From plant to cream: learn to make your own natural cosmetics 

Do you love natural beauty products? Do you take care of your body with environmentally responsible and sustainable products that are free from chemical additives? If so, this workshop is for you! 

This natural beauty product workshop offers you the opportunity to learn the basics of caring for your body with products that are 100% natural and organic, and that come directly from your local environment. In this workshop, a local expert in traditional medicinal plants will lead you in harvesting and working with ingredients that are all grown or foraged and extracted locally. You’ll discover the simple pleasure of preparing highly effective beauty products (ointments, salves, and creams) that you will be able to easily reproduce back home – finally able to realize your own handmade beauty products, based on your tastes, needs, and desires. The workshop takes place in a natural laboratory, with a breathtaking view on the river that borders the village of Djilor, birthplace of the poet and first president of Senegal, Leopold Sedar Senghor. We hope you enjoy! 

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46.00

When: year-round

Where: Djilor 

Languages: French, English, Wolof 

Included: lunch with the team of the hosting organization, facilitating and support by a local expert in traditional medicinal plants  

What you’ll learn: how to prepare natural beauty products (ointments, salves, and creams) with plants readily available in your environment 

Why it’s unique: laboratory setting immersed in nature with a view of the river and the mangrove forests 

Duration: 4 hours

Accommodation: it is possible to book a stay with the host organization

Enjoy Agriculture is committed to promoting local products. We encourage our local partners to sell their farm produce to our clients; you will be able to purchase various traditional delicacies directly from the producers following your experience! 

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How to get to Djilor

The village of Djilor is located about 3 hours from Dakar. 

If you prefer “DIY” travel, we recommend you take public transporation (sept-place or bus) from the Beaux Maraichers bus station; there are cars that travel from Dakar directly to Joal Fadiouth. From Joal Fadiouth, you will have to take another car or private taxi to reach the final destination. The price should not be above 6000 CFA. 

You may also choose to take a private taxi, seeing as with public transportation there are various stops and changes and no fixed departure times; there is a risk that it may take up to a half-day or longer to arrive at your final destination. The cost of a private taxi directly from Dakar to Djilor should be between 30,000 – 40,000 FCFA. 

Alternatively, there are Senegal Dem Dik buses that depart from Dakar and will bring your directly to Mbour. In Mbour, you will have to find another car or bus to take you onto your final destination. 

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