empowermefirst - student projects: Solid Cosmetics

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“Only we humans make waste that nature can’t digest.” – Charles Moore, oceanographer

Our students create solid cosmetics such as shampoo-conditioner-shower bars, body butter bars, and facial scrub bars, which use certified natural ingredients, and use their ICT skills to market them online as well as to tourists.

We have been working on different formulations for solid shampoo-conditioner-shower bars and body-butter bars. We’re usually the best ingredients based on natural resources such as mango butter and coconut oil. They are very skin and hair friendly and will be ready for sale soon in Zimbabwe and Switzerland. Contact us, if you’re interested in partnering with us, for instance in resale and find them for the Swiss market on our online shop below.

All ingredients are certified for natural cosmetics.

Formulation-Shampoo-Conditioner-Shower bar

Sodium Cocoyl Isethionate (SCI), Cocamidopropyl Betaine, Sodium Coco Sulfate (SCS), Mango, Shea butter or Cocoa butter, stearic acid, cetyl alcohol, emulsifying wax.

Selection of extras for different variations:
natural essence, silk protein, aloe vera, cucumber or calendula extract, flower petals

Body butter bar

Mango, Shea butter or Cocoa butter, cetyl alcohol, emulsifying wax, vegetable or bees wax (will be declared), natural essence (orange, rosmarine, cucumber)

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Meet our Leadership


Conium Nyathi – Head of Countries
Board member of empowermefirst.college

Given Moyo – Country coordinator

Mduduzi Moyo – Head of Educational Planning

Brigit Koch – Founder
Board member of empowermefirst.college

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