Smudge Stick - White Sage Large
Smudge sticks are the most ancient of incenses. Juniper Ridge has been going back to the same places since they started sustainably harvesting nearly 20 years ago.
- Directions: Light the end of smudge stick with a lighter or a match, and allow smudge to smolder and fill your space with the scents of The West. Relight as desired. Have a bowl of sand nearby to extinguish.
- Scent notes: Beautiful leaf clusters and enormous flowering stalks burst forth in the spring, painting streaks of white against the rusty green hillsides
- Ingredients: Wildcrafted dried White Sage (salvia apiana) wrapped in organic hemp twine.
- No hidden ingredients. No charcoal or perfume.
Juniper Ridge formulates Wilderness Perfume by distilling and extracting fragrance from wildflowers, plants, bark, moss, mushrooms, and tree trimmings that they harvest on the trail. All of their products are named for the wild places they come from. They are building a new fragrance grammar of the American West. Their company is built on the simple idea that nothing smells better than the forest and that the only way to bring this beauty home is to strap on your boots and go there.
Here's a little bit about how their products before they come to our shop:
If it comes from nature, it is going to change. Unlike synthetic fragrances, these wilderness perfumes are extracted from real, native-plant sources.
Their team crawls around in mountain meadows. They smell the wet earth beneath fir trees, and try to determine exactly what those scent notes are in the wind sweeping over a glacier. They conceive of their fragrances throughout the West, on dirt roads and trails, around campfires, and formulate in their 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.
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 they continue to handle every step of the process themselves, 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 they find in the wind, a conversation with the living, wild ecology.
The outer-experimental edge of what they 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.
All of their plants are wild-harvested with the utmost sensitivity and respect for the existing wildscape. They return to the same stands year after year to carefully monitor regrowth. They never use alien or invasive species and are actively involved in native plant restoration projects from San Diego to Seattle. 10% of all of their profits are annually donated to a portfolio of Western Wilderness Defense organizations. They revel in the intact forest habitats of the West, and tirelessly work to promote education as to how best to protect them.