Thursday, April 25, 2013

Delivery from MountainRoseHerbs!

Ooh I'm so very excited. I just recently got in a nice big order of MountainRoseHerbs products to start incorporating into my natural care routines. There was so much on that site I wanted, I could probably have spent a thousand dollars... but I kept myself under $200. Here's what I got for my money!

  • Meadowfoam Seed Oil
  • Rosehip Seed Oil
  • Bentonite Clay
  • Tamanu Oil
  • Vitamin E Oil
  • Lavender Essential Oil
  • Sea Buckthorn Oil
  • Lemongrass Essential Oil
  • Carrot Seed Oil

I'm experimenting with these products now, and I'll be posting what I do with them as I stumble across successes!

For this post at least, I can tell you that my guy and I have used Tamanu oil before. I find that it is very mousturizing, and I like incorporating a small amount of it into my OCM. He prefers to spread it, undiluted, all over his face after shaving, and then let it soak in a couple minutes before wiping it off. He says it really keeps his skin from getting irritated, helps combat stray pimples, and just keeps his face happy overall.

Now, I always hear explicit warnings about the smell of Tamanu oil. Really though, I don't see what the big fuss is about. It does have a distinct smell, but it isn't anything bad in my opinion. It's the smell of natural beauty!

See how beautiful it really is? I just love looking at the plants whose oil we use to better our lives. They could easily be just ornamental, but instead are functional as well. Amazing!

So wish me luck on my new oil journey! Do any of you have a favourite, less-common oil similar to these? I'd love to hear about them!

Gallery containing Tamanu plant photo... because I can't get it to work properly up there
Tamanu plant image by Tatiana Gerus


  1. I hear you – I always have to hold my horses when online shopping for raw material as well … even when I plan on only buying the essentials it can mount to hundreds of dollars! I've heard good things about tamanu oil, maybe I should give it a try. Are you planning on using carrot seed oil as a sunscreen?

    1. I actually got the carrot seed oil just for some of its healing properties (now THERE'S a smell I can't stand!), although I have recently stumbled across some forums with posts about natural sunscreen... that'll be something I'll look into soon!

  2. Hi Ashley! We are thrilled to be part of your natural living adventure. Thank you so much for your support of Mountain Rose Herbs! Enjoy ~Kori @ Mountain Rose Herbs

    1. Well I'm thrilled that you supply such great products! I'll definitely have to go visit my friend soon, who just so happens to live in Eugene...

  3. Ooh they all sound sumptuous Ashley! I must admit I'm a real novice at the old herbs and natural living - but would be really interested to hear what amazing 'recipes' you create!
    Ali x

    1. I'm stuck just using the lemongrass in everything right smells so good.... I'll manage to branch out soon enough. ;)