The NATURAL way to keep pests at bay!

Our Organic Personal Outdoor Spray is not only made with all natural and organic ingredients, but it can be used on skin and it really WORKS to keep the bugs away and allow you to enjoy the great outdoors!

More than just plugging our organic natural pest solution we also want to educate you on the toxic perils of more traditional sprays, DEET in particular.

What you need to know about our Organic Personal Outdoor Spray:

  • 100% natural and made with over 95% Certified Organic ingredients
  • Cleverly blended using beautiful Certified Organic ingredients and essential oils to annoy mosquitos more than they’ll annoy you
  • Free from DEET! We do not use chemicals, toxins, GMOs or parabens to repel insects
  • Combining cedarwood, citronella, basil and lemongrass, creates a scent that is unappealing to pests and mosquitoes, but smells great to us!
  • This combination of essential oils will also help to hydrate and nourish your skin
  • Children love it! A Gold Coast mother and attorney described her experience using it on her son:

“It was so refreshing to be able to spray something that smelt so good and wasn’t toxic on him. He loved getting sprayed with it!” – Cass Wicks, mother and attorney

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DEET is the problem!

The active ingredient in most commercial insect repellants is N, N-diethyl-meta-toluamide otherwise known as “DEET”. This chemical is considered safe ONLY in very low doses and not for prolonged uses or multiple applications. DEET is absorbed through our skin – our body’s largest organ – and into the systemic circulation. Scary!

Negative effects of DEET may include irritation to the eyes, skin and respiratory system and the prolonged use of DEET has been linked to severe harm to the brain and nervous system function. Children are also particularly at risk as their skin more readily absorbs chemicals in the environment, which have more potent effects on their developing nervous systems.

YOU HAVE OPTIONS!

It terrifies us that people regularly spray insect repellents with a concoction of toxic chemicals on their bodies and into their bloodstreams. You have other options! We have created a natural, toxic-free and Certified Organic alternative that we think is far more effective. We have tested Organic Personal Outdoor Spray at feeding hour – Sonya, who lives by the creek swears by it! A Gold Coast Naturopath and Homeopath used Organic Personal Outdoor Spray on an Easter camping trip and said:

“There were heaps of midges but no bites on us. They were still around, but no bites!”

DETOXIFY YOUR SPIRIT

Spiritual Detox

My Mental and Spiritual Detox Tips

Shutting my mind so my spirit can thrive

Anyone who knows me knows I’m not lacking in oodles of spirit! I move a mile a minute and my world is full on and exciting and full of beautiful people. Never once do I take any of it for granted, but every now and again, I catch myself caught up in a whirlwind. At this point, I know it’s time to stop and make sure I’m spiritually and emotionally in touch with my spirit and that it’s not being contaminated with toxic surroundings, situations, thoughts or people. This is my time for a mental and spiritual detox.

To be good at what I do…to be a good wife, mother and business leader, I practice what I preach! I try to practice self-care and I nurture my spirit every day in some way for an ongoing spiritual detox. Because I do, I then feel equipped to nurture the people around me. Trust me on this too…I pick those people VERY carefully.

So here are my top tips for a mental and spiritual detox:

1. Connect with animals and nature

Every day I go for a walk or run and I literally have to force myself to stop and ‘smell the roses’. Did you know that if you look hard enough inside every flower is another tiny flower ready to bloom? I force myself to stop and be ‘mindful’ (buzz word alert) every day and if I didn’t I would never stop moving.

2. Decontaminate my space

Every now and again ask yourself…who are the spirits hanging around me and I know it’s also a bit of a ‘buzz word’ at the moment, but if you haven’t heard of gaslighting PLEASE educate yourself! Gaslighters are manipulators that make you doubt yourself and as a result you can lose your healthy sense of identity and self-worth. Chances are you have at least one of these people in your life right now…CUT THEM LOOSE! I’m serious.

3. Shut off social media

Guilty as charged. I’m on social media a lot – usually on instagram letting my mind go wild with ideas, but even I recognise the importance of shutting off for a detox, and the rest of my family have to do it too. As I manifest the UFC wrestler inside me and wrangle the electronic devices from the hands of my girls I preach the importance of being in the moment without distractions. I shut my mind so my spirit can thrive.

4. Pray

Yes pray. Every single day I give it all over and I unload to a higher power. I am a big believer in taking nothing for granted. I am always grateful for the beauty in my life.

5. Love myself

I know I’m not perfect, and I’ve made mistakes in my life and trusted people I probably shouldn’t have, but most importantly I own it all. I am what I am and I love it all.

I believe we are all here to be the best version of ourselves. Nurture and feed your ‘spirit’. Furthermore, protect it from anything toxic and take a mental and spiritual detox when you need it! 

Shine on xx

Sonya

ECO-BAPTISM BY FIRE – A Raw Take from the New Girl on the Block

New girl in the Eco Tan family, Sarah, shares her experience starting a new job as a manager of the Marketing team at the Eco Tan HQ!

Eco Tan new girl, Sarah, shares her experience starting a new job as a manager

I’d been keeping my eye out for my next dream job and remember coming across a Marketing position at Eco Tan. I read through the job role requirements – nodding, nodding, nodding. I wrote my cover letter straight from the heart knowing I was a great fit. Starting a new job as a manager in the marketing department at Eco Tan?! Surely this was too good to be true…

The very next day I received a call from the one and only Sonya Driver who asked me all the standard questions in a hurry, and then she asks… ”Do you move fast?” and “Be honest, are you easy to get along with?”, and lastly, “Are you crazy, because I’ve known a lot of crazy Sarahs in my time…” (insert wide-eyed emoji right here!)

From Humble Beginnings…

As Eco Tan becomes a global organic beauty empire, Sonya Driver Eco Tan Founder takes us back to when she was a single mum, mixing ingredients in her house

Sonya Driver Eco Tan Founder & single mum creates organic global health and beauty empire from tiny rundown kitchen

From humble beginnings in her tiny Gold Coast kitchen in 2010, Sonya Driver Eco Tan founder now celebrates Eco Tan’s seventh year in business! Eco Tan has become a constantly growing global company with a huge and passionate cult following worldwide.

A growing global presence

Today, in the organic beauty industry, we are considered a global leader! We have has 30 passionate Gold Coast staff members and thousands of stockists and distributors globally. Our products are now stocked as far and remotely as Madagascar, Vanuatu, Dubai and New Caledonia. Furthermore, you can even stock up on us from the Greek Isles or while flying on Icelandic Air!

Our Natural Coconut Lip Balm – Small Batch Heroes!

Glory Lips, Eco Tan's jumbo size & vegan all natural coconut lip balm, are hand crafted locally in Australia using only organic and natural ingredients!

Our very own natural coconut lip balm

Eco Tan Founder, Sonya Driver, shares her story of how Glory Lips, the natural coconut lip balm in the Eco By Sonya Driver range, was created…

When I first started Eco Tan I would stand in my kitchen with my formulation book (exercise book from Kmart) and measure organic ingredients from my lab equipment bought from eBay.

I knew my little batches were as pure as I could possibly make them. The problem was that no one knew about them. Luckily, I have a little hustle in me and my persistence and nagging paid off.

I know there are other incredible products, cosmetic, food, etc out there that we don’t hear about. It is one of my passions to find the gold and give it life!

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!

It’s Winter on the Gold Coast and My Skin Hates it!

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Eco Tan Founder, Sonya Driver, shares her Winter Skin Care tips…

I thrive in the sunshine and worshipped the sun growing up (we all know how that turned out) and even though I am so grateful to live in one of the most beautiful places in the world – even the Gold Coast gets cold in Winter and my skin hates it!

Last week I walked into the bathroom and caught my husband doing the unthinkable in the shower…… that’s right, exfoliating his dry itchy skin with our organic Pink Himalayan Salt Scrub. I wondered why I was running out all the time! This product is seriously a must have. It’s a deep exfoliator with beautiful coconut oil and shea butter it creates a perfect drenching. This product is number 1 in my household, we all fight over it.

DON’T BE FOOLED WITH FAKE-GANICS

Eco Tan's Organic Spray Tan Solutions use only natural & organic ingredients, Certified by the OFC to create beautiful, professional spray tan solutions.

In our recent experiences, people or brands claim to have “organic spray tan solutions” – this frustrates us beyond belief!!

This is, we think, one of our most important blogs to date…

Last night, we got an email from one of our new spray tanners. She was so shocked at the difference in ingredients between our organic spray tan solutions and other company’s “organic” spray tan solutions. It is SO frustrating how many other brands and business out there claim to be “organic” – when really their products are filled with chemicals and cancerous crap!

We pride ourselves on being an authentic and transparent company. When we say our organic spray tans don’t contain artificial dyes, harsh chemicals or toxic ingredients – we mean this. They really DON’T contain that nasty crap! We also aim to educate our consumers to “look deeper” – to be aware, research ingredients and products so they know exactly what they are putting on their skin.

Beyond Disability

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From the Founder

My focus this week… Practicing self care.

You know its not the crap that happens to us in life that defines us, its what we do with that crap. I always try to turn it into a positive. Ohhh… I feel the pain first and go through the emotions of whatever has smashed me and I strive to be an OVERCOMER!

There is no other option.

I had a Basal Cell Carcinoma cut out of my chest, 5 years later one from my forehead. Then recently a penetrating BCC from my nose. The mistake I made was the tiny spot that would bleed on my nose had been there 3 years. I did have it frozen off however it grew back. I recently learnt that freezing BCC only has a 30% success rate.

Look Deeper – Benefits of Hyaluronic Acid (H.A)

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Lets ‘Face’ it!

Beauty trends come and go, and to be honest many of them shouldn’t have shown up in the first place! Hyaluronic Acid is NOT one of those ingredients.

Sonya Driver explains the benefits of Hyaluronic Acid, a key ingredient in our Eco Tan Face Tan Water

Face Tan Water is our organic gradual liquid tanning toner. It contains nothing artificial and is free from synthetic ingredients. Instead, it is made with only certified organic and natural ingredients sourced from Mother Nature.

Its calming, hydrating, and antioxidant properties are great for all skin types, even for rosacea, eczema and acne effected  skin! Hyaluronic Acid (H.A) also  has wonderful anti-ageing properties and is also one of the most effective hydrating ingredients for skin.