WHOLE by Sonya Driver. Did you know that our Founder Sonya is a monthly columnist for HOLISTIC BLISS Magazine. Holistic Bliss Mag focuses on the ‘WHOLE’ individual; mind, body and spirit and helps readers to think about their connection with themselves, others and the environment. A natural health and an holistic way of life magazine.
Here’s Sonya’s latest article; WHOLE by Sonya Driver.
“WHOLE” by Sonya Driver
Every year I take a God inspired word into the new year.
This year it was ‘revelation’. Now, I’m still exploring the full meaning of the word as it unfolds in my life.
I know exactly what I like in a cleanser for my face.
I hate creams on it. I love ingredients such as lemon, lime, grapefruit all the citrus, let’s face it we want a super clean face. That’s what a cleanser is supposed to do. I hate residue left behind.
So my family were the test models. They are normally my biggest critic.
This cleanser is an extraordinary super blend of Certified Organic Aloe, Lemongrass & Caviar Lime to really get in and deeply cleanse and helps regenerate the skin for a smoother and more even complexion and is absolutely PERFECT for my skin (50+) and a big plus for my teenage daughters with their breakout and oily skin. Exquisite!
The skin care market is so saturated, and the truth of what’s really good gets buried by who can market it the best. Who can get it into the right hands. Who can get the best packaging and on and on… The show begins; ‘stuff’ the ‘actual’ ingredients, let’s not look at that; too tricky, ‘time-poor’. Blah blah blah
I know all this, because I was unaware of this trap years ago too. I now grab a bottle and read the ingredients. Not as difficult as it sounds! You will start seeing the usual bad guys.
That’s why I wanted my SMALL skin care range to be certified by the Australian Organic Food Chain. I buy and support certified organic brands. Whether it’s food or cosmetics. Because I know how hard it is to get certification! It pi$&@s” me off when I hear people say “yes, but is it really organic?” If a product is certified by an Australian Certifier, it HAS BEEN through the wringer!
Face Compost SOLD OUT first week. It’s a vulnerable thing to create and offer a product in the market. I know I suffered from insomnia before the launch (a bit edgy too, apologies to the folk I live with) there is always a little bit of doubt whether people will love it as much as you do.
So when we SOLD OUT in the first week, I didn’t know whether to laugh or cry!
Bloody grateful woman right here. I gave a few Face Compost Masks to a couple of tough critics in my life. When they came back with feedback like this, I knew it was a Divine appointment, assignment, creation! Face Compost SOLD OUT first week.
“OMG Sonya, I feel like I have had a facial! I’m using this every week. Its freakin awesome” – Kerry
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So in May of 2017 I had a large basil cell carcinoma (skin cancer) cut from my face. I underestimated the trauma that it left both physically and emotionally.
Not only did I have to face getting older, fatter etc but with a huge raised scar in the middle of my face really shook my confidence. I felt so sad for myself. Not because of vanity just because I looked, well, not like me.
I called up my female cosmetic chemist and asked her to make me something that would give me the best shot at healing. My brief. Must be certified organic (of course) healing and non-greasy. I want a miracle oil! My Beautiful chemist herself had a melanoma cut from her arm recently and we were in the same boat. She actually had a worse time than me.
Certified Organic Glory Oil was born! I’m not making this up, people close to me have been asking me what I use on my skin as it looks gorgeous. Maybe they are trying to make me feel better I don’t know, it’s working anyway.
Face Compost Mask | Organic Superpower for your face.
My mother is a natural beauty. Gentle in nature and strikingly elegant in looks. My earliest memories of ANY beauty products as a child was of my mum wearing a face mask once a week as she did the ironing, (ironing sucks, I don’t do it)!
I have had the exact face mask I wanted to make in my brain for years and years. I wanted to put ingredients in this mask that actually do something and have a specific purpose.
This mask is TRULY unique. I have had the name Face Compost for years as that was what I wanted it to be based on. Super organic greens, seeds, oils all the stinky chunky good stuff!
No toxic perfume to cover up the spinach, chlorella, spirulina smell. This mask is PACKED with skin benefits. White clay is the best out of the clays for all skin types. It is a great detoxifier and the Chia Seeds and Acai work their magic and clean out the pores. SERIOUSLY, Face Compost leaves your skin feeling deeply nourished. One of my GF’s said “Son, I feel like I’ve had a facial. This is brilliant!”
I have asked a few people what does it mean to them. Strangely enough it has a completely different meaning to each individual. This is what I know about gratitude…
IT’S A MAGNET FOR MIRACLES.
It’s a supernatural tool that once found will propel you and others into a space beaming with new revelations.
1. In every circumstance look for the gratitude
2. That becomes a habit
3. Habit begins to retrain the brain
4. Brain creates happy hormones (dopamine)
5. Pass on the happiness to others
Practice it. Create a GRATITUDE jar. I have noticed it changes the colours I wear, my posture, my smile, the lines on my face.
I sense people with GRATITUDE. They walk into a room and instantly the vibe shifts. It flows from them, just like dark energy does. It’s light to carry and will energise the owner. Seek it. Speak it.
So as I dig deeper into the mixed world of gratitude I uncover something about myself that leaves me glum. I realise I project so much love and gratitude for others and outward things that I never stopped to be grateful for myself.
I’m so critical of me. Fat arms, no dedication and discipline for exercise, swear too much, drink too much, stress too much, impatient and the list goes on. I struggle to believe a compliment and with all I have overcome and achieved (bucket loads) I have never stopped to think sh&$ you are brave.
So in this moment with you here, I acknowledge and proudly say to myself. I’m grateful for you Sonya.
Not only have our Certified Organic products received 7 international beauty accolades this year, our cruelty free, Aussie brand was recently announced as the Best Organic Beauty Brand of the Year 2017!
This announcement came from LUX Magazine’s Global Excellence Awards 2017. A major European global publication that highlights the most influential names and brands in the high end lifestyle and luxury health and beauty market.
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