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Formulation 101 | Base Cream

Written by Chelsea on May 20th, 2024.      0 comments


Making a cream can seem overwhelming if you haven't done it before, but it's actually very simple. Once you have mastered the basics, a whole world of botanical extracts, actives, colours & aromas opens up to you. That's where the fun comes in!


Meet the team | Chelsea

Written by Go Native New Zealand on March 13th, 2024.      0 comments


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

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

You get surprisingly strong! It's not all beautiful scents and waterfalls, unfortunately. We’re lifting large quantities of products around the warehouse everyday so it saves me a Crossfit membership!


pH testing - why & how we do it

Written by Go Native New Zealand on June 29th, 2022.      0 comments

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pH testing can seem very complicated and overwhelming so here’s a step-by-step guide to get to grips with the basics.

Going solid

Written by Go Native NZ on January 18th, 2022.      0 comments

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Recipes & video tutorials

Solid haircare and skincare have been gaining popularity over the past few years, and with good reason, so we thought it would be fun to look at putting together an entirely DIY solid travel pack.

For external use only

Written by Go Native NZ on December 20th, 2021.      0 comments

A question we are often asked is "Why are your products for external use only?"

The answer is very simple: We are not licensed to sell food.

This is not a reflection of the quality of the oils or other products that we sell, we simply do not have food grade licensed premises.

There are very strict licensing and certification regulations that need to be met for any premises that package food stuffs. Because we're in the business of cosmetic ingredients we have not gone, nor do we intend to go, down the paths required for such licensing.

Let's talk about double cleansing

Written by Chelsea on June 16th, 2021.      0 comments

Double cleansing blog

If you haven't heard of double cleansing before, here's everything you need to know.


For non (natural) blondes

Written by Chelsea on September 27th, 2020.      0 comments

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I went blonde a few months ago & started looking in to DIY purple shampoo & conditioner...


Grown in Aotearoa

Written by Go Native NZ on April 24th, 2020.      0 comments

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Our commitment to sustainable packaging

Written by Go Native on January 16th, 2020.      0 comments

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Our commitment to sustainable packaging


Go Native Maker | Belle & Co

Written by Go Native on September 10th, 2019.      0 comments

Belle & Co solid bars

Meet Leighanne, founder of Belle & Co, a company committed to plastic free, sustainable & luxurious natural beauty products.


Meet the Team | Gus

Written by Gus on July 12th, 2019.      0 comments

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My day usually begins with...
I poke my head out from under the covers when I hear Mum getting up and then I go back to sleep until she tells me it’s time to go be a big business boy at work with her.


Making Mineral Foundation

Written by Chelsea on June 21st, 2019.      0 comments

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Making Mineral Foundation

Chelsea talks us through the process with photos and notes on her experience...


Beebalm | Go Native Makers

Written by Go Native on May 28th, 2019.      0 comments

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Step by step guide to making lipstick

Written by Chelsea on April 25th, 2019.      0 comments

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Recipe and guide to making your own (vegan) lipsticks.


What I learned from making my own natural makeup

Written by Chelsea on April 12th, 2019.      0 comments

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Chelsea has discovered the secret to making makeup you actually want to wear.