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Make your own eye shadow

Written by Chelsea on March 14th, 2020.      2 comments

Make your own eye shadow blog

Our commitment to sustainable packaging

Written by Go Native on January 16th, 2020.      30 comments

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Our commitment to sustainable packaging


Build your own personalised serum

Written by Chelsea on October 11th, 2019.      10 comments

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A simple formula to make it easy to design your own pure face serum tailored to your specific skincare requirements.


Go Native Maker | Belle & Co

Written by Go Native on September 10th, 2019.      23 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.      8 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.      18 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.      14 comments

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Step by step guide to making lipstick

Written by Chelsea on April 25th, 2019.      2 comments

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


Meet the Team | Natalie

Written by Go Native on April 25th, 2019.      14 comments

Meet the team - Natalie

Natalie and Chelsea grew up together from age 10 and now they get to work together! We're growing the Go Native family whilst keeping it in the family!
Meet the wonderful Natalie.

My day usually begins with... being slapped in the face by my one and a half year old son Charlie...

What I learned from making my own natural makeup

Written by Chelsea on April 12th, 2019.      11 comments

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


How Christine Thorburn built her natural makeup and skincare business

Written by on March 26th, 2019.      13 comments

Clearburn naturals range
Meet Go Native maker Christine Thorburn, founder of Clearburn Naturals.

Our new hydrosols and how to use them

Written by Alice on March 12th, 2019.      9 comments

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Introducing our new range of supercharged waters.

Go Native Makers | Gareth Edwards of Dark Heart Beard Co

Written by on December 19th, 2018.      8 comments

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With his natural skincare company Dark Heart Beard Co, Gareth Edwards is on a mission to "enable beardnedness and inspire greatness".


Go Native Makers | Carly Low of Fair + Square Soapery

Written by on December 12th, 2018.      13 comments

Carly Low

Meet Carly Low, founder of Northland-based Fair + Square Soapery.


Our new labels rock!

Written by on December 7th, 2018.      76 comments

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Introducing our new eco-friendly labels

If you've been following Go Native for a while, you'll know we're always looking for ways to reduce our impact on our increasingly fragile planet. We've got to the point now where almost all of our packaging is either recyclable or home-compostable, so we wanted to ensure our labels were recyclable too. We were stoked to discover some that are not only recyclable, but made from waste material in the first place, right here in New Zealand.  

Our new labels are:
  • Made from ground-down waste stone and offcuts used in the building industry, containing no wood fibre.
  • Recyclable and photo-degradable* (which means they break down when exposed to light)
  • Low in carbon emissions
  • Produced using significantly less energy that wood fibre paper
  • Generates no waste in its manufacture (water borne, air borne or solid)
  • Naturally white, requiring no water, acid, base or bleach to produce
  • Compostable if you can provide enough heat (so probably not home-compostable...but it's rock so that makes sense!)
* They're not bio-degradable, as rock doesn't attract insects or organisms to consume it.

As always, we'd love to hear what you think!