Cosmetics course for a sustainable home

20, 21 and 22 August 2021

Course description

We use a wide range of cleaning products in our homes, often unaware of the impact they have on the environment and our health. In this course we will learn how to identify ingredients/products that are harmful to nature and our bodies. You can also achieve autonomy and prepare your own 100% natural cleaning products that are easily biodegradable, making use of your kitchen waste such as frying oil, or creating effective synergies between vegetable surfactants to achieve products such as: degreasing liquid dish soap, laundry soaps of different consistencies, surface and floor cleaner, fabric softener and bleach, all 100% natural.

Content

  • Water cycle and the impact of the cosmetics and cleaning industry on our ecosystem.
  • Identification of highly toxic ingredients in your cleaning products.
  • The art of recycling at home: making liquid and bar soaps from recycled frying oil.
  • Production of 100% natural, easily biodegradable daily cleaning products with surfactants and medicinal plants.
  • Proper use of baking soda, hydrogen peroxide, ash and vinegar in our homes.

Products we manufacture

  • Laundry soap bar with recycled oil and coconut oil
  • Liquid washing machine soap with recycled oil and tensides
  • Dishwashing degreasing liquid soap
  • Washing machine softener with vegetable waxes and natural scents
  • Washing machine bleach with natural products
  • Surface and floor cleaner with liquid soap and tensides

Course development

We will discover natural, inexpensive, easily accessible ingredients in simple and fun recipes, so you can create your own basic cleaning products for your home. The course will take place in our kitchens, in a participative way, incorporating knowledge while we prepare our products. You will be able to take home all the products we make. We will use exclusively recycled packaging.

Teaching

Theoretical part

Daniela Zamorano Carreño

Nutritionist specialising in natural cosmetics and medicinal plants. Resident of the Iscles project, with a deep interest in the protection of the environment and the recovery of the ancestral medicine of these territories.

Practical part

Programme

Day One

Morning

9:00 - 13:00h

  • Introduction to the course
  • Making laundry soap from recycled oil and coconut oil. Tablet format.

Afternoon

16:00 - 18:00h

  • Use of tensides in cleaning.
  • Production of liquid laundry soap for washing machines with recycled oil and vegetable surfactants.

Day Two

Morning

9:00 - 13:00h

  • Production of fabric softener and bleach for washing machines.

Afternoon

16:00 - 18:00h

  • Production of skin-friendly, degreasing liquid dish soap.

Day Three

Morning

9:00 - 13:00h

  • Production of surface and floor cleaner.
  • Delivery of a digital dossier with recipes and information seen during the course.

Afternoon

13:00 - 17:00h

Farewell and closure

Fees

The course

The participation fee for the course is

200,- €

Accommodation and Meals

The price of meals is €25 per day, including breakfast, lunch, dinner and supper. The food used during the course is predominantly organic. Accommodation can be in a shared room, teepee or single tent with bed (€10/night) or free camping with use of shower and dry toilet (€3/night).

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