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Self Care with SOiL Organic Aromatherapy

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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.

SOiL Essential Oil products

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?

Baths

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.

Massage

Add 5-6 drops per 10ml of carrier oil, mix thoroughly and apply to your skin.

Inhalations

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.

Compress

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.

Bottles of Essential Oil

My thoughts

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.

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36 thoughts on “Self Care with SOiL Organic Aromatherapy

  1. These look like great products I’ve not heard of the brand before at all! Essential oils are my absolute favourite x

  2. Soil sounds awesome. I need to get myself some of these too. Thank you for sharing your review.

  3. I love that there are so many ways to use these oils. I just purchased a diffuser myself to help with my anxiety and I would be curious to try these products as well. Thanks for sharing – Josie xxx

  4. I’m a huge fan of essential oils, they’re so versatile and you can bet whatever your need, there’s an oil for that. I love citronella too and the apricot carrier oil sounds fab, I’ve never tried that before. Glad you had such a good experience! Lisa

  5. I love lavender and refreshing scents like peppermint and eucalyptus. I love putting a few drops on a reusable cotton round and placing the round in one of the slits of my air conditioner. The room smells great and refreshing. My new favorite hack, especially when I have allergies.

  6. Thank you for this post! I love essential oils and all the different ways you can use them.

  7. I use essential oils regularly, but I never thought to use them as a compress. Great idea! I have not used this particular company but the scents you mentioned sound really pleasant. Thanks for the info!

  8. Great read! Self-care is so important. These scents sounded lovely. I’ve never tried oils, but I do like aromatherapy. I have hand lotion that’s meant to calm. Thanks for sharing!

  9. There are so many great ways to use essential oils that I have never thought about! Thank you for sharing these great ideas. I am definitely going to try a few of these. I recently purchased a package of essential oils for candles, but now I think I might try them in some of the ways you suggested!

  10. I didn’t know that there were so many ways to use essential oils! I just thought it was a diffuser that you use. I didn’t know you could use it in the bath too

  11. Essential oils have SO many benefits! I have been using peppermint oil for a while now as a means of managing my allergies. It’s amazing just how well it works – better than the over the counter medications that I was using for a long time. I ended up purchasing a diffuser bracelet that allows me to keep the oil close by me as I’m going about my day. That helps to extend its benefits.

  12. This is a great post – I think the aromatherapy oils look really nice! I haven’t heard of soil organic before, but using them for self care is a really good idea. Self care is so important and I am happy you’re looking after yourself. Thank you for sharing this review!

    Em | http://www.loveemblog.com

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