Fill your home with calm – and the scent of baking!

While family occasions are a wonderful time 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 which 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 to 8 drops in your SOiL Ultrasonic Aroma Diffuser or Ceramic Burner to fill your home with the scent of baking! 

Benefits of these essential oils:

Rose Geranium Oil (Pelargonium Graveolens) R150

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 17th century. The essential oil is distilled from the leaves and branches of the plant. 

Lavender Oil (Lavandula Angustifolia) R100

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 (Styrax Tonkinensis Resin) R150

Benzoin oil has a sweet vanilla-like aroma. It acts as an antidepressant and a relaxant. It is anti-inflammatory in nature and soothes redness, itchiness and irritation in cases of pox, measles and 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 the 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. It 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, and in Dis-Chem and Wellness Warehouse stores.

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