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Meet the team | Liz

Written by on February 7th, 2018.      0 comments

Team member Liz
2018 means a couple of new faces at Go Native, so we thought we'd take the opportunity to introduce them to you! Alongside her work at Go Native, Liz is studying for a Bachelor of Arts in English and theatre studies.

My day usually begins with a walk/run with my good friend Tim along the waterfront, followed by a much-earned coffee, and ends with pilates or...
 

Meet the team | Chelsea

Written by on February 7th, 2018.      4 comments

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Meet Chelsea, daughter of Go Native founder Elinor, actor, and long-time Go Native employee. 


What's something people would be surprised to learn about your job?

You get surprisingly strong! We’re lifting large quantities of products around the warehouse everyday so, yeah, Alice, Elinor, Liz and I are basically the Amazonian warriors from Wonder Woman...

 

Meet the team | Alice

Written by on January 30th, 2018.      0 comments


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Meet Alice, a former-food editor and beauty product hoarder. 

My day usually begins with...a bunch of unread Whatsapp messages from family back home in the UK to reply to, and ends with...a cup of valerian tea and half a page of the same book I've been attempting to read for a year...
 

Meet the team | Go Native founder Elinor McEwan

Written by on January 22nd, 2018.      0 comments

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2018 means two new faces at Go Native, so we thought we'd take the opportunity to introduce and (re-introduce) you to the whole team, starting with Go Native founder Elinor McEwan.

My day usually begins with...feeding our two cats to make them happy, and ends with...making sure there’s enough food out for them; they are former strays so get panicky if there is no food in sight, and come and tell me about it!
 

Tingly and effective homemade muscle rub with essential oils

Written by Elinor on January 21st, 2018.      0 comments

Homemade tingly muscle rub

 

There's nothing quite as confronting as a set of stairs or a heavy bag of groceries a day after exercising a bit too hard. This easy, homemade muscle salve cuts right to the chase, penetrating deep into the muscles with a fiery but soothing tingle. 


Ingredients
60g olive oil
15g beeswax
10g eucalyptus blue gum essential oil
5g capsicum oleoresin
5g camphor essential oil
5g cajeput essential oil    

Method
Melt the beeswax and olive oil gently. Add the rest. Stir.
Pour into a container or tube and leave to set.



(Note: Heat gently, only until beeswax is melted. Do not heat in microwave.)

 
 

Green clay mask

Written by Elinor on November 21st, 2017.      0 comments

Green clay mask

Water Phase
160g water
Oil Phase
18g avocado oil
8g emulsifier NF
6g conditioner pellets
Last Phase
35g green clay
1.5g Geogard 221
few drops geranium essential oil
Method
Separately, heat the Oil and Water Phases until the former is melted.
Cool down until both phases are at 65°C.
Pour the Oil Phase into the Water Phase and blend with a stick blender until thick.
Add the Geogard and essential oil. Blend.
Add the green clay and blend.
Spoon into a 200ml pot.
To use: Spread on your face with clean fingers. Wash off after 10 minutes. Great for dry, sensitive skin.







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Botanical cream

Written by Elinor on November 13th, 2017.      0 comments

Botanical cream with rose geranium & ylang ylang

(Makes 200g)
Water Phase
115g water
25g rose hydrosol
25g lemon verbena hydrosol
25g calendula extract
Oil Phase
20g conditioner pellets
15g organic shea butter
10g pracaxi oil
5g argan oil
5g meadowfoam oil
Last Phase
2g Geogard 221
2g rose geranium & ylang ylang essential oils
Method
Heat Water Phase to 65°C.
Heat Oil Phase separately until melted. Cool to 65°C.
Pour Oil Phase into Water Phase and blend until thick and creamy.
Add Last Phase and blend again.
Spoon into pots.
This rich cream has a soft, silky feel and is quick to absorb.









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Velvet cream

Written by Elinor on November 7th, 2017.      0 comments

Velvet cream

Water Phase
160g water
12g hydrolysed wheat protein
Oil Phase
25g organic shea butter
20g conditioner pellets
20g organic coconut oil
12g calendula infused oil
Last Phase
2g Geogard 221
2g lavender essential oil
Method
Heat Water Phase to 65°C.
Heat Oil Phase separately until melted. Cool to 65°C.
Pour Oil Phase into Water Phase and blend until thick and creamy.
Add Last Phase and blend again.
Spoon into pots.
Quick to absorb with a soft, velvety feel.




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Rose clay mask

Written by Elinor on October 16th, 2017.      0 comments

Rose clay mask

Water Phase
160g water
Oil Phase
10g rosehip oil
8g pomegranate oil
8g emulsifier NF
6g conditioner pellets
Last Phase
25g white clay
10g red clay
1.5g Geogard 221
few drops rose fragrance oil
Method
Separately, heat the Oil and Water Phases until the former is melted.
Cool down until both phases are at 65°C.
Pour the Oil Phase into the Water Phase and blend with a stick blender until thick.
Add the Geogard and fragrance oil. Blend.
Add the two clays and blend.
Spoon into a 200ml pot.
To use: Spread on your face with clean fingers. Wash off after 10 minutes. Great for dry, mature skin.









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Lavender moisturiser stick

Written by Elinor on October 3rd, 2017.      0 comments

Lavender moisturiser stick

(fits 1 deodorant tube)

20g organic deodorised cocoa butter

20g white beeswax

20g organic shea butter

20g grape oil

few drops lavender essential oil

Melt the butters and oils gently.

Add the essential oil. Stir.

Pour into a deodorant tube and leave to set.




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Rosemary shaving cream

Written by Elinor on September 27th, 2017.      0 comments

Rosemary shaving cream


Ingredients
40g organic shea butter
30g organic virgin coconut oil
20g kukui oil
5d bergamot essential oil
5g rosemary essential oil

Method
Melt the butters and oils.
Add the essential oils and leave to set.
Whip the solid mixture until it doubles in volume.
Spoon into a 200ml pot.
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Vanilla bath truffles

Written by Elinor on September 12th, 2017.      0 comments

Vanilla bath truffles

This recipe uses the disk moulds.

360g baking soda
180g citric acid
Mix these together and add:
50g macadamia oil
30g organic natural cocoa butter, melted
1/2 tsp vanilla essential oil
Stir well.
Divide the mixture in half. To one half add:
1 tsp bronze satin mica
Mix well.
Press the mixture into the disk moulds in whatever colour combination you fancy.
Put on the lids and leave to set.
When set, they pop out of the moulds really easily.


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Kawakawa M&P soap

Written by Elinor on September 4th, 2017.      0 comments

M&P with kawakawa oil


Customise your M&P soap!

This month we have make kawakawa oil M&P which has a lovely green tinge.

For every 1kg of clear M&P soap, use 50g kawakawa oil.

Melt together but don't pour until it is cool. The oil will sit on top of the soap if you pour too soon.

Olive oil, avocado oil, hemp oil would all give the same green tinge.
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Coconut whip

Written by Elinor on August 29th, 2017.      0 comments

Coconut whip

Makes 150g & smells divinely of coconut

Ingredients
100g organic virgin coconut oil
30g organic shea butter
20g organic natural cocoa butter

Method
Melt everything together gently.
Refrigerate until hard.
Whip with beaters.
Spoon into a 200ml pot.
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Purple clay mask

Written by Elinor on August 21st, 2017.      0 comments

Purple clay mask

Water Phase
160g water
Oil Phase
18g argan oil
8g emulsifier NF
6g conditioner pellets
Last Phase
20g white clay
15g purple clay
1.5g Geogard 221
few drops lavender essential oil
Method
Separately, heat the Oil and Water Phases until the former is melted.
Cool down until both phases are at 65°C.
Pour the Oil Phase into the Water Phase and blend with a stick blender until thick.
Add the Geogard and essential oil. Blend.
Add the two clays and blend.
Spoon into a 200ml pot.
To use: Spread on your face with clean fingers. Wash off after 10 minutes. Great for dry, sensitive skin.






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