While Easter is a wonderful time for families to get together, for baking and enjoying sweet things – sometimes one can long for a bit more calmness during all that excitement! Try this Home Sweet Home recipe from SOiL Organic Aromatherapy that is filled with calming essential oils to soothe nerves, and fill your home with the delightful sweet vanilla-like scents whether you are actually baking or not.


1 drop of SOiL Rose Geranium essential oil

2 drops of SOiL Lavender essential oil

10 drops of SOiL Benzoin essential oil

Combine the oils and use 4-8 drops in your SOiL Ultrasonic Aroma Diffuser, or Ceramic Burner, to fill your home with the scent of baking!


SOiL Easter
SOiL Easter


Read on for the benefits of these essential oils.


Rose Geranium oil 10ml (Pelargonium Graveolens)*^ R150.00

Rose Geranium, a floral aroma that lifts the spirit and helps relieve anxiety, is useful in treating PMS and menopausal problems. It has a balancing effect on the skin and can be used on all skin types including oily and problematic skin. Geraniums originate from South Africa and were introduced into Europe in the 17thC. The essential oil is distilled from the leaves and branches of the plant.

(*) Certified 100% natural and organic to Ecocert COSMOS Organic standard. (^) Fair Trade certified to Fair for Life Standard.


Lavender oil 10ml (Lavandula Angustifolia) – R100.00

A versatile oil, Lavender is renowned for its relaxing and calming properties and its ability to relieve headaches and insomnia. Excellent for all skin types, it is also very effective in the treatment of burns and prevention of scarring. A must for the first-aid box!


Benzoin oil 10ml (Styrax Tonkinensis resin) – R150.00

Benzoin oil has a sweet vanilla-like aroma. Benzoin oil acts as an anti-depressant and a relaxant. It is anti-inflammatory in nature and soothes redness, itchiness and irritation in cases of pox, measles, rashes and also helps soothe the digestive system. It has a warming, boosting effect on circulation; it gives very good relief in rheumatism and arthritis and is used in a number of ant-arthritic balms. Benzoin also helps with easing respiratory disorders like bronchitis.


Remember to always dilute essential oils in a carrier oil before applying to skin.


SOiL Organic Aromatherapy is South Africa’s first certified organic, 100% pure aromatherapeutic cosmetic range. SOiL targets the natural therapeutic properties of pure essential oils and offers a natural solution to wellness through a comprehensive toolkit to aromatherapy. SOiL offers customers an extensive selection of pure essential oils, pure essential oil blends, pure carrier oils, shea butters, blended massage oils, remedy rollers and soy wax melts. This proudly South African, eco-ethical unadulterated range is certified organic by Ecocert, certified fair trade by Fair for Life, and is endorsed by Beauty Without Cruelty and the Vegan Society of South Africa.


SOiL is available at www.soil.co.za, and in Dis-Chem, and  Wellness Warehouse stores.