When you set out to go more DIY in the kitchen, you inevitably run into the problem of ingredients that you might not be able to find at your normal grocery store. Whether you're making cocktail bitters or your own soothing lotion or lip balm, you're probably going to end up with a part of your shopping list left unfulfilled. That's why we've bookmarked Mountain Rose Herbs for all those tricky-to-find ingredients.
To start out, they have one of the most comprehensive selections of bulk herbs and spices that we've found. Everything from Acacia Powder to Yucca Root is available in four-ounce, eight-ounce, and one-pound sizes. You'll save by ordering in bulk, so if you're planning a labor-intensive project, get a friend on board and make a bigger batch so you can share the spoils.
Mountain Rose doesn't stop at herbs and spices, though — they also have a wide selection of culinary salts, premixed spice blends, seaweeds, and sprouting seeds. Pretty much everything you can think of is just a few clicks away.
And don't forget to browse their monthly deals page; they have some great bargains, and you might just find a new favorite ingredient.