The Juniper Ridge Story

Juniper Ridge uses sustainably harvested plants and traditional steam-distillation techniques to handcraft high quality home and body care products at our workshop in Oakland, CA.

By focusing on plants native to the West Coast, we bring the wild beauty of nature into your home.

HARVEST

…if it comes from nature, it is going to change… Unlike synthetic fragrances, these wilderness perfumes are extracted from real, native-plant sources.

PROCESS

We crawl around in mountain meadows. We smell the wet earth beneath fir trees, and try to determine exactly what those scent notes are in the wind sweeping over a glacier. We conceive of our fragrances throughout the West, on dirt roads and trails, around campfires, and formuate in our Oakland, California workshop. All to capture the beauty of the Mojave Desert at sunrise, thick blanket of fog draping the wildflower gardens of Big Sur, or a late-season, sun-baked, snow carved, glacial canyon high in the Sierra Nevada.

FORMULATION

All Juniper Ridge products are 100% Natural and produced using old perfume making techniques including distillation, tincturing, infusion and enfleurage. A hundred years ago, all perfumes were made this way. Today we continue to handle every step of the process ourselves, 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.

FIELD LAB

The outer-experimental edge of what we do is in the Field Lab. These extremely small-batch, trail-made fragrances are produced in numbers usually less than a hundred, and are designed as aromatic snapshots, capturing the wind on a particular day in a particular wild place.

STEWARDSHIP

All of our plants are wildharvested with the utmost sensitivity and respect for the existing wildscape. We return to the same stands year after year to carefully monitor regrowth. We never use alien or invasive species and are actively involved in native plant restoration projects from San Diego to Seattle. 10% of all of our profits are annually donated to a portfolio of Western Wilderness Defense organizations. We 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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