• #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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Look Younger with an Ultimate Beauty Detox

March 26, 2018
It is possible to defy the calendar and look younger, but you need to start from within.

The pursuit to look younger need not stop at the skincare counter. There’s a better way to retain or bring back that youthful glow, and it starts from within.

Looking great and feeling vibrant are a package deal say the experts, and achieving both is more simple (and fun) than you might think.

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Fast-paced living, unhealthy fuels and lack of sleep all contribute to accelerated ageing, from lifeless skin and limp hair to excess weight and energy slumps.

You’ve burned the midnight oil and wake the next morning longing for your trusty double soy latté, the daily antidote to your lack of energy and fuzzy thinking. While a quick fix is guaranteed, the long-term effects of burning the candle at both ends—and all that comes with it—can not only be detrimental to our health, but also to our skin, hair and nails. Over time, it’s a recipe for what the experts simply call “accelerated ageing”.

Yet it’s the little shifts that can not only contribute to the reversal of damage caused by a life of excess, but also help us to look younger, say some experts, who are bucking society’s accepted ageing criteria with a healthy lifestyle that incorporates organic whole foods, clean spring water, gentle exercise and positive thinking. Sixty, it seems, is fast becoming the new 30.


For Mimi Kirk, who was once named PETA’s sexiest vegetarian over 50, 79 is the new 49, thanks largely to her diet and belief that age is simply a number. Her “grow old gracefully” philosophy has caught the attention of not only the world’s media, but also her many fans who look to the California girl, with her long golden locks and smooth skin, for lifestyle tips that will help them follow her youthful lead to look younger.

Mimi, who recently released her fourth book, Raw-Vitalize, says green drinks are one of her staples to look younger as is regular detoxing, where she (temporarily) cuts out all fats and oils and allows her body to rest and cleanse with organic juices and light salads—a seven-day “fast” that fosters vibrant energy, clear thinking and great skin. All recipes that have helped her literally feel and look younger.

“I juice for breakfast, eat a large veggie salad for lunch with herbs, some lemon or a squeeze of orange or a freshly juiced apple for dressing,” she says. “For dinner I make a juice soup and warm it up a little. A spicy tomato soup with cucumbers, sweet red pepper, celery, broccoli and some spices of choice can be a very satisfying meal.”

We do not have to give up anything as we age—our looks, our energy or our passions.

She adds: “I believe it’s all about what you put in your body, some exercise and staying away from foods like coffee, alcohol, processed foods and of course fast or fried foods of any kind—fresh, organic fruits and vegetables will make one’s skin beautiful.”

With her boyfriend Mike Mendell, 59, by her side, Mimi says attitude is an important part of the healthy living process and that the biggest misconception about ageing is that “we have to give in and give up”.

“Another misconception is that you have to look and act in a certain way,” she says. “If you change your diet to raw foods, cut out animal products and processed foods, you will feel so much younger and healthier… with all that energy you will forget about your age and not dwell on a few wrinkles here and there. We do not have to give up anything as we age—our looks, our energy or our passions.”

Fasting and juice cleanses may help you look younger


It’s a sentiment echoed by Kimberly Snyder, one of Hollywood’s leading nutritionists and yoga teachers who spends her days on film sets helping the likes of Drew Barrymore, Chris Hemsworth, Teresa Palmer and Owen Wilson to not only detox, but shift their everyday diets to one that will give them authentic beauty in the form of lasting energy, an inner vibrancy and clear skin.

Kimberly, who started her own natural health journey while living in Sydney, has developed an easy-to-achieve lifestyle and beauty detox plan for her celebrity clients that cuts out any need to micromanage their food intake in order to look their best. It’s a healthy living plan that comes together in her celebrity-endorsed (think Dr Mehmet Oz, Hilary Duff, Fergie and others) book, The Beauty Detox Solution.

“Many programs focus on what I call the ‘surface’ evaluations of foods… how many calories, grams of carbs or protein a food has,” she says. “It’s simply not true that women need to micromanage and count everything they eat in order to look their best. It actually leads to what I call the ‘old skinny’ look, where you can be thin but look much older in your face—what’s the good in being a small size if you look 10 years older?”

There are many foods, Kimberly says, that people believe are healthy, but are not helping them in any way to look younger, rather contribute to accelerated ageing.

“Many of us are stuck in this vicious cycle where the food you think is healthy and helping you look your best is actually ageing you more,” she says. “I bet if you opened up your fridge you’d see foods you think are good for you, like low-fat yoghurt, free-range chicken and cage-free eggs. But when you look in the mirror in the morning—and this is especially the ladies before we put on layers of foundation and concealer—you’ll see just how ageing these foods really are in the form of dull skin, dark circles, and fine lines and wrinkles you see staring back at you.”

Her beauty detox program, she explains, encourages a “more natural, holistic approach to food”, in which you eat an abundance of healthy foods that are easy for the body to digest, freeing up your “beauty energy” to fight the effects of ageing to look younger and help you lose weight.

It’s simply not true that women need to micromanage and count everything they eat in order to look their best. It actually leads to what I call the ‘old skinny’ look, where you can be thin but look much older in your face.

The Beauty Detox Solution is not about specific foods, rather it teaches a whole different approach to eating that maximises beauty energy and increases the beautifying vitamins and minerals you eat every day,” Kimberly adds. “I’m not asking you to go on a liquid diet for a week that leaves you tired and hungry. You’ll eat real, satisfying and delicious food every day, but you’ll also be cleansing on an ongoing basis, which is really the only effective way to have a truly beautiful and healthy body for the long term.”


It’s not just low energy and dull skin that are the results of an unhealthy lifestyle, says Dr Gabriel Cousens, founder of the Tree of Life Rejuvenation Center in Arizona, USA. He lists many symptoms that can contribute to ageing before our time, including bad breath, skin manifestations, headaches, weight gain, allergies, fungal infections, gastrointestinal conditions, sciatica, various forms of lower back pain, irritability, anxiety, insomnia, depression and generally feeling unwell.

“These symptoms can all be indications of a system overloaded by mental and physical toxins,” he says. “Because of the toxicity of the inner environment of our bodies and the outer environments we live in, it is safe to say that all of us have some stored toxins in our system. As one shifts to a healthier diet and away from a flesh-centered one, the stored toxins begin to come out of the tissues.”

Dr Cousens recommends a vegetarian diet, with an emphasis on living foods, as a powerful way to detox. However, he stresses the importance of transitioning slowly away from a mostly “flesh-centered” diet to avoid what’s known as a healing crisis, where the toxins leave the body at a rapid rate, leaving the person feeling worse than when they started.

Speeding up the recovery from a healing crisis is facilitated by daily enemas, plenty of rest, taking in alkalinising fluids such as fruit and vegetable juices—which neutralise acid toxins—and maintaining a positive attitude, he explains.

“I often observe in fasting participants that concentration improves, creative thinking expands, depression lifts, insomnia ceases, anxieties fade, minds become more tranquil, and the natural joy of living begins to reappear.”

Drinking plenty of water is a vital key if you want to look younger.


From superfoods to supplements, adding the right nutrition to your diet can put you on the fast track to feeling fabulous. Choosing those that turn the clock backwards, rather than accelerate it, is first a matter of knowing your avocados from your carrots.

According to wholefood and nutrition expert Don Tolman, all foods, as they are grown in nature, possess “superfood” qualities, but there are some that are particularly suited to anti-ageing, thanks to their antioxidants, good fats and all-round hefty nutritional profiles.

Apricots, for example, are loaded with beta-carotene, iron, fibre, Vitamin C, several B vitamins as well as more than 8,000 nutritionally beneficial components that are not only beautifying but also aid with longevity.

“It has been claimed by some cultures that dried apricots are the secret to living to 120 years and beyond,” says Don, adding that when dried, apricots’ nutrients become concentrated.

“This idea comes from the Hunzas, a tribe living in the Himalayas. They eat fresh apricots in season and dry them to eat during their long, cold winter. In the Hunza community, health problems like cancer, heart disease, high blood pressure and high cholesterol do not exist!”

Editor’s note: be sure to buy dried apricots that are preserved naturally, without sulphites. Sulphites can cause allergies in some people. What to look for: Dried apricots should be dark in colour, not bright orange.

Other beneficial foods to add to your diet during a beauty detox:

Avocados: Known widely as Mother Nature’s moisturiser, avocados are brimming with good fats and phytonutrients, which are beneficial when eaten and applied topically.

Flax seeds: Boasting essential Omega 3 fatty acids, which are great for the skin, ground flax seeds are also great for their protein, dietary fibre and cell-loving lignins.

Chia seeds: Nutritional powerhouses, the humble and ancient chia boasts anti-ageing benefits, such as keeping bones strong, improving energy and stamina and improved vision, while helping you absorb vitamins from other foods.

Berries: Packed with the powerful antioxidant Vitamin C, which is said to stimulate collagen production, up your intake of organic blueberries, raspberries and blackberries.

Avocados are a look younger superfood

Walnuts: As good for your skin as they are for your brain, walnuts boast alpha linoleic acid that contributes to healthy, glowing skin which can in turn help you look younger.

Green tea: 200 times more powerful than Vitamin E when it comes to fighting free radicals, green tea helps regulate weight while cleansing the body and fostering clear skin.

Kale: Rich in calcium, kale is a must if you want great hair, beautiful skin and strong bones. It’s also full of phytonutrients that protect against excessive sun exposure, and carotenoids that are great for the eyes.

Broccoli: With its protective effects against cancer and other diseases, broccoli is also said to be a great cellulite fighter, thanks to its alpha lipoic acid content.


Changing your lifestyle, one habit at a time, will more likely lead to long-term success say many longevity experts, truly helping you to look younger. Being kind to yourself as you take steps to rid the toxins from your body is an important part of the process and will make the changes feel more like a journey of discovery, rather than a diet of restriction.

Here are some simple habits that you can add to your every day that over time can make big changes to how you feel and look. These form part of an ultimate beauty detox:

  • Do daily body brushing before you shower in the morning to slough away dead skin cells and promote blood circulation. This daily habit is fantastic if your goal is to look younger.
  • Use only organic, natural cosmetics on your skin—your body’s largest organ. Whatever we slather on the outside ends up on the inside.
  • Get some sun time, sans sunscreen. While excess sun may not always be ideal, it’s important to spend time outdoors without any chemical lotions in order to get your daily dose of Vitamin D, which helps the body absorb calcium. Be sure to kick your shoes off while doing this, connecting your feet to the earth (otherwise known as grounding).
  • Add fermented foods to your plate to ensure your body gets all-important doses of good bacteria, which not only promote smooth, vibrant skin, but also help your internal organs maintain good health.
  • Take time out in nature to de-stress. Soaking in natural mineral pools is also a great way to unwind and give your skin an instant and detoxifying boost.

Kimberly Snyder’s Glowing Green Smoothie

Kimberly’s signature smoothie is fabulous during a beauty detox regime, but also as part of an everyday meal plan. Be sure to rotate your greens.

1 1/2 cups water
1 head organic romaine lettuce, chopped
3-4 stalks organic celery
1/2 head of a large bunch or 3/4 of a small bunch of spinach
1 organic apple, cored and chopped
1 organic pear, cored and chopped
1 organic banana
Juice of 1/2 fresh organic lemon

1/3 bunch organic cilantro (stems okay)
1/3 bunch organic parsley (stems okay)

Add the water and chopped head of romaine to the blender. Starting the blender at low speed, mix until smooth. Gradually moving to higher speeds, add the celery, apple and pear. Add the cilantro and parsley, if you are choosing to add them. Add the banana and lemon juice last.

This smoothie tastes yummy. The fruit and lemon cut right though the grass taste.

Feel free to mix and match different greens and fruits, as these two specific food groups combine well.

The Glowing Green Smoothie to help you look younger.

Mimi Kirk’s Beautifying Kale Salad

(all organic)

1 bunch kale, stems removed, ribbon cut

1 cucumber, peeled and cut in small chunks

1/2 avocado, cut in chunks

In a bowl, combine the following ingredients and blend with a wire whisk:

3 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil

2 tablespoons lemon juice

a dash of gluten free Tamari

1 small clove of garlic, crushed

Black pepper to taste

Salt to taste if needed

Pour over salad and blend well

The Ultimate Beauty Detox originally appeared in Australia’s leading holistic lifestyle magazine, WellBeing.

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