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  • #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.
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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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Pantry Pretty Superfoods

August 24, 2014

While all of our organs work hard to eliminate the toxins of daily living that come from foods and environment as well as beauty and household products, our largest organ—the skin—is our first line of defense. So, what we put on it matters greatly to our health and whether we support our body to detoxify or not.

After years of trialing toxic beauty products, I now have a very simple rule when it comes to what I’m willing to put on my skin: If I can eat it, I can wear it.

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While mindful companies are coming to the eco beauty party, releasing products that have been consciously devised with consumers and the environment in mind, there’s also a way to maintain your beauty routine without spending big dollars.

Your kitchen pantry and fridge are actually the best beauty cabinets you could ever own. Many naturally grown, organic wholefoods make for nourishing cleansers, moisturisers and masks, leaving the skin feeling refreshed an soft.

A simple Google search will return hundreds of DIY beauty treatments that use wholefoods as their ingredients. However, if you’re keen to delve a little deeper into “food as beauty” territory, head to your local health store to pick up some more exotic foods that might not already be in your pantry, but have the ability to reap big beauty benefits.

Some of my favourite superfood beauty treatments include:

Extra Virgin Cold Pressed Coconut Oil

This is a superb all-over face, body and hair moisturiser, and helps the skin eliminate fungus and bacteria. It also does double duty as an eye make-up remover.

Noni

Noni, or Morinda citrifolia if you prefer, is a tropical fruit found mostly in the South Pacific, where it has been used for centuries thanks to its many health benefits. Roughly the size of a potato, noni varies in color from white to yellow to green. While it has been marketed widely as a cure-all for just about every ailment known to man, it does have significant health benefits from bolstering the immune system to decreasing blood pressure and improving digestion.

Hawaiians crush down the ripened fruit and bathe in it. Why? Because it helps to repair and regenerate the cells, thanks to its anti-inflammatory, anti-bacterial and anti-fungal properties. If you suffer from rashes or acne, noni does wonders to soothe the inflammation while warding off bacteria. It can also rid pain caused by sprains, stings and burns.

How to Take a Noni Bath

Depending on how much water you like to bathe in, you’ll need about three to six ounces of pure, raw organic noni juice. To get the most out of your noni bath, you’ll need to soak for at least 20 minutes, so be sure to light some candles and put some calming music on and make it a complete pamper session.

If you have a stash of dried and ground or fresh noni leaves on hand, turn your tub into a tea bath and again, soak for at least 20 minutes.

A great pre-preparation before your noni bath? Simply mash up the fruit to create a natural body mask. Then wash it off as you soak in the bath and continue to reap its benefits.

Aloe Vera

There’s little wonder this ancient plant is used in so many beauty products. Not only is it high in amino acids, which build great muscle tone, aloe vera is also an anti-viral, anti-bacterial and anti-inflammatory. Its enzymes promote better digestion, and it’s also high in antioxidant-rich vitamins A, C and E.

Aloe has a pH balance that’s almost skin identical, making it the perfect gentle, yet powerful, addition to a regular beauty routine. Besides its healing properties that eases the likes of dermatitis, eczema, psoriasis, sunburn, blisters and ulcers, it’s also a great skin exfoliant, which in turn encourages blood to circulate to the skin and allowing to new skin regenerate more quickly.

How to Apply Aloe Vera

Cut back the inner leaf and scrape out the gel-like substance inside. Apply the gel directly to the skin and leave on the skin for 15 minutes or longer. No time for DIY? Buy your own aloe here.

Chia Seeds

A complete protein source, chia seeds also boast 60 percent omega-3 fatty acids, which isn’t only great for skin, but also brain health. Known widely as a superfood, chia seeds are a simple yet nourishing addition to smoothies, adding all-important fiber content. Used topically, chia’s fatty acid content directly benefits the cellular health of the skin.

A Simple Chia Beauty Fix

When soaked in water, chia seeds develop a gel-like coating. Simply soak, blend and apply as a facemask or dip your hands into a bowl of the mixture. Chia can also be mixed with avocado.

Hair

The products we choose to put on our hair can also support detox, or not. Products are absorbed through the scalp, into the bloodstream and eventually to the liver. Filled with toxins and you’re body has to work overtime to rid itself of the foreign chemicals—they’re also washed into the waterways adding to an already polluted ecosystem.

I recently wrote an article for WellBeing magazine about dry shampoo and shared some DIY recipes that you can literally make by spending a little more time in the kitchen.

Here are just a few:

Baking Soda & Oatmeal: Combine one part ground oatmeal to one part baking soda. Massage into your roots. Brush well from roots to tips to ensure mixture is removed.

Cornmeal, Orrisroot & Almonds: Combine one tablespoon of cornmeal with one tablespoon of orrisroot, and one tablespoon of very finely ground almonds. Be sure to brush hair well before massaging through, concentrating on the roots. This is a great mixture for especially oily hair. Brush out well.

Cheesecloth: Skip ingredients and get your hands on a decent size of cheesecloth. Wrap it around a natural bristled brush and work through your hair, focussing on the roots. Cheesecloth is very absorbent is great at removing dirt and oil.

TIPS

• Brunettes can opt for a dark powder base, such as cocoa, to ensure any leftover dry shampoo residue isn’t visible.

• If you’re looking for a little extra volume, an at-home dry shampoo with flour as the base can help. Wheat and oat flour are good choices.

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