• barbarafoldi

How to become a urban witch?


When people come to you and ask always about a certain topic it means they trust you and they respect your knowledge. Lately I had the most question about how to make home made, environmental friendly products at home.


I have started to make my own products since 5 years ago. I started with a detergent for clothes. I clearly remember I picked this one because only soap and water is needed. I recall I felt myself like a urban witch as I was standing above the pot and stirring the grated soap in the water. I was super excited and curious. It feels so long ago but I know this was my first step on this road.

I have started to make my own products since 5 years ago. I started with a detergent for clothes. I clearly remember I picked this one because only soap and water is needed. I recall I felt myself like a urban witch as I was standing above the pot and stirring the grated soap in the water. I was super excited and curious. It feels so long ago but I know this was my first step on this road.


After came the deodorant, softener, other cleaning products. Once I even tried to make eyeliner from smoked almonds but that was a total disaster.


I am not saying I became a master because I also develop always but I am more and more confident in doing all these, so I decided last year I organize my very first workshop around the topic, in order to support people who are about to start discovering this topic, to create community and share knowledge.


We prepared with my colleagues over many months and when it finally happened it was gone in a second.

We had a really diverse group (in age, experience, interests) but we were all dedicated to bring change in our life and it felt wonderful .

In the weekend we made 7 different products and participants learnt how to sew, make soap, use silk screen printing technique, and much more.


I loved to discuss ideas, share knowledge and the atmosphere where gathered to learn from each other.

We were in a countryside for 3 days, just us, the nature and all the positive energies what everyone brought. All of us want to contribute for a more sustainable future and it felt amazing.

That is the reason I do what do and I will keep on doing.

In this year we are organizing an other event and in the autumn we bring more, to more venues.

If you want to join us, follow the new page of zerowaste_bootcamp on Instagram.

Földes Barbara

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