Kew Gardens Iris Soap
The Kew Gardens Iris Soap is one of the exclusive soap bars in the Kew Gardens Collection. A generously sized 240g bar that is long-lasting and enriched with moisturising shea butter and vegetable glycerine to nourish the skin.
All soaps in this collection are printed on fully recyclable paper wraps, with beautiful illustrations selected from Kew Gardens historic archives to give the product its unique design. This Kew Gardens Iris Soap bar is perfect for your basins, baths or shower and will fill the room with its long-lasting perfume.
The Kew Gardens Iris Soap bar is made in the UK using ingredients of the highest quality. This product is vegan friendly and cruelty-free. For more information about the sustainability of our products, please click here.
The Kew Gardens Iris Soap, green top notes of violet leaf and green grass meet fresh notes of orange and bergamot. A floral heart of jasmine, lilac, carnation, with a hint of nutmeg and violet sweets. Base notes of rich vanilla, heliotrope, raspberry, musk, dry amber and blond woods complete the fragrance.
Our perfumes are made in England by expert perfumers and have been designed specifically for The English Soap Company.
Explore our selection of fragrances inspired by the fragrance and beauty of the plants exhibited at the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew in London. Mirroring the fragrance within, the beautiful illustrations that entwine the packaging are derived from Kew’s historic archives.
The Kew Gardens soap range has 17 fragrances to choose from, in fruity, woody, fine and floral perfumes. Discover more of the exclusive collection with our luxury soaps, hand creams, hand washes, hand sanitisers, body oils and eaux de toilette. We also have gift sets available for that special occasion for someone special, explore here.
The Kew Gardens soap collection has been developed for RBG Kew Enterprises Ltd. All profits from RBG Kew Enterprises Ltd go to support Kew’s vital work. Kew’s scientific research stretches from the discovery and identification of new species to the impact of climate change on threatened habitats. To find out more about their incredible work, please click here.
We have been perfecting the art of soap making for over 20 years. Every one of our products is lovingly made on our farm site in the heart of the Sussex countryside, England.
We take pride in ensuring that only the finest quality ingredients go into our soaps, giving our customers the experience of transforming the humble soap bar, into an item of luxury. All of our soaps including this Kew Gardens Iris Soap are enriched with shea butter and vegetable glycerine, allowing you to cleanse away the dirt of the day, whilst also caring for your skin.
The purpose of washing is to remove the outer layer of oils and fats that harbour germs and rinse them away from the skin. Soap is a surfactant which means that when used on the skin, the soap molecules bind water and oil molecules together. After cleansing with soap, rinsing away the lather takes the oil and germs with it, leaving your hands squeaky clean. You can read more about how soap works here.
With sustainability at the core of our family business, we are constantly striving to source recyclable materials to use for our products. Whether it is product packaging made from recycled plastics or recyclable plastics, opting for paper or card and even how we package our products for delivery.
Reducing waste, recycling and re-purposing materials carries high importance within our family business. Did you know we now use a cardboard shredder to make use of every little bit of cardboard that comes into our barns, which we use to keep all your lovely orders safe and secure.
Opting for a paper wrapped soap bar is certainly kinder to the planet. The Kew Gardens Iris Soap paper wrap is fully recyclable and printed locally to reduce our carbon footprint.
Shea butter is a fat extracted from the nuts of the shea tree, native to West Africa. Shea butter has been used as a cosmetic ingredient for centuries. Its high concentration of vitamins and fatty acids make it an excellent product for smoothing, soothing and conditioning your skin.
Shea butter is highly moisturising due to its fatty acid content, including linoleic, oleic, stearic, and palmitic acids. It is an anti-inflammatory antioxidant and helps boost collagen production and cell regeneration, helping to reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, stretch marks and scarring. Click here to find out more.
Would you like to find out more about the benefits of shea butter? Then click here to read our blog post, The Benefits of Shea Butter and discover the wonder ingredient that goes into our soap bars.
Gently lather the Kew Gardens Iris Soap with warm water, massage into the skin and rinse off to leave your skin thoroughly cleansed. When not in use, keep the soap bar in a dry and cool area.
Avoid contact with eyes. If the product gets in the eyes, rinse immediately with plenty of warm water. Keep out of reach from children. For external use only.