African Tree Essences & Mists

Platbos Forest Between Stanford & Gansbaai Western Cape

The African Tree Essences are remedies made from the flowers and leaves of the ancient trees of Platbos ~ Africa’s southernmost forest.

Made in the traditions of the Bach Flower Remedies, the African Tree Essences are solarized infusions of the tree flowers of Platbos. Known as vibrational remedies, the tree essences work on the emotional, mental, physical and spiritual bodies.

Homeopathic in nature, the tree essences hold the vibrational blue print of the age-old trees of Platbos. Recent scientific research into trees and forests verifies what energy healers have long held to be true: that all trees have their own unique vibration (as does all matter). Trees, however, because of their still, peaceful nature and great antiquity, have incredibly high, stable energy fields. When we come into contact with them, they give our energy field what has been described as a “Rebooting” – much like what happens when you turn your computer off and then on again when it is malfunctioning. Via the element of our body’s water content (up to 70% in a healthy adult) the trees’ high vibrations help to realign our vibrational field back to its natural, healthy norm.

The Tree Mists

The Tree Mists are handcrafted by Melissa Krige, producer of the African Tree Essences. By blending the therapeutic infusions of her African Tree Essenceswith oils derived from the wild Fynbos of the Cape Floral Kingdom, she has created a truly unique product that captures the essence of Africa.

The essential oil blends for the thirteen different Tree Mists are each carefully selected to enhance and amplify the actions of the African Tree Essences. A further synergy is added in the form of a colour essence – these are vibratory in nature and carry the energetic properties of the particular colour. Combined, these create a tapestry of healing that echoes the energy, scent and colour of the rich forest atmosphere from whence they originate.

The harmonising energies of the Tree Mists engage directly with the electromagnetic field that surrounds the body, instantly raising the vibrations. Each Tree Mist enhances a different quality of being. For example, the Cherry Wood enhances calmness and peace, whilst the Wild Peach fosters confidence, courage and focus.

Retreats and workshops

Practitioner’s Training Course
Attune to the Trees & Learn How to Use these Forest Essences for Healing
This course will provide you with a solid foundation for working with the African Tree Essences and the Ancient Forest Tree Mists from Platbos Forest. In addition, you will experience the deep and profound healing of the forest in a safe and protected environment.
Sacred Forest Retreats
Experience the Healing Trees of Platbos First Hand
Time spent exploring the forest and the nature of the different trees will reveal your “Totem”or Teacher Tree – a particular tree that beckons and offers personal messages of insight and support.

Shinrin Yoku ~ Forest Bathing
The Medicine of Trees
Shinrin-yoku translates as “Forest Bathing” – the mindful practice of absorbing the forest atmosphere through the senses: touch, sight, scent, sound and taste. Most people would agree that spending time in a forest imparts a sense of relaxation and well-being. Speaking personally, having lived and worked beneath the Platbos Forest canopy since 2005, I have never felt healthier and more at home in the world. My practical experience of trees and forests verifies their beneficial effects on us. Through attuning to their powerful energy fields, my understanding and experience of the forest has further deepened and expanded to encompass the spiritual dimension of trees.

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