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Australian Clean Beauty

So, what is Australian Clean Beauty?

To me, it’s everything from ingredients, to packaging being zero waste to zero emissions and being carbon neutral.

Obviously, it means products are being made using only organic and natural ingredients, nothing synthetic or toxic. There is absolutely no harsh chemicals or artificial fragrances in our products just pure kind ingredients straight from mother nature and ethically sourced.

I get so frustrated when I see the so called ‘clean beauty’ out there – first ingredient water, last ingredient synthetic, preservatives, fillers, plastics, all that sort of stuff. I am a big believer in researching ingredients, you should know what you are putting on your skin.

Transparency is also important to me, as I feel there is a lot of greenwashing out there and consumers are being misled constantly, with false truths.

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So, we don’t contain any synthetics, no GMOs, no animal testing and cruelty free. Also, we don’t sell products in areas that are going to test our products on animals.

So many people are ‘cruelty free’. They say they’re cruelty free yet they sell into territories who are going to test their products on animals!

So, I call bullshit people – bullshit!

Do your research!

I know everybody has a different idea of clean beauty. It’s a combination of everything. I believe it’s also how the company operates and the culture within the company. It’s all of the environmental factors.

In terms of our packaging, most of our packaging is now PCR (Post Consumer Recyclable) and the remaining is in conversion to. Which means we are packing our products in tubes and bottles, using recycled materials and sugar cane pulp.

Now I’m not saying we’re perfect, but we’re certainly trying our hardest to get on the way to being clean in every aspect for the earth and we’re moving forward in that direction.

Make sure kindness is your number one foundation. Kindness isn’t a weakness; it isn’t soft and fluffy… Kindness is having the guts to stand up for those who don’t have a voice for themselves.

Clean Beauty to me is:

STRENGTH

HONESTY

TRANSPARENCY

As I said we’re not claiming to be perfect but we’re really trying in all areas and if we find an area that we have fault in, we address it.

That’s what Australian Clean Beauty means to me.

Let food be thy medicine and medicine be thy food

Gold Coast mums unite to spread organic awareness and convince more of the population to re-visit organics.

No longer just a passing hippy fad, the organic movement is here to stay. Organic foods are simply foods without multiple toxic sprays. As demand continues to grow for organic options, the more affordable it’s becoming.

Sonya Driver, Founder of Gold Coast based global business, Eco Tan, recently paid a visit to local business owner, Bec from ‘A Life to Live’. A Life to Live are located in Varsity Lakes on the Gold Coast and deliver organic food boxes to your home. Sonya wanted to gather easy organic tips and knowledge to share with her eco-aware audience for Organic Awareness Month.

GOLD COAST MUMS SPREADING ORGANIC AWARENESS

Sonya and Bec are both inspirational forerunners in health and organic products. They were also both single mums who worked hard to build their own futures. All while providing affordable alternatives for organic living.

Sonya started Eco Tan eight years ago with the first ever certified organic tanning product in Australia. She has since grown this little Gold Coast tan business into a global empire. Eco Tan now includes a large range of products including body care, natural sun care and soon to launch organic skin care.

A SHARED PASSION

When Sonya met Bec through a friend their shared passion and life journey created an immediate connection. Inspired by Bec’s simple concept of delivering fresh organic food to your doorstep, Sonya has been a loyal customer ever since. Bec is passionate about families changing the way they eat, and ditching all processed foods. Did you know that of the 8000 pesticides registered for use in Australian agriculture over 80 are banned in Europe?! It’s a frightening statistic. But when you can buy a large head of organic broccoli for only $2.05, now is clearly the time for people to re-consider organic eating.

SET FOR EXPANSION

Bec is in the midst of opening a chain of affordable toxic free organic fruit, vegetable and coffee stores across the Gold Coast. With her sights set on expanding to Sydney, there is no stopping super-woman Bec from spreading her organic awareness message far and wide.

Bravo to these passionate eco-crusaders. They continue to educate and create an eco-friendly and organically aware world…one broccoli at a time!

 

Hawaiian Goddess and Human Sunshine

Leiona shares how her love for Lei making created our unique Eco Tan handmade flower crowns

You may have noticed in our most recent Eco Tan & Eco By Sonya Driver shoot, Sonya and our models wore the most amazing handmade flower crowns or should we say handmade “ingredient” crowns. If you haven’t seen the shots, check out the stunning images on our Instagram!

One of Sonya’s divine friends, Leiona, created these handmade flower crowns herself using only beautiful organic and natural ingredients that you will find in our organic products!