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Here We Brew a Wassailing: Making Spiced Cyser


Thanks to pop culture references from blockbusters like
Harry Potter and Game of Thrones, mead is experiencing a renaissance. For years, this delicious golden nectar has been saddled with a reputation of being overly sweet, or only to be enjoyed while at a medieval festival or dinner. But no longer! Mead has retaken a seat at the craft beverage table with many metheglins (spiced meads) and fruited meads leading the way. I’ve enjoyed meads with traditional culinary herbs including saffron, cacao nibs, vanilla, ginger, chilies, and cinnamon, as well as more traditional brewing herbs such as mugwort, yarrow, juniper berries, and hops.    

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Posted by Kiley

DIY Dry Shampoo Recipes with Arrowroot Powder

There’s been a lot of buzz lately around DIY and natural hair care products. We’ve shared some no-poo recipesDIY hair rinses, and hot oil treatments before for those of us wanting to look fabulous without using harsh chemicals, and now we are in love with these herbal powders!

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Posted by Jana

DIY Rooibos Tea Blends

Wonderful hot or cold, rooibos tea pairs well with many other herbs and spices. Try making some of these delicious combos at home for a real afternoon treat!

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Posted by Hannah

Natural Tattoo Care

Tattooing is a very old art form and has been practiced by indigenous cultures for over 3000 years. Modern tattooing began in the United States in the mid-1800s, and here in Oregon, we are fortunate to be exposed to a wealth of beautiful body art. Any good tattoo artist will tell you that the aftercare for your new tattoo is the most important part of the process. Gone are the days when petroleum-based products are applied liberally. We have excellent solutions to ensure your sensitive new body art stays vibrant for years to come.

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Using Treatment Pumps

We are loving these sleek treatment pump sets! Ideal for facial oils, massage oils, infused herbal oils, and other oily, and herbal preparations. Available as a set in both 1 oz. and 2 oz. sizes in either cobalt or amber glass,we also sell the  pumps individually.

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What Are Grains Of Paradise?



We’ve recently been experimenting with our certified organic grains of paradise, and we’ve found that they have a multitude of uses in the kitchen and beyond.

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New: Organic Kumaon Tea


We’ve got a fantastic new tea that we’re very excited to share! Our organic Kumaon Black Tea has a story that’s as intriguing as its delicious floral notes and earthy, vegetal finish.

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New Book: Growing At-Risk Medicinal Herbs

Here at Mountain Rose Herbs, we are extremely passionate about protecting our wildlands and seeing that our valuable botanical allies are preserved for future generations. For the past few years we’ve been participating in the Forest Grown Verified program in partnership with our friends at United Plant Savers.

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New: Pipsissewa Extract

Today is Beltane, an ancient Gaelic festival that celebrates the halfway point between spring equinox and summer solstice. It is a time to celebrate fertility and optimism as the days continue to get longer. One of our favorite things to do at this time of year is to head up to the Cascades and celebrate the fertility of our old growth forests. As we get above 4000’ in the mountains, the primary ground cover changes from Oregon grape, our state flower, to pipsissewa.

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New: Couchgrass Extract

We’ve added a new variety to our line of single herbal extracts, commonly referred to as tinctures, and we are very excited to introduce our certified organic Couchgrass Extract.

Also known as dog grass, this plant is an invasive grass that thrives in regions with warm summers and cool, wet winters, like here in the Willamette Valley.

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