The Make Your Own Academy is an empowering community of people passionate about making their own cosmetic products to reduce waste and control what they put on their skin.


If you are into zero waste and making your own beauty products, you probably know that there is a risk of accumulating a lot of plastic and spending way too much money when buying ingredients.


Have you ever felt...


→ clueless on how to start making your own products as a complete beginner?

→ overwhelmed by the amount of unreliable recipes on the internet?

→ tired of recipes where you cannot even source half of the ingredients?

→ lacking space, time or money to invest in expensive ingredients and equipment?


Join us inside

the Make Your Own Academy

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Get New
Unpublished Recipes

Every month you will receive a new unpublished recipe that will help you replace any current plastic packaged product you are currently using. The recipe will come with step by step videos, downloadable recipe cards, substitutions suggestions, tools & suppliers lists. Every recipe uses easy to source ingredients that you can reuse for many different other projects!

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Follow a Simple
Formulating Method

You will also receive detailed instruction on how to adapt the recipe according to your needs, through our Simple Making Method: a formulating method I follow when I formulate all of my recipes.

Make Your Own Academy | Bottega Zero Waste
Adapt Each Recipe
to Your Needs

Save every recipe inside the Make Your Own Journal, an editable e-journal where you will be able to write down your own recipe, add notes and make actual progress.

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Follow a Journey And
Make Actual Progress

As soon as you join you will get access to the Zero Waste Maker Journey, a roadmap that will help you identify where you are on your maker journey and make actual progress. Take the Zero Waste Maker Quiz to identify where you are on this path and get tips and advice that can help you make gentle, steady progress.

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Get Your Questions Answered & Network

Got questions and feedbacks? Drop them in our monthly feedback box and we will update any relevant lessons with our answers. All while you connect with other like-minded zero waste makers inside the Make Your Own Community on Facebook: share ideas, make new friends and finally belong to a group that understands and supports your interest.

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Get Discounts on All Our Online Courses

As a member of the Make Your Own Academy you will have exclusive access to periodical discounts on all our online courses!

What you can expect when you join:

Make Your Own Academy | Bottega Zero Waste
Immediate Access:

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.

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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 also be able to submit any questions you might have!


Make Your Own Academy | Bottega Zero Waste
Every month:

You will receive a brand new unpublished recipe with step by step video tutorials to add to your collection! Check out the calendar for the upcoming 6 months in the photo above.

Who is the

Make Your Own Academy for?


The Make Your Own Academy is for eco-conscious people who have just approached or are familiar with the world of zero waste living. It's for you, who deeply cares about understanding the ingredients we consume and want to reduce the waste we produce on a daily basis.

You have never made a DIY cosmetic product in your whole life but you would like to simplify your life by making natural products from the comfort of your kitchen

You love making simple diys but are really confused by unreliable recipes on the Internet - which most of the time turn into a complete failure. Who has the time and money for that?


You have some experience making your own products but struggle because every time you see a recipe you want to try, you don't have access to any of the ingredients in the recipe (classic, right?)  


Discover where you are on this journey


Every journey is different but the steps to running becoming a successful zero waste maker are the same. Discover where you are on your zero waste making journey by taking the Zero Waste Maker Journey Quiz!

Let's Recap!

Here is what you will unlock inside the Make Your Own Academy:


  • 1 new unpublished recipe unlocked every month, from month 2 
  • Step by step video tutorials
  • Monthly downloadable & editable ingredients and tools checklists 
  • The Simple Making Method 
  • The "Make your Own Journal": a fully editable online journal to store your recipes and notes  
  • Fun online quizzes to help you identify how you are doing and make progress
  • The Make your Own Academy Private Facebook Group 
  • Member discounts on courses!


You can cancel any time (although we know you'll love it inside!)

What's Inside The Make Your Own Academy?

FAQs


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.

Do you have more questions?


We're more than happy to help, simply drop us an email at [email protected]