Doctor Beak's Herbal Tonic - Wyspworks Candle Tin

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$15

Doctor Beak's Herbal Tonic - Wyspworks Candle Tin

Eucalyptus, Peppermint and Menthol, with a hint of Lavender and Rosemary.

Refreshing, crisp and cool, this fragrance is a soothing blend of essential oils of eucalyptus, peppermint and menthol, which helps to ease a stuffy nose and chest congestion. Ideal for use during the cool, dark months of winter.

The bird-like masks worn by Renaissance plague doctors during disease epidemics were thought to protect them from foul and putrid smells. People believed that diseases manifested from poisonous vapours and noxious smells, and that breathing them in would consequently cause one to fall ill with the disease. This was called miasma theory.

To combat miasma, plague doctors would pack the long beaks of their masks with strong and sweet smells, such as herbs, spices and dried flowers. Dressed in this outfit and armed with a long examining stick, the doctors would then attempt to cure the sick with various natural remedies, including potions, salves and tonics.

Medium tin: Approx: 15 hour burn time.

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