Where We Source Our Organic Herbs: Mountain Rose Herbs
Vital Body Therapeutics makes it a priority to procure our ingredients from trusted and well-established companies who share our commitment to providing high quality and sustainably sourced products. This is why we choose our herbs from Mountain Rose Herbs, an organic, Oregon-based herb grower and distributor, and we could not be more proud to be partnered with them!
Mountain Rose Herbs states their promise to consumers on their website: “From product quality and sustainable packaging, to fair trade practice and watershed conservation, we take pride in doing business right. Our belief that people, plants, and planet are more important than profit guides everything we do.”
How can you get more ethical and thoughtful than that?! This company works closely with at least fifteen Certified Organic farms across the Pacific Northwest to provide sustainably-sourced and wild-harvested botanicals to its clientele.
Besides being OTCO and USDA Certified Organic, Mountain Rose Herbs is Non-GMO Project verified, Earth Kosher, Fair Trade (by Fair for Life program), PCO Forest Grown verified, and Salmon-Safe verified. This company is also an EarthShare Oregon business member, a non-profit organization that essentially protects the planet, and has converted its business to using 100% renewable energy through the CarbonFund.
It is of no surprise that Mountain Rose Herbs was listed as one of the “Best Green Businesses to Work for in Oregon” in 2014 for their commitment to sustainability. It is the first Oregon business to receive the Zero Waste Facility Certification, meaning that 90% of its waste is diverted from the landfill and the environment. In 2017, it received the “Innovation in Philanthropy” award from the Portland Business Journal for the Mountain Rose River Project, an action team created by the company to carry out restoration projects focused on streams and riparian ecosystems.
It is clear that we can go on and on about why this company is so amazing! Mountain Rose Herbs’ philosophy and harvesting practices assures us that its herbs are of the highest quality, and we are certain that using their ingredients in our products is in part what makes them so efficacious, fruitful, and powerful.
By Gloria Huang
Gloria Huang is a Vital Body Therapeutic intern, who is currently a fourth year student of Theater and Communication at UCSB. When she isn't writing for Vital Body or studying for her college classes, she is acting in theater productions and films.