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Mayapple Soaps

Cold-process soap featuring garden-grown and wild-foraged herbs, and plant-based colors

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Natural Hair

Discover shampoo bars: with 4 different formulas for every hair type — all palm oil free!

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Order an entire batch of soap for a discount. Custom packaging available for events and weddings.




I’m Mother Mayapple, founder of Mayapple Soaps.

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What They are Saying

  • Woodsman Shaving Soap
    The shave soap is a real beard buster. The lather was thick and covered the brush and beard well, without disappearing fast. My skin didn’t get irritated either.
    Mike S.
  • The lather of the Mulberry soap is hearty, but washes clean. The warming scent lingers, but doesn't overpower you. I especially love the way my skin, and my bathroom, smells after I use it.
    Kara R.
  • Dandelion Shampoo Bar
    I'm hooked on the shampoo bar from your soap collection! No need to have another shampoo product in the house. My only struggle will be finding enough soap dishes for all your amazing products!
    Christy A.
  • Oh sad! Someone had a feast last night and left us the tails.
  • Some baby squirrels just came into my life. Audio on if you want to hear one crying in the background. Cashews and water today, but tomorrow you’re on your own! #springbabies #squirrelbaby
  • This is my workshop today. I’ve received many orders for washable, reusable cotton masks, and I’m still taking orders. Pay what you can at — they’ll be ready for porch pickup in about a week. I’m also delivering to my neighbors in zip codes 20017 and 20018 free of charge. Masks are in short supply right now, as you’ve probably heard. Surgical masks and N95 masks should be donated to healthcare workers who need them more than we do. However a cloth mask, if used properly and washed after each use, is a good alternative. Studies show that a cloth mask is 50-60% effective at stopping pathogens from spreading.

Next week I’ll be making masks for DC healthcare workers, slightly different pattern. If you are doing this also, message me. I’m looking to share knowledge and best practices before I begin.

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  • I’m making masks out of fabric scraps for anyone who needs one, porch pickup or hand deliver to my neighbors in Brookland. These cotton masks should be washed in hot water after each use. Message me if you are interested. Tell me what size: child, regular, or large, your favorite color, and address if you’re in zip codes 20017 or 20018. I’m waiting for some elastic to come in the mail, but I’d like to start taking orders now. Expect to receive your mask by the end of the month. Suggested donation $10 but will absolutely give you one if you can’t manage to pay. Stay safe everyone!

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  • Keep your immunity up with a simple Fire Cider you can make at home. There are tons of variations. Mine has apple cider vinegar (a good organic brand with the mother), limes, jalapeños, onions, garlic, ginger, turmeric, rosemary, and radishes. Put in a dark cupboard, and shake once a day. After 2-4 weeks, strain and add honey to taste. #firecider #immunitybooster #homeremedies