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Soap, Shagbark, with Lavender
Soap, Shagbark, with Lavender
Soap, Shagbark, with Lavender

Soap, Shagbark, with Lavender

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Shagbark Soap
A Turkeywoods Farm Invention, Shagbark Hickory Soap is conceived of and formulated through expertise in organic and medicinal chemistry. Shagbark soap helps to alleviate muscle & joint pain simply, through daily cleansing. Relaxing lavender scent.

Shagbark Facts:

  •  Rich in minerals including magnesium.
  •  Used traditionally to treat muscle pain and arthritis
  • Renewable resource (trees shed the bark and are not cut down)

Magnesium and calcium deficiencies can cause muscle spasm and resultant pain.  Water treatment such as water softening removes these healthy ions! Hickory bark is one of the richest plant sources of magnesium(1), which is an essential mineral for maintenance of healthy muscles. Research suggests that magnesium and other ions could be more efficiently absorbed through the skin than orally.

Native American tribes knew the benefits of shagbark hickory bark. These early Americans drank shagbark tea and applied boiled shagbark poultices to ease the pains of sore muscles and arthritis.

Turkeywoods farm has produced the world's first Shagbark Hickory Soap. Many have found the soap helpful to soothe everyday aches and pains and to moisturize dry skin. 


 Quality is a hallmark of all Turkeywoods Farm products. Our soap process is backed by 25 years of expertise in organic and medicinal chemistry. Shagbark hickory trees are grown organically on our farm in Groton/Mystic, CT. As bark is shed naturally, trees are not cut down. Shagbark extract is combined by hand with olive, coconut, palm, and castor oils in a traditional saponification process. Natural shagbark extract presents healthful minerals in an organic form. Olive oil softens and moisturizes the skin. Coconut oil produces a cleansing soap. Palm oil helps harden the bar, so that it lasts longer. Castor oil produces good lather. Lavender essential oil provides a wonderful relaxing aroma.

(1) D. R. Phillips et al., Biomass 1989, 19, 169-187