Sustainable DIY Weekend

(Video by Diana)

Where & When?

AT, Vienna, Borrow-shop, 22.-23.11.2014


Workshop about producing cosmetics out of foods, making bread and noodles

Isa organized a two-day workshop series for participants from Slovakia, the Czech Republic and Austria connected to a “do it yourself” attitude toward sustainability: making your own organic and healthy cosmetics and food rather than buying packaged versions in a supermarket, where you don’t know its origins and its ingredients. We were hosted by Leila Wien in Vienna’s 16th district, which is a place for renting and borrowing stuff you don’t need all the time.

Facebook Event Page


Find the Recipes we used here.

The document includes do-it-yourself recipes for:

  • Toothpaste: fresh toothpaste as well as a healthy tooth cleansing recipe with no salt or soda
  • Washing “Powder”: chestnut flour
  • Shower gel: Natural chestnut shower gel recipe
  • Shampoo: Use ash to wash hair, NoPOO method, Natural chestnut shampoo
  • Deodorant: Spray-on deodorant, ingredients
  • Lotion: basic lotion recipe, marigold/calendula salve

You can also find the tutorials and sources we used in the document.

Valeries noodle recipe:

300g helles, glattes Mehl/white flour
100g Hartweizengrieß/ hard wheat semolina
160ml Wasser/water
2 EL Olivenöl/table spoon olive oil
1 TL Salz/tea spoon salt

-leave to rest for 1 hour
-if you don’t have a noodle machine, try to make the dough as thin as possible and cut into stripes, and be careful, they are done quite quickly!!

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Financed how?

This weekend action was fully financed by the participants and organisers, with the support of Foodsharing and Dumpster Diving.