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.
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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.
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Good luck girls!
Update: This competition is now closed. A big congrats to winner Cathy Badenhorst on winning that R300 Soil voucher.