• #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

Holistically Therapeutic: RAWKANVAS

March 13, 2018

There’s a new natural beauty in town. RAWKANVAS Australia, a natural and vegan skincare brand from Brisbane, Queensland, has officially launched online this month.

Kicking off with two collections and 11 products in the range, the brand is being promoted as “skin food”.

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“Much like a juice or a smoothie that contains multiple ingredients blended together for optimal benefits, RAWKANVAS is a form of skin food to serve the same purpose,” says co-founder Simona Valev. “Our products are a special blend of natural ingredients enriched with vitamins and essential oils to enhance your overall beauty and health.”

While she is aware her skincare range joins a long line of natural products in the “highly saturated” beauty, skincare and health industries, Valev is not deterred: “What sets RAWKANVAS apart is a combination of the brand philosophy, as well as the product.”

The Aussie brand takes an holistic approach to skincare, advocating the connection between beauty, health and nature.

“We understand that skincare is just one simple factor in an individual’s overall aesthetic health, so we encourage a lifestyle approach to beauty which is enhanced through healthy living and utilising natural products,” Valev says.

I caught up with the natural beauty entrepreneur to find out more…

How did RAWKANVAS start?

The concept and drive for RAWKANVAS was derived from an appreciation of the connection between beauty, health and nature. We believe that skincare is just one factor in an individual’s overall health, and we decided it was time to represent and advocate a holistic approach to beauty, in a world where so many brands are simply skin-deep (pun intended!).

Why the name?

RAWKANVAS stands for the natural (raw) care of your skin, which we refer to as your ‘kanvas’. We believe that our collection is a palette to transform your skin, your ‘kanvas’, into your own masterpiece.

What makes it special in the natural beauty market?

What sets RAWKANVAS apart is a combination of the brand philosophy, as well as the product. We represent a holistic approach to beauty – advocating the connection between beauty, health and nature. What sets our products apart from the typical skincare range, is the vibrant colours formed through an infusion of natural ingredients which are showcased through glass packaging. Every product is curated with a selected blend of essential oils, transcending typical skincare to provide a delightful therapeutic-like experience as a way to really treat yourself during your everyday skincare ritual.


Where do you source your ingredients from?

The ingredients in our skincare products are predominantly sourced from within Australia. We have ingredients that are also grown around the world and are supplied to us by an Australian supplier. Our vegan probiotic is sourced from the US as this is the only vegan probiotic, which has also been shown to multiply for 72 hours after being put on your face.

What do you use as a preservative?

RAWKANVAS products are all natural, plant based and don’t contain artificial preservatives. With natural ingredients, we recommend a shelf life of 18 months if unopened and that products are used within six months of opening so as to ensure the highest quality. We use natural preservatives to extend the natural shelf life and keep the products in their freshest and most active form. If our products are kept out of direct sunlight and at room temperature or below, they will stay last longer.

What are the signature products and why?

The Foundation and The Limelight!

The Foundation is a vegan retinol and vitamin C treatment. Retinol treatment on it’s own completely transforms the state of your skin.Retinol is a plant-based vitamin A derivative, that stimulates collagen production, increases dermal thickness, smooths fine lines, fades age spots and reduces pores. Buriti Oil hosts a strong combination of Vitamin E, Vitamin C and Beta-carotene that protect skin from free radical damage while essential fatty acids help to firm and tighten the skin. Davidson Plum is a native Australian extract that has a powerful regenerative and anti-ageing effect on the skin through the promotion of collagen and elastin production.

What sets RAWKANVAS apart is a combination of the brand philosophy, as well as the product. We represent a holistic approach to beauty – advocating the connection between beauty, health and nature.

The Limelight, we have named, as we consider it the ‘star of the show’. It is our live probiotic formulation! The Limelight features an array of active ingredients including Bearberry, Butterfly Pea Flower and most importantly Microencapsulated Probiotic (Vegan). Bearberry is amazing! Did you know that tyrosinase is responsible for melanin discolourations on your skin causing freckles and age spots?! Well, Bearberry obtains high levels of arbutin which actually blocks tyrosinase, essentially lightening your skin discolourations in the process!

Butterfly Pea Flower, largely responsible for the purple hue of the lotion, contains powerful antioxidants that stimulate collagen and elastin synthesis, rejuvenating the skin and reducing the signs of ageing! But here is something that you DON’T get everyday…! Microencapsulated Probiotic! A live vegan probiotic delivering healthy bacteria directly to the skin, which works to eliminate toxins and bad bacteria built up on the surface of the skin causing congestion and breakouts. Research shows that this live bacteria has the ability to grow and replicate for up to 72 hours after application, offering support against inflammation and irritation.

What benefits can people expect?

The Raw Essentials collection, covering your everyday skincare ritual, heightens your skin presentation with benefits ranging from deep hydration and nourishment, regeneration of tissues, increased radiance and detoxified skin. How many daily cleansers also double up to promote elastin and volume production?!

The Lift is a collection of targeted treatments for those looking to really ‘lift’ their skincare game and take it to new levels! Across the collection, benefits range from skin regeneration, improved elasticity, collagen and elastin production, detoxification, tissue repair, protection from free radical damage and our favourite – the delivery of live, healthy bacteria!

What has gone into it, from idea to product on shelf?

Starting a brand has been an amazing experience. I have learned many things from accounting, to supply chain, to sourcing to supplier management. Working in your own small business allows you to wear many hats and learn difference aspects of a business, not just one speciality. The brand has been seven months in the making.

We sourced our team of experts in Australia, and in conjunction with them we formulated recipes that are unique to this brand. We researched ingredients and their benefits then worked with our team of experts to curate 11 plant-based, natural, toxin-free and cruelty-free products. We sourced all the packaging, ordering many samples until we found the perfect glass bottles right here in Australia.

With natural ingredients, we recommend a shelf life of 18 months if unopened and that products are used within six months of opening so as to ensure the highest quality.

We built a website, worked our magic on social media to attract followers, who have turned into customers. We have gone through a number of rounds to perfect our product, 7 months since the idea came to mind. We sourced a team of experts, researched tirelessly to ensure we got the ingredients we wanted, sourced the packaging we knew was perfect to showcase the beautiful colours that would stand out on a bathroom shelf, built a website, tested our products on family and friends and here we are today, open for pre-sales.

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

There is definitely noise and saturation, but that does not deter us! It comes back to what makes us ‘special’ in the natural beauty market, and that is a combination of the brand philosophy and the product. You become ‘noticed’ by truly building a brand with a strong ethos. We stand by our brand, and so too do our customers as they understand and connect with our genuine nature. There are so many skincare ranges out there the are focussed on only one element, the skin, but there is so much more to it than that alone! And, our customers share the same belief.

Where can people buy RAWKANVAS?

Exclusively online here.

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