Return To Topanga
New Botanical Teas
Winter Redwood Field Lab 2019
Skin Love Inspired by the Outdoors
A Christmas (Fir) Story
Hurricane Creek: Exploring the Wallowa Mountains, dreaming up scents
Diffusing Essential Oils
Topanga Canyon, Summer Solstice 2018
The Bar Soap Story
Tahquitz Canyon – Father’s Day Field Lab
Sand to Snow: Desert & Denim exclusive Field Lab
The secret wildflower gardens of Topanga Canyon
In the end, it’s a bottle of that one day, on that one trail, in that place.
There are so many little ecological niches in the Mojave, we could make a different perfume for every canyon.
Every year around March, we hop in the van and hit the road to follow the wildflower bloom.
Our incense is 100% natural. That means there are no synthetic ingredients in our products.
“Our Topanga Canyon seasonal Field Lab collection is the essence of that dream, rooted deep in that place…”
99.9% of the plant material we harvest is evergreen trimmings, perennial shrub trimmings and annual herbs; stuff that can be easily trimmed without having any impact on the plant or larger ecosystem surrounding it.
Juniper Ridge owner Hall Newbegin is taking over the blog this week to share our Sustainable Harvesting practices with you!
Hall, or more specifically Hall and the Field Lab Van, knows the Panoramic Highway, which winds around the peak of Mount Tamalpais, better than any man and his trusty steed should know each other.
We set out over Gnarl Ridge, on Mount Hood’s eastern face, with a forecast of 30% showers.
The forests of the Siskiyou and Klamath mountains are incredibly complex, not only in topography and trail-layout, but in ecological makeup.
Stories from around the campfire. Inspired by the Campfire Incense.
Tom fumes silently in the front seat of the Field Lab van, who’s now-silent hull rests lifeless at the crest of an immense glacial valley.
… Creosote flowers, Desert Lavender, Mojave Sage, Mojave Ambosia. It is just going to be the most beautiful thing ever. This Desert Denim Wash is going to change things.
2015 was a dry year everywhere else in the West, but here in the central coastal mountains of California, the rainfall totals were about normal and the plants, well, let’s just say they’re really happy.
The Mojave Desert is a symbol of some kind of “Middle of Nowhere-ness” to the romantics that are smart/dumb/excited/suicidal enough to visit each year.
We wait for it year after year, and when it comes, we are never disappointed.
Mojave Desert after an early spring rain, resiny creosote desert winds with wildflowers in the air.
Travel with us to this bizarre and transcendental part of the desert with the Tahquitz Canyon Desert Spray.
When you’re a kid, you think summer lasts forever. When I smell the Oak flowers, that’s the feeling I get. It’s intoxicating.
The mountains are calling, and the Sierra summer has just begun.
Three days of harvesting on Mount Tam for our 2015 Winter Redwood Field Lab fragrance.
This trip took us over the ridge from Big Sur on California’s central coast, deep in the Santa Lucia Mountains.
The seasonal perfume is a love song to this misty wilderness, located about an hour north of San Francisco.
High Sierra Summer Wildflowers
The harvest happens on a huge desert ranch run by a good friend.
Trailers, Guns, and the Storm of the Season