Transformation is not a solo journey

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Eco Tan Founder, Sonya Driver, shares some insight into her organic company Eco Tan, and how she got to where she is today.

I had a moment today when I realised after 7 years of incredible growth in my organic company Eco Tan (that started out of my tiny kitchen) I still had my first 2 sales people!

As I looked at them, hugging hello to each other, I thought about their personal transformation and it has been truly monumental…

Not everyone comes along for the ride, but not everyone is supposed to… that had to be my hardest lesson knowing in my gut when to cut some people loose but also valuing and liking them at the same time.

Raw Organic Juicing = The Ultimate Superfood!

Eco Tan Loves_ Raw Organic juicing = The ultimate superfood.

Here is what I know: Raw Organic Juicing by Sonya Driver

Superfoods contain a high concentration of vitamins and minerals. Raw organic juicing of superfoods is a power packed way of optimising your health and vitality. I have found by just adding one small thing, what a big difference it can make. Raw organic juicing has changed my life and it will absolutely change yours too!

Do yourself a favour and watch “Fat, Sick and Nearly Dead”. I’m telling you, this documentary started a revolution. It follows Joe Cross, an Australian man, who regains his health by juicing fruit and vegetables. It truly inspired me.

Following My Calling – Romania Bound

Eco Tan | Founder Sonya Driver with Lonela in Romania

Following my Calling – Romania Bound – by Eco Tan Founder Sonya Driver

Eco Tan Founder Sonya Driver just returned to the Gold Coast after visiting a single mother and her 5 poverty stricken daughters in Romania. It’s a beautiful story, worth a read…

So last year a friend of mine who travels the world helping and feeding street people, came across a woman with five young daughters, living in a village in Romania.

My friend thought he had seen it all… But this time, his heart was broken and the videos he shared about how they were living horrified me. They were literally sleeping on piles of rags with mice and rats. No water, no food, no door, no window, no beds. Nothing.

Lonela, the mother, was digging in the dirt for worms for 13 hours a day so she could sell them to fisherman as bait. The family were always hungry and sick.

What you need to know about our Natural Deo

Our organic deodorant creates a pleasant coconut scent & naturally allows your body to release toxins, whilst keeping you dry. Aluminium free!

An organic deodorant that actually works!

I honestly couldn’t find a natural or organic deodorant that worked for me… They were either too slimy or too hippy smelling for my taste.

As a runner, I really wanted one that kept me smelling fresh, while I ran with my running group. I wanted a natural alternative that would actually work for me! I also didn’t want my teen daughters to start off with an anti perspirant loaded with gland blocking aluminium.

Protect Your Skin From The Great Fire Ball

I can’t begin to stress to you how important sun safety and protection is in Australia…

According to Sun Smart, Australia has one of the highest rates of skin cancer in the world. In fact, 2 in 3 Australians will be diagnosed with skin cancer by the age of 70. I’m hoping these statistics help you understand just how important sun safety, skin checks and sunscreen is!

However, through my experience I have found sunscreen to be one of the most difficult products on the market. In my opinion, I think it’s because we expect it to do too much in protecting our skin against the great fire ball!

My little pot of medicine – Aloe Vera

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Aloe Vera Benefits on Skin

Aloe Vera Benefits on Skin are seriously endless! Even before I started Eco Tan, I have had a long love and trust in Aloe Vera. I couldn’t imagine life without this healing plant. You will even find an Aloe plant at the front door of my home in Queensland, Australia. I am constantly snapping of a leaf for a visitor, proclaiming all the benefits!

You will find Certified Organic Aloe Barbadensis (Aloe Vera) Leaf Juice in most of our award-winning tanning and body care products, such as….

A special Christmas recipe just for you

We reached out to our beautiful friends at Loving Earth and they shared with us their Raw Coconut Raspberry Cheesecake recipe. Merry Christmas!

We reached out to our beautiful friends at Loving Earth to see if they had any special Christmas recipes that we could share with you. And did they ever! Full of delicious organic and natural ingredients (just like our products), this Raw Coconut Raspberry Cheesecake is a showstopper! 

It’s a light and creamy coconut cheesecake, with a tart raspberry centre and a crunchy choc buckini base. It is the perfect cake to bring to the table this festive season. Also, it can be made well in advance and stored in the freezer. When ready to serve, just defrost and decorate.

The Joy Givers Soiree Lunch

Sonya Driver, founder of organic Eco Tan, hosted the Joy Giver's Soiree Lunch - a Fundraiser Event, to raise money & help a poverty stricken family.

Fundraiser Event Gold Coast – The Joy Givers Soiree Lunch

It’s rare to get the opportunity to REALLY change the lives of this those in desperate need.

My friend and fellow joy giver, Owen, of many years has a heart for the homeless and broken, and he spends his time travelling the world helping those in need. Recently Owen visited Romania and one family in particular rocked him to his core… We decided, it was time to rally our folks, we needed to organise a fundraiser event.

Lonela’s Story:

Lonela is a single mother of five daughters. She can’t read or write. To earn money to feed her family, she works for the fishermen and fisheries digging through dirt for worms for 13 hours per day! Sadly Lonela hasn’t seen her eldest daughter smile in three years.

Eco Tan WINS Prestigious Beauty Award!

Eco Tan's revolutionary organic Face Tan Water was selected as a UK Pure Beauty Awards Winner! Awarded GOLD in the Best New Sun Care & Tanning Category!

Pure Beauty Awards Winner!

Have you heard the latest?! One of our revolutionary products, Face Tan Water, WON GOLD in the Best New Sun Care and Tanning Product category in the 2016 UK Pure Beauty Awards! These awards are the world’s most prestigious beauty awards and celebrate the best leading beauty brands from across the globe. Since becoming a Pure Beauty Awards Winner, Eco Tan has been told to “take a bow”. People are applauding our locally owned and operated company from all over the world!

Have a mate’s back by checking their back!

Eco Tan is providing you with summer sun safety tips to look after your skin! Our favourite? Have a mate's back by checking their back!

Who has your back?

If the rising temperatures and humidity is enough indication, I think it’s safe to say Summer is on the way. For all of us as Eco Tan HQ, this means days by the beach, cold drinks and lots of time in the pool. While we’re all excited to be out in the warm weather, it can be sobering to remember that Australia has the highest rate of melanoma in the world. It’s incredibly pertinent that we follow a summer sun safety routine, review the warning signs of melanoma, how to check for them, and to check a mates back!

Checking your skin regularly for any new spots or changes in existing spots is crucial. Catching a melanoma early can be the difference between clear health or skin cancer.