Juniper Ridge cares about quality. The Oakland-based company makes vegan, wild-crafted perfumes and soaps from real, native-plant sources. They utilize old perfume-making techniques, including distillation, tincturing, and infusion. Their small-batch fragrances are sourced directly on the trails where they originate! You can’t get much fresher than that. Juniper Ridge sends employees to places like the Mojave Desert and the Sierra Nevada, in search of the most tantalizing aromas they can find.
You can read the company’s inspiring story on their website, www.juniperridge.com. You’ll swoon over their tempting array of products. If you’re looking for a holiday fragrance, try their Christmas Fir Field Lab Roll-On Perfume ($25.00). The scent originated in the forests of the Pacific Northwest, an area known for its aromatic trees. The scent notes boast the tangy resin of freshly crushed conifer needles, mixed with jojoba oil, coconut oil, and steam distilled, organic essential oils. It’s a great way to feel festive!
Juniper Ridge also boasts a delightful new line of body washes, which retail for $5.00 for a travel-sized, 2-ounce container, and $12.00 for 8 ounces. We’re craving some sunshine, so we were drawn to the Desert Cedar variety. The fragrance was wild-harvested in the deserts of the Southwest. It contains scent notes of sweet cedar resin. This concentrated castile soap will cleanse your body and transport you to the Mojave Desert at the same time. The contents of the bottle last forever! Be sure to try the other varieties, like White Sage, Cascade Forest, Redwood Mist, Coastal Pine,and the seasonal Christmas Fir. You’ll love them all.
The same delightful scents are featured in Juniper Ridge’s body oil collection. These products retail for $18.00 and are worth every penny. They soothe your muscles as they nourish dry skin. Just massage the oil into every area of your body until it is completely absorbed. You can also place a few drops in your bathtub for a nourishing, relaxing soak. These offerings are chock-full of wildcrafted essential oils!
When you make a purchase from Juniper Ridge, you support a socially conscious outfit that donates ten percent of its profits to a host of western wilderness defense organizations. These organizations are devoted to the restoration of native plants across the west, from San Diego to Seattle. Juniper Ridge really cares about the environment, and give back to it as much as possible. It’s easy to order their products online, but the website also includes a handy store locator. We love this company, and hope you will, as well!