Christmas just got a whole lot more exciting!

Christmas just got a whole lot more exciting!

Christmas is meant to be the time of year for relaxing, celebrating and spending time with family and friends, but I know how hard and time consuming the Christmas period can get.
From trying to think of the perfect gift for every person and then to run around at the shops trying to find them. And let’s be honest honest here, the last thing we want to leading up to Christmas is to stress and run around.
So make yourself a cocktail, put on some Christmas tunes, put your feet up and relax- Christmas shopping is sorted.
I have hand picked the perfect gifts for absolutely anyone in your life, and packed them in to two beautiful boxes so they are ready to go. Whether you’re shopping for a parent, grandparent, sibling, boyfriend or bestie, one of these gift packs will be perfect. The best thing about these gift packs is that they are full of organic, vegan and cruelty free products, so not only will you be saving someones skin but you will also be helping to save the environment.

Perfect Tan Pack

This is the perfect pack for any tan lover. This pack includes our best selling and award winning Face Tan Water, Hempitan and Coconut Body Milk (to keep your tans looking fresher from longer!). Oh and I almost forgot, I have thrown in our luxurious double sided applicator mitt for free, just because its Christmas and this season is all about giving!
Also, let me let you in on a little secret here; These tans are so lightweight and natural looking that even men love them!

Glorious Christmas Pack

This is the perfect pack for absolutely anyone who wants glorious skin. This pack contains the beautiful Super Citrus Cleanser, Glory Oil and I have decided to throw in the Lemongrass Cleansing Foam for FREE – Call me Santa, I know!

The Super Citrus cleanser is the bomb! It is so beautiful on the skin as it contains no synthetic ingredients or soap so it won’t strip your skin. And as for the Glory Oil, this product is award winning and loved by so many- you literally can not go wrong here.

These packs have been absolutely running out the door so get in before you miss out.

Why you need to use an organic deodorant NOT an antiperspirant

Why you need to use an organic deodorant NOT an antiperspirant

 

18 km run in QLD heat.. Sonya was 46 when she started running.

 

She really wanted a deodorant that kept her smelling fresh, while she ran with her running group. She also didn’t want her teen daughters to start off with an antiperspirant loaded with gland blocking aluminium.

 

So, Sonya created our unisex global award-winning Coconut Deodorant without any toxic or aluminium ingredients. Guess what? The best part is that it actually works.

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What’s the difference between an antiperspirant and a deodorant you ask? 

Antiperspirant blocks the sweat glands so your body can’t release any toxins or sweat. Completely wrong for the health of your body!

 

Organic deodorants still allow your body to release toxins and sweat however ours cleverly keeps you dry with organic corn flower and masks the odour with a unique blend of coconut, chamomile and lavender. Aloe vera is also very calming and soothing to the skin, especially sensitive skin.

Jo, Sonya’s running buddy confirmed she smelt amazing after 18kms!

 

P.S. Her husband suffers from dermatitis under his arms and this is the only one he can use! That was a big tick for her!

 

 

 

 

 

You are either a toner user or not.

You are either a toner user or not. Toners are a little confusing and back in my day (geez, I sound old) they were normally alcohol based and would sting like crazy.

So here is the story behind our amazing organic Super Fruit Toner.

 

What it is?

It’s a combo of a toner and a Vitamin mist. You use it after cleansing by spraying it on the skin to hydrate and deliver a Vitamin system including Vitamin C. As the first ingredient is Aloe Vera it will calm and add a protection layer to the skins surface. The organic pineapple extract contains a fruit enzyme called Bromelain that is super effective at removing dead skin cells from the surface of the skin and imparting many benefits.

It’s incredibly hydrating for your skin and we all know that when your skin is well hydrated, it looks smooth and glowing and even reduces the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.

Some people like to use it on a cotton pad to remove any remaining makeup or grime from the skin. Or simply spray directly onto the skin. It truly is up to you how you like to use it.

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Who should use it?

Our organic Super Fruit Toner is suitable for all ages and skin types. As it only contains organic and natural ingredients it won’t strip or dry your skin out or change the PH. It offers an instant hydration burst. Use it throughout the day to refresh your skins moisture levels. It is also amazing at setting your make up.

 

What is impossible you ask?

You can’t stop at one spray!

 

Hot tip – Keep one in the fridge and on hot days a beautiful pineapple spritz will refresh your senses and your skins moisture levels. It’s honestly like a holiday in a bottle.

 

Don’t over think it. It’s amazing and you and your skin will love it!

Blessings, Sonya x

 

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Sunscreen is your body/face guard..

 

I know I sound completely biased however our all Natural Rose Hip Sunscreen is bloody awesome. Here’s why….

Back story. Two weeks ago, I was on my way to netball to stand in the full sun. Yes, I had a hat and sunnies on, however the sun’s rays always find a way to slap me. Driving, reflections etc.

So, on this particular day I didn’t have my sunscreen and I had only had access to a chemical face sunscreen that came in a cute little bottle. I flinched as I put it on. The smell was hideous and toxic smelling however it was the only sunscreen available to me. It was a 50+ and within 15 mins I said to my daughter my face felt burnt! Not sunburnt but chemical burnt. I don’t even have sensitive skin!

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I couldn’t wait to get home and wash my face. My skin was irritated, sore and tight for a couple of days

 

So here is how you do it.

Step 1. Double cleanse with our organic Super Citrus Cleanser

Step 2. Use our Super Fruit Hydrator to give the skin a gorgeous hydration layer

Step 3. I use our all Natural Rose Hip Sunscreen which in itself is a beautiful moisturiser. It contains Shea Butter, Jojoba Seed Oil, Vitamin E, Green Tea, Rose Hip and of course natural zinc which creates a physical barrier between your skin and the suns damaging rays.

 

 

Stay safe in the sun peeps. x

 

 

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Which Eco Tan Organic Self Tan is for you?

 

 

Firstly, there is no hard or fast rule. So, don’t over think it.

 


Why should I exfoliate?

Exfoliation and prep is key to a great tan. It creates an even surface like a canvas for the tan to adhere to. If you have a build up of dead skin cells on your elbows for example, the tan will grab and go darker on these areas. So exfoliate all your dry areas away.

When should I exfoliate?
1-2 days prior is best. Not the day of tanning as it will result in a light result.

How should I exfoliate?
Our BRILLIANT Exfoliation Glove will blow you away. Incredible for prepping the skin for tanning and removing old tan in seconds. It’s also reusable. I hang mine in my shower and simply rinse it out. Our duo Pink Himalayan Salt Scrub and Exfoliation Glove is essential for best tanning results. Beautiful organic ingredients will leave your skin smooth and deeply hydrated. My husband swears by our glove for ingrown hairs from shaving too.

 

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WINTER SKIN™

What is it?

It is a gradual tan that moisturises your skin and give you a soft honey glow without the drying effect of synthetic ingredients and food colouring. We use incredible nourishing cacao, avocado, aloe vera, grape skin. It contains only organic and natural ingredients and is vegan and cruelty free.

Who could use it?

Fair skin beauties swear by our Winter Skin™ however, it’s an essential for all skin types really. You can use it as a spray tan extended for example. First-time users to sunless tanning will love this product as its quite forgiving if you miss a spot you can re-apply to build it for your desired result.  In other words, USER FRIENDLY.

How to use it?

Don’t over think it. It’s your moisturiser that gives you a tan. Just apply it to dry clean skin just as you would a moisturiser. Go slow start at your ankles and work your way up. Apply an even amount to all areas. Leave it on, get on with your life, it won’t stain clothes as it contains no dyes. You can reapply it the next day if you wish. I personally find 2 – 3 times a week gives me enough colour. Yes, you can use it on your face, however it is a super-rich formulation, so it could break some people out. We recommend our Eco Tan Face Tan Water™ which has been specially formulated for the face. Perfect pair!

Watch our Youtube Tutorial on how to apply Winter Skin!

 

 

INVISIBLE TAN™

What is it?

It’s a one application Invisible Self Tan. It develops over 8 hours. It’s darker than Winter Skin™ however the same concept. It’s your moisturiser that tans you without synthetic ingredients. It contains only organic and natural ingredients such as aloe vera, avocado, macadamia oil and is vegan, cruelty free.

 Who could use it?

Anyone that is after a gorgeous deep honey tan. Medium to deep skin tones are best suited for this tan, however I have many friends with fair skin and Invisible Tan™ is their tan of choice. It’s very individual. It’s quick and what I love about it is no one knows you are wearing it. You can apply it of a morning and by cocktail hour you have a beautiful holiday tan.

How to use it?

Best to exfoliate any dry areas first so the tan doesn’t grab such as knees elbows hands and feet. You all know our Tan Remover Glove and our Pink Himalayan Salt Scrub are a dynamic duo exfoliating team. I like to do two coats, think nail polish, I find it gives a better coverage and if I’m a bit slap dash it hides any errors. Many people like to sleep in this tan, it’s personal choice really. I prefer to apply it and wait a few mins, get dressed and go about my day. It develops over 8 hours. Invisible Tan™ lasts approx. a week, depends on how you look after the tan. Swimming, bathing etc.

Hmmm… I know some people that use it on their face however it would break me out as once again, it’s a super nourishing rich tan. Stick with our Eco Tan Face Tan Water™ for the face.

Watch our Youtube Tutorial on how to apply Invisible Tan!

 

 

HEMPITAN™

What it is?

It’s our organic Body Tan Water with amazing Hemp Seed Extract to hydrate and treat the skin at the same time as giving your skin a beautiful glowing tan. It’s a water consistency so it dries super-fast and you literally can’t feel anything on your skin. I absolutely love this tan. It’s my daughter’s favourite and I have to admit it’s the one I reach for! An absolutely stunning & perfect colour!

Who could use it?

It’s our darkest and longest lasting tan. Medium to dark skin tones is recommended however if you are fair you could use this product and simply leave it on for an hour.

How to use it?

Start at your ankles and work your way up slowly. Applying the same amount of product to each area. Always do a double coat. To me it just gives you a better even tone. Spray it onto our Tan Applicator Mitt or use your hand. Don’t use a material mitt as it will absorb into the mitt. We have a specially created non-porous mitt that gives a great application. You can spray directly onto the skin or spray onto the mitt. I tend to do a bit of both. You can sleep in it, leave it for an hour (soft glow) or apply it and get on with your day.

Watch our Youtube Tutorial on how to apply Hempitan!

Cacao Tanning Mousse™

What it is?

It’s a beautiful foamy application. To me it smells like Jaffa’s. Chocolate, coffee, orange combo. Cacao Tanning Mousse™ is made from natural cacao so it won’t stain your skin like synthetic food colouring does. It hydrates the skin so goodbye crocodile effect. It gives you a beautiful chocolate colour that lasts approx 7-10 days.

Who could use it?

All skin tones can use Cacao Tanning Mousse™. You control how dark you like to go.

How to use it?

Start at the ankles and apply an even amount of product to each area. A second coat does give a richer darker colour. It also is best to do in case you have missed some spots. You can leave it for 1 hour or sleep in it. It’s up to you. I tend to apply and forget about it. I get dressed and go on with my day.

Watch our Youtube Tutorial on how to apply Cacao Tanning Mousse!

 

 

FACE TAN WATER™

What it is?

It’s my brain child cult product that is non-comedogenic (won’t block your pores). It also has anti-acne ingredients to help clear skin and even your complexion plus natural Hyaluronic Acid which is an anti-ageing ingredient and keeps moisture in your skin without feeling heavy. Eco Tan Face Tan Water™ is a global multi award-winning product and even my 70yr old mum wears it. It helps to camouflage her rosacea and broken capillaries. Ditch your foundation.

Who could use it?

EVERYONE!

How to use it?

Simple apply it to clean dry skin. Use about a teaspoon worth. I tip it into my hands and apply it that way. Wait a couple of mins before applying our Super Fruit Hydrator. I use it about twice a week. Find what works for you! Some apply it at night.

Watch our Youtube Tutorial on how to apply Face Tan Water!

 

So that’s a wrap. Stay safe in the sun peeps. Sunscreen, shade and water!

 

 

Invisible Tan; the tan that started it all!

 

I remember where I was sitting when the idea of Invisible Tan entered my soul.

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I got that internal excitement in my stomach. You know what I’m talking about. I just knew this is what was missing from the market and what people wanted!

 

We want an organic moisturiser that treats our skin beautifully and that also gives us a healthy sunless tan.

 

We want a 2 in 1 organic gorgeous product!

 

An Invisible tan!

 

So, we can pop it on and go to bed and not stain the sheets. I also can throw a white dress on and by the late afternoon approx. 6-8 hours later I’m ready for cocktail hour with my new bronzed tan.

 

 

 

Nothing synthetic, no harsh chemicals or artificial dyes. Vegan, cruelty free and Aussie made with only incredible organic and natural ingredients straight from mother nature such as Aloe Vera, Rose Geranium, Avocado, Elderberry Fruit, Macadamia, Chamomile, it’s no wonder Invisible Tan is a global multi award winner and has a cult following!

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Breaking Down The Glory in Glory Oil

If I could only have one skincare product for the rest of my life, it would be our incredible certified organic Glory Oil. I could sing its praises from morning til night. This “heaven” in a bottle is proving it can do ANYTHING. The results speak for themselves.

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The secret is in the ingredients. If I can teach you anything it would be to ALWAYS RESEARCH YOUR INGREDIENTS. Knowing what you put on your skin is so important! Glory Oil is a unique blend of certified organic super seed oils, which are brimming with amazing botanical bioactives to help soothe, calm and reinvigorate your skin.

 

Acne issues? One of the best things about our incredible Glory Oil is that it’s bursting with incredible Omega fatty acids. Nearly every single one of Glory Oil’s 7 ingredients is full of Omegas. Which means it’s anti-inflammatory, helps calm redness and soothe irritated skin. No wonder the reviews from acne sufferers keep flooding in!

 

Mature sensitive skin? No problem! You may have heard how amazing Antioxidants are, but don’t necessarily know what they do. Let me tell you, they are phenomenal! Antioxidants protect your skin by fighting free radicals, which can cause skin damage at a cellular level. They can help reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, prevent UV damage,  brighten your skin. Certified organic Acai Fruit Oil, Jojoba Oil and Grape Seed Oil are brimming with them.

 

Vitamins? Essential for all skin types! Glory Oil is packed with vitamins A, B, C and E, making it amazing for your skin. Vitamin A helps firm, smooth and reduce the appearance of fine lines. Vitamin B helps to soothe dryness and  Vitamin C is an anti-aging and brightening powerhouse. Pumpkin Seed Oil and Chia Seed Oil are the unsung vitamin-packed heroes in Glory Oil. These ingredients are game changers!

 

Scars? Every ingredient inside our Certified Organic Glory Oil contains Vitamin E – and absolute hero for reducing the appearance of scars. It restores your skin at a cellular level and helps to strength your skin “barrier”, which helps reduce the impact of sun damage and other environmental factors. It’s anti-inflammatory, soothing and hydrating – it’s an ESSENTIAL in everyone’s skincare routine.

  

A few drops every night or mixed with our Super fruit Hydrator during the day and you have your glow on! It’s certified organic, soothing, calming, nourishing, non-greasy – Glory Oil is my HERO! You are going to LOVE it. Google the reviews, you will be be blown away by the beautiful stories of incredible transformations on children, mum’s, nan’s, pop’s and dad’s dehydrated skin. In fact it’s the gift we give to everyone. Netball coaches, teachers, birthdays, you name them we give it! Even my husband was on life saver duty and all the guys in his patrol were talking about it. This makes us so excited!

 

Glory Oil is a cult product Aussie product made for you. A radical skin changing oil, because luxury is in our nature!

 

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Let’s Get Real (and Sustainable!)

 

Eco Tan has always been committed to creating magnificent organic products from Mother Nature without doing harm. We carefully source and work with our suppliers to bring you and the environment cleanest, sustainable ingredients possible.

 

Our products are completely biodegradable. There’s no microbeads or synthetic gunk that could be harming our environment and water ways. All of our ingredients are from ethical and fair-trade sources from Australia and throughout the world. Our Natural Rose Hip Sunscreen for example is also Oxybenzone free, meaning it’s 100% reef safe. Our products will NEVER leave any toxic chemicals on you, our animals or the planet.

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Our goal is to create a cycle where everything can be endlessly recycled, reused or repurposed. Our packaging is already 100% recyclable, which is something we are very proud of. We do choose glass packaging where possible because it can be endlessly recycled. However, glass packaging requires extra packaging to protect it and it’s heavy (think fuel from transporting) – everything has a good and bad side. That’s why we research and work with leaders in the field of sustainability.


We are increasing and maximising PCR (Post Consumer Recycled) – there is a really big movement on this. It’s basically materials mainly plastics, consumers have recycled. We all play our part!

 

We are really excited that we are in conversion to making all our tubes with sugar cane pulp, using a solar farm that generates zero emissions. If packaging isn’t earth-friendly, We don’t want it! Recycle. Reuse. Repurpose. THAT’S our mission!

 

There’s no unrecyclable materials used in our shipping and there never will be. Everything is made from recycled paper and other natural elements so it can be recycled. It might look ugly to you, but the Earth thinks it’s beautiful.

 

We are not saying we are environmentally perfect. Our goal is to be carbon neutral. We have hired Environmental professionals to help us achieve this enormous feat. To use one of my favourite sayings “the effort determines the results” and we are determined.

 

Our commitment to you is to ensure our incredible, organic products are for all. I look behind me to my daughters and grandchildren’s future. Let’s not dump future generations with overwhelming environmental issues we thoughtlessly created.

 

Blessings Sonya x

 

When You Suck At Self Care (I’m Guilty But I’m Working On It)

 

I don’t like holidays. I hate massages and relaxing. I always want to push myself and everyone around me forward. Not even two bouts of Glandular Fever slowed me down! I’m a giver. Helping others is my calling! But in following my calling, I usually forget to take care of myself.

 

My reality check was when I spoke to my incredible holistic nutritionist.

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“Sonya, do you pack your kids lunches every day?”

“Of course! I pride myself on them – they’re so healthy.”

“Do you pack yours?”

“No…”

 

I would NEVER send my girls to school without breakfast, yet I couldn’t tell you the last time I sat down and made my own! I can’t walk past someone homeless in the street without doing SOMETHING for them, but I found it really difficult to do something for myself. It was a real awakening for me and teaching myself to recharge has been a tough journey.

 

The way I started my self care journey was identifying what DIDN’T help me recharge.

So many people will tell you that you need something like Yoga or Pilates to help you recharge and relax. I couldn’t bloody stand Yoga OR Pilates! Realise that you don’t need to be some Yogi guru to master self care (unless you love that kind of thing!).

 

Self care can be as simple as a walk through nature, sitting down to eat your lunch rather than standing up, or simply taking deep breaths and be present.

 

Do what is kind to you. Your vibe attracts your tribe – so make sure you’re taking care of yourself as well as those around you!

 

Blessings Sonya x

Removing The Reminder

 

Cancer. It’s a word that strikes a moment of terror in everyone’s hearts. And with Australia having one of the highest rates of skin cancer in the world, it’s also a fact of life.

Most of us know someone who’s battled skin cancer, whether it be a melanoma or otherwise. With most, we soon come the realise that the battle doesn’t end once you’re in remission or had the cut. Even though the danger has passed, the reminder is always there in the form of a scar. While the emotionally scars may take a while to heal, the physically scars are not something that needs to last if you don’t want them to.

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Cancer is something I am all too familiar with. After all, it was my younger sister’s brush with melanoma that sparked the idea of Eco Tan in the first place! And after having a large basal cell carcinoma removed from my face in May 2017, I called up my brilliant cosmetic chemist and asked her to make something that would give me the best shot at healing. In February 2018, the phenomenal Glory Oil™️ was launched worldwide.

 

I created Certified Organic Glory Oil™️ specifically to help reduce the appearance of scars and fine lines. It’s packed with phenomenal botanical actives known to help reduce the appearance of aging, soothes and helps to return moisture balance to the skin. Inca Inchi is one of the secret antioxidant-rich weapons in the formula, known for its ability to heal and reduce the signs of aging. With the wealth of super seed oils brimming with omegas, antioxidants, vitamins and minerals, Glory Oil™️ will help restore your skin to its true glory!

 

I never tire of hearing from our amazing customers. It makes me so incredibly happy that our products are having such positive experiences and I’m constantly astonished by the results our customers have been sharing with us. Kell from Taree, NSW, is one of these beautiful souls.

 

After her husband had a cancer removed from his face just over a month ago, he was left with 12 stitches across his temple and a huge potential for a large scar. After the initial wound had healed, he began using Glory Oil™️ on the scar. Both Kell and her husband were left astounded. In just three weeks, there was little to no sign of redness or discolouration to the skin.

 

Surprisingly, there’s no magic in our little bottles of Glory Oil™️. Just the incredible superpowers of Mother Nature at work and results that speak for themselves.

 

Share your story with us! #glorygloryhallelujah

 

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