The Backyard Naturalist store display table for Michel Design Works products.

Scented Soaps, Lotions & Candles

Michel Design Works home, bath and body display in The Backyard Naturalist will stop you in your tracks. Updated seasonally, there are always new scents to explore — each derived from natural botanical ingredients with a unique, beautifully illustrated nature theme. These luscious soaps, lotions, candles and home decor items are not just tried-and-true, classic gifts, but also reasonably priced for pampering yourself daily.

Soaps Currently In Stock

Our inventory may change quickly right now, but currently we have foaming soap, small and large bath bars in the following scents:

  • New! Sunflower
  • Lavender Rosemary
  • Lemon Basil
  • Lilac
  • Water Lilies
  • Garden Party
  • Pink Cactus
  • Bunny Hollow

In stock, but limited and discontinued:

  • Nest and Eggs
  • Rhapsody
  • Garden Party
  • Garden Melody

Special New Scents, Decor and More

New for the Holidays! 2020

The Backyard Naturalist has Michel Design Works Holiday 2020 Mini Foamers set, includes Merry Christmas, Christmas Snow and In a Pear Tree

New! A trio of mini-foamers in Holiday scents: Christmas Snow, In A Pear Tree and Merry Christmas

The Backyard Naturalist has Michel Design Works Holiday 2020 'Christmas Snow' scented soap and soap dish, also, foaming soap

Christmas Snow

The tranquil scene of a country barn under a starry sky calls to mind a quiet winter night, with softly falling snow and the promise of Christmas in the air.

Scent: Fresh pine needles and cedarwood with clove, toffee, cinnamon, and amber

The Backyard Naturalist has Michel Design Works Holiday 2020 'In a Pear Tree' scented soaps, lotion and candles

In a Pear Tree

And a partridge in a pear tree! A stately partridge nestled in branches laden with ripe pears brings the traditional English carol to life in this lovely design.

Scent: Ripe pear with notes of apple and melon finished with hints of toffee and musk

The Backyard Naturalist has Michel Design Works Holiday 2020 'Merry Christmas' scented soaps, lotions and candles

Merry Christmas

Showy amaryllis with classic Christmas holly and pine highlight a lush collection of winter florals announcing the holiday season in style.

Scent: Holly and winter florals with touches of carnation, rain, bamboo, and palm leaves

The Backyard Naturalist has Michel Design Works Holiday 2020 'Spruce' including Soap Bar and Dish


A crisp scent and an eye-catching mix of pinecones and fir draw inspiration from a refreshing walk in the woods.

Scent: True spruce with slight undertones of fruit and spice

The Backyard Naturalist has Michel Design Works New for 2020 'Sunflower' scented soap, lotion and candles


Sunflowers, dahlias, and marigolds are bursting with rich yellows and golds—perfect for autumn and lovely all year round.

Scent: Fresh sunflower with touches of citrus, ripe fruit, and spice

The Backyard Naturalist presents the newest Michel Designs Collection: Garden Party.

Garden Party

Garden Party

It’s time to celebrate spring, so the animal friends you met last winter have gathered in the garden in all their floral finery.

Scent: Summer garden filled with peony, jasmine, and rose, and a dusting of patchouli and musk.

New at TheBYN! Michel Designs new collection for 2020: Bunny Hollow

Bunny Hollow

Bunny Hollow

New bunnies are here! At your request – and right in time for Easter and spring – we’re introducing a sweet, serene design that’s sure to bring a smile.

Scent: Primrose, magnolia, honeysuckle, and apple with base notes of mimosa and musk.

New at TheBYN, Michel Design Works new collection for 2020, Lavender Rosemary scented soaps lotions and candles

Lavender Rosemary

Lavender Rosemary

In use as an herb for more than 2,500 years, the scent of lavender is both soothing and refreshing.

Scent: The unmistakable scent of lavender with rosemary and a hint of eucalyptus.

More Luscious Fragrances and Beautifully Illustrated Designs


The Backyard Naturalist carries the Michel Design Works line, including the Garden Melody Collection.

The Garden Melody Collection

Garden Melody

Vivid pink flowers, gorgeous golden birds, and a delicious light scent combine in an elegant collection that sings of the beauties of nature.

Scent: Subtle exotic florals including frangipani and jasmine with undertones of cedarwood and lemon zest

The Backyard Naturalist carries the Michel Design Works line, including the Pink Cactus Collection.

The Pink Cactus Collection

Pink Cactus

Serene colors and harmonious shapes create a relaxing, spa-like atmosphere that’s welcome both indoors and out.

Scent: Soothing combination of freesia and Asian pear with hints of musk, vanilla, and coconut.

The Backyard Naturalist carries the Michel Design Works line, including the Pink Cactus Collection.

The Waterlillies Collection


Soft, elegant colors, rich visual textures, and a nuanced blend of sweet and spicy scents herald the arrival of warm, welcoming weather.

Scent: Soft bergamot and lily of the valley with notes of tulips and sandalwood.

The Backyard Naturalist has 'In the Garden' scented soap, lotion and candles. Michel Design Works new product line for Spring 2018.

In the Garden Collection

In the Garden

A gorgeous garden in full bloom! Hang on, Spring is almost here.

Scent: Sweet pea with undertones of lilac, honey and carnation

New Ways to Pamper Yourself

The Backyard Naturalist has your favorite fresh designs and scents (and some gorgeously updated classics), including: Into the Woods, Lavender Rosemary, Lemon Basil, Lilac and Violets, Nest & Eggs, Orchids in Bloom, and Peony


Coordinated Home Accents & Fragrances

There are coordinating trays, placemats, plates, napkins and so much more in an eye-popping variety of designs. Michel Design Works make perfect gifts for people in your life who deserve a little pampering!


The Backyard Naturalist & Michel Design Works Products

Just a few of the reasons we love Michel Design Works products:

Something for everyone! A wide variety of yummy, elegant scents and botanical themes. Combine and coordinate for exactly the right gift in the right budget.

Michel Design Works original nature themed and detailed illustrations are unique to each scent. The designs perfectly adorn coordinating home accents.

Products are made from high quality natural ingredients and beautifully packaged. For example:

  • Foaming Hand Soap contains shea butter and aloe vera for gentle cleansing and moisturizing.
  • Bath Soaps – Triple-milled bath bars are handmade in England of pure vegetable palm oil, glycerine, and moisturizing shea butter.
  • Hand and Body Lotion – shea butter, aloe, and other botanical ingredients make this silky, luxurious lotion perfect for even the driest skin. Beautifully packaged in a keepsake gift box.
  • Scented Candles are handmade, all-natural 100% soy wax, a renewable resource that’s nontoxic, biodegradable, and burns clean. Candle comes in a printed glass container housed in a decorative box with a wooden ball top. Or choose a travel candle in a handy tin to take a little bit of home with you wherever you go.
  • Michel Design Works’ ever changing product line may vary in our store depending on the season. If you’re looking for specific scents, please feel free to stop in or call us to see what we have in stock.

    No animal testing is ever done on Michel Design Works products..