When it comes to living well and feeling your best, few things have a larger impact than taking care of your body. But finding the purest, most organic and efficient nutrition for your body — to take care of it inside and out — can sometimes be a challenge. Fortunately, there’s Mountain Rose Herbs, a company that is certified organic through Oregon Tilth and the the USDA, fair trade certified, kosher certified and produces zero waste.
Note From Editor: After testing many Herbal Supply companies over the years, I’ve found Mountain Rose to the most reliable. I like their no-frills approach — they don’t have coupons or free-offers, or other gimmicks. In my experience, their attention is on the quality of the products.
Whether you’re looking for organic herbs and spices, pure supplements or body care products, Mountain Rose Herbs has a product line to meet your unique needs. Check out some of these great finds from their site.
Rooibos Green Tea
This organic, fair trade certified Rooibos Green Tea is chock full of antioxidants, trace minerals and nutrients, such as Vitamin C, Calcium, Potassium and Magnesium. A light, slightly herbal taste makes it appealing to most palates. Plus, it doesn’t contain caffeine, so you can drink it any time of day without feeling jittery.
This tea is available for $4.25 for 4 ounces at Mountain Rose Herbs.
Unrefined Organic Coconut Oil
If you’re a health nut, you’ve likely heard the buzz about coconut oil and its incredible health benefits. Rich in the Omega-3 fatty acids our bodies need, this Unrefined Organic Coconut Oil has been found to have antiviral and antibacterial properties. In addition, studies performed on populations in the Pacific Islands and southeast Asia, where people use coconut oil as a primary source of fat, are considerably less prone to heart disease.
It’s great when used for health from the inside out, but this coconut oil is also great for making scrubs, masks, lip balms, nail treatments, hair care and massage oil. Whether you use it inside or out, the benefits of coconut oil are something not to be missed.
This oil is available from Mountain Rose Herbs for $37.00 for one gallon.
Liver Care Capsules
If you’re looking to create good overall health, cleansing and nourishing your liver, the organ that has the sometimes overwhelming task of detoxifying the body, is a great place to start. Knowing what to take and how to take it can be tricky, though, when it comes to herbal formulations. Formulas and quality vary greatly from company to company.
Fortunately, Mountain Rose Herbs offers a variety of combination herbal capsules, including Liver-Care Capsules, that are made of organic or ethically wild-harvested herbs without preservatives, additives or anything else undesirable. Plus, their capsules are Vegi-caps and are gelatin free.
A blend of organic Milk Thistle Seed, organic Burdock Root, organic Artichoke Leaf, organic Dandelion Root, wild harvested Oregon Grape Root and organic Turmeric keep your liver functioning at its highest level, ensuring that your body is cleansing itself as efficiently as possible.
Liver-Care Capsules are available from Mountain Rose Herbs for $14.75, as well as an assortment of other great capsules addressing a range of health concerns.
Herbal Facial Steam
Many of us know that what we put on our bodies is as important as what we put in them. Sometimes, though, finding that perfect product to keep our skin looking great without parabens and chemicals is nearly impossible.
Fortunately, Mountain Rose Herbs offers a variety of skin-care products that keep your face looking great without harsh chemicals. Their facial steam, for example, formulated from organic herbs and essential oils, is perfect for restoring skin’s vitality and giving your pores the deep clean they need, without scrubbing away healthy oils necessary for proper skin balance.
If you’re looking to get the most possible bang for your nutrition buck, Dulse, a red seaweed harvested in cool waters of the Atlantic coast of Canada and along the shores of Norway and Ireland, is a great place to start. Containing a wide variety of vitamins and minerals such as beta-carotene, calcium, iron, potassium and — perhaps most notably — iodine, Dulse flakes have been used for a variety of medicinal purposes and are indicated for their assistance in creating thyroid hormones.
These flakes have a slightly salty taste and can be added to food. A quarter-teaspoon a day provides the minerals you need to keep your thyroid functioning properly.