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GOLD Make Your Own Chemical Free Body Products with Gail Allsop – for adults aged 50+

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GOLD Make Your Own Chemical Free Body Products with Gail Allsop – for adults aged 50+

Time: May 12, 2016 from 10am to 12pm
Location: Wynnum Manly Community Garden
Street: Cox Park, Bethania St
City/Town: Lota
Website or Map: http://wmgardens.org.au/calen…
Phone: 0439 048 585
Event Type: workshop
Organized By: WMCG
Latest Activity: May 19, 2016

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GOLD Make Your Own Chemical Free Body Products with Gail Allsop for adults aged 50+

Thursday May 12, 10:00am – 12:00pm cost $5

Learn the basics of making your own simple, cheap, chemical free bodycare products. Make your own toothpaste, conditioner, spritzer and skincare serum to take home.

BOOKINGS ESSENTIAL - Call 0439 048 585 or email wmcommunitygardensgroup@gmail.com

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Comment by Dianne Caswell on May 19, 2016 at 19:30

Wonderful Susanne, just the type of event I would have enjoyed. Do you know if Gail does workshops over my way, I will have to keep my ears open.

Enjoy trying out your new products.

Comment by Lissa on May 19, 2016 at 17:49

So glad to hear that someone attended one of these events that I regularly list AND gave feedback. Thank you. I never have any idea if anyone goes or not. Glad you found it useful Susanne.

Comment by Susanne on May 19, 2016 at 17:34
Still has the flavour of the bicarbonate but I'm finding that either the longer It sits or the more I get used to it the orange flavour is more prevalent but not obliterating the bicarbonate flavour.
My mouth feels way cleaner and seems fresher for longer.
So it is a win for me.
Comment by Elaine de Saxe on May 19, 2016 at 17:09

My Dad was a bit weird (see, I came by that honestly!) ;-) and we used someone's Tooth Powder when I was a kid. Pepperminty, frightful stuff. The orange sounds much nicer especially from your own oranges (wouldn't use commercial ones for that).

Comment by Susanne on May 19, 2016 at 16:59
You can just add some water to some till it is a paste consistency or leave it as powder.
I just dip my wet brush in the powder.
Separate containers are the go.
Comment by Elaine de Saxe on May 19, 2016 at 16:51

Sounds fabulous! Is that tooth powder rather than paste?

Comment by Susanne on May 19, 2016 at 13:06
What a fabulous experience this workshop was, one of the best workshops I have ever attended.
It was in the beautiful setting of the Bethania Community garden, they are to be congratulated on the abundance within this garden.
Initially Gail handed out a booklet of info that she had compiled. She talked through it to give us a well rounded appreciation then taught from the relevant sections of it. It covered the basics and will be an ongoing reference to allow us to grow into this craft.
We were shown how to create our own synergy of essential oils then use that blend to create our own naturally derived water based refresher spritz and oil based face/body serum.
To round it off we learnt how to make toothpaste. Equal amounts of bicarbonate and ground dried orange rind blitzed in a coffee grinder. I added half again of the orange rind and will never use bought toothpaste again. Can't wait to start saving the rinds from the oranges in my garden. Gail said she makes it in a large container then decants it to individual containers for each member of the family.
We were supplied with relevant containers for all three products so I came away with products that I can use and make at home and they work...

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