Water is one of the Five Elements of feng shui. When the Five Elements (metal, water, wood, fire and earth) are balanced, we are more comfortable and productive. Since many indoor environments have little or no water, I often suggest adding water to a space. Essential oil misters (which also make great gifts) are a fun and delightful way to add the element of water to your space.
There are many brands of essential oil misters for sale. Just make sure the bottle contains pure essential oil, then use your intuition and your sense of what smells good to choose your mister. You can also make them yourself. This year I decided to make essential oil misters to give as gifts. I created the misters with charged water. This water is infused with the vibration of special words and it adds that vibration to the space that the mister is used. The last ingredient, pure essential oil, adds a refreshing smell as well as the energy from the plant or flower that it comes from.
I've outlined my process below.
- Filtered water
- A glass bowl
- Small polished rocks with the words: love, power, miracle, freedom, success, passion, wisdom, create, and health
- A blend of essential oils that included Lavender, Sweet Orange, Ylang Ylang, Chamomile and Patchouli
- 4 oz. mister bottles (a mister is a bottle with a fine spray nozzle)
I arranged the rocks in the bottom of the glass bowl and then poured in the filtered water. (Note: If you'd like more information about using the vibration of words with water, see Masaru Emoto's book The Hidden Messages in Water. )
I let the bowl of water sit with the rocks in the window, next to a sun chime for 24 hours. The water is then infused with the vibration of the words, the sun, the stars, the moon and the chime.
After 24 hours, I filled the mister bottles with the charged water.
Then I added between 15 - 20 drops of essential oil to each bottle. Use your judgment to decide how much essential oil to use for your misters. Also, use care in handling the oils. They are very concentrated and should be used with caution. It is not advised to apply essential oils directly to skin. To learn more about essential oils I recommend The Illustrated Encyclopedia of Essential Oils by Julia Lawless.
Last I made up some fun labels and put them on the bottles.
To use: Shake to mix the oil and water. Then mist and enjoy.
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Ann Kucera is passionate about helping people initiate change and transformation through the use of feng shui. She offers home and office feng shui consultations and is also available for custom designed classes and speaking engagements. Her mission is to transform buildings into spaces where people thrive. Ann began her feng shui studies in 2001 with Terah Kathryn Collins at the Western School of Feng Shui in San Diego. In addition she has a Masters in Library Science and over 15 years of experience organizing people, events, data systems, books and homes. She is the Chapter Director of the International Feng Shui Guild - Michigan.