Christmas Gift Guide

It really is the most exciting time of the year. Festive parties. Cocktail gatherings. Packing for the hols or preparing for guests. And choosing pressies to pop under the tree. We’ve done the hard work for you.

Over the next week or so, we’re going to be sharing our finds … gifts for foodies and beauties, for babes and grans, for work colleagues and besties. Kicking off … the best buys for those who love to relax, unwind, who’s gift to themselves is wellness, and who know a self-spoil is not a luxury but a necessity.

Is it even Christmas if there’s no advent calendar? And we’re not going to deny opening a chocolate a day version is delicious. But this is taking 24 days of spoils up a level. The SOiL Organic Aromatherapy calendar has 24 tiny 1ml vials … one for each day leading up to Christmas. Each of these natural and pure oils are presented in a vial with a label identifying the oil within. Representing the scents of summer and the festive season, each offers a unique aroma and therapeutic property. Use them in your diffuser each night, or save them up and make a SOiL Festive Diffuser Blend … a combinatin of clove, cinnamon, sweet orange and pine.  You can also join in the  SOiL Organic Aromatherapy on a 24 day wellness journey. Everyday leading up to Christmas, SOiL shall tell the tale of each organic oil gift on their social media platforms (FB SOiL Organic Aromatherapy and Skincare; IG @soilorganic), offering interesting facts and DIY recipes, making this particular advent calendar the ideal gift for both essential oil enthusiasts and those looking to expand their knowledge on the uses and benefits of essential oils. The natural but still festive packaging is fully recyclable, and this is the perfect gift for someone who you know sometimes finds the festive season a little stressful and would appreciate some time to his or herself.

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The SOiL Organic Aromatherapy Advent Calendar costs R299.99 and you’ll find it at Dis-Chem, Wellness Warehouse and online at and


Another clever option for a friend who’s finds the season stressful is a collection of SOiL Organic Remedy Rollers. There are three in the range – Relax (with clary sage, majoram, lavender and chamomile, which is great for calm the nervous system, promoting tranquility and helping relieve tension headaches); Revive (with geranium and grapefruit to balance and lift the spirits, and rosemary and basil to refresh the mind and help to boost energy levels); and Relief (lavender, tea tree and eucalyptus sooth, helping to heal and relieve the irritation of insect bites, cuts and scratches … also excellent to use as an insect repellent). Swipe the rollers over pulse points for instant relief. Pack up a trio in a pretty cosmetic bag and be the most popular gift-giver of the year. R40 each, from


For the bathroom, the bedroom, the sitting room … a SOiL Ceramic Burner is the perfect gift for those who love to use diffusers to either simply add fragrance to a room or to use therapeutically with your favorite essential oils or soy wax melts.

R130. Add a packet or two of SOiL Soy Wax Melts to complete the gift. The fragrances are lovely … we’re thinking Christmas with the Spice Blend (hints of clove, ginger, orange and pine), but there is also ylang ylang, lavender, lemongrass, peppermint and rose geranium to choose from. R60 for a packet of eight from

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