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About Us

Lucia Apollo Shaw 

The Soap Maker-in-Chief

Lucia is the proprietor and chief soap maker for the qi garden. Lucia is a gardener and her soaps are inspired by nature. She designs each piece and then a silicone mold is hand carved for each soap. Her soaps are a detergent free, shea butter base and scented with essential oils.

Batches are made in small, 2 pound batches to maximize the scent throw. The scent should last at least 10-12 months if the soap is not used. You may custom order scent and color. She usually designs 1-2 new pieces each year.

The Qi Garden is now a studio workspace. You may purchase soaps online 24/7 or in NC at the following locations:

Once and Again Consignment Gallery

The NC Museum of Art (Raleigh)

The Hillsborough Gallery of Arts

Qi' (or 'Chi')

In traditional Chinese, 'qi' (or 'chi') is translated as life force or energy flow. It may also be translated to mean breath or air. Qi is in and all around us.

Shop Online: 

We can ship anywhere, shipping fees do apply.

Custom Orders: 

Yes, we do! Soaps for Events or Weddings. Contact Lucia to discuss.

Contact Us:

  • 919-914-0596