"This bar has good balance—it's woody, fresh, and spicy."
Thierry Masson, La Rochelle, France
When the Missouri Botanical Garden asked us to formulate an exclusive bar honoring its 150th anniversary, we crafted Shaw's Garden™ soap, a unique herbal, and peppery soap.
"Woody, Fresh, and Spicy"
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."
All Plant Ingredients
Each ingredient of the soap reflects the Garden's mission to discover and share knowledge about plants and their environment.
Lavender Essential Oil
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 essential oil with its resinous aroma.
To recognize the Garden's preservation of biodiversity worldwide, we chose katrafay, Cedrelopsis grevei, a little-known essential oil 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 powdered dried leaves 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.