Menteath The Nature Lover Gift Set.
For the explorer, the bird lover, the walker, the muddy booter. This is the perfect gift box for that person we all know and love who likes to sit by the fire and mull over their next adventure.
What’s in the Gift Box?
1 x Body Oil of your choice
1 x Face Oil of your choice
1 x Salt and Oil Bath Soak of your choice
1 x Tree Planted and Dedicated
This Gift Set comes with 1 tree planted and dedicated to that special someone as part of Knepp Estate’s Rewilding Programme in Horsham, Sussex.
The recipient will receive a certificate with their unique code to access the online portal and find out more about their tree and the programme at Knepp Estate.
Why not personalise with a little gift message that will go into your box?
Felicity has fused traditional smoke rituals from the Middle East and Old England, bringing together ancient traditions, conservation, wildlife, with beauty in nature. The history of our sacred trees has long inhabited our forests in England, reigniting the life journey and meaning of Paganism and how we connect with our woodlands and the animals that inhabit it.
Felicity's smokey wood infusion aims to replicate the ancient ritualistic practice of smoke bathing, often referred to as Dukhan in countries like Sudan. This Arabic practice involves smoking scented wood, such as talih and shaff, and often sandalwood - Trees which are considered to have spiritual and healing properties.
Once the wood is smouldering a blanket of thick wool is draped over the body to create a chamber of smoke. The process is used in regions historically to treat arthritis and remove toxins from the skin. Felicity embodies this ritual to recreate Dukhan through her range of plant derived woody and smoke infused oils.
From the maker: My approach to smoke infusing draws on the Pagan tradition of finding your way into and through the forest. For me, coming to know a forests open space and groves, its trickles and wild flowers, the high spots and shady valleys, the tangled roots and dark corners, learning the paths within, and the way of all who inhabit the forest. I harvest fallen trees four times a year in line with the seasons in two woodland locations in Sussex, England, and Perthshire, Scotland. Each tree species allows me to create small batches of beautifully fragranced plant-derived oils.