Category: Yarra Naturals Articles & Blog

How natural is your soap and what soap is best for your skin type? Dive into the wonderful world of natural handcrafted soap and skin care with Yarra Naturals’ natural soap blog.

The Benefits of Infusing Rose Hips in Olive Oil for Cold Process Soap

Find out why we like to take our soap to the next level with rose-hip infused soap.

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Lemon Myrtle Essential Oil: A Refreshing Boost for Your Skin Care Routine

Read on for some great ideas on how you can use lemon myrtle at home in your skincare routine with everyday items from your pantry.

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The Golden Elixir: Unveiling the Benefits of Olive Oil in Cold Process Soap

Olive oil is a valuable ingredient in skin care. Here is why.

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Eczema Relief: How Cold Process Soap Can Help Soothe Your Skin

Cold process soap is a natural mild soap that can relieve the symptons of eczema and dry, itchy skin.

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Aromatic Artistry: Tracing the History of Essential Oils in Soapmaking 

Essential OIls in soap are a natural and gentle way of scenting soap with therapeutic benefits on your skin.

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The Sweet Secret of Skincare: Exploring the Benefits of Cocoa Butter

Cocoa Butter is a wonderful addition to soap. Not only does it help make a long-lasting soap but it is also forms a protective barrier over the skin, preventing moisture loss and promoting intense hydration and is excellent for sensitve skin.

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Gentle Cold Process Soap: Your Sensitive Skin’s Dream Come True!

Sensitive skin? Read on to find out what you can do to have silky smooth skin.

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Do Handmade Soaps Last as Long as Supermarket Soaps?

So, that’s the big question, “Do handmade soaps last as long as regular soaps?”  By regular soap, I am referring to soaps that are readily available and you can purchase at the supermarket such as Dove, Palmolive, Cussons, Red Velvet, etc. In the soap world, these are called syndet soaps. The word Syndet is a […]

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Lavender & Nettle Shampoo Bar

What is a shampoo bar?

First up, what is a shampoo bar?  It’s basically a solid block of shampoo that looks just like a bar of soap but is intended for hair. Shampoo bars are becoming increasingly popular with the benefit of not requiring a plastic bottle, being very long-lasting and their easy transport as they do not leak from […]

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Why milk soap?

We often get asked what the benefits are of adding milk to soap. Milk has a high-fat content which makes the soap moisturizing and creamy which, after use, leaves your skin feeling soft. In addition to this milk, soaps are often milder than everyday soap. Goats milk, in particular, helps to lower the alkalinity of […]

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