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Castille Soap

Castille Soap

I am often asked if Native Nut is a Castille soap, to which the answer is yes and no. The origins of natural soap making is attributed to three different places, Castille in Spain, Marseilles in France and Aleppo in Syria over 500 years ago. Each of the three methods wa ..
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Coconut Oil in Soap Making

Coconut Oil in Soap Making

Coconut Oil has been spruiked as the latest and greatest super food in the last few years. So I am looking at it from both a soap making and a nutritional point of view. Firstly coconut oil is about 50% lauric acic and approximately 88% mid chain saturated fat. This give ..
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Stay Safe

Stay Safe

The weather is a bit wet and wild at the minute. Please everyone heed the warnings and stay safe. ..
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Olive Oil for Making Soap

Olive Oil for Making Soap

In ancient times olive oil was known as the “oil of the gods”, to mind that was only because the Ancients, hadn’t been to Australia and found macadamias (but then I might be slightly biased). Olive oil is the base of all Castile soaps, indeed for a soap  ..
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Biology of Macadamias

Biology of Macadamias

Macadamias belong to the genus Proteaceae, a group of flowering plants that are mainly found in the Southern Hemisphere which also includes protea, banksia, grevillea and hakea. There are about 1600 species of Proteaceae in all. The macadamia is native to Southern East Qu ..
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Palm Oil Myths

Palm Oil Myths

When I set about developing the Native Nut range of natural soap I made a very conscious decision not to use palm oil, because I was concerned about the widespreag clearing of rainforests required for it's production. Instead I chose macadamia, coconut and olive oil. In ..
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Discovery of Macadamias

Discovery of Macadamias

The macadamia was known to the local Aborigines variously as boombera, gyndyl, bopple, kindal and jindilly. The discovery of the macadamia by Europeans is a bit of a mystery but the first report that may have been a macadamia is attributed to Alan Cunningham in 1828. Ludw ..
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Macadamia Nut Oil for Skincare

Macadamia Nut Oil for Skincare

Macadamia oil is primarily composed of mono - unsaturated fats. It is liquid at room temperature. It is extremely rich in palmitoleic acid and also has a high oleic acid content. Olive oil also contains both of these oils but macadamia oil is a much richer source of p ..
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Australia's Bush Tucker Crop

Australia's Bush Tucker Crop

As bush tucker goes the macadamia is the only native Australian plant to become a truly global commercial crop. The Australians were a bit slow to see the potential of the nut, a few small orchards were established outside Lismore in the 1880’s but the industry did  ..
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A Really Simple Natural Soap Recipe

A Really Simple Natural Soap Recipe

There are heaps of natural soap recipes on-line but even though I studied chemistry to year 12 and beyond (many years ago I might add), as a beginner I found the recipes hard to follow. Many started to get into percentages of this and that but were often not very clear, and they  ..
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We like to keep things simple so we chose to fragrance each of our soaps with a single essential oil. All of the essential oils we have chosen have some antiseptic properties.

We only use 100% pure essential oils. Some people do occasionally find their skin reacts to some essential oils, so if you think you might be sensitive to any of our fragrances l you should test the soap on a small area of skin before use.