The great Zen Master, Thich Nhat Hanh says, “We should be flower fresh, so that we refresh others.” When visiting with my mother in the hospital over the last few months that was my intention, to be flower fresh, not only for my mother, but all those who attended to her. A hospital is definitely a place that needs the energy of flower freshness. I wanted to be flower fresh to help my mom get better, but I also I had with me, something more.
I brought to the hospital an Anu Essentials Refresh Spritzer and I would spray it a few times throughout each day. This not only changed the aroma and molecules of my mother’s hospital room, but it had an affect on everyone who entered her room. From the visitors to the nurses and the nurse’s aids and doctors, they all noticed the shift in energy and aroma when entering my mom’s room.
Typically they would all take a deep breath and say, “Something in here smells good, what is that?” They also allowed me to lightly shower their faces with the Spritzer. They would happily follow my directions to softly close their eyes, inhaled slowly and deeply as I gently sprayed them with the Spritzer. And my mom was happy that I had an extra Spritzer to leave with her, so that she could spray it whenever I was not there to address any unpleasant smells.
As I have mentioned before, my mother has been in and out of hospitals all her life and even as a child, the one thing that always weighed heavily on me when visiting her at the hospital, was the ever-present hospital smell. Let’s be honest, it smells of pain, illness, and even death, which is something that affects not only those staying there, but also those working and visiting there.
Since I have such a keen sense of smell, I find the aromas of a hospital draining on my spirit. Therefore, I was relieved and felt armed with nature, to have my creation in my bag to help me through the many hours spent at the hospital. It made it all, so much more bearable. After finally leaving the hospital, the first rehab center that my mom was transferred to was so dank, in addition to the Spritzer; I had to bring out the heavy aroma arsenal. Stay tuned for that story next week.
Burdened with a number of respiratory illnesses, commercial perfumes and other artificial fragrances can set my mother off to coughing, choking and wheezing, which made it impossible for her to continue to go to church. The amount of heavily perfumed members of the congregation would trigger an asthma attack. That is never the case when I spray our plant based perfumes or Spritzers around her. I was so happy to have in created botanical based aroma Spritzers, something that’s easily accessible that I could use to uplift, inspire and shift the energy of my mother and her hospital room. It also helped to inspire me through the long hours.
Formulated with herbs and essential oils it brought nature into the space, God’s pharmacy, is what plants are. They are naturally imbued with healing elements. So if you need to change the energy in a space, whether it’s your home, car, office, or even a public place such as an airplane or hospital room, remember the healing and renewing elements of Anu Essentials Refresh and Spiritual Spritzers. Our Spritzers make it easy for you to be ‘flower fresh.”
I would be remiss if I didn’t share that as a woman of a certain age, experiencing the power of heat rising aka menopausal symptoms, spritzing my face with these herbal Spritzers calms the sweating and leaves me with a feeling of freshness. Try it! I guarantee you’ll enjoy the experience.