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Go Native Makers | Hair, make-up and nail artist Tanya Barlow

Written by on March 12th, 2018.      0 comments

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"There's an incredible freedom and feeling of accomplishment in making my own products" - Auckland-based hair, make-up and nail artist Tanya (aka @HelloTanya) shares her natural cosmetics journey, and the advice she's picked up along the way.

Hi Tanya! Tell us a bit about yourself – where do you live, and what do you do for a day job?
Hello! My name is Tanya, and I'm a freelance hair, make-up and nail artist! I have a home-based nail salon in Mount Eden where I regularly see nail clients when I'm not doing make up for photoshoots or film/television...

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. 

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

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.)