Magnificent, green and global.

katrayfay essential oil • almond oil moisturizer

Shaw's Garden Soap

4.5 oz bar

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Magnificent, green and global.

"This bar has good balance—it's woody, fresh, and spicy."

Thierry Masson, La Rochelle, France

When the Missouri Botanical Garden asked us to create an exclusive bar honoring its 150th anniversary, we crafted Shaw's Garden soap, a unique herbal and peppery soap.

Missouri Botanical Garden

We tested many blends of plant oils to develop the bar's sophisticated fragrance. When we were finally satisfied, we sent a bar to perfumer Thierry Masson of La Rochelle, France, to evaluate the scent. He wrote back enthusiastically. "This bar has good balance—it's woody, fresh and spicy."

Henry Shaw

While the Garden is locally called "Shaw's Garden," Henry Shaw named it the Missouri Botanical Garden when it opened to the public in 1859.

Each ingredient of the soap reflects the Garden's mission to discover and share knowledge about plants and their environment. To remember the Garden's founder, Henry Shaw, we selected a popular scent from his Victorian era, lavender, as a familiar note in the soap's luscious bouquet. To suggest Missouri, we added cedarwood oil with its resinous aroma. To recognize the Garden's preservation of biodiversity around the world, we chose katrafay, Cedrelopsis grevei, a little-known plant from Madagascar with a captivating smell. Vibrant peppercorn oil, also from Madagascar, adds the finishing note in our Shaw's Garden bar.

The natural green color of the bar comes from both the powder and the leaf of nettle plants. Nettle is a vitamin-rich herb found wild all over the world. Like all of our bars, Shaw's Garden will pamper your skin with moisturizing emollients—sweet almond oil in this case. 



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