February has been an absolutely crazy month of celebration here at Eco Tan and Eco By Sonya Driver. Why? Because three of our organic best sellers were awarded internationally in the Natural Health International Beauty Awards 2016!
The Natural Health International Beauty Awards celebrate the very best in natural and organic beauty from around the world. Also, these awards are of the highest standard in the beauty industry as experts test, the editor approves and readers vote for the winners.
We can’t contain how excited we are!
It was only a year ago that we first arrived in the UK and Sonya and some of the wonderful ladies in the Eco Tan team visited London. Fast forward 12 months and not only did we beat our big players in the UK – for their own home-grown accolades! We are also celebrating 3 of our organic products as heroes in the natural beauty market!
Using an organic skin care range really does make a difference.
There are SO many mistruths in Mainstream Beauty today, I want to educate YOU to choose an organic skin care range. Hey, even if it isn’t ours – be aware, read labels, do your research and know what is REALLY going onto your skin.
Things happen it life that lead you on a path. I became consumed with finding an organic solution as a safer tanning alternative.
Not only was there not a single organic tanning product, but I quickly started to recognise how harmful a simple lipstick was! I sure wasn’t going to use them and I definitely wasn’t going to take that risk on my sister’s skin. It is in these very moments, that Eco Tan my organically certified company was born. I vowed to speak up to Australian’s about toxic chemicals in mainstream beauty. Further, to make them aware of greenwashing.
The Most Important Question Of Your Life – Mark Manson
A few of us at the Eco Tan HQ connected so deeply with this article that we had to share… Written by from American self-help author, blogger and entrepreneur, Mark Manson.
Everybody wants what feels good. Everyone wants to live a carefree, happy and easy life, to fall in love and have amazing sex and relationships. To look perfect, make money and to be popular, well-respected and admired. To be a total baller to the point that people part like the Red Sea when you walk into the room.
Everyone would like that — it’s easy to like that.
If I ask you, “What do you want out of life?” and you say something like, “I want to be happy and have a great family and a job I like,” it’s so ubiquitous that it doesn’t even mean anything.
It happens every year. We all promise to ourselves that come January 1st, a new version of ourselves will emerge. A version that actually enjoys exercise and doesn’t stuff their face with junk food at every chance they get. GUILTY! It’s time to set our New Years Resolutions for 2016, something we can actually stick to…
It always starts off with good intentions, but suddenly it’s January 7th and we’re still in our pyjamas at 4pm. Having spent the whole day watching TV, with 2 empty packets of Doritos by our side. Oops!
Fear not! This year is different, because we want to inspire many to embrace 2016 as a year of holistic and healthy living. We want you to feel healthier and, in turn, happier!
Well 2015 has been kind to me personally and to our Eco Tan team.
I really hope our loyal customers have blossomed and thrived in 2015. Just a few quick highlights!
At the age of 49 my family and I moved in our first house that we built. To begin with we had a small pool ? In the extreme heat of QLD! Given this, we are going to truly enjoy our first summer in 10 years. This house was on my vision board for 8 years.
Personal Highlights in 2015
After being a single mum for the past 7 years, to now living with Gary (who has been in our lives for the last 5 years) the compromise has been interesting! Poor bastard doesn’t know what all the screaming is about. We scream when we are excited, sad, mad whatever. We love noise. That’s why we built him a man room with a dirty big telly.
Since its conception, Eco Tan has always been out in the community, helping other small businesses grow in the same way. Sonya’s core beliefs has driver her to always be happy to offer FREE mentoring advice to other businesses. Thus, the ‘Eco Community Mentoring’ program was born… Through Sonya’s natural passion for giving back and sharing her blessings with others.
With the summer at its peak in the Northern Hemisphere and on the horizon for us down under, we can all agree we are looking forward to warm days spent having fun in the sun at the beach or the park making the most of the beautiful weather. However, it is critical during summer more than ever to remember to protect your skin from the damaging impacts the sun can have. Here are our sun safety tips.
As you may know Eco Tan & Eco By Sonya Driver were pioneered after Sonya Driver’s sister was diagnosed with a melanoma at only 30 years of age & Sonya wanted a safe sunless tanning alternative. Sun safety is at the very heart of what we do here at Eco Tan and what we try to achieve every day.
Although, London was a rocky start. After 3 flights and almost 24 hours of flying, the last thing we were expecting was to be in a car accident. We were just driving out of Heathrow airport, we slammed on the brakes only to land in the back of a car and have a black cab land in the back of us. With both air bags deployed and one of them hitting Sonya in the face. Leaving her battered and bruised. We were shocked to say the least.
The worst part was having to wait another 3 hours on the side of the highway. Especially in the London temperatures we weren’t yet used to in order for the insurance company to come and pick us up.
After this chaos subsided it was 3am in the morning and that’s when the jet lag hit us hard! We found ourselves sitting in our pyjama’s at a 24 hour cafe two mornings in a row. We ordered scrambled eggs while the people next to us stumbled in from the local night club and ordered shots!
But all in all it was a wonderful experience where we finally got to meet fans of Eco Tan and Eco by Sonya.
This Tuesday, some of our very lucky staff members got to spend the day “working” on the set of the Firefighters Calendar Australia shoot for next years calendar!
Starting the day bright and early we had to make our way to Mount Nathan to meet some firefighters for the Firefighters Calendar Australia shoot… We thought we reached our destination! Oops! We ended up in someone’s house before realising that we were in the wrong spot!
Not to worry, the day was soon saved when we re-grouped and it wasn’t all bad… we walked onto the set to find this:
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