Juniper Ridge

Trail Soap

SKU: 23733

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All the fragrances in these bottles come from real plants/tree boughs and were extracted in-house using pre-industrial perfume techniques: juice presses, converted whiskey stills and crazy copper pipes.


Note from the creator:
"When I first started this business, I looked everywhere for soaps that smell like real wild plants. But guess what, they don’t exist. The closest thing I could find were soaps with names like "Juniper," "Sage" and "Laurel" but these soaps smell nothing like the real plants they are named for because they are scented with essential oils and not with the real plant.

Essential oils are extracted from plants in a complicated industrial process which yields very sweet, perfumey smelling oils. That’s why "Juniper" soaps invariably smell more like Chanel #5 than anything you are likely to bump into in the Grand Canyon.

So I bought every soap making book I could get my hands on, spent a lot of messy days down in my basement experimenting, and eventually figured out a process by which I could get the scent and color of wild plants into the soap by infusing wild plants in the soap oils. These mild, all vegetable oil soaps are the only soaps I know of that smell like real wild plants because they are the only ones that are made exclusively from wild plant trimmings.

I don’t use any essential oils, perfume oils, or colors - all the smell and color of the soap comes from the wild plant. So now you can enjoy the aromatic pleasures of hiking in the deep, dark woods of the Northwest or the sage blanketed hills of Southern California without ever leaving your tub."

Ingredients + Benefits

Saponified organic coconut, olive and jojoba oils; 100% natural fragrance - tree pitch, plant sap/juice, steam-distilled essential oils.

*Ingredients may be subject to change. The most accurate and up to date product ingredient list can also found on the product packaging.

Brand Info

All Juniper Ridge products are 100% Wild and produced using old perfume-making techniques including distillation, tincturing, infusion and enfleurage. A hundred years ago, all fragrances were made this way. They handle every step of the process themselves, from beginning to end. These formulas vary from year to year and harvest to harvest, based on rainfall, temperature, exact harvesting location, and season. The exact formula depends on what we find in the wind, a conversation with the living, wild ecology.

All of the plants are wildharvested with the utmost sensitivity and respect for the existing wildscape. They return to the same stands year after year to carefully monitor regrowth. 10% of their profits are annually donated to a portfolio of Western Wilderness Defense organizations. They revel in the intact forest habitats of the West, and tirelessly work to promote education as to how best to protect them.
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