• Trail Crew Soap - Big Sur

Trail Crew Soap - Big Sur

Juniper Ridge

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For over 15 years, Hall Newbegin has been harvesting plants and trees and distilling them into fragrances.

Using only natural ingredients, the aforementioned flora are distilled and blended with organic coconut, jojoba and olive oils to produce a soap that smells of the wilderness, rather than a laboratory’s appropriation of herbal essences. It’s like the difference between the taste of fruit and of fruit-flavored candy.

I fell in love with my wife during a trip to Big Sur and this particular fragrance is, as the name suggests, culled from that coastal wonderland and reminds me of being turned away from the front gate of the Post Ranch Inn for looking too poor.

With notes of sage, Bay Laurel, oak and camphor, it’s supplied in a plastic bottle with a hand-carved wooden cap. Good for face, body hands and hair, it’s the only soap I use.

  • 8oz liquid soap
  • Sage, oak and laurel notes
  • All-natural
  • Supplied in plastic bottle with carved wooden cap
  • Distilled, mixed and packaged in the USA

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Further details

In 1998, Hall Newbegin began harvesting plants, in order to create natural fragrances in his kitchen, which he then took to local farmers’ markets for sale.

Whilst the company has grown and now employs over a dozen people, the core mission remains the same: from day one, Juniper Ridge was about bringing the smell of the wilderness home; fragrance that smells like the backcountry, not perfume from a laboratory.

From Mount Hood to the Mojave Desert, Juniper Ridge harvest plants, bark, moss, mushrooms and tree trimmings, distilling them down and mixing them with natural oils or organic sugar cane alcohol to create a range of cologne, soaps, room spray and more.

Their harvesting trips can be followed online and each fragrance has it’s own evocative personality, from the heavy sage of Big Sur to the fir that’s so prevalent in Siskiyou County. 

Distilling takes place either at the company’s headquarters in Oakland, CA or, just as often, in their Field Lab, a van containing a converted moonshine still that allows them to make fragrance right by the trail from which the ingredients were harvested.

All Juniper Ridge ingredients are sustainably harvested and the company gives 10% of its yearly profits to wilderness conservation groups.