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Making rustic soap

School

A main component of this year’s Vamvakou Experience Festival is highlighting aspects of life in a village. Thus, we invite you to participate in an exciting workshop intertwining tradition with science and technology. Join us and let’s become soap makers and learn how this fine material is made.

The laboratory process of soap making is a simple, but highly instructive and experiential hands-on experience, closely linked to Chemistry. It is also a valuable and interesting activity for wider environmental education, on the circular economy and sustainability, with rich folklore elements. The activity aims to bring participants in contact with the traditional know-how; to encourage the proper use of up-to-date scientific knowledge in everyday life; and to raise awareness of the need to recycle and the sustainable use of materials. Participants will make soap from inedible olive oil using the cold saponification process.