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Local Ethical Gifting Guide - Christmas 2022

Local Ethical Gifting Guide - Christmas 2022


Surfpaste is a beautiful tinted sunscreen (SPF rating 30+) containing only certified organic ingredients and 38% non-nano zinc oxide. This sunscreen was created in Byron Bay by local surfer Tahlia Bourke. Her passion for the Ocean, environmental awareness and healthy living means she has always been drawn to natural, chemical free products that are nourishing for the skin while also being safe and clean for the ocean. 

Surfpaste is vegan, palm oil-free, reef-safe & all natural with absolutely no hidden nasties. The ingredients chosen for the product are extremely beneficial for the skin and the high levels of antioxidants from the certified organic oils also protect and repair the skin from damage and premature aging. Surfpaste’s tinted zinc is suitable for all skin types and can also be helpful for anyone with sensitive or acne prone skin - the zinc oxide helps to soothe the inflammation and may reduce sebum production. So make sure you are well protected from the sun this summer and grab a tin of this sunscreen from one of our stores in Byron or Mullumbimby or on-line.

Astrological Calendar & Moon Planting Guide - Aracaria Guides 2023 

This Moon Planting Guide created locally by Thomas Zimmer every year guides you to become a better you, month by month, twelve months at a time. With this beautifully designed, handcrafted astrological calendar, you'll find solace and guidance for every season ahead. This Astrological Calendar & Moon Guide is an attractive wall chart with zodiac illustrations and different phases of the moon concerning planting times. Planting by the moon is a simple method of planning your activities in the garden. Based on a traditional observation that the moon is a regulator of growth processes on earth. Thomas Zimmer’s Moon Planting calendar is a detailed chart that gives the correct lunar and astrological planting times for fruiting and leafy vegetables and covers the best times to weed, transplant seedlings, prune, harvest and irrigate. 

He has been creating these inspiring calendars for many years. They are full of astrological information as well as moon phase, equinox, solstice and eclipse dates and times. Thomas also includes his personal (and insightful!) astrological commentary on the global year ahead. The Planting Guide can be found in our Stores and also on-line.

Loco Love Artisanal Chocolates

Loco Love’s amazing chocolates have been developed by a qualified Naturopath and Nutritionist and are hand made in Byron Bay from ethically sourced fair-trade and organic Criollo Cacao from Peru with a concoction of tonic herbs, probiotics, superfoods and healing spices mixed through with care and intention. The unique quality of each chocolate is integral to the alchemy of their chocolates. The Loco Love chocolates are vegan and free from soy and refined sugar and have been lovingly described by the crafters as “chocolates with benefits”. If you haven’t tried one of these exceptionally delicious creations, now is the time to treat yourself and gift one to someone special, too! Available in our stores and on-line.

Ananda Life Rollers

Nicole, the founder of Ananda Life in the Byron Shire shares on her website that the word Ananda means extreme joy and happiness and we believe that this is exactly the feeling that her exquisite rollers bring. Nicole combines her background as an aromatherapist with her organic formulation studies to create this magical range of products that are cruelty free, using natural ingredients and are free from artificial fragrances or nasties.

The Ananda Life collection is beautifully formulated with intention and love and is designed to embrace both beauty and health benefits. She describes that her mission is to “pamper and transport you to a wondrous place for that sacred moment where you can connect to your higher self and awaken your goddess”. What an amazing and nourishing gift to gift yourself and others! Now available in our Byron or Mullumbimby stores and on-line.

Anything’s Possible Cookbook

The Anything’s Possible Cookbook was thoughtfully and deliciously created by Byron Bay locals Natasha Burbury and Thomas Ziegler. Described as their love child, it’s their first cookbook and contains an exquisite and multicultural mix of over 100 vegan, gluten-free and dairy free recipes, many of which have been passed on from friends and family. They describe that the book gives a traditional approach to cooking with a modern twist, going right back to the basics of creating things from scratch. 

They share their hope to bring a lens of mindfulness and sustainability that highlights the opportunity to use food as a vehicle for positive change - for ourselves and for Mother Earth. What an inspiring gift this is - you can find their cookbook in our stores and on-line.