50 Years of Earth Day (and why I don't make lotion in a bottle)

This is the 50th anniversary of Earth Day - I participated in the first one at 5 years old and been participating every day ever since! Many changes since the first Earth Day, good and bad, but we'll keep working for the good... This year, as I have for the last 9 or 10 years, I'll be at the 27th annual Earth Fest at La Montanita Co-op at Nob Hill in Albuquerque, NM on Sunday, April 22, 10 am -4 pm. I've been getting a lot of calls and emails asking if I make "regular" lotion instead of the lotion bars. And the reason I don't is simply toxicity. Lotions are a combination of oils and water, which need to be held together with a synthetic emulsifying wax, and also requires a preservative to p

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