When Hugo is not teaching yoga or performing for circus and dance spectacles, he may well be trying out different organic ingredients for making his own household and self-care products. He also aspires to contribute to a cleaner environment by creating zero waste.
And indeed, in Hugo’s cupboards almost everything is stored in jars or paper bags. His way to skip packaging waste is to shop in bulk at Le Marché Bio, Les Ateliers des Tanneurs.
In addition to household products, Hugo also prepares his own self-care products. Regarding scent, he wonders why we move so much away from our natural one. Each of us has our own signature scent. If he ‘fakes’ the scent, he uses essential oils.
Hugo notes that we tend to value home-made things more because they are made by a real individual and their care. “If you put love into your products, they will give you love back. It’s about putting your spiritual energy into what you use”, he says.
mix equal parts baking soda and vegetable soap (Savon de Marseille without extra scent or other – Hugo uses Paillettes de Savon from La Droguerie Ecologique)
rose essential oil (Geranio Bourbon)
DIY ALL-ROUND CLEANER
Dr Bronner’s Magic Soaps
essential oils (lavender, tea-tree and peppermint are great disinfecting ones)
home-made curry powder
…cooked in coconut oil, adding water and let simmer