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"Soaps, Shampoos & Washing Gels" with Pat Collins - Sat 9 April 2022

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"Soaps, Shampoos & Washing Gels" with Pat Collins 

Learn how to make your own soaps from a basic recipe. You’ll learn to create a large variety of soaps using various herbs, clays, natural colours, base oils, honey, essential oils and milk. We’ll look at the ingredients in commercial bath products and learn how they affect our health.

Create your own shampoo, hair conditioner and lots more.

▪ Six Soaps

▪ Nettle hair conditioner

▪ Shampoo

▪ Washing gel

▪ Soap balls *

▪ Liquid soap *

▪ Castille soap *

We start by learning about the herbs and the items we’re making, which will be made in small groups.  The products we make are divided up for everyone to take home.

Light lunch, tea/coffee included.

Time: 9:30am - 2:30pm (5 hours)
Location: Rear of 211 Dowling Street, Dungog NSW
Parking: Dowling St or nearby side streets

Please note that this workshop will be run outside so you can enjoy our beautiful outdoor space. If it is too hot, windy or wet, we will be indoors in air-conditioning.


- Your own water bottle and hat

Wear clothes you feel comfortable in and don’t mind getting dirty. 

- Bring a sense of humour, your thirst for new knowledge and your ability to share your own knowledge with others. 


  • Any specific dietary needs (e.g. allergies, gluten-free)
  • Any other special needs



Pat Collins has been teaching for 30 years and has 26 years of Practice as a Herbalist.  She is based in Muswellbrook and runs a range of different workshops, 4 of which we look forward to hosting this year in Dungog.