Helping Mommas Simplify Taking

Better Care Of Their Family, Naturally!

So that you can feel good about what you're putting in your kiddos body, and yours too!

Get The 5 Most Important Herbs For Your Family

Helping Mommas Simplify Taking

Better Care Of Their Family, Naturally!

So that you can feel good about what you're putting in your kiddos body, and yours too!

Learn The 5 Most Important Herbs For Your Family

Discover The 5 Most Essential Herbs Every Momma Must Know

So That You Can Take Better Care Of Yourself & Your Family

Register For The Class Below

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Hi, I'm Mel

I'm a clinical herbalist, environmental educator, mother, wilderness therapist and the founder of Mountain Mel's Essential Goods. I live in the foothills of Mount Hood, Oregon with my family and our fur babies!

I am super passionate about teaching mommas to use plants as medicine, so that we can have an herbalist in every home... AGAIN! It's all about inspiring you to take better care of our planet, through taking better care of yourself & your family.

Get To Know Mel

Love From My Students


I love it!

“Mel is like a shiny radiant herbal fairy, and all I want to do is focus and absorb, and be a part of the hum- her energy is so big and amazing! Its so obvious her whole heart and soul is in it, and that she cares so deeply about sharing- a wise sage, that isn't boring! It’s fun to listen to her, and hear what's coming next. I appreciate how she lightens the tone, and keeps it relaxed, fun, and full of info. And really, I'm a seeker- I can't stop eating information, lol. I'm a how does it tick type, so knowing about immunity is blowing my mind. I love it. Seriously, this is amazing- I took the afternoon off, so I could dive in!!! YAY!!! 💚 SO grateful for Mel. Really.”


- Amanda S. Mom of 2, Yoga Instructor & Herb Student

Mel is my favorite teacher!

"Mel's enthusiasm for plants is infectious. Her classes feel more like a fun gathering than a learning activity, keeping everyone engaged and not feeling like you are being overwhelmed with information, but absorbing it all at the same time. Phrases such as 'Calendula is my friendula' are forever etched in my brain. Her classes have definitely had a positive impact on the health of myself and my family. Things such as elderberry syrup and fire cider have become staples in my household that we make every sick season thanks to her classes. Mel is my favorite teacher and I am thankful for every lesson she has taught me."


- Cari G. mom of 2

The world of herbalism can enhance your life!

"Mel helps you see how diving into the world of herbalism can enhance your life and help the planet. I have taken countless classes from this amazing human. She is a wealth of knowledge and has a charm and approachability that makes learning from her easy and fun."


- Jessica B. Floral Designer & Mother of Addie

Check Out My Blog

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No matter where you are, you can tune in to learn more about taking charge of your health
and your family's health, the natural way. 

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Tune in for herbal "how to" lessons, and to learn about science-based herbalism, with just a little bit of silly & a touch of woo in there too. Brought to you by Clinical Herbalist, Podcast Host, and Environmental Educator, Mountain Mel.

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Listen to my Podcast

Run by your Host Mountain Mel, you’ll hear interviews with fellow herbalists and get tips and tricks to help you take charge of your health and your family’s health by using plants as medicine in your own home.