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Self care is so important, both for our physical and mental health and so when SOiL Organic Aromatherapy got in touch and asked if I would like to try some of their products, I said yes. I’ve been burning essential oils around my home for many years now but I had never really thought about other uses for them, which I will get onto in a moment, but first, here is some more information about SOiL.
Who are SOiL Organic Aromatherapy?
SOiL creates aromatherapy products that work to help your physical and emotional well-being, “using the purest ingredients from South Africa to treat everyday stress related symptoms. SOiL products are never tested on animals. We package our essential oils and aromatherapy products in amber glass bottles to protect them from UV light, which can degrade the oils”
How do I choose the right oil for me?
The SOiL website has a really useful wellness guide to help choose the right oil for you. What is great about this tool is that you can search by either ailment or ingredient, making it really easy to use. Try it for yourself here.
How to use essential oils?
Add 5-10 drops of essential oil to a warm running bath. Close the door so the vapours don’t escape and soak for at least 10 minutes to feel the full effect. If you suffer from sensitive skin, blending the essential oil in a teaspoon of carrier oil first should help.
Add 5-6 drops per 10ml of carrier oil, mix thoroughly and apply to your skin.
Add 4-5 drops to a bowl of steaming water. Place a towel over your head, close your eyes and lean over the bowl, inhaling the vapour for a few minutes.
Burners and Diffusers
Fill the bowl of the burner/vaporiser with water and then add 3-6 drops. Light the candle and the oil will evaporate as the water heats up.
Recommended for when the area is too painful to massage. Dip a cloth in 4-5 drops mixed with 200ml of water, wring out and cover the affected area with this compress. Then place a towel over the top and leave for 2-4 hours.
I was very kindly given the choice of which products I wanted to try and so I chose two essential oils. Citronella, which is known for its antiseptic, bactericidal, deodorising and toning properties as well as being an insect repellent. The second oil I chose was Cedarwood, which is helpful to encourage lymphatic drainage and is very useful in skin and hair care. I also wanted to try a shea butter which I chose in the lavender scent, for its relaxing properties. I was also sent the apricot carrier oil, which is used to dilute essential oils and “carry” them to your skin.
I tried both of the oils in the bath on separate occasions and loved the scent pay off. They are just the right amount of strength for it to be relaxing without being too overpowering. I also tried them, mixed with the carrier oil to my skin and loved how soft and moisturised it left my skin feeling. I lot of oils I’ve tried in the past have left my skin feeling tacky but these didn’t at all. My favourite of all the products was definitely the shea butter. I applied this straight after the shower and whilst it was quite solid in the pot, it melted on my skin and made me feel like I’d spent the day in the spa. One thing to note with this product is that it takes quite a while for it to soak into the skin, but it is completely worth it for a bit of a pamper.
To see the full range of products, please see check out their website here.
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