• #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.
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

Biodynamically Beautiful: ALPINE + SEA

March 6, 2018

Once upon a time, it was rare to find a skincare formulator who cared enough about their product to know exactly where the ingredients came from. But times, they have thankfully changed.

Conscious beauty brands are upping the game, working on every aspect of their business to ensure ethical practices are implemented from seed to shelf. It’s a big win for farmers and those supplying the natural beauty industry, and also for conscious consumers who care about what they put on their skin, hair and nails—those who also take an interest in where these natural ingredients came from.

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One such brand is Australian ALPINE + SEA, founded and formulated by Jen Plahm—and American ex-pat who now calls Down Under home. She wanted not only more effectiveness from a natural skincare range, but also a deep involvement in every aspect of her business to ensure ethical practices and high quality ingredients, without exception.

ALPINE + SEA products are rich in plant-based antioxidants and kept shelf-stable through the use of carefully selected essential oils. The range is gaining a loyal following in Australia and overseas.

I asked Jen more about ALPINE + SEA:

How did ALPINE + SEA come about?

I was living in Park City, Utah (a ski town in the States) where the elevation is 2500 metres and strong wind, sun and my long haul travel for work was taking a toll on my skin. I wasn’t happy with the natural products on the market as they weren’t effective, and these “natural” products were anything but natural. So I started researching and formulating my own skincare products at home that were effective and safe.

Why the name?

Alpine + Sea is my journey from the mountains in Utah to the ocean of Currumbin (Gold Coast). I love being outside in nature and I want my brand and ingredients to reflect that.

What makes it special in the natural beauty market?

The natural beauty market is still very niche and accounts for only a small percentage of the overall market share of the beauty industry. Most big beauty brands are owned by two corporations. They have the market share, distribution to big shops, advertising money for high fashion magazines and endorsements from celebrities.

However, the natural beauty market is growing, more artisan brands keep popping up spreading the word that what you put on your skin matters and it has a positive effect on people’s health and our ecosystem.  Small natural beauty brands have the power of word of mouth from friends and family that can have more of an impact than a TV ad.

Where do you source your ingredients from?

I source my ingredients from farms in Queensland, New South Wales, Victoria, and Tasmania.

It’s extremely important to me that I know where every ingredient is coming from. Other countries which claim to use certified organic can be unmonitored, they can be using unsustainable farming practices, and the workers on the farm can be exploited. I love working with small family farms because of not only their dedication to their product, but also their love for the environment.

Why is it so important for you to have close relationships with the farmers who supply your ingredients?

It’s important because I want to know their process of growing, producing, and practices of each ingredient. Most products sold online from bulk stores you don’t know when that plant was harvested, who grew it, and what the environment was like, and if the ingredient has been stored in a warehouse for years. Working with farmers, they’re harvesting every year so every ingredient can be the most potent and will bring nutritious benefits for your skin.

How long is the shelf life of the majority of your products? What do you use as preservative?

The shelf life is between six months to a year. The essential oils have antimicrobial activity that help preserve the product. I also recommend putting the product in the fridge or storing it in a dark, cool place.

What are the signature products and why?

Our best sellers have been the Biodynamic Serum & Jetlag Hydration Skin Water. The Biodynamic Serum is loaded with plant-based antioxidants from oils like jojoba and macadamia that reduces fine lines, acne and helps with mature skin. The serum also includes lemon myrtle essential oil which is a native plant to Australia. It has many benefits like helping sluggish skin, boosting your mood and the smell is beautiful. I use the serum as an oil cleanser and moisturiser. One pump to cleanse, and one pump to moisturise. That’s it!

The natural beauty market is growing, more artisan brands keep popping up spreading the word that what you put on your skin matters and it has a positive effect on people’s health and our ecosystem.

The Jetlag Hydration Skin Water is something I’m addicted to and I keep a bottle in my bathroom, bedroom, purse and office. The Skin Water keeps my skin completely hydrated and refreshed throughout the day. I use it when I wake up, at the beach, on the plane, at the office and the day after I’ve had too many glasses of wine.

What benefits can people expect?

Some of the benefits people can expect to receive are healthy skin, spending less time on your skincare routine, and ultimately spending less money on skincare as every ingredient is full of nutrients – so you don’t need to use a large amount of product at one time.

It’s extremely important to me that I know where every ingredient is coming from. Other countries which claim to use certified organic can be unmonitored, they can be using unsustainable farming practices, and the workers on the farm can be exploited.

I believe when sourcing ingredients in their whole plant form, these are the best ingredients on the planet to receive your best skin possible. Hearing testimonials from my customers is one of my favourite things about the business – how they don’t need to wear foundation anymore, and how they receive compliments from friends on how their skin’s glowing.

How daunting is it to start your own brand? What has gone into it from idea to product on shelf?

It’s scary starting your own brand. I’m originally from Chicago and moved to Australia last year. Everything has been completely new for me! I don’t know that many people as I do in America, I had to learn rules, regulations, and finding suppliers that align with my values. Research of the farms, ingredients, and products have taken months. Formulating the ingredients that work energetically well together and create the most benefits took a very long time. I finally launched my website in November 2017.

How do you become noticed amid the natural beauty “noise”?

Working with wholesalers, media, and influencers that align with my brand. Showing up, being consistent, having really good customer service, pioneering the message of knowing where your skincare comes from, and sourcing the most nutrient-dense ingredients possible.

Where can people buy ALPINE + SEA?

People can visit our website to purchase our products. Outside Australia, we ship to New Zealand and the U.S.

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