Making your own toothpaste and sunscreen is easy and costs a fraction of the commercially prepared ones AND you know what's in them.
Last Thursday Lisa Bolton prepared a workshop for us and we had a BALL!
First we made toothpaste and you can find Lisa's recipe
because she is a kind sharer.
This took literally a minute to make, cost next to nothing and you can say goodbye to millions of toothpaste tubes in land fill.
The exercise also sparked debate about fluoride and discussions about essential oils, bulk suppliers locally and on-line....
We moved on to sunscreen and discussed the properties of zinc oxide and titanium oxide and nano particles and micronisation and the price disparity between pharmacies and on line soap suppliers.
Again this was a super simple measure, melt, whip and pour process.
Again, Lisa kindly shares her recipe
We learnt so much and had great discussions.
Everyone was grinning from ear to ear with their success and we can't thank you enough Lisa for all your preparation, ingredient organisation, recipe sheets and all the great mini equipment we got to play with.
Lisa has a page on facebook called
clever huh! and she posts recipes for good things to eat too!