A little while ago I was given the option of picking a few goodies from Soil’s online store. The proudly South African store serves up a selection of organic goodies that range from aromatherapy oils to bath and body products as well as a tea tree-infused line that includes a shampoo and conditioner. They also offer free delivery to anywhere in South Africa on orders over R300.
While I had a quick browse, I knew I couldn’t not snap up a scented candle. I’m a total slet for candles and love warm, comforting, even spicy scents in the chilly season and clean, fresh ones come summer or when I want to feel energized and invoke a clear head for writing and Soil’s Uplifting Coconut Organic Soy Wax candle totally falls into the latter.
I like that, while the name says ‘coconut’, it’s actually grapefruit and lemongrass scented, so to me it smells like an expensive spa. In fact, it reminds me a helluva lot of Skin & Body Renewal’s spa chain that uses lemongrass as it’s signature scent.
Another plus? You’re looking at a good 50 hours of burn time!
Anyway, along with the candle, I picked out a Relax Remedy Roller, a blend of calming essential oils like Lavender, Chamomile and Neroli in a base of soybean and sesame oil to apply to your pulse points like your temples or wrists. It’s supposed to help encourage tranquility and relieve tension headaches.
It now lives in my handbag so I can pull it out and random and have friends take the piss out of me for being a ‘hippie’. I really like the way it smells – like citrusy lavender – but I’m not sure it’s a match for my often outrageous, deadline-induced stress levels. Also, when it’s tension headache time, the only thing that helps is a double drop of Adco-dol. Still, I really like the ‘ritual’ of this in that I apply it at night before bed and my body’s starting to associate the scent with ‘switch off’, ‘sleepy time’. Because of this, when it finishes, I’ll probably buy another roller.
Win! Win! Win!
Want to win a R300 voucher to blow in Soil’s online store? Get in touch via the comments section to tell me what your favourite essential oil is and why.
Another way to win? Simply tweet the following: ‘Hey @lipglossgirl! I’d love to win a Soil voucher to blow in the online store’ with a link to this post. Don’t forget the link, it’s important.
This competition closes at 5pm on Wednesday. A winner will be drawn at random using a random number generator and notified the next day.
Good luck girls!
Update: This competition is now closed. A big congrats to winner Cathy Badenhorst on winning that R300 Soil voucher.
26 thoughts on “Win R300 to blow in Soil’s online store”
I LOVE any berry essential oil (I love any and everything berry actually).
Anything fruity is also usually good!
My favourite is Lavender essential oil, its most versatile also very calming and relaxing.. I apply some on my pillow at night or pour 2-3 drops in bath water..works like charm 🙂
My favourite essential oil is Tea Tree. It might not be the most exciting but it just works wonders and is so healing. It is the one I reach to the most.
My favourite essential oil is Lemongrass, since it reminds me of my favourite holiday destination, Thailand! When I light a lemon grass candle, or a burner with lemongrass oil it takes me back to the beaches, the massages, the food, the shopping and the people. Sawasdee!
Hard to pick just one, but Lavender is my most used one! A drop on a superficial burn makes it heal faster and I even use a few drops of it in water with Orange Oil or Lemongrass Oil as a room spray.
Rosemary is a firm favourite for me, I add it to my conditioner as well
Hey Girl! I am SUPER IN LOVE with Rose Essential Oil! Not only does it smell Gorgeous, but it’s healing properties are Incredible! It is known to assist in Depression, Nervous System, Inflammation, Dehydration, Eliminate Toxins, Hormones AND it is an Aphrodisiac believe it or not? 🙂 🙂 🙂
Rose Essential Oil is one of the best oils to give you shining, fresh and youthful skin. Its aroma keeps you charged and feeling happy. All Round, it’s a winner for me xxx
I’m a big fan of geranium essential oil and have even come across a delicious vanilla essential oil that I love. I use them to make my house smell nice 🙂 I absolutely LOVE a gorgeous smelling house so am constantly trying new ones ❤
My favourite smell would be Ylang Ylang. It reminds me of a special massage oil and always calms be. I usually fall alseep during a good massage and this scent reminds me of relaxing times.
Such a difficult choice, as all of their goodies are so divine…but I think I would go for the Organic Shea Butter as I adore body butters. I have shared this giveaway on Twitter (@flutterbymegs). Fingers crossed 😉
Lavender oil. It relaxes me
Lavender essential oil because it’s very calming and relaxing
Ylang Ylang for me 🙂
Organic Cinnamon Leaf Oil is by far my favourite, because who wouldn’t want their bath to smell like pancakes.
Fav essential oil has to be Tea Tree oil! It has so many great healing properties and is always handy to have around. Jasmine is also a great essential oil and smells heavenly! 🙂
I love Lavender. So soothing and calming. Xx
Lavender is my fav. Not sure if it actually relaxes me, but it does remind me of my late gran and that’s a nice feeling.
REHANA SEEDAT email: firstname.lastname@example.org My favourite is Lavender essential oil – calming and relaxing. Have tweeted @rehanaseedat
Lavender is my favourite
My favourite is the Lavender essential oil because it smells great and it is really calming
Lavender. I use it at the office to keep me calm.
i love Tea tree oil cause it can be used for a number of things such as dandruff, acne, lice, , athlete’s foot, insect bites and the list can go on
favourite has to be Lavender oil which is a staple for our home first aid kit -relieves headaches, for burns and scrapes, calming and relaxing and great for sleep
Congrats Cathy, you’ve won that Soil voucher 😉 I’m going to e-mail you in a bit so I can get your details to pass on to the PR. I hope you enjoy your prize x
Thank you so much Leigh 🙂 🙂
Lavender because of its amazing calming properties. I have used it for years, thanks MOM, especially during exams at high school and now at Varsity.