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DIY Reusable Makeup Removal Pads & Cleansing Balm

June 24, 2018 @ 11:00 am - 12:30 pm


What are Reusable Makeup Removal Pads & Cleansing Balm?

They’re an eco-conscious fabric alternative to single-use cotton pads and balls. Perfect for removing makeup, facial cleansing and applying foundation. They are wonderfully soft, gently exfoliating and best of all, washable. They dry overnight ready for using again and again.

The cleansing balm is made from natural oils in a specific combination to cleanse the skin and naturally balance the skin’s natural oils. This results in a much more nourished and moisturized skin that traditional soap and detergent based facial cleaners. Best of all it’s simple, inexpensive, and easy to make.

What will I do in this class?

You will be upcycling textiles into facial cleansing pads.  Our tutor will gently guide you through choosing fabrics, cutting, layering and hand sewing using a blanket stitch.

We’ve done all the hard work so you don’t have to. Which fabrics are best? What size? How many layers? Which stitch? Soak up the knowledge and have fun making our fabulous tried and tested cleansing pad design.

We’ll share how to make a natural nourishing cleansing balm with 2 recipes to try at home. By the end of the class you’ll be making pads like a pro and have a mini cleansing bar to take home.

Why take this class?

It’s learning in a social, fun and relaxing way with like-minded people.

This class is perfect if you want to learn upcycling skills and are looking to reduce your use of single-use products and lead a zero waste lifestyle. Cotton is considered the worlds dirtiest crop using 25% of the world’s pesticides and is over 90% GMO – it’s time to ditch the cotton pads.

Learning about natural DIY cleansing bars are a great place to start making your own chemical free beauty products. We hope that once you’ve made your 3 pads here and tried your balm,  you’ll go on to make many more.

They make great eco gifts!

How do I book the class?

Bookings must be made in advance to secure your place. Select a ticket, up above and click add to cart and follow the onscreen instructions. Payments for class bookings made through our website are processed securely by Paypal, using a debit or credit card or your paypal account.



We can also accept payments by cash, cheque or bank transfer, please contact us for details.

How do I cancel or change my booking?

We provide a full refund on class bookings, up to one week in advance of the class. For cancellations made less than 7 days before the start date of the class, half of the fee will be forfeit. Cancellations, on the day of the class, will not be refunded. However you may transfer the name on your booking on the day, if you wish to swap your attendance with a friend.

Please contact us or call us on 0131 281 7966 to amend your booking.

We reserve the right to cancel classes, all payments will be returned in full, should this happen.

Can I buy this as a gift?

Yes of course! We can even create a personalised pdf gift invite, for this class if you’re purchasing this as a gift. Simply include the name of the person that you are gifting the class to within the comments section when booking and we’ll email it through to you.

Do you provide private tuition, classes or parties?

Yes, we do! We have a range of fun upcycling activities for you to choose from.

Whether it’s a birthday party, hen party or just an excuse to get together and be creative. Our upcycling parties are suitable for all ages and abilities, you can hold your party here in the Upcycled World studio or we can bring the party to you.

Our tutors are creative upcycling facilitators with a proven track record of working with various social groups and in local community events, big and small. We also offer private tuition for furniture painting, sewing and jewellery making.

Please contact us for more details or call us on 0131  281 7966.

Creating a more sustainable future.

Join our DIY make up removal pads and cleanser balm class, meet like minded people and develop new skills for sustainable living.


June 24, 2018
11:00 am - 12:30 pm
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Upcycled World
Studio 6.17, St Margarets House, 151 London Road
Edinburgh, EH7 6AE United Kingdom
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Upcycled World
0131 281 7966