Siddhartha ~ Africology Soil

Many years ago I had a vision: I could see a space so divine, so peaceful, a space that would become a spiritual retreat.  In what seems to be a miracle, the Universe presented what I thought was just a little piece of ground I could build a holiday cottage on. But once we started to clear the invasive plants, I realized that my small piece of ground was actually 9 hectares of land (at the time of purchasing it, 9 hectares was not the actual size presented!)

Over the years, this space became my own spiritual retreat, a place of silence where I could empty my mind and listen to my Creator once again, ready to face the world with an illuminated mind.

As the Creator often has a better plan for us, I knew somehow that it would be an inspiration to work with the essences of fragrant plants. As I allow myself to be intuitively guided, I feel blessed when what I need is presented to me. In my stillness, I allow a greater power to guide me. This I know for sure, as proven by our beloved African potato growing freely in our soil. With no propagation ever, it appeared almost by divine grace. There are many magical moments, when I can smell a fragrance so heavenly that I know I must try my best to capture and share it. Much of our plant matter today is now supplied by Africology Soil.

I started to plant lavender in the hope that we would eventually have the means to set up an oil distillery.  Witnessing the sight of lavender in bloom and smelling the evening air filled with its magical fragrance motivated me to plant roses for perfume making.

Slowly but surely, the Universe has directed my energy into the development of fragrances.  The spiritual retreat I once imagined is in now development, and I know that it will be completed soon.  Perhaps the essential oils distilled on the property will be a vital meditation aid when retreating into deep meditation to converse with our Creator.


Now named Africology Soil, in gratitude for all that is given, we know that in sharing there is more to receive. It warms my heart with joy, as we are in the process of setting up a company for our property manager Daniel and his wife, Riana.  Dedicated to the farm (even when they were not managing it), always assisting and asking how they can be of service. It is now time to serve in return by establishing an essential oil distillery on the property. Wealth creation for us both; when we purchase our oils from them, we know that the intention of the product is enhanced with goodwill.