Lusting For Pure and Minimalist Bath Essentials by Mater Soap
Saponification is the name of the process when you convert fat or oil into soap, and Mater have made it their mission to perfect this age-old trade. Specializing in gorgeous cold-pressed bar soaps and body products with 100% organic and sustainably harvested ingredients – excluding undesirables like parabens, sulfates, dyes, fragrances, preservatives, foaming agents and synthetics – the Brooklyn-based studio makes everything by hand in small batches. Once again, we have to thank Kindred Black for the introduction.
The two-man company is run as a side gig by friends Addison Walz and Sarah Heslip, who’ve combined knowledge from their respective fields of natural dyes and pigments in textile design and Chinese herbal medicine to create a pure and minimalist product line. Opting for potent all-natural and plant-based oils and extracts for their small range of vegan and cruelty-free bath essentials, they’re naming smoky pine tar, rose-colored kaolin clay and salty sea plants some of their favorite ingredients. We’d love to experience all of that, but having just researched active charcoal in beauty, we’re especially curious to put their charcoal soap bars to the test.
From their base of minimalist, hand-cut bar soaps (is it weird that we’d like to eat them?!), Mater has branched out with a multipurpose serum for face, hair and skin, a bath salt with organic botanicals and essential minerals, and most recently a liquid soap trilogy. The new hand and body soaps are packed with yummy organic plant-ingredients like coconut oil, shea butter, olive oil, jojoba oil and aloe vera, and comes in post consumer plastic packaging – thoughtfully made all the way.
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