Crabtree & Evelyn was founded in 1972 by Cyrus Harvey and started as a small business selling fine soaps from around the world. Over the years the company has grown into an acclaimed international company, known for its original fragrances, luxurious toiletries, gourmet foods and sophisticated gifts.
Crabtree & Evelyn was influenced by John Evelyn who was a 17th Century English naturalist and conservationist. Evelyn was known for traveling throughout Europe learning about various cultures and natural environments which he shared with his friends in British society. John Evelyn’s diary depicts 17th century English and European life and his personal motto “Explore everything. Keep the best.” continues to provided inspiration from our founding to this day.
The Crab Apple Tree (Pyrus malus), a native of Britain and the ancestor of all cultivated apple trees, inspired the logo for the company and brand.
Crabtree & Evelyn produce sweet almond oil and other related products.