• Special bulletin for pregnant and breastfeeding women!

    Are you pregnant, or breastfeeding, or do have a baby or small children? If yes, then over the next few weeks, look for our series of posts that are especially relevant to you. Overall, our aim is to help make it easier to make informed choices that will benefit you and your little one. We […]

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  • Please help us Swim to Colombia!

    Dear friends of Y natural, Barbara here! At Y natural, we are working together to support our extraordinarily talented friend and colleague Charlotte Jordans with her campaign to compete in the World Cup for Underwater Rugby, being held in Colombia in late July / early August. Underwater Rugby is a relatively new sport in Australia […]

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  • Interpreting Product Labels, Episode 3…

    When we think of clean, we think of something being safe, better for our health, free from the things that can do us harm. At some point, however, we’ve come to associate the use of chemicals with creating ‘a better clean’ without necessarily putting that connection to the test. It’s clear that some developments are […]

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  • Anyone who knows us well or has visited Y natural in the past few years will be aware that we love art and do our best to find ways within our means to support or promote Australian artists.  It makes us very proud and happy to be sponsors of a talented group of Australian artists […]

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  • Wet wipes and problematic preservatives…

    We’re among the 24,000+ people who shared this story – about the preservative methylisothialinone – from 7 News in Adelaide. Reporter Megan Roberts did an awesome job though if you were left thinking there must surely be more to the story, well, you’re right! The 7 News story features a young woman who suffered a […]

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  • Talented, gutsy, determined and on her way to the UWR World Cup!

    Charlotte Jordans. Scientist. Athlete. Mother. All-round legend. It’s no secret we love smart, gutsy women who do amazing things. That’s why we love Charlotte and are so excited to be supporting her forthcoming trip to Colombia to compete in the Underwater Rugby (UWR) World Championships. We’re holding a lil bash at Horizons in the Stamford […]

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  • END OF FINANCIAL YEAR EXTRA SUPER SPECIALS!

    OK lovely people. I need your attention, because this is for a limited time only and we have NEVER before put on an offer as completely amazing as this! First we have our EOFY Special… Products and services to the value of $509 for just $199. And we have our EOFY Extra Special… Products and […]

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  • Interpreting Product Labels, Episode 2.

    I recently did a post on what I could tell from reading the ingredients list and packaging of some products that were in my hotel bathroom. Several people got in touch to ask for more of that kind of post, so here is Episode 2. Like the first episode, this article is about what we […]

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  • 168 chemicals to face the day…

    Fun fact: 168 is the number of hours in a week. It’s also the number of chemicals (on average) to which you are possibly being exposed each day via your personal care products, according to a recent article in ABCnews, citing research by the Environmental Working Group. My friend posted the link on my page, […]

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  • The Collective Superpower…

    We often see pictures posted that share these sentiments: Buy local. Support local business. Local jobs. Put our taxes to work in Australia. Keep profits local and encourage those dollars to be spent in other local businesses. We add the importance of recognising that each of us as a consumer wields power and that every […]

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  • Beads? What Beads?

    This clip on synthetic beads popped into our feed today. It gives a quick overview of the use of synthetic beads in skincare products, how they end up in the waterways and eventually become concentrated in our food chain. Nice work, clip making people, we salute you! And thank you for the nice excuse to […]

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  • Interpreting Product Labels, Episode 1

    If you’re following Y natural on Facebook, you might know that Olivia and I have been working in Queensland for the past week. There were little bottles of free products at the hotel and at a glance, several things caught my eye. They have an “EcoPure” symbol with a leaf. I haven’t seen this symbol […]

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