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Recipe | Scrub up cups!

Written by Chelsea on November 15th, 2018.      0 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

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

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


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


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


Easy Christmas gift ideas

Written by on November 8th, 2018.      0 comments

Christmas gifts

At Go Native we love making gifts from scratch, and hope this guide inspires you to find the time to make things too...

Topics: Gift ideas

Recipe – NZ Pohutukawa Beach Christmas CP Soap

Written by on October 3rd, 2018.      0 comments


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.      4 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?

Go Native Makers | Lucy Suttor of Nicetouch Massage

Written by on July 23rd, 2018.      6 comments

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Meet Lucy Suttor! Actor, creator, massage therapist, proud business owner and all round inspiring woman. 


How to make solid shampoo and conditioner bars

Written by Chelsea on July 19th, 2018.      13 comments

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Win a Go Native Night Repair Serum for you and a friend!

Written by on June 27th, 2018.      2 comments


Follow us on our new Instagram page, @go_native_nz! Tag a friend in the comments of this post to go in the draw to win one of our signature Go Native Night Repair Serums for you and a friend.


Topics: Win!

Go Native Makers | Awaken Therapies' Nadie Tillman

Written by on June 27th, 2018.      4 comments

Meet Go Native maker Nadie Tillman
When Nadie Tillman decided to return to the peace of Northland's Tutukaka Coast after living in Los Angeles for 10 years, she seized the opportunity to make a business from her natural surrounds. Her company Awaken Therapies draws on her Māori heritage to create natural healing balms, using primarily native New Zealand flora.

How different clays benefit the skin

Written by Alice on May 17th, 2018.      2 comments

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Topics: clays, mud masks , recipe

5 organic ingredients for natural baby skincare

Written by on May 17th, 2018.      0 comments


Feel confident about what's going into your baby's skin

By making your own simple skincare products, not only will you save money, you’ll know your family isn’t being exposed to any hidden, harsh chemicals. At Go Native we supply all the raw ingredients to make your own cruelty-free balms, creams, shampoos and so much more.

See our top five organic baby care ingredients by clicking the link below. 

Recipe | Spiced Gingerbread hand wash and lotion

Written by on April 13th, 2018.      1 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.      1 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.

Go Native Makers | Lavender Abbey founder Jan Abernethy

Written by on March 25th, 2018.      0 comments

Lavender Abbey

A decision to move to the Wairarapa for a more self-succifient life saw Jan and her partner Stuart found Lavender Abbey, growing lavender for essential oils and beauty products. We asked Jan to share her natural cosmetics journey, including some of the challenges and highlights along the way.

Video tutorial | Cocoa butter belly balm

Written by on March 15th, 2018.      0 comments

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These nourishing cocoa butter belly balm sticks are perfect for expectant mums! They're designed for use before, after and during pregnancy, with the gorgeous natural scent of organic cocoa butter...