I'm Naomi Murray, the founder and owner of Mountain Girl Essentials. I grew up in the Pacific Northwest, hiking in the Cascades, playing in tidepools, and picking blackberries in the summertime.
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. The chemistry of saponification hooked me. Soon after, I found my passion for native plants was influencing my handmade creations. Batch upon batch was inspired by local plants of the forest - Wild Rose, California Juniper, Incense-Cedar, Wild Carrot - all fed my vision for new creations.
In 2009 I founded Mountain Girl Soap to honor the joy of mountain life and to support others on their journey to better skin with sustainable, clean, all-natural, botanical soap and skin care. I'm an active member of the Handcrafted Soap and Cosmetic Guild (HSCG) where I earned a certificate in Master Soap Making. I hold a Diploma in Organic Skincare Formulation from Formula Botanica. 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 alchemy; distilling my own essential oils and hydrosols. With the expansion in this area, a new name seemed appropriate and I changed the business name to Mountain Girl Essentials.
Fast forward to today and I'm blending luxurious oils with aromatic plant extracts to make fabulous all-natural products for healthy and vibrant skin. If you want to energize yourself and experience glowing skin made possible with the power of plants, and give back to the Earth by planting one tree for every order, then check out my products page.
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