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What's our anthem?

An anthem is something you stand for. It's a flag you wave to say this is what I believe in. I'd like to tell you a little about our earthyardities:

HONESTY (earthYARDist): Before we started this business I personally had challenging times truly believing in any existing oil brands because I felt shut out and often found myself asking stupid questions that i shouldn't have to ask like "What's in your Argan oil?" and "I know it says it's just Juniperberry oil, but is that really all that's in it?". It angered me that i wasn't allowed to know where it came from, how it got here and if there were any traces of nasty stuff that i didn't want to be exposed to. We choose to make all test results available to anyone who wants to look at them. We'd happily explain any of the sciency stuff as well.

COMMUNITY (earthYARDians): Over our collective lives, everyone at eY headquarters has had multiple first hand experiences with the trials and tribulations that comes with being a farmer. Turning a profit is never an easy task and if there's a bad season, well then that's just bad for everyone. More and more, we'd see growers turning to brokers to take their stock and in turn they'd have to part with their produce for far less than what it's worth.
When we purchase the beautiful things we make available to all of you, we choose to go straight to, or as close as possible to, the grower. This means that what you're buying is not the dregs of some 10 tonne bulk purchase that's now 5 years old. It also means that more of your dollar goes to the grower, their families and their communities. Big smiles all-round.

SMELLABILITY (earthYARDly): If it smells bad, it probably is. If the eyes are the window to the soul, the nose is the window to truth. You can smell it when something isn't right and you can also use your nose to heal yourself. It's super critical to us that not only is the quality of the oil immaculate, it smells exactly like it's supposed to - like perfection.

So why has the word "certified" disappeared from our site? Simple - we have a network of farmers and growers who are not certified organic. We believe their product is just as good if not better than some organically certified. We also test the quality of these products and would pedestal these pure and clean oils in a heartbeat. We choose to represent these growers just as much as our certified growers and so we've withdrawn our certification to enable us to do so. We encourage all our customers to ask questions and make their own choices about our products and we would be happy to answer any concerns.

This is the earthYARD anthem and this is the flag we're waving. We're the same company, the same brand, now with added passion - all in all we're just a bit earthYARDier.

Bec
earthYARD

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The Gold Album - Sandalwood that is

We’ve come across a few Sandalwoods in our time and by golly are we impressed with this one. 

This farmer has their very own steam distillation facility and quality control lab and when we read through all the test results and certifications we were astounded at just how perfect it all was. Hailing from northern Western Australia this Sandalwood Oil comes from a massive plantation that has been around for decades. Every year this farmer replants more than their annual harvest and has now released this absolutely, beautiful and rich sandalwood.


Sandalwood oil is grounding, calming and helps clear the mind and has been referred to as an aphrodisiac. It’s sweet and woody aroma is also highly prized in perfumery and what we’re bringing you is the very same oil that appears in luxury market fragrances.This farmer is 100% committed to ethical and sustainable production even though they’re not certified organic we have proof that there are zero pesticides and herbicides in this oil and their passion is what sold us completely. It’s so important to believe in what you use and we believe in this Sandalwood.

Have we sold you yet?

A personal note from Rebecca at earthYARD: When I first opened this bottle of sandalwood I had been suffering from a lack of sleep, I was restless and low and just wanted to climb into bed and hide. I twisted open the cap and immediately felt I had been transported into a new body. I was in boss mode again. It was time to put on my big girl shoes and get back into life. Any lethargy had dissipated and I was ready to take on anything. Not only does it have this amazing effect on the mind, it smells magical. When I was a young girl I imagined, my life would look something like a scene from Breakfast at Tiffany’s, jewels, Chanel and luxury. As you get older you discover hidden luxury in different kinds of riches; family, relationships, purity and kindness. This essential oil, to me, represents every one of these luxuries I have in my life and smells exactly how I pictured my life would smell if I was Audrey Hepburn in Breakfast at Tiffany’s.

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You really have to smell it to believe it which is why we’re offering 5ml until the end of March or until stocks run out for only $30.00 a pop.

MERRY CHRISTMAS

Wishing you a very Merry Christmas and a safe festive season. We're going on holidays and will be returning January 4th. Feel free to get ahead and pop your orders in over the break, we'll attend to them as soon as we reopen.
Please note that we will only be checking our emails intermittently.

Read here for full details of our opening hours.

Happy festivus for the rest of us.

Kindest regards,

earthYARD

Christmas Shut-Down

This year earthYARD will be taking a little though well-deserved break from the warehouse with a Christmas Shut-Down from December 22nd, 2016 to January 4th, 2017.

What a year we've had! Our team has expanded, we've moved warehouses, upgraded some systems, celebrated a birthday and had a lot of fun. We hope you've had as great a year as we have and we look forward to another fantastic year for 2017.

Onto the important stuff: 

- To ensure orders are shipped in time for Christmas please place yours by Friday December 16th, 5pm. Orders placed after this date won't be fulfilled until our return Wednesday January 4th, 2017.

- Enquiries and wholesale orders will be addressed also upon our return. 

We've begun to set some goals for ourselves for 2017 which we hope you'll also benefit from including addressing the ever-ongoing and most frustrating issues we've had with our national postal network and we'll be seeking to improve delivery services early in the new year.

Next year you'll also see some new and exciting things coming into the earthYARD store which will remain TOP SECRET for now so stayed tuned.

We wish everyone a very Merry Christmas and a safe holiday season.

Speak soon

earthYARD
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We turned one - happy birthday us

This month last year we were born. We've made some great long lasting friendships, grew our family and we couldn't be prouder of where we are today. To thank you for joining us in our first year we have a little present for you.
From today until July 31st every online order will come with a free gift from us to you. Best of all - no minimum spend!
Our staff have compiled a list of their favourite products from the last year and they're ALL 10% off - for a limited time only. No codes needed.
Thank you once again for being with us in our first year - we look forward to another exciting year ahead.


Kindest Regards,
The earthYARD team x

The Scented Spirit of Christmas

Do you love the Christmas spirit? whether you're a full roast and traditional carols person or a bbq on the beach aussie, we've got a blend for you. Crafted by the team at earthYARD, two beautiful Christmas blends are now available for a limited time only. Bag yourself the essence of Christmas and celebrate with all the senses this year.

earthYARD Christmas Blend and Australian Christmas Blend make for a perfect gift for loved ones this year. Give the scented spirit of Christmas.

Are you:
Team Traditional
Team Aussie
Take me to Christmas

Single Origin - Why so important?

Over the last few years there has been a significant increase in a call for true Australian unadulterated product in the global market place. Synthetic essential oils has long been blended with Australian essential oils in some markets and exported with the Australian trademark. This issue is that when a plant is grown outside of its native region, Australian or not, not only does it impede on the Australian global export trade, it's also that a process such as this can require the use of fertilisers and non-organic soil conditioners which impact the important chemical properties produced in the oil.

If this occurs, scents can differ, blending capabilities can differ and any existing therapeutic assets can be significantly altered.

Every oil earthYARD stocks in our shop is 100% pure. We do not mix our oils not even if they're from 2 different native regions. We much prefer to let our oils shine on their own. Each oil has an origin map so you can see exactly where your product comes from.

Essential Oils - why so essential?

We're a bit bonkers for essential oils. And why wouldn't you be?!

No other product out there is as versatile. The rich variety of fragrances means there's something out there for every one.
Need a healer? Tick. Need to calm down? Tick. Need to be picked back up? Tick. Tick. Tick.

Living in the wonderful world of essential oils means you can wander into a cafe to meet your friends and have them exclaim, "Oh my! Don't you smell magnificent!?", this is when you can pull your smug face on and reply "That's not perfume you're smelling".
It also means that after that 10km run or hard day in heels when your legs are tired and sore rather than choosing to pump your body full of hard pharmaceuticals you can opt for the more natural approach by rubbing some nutmeg or black pepper into the afflicted area giving you instant warmth.
Want to create a sensual atmosphere? Easy! Pop some Cedar Wood Atlas or Cardamom oil in a burner.
Have an upset little one who just won't settle? Simple! Try a drop or two of Chamomile or Lavender in their bath.

With so many practices dating back to the age of the Roman empires and even further in indigenous rituals, it's hard not to appreciate the strength that exists in natural plant products.

Just some of the many reasons we opened this store for you.

Welcome to earthYARD

Welcome to earthYARD. Australia's only essential oils store focusing on single origin products.

We know our farmers and we know the land so we're comfortable telling you that we put 100% confidence into the products we sell.

We never mix our trees. A lavender plant from Tasmania will never dance with its sister from France. And not because we have anything against family reunions, we just prefer our oils to be able to display their full individuality. Our oils are at their strongest when they stand on their own two feet. And that's why we don't adulterate.

Right now, we'd like to invite you to explore our store and get your hands dirty. Pick your favourite scents, or tones. Or perhaps you're on the lookout for something with a healing or wellbeing property. Or perhaps, you might even want to join us on our trip around Australia and sample the aromas from the native plants that dot our vast country. Whichever you choose, we're delighted to have you with us and we hope you enjoy your stay.

Don't forget to create an account so you can reap all the benefits of being friends with the farmers.

See you soon!

earthYARD