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Juniper Ridge Launches Wildcrafted Trail Crew Soaps and Backpacker’s Colognes for the Holidays

Posted By Mike Chino On December 11, 2012 @ 4:00 pm In Green Products | Comments Disabled

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Looking for a last-minute holiday gift [1] for the nature-loving guy or gal on your list? Inhabitat favorite Juniper Ridge [2] just launched a brand new line of wildcrafted soaps and scents that capture the grandeur of the great outdoors in a tiny bottle. Their new liquid Trail Crew Soaps [3] and Backpacker’s Colognes [4] are made with ingredients sustainably harvested from the deserts of San Jacinto to the forests of the Pacific Northwest, and they donate 10% of all profits to organizations that protect wilderness areas [5], making their products great gifts that give back to the environment.

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Juniper Ridge [2] makes their soaps and scents using old-fashioned techniques that incorporate “juice presses, converted whiskey stills, steam, and crazy copper pipes“. Their freshly relaunched site [2] and clean, modern packaging mirrors their approach to making simple, pure products that smell exactly like the wilderness they come from. It’s been a while since we checked in on Juniper Ridge [6], so we were happy to recently receive a parcel in the mail with a sampling of their newest products.

Juniper Ridge’s Trail Crew Soap [3] is a made from tree pitch, plant sap/juice, and steam distilled essential oils – the bottle of Big Sur they sent us has an intense amber color that looks like it was tapped straight from a tree. A sniff of the bottle gives a hint of sage – which bursts into a lush landscape of California greenery once it is introduced to water. It’s not overly sudsy, although it is very concentrated and it leaves a lasting cadence of coastal trails long after its been washed away.

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We also received a sample of the company’s new Siskiyou Cedar [7] Backpacker’s Cologne [4], which is extracted from Northwest conifers using pre-industrial perfume techniques and mixed with organic sugar cane alcohol. It has a fantastic fresh, green scent reminiscent of split cedar branches with an effervescent, almost lemony edge. On the whole, it’s a fantastic bath of products – and we can’t wait to see what Juniper Ridge cooks up next.

+ Juniper Ridge [2]


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URLs in this post:

[1] holiday gift: http://inhabitat.com/greenholidaygiftguide/

[2] Juniper Ridge: http://shop.juniperridge.com/

[3] Trail Crew Soaps: http://shop.juniperridge.com/category/shop-by-product/trail-crew-soap/

[4] Backpacker’s Colognes: http://shop.juniperridge.com/category/shop-by-product/backpackers_cologne_products/

[5] organizations that protect wilderness areas: http://shop.juniperridge.com/our-story/wilderness-news/

[6] Juniper Ridge: http://inhabitat.com/wildcrafted-juniper-ridge-products-capture-christmas-in-a-bottle/

[7] Siskiyou Cedar: http://shop.juniperridge.com/shop-by-product/backpackers_cologne_products/siskiyou-backpackers-cologne/

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