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The Power of a Scent
By Gaol Siar
18, Dec 2015 - 07:57

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Connecting to the scent of the Wild Atlantic Way


Recently at the Foxford Craft Fair a middle aged woman walked up to my table and smelled my Woodbine & Dandelion candle and tears started to roll down her face. She said this smell brings me right back to being on the back of the donkey & cart coming from the bog with my father and he stopped to pick some woodbines and handed them to me.

It's a scientific fact that a familiar smell sends an offalatory reflex to the brain that draws on a memory or emotion linked to that smell. Give your loved ones abroad the gift of the scent of home that will evoke their treasured memories with our wild foraged candles and soaps on

Enjoy the benefits of the wild natural plants of Erris in our Wild Foraged soaps. Choose from six different scents, they are Heather & Moss, Dandelion & Woodbine, Nettle & Wild Mint, Wild Gorse & Honey, Wild Rose & Clover and Atlantic Seaweed. Our soaps are a handmade gentle soap blended with the wild foraged botanicals and herbs of Erris, and the oils distilled from the foraged plants. Our soaps can be purchased on our website at
Are you searching for a unique Christmas gift for someone special, or simply looking to create a special Irish atmosphere and need a charming aroma to welcome visitors into your home?

Our candles come in three different sizes. We have a 175g parading wax or a 100g and 200g Eco Soy wax candle. Each natural candle is blended with our own oils distilled from the wild plants and captures the essence of Summer in Erris.

The candles come in five different scents, they are Blackberry & Wild Mint, Wild Rose & Clover, Dandelion & Woodbine, Wild Gorse & Honey and Heather & Moss. Our candles can be purchased on our online shop at

If you are shopping locally this Christmas you can pick up our candles, soaps and gift packs at the following shops locally:

Slainte Healthfood, Main St. Belmullet
Shelvins, The square, Belmullet
The Crafthouse in Westport
Craftworks Mayo shop, Linnenhall St. Castlebar
The Holistic Shop, John's St. Ballina
Rathcroghan Centre, Tulsk, Co. Roscommon
Bizzy Bee Health store in Bunclody, Co. Wexford

If you would like to gift a loved one some of our foraged soaps and candles this Christmas we can customise gift baskets to any value, we can also ship the baskets for you.

Interested in foraging tours of Erris? We also have a range of gift vouchers for our tours and workshops. Contact us at

Barbara recently gave Rachel Allen of RTE a taste of the natural delights of Erris on her Coastal Cookery show.
See the show here

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