Practical Sustainability Workshops

3. Ess. Household Altern. (6)

Living in Harmony with the Planet Workshops

Making alternatives to commercial products at home using ingredients from home and garden.

Safer, cheaper and better for the environment and you!    Easy to follow recipes and procedures.

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Natural Skin Care Workshop at Home

Make your own facial skin care products. Complete natural facial skin care regime (cleanser, astringent, moisturiser) using affordable, safe and environmentally friendly ingredients.

Recipes and procedures for making: Facial cleanser, facial scrub, oatmeal bag, herbal astringent, anti-bacterial astringent, herbal moisturiser in a jar, lip salve, coloured lip salve (lipstick), lavender hand cream, bath-salts.

The Basics: To make all the products in this workshop you’ll need: oatmeal, honey, herbs (from the garden), almond or grape-seed oil, cider vinegar, coconut oil, olive oil, beeswax, food flavouring & colouring, recycled jars. 

32 pages of recipes, procedures and information Price: $25.00 Available for immediate download. ADD TO CART

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Green Cleaning Workshop at Home

Do all your cleaning with just four basic household items. Never walk down the cleaning lane of the supermarket again!  Safe, cheap and environmentally friendly.   34 pages

Recipes and procedures for making: deodorising powder, disinfectant, air-freshener, furniture polish, heavy duty cleaning powder, soap jelly, lemon dish washing soap, all-purpose surface cleaning/stain removal spray.

The Basics: To make all the products in this workshop you’ll need: bi-carbonate of soda, cheap vinegar, eucalyptus oil, lemons, bar of soap, washing soda, olive oil, food colouring, recycled containers.

33 pages of recipes, procedures and information Price: $25.00 Available for immediate download. ADD TO CART

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Soap-Making Workshop at Home

(Includes non toxic detergent alternatives). Making plain soap simply and quickly. Easy to follow basic recipe with numerous variations. Transforming a bar of soap into a range of alternative soap-based products (detergent alternatives).  Safe & environmentally friendly.

Recipes and procedures for making: Basic soap (like Grandma used to make) with 10 variations, soap bag, English wash balls, Soap crayons (for the children), pressed soap shapes, herbal wash-balls, rose liquid hand soap

The Basics: To make all the products in this workshop you’ll need: cooking lard or fat (from the supermarket), olive oil, caustic soda, washing soda (or bicarb soda), bar of soap (or left-over soap scraps), recycled containers, oatmeal, food colouring.

33 pages of recipes, procedures and information. Price: $25.00 Available for immediate download. ADD TO CART

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Body & Hair Products Workshop at Home

Natural, safe alternatives for deodorants, body powders, shampoos, hair dyes, toothpaste and foot care. All chemical free using natural ingredients (from kitchen and garden)

Recipes and procedures for making: Lavender spray deodorant, herbal deodorant spray, rose deodorant/body powder, chamomile body  powder, herbal hair shampoo,  deodorising foot powder, teeth-cleaning powder, lemon hair bleach, dry hair shampoo

The Basics: To make all the products in this workshop you’ll need: bi-carbonate of soda, rice flour, cider vinegar, eucalyptus oil, rose petals, fresh rosemary & lavender (from the garden), chamomile tea-bag, lavender essential oil, lemons, bar of soap, salt, food flavourings, recycled containers.

33 pages of recipes, procedures and information Price: $25.00 Available for immediate download. ADD TO CART

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Special Offer: Workshop at Home Starter Pack:

All four workshops for $85.00.

Natural Skin Care, Green Cleaning, Natural Hair & Body Products and Soap-Making Workshop at Home.    Click here to download all four Workshops at Home: ADD TO CART

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More Workshop at Home topics coming soon – including:  Homemade Perfumes & Scents,   Backyard Self-Sufficiency, Environmentally friendly Household (chemical free living), Ways With Herbs, Old Time Kitchen Skills, Environmentally friendly Gifts to Make, Surviving the Hard Times, Practical Candle-making, Paper-making, Recycling for the Planet, Natural Baby Body Care.   Contact: pam@theshoppe.com.au for more information.

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Workshops are conducted on a regular basis in metropolitan Adelaide and South Australia.  Click here to find out more.

Pam (2)Pam’s Post

I have been researching and writing self-sufficiency publications since 1985.   In 2005 I created the the ‘Living in Harmony with the Planet’ Workshops  as a result of requests from customers for more practical experience in making and creating the many suggestions in The Self-Sufficiency Shoppe publication range.   So I established a series of workshops based on the more popular topics covered in the booklets (i.e. natural skin care, green cleaning, natural hair care, practical kitchen skills, etc.).

Since 1985 I have spent many hours researching recipes and ideas – discovering what works, what  does not, what’s the easiest and most cost effective to make, etc.  The result being both the series of publications available through The Shoppe and, more particularly, in a practical sense, the Living in Harmony with the Planet Workshops containing the very best of the recipes and suggestions in the publications.  All have been tried and tested – not only by myself – but by the many workshop participants over the years – offering valuable information and experience for applying on a day-to-day basis.

All the recipes contain ingredients sourced from the home, garden or supermarket.  When working on new recipes and ideas I found nothing more annoying than suggestions for ingredients that are difficult to locate or impractical to use. So I have made a special point of adapting recipes to be accessible and approachable for everyone.  Emphasis has also been on ingredients being affordable, locally produced, as natural (chemical free) as possible and environmentally responsible.

Creating and running the workshops has been a fulfilling process of passing on my experiences and knowledge to interested people. The workshops have been put together in a simple easy-to-follow  format so that everyone – adults and children – can enjoy the healthy and money-saving benefits of self-sufficiency, self-reliance and natural alternatives.

I hope your workshop adventures are successful (if not, do not be deterred – try, try again – as I have discovered  – as ‘practice makes perfect’) and that you enjoy making and using the suggestions in your chosen Workshop@Home.

Good luck!

Pam Marshall  – The Self-Sufficiency Shoppe