This Is How Slow Beauty Eco Salon Gives Back To The Planet

Slow Beauty Eco Salon helps Eminence Organics plant 10 million trees

Eco Friendly Beauty Salon

What are some things that we do to be environmentally-friendly?

Slow Beauty Eco Salon is proud to be Canberra’s only 100% authentic eco-friendly beauty salon. Firstly, the energy used to run every aspect of the salon is 5% green energy, with a plan to increase this amount each year. The salon is mostly paperless, with pre and post-care advice, invoices, receipts and gift cards all sent electronically. I recycle all product containers, use LED lights where possible, use green cleaning supplies and paper products, and use only organic and naturally-derived products in the salon. All linens are washed and dried on-site with cold water (and the appropriate anti-bacterial and anti-fungal additive in accordance with the ACT Health Protection Service requirements). The washing machine has a 4* energy rating, and the heat-pump drier has a 6* energy rating. The gift bags and tissue are recycled and are accepted back for re-use. The organic Tea Tonic teas that are offered to guests are loose-leaf, so require less production processing, and they are composted at the end of each day. Read more

What else do we do that is different from the average salon?

In life, it’s often the small details that accumulate to induce massive change. I hope to inspire and encourage others to tread lightly on their own paths. I take the time and make the effort to focus on the details, so that small, cumulative changes eventually lead to creating a kinder world, the kind of world I want to pass on to the next generation, and those generations that follow.

Why is it important for you to work with skincare products that are good for the planet?

The choice to work with Eminence Organics is a conscious one. I love the superior quality of Eminence Organics products, and that they are tested in independent laboratories for efficacy. Eminence gives back to the environment with the Forests for the Future tree program, which is just a win-win for everyone. I love being a part of this program and improving our environment. Contributing to the common good is a great feeling. I want our environment to be clean and healthy not only for this generation but for future generations as well. A clean planet means a healthier environment for us to live in, which is better for our health. My clients LOVE Eminence and everything it stands for, and they like to see how many trees we have planted together.

Green Brand Partners

Eminence Organic Skin Care

It’s no secret that Eminence Organics loves the planet. They plant a tree for every product sold and are the first skincare brand to plant 10 million trees. They use recycled and recyclable packaging, and their Certified Organic Farm relies on traditional farming practices that heal the earth. Since 1958, they have turned to eco-friendly solutions that are good for Planet Earth and good for us.

Becoming an organic, sustainable company takes hard work. At Eminence, we’ve earned numerous certifications that recognize our commitment to organic agriculture and wonderful spa experiences.


A leading global standard committed to recognizing organic agriculture.


Demeter is a certifying body for products from Biodynamic® Agriculture. All products are subject to a strict and comprehensive verification process.


A membership-based business association that promotes and protects organic trade.


ISPA advances the spa industry by providing invaluable educational and networking opportunities, promoting the value of the spa experience and speaking as the authoritative voice to foster professionalism and growth.


Certified B Corporations® are leaders of a global movement of people using business as a force for good™. They meet the highest standards of overall social and environmental performance, transparency and accountability and aspire to use the power of business to solve social and environmental problems. There are more than 1,900 Certified B Corporations in over 130 industries and 50 countries with 1 unifying goal – to redefine success in business.


Oncology Training International (OTI) is committed to educating and empowering estheticians & skin care therapists to impact the lives of cancer patients with compassion and healing. OTI has recommended a selection of Eminence Organics products as suitable and effective for skin-related issues during and post-cancer treatment.
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The Coalition for Consumer Information on Cosmetics’ (CCIC) Leaping Bunny Program administers a cruelty-free standard and the internationally recognized Leaping Bunny Logo for companies producing cosmetic, personal care, and household products that are cruelty free.


FSC is an international certification and labeling system dedicated to promoting responsible management of the world’s forests.

Alexandria Professional

Alexandria Professional pride themselves on providing the highest quality and most natural epilation product around. Their formulas are vegan and their sugar is so natural, you could eat it! The products are safe to use from head to toe: fragrance-free, paraben-free, petro-free, and non-comedogenic. But they don’t JUST care about the skin; they prioritise the community as well through green initiatives. All the containers are recyclable and are made with previously moulded plastic (regrind) whenever possible to minimise waste. All of AP’s retail tubes are made by Express Tubes,  a US company that recycles at all production sites. They also work towards minimising waste, electricity and water usage as much as possible.

The Universal Sugar Warmer by Alexandria Professional is the first sugar warmer designed to save on electricity use with the lowest wattage on the market. Alexandria Professional sugar pastes are made of only three ingredients: sugar, water and lemon juice. The paste dissolves in water, and when used with Landfill Biodegradable gloves, and wipes, the sugaring is the most environmentally-friendly hair removal available!

Zuii Organic

Zuii is proud to carry some of the highest global certifications on offer to Organic businesses. Zuii cares about the environment, animals and your health. That’s why their products are made with the best ingredients available and they’ve been credited with some amazing certifications to back it up. 

Below you will find a list of our certifications. If you are looking for certifications for a particular product, you will find them listed on the product page.


The Vegan Society Trademark is the international Vegan standard. Saving animals one product at a time, Zuii has a range of products happily certified by the Vegan Society! 
Find out more about The Vegan Society Certification and their Standards here.

**Zuii Organic offers some Vegan Friendly options within our product range, you can view all of our Vegan Certified and Vegan Friendly products here


The BDIH & COSMOSORGANIC Trademark is one Zuii carries proudly. BDIH is the Association of Industrial Companies and Trading Firms for pharmaceuticals, healthcare products, food supplements and personal hygiene products. The COSMOS-standard sets out innovative, challenging and progressive criteria for organic and natural cosmetics to ensure they are safe, effective and good for the environment. Zuii is pleased to let you know our entire range Certified Organic with BDIH and COSMOS!  Find out more about COSMOS ORGANIC Certification and their Standards here.

NASAA Certified Organic (NCO) is a fully-owned subsidiary of The National Association for Sustainable Agriculture, Australia (NASAA) and provides certification services to operators within Australia and internationally. Our standard Zuii Cosmetics range is entirely NASAA Certified. NASAA provides the only consumer guarantee to verify ‘organic’ product claim, requiring a minimum 95% Certified Organic ingredients with the remaining 5% from a natural origin. NASAA prohibits the use of synthetic and chemical ingredients from products that are certified. NASAA is nationally audited and accredited under the Australian Department of Agriculture (DOA) Organic and Bio-dynamic Program. Find out more about NASAA”s Certification and their Standards here.


Choose Cruelty Free is passionate about saving animals from the horrors of animal testing. They require businesses to meet strict criteria to carry their badge, to enquire the products are not tested on animals under any circumstances. Find out more about Choose Cruelty-Free and find Zuii listed on their website here.

PETA’s Beauty Without Bunnies verifies that Zuii does not conduct or commission any animal tests on ingredients, formulations or finished products, and pledges not to do so in the future.
To research, educate yourself or donate to PETA and view more of their amazing work with animals please visit their website here


Zuii Organic is manufactured and dispatched on the Sunny Gold Coast, Australia! We are proud to be Australian Made & Owned and to run all of our processors right in one place. If you want to find out more about us, our location, or chat with them, click here.


Award Winner!
 This symbol indicates that our product has won as award! The world recognises how wonderful our products are and we are so grateful for that! You can also check out the awards page here.

Three Warriors

By purchasing Three Warriors you can trust you are always using tanning products that are organic, natural for your body and face, are cruelty-free, environmentally conscious and proudly Australian made. Our sunless tanning products and tanning scrubs are also certified by Toxic Free Safe Cosmetics Australia and the Organic Food Chain (OFC). 

Tea Tonic

Tea Tonic is all about fun, but they take their commitment to the environment seriously. Through a range of sustainability initiatives, they ensure their premium teas are safe, healthy and Earth-friendly – so you can enjoy every sip with a clear social conscience.

First, there are the ingredients, which are 100% natural, primarily organic, the best tea gardens of the world. That means no pesticides, no chemicals and no harmful nasties. But that’s just the beginning! Their manufacturing processes are as fresh and clean as our irresistible teas. From using biodegradable, unbleached teabags to environmentally-friendly, recyclable packaging, everything they do is designed with sustainability in mind.

You only have one body, and we only have one planet. Tea Tonic helps you care for them both, and is the logical choice for an eco-friendly beauty salon.

Cedar & Sage Organics

Cedar and Sage Organics are passionate about health, well-being and caring for the planet, people and animals. They strive to use only the best quality ingredients which are organic and wild-harvested where possible. 

Stephanie Kratzel, the creator and owner of Cedar and Sage Organics, created her vision from her off-grid property located outside of Bungendore NSW, where she lives with her husband and two children where the products are hand produced.

Steph discovered a passion for health at a young age as her mother, a nurse who also studied naturopathy, taught her many things about natural remedies and the importance of healthy, sustainable and organic living which is one of the core influences in creating the products you can now enjoy.

The Calendula used in many of C&S’s products is grown on the farm and all of the products are created on site using sustainable practices that range from our solar powered production process through to our use of sustainable packaging.

While raising her own children, Steph started taking more care to read labels on food and skincare – It was then that Steph realised that so many ‘organic’ and ‘natural’ brands were not as clean as they advertised. Steph’s creative spark inspired her to create her very own functional products with authenticity at their core.

We love the teeny-tiny carbon footprint associated with stocking Deodorant Pastes from Cedar and Sage Organics, and I’m so excited to have them in my eco-friendly beauty salon!

Nutra Organics

Nutra Organics are on a mission to support the health of their customers with conscious wholefood products, made with integrity, and to take good care of the health of the planet and its people. They strive to be the leader in their space and inspire others to follow their lead to make better choices, from environmental sustainability through to caring for the community. Their vision is to tread as lightly as possible, by transitioning their entire range to home compostable or sustainable packaging, ensuring all ingredients are sustainably sourced and actively give back to the environment and community. Nutra Organics Superfood Lattes and Collagen are available in our online store, The Slow Beauty Experience. They are the perfect internal support for your eco-friendly beauty salon treatments.

Allergies are nothing to sneeze at

Two overlapping images, one of crops growing on a farm and the other of hands holding produce

It’s no coincidence that with the introduction of modern agriculture came allergies. Not only are many people allergic to the synthetic chemicals used in farming today, but many believe that these are the root to the shocking number of food aversions found in western society. Today nearly 8% of North American children suffer unpleasant reactions when exposed to certain foods ranging from hives and eczema to serious illness – but it doesn’t have to be that way. Allergies are a hypersensitive reaction in a person to an exposure that does not affect most people. While some might be born with a genetic predisposition to specific allergies, most will develop them in childhood after exposure to certain irritants.

When it comes to food items, there are a number that consistently become toxic to allergy sufferers, and Mátyás, the organic farmer behind the Éminence farms and other experts around the world, believe that pesticides are the reason why. Studies have shown that applying pesticides to plants forces them to produce enzymes and antibodies to survive. These antibodies are produced in abundance to fight the toxins found in chemicals, and are then absorbed by your body when you eat the produce or apply it to your skin, causing a physical reaction. Some people develop a reaction after being exposed to a certain pesticide, a process known as sensitisation, which can result in side effects that can include asthma, or skin, eye and nose irritation. Quite often what one might think is an allergy to a specific fruit is actually a reaction to the pesticide sprayed on the skin or rind. They can also exacerbate already existing allergies, causing an increase in the severity of the reaction.

By choosing organic food and skin care, we avoid the interference of these hazardous pesticides. Additionally, ingredients grown in their natural state offer more nutrients, vitamins and health benefits than their sprayed counterparts. If people knew then what they know now about second hand smoke, would they have smoked around their children? By choosing organics, we choose health – and isn’t that what matters most?

Article taken from Éminence News Volume 3.










VitaSkin Spotlight

Firm Skin

86% of users reported an improvement in skin elasticity in just 14 days and 100% of users showed results in 28 days!*

Firm Skin Acai Exfoliating PeelEliminate the signs of ageing and bring youth and vitality back to the skin using the complete Firm Skin solution. Antioxidant-rich fruits and berries, as well as cell-regenerating seabuckthorn supply phytonutrient and vitamin content to the skin to improve skin tone. Botanical hyaluronic acid protects, rejuvenates and restores moisture to the skin as the powerful active Homeostatine® helps to prevent dehydration, reduce wrinkle depth and protect against future damage from free radicals.

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Bright Skin

Clinically proven to increase skin lightness by 24% in just 3 months!

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Erase dark spots and hyperpigmentation for an even complexion with the complete Bright Skin solution. A delicious concoction of brightening bearberry, lightening licorice and soothing stone crop fades hyperpigmentation while infusing the skin with antioxidants for protection against free radicals. Two plant-derived actives, Gigawhite™ and a Natural Hydroquinone Alternative, aid in reducing and eliminating melanin to optimise skin’s clarity without irritation.


Calm Skin

50% of users reported a reduction in the appearance of skin redness in just 14 days!*

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The complete Calm Skin solution specifically targets the visible signs of sensitive and rosacea-prone skin, as well as offering relief from discomfort. Arnica, horse chestnut and rosemary, known for their anti-inflammatory properties, unite to dramatically reduce redness and calm irritation, even on the most sensitive skin. Experience revitalised, soothed and nourished skin that comes from an effective blend of moisturising shea butter and regenerative chamomile.

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Clear Skin

75% of users reported a reduction in acne lesions and scars in just 14 days and 100% of users showed results in 28 days!*

clear skin peelThe complete Clear Skin Solution detoxifies and revitalises acne prone skin with gentle, effective ingredients that provide essential vitamins and antioxidants to soothe inflammation. Cucumber, tea tree oil and stonecrop purify the skin and reduce the formation of sebum and bacteria, while yogurt gently exfoliates and imparts healthy probiotics to improve the skin’s balance. Willow bark extract, also an astringent, contains powerful calming and soothing properties that will help to relieve the inflammation often associated with acne prone skin.

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Coming up in 2016…

I have many exciting things planned for Beauty By Natalie in 2016!

NEW Facial Enhancements


Recently I was the winner of an industry competition and am the proud owner of a brand new BioTherapeutic Micro! This amazing device is the latest in hand held professional technology that achieves ultrasonic exfoliation using advanced patented technology. The BT Micro ultrasonic works by using a combination of high speed oscillations and micro-current to deep cleanse, exfoliate and enhance product penetration. When used in a High Powered Facial, it leaves the skin smooth, fresh and perfectly prepared for maximum product absorption. I will also be introducing LED to the Facial Enhancements Menu. LED Light Therapy uses Light-Emitting Diode technology to activate and promote collagen production and increase the rate of skin cell renewal. This treatment will also help minimise acne while soothing the skin, and reducing redness and inflammation.

Sugaring Packages & NEW VIP Programme

Full Circle of Skin Conditioning

To assist my Sugaring clients to get the best possible results from their sugaring, I have developed a new and exciting programme called the Fundamental Skin Lifestyle. The Fundamental Skin Lifestyle is the implementation of the Full Circle of Skin Conditioning either at-home or in-salon. Fundamental Skin Lifestyle members will automatically join the exclusive VIP Customer Rewards Programme which entitles you to every 10th treatment completely free!


Eco Tan

Recently I had my first spray-tan and immediately fell in love, and so I’ve decided to bring it to you! Beauty By Natalie will soon offer Eco Tan Spray Tans and tanning products, as well as their sunscreens and deodorants.

Tea Menu Update & NEW Tea Retail

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As much as I love the Higher Living teas, I have been enamoured with a tea of a different kind. I have stumbled upon an Australian company who produces organic herbal infusions for the body, mind and spirit. These beautiful loose-leaf blends are by their very nature better for the environment; they nourish your body, empower your mind and uplift your spirit with each sip.

I am excited to be bringing my clients these amazing products in 2016 and look forward to sharing them with you very soon!