JooSoap Journey

Each small steps lead us to explore and continue the JooSoap eco-soap journey. Toward a sustainable world.

  • Open Source Circular Economy Days, Helsinki 2017

    ♫ Open Source Circular Economy Day Helsinki 2017 ♫ We upcycled 8 liters of used cooking oil(from on-side restaurant) into around 80 EcoSoaps! Thanks all for joining the workshop and co-making together. And some bikes were turning shining

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  • JooSoap*Helsinki Day 2017 @ Kääntöpöydällä

    Completed! On this Helsinki Day 2017 celebration, we upcycled 10 liters of local used cooking oil by co-making with visitors. Some of used cooking oil were collected from Kääntöpöytä kitchen and others were from Finnish #vappumunkki oil. Altogether will turned into

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  • [Video]JooSoap Story - Circular Economy

    Check our latest video about JooSoap Studio Story in Helsinki, Finland. See how we apply with circular economy and design strategies, to act locally and globally. The project of making eco-soap from used cooking oil locally and the

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  • New video clip of JooSoap making released
    Joosoap video clip

    The quick clip (2 minutes) of making process of JooSoap: an eco-soap made from used cooking oil. We offer instruction language in English, Chinese, Finnish, and Spanish. Enjoy making your own soaps and don't forget to take a

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  • Testing JooSoap Eco liquid soap on boat washing in Hernesaari, Helsinki

    Testing JooSoap Eco liquid soap on boat washing. We challenged the most difficulty parts like waterline stains and metal. And YES!! It works really well, very effectively. Proofed by the experienced master. @Hernesaari, Helsinki #joosoap #ecosoap #ecoliquidsoap #sustainblecleaning #boatwashing

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  • JooSoap workshop for a private group

    We had a great afternoon with a private group workshop. Adding 4 more people from Slovakia, Serbia, and Portugal, that we now reach 42 countries of JooSoap workshop participants!! These eco-soaps will be the best Eco-gifts ready for

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  • Interviewed by Helsingin Uutiset

    COVER PAGE!! JooSoap was interviewed by one of Helsinki's regional newspapers Helsingin Uutiset! Great chat with Laura Pohjanpalo and we had lots fun with photographer Johanna Erjonsalo. Thank you!! JooSoap story and also a short eco-soap making video also on

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  • Welcome 1st JooSoap Ambassador Tom!

    Welcome 1st Joosoap Ambassador Tom! He will soon start a long trip to South America moving from eco-community to eco-community. He plans to share Eco-Soap knowledge and hold JooSoap workshops during his journey! Contact us if you wanna

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  • Pop up at Kauppatori (Helsinki market square)

    3 day amazing pop-up at #Kauppatori2017 stalls. We collected 45 liters of used cooking oil from market vendors and co-making during our pop-ups. People could also tryout JooSoap Eco-Soap products for FREE! https://www.facebook.com/events/536515529866907/

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  • Nordic Permaculture Festival 2016

    4-7 August, 2016 at Isnäs, Finland We are happy to take part in 2016 Nordic Permaculture Festival. Sharing Eco-Soap knowledge and done a beautiful JooSoap Eco-Soap Workshop and demonstration with local Labby Catering’s used cooking oil. Thank you

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  • Open Source Circular Economy Days, Helsinki 2016

    JooSoap Studio is honored to take part in Open Source Circular Economy Days Helsinki again in 2016. This time is right next to our office door at the urban farming center: Kääntöpöytä Green house. "Open Source Circular Economy

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  • JooSoap vs. University of Helsinki, Department of Chemistry

    Great workshop with Chemistry Pros in University of Helsinki. Lots of learning for us as well. 🙂

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  • JooSoap pikkujoulut + Open door

    Thanks everyone for visiting! It was great to meet you all and discussions. And amazing food, chocolate you brought/handmade were perfect with glögi! Looking forward to see you soon in 2016.   #joosoap #ecosoap #pikkujoulut #opendoor #warmxmas #helsinki

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  • [Invitation] JooSoap Pikkujoulut Xmas Open Door

    <Open door> Welcome to join a warm gathering to meet up, looking back some photos, and hear JooSoap's plan for 2016 and future. Dear old*new friends & volunteers that took part eco-soap workshops, as eco-soap users, and those

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  • Interviewed by Yle

    Ying-Ju Lin from JooSoap Studio was interviewed by Yle at Espoo Mini Maker Faire on 18.10.2015. See what is up to date with JooSoap's plan. And thanks the JooSoap TEAM! Video: http://areena.yle.fi/1-3103929 #JooSoap #EcoSoap #EspooMiniMakerFaire #Workshop #Interview #Yle


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  • JooSoap at Espoo Mini Maker Faire, 2015

    Thanks all for joining us in Espoo Mini Maker Faire. We had 30 adults + 8 kids as eco-soap makers and plus much more stand by supporting/monitoring us around. 😉 Every team done it well!! Date: October 17-18th,

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  • Open Source Circular Economy Days, Helsinki 2015

    We are happy to see so many people joining our eco-soap workshop on first OSCEdays Helsinki! We fetched 8 liters of used cooking oil from nearby FAFA's restaurant and make around 6 liters of eco-soap with 18 people. WELL DONE! Thanks

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  • JooSoap x NPO せっけんの街 (Sekken no Machi Organization)

    A honored and inspired visiting to eco-soap making pioneer when Ying-Ju transfer her flight in Tokyo, Japan. The Eco-soap knowledge she learned and collaborate with Taiwan Maple Community is originally learned from these masters back in 1995. NPO

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  • JooSoap [email protected]äivä etkot 2013

    Siivouspäivä, cleaning day is a big day for friends of secondhand and urban culture in Helsinki. On 22nd May, Siivouspäivä etkot(pre-party) event, we had 2 workshops with altogether 17 people participated hands-on making and other more people joined

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  • JooSoap vs. Castle Cieszyn, Poland

    Zamek Cieszyn is a reginal design center in Cieszyn, on the Polish-Czech border. This year is their 8th anniversary. I had a great time visiting exhibitions, sharing JooSoap story to audiences in the Art Castel conference and 2 eco-soap

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  • JooSoap at Zamek Cieszyn 8th Anniversary, Poland

    1.2-3.2.2013 Very Wise Birthday of Castle Cieszyn! It's my pleasure to be invited to give a presentation and workshop in Zamek Cieszyn. 2 Eco-soap making Workshops on 2.2(Sat.) 11:00-12:00, 17:00-18:00 I heard the workshops are almost fully booked, We will have fun! http://www.zamekcieszyn.pl/pl/artykul/8-bardzo-madre-urodziny-zamku-475

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  • Joosoap vs Lauttasaaren yhteiskoulu, Helsinki

    Nice workshops with students in Secondary and Upper Secondary School of Lauttasaari on their hand-washing day. Later on they will make their own package for the soap in art class. 🙂

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  • Exhibition at Zamek Cieszyn in Poland

    JooSoap is selected as a good example of ecology and environmental protection in the exhibition “Gramy w zielone. Odpowiedzialne projektowanie” (We play in green. Responsible design) at Zamek Cieszyn in Poland - a regional design center on the Polish-Czech border. http://www.zamekcieszyn.pl/pl/artykul/gramy-wi-zielone--odpowiedzialne-projektowanie-400

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  • Experiment of self-service eco-soap making

    Is it possible to conduct the eco-soap making without someone teaching face-to-face? Experiment of self-service eco-soap making, by utilizing all material and instruction on the table. Andy, the coach from Design Factory tried his first time! Easy!

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  • Bring you own used cooking oil for workshop

    Bianca is the first one brings own used cooking oil to the workshop. The oil from her kitchen is so clean!! Her soaps will definitely be white and shining 🙂  

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  • Exhibition at MoA 2012'

    Two more weeks to go. Come visit us with your own bottle.

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  • JooSoap * MoA 2012

    We will have a small stand in Design Factory projects/Unicef Finland area in this year MoA. Just next to amazing toilet area. "Bring your own bottle for refilling some eco liquid soap!" Welcome!! 9 May- 3 June 2012 Mon-Fri

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  • Gathering used cooking oil from campus restaurant

    We are now mostly gathering used cooking oil from Täffä restaurant on TKK campus, also some from friends' kitchen. Restaurant manager Mats and his colleagues are very exciting and supporting this project. When we have more soap/liquid soap ready, we

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  • New display space at Aalto Design Factory

    Winter time....snowing and freezing outside. We moved from garage to an inside display area in room Puuhama at Aalto Design Factory. Take a piece of Aalto University away with you! Some eco-soaps are given away, gratefully with feedback in return.

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  • JooSoap vs Nordic Climate Festival

      Joosoap is chosen to the give away present to Nordic Climate Festival workshop participants. We come up a good idea to package them. Well Done! *Package co-creation by Ying-Ju Lin/Ren Tong/Lam Hau Yee Noel/Kuan-Lun Lo, 2011

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The Initiation of JooSoap


2010 FALL-WINTER
During Aalto Eco-campus project in the Creative Sustainability master’s program course at Aalto University, Ying-Ju first time mentioned this eco-soap knowledge in the class. Since no one in the class heard this before but wanna see how it works, Ying-Ju decide to have a tryout of making some eco-soaps from campus resources.

2011 SPRING
“JooSoap” was initiated in another Creative Sustainability master’s program courses: “How to Change the World” at Aalto University. Inspired by Ying-Ju’s story about the impactful community eco-soap making movement happening in her home town, the students was keen to apply this idea to Finland. All together, Ying-Ju Lin, Otto Pekande and Kartriina Talja started to operate JooSoap workshops in Design Factory and received positive feedback from participants. With support from Taiwan Maple community’s 16- year experience. The operation of JooSoap was recreated, redesigned in order to adapt for Finnish context for sharing this eco-soap knowledge.

The souvenir order from 2011 Nordic Climate Festival was the official kick off for JooSoap studio. During the event, there were two workshops held and 120 eco-soaps produced as a gift for the forum participants. This successful experience established the studio’s foundation and encouraged JooSoap’s journey in Finland…