Wednesday, August 28, 2013



Good Morning From Earth Mung Beans,

I am very excited to announce that  "From Earth To Plate" will be launching our new website in October. The website will feature weekly lifestyle editorials on Nutrition, Yoga, Eco Travel, Clean Living Products, Health Services & the latest Natural Beauty Products. The website is also going to feature your very own Virtual Health Clinic Q&A facility so any questions you may have can be answered by myself & our team of Nutritionists, Naturopaths, Yoga & Pilates Practitioners. 

As our website begins its creative growth into the from earth to plate world e.g. CONSTRUCTION there will be no more posts for the next 4 weeks as we prepare some exciting product editorials & some special launch offers for our readers at our launch. 

See below the companies & products we are proud to be featuring for our website launch. 

Launch into Spring with "From Earth To Plate"

Rita Balshaw - Hippies In The City

Perfect Potion - Aromatherapy & Natural Skin Care

Professional Whey - Clean & Natural Protein Powders

Green Nutritionals - Pure Spirulina, Chlorella & High Potency Grasses

Eco Store - Clean Living for the Home & Body

KX RETREATS BALI - Restore, Nourish & Be Active

As we near to the website launch we will be posting our new web address & some exciting special offers from our partners.

Until then I would just like to say a BIG THANK YOU to all of our readers for your support & I am so happy to be able to keep on providing you all with up to date health features to feed your vital force & give you the education to lead a wholefood lifestyle. 

"Eat well, Feel well, Live well"

Oceans of Peace & Love Dayne xxx

Wednesday, August 21, 2013

Change & Perfect Potion - Active Deodorant


After a series of events occurred in my life of late from a change of Countries and a change in Career it has become ever so clear that Change is the essence of life. Some changes we can prevent and some changes we cannot prevent as life unfolds the ever changing chapter of our own tale.  So it got me thinking about “Change” on all levels. Change is a very broad topic as one can change voluntarily and then on the other spectrum one can change due to unforeseen circumstances. 

However having the choice; change is a choice we make to usually take us to a more positive outcome so the choice to change is for a better result. After much reflection I have decided to change a few more things in my life to provide a safer environment for my body as well as the air we breathe to the chemicals we are consuming. This small change of choice will have profound health benefits internally and externally

“Watch your thoughts as they become your words, watch your words as they become your actions, watch your actions as they become your habits, watch your habits as they become your destiny.” Ghandi

One small Change I have made this week is to start using aluminum free deodorant. Most commercial brands of deodorant contain a variety of harsh chemicals that are detrimental to our health. One of them is aluminum: The focus here is aluminum because it is so toxic to the body and is potentially quite dangerous to our health. After doing some shopping around and research I found that aluminum free deodorant should consist of therapeutic – grade essential oils and all natural ingredients. 

This is much better for your body overall, since you’re not taking in all the toxins that are present in regular deodorants and antiperspirants. Why is Aluminum harmful to our bodies you ask? Aluminum has been associated with a variety of health issues, including: Seizures, Alzheimer’s Disease, kidney problems, breast cancer, Bone Formation Disorders. Aluminum is absorbed into the body very easily and being under the armpits can develop medical problems affecting the lymph glands.

With work and play as I am on the go teaching Yoga and running around the City I have discovered the perfect aluminum free deodorant.


Smell fresh & feel clean as you work or play, naturally!

  Aluminium free
  Fresh, clean and revitalising scent
  The essential oils are anti-bacterial, reducing the bacteria which cause odour by working on your perspiration

How to use
Spray Active Deodorant under your arms after showering or whenever you need to smell fresh and clean. Can also be used to deodorise your feet.

In the rare event of an adverse reaction discontinue use. Avoid application to sensitive, broken, irritated or sore skin.

alcohol (plant derived ethanol), aqua, triethyl citrate, melaleuca alternifolia (tea tree†) leaf oil, lavandula angustifolia (lavender†) flower oil, pelargonium graveolens (geranium) leaf oil, cananga odorata (ylang ylang†) flower oil, pogostemon cablin (patchouli) leaf oil, benzyl benzoate*, geraniol*, limonene*, linalool*. (*Natural constituents of essential oils, †Certified organic).


If you are looking for a change or are going through a change one thing that always helps any change in life I find is exercise/ YOGA!!! 

On that note Monday night I taught two Yoga Classes at Madonna’s new gym “Hard Candy” if you are looking for variety in classes, motivation, sexiness and style. 

“You can always change and become a better version of yourself”-Madonna

Monday, August 19, 2013

From Earth Weekly Update

The Weekly Update

Good morning from earth mung beans,

I hope this update finds you well & your week is full of abundance. Spring is around the corner as the August winds sweep in over the land blowing the seeds of life across our sacred earth in preparation for the birth of new life from all walks of life. Just as nature prepares itself for Spring as do we need to prepare our selves & the next 2 weeks are going to be full of products reviews to "Detox Your Life" on all levels, from home, body, mind & soul. We look forward to sharing our Spring essentials with you & giving you the education to live a clean wholefood lifestyle. 
"Eat well, Feel well, Live well"

This week Yoga teacher & co editor Crystal King will be covering the sweat blasting all natural Perfect Potion Active Deodorant which will ensure your confident & dry, naturally!  Read Crystals feature on this invigorating product  & see Exclusive offers for our readers. Feature will be live Wednesday 21st July 2013. 

Get your body moving for spring at Hardy Candy & experience their nourishing body balancing classes which incorporate yoga, dance, Pilates & Pilates barre. See Crystals feature on the club & come on in to experience yoga with crystal king. Feature will be live Wednesday 21st July 2013. 

This week I will be covering the inspiring "Natural Clean Living Bible" by Rita Balshaw "Hippies in The City" Find your  zen & learn how to live an all natural lifestyle with this must have home essential. Special offers for our readers when purchasing Hippies in the city from perfect potion. Feature will be live Thursday the 22nd July 2013. 

Feed your skin with the Elixir of life facial oil from Perfect Potion. This is an absolute essential for the daily treatment for your skin & in preparation for spring as it's potent rejuvenating properties will protect against the sun & restore any environmental damage like pollution & freed radical damage. Feature will be live Thursday the 22nd July 2013. 

Oceans of love, peace & light.

Dayne Crocker & Crystal King xx

Tuesday, August 13, 2013

One on One Yoga With Bodhi Buddahful Founder Crystal King

Bodhi Buddahful
Awaken & Enlighten mind, body & soul.
                                                        Life becomes a turn on!

What we offer: Bodhi Buddahful offers one to one Yoga, Fitness and Nutrition Packages to get you back to the way the body is suppose to be naturally!!   

We set the foundation to set you up for long term success, wellness and results!! 

such as Elle Macpherson, Kate Hudson, Jenifer Aniston,Nicole Kidman and Kate Moss swear by combining Yoga, good nutrition and Pilates to achieve optimum results. “

Our Intention: 

"To support, nurture and help individuals with health and well being  spiritual nourishment and personal or professional growth. To teach, love and nurture." Crystal King

Move your body...Nourish your Soul...Be Yourself! 

Bodhi Buddahful Benefits:
  •  Release tension 
  • Invigorate your body 
  • Increase strength and flexibility 
  • Toned 
  • Optimum body weight 
  • Improve metabolism and blood circulation 
  • Balance 
  • Alive 
  • Restore your vibrant spirit 
  • Increased energy levels
  • Return with a renewed life 
  • Deep calm and relaxation 
  • Enrich your life 
  • Heal yourself
  • Transform yourself 
  • Health and well being 
  • Rejuvenated 
  • Clarity of mind 
  • Deep peace 
  • Whole foods
  • Real food
  • Raw foods
  • Super foods
  • Postures
  • Positive thoughts 
  • Clear vision 
  • Freedom 
  • Indulge
  • Organic
  • Bliss
  • Breathe 
  • Be empowered 
  • Energise 
  • Wholesome 
  • Music
  • Get a kick out of life 
  • Love 
  • X factor shines 
  • Enrich your life with an abundance of health and positive energy. 

Meet the team:
Crystal King:
Personal Trainer and Yoga Accredited. Crystal is a health and fitness consultant and Yoga Teacher based in Sydney. Crystal holds a Certificate IV in Fitness, graduating from the Australian Institute of Fitness as a Master Trainer. 

Crystal also completed her 300hr Yoga Teacher training in Bali 2011 and integrates the two to achieve optimum results. With Crystal your training will be professional, personable, tailored to the individual, fun and results driven. Building a strong foundation to have longer lasting results rather than quick fixes is what she focuses on, every person is treated like the individual they are.

"Move your body, Nourish your Soul, Be Yourself"
Twitter @crystalyogaking
0487 651 750

Dayne Crocker:

‘’Nutrition is the foundation for optimum health, feeding your vital force & 
creating a healthy relationship between food & life’’  Dayne Crocker

Dayne Crocker obtained his qualification from the ACNT College of natural therapies in Sydney, Australia & is currently completing his degree in Health Sciences at Endeavor College. As a nutritionist I specialise in examining your daily diet and lifestyle to establish any dietary deficiencies that may be impacting on your health.

 A nutritionist goes through all bodily systems in review to get a clear indication of how your diet may be affecting your body’s functions. Born in Cleveland, Queensland, I've always been drawn to the ocean because of growing up by the bay; and nature has always been important” and critical to my fundamental life philosophies. 

Now residing in Sydney where he works with large-scale clients including Virgin Active, AMEX, Vogue, Instyle, Dolly, Goodhealth, Ninemsn, presenting on channel 10, Catercare Australia and PureHealth where he facilitates corporate seminars, Editorial Contributions & Detox Retreats in Byron Bay. My passion is to empower all with the skills & knowledge to live a wholefood lifestyle full of abundance. 

education is power & my motto is simple,

 “Eat well, Feel well, Live well”.


0431 558 983 


Sunday, August 11, 2013

Notox Box!

Notox Box

It was a cool winters morning in July, a sense of stillness in the air as the sun was still yet to rise. I look down at the front door & see that someone has been, a package has arrived on my front terrace, my smile lifts from ear to ear as I dash out into the darkness to fetch just what might be my boho box of delights that I have been eagerly awaiting for all month. Its official….. CHRISTMAS in JULY has arrived as I pull the draw string made of yarn & my ECO Notox box falls open to unveil an array of this months must have eco, beauty, nutrition & clean living essentials.

 The Company

Notox Box is an Australian based company operating out of Sydney & delivers nationally not only the Notox Box but an array of eco, beauty, nutrition & clean living essentials that can also be made into nourishing gift boxes for all you love.

Notox boxes mission is simple.
Notox box is passionate about helping people choose healthy, safer, better products.”

“We want to bring you safer, less toxic alternatives to the conventional stuff in the easiest way possible.”

“We believe you can start anywhere, anytime on this journey…and that every little bit counts, as we aim to look after ourselves and our planet better each day.” 

Finding the perfect products that work for you can not only be costly, time consuming & confusing but leave you with products that aren’t the natural CHEMCICAL FREE goodies you thought they were & so the Notox box was born to life, a company that dedicates itself to sourcing, researching & road testing only the best 100% ALL NATURL from earth products. Notox Box now nourishes Australians from all walks of life that wish to find the perfect products to complement YOUR “from earth to plate” wholefood lifestyle. Once subscribed it really is like Christmas every month as your blissed out box gets delivered with love straight to your door.


Q. Sharon what was your inspiration to create an Eco clean living company?

A. I started Notox Box to create a positive encouraging space to help people on their own health & wellness journeys. The idea for Notox Box came about as I was dealing with chemical sensitivities and food intolerances.

I was lacking energy, dealing with severe stomach pains, and breaking out in rashes & eczema. After seeing doctors, dermatologists, nutritionists, and a range of holistic practitioners, I slowly built my knowledge, and replaced my products. But it was overwhelming, and it was difficult to find good products. Along the way, I found so many busy people wanting to be healthy but also finding it hard. I thought there had to be an easier way. I couldn't find it, so I set out to create it. 

The Products

Below is an example of the handpicked winter essentials that were featured in the July Notox Box. The boxes have been exceptionally designed with the earth in mind & with absolute attention to detail from the Notox menu of products to the marketing which explains your goodies benefits.

 My Nourishing Notox Box Date Night!

1.     Frist comes the soul soothing dream bath with 
Power superfoods magnesium bath salts

These pure magnesium chloride bath salts are sourced from the deep mysterious depths of the ancient underground Zechstein Sea, 1800 meters to be precise. Highly absorbable & with a potent Zen out charge they left my body, mind & soul relaxed whilst my nervous system was fed with magnesium.

2.     Time to see what’s going down in the “from earth to plate” world with your personal copy of the nourishing ALIVE Magazine.

 Knowledge is power & this little natural living bible will be sure to inspire your inner Eco warrior.
Alive Magazine

3.     What yummy gluten free treats am I going to cook this week with my nutrient rich, fresh ground coconut flour which is a FULL SIZE PACK! Time to get inspired by alive magazines recipes & put my Pacific Organics Coconut flour to good use.

4.     My DRY DESSERT WINTER skin gets just the HYDRATING drink it’s been craving with Absolutely Gorgeous hand & body cream

The name really does say it all as my skin was fed with the nourishing likes of chamomile, lavender, mandarin essential oils & deeply hydrated with the penetrating jojoba oil & nutrient rich sesame & sweet almond oils.

5.     With bath time over its time to continue the bliss & retreat to the lounge where my platter of fresh treats await. First I enjoy the blissed out goodness of the %100 natural vegan & sugar free Goodie Balls which contain 8 different nuts, seeds & fruits followed by the antioxidant rich walnut & acai Artisse wholefood bar… my personal FAVE & to finish an array of raw nuts, seeds & sun dried fruits by Absolute Organic Fruit & Nut Mix.

Ready for sleep after my Notox Box Date night & let me tell you did I SLEEP! Until next month I now have my in scope a nourishing array of products to “Eat well, Feel well, Live well”

From Earth to Plate Ratings

Freshness: 10 Plates

Nutrition: 10 plates

Variety: 10 plates

Value for money: 10 plates

Service: 10 Plates

Total score of 50 Plates 

Special Offer

Notox Box would love to offer our readers a special offer of 10% off when purchasing  everything from the Notox Box site (excluding our monthly subscriptions, notox box gift vouchers, notox box gifts).  

Valid till 31 August 2013. 

Coupon code to enter at checkout is : earth plate

Twitter @notoxbox

Wednesday, August 7, 2013

Perfect Potion - Yoga Chakra & Essential Oils Workshop

Happy hump day yogi lovers, what a beautiful winters day here in Sydney. 

Last Tues night  I had the absolute sensual smelling aroma yoga experience at Perfect Potion Bondi Junction. 

As you step into the Perfect Potion store the smell of pure essential oils instantly calms the central nervous system and brings a real sense of peace and bliss clearing the day away. 
The room was set up for a Yin Yoga Aroma class with the choice of herbal tea on arrival. As I lay on my aroma yoga mat I instantly felt like I was floating into a field of blends bringing me down to earth and lifting my spirits all the while taking my senses and emotions through a deep calm blue throat chakra yoga class with the Gracious Yoga teacher; Jade. 

          Throat Chakra's Colour is Blue: It's gemstone is Turquoise and Tourmaline. Blue is linked to purification attained through clear expression of the interior wholeness. 
The throat chakra is a transmitter of truth, freedom and clarity. It is located in the throat and neck region of the body and extends upward to include the lower region of the brain or cortex. 

This area of the physical body holds the communication centre, and the gateway to inner and outer worlds. What does your throat chakra need so you can fully express who you are? 

Singing, chanting, acting and toning are all activities that vibrate from the Throat Chakra. Holding tension in the throat chakra is often due to lack of support in the early years regarding self-expression and freedom speech. With a healed and healthy Throat Chakra, one's words are kind, thoughtful, clear and truthful. 

The voice is strong and alive with many tones of expression. Usually there is ease with writing, speaking, and sharing thoughts with others. A healthy Throat Chakra cannot sustain lies, coercion, or manipulation. 

Mention From Earth to Plate & our readers have the privilege of experiencing a Yoga class for $10 half price and 10% off Perfect Potion Products.

Explore a combination of yoga postures and essential oils to help re-balance your chakras at the Perfect Potion Store Bondi every Tues night up until the 13th August 2013. Ph: 02 9389 6120 to book in.