Hand Poured Soy Candle
Five distinct fragrances of sense discovery to enhance your skin and body.
The story of Geur is told symbolically through our candles. Each fragrance tell a different story of discovery, fighting inner demons, experiencing love, a life filled with moments and ultimately acceptance and self-love.
Jeffrey's Baai - A JOURNEY OF DISCOVERY
March 2016, I went on this epic journey of discovering who and what I am. I lost 60kg, had to deal with the realization that my sexual preference is mostly frowned upon in society, and I had to learn how to say a lot of goodbyes. I was searching for this idyllic “Hollywood” ending, and this happily ever after love story.
It took me 4 years with many life lessons learned along the way that what I'm actually searching for was not love from a partner but self-love and self-care from myself.
SCHOONHUID was developed around this journey of discovering oneself. It was created to celebrate and enhance true beauty. I tell a story to inspire and motivate people to go on a path of self-discovery, self-love and self-care. To truly find what natural beauty (Schoonhuid) means and to fully embrace and celebrate it.
The core essence of SCHOONHUID is to start an awakening of discovering one’s own self-love and self-care not just through handmade natural products, that not only enhance outer beauty, but celebrate who we are from within. I want to inspire, empower and celebrate people for who they are and embrace their uniqueness.
The Mirror Has Two Faces - A JOURNEY OF INNER DEMONS
As long as I can remember, I lived on Planet Quintinn. A planet that was my escape from the reality of the world. A few years ago, reality decided to hit me straight in the face...
I sat on my bed and a pressing sadness came over me, and that's the same moment it happened: A lady with a white dress and long black hair came out of my closet and told me "Go to the kitchen and sing, sing Siembamba, Mamma's little child, twist my neck, throw me in a ditch, step on my head and then I'm dead".
The sadness inside me made me cry uncontrollably. The lady kept saying "Go sing, you'll feel better". I remember saying "I don't want to". The sadness became stronger and I kept crying. I don't remember much after that, I kept saying "The lady wants me to sing" and then it all went black.
It's been years since that day and the lady in the white dress and black hair doesn't visit anymore. It took me years to learn how to be myself, my old self without the handful of pills I needed to take everyday. I still live with a sadness that can't be explained, but it's buried deep inside me.
Today I live with a warmth and when the sadness creeps up I cry, but my tears are different now, it's tears of happiness, gratitude and tears of overcoming; and with every tear the warmth inside me glows warmer and I start to take back control over my emotions again.
I haven't been back to Planet Quintinn for years, I realized that sometimes I suffer more in imagination than in reality.
To The Boy I Loved Before - A JOURNEY OF LOVE
I've never told you this, but I fell in love the moment we met.
The chemistry between us was so natural it scared me at times. You came into my life when I least expected it and showed me how I'm supposed to be loved. You we're more than I deserved, yet everything I needed.
You showed me the life with a partner I dreamt of and loved me despite my issues and insecurities. I felt so comfortable with you and you put the most silly smile on my face. A smile I haven't had for a very long time.
You taught me patience and showed me how to love, even though I failed most times to show the same love back. You we're my rock through every curve ball and I still look at you when everything else is falling apart.
Life is hard but you made it a little bit easier for me. I still miss you everyday; I believe in fate, I don't know what the future holds. All I know is that we have the same kind of stardust in our souls.
Love Always x
Ouma Se Blomme Tuin - A JOURNEY OF MOMENTS
A story of people that helped to shape my life over the last few years. People that were put on my path to teach me lessons:
A lesson to see the kind and beauty of life through a child’s eyes. I was shown the power of friendship, the unconditional love from a brother, and how to deal with heartache over a lost love.
Moments in time that shaped me to become the person I am today. A story of debauchery, heartache, love and learning the true meaning of acceptance, self-love and self-care. Moments where I failed and realizing success isn't overnight, and failure is OK.
A dream was planted in my heart for a reason and specific moments over the years prepared me for this SCHOONHUID journey I'm on. This is a story of true beauty, not in how we look or what we say but just in who we are. Moments that taught me to let the chaos in me, be beautiful.
Spook Van Uniondale - A JOURNEY OF ACCEPTANCE
I lived a full and colourful life since I went on my journey of discovering who I am. I have the most outrages stories I can tell and made memories without any regrets.
Yet the face that looked back at me in the mirror had a fake smile and sad wet eyes. I realized discovering who I am and accepting who I am are two completely different things.
Acceptance comes with loving every single part of yourself and understanding what self-care really means. We need to make mistakes in life, we grow when we hurt.
Acceptance is an ongoing journey and so far it taught me courage, understanding and compassion:
Courage to love who I am and who I want to love;
Understanding that sometimes that love will be frowned upon. I don't get angry, I educate;
Compassion towards what I see and don't understand.
I've become so aware of what's really worth my energy. Self-care and self- love is a big part of accepting who you are. I can honestly say I know who I am:
I am my mother's love for her children. I'm my father's generosity towards other people. I'm my brothers & sister's strength the day I struggle, when I'm hopeless and want to give up. I'm my niece & nephew's innocence when I look at the world. I'm my grand mothers' courage that she showed at 80years old. I'm my stretch marks and loose skin when I look in the mirror and most importantly:
I am SCHOONHUID.
Jeffrey's Baai - Rejuvenating and Fresh Fragrance
- Top Notes: Aloe
- Heart Notes: Sea Salt, Lemon
- Base Notes: Cucumber, Cedar, Soft Musk
The Mirror Has Two Faces - Fresh, Manly, a Passionate Fragrance
- Top Notes: Lavender, Tobacco
- Heart Notes: Geranium, Mild spices, Fruit peel
- Base Notes: Cedarwood, Sandalwood, Vanilla
To The Boy I Loved Before - Gender Neutral, Fresh & Spicy
- Top Notes: Lemongrass, orange
- Heart Notes: Ginger, Lime
- Base Notes: Vanilla
Ouma Se Blomme Tuin - Feminine, Sweet & Explosion of Floral Bouquets
- Top Notes: Bergamot
- Heart Notes: Sweet Pea, Soft Coconut
- Base Notes: Vanilla, white musk, Sandalwood
Spook Van Uniondale - Strong Neroli Floral, Sensory Fragrance
- Top Notes: Ylang Ylang, Lemon
- Heart Notes: Petit Grain, soft coconut, Violet
- Base Notes: Musk, Rooibos, Neroli
NatureWax® C3, Fragrance
To prevent fire and serious injury: Burn Candle within sight. Keep away form drafts and vibrations. Keep out of reach of children and pets. Never burn a candle on or near anything that can catch fire. Trim wick 0.5cm before lighting. Keep candle free of any foreign materials incl matches and wick trimmings. Burn only on level, fire resistant surface. Do not burn more than 4 hours at a time.
This is natural products and colour changes may occur due to light sensitivity and the essential oil blend used.
Essential oil might rise to top of product, this is a natural occurrence and does not affect the fragrance, quality or properties of the product.
Discontinue use if any irritation occurs.
Our products are not tested on animals and its paraben and sulphate free.
Talk to your doctor first before using any essential oils during your pregnancy and make sure to limit your exposure to a safe amount.
Hand Poured Soy Candle