable way to introduce newbies to the power of herbs. Plus, salves can be crafted for a wide variety of topical uses. The addition of beeswax will protect, soothe, and nourish your skin.

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Posted by Irene