• #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.
#crystals #crystallove #naturalbeauty #bronzite #energymuse #selfconfidence #crystalsforprotection #crystalbible #energy #energyprotection #ecobeauty #ecobeautyeditor #mindbodysoulbeauty
  • #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.
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.
#crystals #crystallove #naturalbeauty #energymuse #crystalsforprotection #crystalbible #energy #energyprotection #ecobeauty #ecobeautyeditor #mindbodysoulbeauty
  • #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.

#mascara #naturalmascara #naturalmascaras #eyemakeup #lashes #lusciouslashes #lashlove #eyes #pure #naturalbeauty #bestmascaras #healthybeauty #cleanbeauty #organicbeauty #beautyeditor #organic #vegan #crueltyfree #ecobeautyeditor
  • #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.

#mascara #naturalmascara #naturalmascaras #eyemakeup #lashes #lusciouslashes #lashlove #eyes #pure #naturalbeauty #bestmascaras #healthybeauty #cleanbeauty #organicbeauty #beautyeditor #organic #vegan #crueltyfree #ecobeautyeditor


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Being a conscious-minded parent is so, so important to me. I want my children to grow up being confident and comfortable in their own skin.

Shannon Dunn—Journalist, conscious-minded mama, holistic healer and eco beauty editor.

Growing up, I never felt comfortable in my own skin. My weight fluctuated between chubby and on the fringe of socially acceptable. I had freckles that would never fade, regardless of how much Kintho I’d slather on. A recipe of swimming pool chlorine and the scorching Australian sun would illuminate them, taking focus off my rotund tummy that I’d cover up with an oversized T-shirt (which I’d diligently wear in and out of the pool).

As I reached my teens, my weight continued to fluctuate, along with my self-esteem. But by now I’d traded in my Archie comics for teen mags. It was the dawn of the supermodel age, and I was hooked. I’d enthusiastically clip the likes of Linda Evangelista, Cindy Crawford and co from the glossy pages and paste them into my own scrapbook: a shrine of perfection, a 90s-style vision book of what I hoped to become. But as adulthood beckoned, it was obvious I wasn’t going to manifest those longer legs or a $10,000-a-day pout.

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The Beauty Editor Years

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Love the skin you’re in. Make-up by Inika, Jane Iredale & Ere Perez.

What I did manifest, however, was a dream career as a beauty editor. I was suddenly working in a glamorous industry, surrounded by immaculate people, styling model shoots, and testing and recommending the latest in skincare and cosmetics. It was my job to tell readers how they could achieve supermodel perfection, even if I hadn’t quite gotten there myself. I’d pin high expectations on every gel that promised to dissolve cellulite and any cream that had been scientifically proven to fade away sun spots. With drawers full of every beauty product you can imagine, it wasn’t long before I became cynical, realizing that so many of the products I’d been testing and wearing fell far short from the results they promised. I suddenly became interested in what ingredients made up these various potions and lotions. I no longer wanted to wear — or recommend — anything I couldn’t pronounce.

Live as nature intended and see the results


Beauty editor buddies. With then Who Weekly’s Rebecca Dettman (now Soul Doctor). Stressful weekdays called for weekends in nature to regroup.


With Zoe Foster at a beauty launch.

Always a champagne close at hand in the world of magazines, day or night.

Always a champagne close at hand in the world of magazines, day or night. Work hard, party much.

The synthetic beauty products I had been wearing, along with the junk foods I was eating and my off-the-chart stress levels lead to being chronically fatigued, fainting and dizzy spells and other symptoms that stopped me in my tracks. I couldn’t work for a year. My weight plummeted to a sickly 47 kilos (103 pounds). I’d almost faint every time I’d stand up. If this was what skinny felt like, I didn’t want it. All I longed for was to feel healthy — whatever that felt like, I wasn’t sure anymore. The illness took me on a 12-month journey of self-discovery. I not only overhauled what I put on my skin, but I also changed my diet, cleared out old emotions and took a good hard look at my beliefs. I was finally on the road to healing and self-acceptance.

I’m now passionate about spreading the message that true beauty starts with good health, through body, mind and spirit.

Natural and organic skincare and cosmetics are a wonderful addition to that healthy lifestyle — not a miracle cure for aging or a fast-track to high self-esteem. Choosing to live a natural, organic lifestyle, from the the foods you eat to the products you put on your skin, will reap many rewards, well beyond your reflection in the mirror. It also doesn’t need to be an overnight overhaul. Every small step you take adds up, helping you and the planet.


When I started almost a decade ago, finding truly natural products was a task for the determined. Back then, I was yelled at on social media for suggesting people stop wearing (toxic) sunscreen and to rethink what they’d accepted as truth, when it came to what they put on their skin. My, how things have changed.

I started Eco Beauty Editor to show people that beauty was about so much more than looks, beauty products and television commercials. I didn’t realise, back then, that I was among the first online to write about beauty from a truly holistic standpoint, covering spirituality, self-work and whole-foods, alongside 100 percent natural skincare and makeup. The global awakening that has happened since that first post has been heartening and exciting.

When I became a mother six years ago, I took a break from blogging, but I’m now back with a purpose that is stronger than ever.

Today, my mission with this website—and my social media channels—remains the same as when I began. However, now, with the industry awash with natural products (and those pretending to be natural) is also about helping people cut through the confusion, save time and question what it is they’re told

Essentially, it is my dream that you become your own expert, without relying on mainstream media to tell you how to think, look or behave. Authentic beauty can only come through self-love and self-acceptance—and that part is up to you.

What Eco Beauty Editor Isn’t

While I have been blessed to walk a path that has lead me to a deeper understanding of what constitutes healthy living,  I don’t hold a degree: I’m not a naturopath, qualified nutritionist, dermatologist, beauty therapist or yogi. I am, however, my own doctor and I do love sharing what I discover along the way. But it’s so important to understand that every body has different requirements when it comes to health and therefore beauty—and being and staying in balance is a journey, not a destination. No one way works for everyone. My journey is not your journey and my needs are different to yours, so please be sure to do your own research and listen to your own intuition.

Also, be sure to check out my disclaimer page here.

My professional background

I have worked as a journalist, publicist and beauty editor for more than two decades in Australia, the United States and New Zealand. I’ve also spent time as a professional photographer. I’ve been a long-time columnist and features writer for Australian Natural Health and WellBeing magazines.

I am also a qualified Reiki Master, Emotional Freedom Techniques (EFT) practitioner and Psych-K Facilitator.


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Work with me

Work with me to Green Your Routine. I offer a bespoke service, where I work with you one-on-one to overhaul your skincare, beauty and personal care products specific to your needs and lifestyle.

It is a 21-day program that is also designed to help you feel more confident in your own skin, through support and practical tools.

Find out more here.

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Also, join me on my personal Instagram account at @shannondunnwriter for natural beauty and holistic wellness inspiration, including some Eco Beauty Editor behind-the-scenes.

Yours in wellness and beauty,
shannon dunn
Shannon, Eco Beauty Editor

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