About

When you think of life in the mountains, images of old growth trees, pristine streams, and meadows of wildflowers come to mind. At least that’s what it does for me. At Mountain Girl Essentials, the mountains aren’t about where you live. It’s about simple, clean living, and loving the natural world in all its purity. When you use my botanical skincare, I hope you’ll celebrate healthier skin nourished by nature and be transported to a peaceful mountain sanctuary all your own.

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 clean, all-natural 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 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 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 plants 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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With Love,