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Bumps, bites and late nights

Natural silly season saviours The temperature’s inching upwards. The legs are making an appearance. Summer must be on its way. But this year, rather than get caught short by the barrage of bugs and BBQs, why not remember the 3Ps (Prepare, Protect,...
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WITH A BURST OF SPRING CITRUS

LOSE THE BLUES AND LIFT YOUR MOOD 
WITH A BURST OF SPRING CITRUS

Heading north to Kerikeri recently (home to the most delicious oranges) I was reminded how much I love citrus. And not just the fruit, or the juice of the fruit, I mean the whole tree! Lemon, Lime, Orange, Mandarin and Grapefruit… the range...
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Feeling the cold? Warm your heart & home with pure essential plant oils

For those of us living in the Southern Hemisphere, winter has well and truly made an entrance. Cold nights, stormy skies and biting wind. It’s over these months that we tend to hibernate, turning to the warmth, security and seclusion of our...
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Beating allergy symptoms with pure essential oils

Nasal allergies often labelled with the generic term ‘hay fever’ tend to be associated with dusty summertime pollen and hay. But here come the winter months and not all the sneezes will be the contagious kind. What seems like the first signs...
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Hand delivered donations to Nepal moves family to tears

If you read my previous post, you will know that I recently financed a trip to Nepal to deliver our fundraising efforts directly to a village co-operative of paper makers, to generate trade revival from aid, for long-term recovery. It was important...
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Absolute Essential aid to restore Nepal economy

The second in a series of reports on our relief efforts in Nepal (See report 1 here) Immediately following the news of the first earthquake in Nepal, the Absolute Essential team rallied. Our direct aromatherapy supplier relationships in Nepal...
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Take control for safe, natural first aid and family care

Over the years, I have had a lot of different people come to me for natural health care with a limited knowledge of the therapeutic plant oils we use. At first they are simply hopeful and pleased with the idea of using something guaranteed...
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Natural health care helps children grow strong and healthy

If new research due to be completed in 2015 shows naturally high fever to be life-saving in critical illness, there will likely be a direct challenge to the present culture of using Paracetamol and other like products to suppress high temperatures....
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Make your own perfume and cologne free from synthetic chemicals

Everyone loves perfume! Most people have their favourites that they stick to year after year but every now and again you feel like a change. Have you ever passed someone in the street and caught a whiff of their fragrance, or had your nostrils...
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A small travel kit ensures safe and happy travel

After a recent blog on first aid and primary home care, a question has come up about which essential oils are the best to use for travelling. At first I thought we were more or less talking about the same thing, but the query was especially...