Rain Africa has collaborated with tree whisperer and real life forest nymph Melissa Krige to bring you a range of therapeutic African tree mists that contain the essence and healing power of various indigenous trees to our beautiful land.
Tree mists that heal?! I know I know, you’re thinking this sounds like hocus pocus namby pamby nonsense, but hear me out.
Melissa owns and lives in the beautiful Platbos forest, which is just outside of Gaansbaai, and is a remarkably old and lush self sustaining forest of indigenous trees. Over many years of walks and making friends with these archaic species, Melissa learned about the unique healing properties and powers of each of the different types of trees. She then harnessed this power, and created a line of African tree mists, which also incorporate different complimentary essential oils according to the healing properties of the various trees.
The idea behind the African tree mists is that they are spritzed either directly onto your body, or around your home or office space, and by surrounding yourself in their essence, you will benefit from the healing properties they claim to provide.
There have been many studies which have shown that being surrounded by trees and frequenting forests can have enormous health benefits, as well as psychological ones. These include stress and anxiety, confidence, concentration disorders and many more. Most of us live in apartment complexes and bustling cities, so these mists are awesome in that they provide us with that same healing power, without having to seek out an indigenous forest (but hey, the real thing is still better – you can’t climb a spray bottle!).
I recently got the opportunity to explore the forest with Melissa and Rain Africa, along with some of my beauty blogging friends, and I must say it was absolutely fascinating! Platbos is a living breathing organism…one that you cannot help but to be touched by. Melissa also told us all about each mist, and we were able to test and experience them for ourselves.
My opinion? Look, I don’t know if the healing properties work. I think this is something that is personal, and each of you will have to experiment for yourselves. What I will say is that regardless of said healing properties, they each smell so unique and amazing that I don’t even care whether they work or not!
The spray hits your senses and you are immediately calmed and relaxed. You feel transported to the forest with one spritz. It doesn’t smell fake or manufactured, and is impossible to describe until you truly experience it for yourself. My boyfriend Will gave me the old raised eyebrow when I explained about the healing powers, but when I sprayed it on him he was so impressed and absolutely loved it.
I highly recommend getting yourself to the nearest Rain Africa store and trying these out for yourself. Simply lovely.