Cretan Olive House Natural Soap Workshop

Μάλια, Greece

Experience hosted by Katerina

90 mins, Hosted in English and Greek
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Up to 6 people
Includes food, drinks, and equipment

What you'll do

After a small brief theory and safety instruction we will start our journey with the art of making olive oil soaps in Crete since ancient years. We will discuss the multiple uses of olive oil soaps and why is very important to learn how you can make your own natural soap. We will explore the world of the ingredients such us essential oils, dried herbs, clays and all the natural and ethically sourced ingredients that can be added to make the soaps more cleansing, exfoliating or nourishing. After this we'll start to work together in order to make the soap bar according to the cold process method. At the end of the workshop you will take a soap bar as souvenir.
Other things to note
The only thing you will need is good mood and creativity!!
After a small brief theory and safety instruction we will start our journey with the art of making olive oil soaps in Crete since ancient years. We will discuss the multiple uses of olive oil soaps and why is very important to learn how you can make your own natural soap. We will explore the world of the ingredients such us essential oils, dried herbs, clays and all the natural and ethically sourced ingredients that can be added to make the soap…

What's included

  • Food
    Traditional goodies.
  • Drinks
    We will enjoy refreshments drinks.
  • Equipment
    At the end of the workshop you will have as a present a soap bar!

Meet your host, Katerina

Host on Airbnb since 2020
  • 2 Reviews
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My name is Katerina and I am the owner of a cottage industry called ‘’Cretan Olive House’’. My need for natural products with zero waste and my love for the Cretan tradition was the reasons that forced me to create my own soaps 15 years ago. That was the beginning of a journey in the world of soap. Since then the most relaxing thing for me is to place myself in my workshop and start playing with herbs, essential oils and natural ingredients in order to create my own soap and shared with my beloved people. For my soaps I use only extra virgin olive oil from our family trees and handpicked herbs from the land of Crete. My workshop located in a small building in the garden of my house.It would be my pleasure to welcome you in a journey of knowledge with the traditional way of making soap with the best raw ingredients of the Cretan land!
My name is Katerina and I am the owner of a cottage industry called ‘’Cretan Olive House’’. My need for natural products with zero waste and my love for the Cretan tradition was the reasons that forced me to create my own soaps 15 years ago. That was the beginning of a journey in the world of soap. Since then the most relaxing thing for me is to place myself in my workshop and start playing with herbs, essential oils and natural ingredients in order to create my own soap and shared with my belo…
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Where you'll be

The action will take place in the garden of my house where is located my workshop ‘’Cretan Olive House’’. We will enjoy our journey and our refreshments near to the nature in my peacefully garden!

2 reviews

Sidney
July 2020
Bei dieser Aktivität/Workshop kann man sehr gut etwas über das Seife herstellen mit Olivenöl lernen. Wir kamen bei Katerina Zuhause an und wurden super freundlichen empfangen. Sie hat bei sich im Garten ein kleines Häusschen, in dem Sie ihre Seife herstellt. Zu Beginn wurden wir etwas durch die Prozesse des Seifeherstellens geführt und während die Zutaten "etwas Zeit" in Anspruch genommen haben, bekamen wir von Katerina verschiedene Snacks aus ihrem eigenen Garten, während wir uns ein wenig mit ihr Unterhalten konnten. Im Anschluss führte Sie uns durch ihren Garten, in dem sie alle möglichen Kräuter, Gemüse und Gewürze anpflanzt und auch für ihre Seifen verwendet.Abgerundet erhielten wir noch ein Stück Seife, das Sie hergestellt hatte und etwas von der Seife, die an dem Tag hergestellt wurde. Einziger Kritikpunkt, den wir äußern würden, ist das man nicht selber die Seife herstellt, sondern die Herstellung erklärt und vorgemacht bekommt.
Bei dieser Aktivität/Workshop kann man sehr gut etwas über das Seife herstellen mit Olivenöl lernen. Wir kamen bei Katerina Zuhause an und wurden super freundlichen empfangen. Sie…
Ellen
July 2020
The experience with Katerina was wonderful! She was very welcoming and enthusiastic, giving us a wonderful plate of fresh food to enjoy with raki as well as showing us how to make soap. The space was very charming - fruits and herbs growing everywhere! And to top it off you come away with your own bar of soap! Highly recommend :)
The experience with Katerina was wonderful! She was very welcoming and enthusiastic, giving us a wonderful plate of fresh food to enjoy with raki as well as showing us how to make…

Things to know

Cancellation policy

Any experience can be cancelled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase, or at least 7 days before the experience starts.

Guest requirements

Up to 6 guests ages 18 and up can attend. Parents may also bring children under 2 years of age.