Tag: essential oils


Mandi was one of the first people I made contact with when I moved to Joburg.  She is such a stunning creative, and her MilleniOil rollers are a necessity in my handbag and my home.  When Mandi recently announced her new product, the wax melts, I was super excited!  I am a big fan of beautiful scents, and I love it when someone walks into our home or office and immediately comments, “oooh, that smells so good.”

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I was very fortunate to be gifted an oil burner and some wax melts by Mandi (Spicy Chai; Very Vanilla; and Pink Grapefruit and Vanilla), and I immediately set this up next to my laptop.  My favourite scent is Spicy Chai, although I have a feeling I need to stock up on all her different options to give a fair and honest review – and honestly because I want to try them all out.  Mandi does deliver these throughout South Africa, so you can place your order with her directly, and I can guarantee her knowledge of essential oils is fantastic.

Your name: Mandi Laura

Business name: MillenniOil South Africa

Social media handles: Facebook and Instagram.


What are some fun facts about you: I asked my family to answer these for me so feel free to use whichever ones you like:
1. I am an aspiring novelist
2. I am a homeschooling Mom of 4
3. I played an elephant in The Jungle Book school play
4. I am a Reiki Master, Oracle Card Reader and Clairvoyant/Clair Audiant
5. I am the type of person that will never stand to watch life just go by
6. I love my own company
7. I am the life and soul of the party. In fact: I am the party
8. I get restless when I am not creating.
9. I am quite opinionated and have some very strict ideas about right and wrong
10. I once fought with hijackers who, by the way, didn’t get away with my car
11. If set my mind to something, I am unstoppable
12. I think that most people are arseholes
13. When I love, I love with everything in me.

Tell me a little more about your business: I make Essential Oil Rollers and Eco Friendly Soy Wax melts.


How did you get into this: I am a qualified Aromatherapist and have always used essential oils – MillenniOil South Africa came to me in a dream and I decided it was time to get easy to use oil rollers into the hands of my friends and family. I love my home to smell beautiful and comforting so I decided to create wax melts which again makes life easier for my customers – they don’t have to fiddle with fragrances and percentages, but can just pop in a wax melt into the burner and enjoy a perfectly scented home for 8 hours.

What have been some of your most popular items to create: My Momergency Kit Essential Oil Rollers for kids aged 2-10 – the perfect little bag which fits into moms handbag and contains a roller for any kind of mom emergency.

What is your personal favourite item you have done: I absolutely love the creative process that goes into making my wax melts. Mixing “potions” and having a beautiful product is my absolute best.



What are the different items/products you can make: I make Essential Oil Rollers for many different ailments and conditions – easy to apply without having to know anything about the oils, ratios and safe dilutions for topical use.

Are you currently running any specials: Yes! I am running a Flowercrown special. Buy 4 different boxes of wax melts (R80 for 8 melts) and get a free burner worth R40. Use code Flowercrown to claim your free burner.

How can people order from you: via DM’s on my social pages or via email millennioilrollers@gmail.com



What is the lead time for these: A few days – I try to ship within 3 days of ordering depending on the volume of orders – some times there may be a delay because the wax melts need time to cure before burning..

Why do you encourage people to support local: By supporting local small businesses you are literally putting food on a family’s table, you are helping to grow their business from a small idea into a profitable machine. There’s the saying that every time you buy from a small business, someone does a happy dance – I promise that is true in our home. Each order is celebrated, handmade and packed with love from our home to yours.

Quote you live by: Always be kind.


I can quite honestly vouch for Mandi’s heart, friendship and passion – and also for all of her products.  She takes great pride in everything that she does and honestly deserves all the love and support in the world.  She is a wonderful mum, wife and friend, and I know that all of you will adore her just as much as I do!

I would definitely recommend you trying her wax melts – with such a variety of scents, there is something for everyone.

Special thanks to Mands for spoiling me, and always supporting me throughout everything.  You are one in a million and I will always be grateful for you x



I met Inshaaf through a Facebook group we are both part of, & we just clicked.  I love her passion for her business & her Instagram feed gives me all the feels.  I haven’t personally tried her products (yet!), but I have only seen positive reviews & they just sound so divine.

So let’s dive into finding out more about Luxbury together…

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Your name:  Inshaaf Amos

Business name:  Luxbury

Social media handles:  Instagram, Facebook & Website

Tell me a bit more about your business:  Luxbury, hand-crafted in Cape Town with expert care. Our candles and essential oil infused rollers are both luxurious and timeless. Essential oils and all materials are sourced from local suppliers.
Our candle ranges include cotton wicks as well as wood wicks and our rollers are ideal for your on the go aromatherapy fix.

Where did the idea to start this come from:  As a little girl, I melted crayons in a pot in my grandma’s kitchen, wanting to make colourful candles to give to family and friends, which I’m sure most kids did growing up in those days. Unbeknownst to me, I created my future self right there in that quaint little kitchen. As humans, we associate scent with memories whether it be grandma’s kitchen smell, moms perfume or the holiday coconut scent we experienced a year ago. Luxbury wants to provide that link between old and new memories. The aromatherapy aspect is a pleasant and sometimes much-needed bonus.

What makes your candles different to other brands:  Luxbury is different from other brands not only because it’s handmade with pure essential oils, but it has wooden wicks
which burns cleaner, longer and makes a faint soothing crackling sound as they burn to create an illusion of a fire burning in the distance.


What is your personal favourite scent:  My personal favourite scent is without a doubt Peony Rose. This scent is the perfect self care ritual staple for everyone.

Where can people purchase your candles from:
11 Bright Street
Somerset West

13 Andringa Street

Olney Fashions
Shop 11
Cape Quarter
27 Somerset Rd,
Green Point
Cape Town


One Boutique Store

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I see that your candles have 2 uses – please tell me more:  Our candles are used at home to evoke a calming mood and to set a romantic tone on your special day.
And the soy wax can be used as a massage oil when melted and will moisturise the skin.

Quote you live by:  “Only one thing makes a dream impossible, and that is the fear of failure.”
– The Alchemist

I love the fact that these products have multiple uses, their scents sound divine & their look is classic & timeless.  Personally I think these would make the most divine Christmas gifts – I’m always one to light candles throughout my house, & especially when they have a beautiful scent that will embrace your entire house.


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