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Natural Soap and Flowers

APES Eco-Friendly Workshops

Organic Soap Making

30 Euros per pax

half day

min 1 person- max 10 people

Suitable for everyone


Run by an intrepid local entrepreneur, this workshop teaches you how to harvest the fragrance and colours of nature in creating your very own artisan soaps.

This is a fun, and friendly activity for all the family. Held at the home of Aini, a local woman with a range of self-taugh skills, you will enjoy the open air class in her organic garden.

First you will harvest the plants and flowers necessary in creating your ideal smell and colour. Once you have designed your soap, the process will begin. 

Refreshments and organic herbal teas will be provided. 

Organic Coconut Oil

30 Euros per pax

2 hours

min 1 person- max 6 people

Suitable for everyone, Children require adult supervision


The Coconut Oil Making Class will take approximately 2 hours. Your local English-speaking guide, Aini, will demomstrate the traditional process of making the oil directly from fresh coconuts. The activity will take place at her traditional homestay with an amazing view over the rice-fields. Meanwhile she will discuss local life and is a wealth of knowledge about the history of Bukit Lawang. 

Coconut oil can be used as a multi-purpose moisturizer for hair and skin. It also makes a wonderful healthy and eco-friendly alternative to cooking oil. 


Included: guiding, coconuts, equipment, container, snack and refreshments.   


Eco-Printing Fabric

35 Euros per pax

Half day

min 1 person- max 6 people

All materials provided

Suitable for everyone

During this 3 hour course you will discover the wonders of natural eco-printing.

Eco-printing is a very unusual technique, which utilises the natural dyes and colours of plants directly onto the fabric.

You will have the chance to explore the garden area, choosing which colours, shapes and textures you wish to harness.

The plant material is placed onto the surface on your fabric, secured and then boiled or steamed. It creates incredibly intricate patterns naturally. 

Refreshments provided.

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