Ingredients listings on labels can be so mysterious. From the obvious (such as Coconut Oil) to ingredients that look more like something that came from a lab than the earth. One of the questions we get a lot is; what is a ‘flavour’? You’ll see ‘flavour’ in food a lot, but sometimes you’ll see it on bath & body labels as well. Simply put, it means that it is used in food, or of food grade. That’s it, that’s all.
This is the perfect overcast day activity to when you feel like spring is taking forever to get here!
What you’ll need:
1-5 drops of your favourite essential oil
1 tbsp water
2.5 tbsp of coconut oil or vegetable oil
A tsp of beet juice for colour (or a few drops of food colouring if you wish)
4 oz salt (epsom or mineral salts will work)
4 oz citric acid
4 oz cornstarch
8 oz baking soda
A large glass bowl
A mold (optional as you can also just hand mold them)
The tart but sweet fruit that some believe was the fruit that Eve tempted Adam with in the garden isn’t just a good-lookin’ fruit. It’s full of benefits for your body, both inside and out. Add it to salads, use it as a sauce to simmer chicken in, and look for it on body care product labels. What makes it such an awesome ingredient?
It’s rich in anti-oxidants, which are exactly what your skin and body needs to fight the signs of ageing. Pomegranate helps to neutralize free radicals and protect your cells against oxidation.
Rocky Mountain Soap Company & Environmental Defence present
Chemical Detective Workshop Lunch & Learn
Maggie MacDonald, Toxics Program Manager at ED informs on chemicals we are exposed to every day, associated health risks, and provides tips and tools for safe alternatives to help reduce exposure.
This is a very informal event and we encourage you to participate and bring questions!
A light lunch will be provided.
March 30th, 12-1pm
Rocky Mountain Soap Company
535 Hornby Street, Vancouver
Seats are limited, please REGISTER HERE early to avoid disappointment
Environmental Defence has been working since 1984 to protect Canadians’ environment and human health. They are Canada’s most effective environmental action organization. They challenge, and inspire change in government, business and people to ensure a greener, healthier and prosperous life for all. Their vision is to create a world Canadians are proud to pass on to their children.
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