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Women's Health: Using Essential Oils

Women's Health: Using Essential Oils

Throughout our lives, our female hormones will experience a number of changes. These changes will result in a number of physical and emotional symptoms, many of which can be reduced and assisted through the use of essential oils. There are three main common symptoms or experiences that us women will go through during our lives; Premenstrual, Pregnancy and Postpartum/Menopause.    Premenstrual Symptoms  Many women experience a range of different emotions and physical symptoms the days before menstruation. For some women, the symptoms are mild and occur for just a small period of time. Unfortunately, for other women, symptoms can be much...

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The Perfect Sleep: Using Essential Oils

The Perfect Sleep: Using Essential Oils

Getting a full night's sleep can be difficult. Life can keep us up at night wondering about all the things we need to do the next day and all the challenges we faced during the day that has past. Even though we are mentally and physically exhausted nights can be spent tossing and turning. That feeling of laying in bed looking up at the ceiling knowing that you have to get up early the next morning can be so irritating and annoying.  Having a good night's sleep is important to our physical and mental wellbeing. Sometimes just a little extra shut-eye can...

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The benefits of Lavender Essential Oil

The benefits of Lavender Essential Oil

Lavender Essential Oil is so underrated.  Lavender Essential Oil is most commonly known for its calming aroma and its ability to promote relaxation and a night of restful sleep. However, Lavender Essential Oil has so many other beneficial properties that you can take advantage of in your daily life and in your home.  Pain Reliever Lavender Essential Oil acts as a pain reliever. Lavender is great for treating headaches, migraines, muscular pain, inflammation and nerve pain. Whenever I am mixing up a headache blend to roll across my forehead Lavender and Peppermint are my go-to, and I find that on...

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A Chemical Free Home: Using Essential Oils

A Chemical Free Home: Using Essential Oils

A “chemical-free home” or a “toxic-free home” has become a popular and common goal for women across the globe in recent times. We have learnt about the harsh realities of regularly using chemicals around the home and the impact it can have on our overall health. However, it is a common belief that it can be difficult and expensive to transition over to natural alternatives. It is convenient and often much cheaper to shop the cleaning aisle at our local supermarket and pick up the products we need to clean our home and keep it smelling fresh. There is no...

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The Art of Blending Essential Oils

The Art of Blending Essential Oils

Each essential oil is made of various components that each have their own beneficial properties and attributes. The art of blending essential oils usually comes down to practice and experience. Here at Harp Island, we encourage you to experiment with essential oils and find your own favourite combinations and blends of essential oils. We have written this blog to hopefully provide you with some guidance and to help you create some of your own blends that you can use around the home and in your daily life.   Blending by “Family”: It is important to note that there are six different...

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