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From one island to another..

From one island to another..

It is always nice to see where in the world our soy wax candles and home fragrance end up. With our worldwide shipping, it allows us to share the Essence of Harris with customers in locations such as Canada, India, Taiwan and beyond. Customer photo of our Huisinis tin in South Africa As will always be the case, we hand-pour, package and send each candle and home fragrance product from our workshop here on Harris and monitor as our parcels head out across the Minch to both near and far-flung places. The knowledge that customers from Harris to London, and...

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Tis the Season!

Tis the Season!

The lead up to Christmas has been met with high winds, rain and choppy seas here on Harris but the weather won’t get in the way of festive spirits at the Essence of Harris factory!   On Sunday, the candle van was packed and filled to the brim with scented treats before heading off across the Minch to the ‘big smoke’ of Glasgow! We’ve been sharing our candles and home fragrance with all those Christmas shoppers in Princes Square, on Glasgow’s Buchanan Street, and we’re there until Christmas Eve at 5pm! With the hum of Christmas carols in the air, and...

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Essence of Harris festivities!

Essence of Harris festivities!

Our candle elves have been working extremely hard behind the scenes to get each and every Christmas parcel out to you safely before the big day! Our last date before guaranteed Christmas delivery is Monday 17th December- so make sure you don’t miss out on scented goodies this year! Glasgow folk! We’ll be in Princes Square shopping centre on Buchanan Street from Monday 17th- Monday 24th December! Come along and say hello, we’ll be sharing our home fragrance and spreading a little festive cheer to all those Christmas shoppers out there! We'd love to see you there.. Winter Warmers continues.....

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Hand stitched, Heartfelt..

Hand stitched, Heartfelt..

As many of you already know, we have grown our beloved Essence of Harris brand on the creation of all things scented; Scottish soy wax candles, reed diffusers and wax melts to name a few. Our Tarbert team head into the workshop every day to hand-pour each and every product for our customers near and far, delicately preparing each one for delivery before it leaves our Hebridean home. So, it might have come as a bit of a surprise to some of you that our latest release was not, in fact, anything to do with home fragrance! Last week, we...

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Introducing the story of Adru!

Introducing the story of Adru!

Last week, we released the first candle and diffuser from our Elements Range, Adru. As always, we have been absolutely delighted with everyone’s positivity about the new release, and we thought we’d share a little bit more about the inspiration and meaning of our new candle and diffuser with you all.  The Name Many of you might be wondering why we chose to name our new candle and diffuser, Adru. The name is that first given to the Isle of Harris, discovered on an ancient map, by Greek astrologer and geographer Ptolemy. The rich history which embodies the name Adru...

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