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Recipe | Scrub up cups!

Written by Chelsea on November 15th, 2018.      1 comments

Scrub up nicely with these handy individual body scrub cups. Have fun experimenting with different colours and scents, and wrapping creatively to give as gifts
 
You will need:
Small moulds (muffin tray works well)
Medium sized pot or pan

Ingredients:
½ cup organic coconut oil
½ cup organic cocoa butter deodorized
½ cup pumice
½ cup dead sea salt

Optional:
1 tablespoon of clay or colour of your choice
10-20 drops of essential oil of your choice






Scrub up cups recipe
 

How to make fizzy cocoa butter bath melts

Written by Chelsea on November 15th, 2018.      0 comments

 
Ingredients

70g organic natural cocoa butter
100g baking soda
30g citric acid

Method

Melt the cocoa butter, add the baking soda and citric acid and pour into little chocolate-type moulds or an ice cube tray.
Leave to set in fridge to harden. 
Pop one in the bath and watch it fizz and melt. Enjoy the divine aroma.

We highly recommend storing these in the fridge when you're not using them as they will melt in hot weather! 

If you use our organic natural cocoa butter you won’t need any other fragrance as the cocoa butter smells so divine.

If you want to add a fragrance (a few drops of essential oil, for example), then use our deodorised cocoa butter, so the cocoa butter odour doesn't overwhelm your fragrance.


 

How to make cocoa bath melts that fizz




 
 

Recipe – NZ Pohutukawa Beach Christmas CP Soap

Written by on October 3rd, 2018.      1 comments

Pohutukawa
 

A nourishing layered soap, inspired by golden sands and the green and pink of pohutukawa trees at Christmas. 
 

The benefits of rosehip oil and how to use it

Written by Alice on August 28th, 2018.      3 comments

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The skincare ingredient of the moment, rosehip seed oil has gained huge popularity over the past few years, with celebs such as Kate Middleton and Miranda Kerr singing its praises. So what makes it such a powerful ingredient?
 

How to make solid shampoo and conditioner bars

Written by Chelsea on July 19th, 2018.      14 comments

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How different clays benefit the skin

Written by Alice on May 17th, 2018.      17 comments

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Topics: clays, mud masks , recipe
 

Recipe | Spiced Gingerbread hand wash and lotion

Written by on April 13th, 2018.      10 comments

How to make gingerbread hand cream

Recipe | Spiced Gingerbread hand wash and lotion


Nothing beats the scent of gingerbread baking the oven, which is why we've fallen in love with this easy to make hand wash set recipe, fragrant with cassia, ginger and clove bud essential oils.  
 

5 natural remedies for a good night's sleep

Written by on April 2nd, 2018.      37 comments

Sleep blog Natural sleep remedies

To celebrate the changing of the seasons - and that delicious extra hour in bed as the clocks fall back - here are some of our favourite natural sleep remedies and rituals to recreate at home.
Natural sleep remedies
1. Aromas for sleep
Creating an association between a particular fragrance and bedtime can be an easy shortcut to sleepiness. Here's how you can easily perfume your bedroom:
 
  • Make your own homemade pillow mist to spray before bed. Fill a 60ml amber bottle with distilled water and a few drops of Geogard 221 preservative, plus 10-15 drops of your chosen essential oils. Lavender, vanilla, ylang ylang, bergamot and Roman chamomile are all popular stress-relievers.
  • Scent the whole bathroom in one go by popping a couple of drops of soothing essential oil (mentioned above) in the bottom of the shower tray before having a shower. The steam will fill the bathroom with a calming aroma.
     
  • Light a scented candle (we love NZ maker Crushes' lavender and lemon "Bonne Nuit" candle). The flickery glow of candlelight, and low lighting generally, is known to be soporific.
 
 

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.)