• #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.

#mascara #naturalmascara #naturalmascaras #eyemakeup #lashes #lusciouslashes #lashlove #eyes #pure #naturalbeauty #bestmascaras #healthybeauty #cleanbeauty #organicbeauty #beautyeditor #organic #vegan #crueltyfree #ecobeautyeditor
  • #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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Nature & Health Natural Beauty Awards Announced

December 17, 2015
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The Nature & Health ninth annual Natural Beauty Awards were the biggest yet, with more than 600 entrants. Meet the favourites for 2016. Have you tried one or more of these natural beauties? Let us know why you love them in the comments!

Natural Beauty Awards, The Winners

1. Cleanser

Winner: Goodness Everyday Cream Cleanser,
Why we love it: With all the goodness of certified organic chia seed, avocado and coconut oils, and apple extract, you’ll be prepped for what comes next, day or night.
Highly commended: Morgan Annie Organic Gel Cleanser ( has quandong and papaya extracts to gently dissolve dead cells and soften skin; Emergin-C Scientific Organic Kombucha Cleanser ( uses grape stem cells, spirulina, and green and white tea extracts to tone and smooth.

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2. Toner

Winner: Live Clean Refreshing Facial Toner, for stockists call 1800 137 480
Why we love it: A silky toner that refines pores and gently exfoliates, this helps restore natural pH balance, leaving skin bright and radiant.
Highly commended: Environ AVST Moisturising Toner ( leaves skin feeling clean, smooth and moist; Dr Hauschka Clarifying Toner ( contains anti-inflammatory daisy and anthyllis.


3. Day cream

Winner: La Mav Hyaluronan Moisture Creme,
Why we love it: With clever ingredients like hyaluronic acid (to plump skin) and essential fatty acids from Moroccan and argan oils, this is hydrating, protective, and anti-ageing.
Highly commended: Karinda Nourishing Moisturiser ( is luxurious yet lightweight, with antioxidant-rich Kakadu Plum; Trilogy Ultra Hydrating Face Cream ( contains a unique, nutritive rosehip oil-based complex, Rosapene.


4. Serum

Winner: Citrus & Kale Potent C+E Serum,
Why we love it: A cocktail of superfoods – citrus, leafy greens, avocado – become super skincare ingredients in this fast-absorbing serum to prevent free radical damage.
Highly commended: Me by Skin Naturale ( uses alpine plant extracts and liquorice for a noticeable brightening effect; Musq Revitalise Serum ( is a delectable blend of sea buckthorn berry and pomegranate to promote healing and repair.

5. Night cream

Winner: Qsilica Beauty Sleep Night Cream,
Why we love it: Essential oils of lavender and geranium help you to relax, while the skin is nourished with shea butter, avocado, calendula and jojoba oils during sleep.
Highly commended: RosehipPLUS Nourishing Night Cream ( is rich in anti-ageing vitamins A and C and essential fatty acids; Lavera Anti-Age Night Cream ( contains certified organic almond oil, shea butter, and rose flower water.


6. Facial scrub

Winner: Zk’in Clarifying Exfoliator,
Why we love it: Free from microbeads that pollute waterways, this product-with-a-conscience uses waste from the coffee industry to polish skin, while organic aloe and oats ensure a silky after-feel.
Highly commended: Ivadore Revive Exfoliating Pearl Polish ( uses pearl powder to soften, firm, and rejuvenate skin; The Jojoba Company Jojoba Bead & Bamboo Exfoliant ( has a 2-in-1 action, first removing dead skin cells, then polishing.


7. Eye cream

Winner: Cosima Flawless Eye Cream,
Why we love it: With clinically proven botanical actives like aloe, vitamin B3, hibiscus and rosehip extracts, this has a noticeable firming and brightening effect.
Highly commended: OrganicSpa Eye Balm ( contains ribose, an innovative ingredient derived from corn sugar that improves skin elasticity; Abeeco Revitalising Eye Serum ( uses evening primrose oil and vitamin E to nourish the eye area.

8. Body lotion

Winner: Kosmea Rose Body Lotion,
Why we love it: The combination of skin-loving shea butter, gotu kola, and rosehip oil plus the sensory bliss of rose essential oil is hard to improve upon – beautiful!
Highly commended: Earth & Body Vanilla Chai Nourishing Cream ( is infused with anti-inflammatory cinnamon and antibacterial manuka honey; Dr Bronner’s Organic Lavender Lotion ( is an oldie but a goodie, leaving skin soft, supple, fragrant, and never greasy.


9. Shower gel

Winner: Grown Alchemist Body Cleanser,
Why we love it: A sensuous and aromatic blend of neroli, rosemary and tangerine oils, this leaves skin thoroughly clean, refreshed and toned, without dryness.
Highly commended: Embalm Body Wash ( contains shea butter, honey and vitamin E to cleanse and soften; Green People Shower Gel (, with organic avocado, almond, mandarin and bergamot, is a little touch of luxury every day.


10. Hand cream

Winner: Vanessa Megan Peruvian Flower Hand Cream,
Why we love it: A lush blend of certified organic aloe vera and camellia, coconut and jojoba oils, this is scented with uplifting mandarin and sweet vanilla – gorgeous!
Highly commended: Burt’s Bees Almond Milk Beeswax Cream ( is super-rich and sweet-scented; Be Natural Hand Cream ( is quickly absorbed and smells divine.Vanessa-Megan-Peruvian-Flower-Hand-and-Body-Cream_grande


11. Body scrub

Winner: Natura Siberica Honey Body Scrub,
Why we love it: Sea buckthorn oil nourishes the skin, buckwheat honey boosts elasticity and firmness, and sage extract tones and eliminates toxins.
Highly commended: Weleda Birch Body Scrub ( is rich in flavonoids to smooth skin and reduce cellulite; Pevonia Saltmousse ( is an amazing aroma-sensory experience – as the salt dissolves, the tropical extracts and negative ions are absorbed by the skin.

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12. Deodorant

Winner: Perfect Potion Active Deodorant,
Why we love it: All-natural and super-reliable, this blend of naturally antibacterial essential
oils will keep you feeling fresh all day.
Highly commended: Be Confident ( contains naturally deodorising lavender and lemongrass oils; Healthy Armpits ( is toxin-free and handmade in Australia.

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13. Shampoo

Winner: Miessence Desert Flower Shampoo,
Why we love it: With yucca extract to boost shine and improve hair strength and resilience and a lovely aroma of fresh lime, this certified organic formula is suitable for all hair types.
Highly commended: Hanz de Fuko Natural Shampoo ( stimulates the scalp with white and red tea extracts and seaweed, helping to promote hair growth; Vanessa Megan Tangerine Shampoo ( contains nettle and horsetail to strengthen hair and is scented with ylang ylang and mandarin.


14. Conditioner

Winner: Pure Hair Food Boost Your Hair Volume Conditioner,
Why we love it: Long-lasting and naturally volumising, this boosts body and shine and repairs damage, thanks to African shea butter and wheat protein.
Highly commended: Trilogy Smooth & Nourish Conditioner ( uses coconut and camellia oils to nourish and smooth hair; Green People Irritated Scalp Conditioner ( is an intensive formula that gives soft, manageable hair.


15. Lip balm

Winner: Inika Organic Ultimate Lip Balm,
Why we love it: The combination of silky vegan waxes and certified organic oils of peppermint, coconut and sunflower deliver long-lasting conditioning and protection.
Highly commended: The Beauty Chef’s Beauty Fix Balm ( uses camellia and rosehip oils to hydrate lips; for every Cocokind Organic Lip Balm ( sold, a percentage of profits is used to give clean water, food and books to needy children.


  • Carole
    March 22, 2016 at 9:25 pm

    Burts bee products shouldn’t be on your list
    Their parent company sells in China therefore they allow animal testing
    Always check the parent company if they stock in China

    • Shannon
      March 23, 2016 at 6:19 am

      Hi Carole, thanks so much for highlighting this – yes you’re absolutely right, Burt’s Bees was sold to their now parent company Clorox, who does test on animals when selling in China for some of their other product lines. Apparently Burts Bees the brand does not. But I agree, if we’re voting for a brand with our dollars we’re effectively voting for whatever company owns them – and their ethics. These awards aren’t run by Eco Beauty Editor (we were just announcing who won) so unfortunately we didn’t get a say in who’s on the list. In saying that, I’ll make notes to highlight this type of important information in future. With thanks, Shannon

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