Juniper Ridge began back in 1998, when founder Hall Newbegin started selling his own small batch, wild harvested products at the Berkeley Farmers’ Market.
Over the last 20 years, Hall built Juniper Ridge into a classic west coast home and body care brand. His goal was to share the restorative fragrances of the plants and trees he encountered backpacking throughout the western United States through our products. He learned to encapsulate how he felt in those wild places and bring that wild back into our everyday lives. Sadly, we lost him in June 2020, but under the leadership of our COO Leah Fritts, a longtime member of the Juniper Ridge family, we continue the work that Hall started.
Today, Juniper Ridge is a women-led, independent company of thirteen people based on the O2 Artists Aggregate, a sustainable eco-industrial lot, in Oakland, California. From this homebase, our diverse, committed team formulates, manufactures and ships our home and body care offerings around the world.