Welcome to Bison Star.
Hello! We are a small family business whose products are made with organically, naturally and locally sourced ingredients. We wild harvest the plants within our bar soaps and nothing ever contains animal products, dyes or perfumes.
After starting our family, we desired more natural products than ever before, beginning with personal care items. We had some soap recipes from hobby making so we decided to try out making a business with products we intended to use in our own household.
The idea of Bison Star began in 2013 when we started making soaps as a hobby, although didn’t actually open until January of 2018. We released our lotion soon after in May of 2018 and our liquid soap in January of 2019. We’re working on adding to our product offering to include other body care products including body wash & more.
Join our Journey as we build!
We are nearing completion of the #BisonStarBuild – our 1300 square foot workshop to make our products in. This project began in 2019 and is on target to be completed in 2021. Visit our Visit Us page to learn more.
A little about us.
Husband and wife team Angelo and Jacquelene McHorse met in 2007 in Durango, CO during dorm move-in day as freshman at Fort Lewis College. They both loved studying at FLC where there was ample opportunity to ski, hike, camp and learn. Upon completion of their degrees in 2011 & 2012 they settled in Angelo’s hometown of Taos, NM. Before opening Bison Star Angelo managed a local farm and served as a Wilderness Ranger. Jacquelene worked in dental offices, animal supply stores and interned horse & colt starting. The two have traveled all over the world together and are now happy be raising their toddler. Angelo is a tribal member of Taos Pueblo and Jacquelene does not have any tribal affiliation.
Thank you for your support of Bison Star!
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December 18, 2019 taoStyle : The Small Stuff article
December Edition 2019 New Mexico Magazine Gift Guide
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November 29, 2019 taoStyle: Taos Artisans In Old Town article
September 6, 2019 KRQE New Mexico Living live interview
August 14, 2019 BuzzFeed Feature
July 23, 2019 IAIA Through the Looking Glass Radio Interview
May 2019 Native Max Magazine Article
February 11, 2019 Native Business Magazine Article
January 28, 2019 True Taos Radio Interview
January 2019 Venture Fund helps with Funding Technical Aid as found in Newspapers across New Mexico
December 2018 Issue New Mexico Magazine Gift Guide
November 20, 2018 TaoStyle: Taos Goes to Market
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August 31st, 2018 KRQE New Mexico Living Interview
June 2018 Taos News Article: Bison Star Naturals: In Harmony with Nature