homeschool during lockdown

Homeschool during Lockdown? Many of us are parents, and we are facing weeks at home with our children.  And we feel we are facing ‘homeschool’ during lockdown.  We’ve all be plunged into a situation we thought inconceivable not very long ago.  I don’t want to use the word, ‘surviving’, and ‘thriving’ is laced with hard …

 
handwashing with soap

Coronovirus, or COVID-19, is coming. It’s going to affect you. It’s going to affect your children and your wider family. People will possibly die in their thousands. The very fabric of our existence is going to be ripped to shreds?!? So, How to Protect Your Family from Covid19? Suddenly all those apocalypse movies you watched …

 
liquid castile soap

Welcome to the our Liquid Castile Soap Line Up! We’ve worked with Razz Print, a local Taranaki business to bring a new fresh look to our old favourites, and some new exciting products.  We love the new labels in the glass flagons!  We chose the flagons because they will be sent back to us for …

 
New Zealand Suicide

This is not your everyday small soap business blog.  I’ve decided to publish it here so that it can be read by people.  It is a social issue affecting us all – and my own mental health is one of the reasons I’ve decided to pursue this little business over other options available to me.  …

 

Is there such a thing as Zero Waste?  What is zero waste anyway? Zero Waste is a set of principles focused on waste prevention that encourages reusing all products.  The goal is for no rubbish to be sent to landfills, incinerators, or the ocean. Zero Waste compliments our drive to provide natural and safe soap products to our …

 

Giving Up Plastic in The Home – Plastic Free Living There’s a lot of concern about the use of plastic because we use so much of it. Here in Aotearoa , hundreds of thousands of plastic bags, trays, cups, wrappers and other single use items are used everyday! We use plastic in so many different …

 
Are Natural Soaps better for you?

Are Natural Soaps better for you? At home you use all sorts of beauty products, including soap. The main problem with these products is that they contain a lot of chemicals and additives which can impact on your skin. Overtime these products can accumulate in your body which can lead to problems with your health. …

 
skin absorption

How Substances Get Absorbed into the Bloodstream.   The primary way chemicals, toxins, and other substances enter our bloodstream is through our digestive system, which is responsible for breaking down food into nutrients and fuel for our bodies. But an equally important, way that substances enter our systems is through skin absorption. Skin absorption occurs …

 
antibacterial soap

Why You Should Stay Away From Antibacterial Soap (And Use Natural Soap Instead) We all want to live safe and healthy lives, and the personal hygiene and cleaning products we select for ourselves and our loved ones indisputably play a role in that. But sometimes certain products, like antibacterial soap and even some hand sanitizers, …

 

What is Glycerin and Why it’s in Natural Soap Finding natural solutions for beauty products, especially soap, can be very tricky if you do not know what you should be looking for. When choosing soaps, it is highly recommended that you choose an option that contains glycerin. Why is glycerin in natural soap? It may …

 
apple cider vinegar hair conditioner

Apple Cider Vinegar as a Natural Hair Conditioner We are often asked about a solid natural hair conditioner to go with our solid shampoos.  Solid conditioners are similar to the shampoos – you just rub between your hands with water and then apply to your hair.  Solid conditioners use less plastic and generally, contain less …

 
shea butter soap

Shea Butter 101 Shea Butter is becoming more widely known as a fantastic addition to soap and body balms.  This is because of the calming and nourishing effect it has on problem skin.  It can even be used alone, simply rubbed onto dry or sensitive skin.  Lets find out a little more about this amazing …

 

Christmas gifts – time for a rethink? Christmas is almost upon us – time to think about all the little christmas gifts you need for family, friends, co-workers and your great aunt.  We have all spent time driving to the mall, scouting for a car park along with hundreds of others, and then spent the …

 
liquid castile soap

Find out about Castile Soap Castile soap is a household essential for people who care what they are putting on their bodies, into their homes and into the environment.  Castile soap is a fantastic environmentally conscious choice for everything from a household cleaner through to personal care.  It is environmentally conscious because it is made …

 
solid shampoo

Be Natural originally made its first solid shampoo 4 years ago as part of its first product line up.  However, solid shampoo wasn’t as popular ‘back in the old days’ so it didn’t sell that well.  Fast forward to 2017 and we have relaunched the shampoo soap due to popular demand!   Solid Shampoo is a …

 
make up brush cleaner

Be Natural has just launched its new solid make up brush cleaner – Be Conditioned.  Why is it so important to keep your make up brushes clean though?  And why should you care about what kind of cleanser you use on your brushes?  And lastly, how should you clean your make up brushes? Well, really …

 
baby soap

Young Skin – how to avoid chemical overload. Did you know that a babies skin and children’s skin is more vulnerable to the effects of toxic chemicals than adults?  This is because their immune systems and central nervous system are still developing, which results in less elimination of chemical toxins than adults.  On top of …

 

Palm Oil in Soapmaking FACT:  Palm oil makes great soap.  FACT:  Be Natural does not and will never use Palm Oil in soapmaking. Lets look into this a bit further. Palm Oil needs land to grow.  Much of the best growing regions for palm oil are in the Asia region, where precious rainforest is still …

 
natural lip balm

Natural Organic Lip Balm Here at Be Natural, we are pretty particular about what we put on our own skin, and therefore only make products which contain the best quality organic ingredients.  Many people started asking us about organic lip balm and after some experimenting, we settled on a formula which nourishes and repairs lips, …

 
honey soap

Be Natural’s soap making additives Normally, the word additives conjures up thoughts of artificial substances added to food for various reasons.  In the world of natural soap making however, additives are an integral part of the soap being produced and often form the therapeutic and medicinal benefits held within the soap.  Be Natural Uses a …

 

A mother-daughter duo are travelling back in time to make old machinery relevant in today’s world.  Be Natural soap owners Sarah and Susan Lucas believe in the reduction of waste, so much so that they have their labels printed from a 1940s machine. The Taranaki Aviation Transportation and Technology Museum (TATATM) in New Plymouth is …

 

Natural Liquid Soap   Be Natural’s Organic Liquid Soap is a pure castile natural liquid soap that you can use in many different ways, including as a hand soap.  It is made with organic oils of coconut, New Zealand Avocado and essential oils of Sweet Orange and Lavender – which makes a rich lather and …

 
kids dirty hands

For some time I have been aware of the damaging affects that chemicals in everyday products can have on our children.  Clever and powerful marketing combined with busy lives means often we reach for the nearest and easiest solution to cleaning, protecting and treating our children.  But with a bit of time, you can make …

 

Thankfully, more and more people are becoming aware of the danger involved in the pursuit of palm oil.  Yes, Palm Oil is a healthy fat with health benefits, but hey, there are many other sources of fat which are equally good for us. Why you don’t want to consume or purchase palm oil can be summed …

 

Soapmaking really is a science, but lucky for us, it is also a great way to unleash some creative flair whilst creating a useful and unique product. Soapmaking requires the exact measurement of fats and alkalines, combined at exact temperatures. But once the science is taken care of – it is time to conjure up …

 
benefits of natural soap

What are the benefits of natural soap? Natural soap is produced using the same methods that were developed hundreds of years.  We have refined the ingredients and have many more beautiful natural additives that we can now use, but the process is still the same.  True soap is always natural – supermarket soap is actually …

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