MA•TER \ˈmȯ-tər, ˈmä-\

Mater Soap offers a variety of cold-process bar soaps and organic body products. Keeping our batches small and handmade, we strive to perfect the simple yet subtle alchemy of soap-making and skin care. Our appreciation for the minimalist beauty of traditional bar soap and power of plant oils and extracts deeply inform our craft. Using 100% natural, sustainably-sourced plant ingredients like smoky pine tar, rose-colored kaolin clay, and salty sea plants, we provide the bather with a bar of soap that not only looks good, but smells and feels great, too. Vegan. Cruelty-free. No SLS, parabens, synthetics or fragrances.
Just plants. Enhance your ritual of bathing. 


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Founded by Addison Walz in Brooklyn NY, Mater Soap was born out of a dedication to utilitarian objects that quietly serve our daily lives. Her background in sculpture, natural dyes, and textiles inform the Mater aesthetic. She choses materials and composes recipes that speak to the well being of the body as well as the planet. Her products are enriched by thoughtful and deliberate ingredients with a conscious effort to minimize ecological impact.

Enhance your ritual of bathing.

Our packaging is printed by our friends at EFA Robert Blackburn Printmaking Workshop and our neighborhood printshop in Red hook, BK.