Meet Our Founder

My name is Naomi Murray, it's nice to meet you! My start down the path of natural skin care began with an unlikely source. In 2007 while helping butcher a steer, I made use of the beef tallow by taking up soap making. I found my passion for native plants was influencing my handmade apothecary creations. Batch upon batch was inspired by locally harvested plants - Wild Rose, Western Juniper, Incense-Cedar - all fed my vision for new creations.

In 2009 I founded Mountain Girl Soap to support others on their journey to better skin with natural soap and skin care made with native botanicals sourced in Northern California. I'm an active member of the Handcrafted Soap and Cosmetic Guild (HSCG) where I earned a certificate in Master Soap Making. I hold certificates in Aromatherapy and Botanical Body Care Product Formulation and I am also a member of the California Native Plant Society. 

My passion for native plants has led me down an exciting new path of distilling essential oils and hydrosols. With the expansion in this area, a new name seemed appropriate and Mountain Girl Soap became Mountain Girl Essentials in 2020.

Our cornerstone product is our bar soap. If you need help deciding I invite you to take a look at our testimonials. We also offer sample size bars with free shipping. In the meantime, I hope you'll kick up your feet, grab a mug of your favorite beverage and dive into some of our blog posts. Remember to sign up for our newsletter to stay up to date with us. And if you sign up now, you'll receive a coupon for 10% off your first order.

Thank you for following us on this journey, I hope you experience the healthiest and happiest skin with the best nature has to offer.

Naomi Murray
Founder/Master Soap Maker