Close your eyes and imagine a scenic spa in the middle of a beautiful island. Outside the crisp summer air is greeted by the sound of foamy waves crashing and soothing music in the distance. Meanwhile capable hands gently massage your sore, tired muscles. Did I set the scene? Well, that’s exactly what scented candles do for me. Regardless of scent I’m always transported to another place when I light a candle. This uplifting coconut offering from SOiL fills your room and surrounding rooms with a fresh, citrus aroma. But don’t let the name of this candle fool you. There’s no coconut in there. However, I immediately pick up notes of fresh grapefruit and lemongrass with a hint of sweetness. Looking for a candle that’s also great for the environment? The SOiL soy wax candles might be just what you’re after. Their lead free wick offers you long burning times as well as clean burning. Also, the throw of this SOiL candle is fantastic. I normally light it in my study and I can already start smelling it as I walk up the stairs and passage towards the room. I also love that the scent is fresh and not sickly sweet, overpowering or headache-inducing like so many scented candles are. R220 on the SOiL online store.


The SOiL online store offers many different products to suit most tastes and preferences. If you’re not into scented candles then you might like the idea of bath salts, bath oil, body lotions, essential oils, remedy rollers, bath wash or hydrosols. The key thing to remember is that all their products are certified organic and they’re firmly against animal testing. I tried out the Treemendus organic tea tree bodywash (R50) which is one of the other brands that they stock. It’s formulated with rosemary leaf extract, rose geranium (my moms favourite), jojoba seed oil, vitamin E as well as peppermint oil. A lovely medley of scents that is quite invigorating. It contains organic ingredients, no Parabens, no SLS (Sodium Lauryl Sulfate) and no animal testing. This specific bodywash is ideal for irritated skins that need a bit of soothing or calming. A real treat for your senses.


I was given a R300 voucher (free delivery on orders over R300) to spend on the SOiL online store and after choosing the first two products I still had some voucher left and I was immediately drawn to the hydrosols. Wondering what a hydrosol is? They’re also called flower waters and are like essential oils but in far less of a concentration. Hydrosols contain all of the essence of the plant in every drop, just like essential oils but in a milder form; making them suitable for all manner of applications where essential oils would be too strong. I use hydrosols throughout the whole of Summer as a refreshing facial spritzer/toner. This 100% certified organic lemongrass one from SOiL has a zesty and refreshing scent that immediately wakes you and your skin up. The great thing about these hydrosols is that they can also be used as a linen spray or room freshener. R30 on the SOiL website.



Now for the part you probably scrolled all the way down for – the giveaway! The fabulous people over at SOiL have kindly provided me with a R300 gift voucher to give away to one lucky Lipgloss Kisses reader. Woohoo!

How to enter:

♥ Leave a Comment down below letting me know what you would buy from the SOiL online store if you won.

This part isn’t required but if you want to let your friends know you can tweet the giveaway to your followers. (twitter button down below)

Please note this giveaway is only open to South African residents. The giveaway will end on Monday, 27 July 2015, when a random winner will be selected. Good luck!



July 20, 2015 • By