ECO. focuses on natural and organic ingredients and products, so caring about the environment has always been very important to us. We launched the ECO. Clean Beach Initiative in 2013, a national campaign aimed at educating young people about the issues facing our oceans and how they can be a apart of positive solutions. We have since worked closely with a number of local grassroots organisations to support environmental conservation efforts. One of these amazing organisations is Clean Coast Collective, a Byron Bay based not-for-profit keeping our coastline clean.
An astounding number of Australian’s aren’t getting enough sleep, and it’s only getting worse. Research published by the Sleep Health Foundation found that between 33-45 percent of Australian’s are suffering from poor sleep patterns, resulting in fatigue and irritability that leads to lower productivity and concentration, decreased motor coordination, weight gain and poor physical health as well as moody, stressed or depressed behaviour.
Thankfully there are plenty of things we can do to help get a little more shut-eye each night. Here are some of our top tips:
Chances are you know that magnesium is good for you, but do you know just why it’s so good for your well being? Magnesium is an essential mineral required by virtually every single cell in the body to function properly. Hundreds of chemical processes in the body rely on magnesium to perform, but it is particularly necessary for the muscles to recover post exercise, how well your muscles can contract and relax is dependent on the amount of magnesium your body receives.
We know how important it is for our customers to be able to have complete trust in the quality and integrity of our ECO. products, so we’re taking this opportunity to share a little insight into where we source the ingredients for our essential oils.
ECO. products are defined by quality and integrity, and therefore we source our ingredients from places where social and environmental integrity is at the forefront.
The beneficial properties of the pure essences of plants have been known for thousands of years, and have been used throughout ancient cultures to treat ailments and promote good health and emotional wellbeing. The Egyptians would use plants for spiritual purposes, cosmetics and embalming dating back to 3,500BC. The Chinese have been utilising plants for medicinal purposes since 4,500BC and the Romans used plants in rituals, ceremonies and for bathing and massage.
We all know that moving our bodies is a crucial part of looking and feeling our best and most vibrant. We chatted to the ladies at Nimble Activewear about their favourite ways to sweat their way to clearer skin. On top of your beauty and skincare routine, exercise helps to detox your body, flushing it from toxic chemicals and build-up that causes pimples and blemishes. They’ve researched and tested the top workouts that will help to detoxify your body and skin from the inside out, and now we’re sharing them with you.
Sensitive skin is a skin condition that may be caused by many different factors: genetics, hormones, medications, harsh or incorrect skin products, climatic conditions such as extreme heat, cold or wind, even pollution, stress and diet. Sensitive skin can suffer from dryness (although it may also be oily), bumps and pustules, broken capillaries, redness and flushing. It can often feel dry, taut and suffer from irritation, burning or stinging and be very reactive to certain skin products.
We’re all busy. The modern day woman has a packed schedule from the moment she wakes up to the moment she finally rests her weary head. It’s never been more important to slow down and take time for ourselves in order to maintain the best physical, mental and emotional well-being possible. We chat with Natalie Thorogood, founder of wellness brand Soak Society, on the importance of taking five for yourself.
Ageing is one of those elusive things the beauty industry is always striving to address. In terms of skin and looking our best, most of us strive to defy the natural and inevitable process of ageing. With the knowledge we have today in regards to health, diet, exercise and stress relief, there’s no reason we can’t look and feel our best at any age. In saying that, looking after our skin with a good regime will help defy ageing as much as possible and help us age gracefully and beautifully.