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Create your own Traditional Cretan Soap!

workshop

Create your own Traditional Cretan Soap!

47 reviews
Paused through June 14. To protect the health of our community, Airbnb Experiences in many regions are paused due to COVID-19. Visit the Help Center for the latest updates before you book.
Duration
2 hours
Group size
Up to 4 people
Includes
Food, Drinks, Equipment
Hosted in
English
workshop

Create your own Traditional Cretan Soap!

workshop

Create your own Traditional Cretan Soap!

47 reviews
Paused through June 14. To protect the health of our community, Airbnb Experiences in many regions are paused due to COVID-19. Visit the Help Center for the latest updates before you book.
Duration
2 hours
Group size
Up to 4 people
Includes
Food, Drinks, Equipment
Hosted in
English

What you'll do

Come with me to travel back to the time when Cretan people used to make their own Traditional Homemade Cretan Soap, using only Extra Virgin Olive Oil! Together we can make our own traditional soaps, using the recipe that my grandmother showed me, as she also learned from her mother. With my knowledge as a biochemist, we can try to develop these recipes to produce a better product, based on your needs! We will start from scratch, making soapy the raw materials and giving to our soap the features we will choose together, such as perfume, colour or shape. The olive oil we will use is collected and prepared by me and my family without any use of insecticides and other chemical preparations! Naturally, at the end you will take the soap - you will have made with your own hands - that will be ready the next day, as a souvenir to remember this unique experience as you take your shower!!! In addition, you can take the notes where every step is recorded all the way, if you wish to make your own soap at your place.!

Your host

Learn more about Grigorios

Grigorios

I am Gregory. I was born and raised in Heraklion, Crete. I am a Chemist and I hold a Master's Degree in Biochemistry I have attended a number of seminars on the traditional herbs of Crete and, more generally, on the production of natural cosmetic products. In addition, I work as a chemist in a company that manufactures cosmetics from local Cretan products and I produce homemade soaps since I was a student in high school, with the old Cretan recipe only with extra virgin olive oil, as my grandmother has taught me!

What's included

Food
Grandma's homemade, delicious cookies will be offered during the experience!
Drinks
Α coffee or tea with Cretan herbs and some homemade cookies can be offered by me during a break.
Equipment
Whatever we may need in our experience will be provided by me, including materials, devices and protective equipment. The…

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Where you'll be

We will conduct our little workshop in my home which is located in the city of Herakleion, just a few minutes away from the city center. If the weather conditions permit it, we can carry out the process at a selected point in the nature. Of course, I can bring you to my house with my car, you can take public transport or come with your own car.

Availability

Things to keep in mind

Cancellation policy

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

Communication policy

Always communicate through Airbnb. To protect your payment, never transfer money or communicate outside of the Airbnb website or app.

Guest requirements

Up to 4 guests ages 6 and up can attend. Parents may also bring children under 2 years of age.

What to bring

Do not forget to bring with you your excellent mood!

More tips

The whole procedure is completely safe even for young children and no specific knowledge is required on the subject. On the contrary, you will find it particularly educative and interesting!

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Grigorios
Create your own Traditional Cretan Soap!
47 reviews
From ﺩ.ﺇ80/person
47 reviews
From ﺩ.ﺇ80/person