During the kombucha brewing process, we usually have plenty of leftovers. These leftovers are; flavoring fruits - currant, persimmon, strawberry, apricot, etc.-, herbs - mint, sage, etc.-, flowers - rose, lavender-, spices - clove, ginger, turmeric, lemongrass, etc. -, teas and such.
When we finish brewing, we used to dump all of our organic leftovers into the green recycle bin and send everything to the city's compost center. We take from nature, process it, nourish and flourish with it and send it back to nature as returning the favor.
However, we figure out that there could be another way, not only returning the favor but also taking full benefit from what nature offers us. Because there is no such thing as a 'by-product' in nature.
Soap & Candle
Now, once we finished brewing, we take all of the organic leftovers from teas to flavorings, dehydrate everything and repurpose them into organically made soaps and candles.
In the soaps, we use only organic plant-based materials, such as; Olive and Grapeseed Oil, Cacao, and Shea Butter plus powdered kombucha flavorings.
In the candles, we use soy wax to make candle bases and adorn them with kombucha flavorings. Also, we make our candle holder frames with black tea mixed concrete.