DIY Soap-making from Used Cooking Oil at Shangri-La Hotel

by Leonie Schulz

27th June 2019 (Thursday) – EcoKnights had facilitated a DIY soap-making session for 55 internal staff members of the Shangri-La Group at the Shangri-La Hotel, Kuala Lumpur. 

The participants learned how to turn used cooking oil into self-made soap which can be used for hand and dish-washing, after it has been set air-dried for a month. Most people are not aware that reusing your cooking oil is actually possible, very easy and beneficial for the environment. Pouring oil into the sink can lead to solidification within pipes, sewage lift stations or tighten the water flow and cause plugging at home. Therefore, giving oil a new purpose is a great way of slow down this process or even avoid these consequences. These soaps are a great alternative to regular dishwashing soap or hands soap which can contain chemicals or microplastics.

All participants at the Shangri-La Hotel showed enthusiastic commitment and creativity using different types of essential oil or used coffee ground as add-ons to their soaps. EcoKnights hereby thank all parties involved in the great session and are looking forward to future collaborations. 

Personnel or organisations may also reach out EcoKnights via info@ecoknights.org.my if they are interested in organizing an event or a particular workshop like this. Do follow EcoKnights on Facebook, Instagram or Twitter for updates too!

Ecoworkshops do not only support the environment but also contribute to internal team-building.Ecoworkshops do not only support the environment but also contribute to internal team-building.

Shangri-La Group provided bamboo straw sets with Batik pouches from the Turtle Conservation Society as a door gift for all participants.Shangri-La Group provided bamboo straw sets with Batik pouches from the Turtle Conservation Society as a door gift for all participants.

Shangri La 3aParticipants proudly presenting their self-made soaps.Participants proudly presenting their self-made soaps.

Shangri La 4a

Shangri La 4b

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