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Reusable, triple layer cloth/cotton face masks – northern beaches Sydney

Cotton face masks for COVID-19

Cloth/cotton face masks are now in short supply on the northern beaches of Sydney. Our reusable, cloth/cotton face masks are flying out the door. They are made with 3 layers and are washable and reusable.
The outer layer is cotton, middle layer is fusible interfacing and the inner layer is soft, white t-shirt fabric.
They are soft on the face and the face masks are easy to breathe through.
We also make a reversible cotton face mask which has cotton on both sides with a fusible interfacing in the middle.
The current price is $20 but may increase due to the unprecedented demand.
Our cloth/cotton face masks can be made with elastic around the back of the head and neck or with ear loops.

We are using lots of different fabric for the face masks so that they will appeal to the whole family.
Solid colours or checks for the men, florals and attractive prints for the ladies and cute prints for the kids.
See some of our range of cloth/cotton face masks

We are based on Sydney’s northern beaches and we welcome pickup orders which can be contact free.
Given the current surge in COVID-19 cases in the last couple of weeks, there is a high demand for these sorts of face masks.
They are very handy when going to the shops, on public transport and anywhere in public where it is difficult to keep your distance.

Because the Corona Virus is so virulent and easy to contract, it is important that we all try to do the right thing. Wearing a mask in public is another way to protect yourself and protect others in case you are asymptomatic. Of course, the other health precautions are still necessary – wash your hands regularly with soap or use hand sanitiser, don’t touch your face when you’re in public places, cough or sneeze only into your handkerchief, shirt, elbow.

We’re struggling to keep up with demand and taking limited orders. Please contact Sue on 0425252180 for more information on our cotton face masks.

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How to use a solid shampoo bar

If you haven’t used a natural shampoo before, I’d recommend a one-off prewash treatment to remove any build up from commercial shampoos.

Mix up a paste of 2 tsp bi carb soda with water and work this through your wet hair.  Then rinse.
Next, use my shampoo, working it all over your hair to build up a lather.  Work this through for a minute or so, finger comb to remove tangles, then rinse.

50g solid shampoo bar
50g solid shampoo bar

A solid, natural shampoo can take up to several washes before it feels good.  This is because of the build up of silicones and other residuals in store bought shampoo.  Also, your hair may be damaged, treated or may not respond well to a natural shampoo.  Give it time and allow your hair and scalp to adjust.

Some people find that the shampoo doesn’t lather very well.  This could be because you have hard water and any shampoo (or any soap) will struggle to lather.  You could try mixing up a bucket of water with some water softener crystals and using this for washing your hair.

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How to use a solid conditioner bar

Apply the conditioner to the hair straight after shampooing, either by rubbing the conditioner onto the hands or by stroking the bar down the hair starting about 4cm from the scalp.  Leave in for a minute or two.  The conditioner removes tangles and allows you to comb your hair with your fingers before rinsing out.

The 30g bar conditioner should last for around 90 days based on everyday hairwash use on shoulder length hair. Try to keep the bar dry between washes and don’t leave it sitting in water.

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Vegan Christmas Present Ideas

If you are looking for a Christmas present for a vegan, why not give them a solid shampoo and solid conditioner bar set. Our solid hair bars are vegan and contain only pure, natural ingredients. They are good for the environment, are waste free, have minimal packaging and are great value. A solid shampoo bar can last up to 80 washes (depending on the way you use it of course). The conditioner bar lasts much longer.

Don’t buy the synthetic ones from Lush – get a good, old fashioned shampoo bar from a local Sydney business. Lush make a bar called a syndet which stands for synthetic/detergent. These aren’t good for the environment and probably aren’t that good for your body either.

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What are syndet bars?

Some people have heard of a natural syndet soap like the ones that Dove or Lush make. However, there is no such thing as a “natural” syndet bar.

Syndet is a blended word made by combining the words “synthetic” and “detergent.” Technically it is a cleansing product made by the binding of different synthetic detergents.

Although the word syndet may be new to many people, the first syndet bar, Dove, was introduced in 1955.

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About solid shampoo bars

What Are Solid Shampoo Bars?

Shampoo bars (which I love) are natural conditioning shampoos in a solid bar form. Although they may seem new to many, solid soap shampoos were commonly used before liquid detergent shampoos became popular in the 1940’s.

If you are not used to solid shampoo bars, the concept may sound a bit strange, but they are WONDERFUL! They are super rich with loads of fluffy lather. Our natural shampoo bars are made in small batches using recipes carefully developed to naturally clean and condition your scalp and leave your hair soft, shiny, clean, and, most of all, healthy.

Why I Began Making Solid Shampoo Bars

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Pine tar solid shampoo bar

A popular Itch Relief solid shampoo contains 15% Stockholm pine tar.
Pine tar has been used for 100s of years to help with itchy, inflamed skin.
I used to use a solid shampoo for dandruff in the 70s called Cedel Soap and can’t seem to find the same product, so I’ve made my own!
This shampoo comes close to what I remember.
It is unfragranced but has a faint sweet, earthy smell and is made from olive oil, palm oil (sustainable), sesame oil, coconut oil, rice bran oil, castor oil, sunflower oil, beeswax and 15% Stockholm pine tar.

Great for treating dandruff, eczema, psoriasis, dermatitis, itchy and inflamed skin.

Also suitable as a dog shampoo to help settle itchy and inflammed skin and to help keep away fleas and insects naturally.

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Solid shampoo bars by beepure

Our solid shampoo bars are handmade from pure, natural ingredients using the finest oils, waxes, butters and fragrances. They are made using the cold process soap making method. Most of our solid shampoo bars are vegan and some are also palm free for those wanting to avoid palm products.

Our shampoo bars are packed with special ingredients such as castor oil, sesame oil, camomile, green tea, etc to help with hair conditions like psoriasis, dandruff, alopecia, dermatitis, eczema and sensitive skin. You can choose from unscented, herbal or lightly floral scented bars. They are rich in moisturising oils and generate lots of fluffy lather, cleaning and conditioning your hair.

Many commercially made shampoos contain harmful ingredients that are not good for humans or the environment. Some even contain ingredients that are potentially cancer causing.
Our shampoos are all tested on ourselves.

With a solid shampoo there is no waste. They are perfect for the frequent traveller, kids who can be careless with liquid shampoo, guys who like to use one product for their whole body and anyone who is interested in a natural alternative.

Handmade in small batches. Cured for 4-6 weeks.
Long lasting if kept dry between uses.
Please use a draining soap dish and keep it away from direct streams of water.

NOTE: The images are for reference only. Products are made by hand using natural ingredients. Please allow for colour/shape differences in the finished product.

SKIN SENSITIVITY: Please review the ingredient list thoroughly. If you are unsure of how your body will react to the product, please perform a patch test before use.

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Natural skincare products by beepure

Skin creams and body products

The skin cream and body lotion is a great treatment for sensitive, dry skin, dermatitis, eczema, psoriasis and many other skin conditions. It keeps the skin moisturised and hydrated to prevent itching and flaking. Read more about my recommendations for psoriasis treatment …
The lotions contain a little beeswax to seal in the moisture and oils and to protect the skin from the environment. Beeswax softens the skin and is naturally healing. Other ingredients include extra virgin olive oil, soy wax, rainwater, rosehip, evening primrose and vitamin E oils.
Because there are no artificial preservatives used, the shelf life of the product is around 6 months after opening. The vitamin E is a natural preservative and the product will last well if kept in a cool, dry area.
The skin cream is a rich, intensive treatment that can be used several times a week. It is a little more oily on the skin and is ideal for face and hands (but can be used all over the body).
The skin lotion contains similar ingredients to the skin cream but has the consistency of sorbolene and is ideal to apply to the whole body after a shower.
Various fragrances are available such as ylang ylang, patchouli, lavender, rose geranium or a combination of these.


Our soaps contain extra virgin olive oil, coconut oil, beeswax, palm oil (certified sustainable), rainwater and various fragrances. Some also have natural exfoliants such as oatmeal, orange rind, lime rind, dessicated coconut, lavender flowers, rosemary and thyme leaves, all of which have their own gentle fragrance.
The soaps are sold in a block form weighing around 30 grams and feel luxurious and pampering.

Bar Solid Shampoo Bars

Our bar shampoos contain the finest ingredients for the hair and scalp and can help treat conditions such as dandruff, psoriasis, eczema, alopecia, thinning hair and baldness. They can contain olive, castor, coconut, palm (certified sustainable), grapeseed, sunflower, rice bran, sesame, sweet almond oils. Some also have natural exfoliants such as oatmeal, orange rind, lime rind, dessicated coconut, lavender flowers, rosemary and thyme leaves, all of which have their own gentle fragrance and are extremely beneficial for great looking hair.
You may wish to use a conditioner after using the shampoo, especially if you have longish hair. I’d recommend my solid hair conditioner bar.
The shampoos are currently made in a 30 gram or 17 gram disc shape.


Our deodorants are completely natural and contain no aluminimum. Please note that they do not stop you perspiring – they stop body odour caused by bacteria.
They contain coconut oil, shea butter, bicarb soda and arrowroot powder and become semi solid in colder weather but warm and melt quickly when they are applied to your skin.
Fragrances available are natural, ylang ylang or patchouli.


Our beeswax lip balm and skin cream is mixed with high grade, certified organic oils to create a soothing, healing and medicinally beneficial skin care product that is safe for everyone***
The beeswax in the lip balm is from NSW and has a lovely natural honey flavour. The beeswax used in the soaps, lotions and creams is an unscented beeswax.

Read more about beeswax …

Soy wax

The vegan alternative is to use only soy wax in our lip balms and skin creams.


We use a range of carrier and essential oils in our lip balms and skin creams.

** check with your medical practitioner if you are taking any medication to ensure that there is no contra interaction.
*** pregnant women should not use essential oils