What do I have access to once I join?
As soon as you join, you get access to the orientation videos, The Zero Waste Maker Journey videos, ingredients & tools lists and checklists, the Simple Making Method and the Facebook group.
From month 2, you will receive chapter 2, containing the first recipe: a solid deodorant stick with step by step video tutorials. Every month you will receive a new recipe with step-by-step videos, and you will also be able to submit any questions you might have!
What equipment and ingredients do I need?
All the tools, equipment and ingredients you need for the recipes are listed inside the membership. Once you've joined the academy you will get access to these lists. If you'd like to familiarise yourself will the tools before you join, they can be found on the tools page of the Bottega Zero Waste website.
What if I can't source the ingredients in my country?
Don't worry, inside the Make Your Own Academy you are not on your own. Every new recipe will include possible substitutions with specific details that will guide you through, so you can create your own product according to your needs. You'll also be taught how to use them through the Simple Making Method.
How do I get access to the recipes?
Every month a new recipe will be unlocked, and you will receive a notification in your inbox.
What is the complexity level of the recipes?
All the recipes are designed to be simple, usually with around 3-7 ingredients. Each recipe is customisable so you will never feel stuck with not having a specific ingredient or not knowing how to replace it. To help you make progress, we will send you easier recipes before we give you access to recipes that require slightly more advanced formulation skills.
How is the Make Your Own Academy different from the courses?
The Make Your Own Academy is designed if you love making simple DIYs and would like to make this into an affordable hobby to fit nicely around your lifestyle.
The Bottega Zero Waste online courses take deeper dives into specific crafts: soap making, solid shampoo & conditioner bars making, and natural make up. They also give you insights and help if you are thinking about starting your own handmade products business
Do I need to take the other courses first?
Absolutely not! However, every 3 months we offer our Make Your Own Members exclusive discounts on our courses which are not available anywhere else.
I tried checking out but the price shown is not the same, why?
If you live within the EU, we are required to collect the taxes applicable in your country, so you will notice taxes have been added. If you are purchasing with your company's account, you can enter your tax ID number to remove the taxes.