Thursday, 12 April 2018

Sustainable cosmetics

For many years the colleagues of the natural sciences in the CSO have been organizing the project week „sustainable cosmetics“. In this special school week the students produce their own cosmetics such as skin creams, soaps, bathing oils and many other products. The youngsters were always enthusiastic about how easy it is to make cosmetics themselves.
Due to the high demand, we decided to offer this project regularly all over the year. The new working group is called „Sustainable cosmetics“ and meets once a week for two hours. The cosmetics, that students take home and use, are very colorful and motivating. The Sustainability is based, for example, on the raw materials used to produce the cosmetics and on the bottles and skin-cream pots, that students bring from home. We reuse the containers several times, before they end up in trash.
Concerning production, the saying “less is more“ applies, so only the essentials are used. Since we produce our creams freshly, we are able to work without any additives such as preservatives. In the fridge, the products can be kept for at least two weeks. They can also be frozen in portions. Moreover, if desired, the products can be perfumed with essential oil. Everyone can choose their perfume individually – allergy sufferers can completely do without it. The raw materials are purely vegetable – no animal products are used.
The photos show students preparing bathing bombs and bathing oils. Furthermore, you can see the finished products from the students such as: creams, lip gloss, peelings, soaps, bathing bombs and bathing oils. The girls often lovingly pack their products in materials that would otherwise have been thrown away from their parents, such as old curtains. In this way, the youngsters are developing increasingly sustainable consumer behavior.
F. Kösece

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