Fake tan has become a staple all around the world, although a lot of fake tans contain some nasty ingredients. Eco Tan contains no synthetics or toxic ingredients, which are present in almost every fake tan on the market. Eco Tan is certified organic, cruelty-free and whenever possible uses natural ink and recycled paper that are friendly to our environment. Eco Tan uses cacao, herbs, flower extract, fruit extract and chamomile to create their beautiful colours.
Use the Invisible Tan for a quick and beautiful tan within one day. It is an organic moisturiser that nourishes your skin without any synthetics or toxic ingredients. It has a lovely soft note of Roseflower and is suitable for face and body.
Winter Skin is a daily nourisher that dries instantly and builds to a beautiful honey tan after a couple of applications. Winter Skin is great for fair skinned people.
Apply either Winter Skin or Invisible tan to clean dry skin. Winter Skin can be used as a daily moisturiser to give you that extra golden glow which slowly builds each day you use it. This is great for those with fairer skin tones as it gradually becomes as dark as you would like it to be.
The Invisible Tan is used more for that special occasion or when you just want an immediate silky tanned look to your skin. You must leave the lotion on for 8 hours before showering, as the tan keeps developing for 24 hours. It can also be applied 2-3 times a week, and the best bit is it won't stain your beautifully white sheets if you sleep in it.
"Thank you Eco Tan for my healthy glow, this is truly the best tan I have ever had!It is relief to find a true organic tan without that awful fake tan smell. Congratulations Eco Tan on being a true Australian Organic product."
- Natalie Gruzlewski (TV Personality, Australia)
"The best fake tan is Organic Eco Tan. Other fake tans can be so full of chemicals, and it is dangerous that people think they are a good alternative to the sun. However, the reality is that the sun doesn't shine all the time, and there are certain times when you need an instant tan. Being a certified organic product, made from all natural ingredients, Eco Tan is the only fake tan that I recommend to anyone."
- Jess Ainscough (The Wellness Warrior)
"Just wanted to let you know that the Eco Tan I bought is marvellous, it smells divine and it has given me a light tan already, and best of all it’s not orange!"
- Bryony Ladds (Auckland, NZ)
Eco Tan was founded 3 years ago after the founder Sonya Driver's sister was diagnosed with melanoma at age 30. Still wanting a tan but without the risk from UV, Sonya and her sister sought the next best thing and started having spray tans. They then however became concerned about the ingredients they were constantly covering themselves with, and after much research, realised the danger from these chemicals was as dangerous as the melanoma itself. After thousands of hours researching and formulating Sonya put together a solution that is not only beautiful it is also safe and free from all things nasty and artificial. Her colours are made from natural Cacao (Chocolate), herbs, flower extracts, fruit extracts and chamomile. Not only are Eco Tan products natural, they also contain over 70% certified organic ingredients.
Eco Tan are an Australian based family owned and operated company, and are the first and only organic tan to be certified by the Organic Food Chain (OFC). The OFC is an Australian organic government approved certifier that specialises in food grade certification - ie a very high benchmark to meet! Eco Tan also honour our environment, and where possible use veggie inks and recycled paper. It is their aim to bring you a range of products that not only will you love, but also have as little impact on Mother Nature as possible.
Dr. Bronner’s 18-in-1 Unscented Pure-Castile Soap is good for just about any cleaning task. Face, body, hair & dishes, laundry, mopping, pets—clean your house and body with no synthetic preservatives, detergents or foaming agents—none! Choose your own fragrances when you add some of our beloved essential oils, plus you'll get all the topical benefits from them too!
With no added fragrance and double the olive oil, this Unscented Pure-Castile Liquid Soap is good for sensitive skin & babies too (though not tear-free!). Dr. Bronner's soap is concentrated, biodegradable, versatile and effective. Made with organic and certified fair trade ingredients, packaged in a 100% post-consumer recycled bottle. All-One!
Want to learn how to make your own home cleaning and beauty products? Come to one of my natural health workshops! More details here.
Dilute! Dilute! But how much? Here is a quick reference. None of this is a hard and fast rule. If your stuff is really dirty or your water is really hard, then you may want to use more than the recommended amount. However, this should get you started. You’ll notice that for some applications, we recommend pre-diluting the soap – combining the soap with water in a container. For other applications, the soap is diluted by the water present in the situation. It’s a matter of personal preference. Keep in mind that if you predilute, you are also diluting the preservative (tocopherols – vitamin E), so the shelf life drops. Use within a couple weeks. And yes, there are 18 uses here.
Face: 2-3 drops on wet hands, applied to wet face.
Body: one small squirt on a wet washcloth, applied to a wet body.
Hair: ½ Tbsp. in your hand, worked into wet hair, or dilute ½ Tbsp. in ½ a cup of water and work that into wet hair.
Bath: Completely depends upon water amount, but roughly 2 Tbsp. soap in an average sized tub. (Doesn’t bubble, but still cleans).
Shaving: Face – 10 drops; Underarms – 3 drops; Legs – ½ tsp; Work to a lather in wet hands and then apply to area.
Teeth: 1 drop on a toothbrush. (Yes, it tastes like soap.)
Foot Bath: 1½ tsp. in a small tub of hot water.
Clearing Congestion: 1 Tbsp. in a bowl of steamy hot water. Breathe in mist with a towel draped over the head.
Dishes (hand washing): Pre-dilute 1:10 with water. Squirt on a scrub brush and scrub dishes.
Laundry: 1/3—1/2 c. of soap for a large load in a normal washer. Add ½ c. vinegar to the rinse cycle. Use half of these amounts for HE.
Mopping: ½ c. of soap in 3 gallons of hot water.
All-purpose cleaning: ¼ c. soap in a quart of water in a spray bottle. Add ¼ tsp. tea tree essential oil if desired.
Windows: 1 Tbsp. soap in a quart of water in a spray bottle. Follow up with pure club soda, or half vinegar/ half water.
Toilet: Predilute 1:4 with water in a squirt bottle. Add ¼ tsp. tea tree oil. Empty toilet, squirt bowl thoroughly, sprinkle baking soda on the brush, scrub bowl, let sit 10 minutes, turn water on, flush.
Fruit and Veggie Rinse: 1 dash (approx.. ¼ tsp.) in a bowl of water. Dunk produce and swish. Then rinse in clear water.
Dog washing: Amount varies widely depending on size, hair type and length, and overall dirtiness. I wet my dog thoroughly, then start to work in castile soap up and down their body until I have a good lather. Really massage it in down to the skin. Your dog will thank you for it.
Plant spray for bugs: 1 Tbsp. in a quart of water. Add ½ tsp. cayenne pepper or cinnamon, if desired.
Ant spray (not on plants): ¼ c. tea tree soap in a quart of water. (This concentration will burn plants.)
"I seriously love how it lathers into a pile of bubbles. It makes my skin feel clean and perfectly balanced. It's the best thing to use for shaving soap out there!"
- Nicholas (United States)
"I wash my face with this every day and this is amazing! Better than any other face wash I've used!"
- Julie (Australia)
Dr. Bronner's work with six core values at their company 1) Work hard and grow. 2) Do right by customers. 3) Treat employees like family. 4) Be fair to suppliers. 5) Treat the Earth like home. 6) Fund & fight for what's right. Sounds all good by us! They use only the purest organic and fair trade ingredients—most products vegan and certified to the same organic standards as food! No synthetic preservatives, no foaming agents. Body, hair, face, mouth & teeth—food, dishes, laundry, mopping, pets—Dr. Bronner’s is the very best for human, home, and Earth.
Everything you need to get started on fully integrating essential oils into your life. Roller balls for making topical blends, small spritzer bottles are great for facial sprays and the 500ml trigger spray bottles are perfect for making up your own natural cleaning sprays.
There are two kits to choose from! LARGE: 10x 10ml roller bottles, 2x 30ml spritzer bottles, 2x 500ml trigger spray bottles, metal oil key (valued at $63). SMALL: 5x 10ml roller bottles, 1x 30ml spritzer bottle, 1x 500ml trigger spray bottle, metal oil key (valued at $35).
Tight sealing caps means leaking is never a concern.
Spritzer & Spray Bottles: Fill with your favourite blends of essential oils, with some water to dilute, and apply as you please around the house.
Roller Bottles: Fill with your favourite blends of essential oils, with some fractionated coconut oil, and apply as you please on your pressure points for on-the-go aromatherapy!
Washing by hand is recommended.
Amber glass and plastic lids, spray lids.
"I use all of these around my house. I have the spritzer bottles in my bathroom made up with an air freshener and a facial mist, roller balls in my handbag and cleaning blends in the 500ml!"
- Buffy Ellen, founder of begoodorganics.com, Auckland
Hello Raw Granola is a healthful and tasty way to start the day! This delicious granola is raw, organic, vegan, and contain sprouted buckwheat, nuts, and seeds.
This granola is raw, meaning that the vital enzymes needed for digestion are left intact. Sprouting the ingredients also aids digestion by beginning the germination process, ensuring that they are full of life and nutrition.
This granola is a perfect breakfast food to have with your favourite nut milk or dairy-free yoghurt. It's also a great topping for porridge or a smoothie bowl. Or just grab a handful for an on-the-go snack!
Raspberry & Coconut Granola: Raw Activated Cashew Nuts*, Raw Sprouted Buckwheat*, Raw Dates*, Raw Coconut Chips*, Raw Activated Flax Seeds*, Raw Sesame Seeds*, Raspberry*, Raspberry Powder
Superfood Granola: Raw Sprouted Buckwheat*, Raw Dates*, Raw Activated Pumpkin Seeds*, Raw Chia Seeds*, Raw Cacao Nibs*, Raw Goji Berries*, Raw Cacao Powder*, Raw Mesquite Powder*, Raw Maca Powder*, Vanilla Powder
*Certified Organic Ingredient.
"This granola is the best way to start the morning. I really love having it with coconut yoghurt and fruit, keeps me full and energetic all day."
Hello Raw is a New Zealand operated brand located in beautiful rural Kumeu. Their production centre is located in a gorgeous native forest grown and nurtured by the owners. They are an inspiring company that aims to provide healthful raw, sprouted food products for modern people on the run.