Do it Yourself!
Even all-natural cleaning and personal care products can have extra ingredients to preserve them and ensure they’re shelf-stable.
A great way to ensure that you’re using 100% all-natural products is to make them yourself.
After a personal love affair with creating soaps and other cleaning products for herself and her family, Annie Dumont decided to go into business to share her passion with the world.
She is now offering her DIY Natural Products series of workshops at Seattle Central, which cover the following:
Learn more about Annie’s background and approach, and then download her DIY toothpaste how-to guide below.
What classes do you teach for Seattle Central?
I currently teach Basic Cleaning Products, Medicine Cabinet Products and Personal Care Basics.
I’m hoping to expand my offerings to include some soap classes and classes that families can take together.
How long have you been teaching?
I’ve been teaching professionally for 4 years, but I have been teaching friends and family for more than 10 years.
What's your educational & professional background?
After a long romance with making everything from soap to lip balm to diaper rash cream, I decided to open my doors (or my mind) to teaching others my love and passion for crafting natural personal care and cleaning products.
I opened A Kitchen Story in 2012 to spread the love by way of individual and group classes.
What do you enjoy the most about teaching your classes at Seattle Central?
I love to watch the passion and enthusiasm of my students.
Tell us about an inspirational teaching moment.
During one of my classes, after everyone just finished making a batch of laundry detergent, one student yelled out, “I can’t wait to go home and do laundry!”
Her excitement was inspiring and contagious.
Restaurant in Seattle
- Lotus Thai Cuisine
- Making soap, of course!
- Refinishing old furniture, making something old new again
- Hawaii was the first vacation my husband and I went on together before we were married. The memories are awesome and plentiful.