Barebones in the backcountry
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.
What a year! It seems safe to say 2016 was a doozy for everyone.
Hall & The Founders of Echo Park Craft Fair
“I’ve spent my whole life exploring the outdoors. It takes a few rides around the sun to realize how ephemeral the experience of a place is.”
Backcountry is the latest and greatest, more accessible, more affordable, extra fantastic line extension of Juniper Ridge.
Desert. Coast. Mountains. These are the wild places we go every year, chasing the yearly rhythm of the plants.
Our cabin spray is our endearing way of saying “room spray” but with a little more nostalgia and wild place evocation.
When the first winter storms of the season come in from the Gulf of Alaska, they roll ashore into the coastal mountains of Redwood country and unload massive amounts of rain.
We don’t call it Trail Soap because you can use it on the trail (even though you can), it’s called Trail Soap because it brings the mountains into your home.
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…”
New R&D: Siskiyou Summer Mist
JR Founder’s favorite meal to make on the trail.
JR Founder Hall Newbegin shares with you his recent trip through the Sierra Nevada Foothills.
Weekend at Camp Navarro + New Field Lab!
Juniper Ridge owner Hall Newbegin is taking over the blog this week to share our Sustainable Harvesting practices with you!
For those of you who want to dig deep into the natural & petrochemical-free fragrance world, you want a better grasp. Let us tell you more! Heck, let us show you more with our workshops!
Every year we pack up the Wildflower Van, hit the road and follow the bloom as it moves throughout the West. From the deserts in early spring to the high peaks of the Cascades in August, we’ll go anywhere for a good bloom.
The heat of the afternoon about to pass and the coolness of evening beginning to descend. We gather together, pack up our stuff and drive a couple hours south to the trailhead.
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.
“When Juniper Ridge first started making Winter Redwood, it was all about the essential oil. California Bay Laurel, Douglas Fir and Coastal Redwood essential oils were combined into a bright perfume-base that was gorgeous and green and full of light and life”
“My perception rockets out the top of my head, out of the tower and looks down on where I would be, unable to see my tiny dot in the holy mass of these mountains. ”
When you get a bottle from Juniper Ridge, you know it’s full of the real deal. This year, we wanted to extend that authenticity beyond the bottle.
“Every part of this process has been an adventure, from scouring the backcountry trails of the Sierra Nevada mountains to researching ancient candle-making techniques. And finally we get to say, here it is, a real, quiet wilderness experience in a candle…”
“God I love this mountain. Coming here always gives me a serious case of the warm fuzzies. I grew up in Portland and I’ve been coming to Mount Hood since I was a little boy.”
At the end of the the most recent ice age, the Palmer, Newton Clark, Eliot and other glaciers of Mount Hood were about a mile thick at 6000 ft elevation, almost exactly where the Timberline Lodge is today.
A general definition, were there one, might say something like, “gathering wild plants in the mountains for use as food, medicine, or pleasure.”
In practice, I feel like I know exactly what wildcrafting is— I’ve been doing it my whole adult life.
Join our founder, Hall Newbegin, and Chief Storyteller, Obi Kaufmann, as they explore the roots of Juniper Ridge.
To me this trail, this story, is nothing less than the most beautiful and important trail in the world.
You can never carry enough water. You’re going to need more than a gallon a day and each gallon weighs eight pounds. Three nights: thirty-two pounds of water. At least.
Conifers go by lots of names: evergreens, Pinophyta, pines— even Christmas trees. Whatever name you use, it isn’t hard to fall in love with them.
Picking the most beautiful anything in the west is a challenge, but we have noticed that year after year, there are a few wildflowers that catch our eye most.
Hitting the trail isn’t the only way to get a new perspective. Sometimes the most inspiring thing is staying in to watch a film that reminds you how beautiful and rare the world really is.
We spend all of our time poking around the hidden corners of the west coast and have stumbled across so many of these gems over the years, we want to start sharing them with you.
The team here at Juniper Ridge has been wearing denim while hiking and backpacking for years. It is why we came up with Desert Denim Wash.
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.
Perched on a cliff overlooking the ocean with the feel of a small village of hippie shacks and some hazy long forgotten 70’s back-to-the-lander dreamscape, Slide Ranch just exudes the kind of magic that drives us crazy at Juniper Ridge!
For a few days, we were living our own unreal dream caught somewhere between lucid euphoria and articulate oddity.
Get the party started with a round of unique and refreshing cocktails.
It was a long day of driving. We said goodbye to Seattle and made our way toward Portland.
We love Seattle. Today began with a revitalizing hike through Cougar Mountain with some friends.
We met at the warehouse this morning at 6:00am, primed and geared for the Cascadia Rising expedition of the Pacific Northwest.
November 29-December 5th, the guys of Juniper Ridge are hitting the road and heading to the Pacific Northwest with the indomitable Field Lab Van to visit some friends and celebrate the release of our newest Field Lab Fragrance: Timberline Trail.
Reflections from the most harrowing day on the trail.
Nothing summons the holiday spirit like holiday spirits.
Here are a couple of our favorite spots to escape the long winter nights.
We couldn’t be happier to announce the great Jordan Vouga has joined Juniper Ridge as our Art Director.
A simplified Old Fashioned with a wild herb infusion.
One of the benefits of wandering around in the woods a lot is that you stumble on some pretty amazing, off-the-beaten-path campgrounds.