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The Key to Family Wellness
Being a mother is hard work. It is constant work. Particularly in those early stages of caring for a new baby, many mums put their own needs last. This is a natural response, of course. The instinct to nurture is powerful. But the reality is...
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Make organic the first line of defence for you and your baby
There is a multi-million dollar industry out there promising they have products that will do babies good – but far too many are full of ingredients that are all harm and no good. Mainstream baby products contain numerous toxic ingredients...
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Expert advice on essential oil safety for babies
At Absolute Essential one of the most frequent questions we are asked is “What essential oils are safe for babies and during pregnancy”. Today I’m going to answer that question, first by asking another: “What does ‘safe’ for babies and during...
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Natural remedies and aromatherapy for enhanced fertility
For anyone having trouble getting pregnant, the foray into causes of infertility starts to make pregnancy look increasingly miraculous. Contrary to what your mother might have told you, there are only about 60 days in an entire year when the...
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Mother and baby essential organic skin care
One of the greatest rewards of my work arrived recently with the experience of being a grandmother for the first time. Anyone who knows Absolute Essential will know that we have had a mother and baby focus for many years and I have developed...
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Insomnia and the best natural medicines for good deep sleep
When I was a kid, we used to make those little lavender bags with my grandma. We would take a basket to the garden to gather the flower heads and raid mother's sewing bag for little pieces of fabric and lace. I remember the soft gentle fragrance...
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Are you coping with the challenges of Motherhood?
Of all the non-religious traditions that we have in our modern culture, I would say that Mother’s Day is the most likely to bring us to a place of true reverence and gratitude. Even with a multi-million consumer spend attached to it, Mother’s...
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