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  • Stop and smell the roses…

    Our signature ingredient is Bulgarian Rose Otto, which is widely believed to be the single-best oil for skin in existence. Have you heard of the gorgeous French perfume called Joy by Jean Patou? The reason it’s known as ‘the costliest fragrance on earth’ is because it contains Bulgarian Rose Otto. The fragrance is amazing – […]

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  • The pleasure’s in the details. Really.

    I need to give myself permission and time to enjoy the now and savour more pleasurable moments? I need to weave all five senses into my day, all day, every day? Yes please. Permission granted! Yesterday I enjoyed the fun of being a participant in an ‘Art of Seduction’ workshop, and the honour of representing […]

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  • Latest tips on understanding ingredients and labelling!

    Learning about ingredients? Here’s the ingredients list of an anti-age serum by an overseas brand that a friend asked me to look into. Water, aloe barbendensis leaf extract, lactic acid, glycolic acid, sodium hyaluronate, algae extract, artemesia vulgaris, polysorbate 20, hydroxyethylcellulose, phospholipids, cucumber, arnica montana, yeast (faex) extract, chamomile, grape seed, spearmint oil, eucalyptus leaf […]

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  • ICYMI 27 March Y news update :-)

    Our quote of the week is from Maya Angelou: We delight in the beauty of the butterfly, but rarely admit the changes it has gone through to achieve that beauty. We chose this because we have BIG changes afoot: we’re moving premises, holding focus groups, doing a survey and a whole lot more. Exciting times! […]

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  • Ingredient to Avoid: Disodium EDTA

    Disodium EDTA is in many products as a preservative, to stabilise it, or to enhance the foaming action. It’s also used as a chelating agent, which means it us used to precipitate out metals from the formulation (if tap water were used to make the formulation instead purified water, for example, and it can bind […]

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  • ICYMI 19 March 2017 Y news update :-)

    Hello lovely people, this Banksy post from last week was one that really resonated. Sometimes taking a little time to step back can nip that sense of overwhelm in the bud and leave you feeling refreshed and motivated. Or ready to write a recap of the past few weeks, in my case tonight, which is […]

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  • PHOTO COMPETITION!

    Summer is in full swing and suddenly we’re all parched skin, chapped nails, sandpapery and split heels, rough elbows, dry hair, cracked lips and thirsty everything! What are YOU doing that dries out your skin? It might from swimming in salt water at the beach or chlorine at the pool, the wind when you’re out […]

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  • TIP: in addition to watching out for BPA in plastics…

    You may have heard about ‘phthalates’ because of there being so much publicity about avoiding baby bottles, toys and other plastics made with BPA. Infants and toddlers are at the greatest risk of exposure, because of their tendency to put everything in their mouth (ie ‘mouthing behaviour’). Did you realise that body-care products containing phthalates […]

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  • Before packing that beach bag…

    Heatwave across Australia – time to break out the swimsuits, pack your beach bags and seek out water! Before you throw in your wet wipes, sunblock and body lotion, it’s worth checking out this news clip on skin reactions caused by the preservative methylisothialinone. Its use in any form of cosmetic product is mystifying because […]

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  • Get Organised for Christmas!

    Don’t panic! Here’s a fabulous step forward in being beautifully prepared for any occasion at this time of year… We have put together a stash of special, thoughtful gifts. You’ll receive 8 different gifts that will be perfect for any situation, plus these gifts will contribute to the important work of the Childhood Cancer Association […]

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  • Top 10 Reasons why a Y natural subscription is the Best Gift Ever!

    10… The cost of the gift is spread out over the course of a year, so there’s no big blip on your credit card statement. It functions as a cross between a lay-by and a tally. It’s all super easy, transparent and budget-friendly. 9… Subscribers receive a VIP discount of 10%, so over the 12 […]

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  • It’s I Choose SA Day!

    Y natural is 100% South Australian owned and 100% South Australian made, Australian Certified Organic and Certified Cruelty Free. We’ve been making our exquisite skincare and haircare for well over a decade. We’re incredibly proud of these delectable products and the outstanding results they deliver. We are uncompromising: every single ingredient is the single-best ingredient […]

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