Media :: October 2013


There are a ton of skin care products on the market, including those marketed towards cycling, but after a recent experience with Joshua Tree’s Cycling Salve, I found myself searching for their booth at the show. Offering an ever expanding collection of organic skin care products specifically designed for those who live active lives outdoors, Joshua Tree has a number of products adored by many cyclist, climbers, runners and more. The most recent expansion in their line are their new lotions, loaded with natural ingredients to aid in recovery, help with arthritis pain, healing and more.

See why you need to pick up some of their cycling salve after the break!......  Read more here!


Outdoor Insight, July 2013

Outdoor insight - Sunscreen review

Climbing Magazine, May 2012

Climbing Magazine - Gnarly Hands, Salve and Cream


Las Vegas Health, May 2012

Las Vegas Health, Joshua Organic Tree Sunscreen

Women's Adventure, Summer 2012 

Womens Adventure Skin Care guideWomens Adventure - Skin DeepJoshua Tree Sunscreen for everyday useSkin Deep: Skin Care for Active Outdoorsy Women

If a woman spends a lot of time outdoors, her skin may be drying and is in danger of premature aging: sun spots and wrinkles.

Recommended for all over: Joshua Tree Skin Care Organic Sun Care Sunscreen with Aloe SPF 15.

Bicycle Times, 2011

Bicycle Times, Chamois Cream, Lip Balm
Joshua Tree Winter Stick and Lip Balm

The winter season is and wet, cold, windy riding conditions are upon most of us.  Joshua Tree Winter Stick helps to protect exposed skin from those elements, and for those of you that still see the sun, its SPF 15 protects against rays as well.  This organic, beeswax-based, roll-on barrier moisturizes and prevents chapped skin.  Sunflower, Jojoba, and coconut oils soothe the skin while a blend of herbs help to heal already damaged epidermis.  A 0.35oz Winter Stick retails for $7.  Joshua tree also offer a variety of organic lip balms ($4-$5) and Cycling Salve ($5-$15). Made int he USA.


Organic Spa Magazine :: 2011 Skin Care Guide

Organic Spa Skin Care guide, SPF for faces

For Sun Protection

We like the ease in which this product glides on. It covers nicely and offers all-natural protection whether you're at the beach, on snow slopes, or on desert trails. Organic ingredients are aplenty and include cocoa butter, beeswax, calendula, and comfrey, among others. $8,


Breathe, July 2011

Breathe Magazine, Shimmer lip balm

LIPS: Joshua Tree, 100% Organic Desert Shimmer lip balm with SPF 10.  Adds a healthy hint of color and won't leave your lips all feathery and gooey.

Ultimate MMA Magazine

Ultimate MMA, JTree Healing Salve

PRODUCT: Joshua Tree Healing Salve

FULL SCOOP: Scrapes happen, so you'll love this organic , skin-healer that is "effective in treating minor cuts, burns, chaffing, bug bites, sunburns, and abrasions."  Created using a blend of essential oils extracted from the "finest organic herbs."  JTree Healing Salve moisturizes and promotes healing without softening the calluses that the body produces for protection.  And you will love the scent.

Inside Outdoor, Winter 2011



Best Skin and Nails Products Under $10


Joshua Tree Sun Stick SPF 33 
Never go without this all-natural tiny package that fits right in your pocket. But that's not all—the subtle pigment evens out complexion. Available at, $8.


Fashion & Style :: Skin Deep Beauty Spots


It’s Skin Cancer Awareness Month, and beach season starts this weekend, so here’s a selection of new sunscreens. 
By Hilary Howard, Published: May 25, 2011


Climbing Gear Review

Joshua Tree Skin Care created an array of products to address the needs of outdoor recreationists that were subjecting themselves to the harsh desert environment of Joshua Tree, California.



Automotive Accessories :: October 2009

Verdict: It can be hard to tell which is worse: filthy hands from working on a car or the dry-skin side effect of heavy-duty hand cleaners. Joshua Tree salve, originally made for climbers, helps restore moisture without softening skin. It’s more effective than lotion... 



Career Transition :: 6/22/09

“I was scared to take the leap on my own. I was fearful and ecstatic at the same time when I got the call that they had to lay me off.” 


The Story on NPR with Dick Gordon

David Lawrence was studying engineering at University of Michigan when a professor plucked him out of class to work at his nanotech start up company. Ten years into it David was burned out from the technological challenge and prolonged product development. Luckily David discovered a way out, and plan B. An avid rock climber David was a loyal consumer of a hand salve made especially for climbers, and when he heard the company was for sale, jumped on it. He’s now manufacturing in a shed in th backyard, and his mom is labeling the products in the evenings while she watches TV. But David says he is as happy as he’s ever been.
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Products The Pros Use :: March 09

Sonnie Trotter pro climber, on hand balm 
"... I've found that Joshua Tree balm keps my hands moisturized and repairs the damage almost over night, so I can climb the next day." 


2008 Dog Health Product Of The Year

Joshua Tree Pet Salve, from Tazlab prides itself on the fact that we only carry the finest dog supplies available. We

search far and wide for the healthiest, safest, highest quality dog products... For a dog product to make the cut, we think it has to be pretty special, but at the end of the day, our dogs made the final decisions.

Joshua Tree's New Line of Lip Therapy

Matt Stark, Editor, Dead Point Magazine

Joshua Tree Climbing salve has been making its way into climbers backpacks for a while now. Its healing powers, organic qualities, and pleasing scent have been making climbers hands happy all over the world. Now, Joshua Tree is expanding its line of products to broaden its marketing appeal. Joshua Tree now offers an entire line of lip balms, to protect those chapped puckers just in time for the cooler temps. They have lips balms with SPF, shimmer, and even tea tree oil. The desert shimmers come in unique ergonomic tubes that sit flatter in your pocket. The balms have light tints, great “flavors” and still jam packed with the organic and healing power of all the Joshua Tree Products. Joshua Tree balms are so natural, you can actually pronounce their ingredients! Our favorite was the Desert Shimmer – Cholla. It had an incredibly pleasing scent and no coloring. 


Burt's Bees, Tom's of Maine, Naked Juice:

Your Favorite Brands? Take Another Look -- They May Not Be What They Seem

By Andrea Whitfill, AlterNet 
Posted on March 17, 2009, Printed on March 17, 2009 
"...I was shocked when I recently found out that Burt's Bees is now owned by Clorox"


By Leslie Timms, Life in a Hippie Van

I'd like to consider myself a lip gloss conessure of sorts. I have tried so many different ones, always searching for somthing better. Well I have finally found my one and only lip therapy, and it is Joshua Tree Products new Desert Shimmers. They are 100% organic, and 100% awesome. The colours are very subtle and natural looking and the packaging is adorable. You just gotta try them out for yourself, they are seriously amazing!! If they arent the best you've ever tried, let me know why! Guide to Climbing

By Stewart Green, Guide to Climbing Outdoor Retailer Show: Joshua Tree Climbing Salve is a natural ointment composed of eight different herbs, including comfrey, echinacea, and lavender, that was developed at Joshua Tree by herbalist Jenny Q for the usual wear and tear—cuts, abrasions, scrapes, and gobies—that climbers develop on the rock. Last year David Lawrence, a Michigan climber, bought the secret recipe from Jenny Q and started Joshua Tree Products.


Judith Ecochard, Editor

A chance stroll along some mezzanine in the Salt Palace Convention Center had us meeting David Lawrence, now proud owner of the Joshua Tree Company. Naturally, he and his gal climbed their way across America to attend OR-and we know he is- and was- a proud user of J-Tree Climbing Salve ($15)… that got him all pumped about the company...(click the link to read the rest) 


Rock & Ice Magazine, issue 125

Mark Eller, Senior Associate Editor

Climbers around the country will apprectiate Joshua Tree Climbing Salve ($12.50 for a two-ounce jar), a soothing mix of organic herbs (including echinacea, chaparral and comfrey) in a base of sunflower oil and beeswax, among other oils. As someone who suffers from split fingertips and chapped hands, I can vouch for this balm's healing properties. It goes on a bit goopy, but the moisture is quickly absorbed, soothing minor nicks and splits. 


Climbing Magazine, issue 222

Matt Stanely, Senior/Equipment Editor,

Gobies: Always get 'em, but what to do about 'em? The next time your flesh is fried, check out Joshua Tree Climbing Salve ($12.50, 2-ounce container). This concoction of natural substances- including echinacea, jojoba, and beeswax- will ease the sting and hasten your recovery. 


Herbal entrepreneur finds niche in outdoor industry

August 20, 2004, By Sara Munro / Hi-Desert Star

JOSHUA TREE - "For the tip rippin', knuckle nickin', climbing fiend," reads the label on Joshua Tree Climbing Salve, a healing hand salve masterminded by herbalist Jenny Qaqundah, who hails from the place after which her product is named. 
The label also claims that this 100 percent cruelty-free concoction of organic herbs "helps heal flappers, gobis and blown tips." 
"What's a flapper? A gobi?" you ask. No, they're not birds or fish. Blown tips? Let's not go there. The terms are actually climber jargon used to describe the condition of one's appendages after long days of stuffing and jamming hands, elbows and knees in cracks and crevices. 

The quartz-monzonite granite rock of Joshua Tree National Park has an international reputation for its scouring-pad-like surface texture. Unlike at other climbing locations, climbers here take rest days not because their muscles are sore, but because the tips of their fingers are wearing off. 

It's exactly this rock quality, and the resulting whimpers of her climbing friends, that sparked the connection between a special product and a previously untapped market... (click the link to read the rest)