You might wonder what kind of magical place an apothecary is. An apothecary is a rarely used term meaning a shop keeper that specializes in herbal medicines, perfumes, soaps and other important household goods. mayamade is a modern apothecary, available online and in person. Here you will find a great variety of herbals including botanical bath teas, sipping teas, tinctures, salves, balms, aromatherapy blends, glycerites, and more. Produced with organic ingredients with old world charm, modern techniques and formulas.
In my apothecary I infuse oils, measure for tinctures, blend perfumes, warm salves and make the magic happen. My potions are organic or wild crafted, meaning wild harvested from the woods to the desert, where ever I am.
Simple definitions of some of the things I make:
A tincture is a liquid (usually alcohol) in which herbal components have been extracted. Tinctures are one of the worlds oldest ways of preserving the harvest of herbs, I make my tinctures with organic, Minnesota made alcohol.
An infused oil is an oil in which herbs have been extracted.
A salve or balm is an infused oil made solid with a wax.
A glycerite is a non alcohol tincture made with glycerin. A fluid extraction of herbal components.
None of mayamade's products have been evaluated by the F.D.A. These products are not intended to diagnose, cure, or treat any disease or ailment. Consult your health care practitioner before starting any health care regimen.
mayamde's perfume + cologne
I create all my perfumes and colognes with nature. Tinctures, resins, infused oils, essential oils, attars, flower waxes, absolutes. I have spent years studying perfumery and aromatherapy, learning, making friends and connections in the scent world. This allows me access to fantastic essential oils, floral waxes, resins and all manner of botanicals used for scent therapy. I love plants and the scents they create and use them lovingly.
Plants, flowers and magic. That is what makes mayamade different and better.
Soap can be beautiful, luxurious, vegan, incredible for your skin, and perfumed with nature. mayamade soap is those things. And more.
mayamade soap is created with the cold process method. Cold process means extra heat isn't applied to the soap except to melt the oils and butters. It means that the scents have a chance to stick around, the oils and butters can create bubbly, long lasting and organic botanicals to do their thing. I cure my soaps for a minimum of six weeks to allow for a hard, long lasting bar. I think of it as getting ready for a party. After the cure each bar should last between one and six months. Your soap will last longer when you use a bathing scrubbie, allow your soap to dry between uses, do not leave soap in the bathtub or shower. Trade back and forth between two or three bars, giving your soap a rest between uses. If you are storing mayamde soap please do not store it in a warm, humid place. Try your dresser drawer it will lightly and beautifully scent your clothing.