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Fatty Acids and Skincare

Fatty Acids and Skincare

November 12, 2017

Fatty acids and healthy skin don’t sound like they mix, well at least at first glance they don’t. After all, how could
Cold Process Soap and your skin's pH

Cold Process Soap and your skin's pH

October 29, 2017

What is pH and why is it so important? pH is the measure of acidity or alkalinity on a scale of...
Our Favorite Smoothie Recipe

Our Favorite Smoothie Recipe

October 15, 2017 1 Comment

Our Favorite Smoothie will help you feel beautiful and healthy from the inside out. And it's super simple to make...


Native Plant Report - Coyote Mint

Native Plant Report - Coyote Mint

October 01, 2017

If you see a plant with a distinctly square stalk, opposite leaves, and aromatic scent, you have most likely found a member of the mint family.
Inside the Workshop - Our Containers

Inside the Workshop - Our Containers

September 17, 2017

We use amber PET bottles for our handmade liquid wash. Why did we choose this container?
Store Spotlight: Theodore Payne Foundation for Wild Flowers and Native Plants

Store Spotlight: Theodore Payne Foundation for Wild Flowers and Native Plants

September 03, 2017

Are you looking to start or expand your own native plant landscape? Then I’d like to introduce you to one of our stockists...


Road Trip: Washington State’s Olympic Peninsula

Road Trip: Washington State’s Olympic Peninsula

August 27, 2017

Discovering adventures in the PNW, exploring new sights and enjoying great food are some of our favorite things to do...
Ingredient Feature: Avocado Oil

Ingredient Feature: Avocado Oil

August 13, 2017

Avocado Oil - One of the healthiest foods is also one of the healthiest oils. Avocado’s fatty acid profile is rich in...

Meet our Local Supplier: Victor's Lavender

Meet our Local Supplier: Victor's Lavender

July 20, 2017

We adore working with people who love what they do. Victor Gonzalez is one of those people. Not only does he have a special passion...

Real soap is a salt

Real soap is a salt

July 16, 2017

Wait, what? Yes, soap is a salt. In simple terms, true soap is the alkali salt of a fatty acid. Let me explain. Soap itself does not occur in nature;

Beauty Recipe: Bath Soak

Beauty Recipe: Bath Soak

July 02, 2017

Indulge in one of life’s simplest pleasures by treating your body to this delectable luxury. We are sharing our recipe for
Native Plant: Pacific Hound’s Tongue

Native Plant: Pacific Hound’s Tongue

June 25, 2017

Haven’t you been told not to pick up hitchhikers? If you have ever found flat, teardrop-shaped burrs...


Inside the workshop: The Things We Do For Love

Inside the workshop: The Things We Do For Love

June 11, 2017

At Mountain Girl Soap we have a soft spot for the Pacific Northwest environment. We believe that we are the caretakers of this planet...
Store Spotlight: Rancho Santa Ana Botanic Garden

Store Spotlight: Rancho Santa Ana Botanic Garden

May 28, 2017

Rancho Santa Ana Botanic Garden (RSABG) has been studying, exhibiting and conserving California native plants for more than 85 years. It is the largest botanic...
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The "Forbidden Falls"

May 14, 2017

Warning. The following post features stunts that should not be re-enacted...

Ingredient Feature: Activated Charcoal - Dirt Magnet

Ingredient Feature: Activated Charcoal - Dirt Magnet

April 30, 2017

Activated charcoal - the ultimate green beauty detox treatment and overall dirt magnet...
Earth Day is April 22

Earth Day is April 22

April 16, 2017

Splash through a creek? Wander in the desert? Veer off the beaten path? What are you doing for Earth Day?
Celebrate California Native Plant Week

Celebrate California Native Plant Week

April 02, 2017

California’s natural flora overflows in a richness that matches the diversity of the land...

Calming Beauty Routine

Calming Beauty Routine

March 19, 2017

We’d like to share one of our all-natural beauty rituals with you. The advantages are that anyone can do this; it works incredibly well and doesn’t cost a thing.
Native Plant Report: Wild Lilac (Ceanothus)

Native Plant Report: Wild Lilac (Ceanothus)

March 05, 2017

Come May and June of each year clouds of vibrant blue flowers grace the foothills and regale us with their distinctive aroma...