• #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.
#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.

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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

For the Greater Good: ESSENCE OF HUMANITY

August 2, 2018
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There are natural skincare brands, then there is Essence of Humanity—a Kiwi-born brand developed by award-winning skincare creator, Stacey Fraser, who played a key role in the success of iconic natural beauty brand, Trilogy.

What makes this brand special, beyond its divine formulations is that 100 percent of its profits directly benefit charity projects in Kenya and Tanzania; specifically those that help children and families escape poverty. Essence of Humanity is natural skincare with a social conscience.

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With ingredients such as kalahari melon seed, baobab oil, mongongo, kiwi fruit seed oil and sunflower seed oil, the brand also gives back to the skin, feeding it while warding off free radicals thanks to its high antioxidant qualities.

The hero ingredient, kalahari melon seed oil, is intensely nourishing and excellent for all skin types. It is quickly absorbed and won’t clog pores. It also contains a high content of linoleic acid, which assists in the removal of excess sebum.

I had to know more about the Essence of Humanity history and what its plans are for the future, so caught up with Stacey to find out about the brand that puts the greater good before profit…

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Can you tell me a little bit about your background in skincare?

I have always loved skincare products and keeping my skin as healthy as possible. My beautiful grandmother had a facial once a month until she was into her 80’s and she glowed. In 2001, I moved into natural health and wellbeing, retraining as a massage therapist, herbalist and learning aromatherapy. That’s when I meet the girls at Trilogy. The company has just started and Sarah was doing a training at the health store I worked at. She had such energy and belief in the products and I loved everything about the brand. They were looking for a support person, and 17 years later I still love working in the natural beauty industry.

Trilogy was a natural skincare trailblazer in many ways. What was the journey like?

It was unreal! To think that the only other commercial natural competitive brand at the time was Living Nature. Natural beauty products were only sold in health stores and only a few consumers really used them. Trilogy lead the way in creating breaking new ground for the natural skincare movement and creating new natural skincare categories in pharmacies and Farmers, making it become “mainstream.”

Then the creation of other brands grew: Antipodes, Sukin, Evolu to name a few.

Because it was a small team of three we did everything and as the business grew you learned new skills and experiences, so by the end of my time at Trilogy I had seen and experienced everything about a start-up brand to multi-million global dominator. It was an amazing education.

What do you think of the influx of natural skincare now?

It’s really good, we are such a creative little country and so good at what we do. There are some really exciting and leading brands coming out of New Zealand. As long as they keep it fresh and new, we have so much variety that innovation and difference is the key to consumer purchasing.

How do you tell people to understand good skincare from the not so good?

At the end of the day it’s personal preference, but a big key to knowing what makes up your product is being able to read an ingredients list and making sure the product is commercially stable and safe. Anything with water needs a broad spectrum preservative if you want it to last; moulds, yeasts and fungus can be dangerous.

What inspired you to create Essence of Humanity?

The desire to create products that we use on a daily basis, can love and enjoy, but that also directly contribute to making a change in our world. Every surplus dollar goes towards our giving partner So They Can, a non-profit working with communities and governments in Kenya and Tanzania to break the poverty cycle by educating and empowering locals. They focus on education, economic and community
development and personal wellbeing.

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Shadrack Njuguna (left), Margaret wanjiru, Chenang’at Lolim, Daniel Kemboi. Mum Kigen Chepchirchir and Kansur Lolim

It’s a win-win, you get the product and someone on the other side of the world gets the love and support for a better life.Much nicer than having to just put “money” in a bucket all the time.

How do you even begin a big project like this?

I had met Cass co-founder of So They Can a long time ago and we had become friends. Her passion to make a difference was so inspiring I just knew we had to do something together. I’ve visited Africa first hand and it was a life changing experience, I also have a foster child so I know they challenges we also have here in NZ for our children in need.

What have you learned so far?

Everyone who purchases our products love and buy again BUT we need more people to reach out too and join our family. Only collectively can we do this together. It’s hard to make a loud noise in a busy space, on a minimalist budget, everything we do is at minimal cost. I run Essence of Humanity from my home to save money. I make meals for people or bribe them with chocolate to help with design, marketing etc and it’s been amazing how many people have contributed pro-bono because they also believe in what we are trying to do.

How have you seen the brand change lives so far?

At the moment we are in the process of sponsoring a House Mother from Miti Mingi Village , the house is called Satinwood. Jepchirchi is our house mother who looks after her 8 children in this house. Two of the children in this house are Chenagna’t and Kansur, sisters from East Pokot in Kenya. East Pokot is a community So They Can has recently expanded into. It is the poorest community of 263 counties in the whole of East Africa with terrible poverty, child bride sales and female circumcision issues. Chenanga’t is in class 5 Lion of So They Can‘s Aberdare Ranges Primary School and Kansur is in kindergarten, elephant class.

They arrived at our Miti Mingi Children’s village last year, extremely malnourished, medically unwell, not speaking kiswahili as they spoke only their tribal language. They are now doing so well, have blended beautifully at Miti Mingi and at Aberdare, and are full of smiles.

What are your favourite products from the range and why?

There’s only four, so can I say all of them? The Ultimate Softening Cream Cleanser to take away all of the day’s dirt and leaving my skin soft and clean, the Moisture Cream that absorbs easily leaving a matte finish and the precious facial oil where I have expertly crafted seven exotic plant oils to create an amazing powerhouse of nutrients and fats with the most subtle natural fragrance called NZ Fresh African Happy☺ The Cream Balm the first ever fusion of a cream and a balm to get the best of both worlds and multipurpose product.

Where can people buy Essence of Humanity?

Online at our website  or at Commonsense Organics stores and various online ethical beauty stores in New Zealand and Australia

If you could share some advice or wisdom, what would it be?

Imagine if everything we purchased was tied to a social cause.

Anything else you’d like to add?

Thanks for sharing the Essence of Humanity love – together we can all “make a difference” x

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