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Spring-clean Your Health and your Home this Season and Feel Good Fragrantly

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Spring uses Nature’s buds, blossoms and aromatic shrubs that grow from the rich soil to announce the first euphoric days of the Season, filling the air with a symphony of colour, sweet floral scents and zesty fragrances. With longer days and extra sunlight, Spring is a time to amplify our lives and homes with essential aromatherapy oils for fresh verve and vitality. While Spring makes most of us feel uplifted and happy; for others it can be a time of pollen, spores and insects which cause irritations and allergic reactions.

Hay fever and allergies carry similar symptoms to colds, bringing on runny noses, sore throats and sneezing as our immune systems mistake the harmless environmental particles as a harmful virus switching on the body’s defence system, leaving you feeling stuffy, sick, fatigued and unable to concentrate. Luckily, these self-diagnosable and self-treatable allergy symptoms can find relief with Nature’s perfect antidote to Spring with its organic, natural apothecary of concentrated essential oil blends and remedies to soothe unwanted reactions, spring clean our homes and our mind, body and soul, so we can invite more light and energy in.


Aromatherapy’s natural essential oils have a powerful and positive effect on the human body, encouraging healing and overall good health. Use this quick Guide to pinpoint your personal needs for mood, energy, and pain relief and alleviate any seasonal symptoms specific to you.


Travel Ready: Treat jetlag, clear your head and relieve fatigue naturally with fragrant Lemongrass essential oil 10ml R45.00 which stimulates, revives and energizes your body. It can also be used as an air freshener or insect repellent and it perfect to pop a bottle in your travel bag or add to your diffuser in the office or home environment with the easy to use Lemongrass Wax Melts  (8 pcs) R60 placed on top of your ceramic burner to release the elegant aroma of lemongrass.

Skin Tonic:
With its distinct earthy aroma, Patchouli Oil 10ml R100.00 is a regenerating skin care oil with anti-inflammatory and bactericidal effect while cell regenerating Palmarosa Oil 10ml R75.00 is also useful as skin care oil with tonic effect. Add 1-2 drops of oil into your preferred skincare product to moisturise problem skin that is blemished or wrinkled.

Spring Break Kit: Our favourite SOiL luggage kit is the Aromatherapy Holiday Set R380.00 which includes Avocado Carrier Oil: perfect for blending your essential oils or using as a nourishing body or hair oil on its own, 4 x Essential Oil: Eucalyptus, Tea Tree, Rose Geranium and Lavender PLUS a Relief Remedy Roller: a pre-blend of soothing and relieving essential oils in a carrier oil ready for topical application on insect and mozzie bites.


Brace Yourself: For uplifting action,  Bergamot 10ml R150.00 refreshes and restores your mind and energy levels. Expressed from the peel of the fruit of the bitter orange tree, it is also helpful for colds, flu, PMS and nervous digestive complaints. When creating your own enhanced spicy, amber, oriental, woody blend, you will find it mixes well with sandalwood, rosemary, ylang ylang, vetiver, frankincense and black pepper.

Green Citrusy Clean: Good as a deodorant and containing astringent and antiseptic qualities Lime Essential Oil 10ml R70.00 is great for oily skin and pimples when blended with a carrier oil and applied to the skin. Expand its possibilities using your SOiL ceramic room diffuser with the SOiL Energy Blend  10ml R125.00 containing Clary Sage, Lime, Cypress and Black Pepper to stimulate the mind and energise the body as it permeates the room and fragrances the air.

Treat dry skin and a dull complexion with citrusy, warm Sweet Orange Oil 10ml  R30 an affordable option for teenagers to improve the texture of the skin and promote clarity, radiance, and smoothness, reducing the signs of acne and other seasonal skin conditions. Never apply pure essential oils directly onto the skin; it must always be blended together with a quality carrier oil first.

Deodorise your home with a refreshing citrus aroma with antiseptic and lively Lemon Essential Oil 10ml R40.00 or Spring gift it as a housewarming treat for a friend’s new home.


Find instant and natural relief from pain, allergy and sinus symptoms, and pesky Spring hay fever!

Breathe Easy: With its sharp, strong refreshing menthol scent Peppermint Oil 10ml R60 provides relief from pain and allergy symptoms. Add 3-4 drops to a diffuser to help purify your respiratory system and relieve nasal congestion. For added boost, the Easy Breathe Blend 10ml R75.00 helps ease congestion for symptoms of cold and flu. Blend with your preferred carrier oils and rub it onto your temples, neck and forehead to soothe headaches.

For Young & Old Popular and affordable Eucalyptus Oil  10ml R30 is a home favourite that is safe to use in low dilutions for children and the elderly. A powerful tonic, for the respiratory system it alleviates sinus symptoms and boosts your overall immunity. Steam inhalation of essential oils is ideal for fast relief. Simply add 1-2 drops of Eucalyptus Oil to a bowl of boiled water and inhale. For best results, drape a towel over your head to keep the steam in and close your eyes.

Fungi Go: Bringing healing to your home and your immune system, pure essential Thyme Oil 10ml R125.00 or the Immunity Blend 10ml R85.00 inhibits the growth of bacteria, fungi and viruses and is highly effective for sore throats, allergy and other flu-like symptoms. A common ingredient in throat and nose lozenges, thyme acts as an expectorant, clearing mucus from the lungs and throat. Add 2 drops of essential Thyme oil to a vaporiser and step into a cleaner, greener Spring season.

Make Spring smell like a poem of a healthier, happier you when you open up Nature’s own apothecary when browsing the SOiL online shop here and make your selection of oils, blends, roll on and diffusers prepared and packaged for your fragrant at-home convenience. 


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