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... 

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...