• #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.
#crystals #crystallove #naturalbeauty #energymuse #crystalsforprotection #crystalbible #energy #energyprotection #ecobeauty #ecobeautyeditor #energymuse #vibration #goddess #mindbodysoulbeauty
  • #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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#LOVELIST: 7 Age-Defying Natural Face Oils

February 19, 2013
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I’m a big fan of face oils for instant hydration, the feeling of not being weighed down (as some creams can do) and they’re great for an instant skin pick-me-up—plus they can also do double duty as a gentle eye makeup remover.

That said, all oils aren’t the same. Firstly, when looking for an oil that’s going to do what it promises, without clogging pores and doing more damage than good, it’s crucial to choose natural, and where possible, organic.

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From herbs to seeds, nature is an expert at delivering oils that come with beautiful benefits. Rosehip is a big favorite thanks to its ability to kick free radicals to the curb and work with collagen to deter early aging.

So, it’s common to see many oils containing this skin-loving ingredient. However, when seeking one to add to your bathroom cabinet, be sure to check the label for purity and potency. Choose one that’s mixed with synthetic ingredients, you’re doing your skin and health a disservice.

Other natural ingredients that top my list for inclusion in oils are avocado for its moisturizing good fats, almond for its Vitamin E content and barbary fig seed oil also for its Vitamin E, but also for its linoleic acid and betalains content, which protect against free radicals, stimulates new cell growth, and calms inflammation.

Age-Defying Natural Face Oils


Herbal Facial Oil

For sensitive to normal skin, Annmarie has crafted a potent blend of antioxidants and moisturizing oils to balance and hydrate. One of my favorites.

Made with: Love, herb oil (grapeseed oil, life everlasting, green tea, gotu kola, rosemary, calendula, lavender, milk thistle, lemon balm, licorice root, roobibos, hibiscus, rhodiola, gingko, plantain, amla, ashwaghanda, acai, goji berry, horsetail, comfrey leaves, comfrey root, rose petal, echinacea, ginseng, lotus, boswellia, blue violet), fractionated coconut oil, oleic sunflower oil, olive oil, aloe vera oil, passion fruit oil, tamanu oil, carrot seed oil, vitamin E tocopherols, evening primrose extract, seabuckthorn berry extract, red raspberry seed oil, cranberry seed oil, rosehip extract, calendula extract, buriti fruit oil, sandalwood oil, jasmine sambac oil, bergamot oil, blue chamomile oil, rosemary oleoresin.

Organic Avocado & Rosehip

The perfect oil for tired, stressed and sun-damaged skin, it infuses the skin with collagen-boosting avocado oil, which also helps ward off age spots and diminish visible lines. Added rosehip helps avocado oil target scars and wrinkles. Made in New Zealand, Antipodes is a company serious about using only natural ingredients that produce the results they promise. Cleanse your face thoroughly before applying. I love using this oil just before bed for a nighttime moisture infusion.

Made with: Active ingredients of kiwi seed oil, avocado oil, jojoba with an all-natural preservative.



Rejuvenating Rosehip Oil

Rosehip oil boasts nutrients that promote skin elasticity, suppleness, while improving moisture levels. Rose geranium is thought to enhance the skin’s clarity and purity (although it’s worth noting an oil or any beauty product alone cannot effectively do this without a nutritious and healthy wholefood diet, including regular intakes of fresh spring water). This is a great oil if you’re looking to reduce fine lines and wrinkles, lessen pigmentation and hydrate without clogging pores.

Made with: Rosehip oil, rose geranium oil and rosemary extract.



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Luscious Rosehip Oil

Designed to repair and revitalize, supermodel Miranda Kerr has has combined noni extract, organic rosehip, jasmine, rose and pomegranate oils. The combination of these additional essential oils work synergistically with the rosehip oil to provide a rich source of anti-oxidants and essential fatty acids for the skin. As Miranda says, “Essential fatty acids main function is their ability to counteract the drying effects of sun exposure and other environmental influences that lead to signs of aging and age related skin damage.”

Made with: Rosa eglantaria (Rosehip) Oil*, Simmondsia chinensis (Jojoba) oil*, Punica granatum (Pomegranate) Oil*, d-alpha Tocopheryl Acetate (Soyabean derived Natural Vitamin E), Morinda citrifolia (Noni Fruit)*, Hippophae rhamnoides (Sea Buckthorn) Oil*, Rosa damascena (Rose) Oil*, Jasminium officinalis (Jasmine) Oil*, geraniol**, citronellol**, linalool**, benzyl benzoate**, & eugenol**. **From essential oils. *Ingredient from Organic Farming


Cold Pressed Barbary Fig Seed Oil

Morocco’s barbary fig seed oil, or prickly pear, is an oil extracted from sweet fruits of the opuntia ficus-indica, a species of cactus thought to be native to Mexico. In many respects, it’s winning more followers than the ever-popular argan oil—and for good reason. Scar healing and skin soothing, barbary fig seed oil is rich in deeply moisturizing linoleic acid, which makes up 60 percent of the oil. It easily penetrates the epidermis (the outer layer of the skin) making it a good choice for use in moisturizers and other skincare products. It absorbs rapidly and leaves no greasy residue. La Bella Figura’s barbary fig seed oil wins me over every time. For all skin types.

Made with: 100% Pure Cold Pressed Organic Barbary Fig Seed Oil-ECOCERT Certified

Liquid Velvet Olive Moisture Boost Serum beauty_and_the_bees

Olive Squalane is a naturally occurring lipid from olives. Thanks to its ability to improve elasticity and foster smoothness, as well as boost cell regeneration, it’s often referred to as “Mother Nature’s facelift”. This lovely serum is great if you suffer from dry or sensitive skin and brings relief if you battle with eczema and psoriasis. Rosehip also makes an appearance in this Tasmanian-made product, as well as nut oils and meadowfoam seed oil, which boasts skin-conditioning fatty acids.

Made with: Olive Squalane, meadowfoam seed oil, rosehip seed, camellia, peach, cherry kernal oils.

Almond Facial Oil

A deeply absorbent, fragrance-free treatment that gently restores skin’s healthy balance and revives its natural protective functions. One of my favorite natural brands, Weleda has won many a fan with this beautiful facial treat that features almond oil’s easily-absorbed essential fatty acids. Other key ingredients include plum kernel oil for its balancing and soothing properties, as well as high levels of antioxidants and vitamins A and E. Skin-strengthening blackthorn flower extract also helps to tone and protect.

Made with: Prunus Amygdalus Dulcis (Sweet Almond) Oil, Prunus Domestica (Plum) Seed Oil, Prunus Spinosa (Blackthorn) Flower Extract.

  • Beatriz Lopez
    February 23, 2013 at 6:30 am

    I LOVE Annmarie Gianni’s products 🙂 They are truly the best I have ever used! The herbal facial oil for normal/combo skin, though not marketed as such, is truly an anti-aging oil. I love it along with her anti-aging oil & anti-aging serum (both phenomenal!). The anti-aging eye cream is a miracle worker! Her aloe-herb facial cleanser did completely away with my super dry & uncomfortable skin! And pretty much everything else I have tried from her line blows me away!!

    • Shannon
      February 23, 2013 at 10:33 am

      I’m so with you Beatriz! Annmarie’s line is so pure and each product really is nature in a jar. I’m a huge fan. Stay tuned for an interview with Annmarie on the blog soon!

  • Mary
    February 25, 2013 at 5:02 pm

    Have you ladies tried Elabloom facial oil? They have a body oil too, they’re both devine!!

    • Shannon
      February 25, 2013 at 5:07 pm

      Oh fabulous! I haven’t tried it, but thanks for the heads up Mary. It’s now on the radar!

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