Mountain Mama Natural Foods

Colorado Springs, natural foods, organic produce, deli, bakery, supplements & body care

Mountain Mama is a family owned and operated natural food store located in Colorado Springs, Colorado & features Natural Grocery, Organic Produce, Vitamin/Supplements, Natural Body Care, Perishables, Frozen Foods, Bulk Foods, Bulk Herbs as well as an in-house Bakery and Delicatessen. Mountain Mama is a west side landmark just minutes away from Colorado College, The Broadmoor and Downtown Colorado Springs.

Mountain Mama opened for business in 1979.  From a somewhat humble beginning, Mountain Mama has grown and earned a solid reputation and a very loyal following.  For over three decades,  Mountain Mama has been a integral part of the west side and larger community of Colorado Springs continually supporting the healthy and active lifestyles of its residents.  Many Mountain Mama employees have been with the company for well over a decadesome over two decades, which speaks well of the sense of community Mountain Mama has created and the experience and knowledge of its staff. Drop in today to see what Mountain Mama has to offer you!

Shining Mountain Herb Adventure Travel Kit GIVEAWAY

Shining Mountain Herbs - Adventure Kit GIVEAWAY

Adventure Travel Kit - Stay Healthy While You Travel $44.99 Value

Adventure Travel Kit - Stay Healthy While You Travel $44.99 Value

Product Description

Every moment counts, so don't miss a beat. The Adventure Travel Kit is designed to keep you feeling great when you head out to explore the world. We believe deeply that life is precious and should be enjoyed to the fullest every second of every day. We love to travel and explore the beautiful places and cultures of the world. For that reason, we have carefully and thoughtfully chosen the certified organic products in this kit so that you too can have the time of your life on your next worldly adventure. 

This Kit Contains...

journey well - A liquid herbal extract to support immune resistance during travel.*

better belly bitters - A liquid herbal extract that supports and protects the digestive system.*

bedtime bliss - An aromatherapy inhaler formulated to promote restful sleep and relaxation.*

hygienic hands - A hand sanitizer that cleans and protects your hands for better health.*

stainless steel flask - The perfect way to mix a dose or two of liquid extract into your favorite beverage and take it on the go! BPA & Phthalate Free. 

Certified Organic

All of the products in this kit are Certified Organic by the Global Organic Alliance, Inc.

Gluten Free

Our herbs are naturally gluten-free and all of our extracts are made with Organic Ethyl Alcohol derived from sugarcane so that they may be enjoyed by those who are gluten sensitive.

GMO-Free

All our herbs and products are free of Genetically Modified Organisms (GMOs).

This kit sounds pretty great, right?! The beauty is we are giving it away for free, details on that later. First, we wanted to pass on the story of Shining Mountain Herbs. If you have followed our blog at all, you know we really enjoy the story behind the companies we support. We love to know the why behind what they are doing. We feel like when you know someone's "why", then getting on board is easy. When it comes to the natural health world, often it seem like there is a miracle in most of the stories and who doesn't love hearing about people getting well? Here's the story behind Shining Mountain Herbs: 

Our Story

We first came to herbalism because our daughter suffered with eczema at a very young age.  Her pediatrician at the time recommended topical steriods indefinitely. We knew that there had to be other ways to help overcome the health challenges, that would be in harmony with her young and growing body.  Sheila had been studying herbology for a while so she looked into various herbal remedies, some to help with the symptoms and some to help with the underlying causes. This led to a life long love of herbal medicine and the power that it holds.  We are continuously amazed by the bounty and beauty of nature with its timeless wisdom.  
We "bought the farm" in 1995 with the intention of growing medicinal herbs that are considered endangered in the wild by the United Plant Savers (a group devoted to preserving medicinal herbs in nature).  Our love of nature and herbology inspired us to want to give back by helping to protect the wild stands of at risk plants. We chose to focus on Osha because it grows locally and is not cultivated commercially.  We continue, to this day, to perfect our cultivation techniques.  Very few people have been able to cultivate Osha and we feel lucky to be helping to unlock the keys to its propagation.  Our hope is to learn and share these techniques so that others can cultivate Osha to supply the growing demand for this powerful medicinal.
The process of learning how to farm at 7,000 feet has been long and at times very difficult.  Sheila once mentioned to Richo Chech, owner of Horizon Herbs where we source most of our seeds, that the learning curve was so steep.  He responded with, "The steeper the curve, the more exercise you get!"  Wow, have we all been getting a lot of exercise! Farming medicinal herbs at 7,000 feet is unique, so our vision evolved to cultivating medicinal herbs that at thrive at altitude.  Our pristine and intense environment supports the growth of exceptional quality medicinal herbs.  Growing the botanicals onsite is incredibly valuable as an herbal company.  It allows for "seed to product" nurturing and attention to detail.  It lessens our carbon footprint, and it allows for an herbal wisdom and understanding that goes beyond books. It is an honor to nurture the botanicals that we use in our products.
Sheila has studied with many herbalists and is a Certified Clinical Herbalist from East West School of Herbology.  She loves the herbal wisdom of different cultures and really valued the East West School of Herbology's education that included learning about Western, Chinese and Ayurvedic herbal traditions.  Shining Mountain Herbs grows Western, Chinese and Ayurvedic herbs and they are used in our formulas.  Our formulated extracts are a combination of herbs brought together to address both the symptoms and the underlying causes of the dis-ease state.  We deeply believe in vital living and as such feel that tonic formulas that build the body to prevent illness are also an important aspect of a wellness program.   As such, we have developed a line of tonic formulas created to bring vitality to everyday living.  
The dream of Shining Mountain Herbs would not have been possible without Tim's wisdom and efforts in creating the infrastructure.  He has designed the irrigation systems, the greenhouses, drying room, herb production building and much more.
Shining Mountain Herbs vision and intention is to bring beauty, light, love and healing miracles to those that take our products.  Our deepest desire is that we can make the world brighter,  more beautiful and more joyous by being here. Our herbal family has now grown to 10 folks that put their hearts and wisdom into creating products that promote wellness and vital living.  A big part of our dream and intention is to uplift people by the experience of working at Shining Mountain Herbs.  We want to make the world brighter and our little valley a more prosperous place by being here.

 

Cool HUH?! We loved it too! Okay, okay we know you are all waiting for the details on how to win this AWESOME KIT, from such an AWESOME COMPANY! Well, as usual, we like to keep it simple! 

1. Comment below - tell us where you are traveling to this summer! Make us jealous! :)

2. Find a post about this giveaway on FACEBOOK and COMMENT & SHARE with all your Facebook friends! 

Easy Peasy! Now, you should know that this GIVEAWAY will end Tuesday, July 8th! So don't mess around or you will miss it! 

Good Luck!