• #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! 💎
#crystals #crystallove #naturalbeauty #energymuse #crystalsforprotection #realbeauty #holisticbeauty #mothernature #crystalbible #energy #energyprotection #ecobeauty #jewelrywithmeaning #ecobeautyeditor #mindbodysoulbeauty
  • #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


January 10, 2012
pure & green

Australian natural and organic beauty brand Pure & Green Organics not only looks the part, it also plays the part, infusing the skin with natural ingredients that nurture, and not strip the skin’s delicate acid mantle. Yet, it wasn’t just a desire to enter the natural and organic beauty market that inspired Grace Culhaci to build the brand that is fast becoming one of Australia’s favorites.

I chatted with the skincare founder to get the story behind her success…

What inspired the creation of Pure & Green Organics?

Struggling with my health for many years, I was eventually diagnosed with an inoperable tumour growing on my optic nerve. A significant amount of vision in my right eye had been lost and I was living with constant nerve pain. With the help of several close friends in the health industry I used a vitamin B17 nutritional therapy combined with a complete organic lifestyle, organic fruit and veggies, homemade non toxic cleaning products and creating my own organic body care products. My tumour began to shrink and the vision returned, I am now pain free.

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As someone who has been faced with such challenges I appreciate that lifestyle and what you put in and on your body is of the utmost importance to wellbeing and it was these experiences that birthed the Pure & Green Organics brand. Some eco beauty companies fall short at their packaging… however, you’ve embraced the eco philosophy throughout your entire range.

Can you tell me about the packaging?

At Pure & Green Organics we definitely have the environment in mind when creating our certified organic products. The following initiatives were implemented to minimise any environmental impact from our packaging.

1. The Airless Bottle that preserves product and reduces waste. These attractive bottles feature a unique airless pump design with distinct benefits. As you pump, the base rises, preventing the cream from being exposed to air. This keeps the certified organic contents fresh, retaining their skin-beautifying properties. When finished barely any cream gets left inside. There’s less waste and no need to wriggle your little finger in there trying to rescue the cream other bottles leave behind. These bottles are made from PP (recycle code 5) and can be placed in recycling bin when empty.

2. Recycled Paper Our in-house printing uses tree free recycled wheat pulp paper and soy ink, while our cardboard soap boxes are made from 75 percent recycled cardboard. We no longer print brochures, instead we supply stores with a QR code for customers to scan with their smart phones and view electronically.

3. Post Consumer Recycled (PCR) Cardboard Caps We were the first cosmetic company in the world to use 100% post consumer recycled cardboard caps for product bottles.

4. Bottles made from plants Our NatureWorks BIOpack bottles are made from renewable plant sugar (PLA short for poly lactic acid) not the usual petrochemical plastics. PLA is compostable and biodegradable in industrial composting conditions but it will not degrade or disintegrate on shelves. A lot less energy is used to create the bottles meaning their production is more sustainable. These bottles are custom manufactured for us in a carbon neutral facility in Australia. Place in an industrial compost bin where available or with household rubbish when empty.

How does your line differ from some other eco products on the market?

Our points of difference are that we are a dedicated organic company. I refuse to make conventional products! We are also completely vegan and palm oil free. We have also decided to be a health food only brand, limiting our distribution to channels that actually promote good health. I will not sell our products into a supermarket that also sells cigarettes for example, or into chemist chains.

Can you give me an overview of what’s in the range and what they’re best used for?

The Pure & Green organics product range is presented in three main scent variants, these being: 1. Citrus 2. Lavender 3. Unscented. From this simple selection, our products can be mixed and matched to suit the four main skin types: sensitive, sun damaged and eczema prone; oily, congested and acne prone; dry or mature. Combination skincare regime products are: Facial cleanser, toner, hydrate moisture lotion, exfoliate (for use once weekly), anti ageing series for dry or mature skin types: Age Defense Serum Rejuvenate Night Cream, hand care/foot care series: Hand creams, Treat for Feet foot refreshment cream, Teeth & Gums Toothpaste and mint cleansing bars for body.

I used a vitamin B17 nutritional therapy combined with a complete organic lifestyle, organic fruit and veggies, homemade non toxic cleaning products and creating my own organic body care products. My tumour began to shrink and the vision returned, I am now pain free.

Do you feel that more people are looking for truly natural and organic beauty products?

Absolutely yes, now more than ever before. The problem is that only 10 percent of the natural/organic beauty products on the Australian market, for example, are actually certified organic, so consumers need to learn how to identify certification logos and ensure they buy what they are really looking for. A certification is their guarantee the product will meet their expectations.

What feedback have you had about Pure & Green?

Our many points of difference tick all the boxes, customers are looking for. We receive comments like: I just wanted to thank you for your beautiful products!! Eco, vegan, ccf, Aussie made, you cover everything!!!” Our beautiful packaging has been described as eco bling.

There are many products out there that claim to be natural, but in fact aren’t. From your perspective, how important is it that people understand what ingredients mean on labels? 

According to Planet Ark, an estimated one in six people now have some form of allergy or environmental illness such as asthma, chronic fatigue syndrome, multiple chemical sensitivities and skin or food reactions. This means understanding product labels is essential to protecting personal health. Sometimes products try to achieve the appearance of being all natural by listing a natural ingredient description in brackets next to the more technical-sounding ingredient on their label. Although this appears to be helpful information, it leads consumers in the wrong direction.

For example, I have seen ammonium lauryl sulfate listed on an ingredient label as being (derived from coconut oil). While that makes the ingredient sound natural, what the label doesn’t explain is what the coconut oil has to go through to become ammonium lauryl sulfate. The oil goes through saponification, then hydrogenation, then sulfonation and is then reacted with ammonia to create ammonium lauryl sulfate. Three of these processes are banned under the organic standard as they are not considered safe for human health or the environment.

This example highlights how in reality you almost need to be a cosmetic chemist to learn the processes applied to each and every ingredient listed on a label to know if its truly safe or not. Most people don’t have the time to invest in learning this information and therefore their best choice is to buy certified organic beauty products as they can be confident no harmful processes or ingredients are contained in certified products.

How does the skin respond differently to having natural products applied opposed to synthetic products?

Organic cosmetic products work, not by creating physical barriers, suppressing or mimicking skin actions — they work by feeding, building, regenerating, repairing, balancing, soothing and restoring the skin to its natural healthy state. If something synthetic, like ink for example, is poured onto the skin the cells don’t recognize this chemical and actively oppose absorption. On the other hand, natural wholefoods ingredients like plant oils and butters are readily absorbed by the skin cells because they recognize these materials and welcome the nutrition.

What plans do you have for Pure & Green?

Our products are now being distributed by KADAC in NSW and VIC, and we are talking to a distributor for QLD at the moment. Moving forward with distributors has enabled us to gain a wider presence within the health food arena in a short space of time. We are currently available across Australia in 140 stores, major stockists are: Nationally at Karma Living and selected Go Vita and Healthy Life stores (check web for more details) About Life (NSW), Dr Earth (NSW), Taste Organic (NSW), Biome (QLD), Wray Organics (QLD), Great Earth Health Foods (VIC), Nature’s Health (Vic), Organic on Charles (WA), Eco Lateral (SA), City Organics (TAS), Eumarrah (TAS).

Live… with the future in mind, our actions affect the next generation.

Life… is precious. Protect human health, animal welfare and ecosystems.

Love… is kind, so love yourself and those around you.

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