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Absolute Essential announces Vegan Certification
Absolute Essential is proud to announce that its entire therapeutic plant oil product range is now officially Vegan Certified, adding to its impressive list of earth-friendly accreditations, and cementing its position as a company that is 100%...
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What goes around comes around: why recycling matters
I cannot tell you how happy I am that over the past few years there has been a groundswell of support for the eco-movement. For as long as I can remember, I have been making conscious choices for a cleaner, greener planet. And this extends...
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Delivering on our promise of sustainability
At a time of extreme population growth, climate change and ever-dwindling resources, the need to care for our environment - and to act responsibly, mindfully and sustainably - is now greater than ever. Most of us try to do this on a personal...
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I’m dreaming of a sustainable Christmas
The festive season is supposed to be a time of peace, happiness and joy, yet increasingly it’s become a time of stress and crazy consumerism. The pressure to get your Christmas shopping done can result in poor decisions and rushed purchases...
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Nepal Trade Aid with Christmas Socks
Many of our regular customers will remember the Nepal Trade Aid campaign that we initiated following the earthquakes of 2015. We pledged to make your generous donations count as much as possible by taking no administration charges, adding...
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How Organic Lavender Essential Oil is Made
Writing to you on the road this week as I journey through Europe, blessed with the opportunity to visit the breath-taking lavender fields of Southern France. And although I am completely in love with New Zealand, my home of almost 31 years,...
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Therapeutic plant oils empower women around the world
March 8 was International Women’s Day which invites us to celebrate women in history around the world and the amazing, resourceful, resilient women that we are today. What better time to step into the empowering world of therapeutic plant oils...
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Saving lives with organic essential oils in Nepal
Things happen and plans change, especially when you travel. So, when I was in Nepal recently (following my visit to Jiri where I delivered Absolute Essential earthquake relief funds) a visit to an organic apricot kernel oil supplier in remote...
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What does aromatic medicine mean to you?
I was recently lucky enough to be invited to talk at the inaugural AROMATICA 2015 conference in Australia on the ‘The Credible Integration of Aromatic Medicine’. As I was preparing my presentation, I realized that despite having worked for more...
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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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