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Juniper Ridge

Wildflower Harvest 2016/2017
Salmon Lake Lodge 2015

Each year, Juniper Ridge forages during the spring bloom. During the Big Sur, Anza Borrego, and Sierra Buttes Wild Flower Harvest, we accompanied the gang to document their process and passion in sustainably harvesting local flora to distill into natural fragrance.

Chapter 1

Chapter 1

Going to the Mountains

Chapter 2

Harvesting Wild Plants

Chapter 3

Distilling Natural Fragrance

Chapter 4

Enjoying Perfume

 On location with the Juniper Ridge crew surveying in the Sierra Buttes. The first step in preparing mountain fragrance.

On location with the Juniper Ridge crew surveying in the Sierra Buttes. The first step in preparing mountain fragrance.

 Maybe the most important part of spring bloom is the lone honey bee.

Maybe the most important part of spring bloom is the lone honey bee.

 Witnessing the formation of tree sap into cologne it is evident why all Juniper Ridge products transport you back into nature.

Witnessing the formation of tree sap into cologne it is evident why all Juniper Ridge products transport you back into nature.

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 The best part about the Field Lab van is that you can take it anywhere, making the distillation process one of enjoyment and connection with your surroundings.

The best part about the Field Lab van is that you can take it anywhere, making the distillation process one of enjoyment and connection with your surroundings.

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 Using an old whiskey still over a campfire to create this fragrance made from local flura.

Using an old whiskey still over a campfire to create this fragrance made from local flura.

 Camping with owner, Hall, is like taking a college course in botany where every class is an extensive field trip with no schedule. 

Camping with owner, Hall, is like taking a college course in botany where every class is an extensive field trip with no schedule. 

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 Welcome to the Anza Borrego super bloom!

Welcome to the Anza Borrego super bloom!

 Finally, the fruit of our labors – a distilled and bottled scent, that with one spray, will transport you back to the trails of California.

Finally, the fruit of our labors – a distilled and bottled scent, that with one spray, will transport you back to the trails of California.

 Don't tread on me.

Don't tread on me.

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 Bathing in celestial light and taking turns telling past life stories over the fire after a long day hiking through the desert.

Bathing in celestial light and taking turns telling past life stories over the fire after a long day hiking through the desert.