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FAQ: Are your products regulated?

FAQ: Are your products regulated?

February 24, 2019

True soap, as defined by the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA), is regulated by the Consumer Product...
Ingredient Spotlight: Rosehip infusion

Ingredient Spotlight: Rosehip infusion

February 01, 2019 1 Comment

Rosehips. These little red rubies are harvested from the Rosa Californica (California Rose) bush in the...
Infused-Water for Your Good Health

Infused-Water for Your Good Health

January 06, 2019

I don’t know about you, but the cold weather is leaving me feeling a little dehydrated. It doesn’t help to have...

A time and season for introspection

A time and season for introspection

December 03, 2018

If you’re like me, you yearn for bright, sunny mornings, long days, and warm temperatures. Especially if you live in northern latitudes...
Always a Mountain Girl

Always a Mountain Girl

November 01, 2018

I’m a mountain girl at heart, always have been. Don’t get me wrong, I totally dig the beach and can spend a day playing in the waves. But when...
Forest Therapy - Nature's Medicine

Forest Therapy - Nature's Medicine

October 02, 2018

How does being in nature make you feel? When you walk in the forest, what impact does the smell of the trees, the clean air, the feel of the spongy earth...

Dry Skin? Try these 5 hydration hacks.

Dry Skin? Try these 5 hydration hacks.

September 06, 2018

We’ve all heard everyday remedies to relieve dry, parched skin: drink more water, avoid detergents, use natural products...

FAQ: What base do you use for your soap?

FAQ: What base do you use for your soap?

August 26, 2018

One of the most frequent questions I am asked is "What base do you use for your soap?" First, what is a soap base...
Coming Soon...to Tender Loving Empire!

Coming Soon...to Tender Loving Empire!

July 29, 2018

We are beyond thrilled to announce that we are coming to Tender Loving Empire this summer! It's so exciting to partner with this dream boutique...

PNW Native Plant: Evening Primrose

PNW Native Plant: Evening Primrose

July 02, 2018

The diverse landscapes of Washington, Oregon and California provide an excellent array...
Perfect Summer Feet

Perfect Summer Feet

May 19, 2018

Sandal season is almost here. It’s time to get those feet ready for open-toe shoes. Here I'm sharing the Mountain Girl way to baby-soft feet.

Why I made the shift to body oil

Why I made the shift to body oil

April 14, 2018 1 Comment

Why did I switch from body lotion to body oil? What is lotion anyway? Lotion is an emulsion of oil and water... 


A brand new us!

A brand new us!

March 15, 2018

Welcome to the new Mountain Girl Soap! You may have noticed that things in these parts have changed. We are more than a...
Paradise of Conifers

Paradise of Conifers

February 18, 2018

The Forest of Giants in the Olympic National Park is home to some of the world’s largest trees. These gargantuan trees are
Uniquely PNW – Farmer’s Markets

Uniquely PNW – Farmer’s Markets

February 04, 2018

If your footwear of choice is a pair of rubber boots, you never use an umbrella when it rains, have a cup of...

What does clean smell like?

What does clean smell like?

January 21, 2018

What does clean smell like? Over the years people have been conditioned to believe that clean has a smell...

Pacific Northwest Native – The Legend of the Douglas-Fir

Pacific Northwest Native – The Legend of the Douglas-Fir

January 07, 2018 2 Comments

The iconic Douglas-Fir (Pseudotsuga menziesii) is a symbol of the Pacific Northwest. Have you heard the story of the legend of it's cones?
In the Workshop - Music Therapy

In the Workshop - Music Therapy

December 24, 2017

Music has a way of permeating a room. It has the power to influence, set the mood, and make you feel alive. Music is therapy...


Beauty in Silence

Beauty in Silence

December 10, 2017

As life becomes increasingly complicated I’ve come to appreciate the value of silence. It can be relatively easy to find... 

A Pacific Northwest Fascination

A Pacific Northwest Fascination

November 26, 2017

Northwesterns have an infatuation with Hawai’i. This small but obvious observation has often left me mystified...