Strewing Herbs Mist - Cleanse & Protect
Strewing herbs were used in the middle ages to help mask odours in houses. Aromatic plants such as rosemary, lavender, thyme were strewn across floors. Many floors were covered with woven rush matting, which acted as a form of insulation. After time these rushes would get pretty dirty and so the ‘strewing herbs’ helped keep things smelling fresh.
But here’s the thing – aromatic herbs such as rosemary and thyme are also rich in antibacterial and antiviral properties. So, not only were these herbs keeping things sweet, they were also helping to prevent the spread of infections and disease.
A health practitioner contacted me the other day saying that she felt like she was susceptible to her clients’ coughs and colds and also their energy. She loved her job but she was feeling quite depleted. So, she asked me if I had anything she could use that could help her protect herself more.
I made her this Strewing Herbs blend. I’ve used hydrosols, essential oils and augmented them with some carefully selected Archeus plant essences, all selected with the intent to cleanse and to protect. They include rosemary, kawa kawa, lavender, sweet orange, silver birch and totara.
Here are 5 great ways you can use this spray
- In therapy rooms to cleanse the space between clients
- Spray around one’s aura to create a sense of protection
- As a mini-ritual at the end of the working day to help create a boundary between work and home life
- Before meditation practice
- You can even use it on your yoga mat to help cleanse it
Tip: this mist is made from 100% natural ingredients, many from the Archeus gardens. If you haven’t used sprays made from natural ingredients before you may notice that their aroma does not seem to hang around as long as sprays made with synthetic fragrances. The difference is the plants selected from nature have been selected for their antiviral, antibacterial and cleansing and protecting energetic properties. Synthetic fragrances are just designed in the lab to smell.