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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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Tartan tales

Tartan tales

Countdown to the new release! If you’ve been following along with our social channels as of late, you’ll be aware that something exciting is happening at the Essence of Harris workshop next week- we’re releasing a brand-new candle and diffuser, which we think you’ll love. Although, we might be slightly biased... Our new range, the Elements Collection, has been a project close to our hearts and the first scent of the collection will be available from Monday 8th October! The new scent, available in a 20cl candle and a diffuser, will have packaging which incorporates our bespoke Essence of Harris...

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Celebration of our young people!

Celebration of our young people!

And so, the September rush has started. The final days of summer often brings with it a mix of feelings; dread for those 8am alarm bells are balanced with the hope of fresh starts, new beginnings and a focus on the ‘school year’ ahead. At Essence of Harris, September has started off with a celebration of our young people. As we waved our Graphic Design intern Molly off on the ferry across the Minch, we reflected on the 3 months she had spent working on the island and the invaluable work she completed on her Scotgrad summer placement at Essence...

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Things to do on the Isle of Harris

Things to do on the Isle of Harris

Recently, Jamie was interviewed by Holiday Scottish Highlands and Islands on his very favourite aspects of living on the Isle of Harris. From the silent, crisp beauty of the island in winter, to the best eating spots, have a read of the all his top tips below.. Favourite beach My favourite beach on the whole island is Huisinis. A long winding road leads you out of our village, Bunavoneader, along past Amhuinnsuidhe Castle, and out to the coast. As you continue to make your way down the road, remember to watch out for the wildlife – I have spotted eagles, stags...

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