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  • #PROTECTIONCRYSTALSWEEK {Guest edited by Heather and Timmi at @energymuse} A Bronzite Stone is a protective and grounding mineral that helps to restore harmony in your life. It strengthens your self-confidence and self-esteem, especially in situations where you find yourself feeling overwhelmed or powerless. Bronzite healing properties help to alleviate any feelings of doubt or indecisiveness. This particular bronzite meaning makes this a very beneficial stone to use when considering plans for the future.

Bronzite stones help you to take responsibility for your actions, while balancing, grounding and stabilizing your energy body in the process. Bronzite healing properties not only repel, but send back the negative energies to the sender. They instill the inner strength and courage to follow through with your actions to pave way for your dreams to come true.
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  • #PROTECTIONCRYSTALSWEEK {Guest edited by Heather and Timmi at @energymuse} A Selenite wand (pictured) is the ideal energy tool for all types of energy cleansing. Everyone needs one in their home. It is one of the the very few minerals that has the ability to quickly unblock stagnant energy and remove negative energy. Place one on each of your windowsills to protect your space and raise its vibration. Selenite crystals also greatly magnify the energy of anything that is placed upon them. Place your tumbled stones on top of them to clear their energy. 💎
Selenite is one of our must-have crystals—it’s one that we both wear each and everyday. It is a mineral that holds a very, very high vibration, working on many different energetic levels to cleanse, purify and clear your body of any negativity or energy blockages. Selenite crystals dispel all negative energy from the body and mind, bringing calming energies, deep peace and mental clarity.
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Unknown to many, Selenite also promotes fertility as well as unlocks any creative blocks. It is excellent for healers, light workers and people in the public to wear, as they act as an energetic shield surrounding your aura. Some even believe that its' natural ability to cleanse, purify and create energy flow throughout the entire energy system will help to restructure and regenerate cells. It is often used in holistic medicine treatments for physical healing, including cancer treatment and tumor reduction. 💎
Wearing a selenite necklace also shields and protects you from lower energy frequencies, especially energy vampires, spirits or ghosts. Selenite is a form of liquid light that infuses your aura and spirit with white light when worn or held.
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  • #PROTECTIONCRYSTALSWEEK {Guest edited by Heather and Timmi at @energymuse} An Andalusite stone is very powerful for psychic protection, grounding and motivation. Carry it with you when you are feeling anxious, stressed or fearful to help you feel more secure and protected.

Since ancient times, Andalusite stones have been used for protection. They believed that the Andalusite meaning as a sign from God, as it has a very unique, natural black cross within it. Andalusite stones carry a very highly protective vibration, especially for psychic protection. In ancient times, it was used to ward off the evil eye and any negativity directed at them. An Andalusite Stone is a powerful healing stone for focus and grounding, helping to strengthen all of your chakras so that you feel more balanced. It increases your motivation and willpower, so that you are fully focused on your task or goal. The andalusite metaphysical properties include having a deep connection with the Earth. When you hold these stones in your hands, you will feel a spiritually grounding and comforting energy. It helps you to change any negative energy into positive, fostering harmony and peace. Andalusite stones are also wonderful stones to carry when you are feeling fearful, depressed, anxious or stressed, as it helps to relieve stress and leaves you feeling more secure. 💎
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  • #PROTECTIONCRYSTALSWEEK {Guest edited by Heather and Timmi at @energymuse} Peacock Ore’s (also called Chalcopyrite) rainbow color surrounds you with light to inspire positivity. It is a stone of creativity, innovation and blessings that helps to increase creative energies and stimulate new ideas. Hold it in your hands and say: Negative energy will not enter my space. I am surrounded by light and peace. This will amplify its properties for peace and protection.

Chalcopyrite is a wonderful meditation stone because it breaks up energy blockages to open up the crown chakra. It is also believed to be one of the strongest healing stones in the mineral kingdom, as it has the ability to align every chakra when placed upon it. Using it in body layouts causes a transformative experience that removes negative energy and replaces it with strong, positive energy. Meditating with them on a regular basis increases your intuition and helps you to become more in tune with the universe. It is also said to help us overcome the idea of “perfection,” encouraging us to embrace who we are and accept ourselves. 💎 
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  • #PROTECTIONCRYSTALSWEEK {Guest edited by Heather and Timmi at @energymuse} Black Tourmaline is one the ultimate protection crystals. If you are looking to clear, cleanse and unlock any energy blockages in your home, place a piece of Black Tourmaline in each of the 4 corners of the room or at the 4 corners of your property. This creates a protective shield of energy to ensure that no negative and harmful energy permeates your space. The human body is constantly bombarded with positive and negative energies. When you come in contact with people everyday, you often pick up some of their energy. To maintain a balanced mind, body and spirit, you want to make sure that your energy is 100% your own, so knowing how to remove negative energy from your energy field is key. 💎
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  • #PROTECTIONCRYSTALSWEEK {Guest edited by Heather and Timmi at @energymuse} One of the oldest stones on the planet, Shungite is a must-have for any crystal collection. All gemstones have healing qualities, but in the case of this super stone, the unique purifying and cleansing properties of shungite make it unlike any of the other protection crystals. Found only in Russia, shungite has been a source of healing since long before the discovery of fullerenes within the stone. The natural fullerenes within this carbon dense stone have the ability to reduce the concentration of free radicals. That's why we always recommend setting shungite protection properties on your desk, to shield against the free radicals cast off by your tech devices. It's also great to place shungite in a glass of water to create a healing elixir. The high-carbon content within shungite acts as a filter. Modern water filtration systems use active charcoal carbon for the same reason. In Karelia, Russia, where shungite is found, they've been using shungite in their water for centuries! 💎
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  • #PROTECTIONCRYSTALSWEEK {Guest edited by Heather and Timmi at @energymuse} Black Onyx is one of the best crystals for protection because it facilitates better decision making. In connecting with a black onyx protection crystal, you can work to shield your energy from regressing into negative habits or patterns. It's ideal for releasing tension, and guides you to find grounding within. Use black onyx to find stability during times of turmoil in your relationships. The self-confidence this stone imbues you with comes from that sense of balance within. It will encourage you to pursue your dreams without fear. Wear it as protection crystal jewelry and always have a bodyguard to shield your inner spirit from unwanted intrusions. 💎 
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  • #PROTECTIONCRYSTALSWEEK {guest edited by Heather and Timmi at @energymuse} Energy is your most precious human resource. Your energy makes you, you. Your physical energy, emotional energy, mental energy and spiritual energy all contribute to how you feel and show up to your life on a day to day basis. 
Your mind, body and spirit are constantly bombarded with positive and negative energies. Even when you do your best to maintain a positive mindset, you are still susceptible to the energies of others and your surroundings. When your co-worker or loved one is stressed, you may pick up that energy and take it on as your own. If you walk into a room where an argument just occurred, your energy field picks up the energetic residue left in the space. This is why it’s of utmost importance to prioritize protecting your energy.

When you feel safe, secure and energized on all levels, you just feel good. You are grounded, calm and able to make better decisions. Your performance at work sky rockets. Your relationships become easier. And your home feels like a safe, harmonious haven.

So what can you do to protect your energy? That’s where crystal energy comes into play. Throughout this week on the @ecobeautyeditor feed, you’ll learn what crystals are best for protection of your space and your energy.
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  • #PROTECTIONCRYSTALSWEEK This week’s @ecobeautyeditor feed will be guest edited by Heather and Timmi from (my all-time favourite) crystal house, @energymuse The women are going to be talking about crystals for energy protection — one of the most overlooked health and wellness subjects on the planet IMO. We are actually first and foremost energetic beings, so it makes complete sense that we would need to put certain protocols in place to protect (and nourish) our energy reserves. If you’re a crystal lover like me, stay tuned to find out what ones Heather and Timmi recommend, and why.
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  • #NATURALMASCARAWEEK @w3llpeople claim their Expressionist Mascara is a “boundary-breaking formula that creates big, bold, fluffy lashes instantly”… and they’re absolutely spot on. I know a big frustration when trying natural formulas can be the lack of volume, the crumbling and the like—you don’t have to worry with this one. This botanical blend boasts pure mineral pigments, which deliver jet-black lashes, all the while the injection-moulded rubber brush helps to separate and define. 100 percent cruelty-free, petroleum-free, paraben free, gluten-free, coal tar-free, aluminum-free, fiber-free, and clump-free.

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  • #NATURALMASCARAWEEK Winner of the Green Bible Beauty Award, @lilylolousacanada ’s vegan mascara is formulated with organic botanicals, which work as an anti-bacterial—a super handy fact when it comes to mascara, where bacteria can quickly grow. Expect volumizing and defining, thrown in with a good dose of lengthening. Definitely a natural mascara must-have.

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Natural Beauty Brands

Brightening Smiles While Giving Back: LOVESMILES

April 12, 2018
teeth whitening

There’s a new kid on the teeth whitening block, but the company mission isn’t just about making people smiles brighter.

Twenty-five-year old former school teacher, Urissa Chinia, has created Australia’s first vegan, non-toxic and peroxide free, DIY at-home, completely biodegradable teeth whitening kit. LoveSmiles contains 100 percent coconut shell charoal powder and a sustainable bamboo toothbrush. Yet, it’s her mission to save the environment, one toothbrush at a time, that is really driving the beauty entrepreneur, who donates a portion of the kit’s sales to help pay for planting of native eucalyptus trees and to feed the injured animals at Currumbin Wildlife Hospital.

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“Thirty million tooth brushes end up in Australian landfill each year,” Urissa says. “When I learned this statistic, I set about creating a solution for avoidable waste and soon after, LoveSmiles was born.”

I caught up with Urissa to find out more…

Why LoveSmiles?

I wanted to develop something that was good for my health and positively impacted the environment. I am now in a position to share that with the world. In fact, anyone who loves to smile will love this product. LoveSmiles is for the health conscious citizens of the world who are concerned about the environment. I have had the product tested and certified extensively and it has been approved in Australia and internationally.

Many 25 year olds aren’t necessarily thinking about developing beauty or health products. What made you want to do this?

To be honest I suffer from chronic pain and when your life hits rock bottom the only thing you can do is control your ability to smile and be happy. All I wanted was a brighter smile because that was one thing I could control. Being told by medical professionals to be aware of inadequate teeth whitening kits, pushed me to find an alternative natural solution, so that I could regain my confidence and be happy with myself by allowing my inner being to shine from the inside out.

I made it my mission to develop a teeth-whitening product that reflected my values and morals. I wanted to help others showcase their true natural smile and shine. Affordability and sustainability was an absolute essential—and my conscious efforts to give back to Mother Nature and to society is what drove me.

That is why LoveSmiles kits proudly uses 100 percent natural activated carbon charcoal, which is made from 100 percent coconut shells. Along with our environmentally friendly MOSO bamboo infused charcoal iron toothbrush. Our bamboo isn’t aiding deforestation nor is it affecting our cuddly panda bears because they don’t eat MOSO bamboo. MOSO bamboo is actually a type of grass, which grows rapidly. A lot of thought love and care has been put into constructing LoveSmiles teeth whitening kit and packaging.

We aren’t about making money and look forward to showing the world our true intent, which is to provide a natural option to those that seek one and give back to Mother Nature.

We aren’t about making money and look forward to showing the world our true intent, which is to provide a natural option to those that seek one and give back to Mother Nature. We support planting gum tress in Australia and help support injured wildlife.

Have you always been entrepreneurial?

No I used to be a teacher and educate students about environmental sciences.

How does the product work?

The activated coconut powder and charcoal ion bristles work together to naturally whiten, lift and remove dental plaque on the surface of the teeth. When applying the powder with the bush, the ultra-fine staggered ends of the bamboo charcoal enhanced bristles push the natural coconut shell powder deep into the gaps between the teeth.

What benefits can people expect?

After a deep clean, the teeth are naturally whitened with most people experiencing results at around two weeks and the kits are designed for two users and last around three to six months, depending on the individual’s lifestyle.

Why would you recommend charcoal over laser teeth whitening?

LovesSmiles is Australian owned, cruelty-free, gluten-free, toxic-free and peroxide free with no added chemicals. Our kits are the only biodegradable and recyclable kit on the market. The product has been  tested and certified extensively and it has been approved in Australia and internationally. Our products meet Australian and international consumer standards and are now Australian Certified, Food Grade Certified and tested and certified by NSF International against NSF/ANSI.

While we have great respect for our competitors, we are about combating real-life environmental challenges and giving power to our consumers to make one small change to make a long-lasting difference. In this case, I’m talking about changing the way we choose to whiten our teeth which I hope will start an ongoing ripple effect because let’s face it, the hundreds of choices we make each day impact ourselves and the environment.

How long is the shelf life your product?

Our product does not have a shelf life date. Because there are absolutely no added chemicals, toxins or preservatives in our products.

Is it daunting to start your own brand?

When businesses are started most people find it daunting. Because they measure their business by how much money it makes. I am completely different. I am not daunted nor worried about my company. My goal for LoveSmiles is simple. I want people to measure my company on its positive impact in society and the environment. In order to achieve this, simply being the change and sharing it with everyone around you.

The key to my company is that it started about something that was personal. I wanted to develop something that was good for me and good for the environment too. I am now in a position to share that will the world. In fact, anyone who loves to smile will love this product. It is for the health conscious and those who are concerned about the environment.

Can you tell me about your work with the Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary and how LoveSmiles fits into that?

Not only helping the environment but the animals that live in it, LoveSmiles have created a partnership with Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary, home to one of the largest collections of Australian native species in the world. A portion of profits from each kit sold is donated to Currumbin Wildlife Hospital on the Gold Coast as well as planting Australian gum trees for Koala’s to call home.

What’s next for the brand?

LoveSmiles is all about combating real-life environmental challenges and giving power to you, as a consumer to make one small change in order to make a long-lasting difference for yourself and our environment. In this case, I’m talking about changing the way you choose to whiten your teeth. One person, making one small change will start an ongoing ripple effect.

Because let’s face it, the hundreds of choices we make each day impacts ourselves and the environment. We want you to love your smile and enhance the whiteness and brightness of your teeth by adding a simple change into your daily routine. Whilst saving our planet at the same time!

Where can people buy LoveSmiles?

LoveSmiles is available at lovesmilesteeth.com

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