What are flower essences? Flower essences are vibrational remedies that work on an emotional level. They can help on a cellular level to help you work through troubled emotional states, heal past wounds, and balance your energy.
Flower essences, or flower remedies, are infusions made from the flowering part of a plant. The process of sun steeping, or boiling the flower in water, captures the energy imprint of the flower. So, unlike essential oils or herbal remedies, which contain physical substances extracted from plants, there is no physical part of the flower in a flower essence, only its healing vibration. And, every flower has a different healing quality.
Are Flower Essences Safe? Flower essences are very safe and can be used by anyone, even children and animals. Essences compliment every healing modality. True flower essences have no fragrance, dye, flavor or preservatives so there is nothing in them you can react negatively to, or that could interfere with medicines or herbs you are taking. All pure flower essences are neutral in nature and subtle in effect. If you happen to choose an essence that is not appropriate, it will simply have no effect. So there is no risk in choosing the wrong one. Now, as gentle as they are, flower essences can bring buried emotions to the surface. So, on rare occasions you may feel uncomfortable before you feel better. But, this does not mean the essences aren’t working. In fact, the opposite is true. Those emotions are coming up to be released and that means you are allowing yourself to heal at a deep level.
How did you harvest them? I almost always ask the plant if I can pick some of the flowers to use as a Mother Bottle to treat emotions. Based on the feeling I get or muscle testing, when I get a yes, I pick the flowers. I put them in a pot of hot water and boil them in distilled water that sat out in the moonlight for a night. Sometimes that's 30 minutes sometimes it's just 5 minutes. Then I allow them to cool off in the pot. I strain them through a non-bleached coffee filter into a measuring cup. Then I add alcohol (brandy, rum and most of the time vodka) which doubles the amount (if I have one cup of steeped water I add one cup of alcohol). Then I store them in a cool dark dry place. This makes the Mother bottle. When an order comes in I take 4 drops of the mother bottle and put them in a small bottle adding 1/2 distilled water and 1/2 alcohol and send the bottle to you.
You now have a stock bottle. You can take 10 drops of it and put it in a one ounce bottle with 1/2 alcohol and 1/2 distilled water and you'll have a strength bottle. Or you can take what I've created and take it without dilution if you wish. The more times you cut it, the stronger it gets. It's a form of homeopathy.
To Use: Put 4 drops under the tongue 1 to 4 times daily or 16 drops in a drink bottle that will be consumed over the day.
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Clover Blossoms: Red Clover provides true self-awareness so that the individual can think in a calm and balanced way, and act from his/her concept of reality without the undue influence of the group consciousness.
Chrysanthemum Positive qualities: Able to distinguish higher spiritual identity from temporal personality; transpersonal and transcendent soul expression. Patterns of imbalance: Fear of aging and mortality, over-attachment to temporal personality; healing crisis due to materialistic focus of the soul.
Lilac is for those who feel overburdened to the point of breaking, but are unable to reach out and ask for help. This essence helps the individual to let go of resentment that is weighing them down.
Morning Glory: Helps us become conscious of our bad habits, shortcomings, negative living habits and addictions. Balances vital strength and tones the nervous system. Morning Glory flower remedy aligns the individual's quest for new vision and vitality. It opens one to New Awareness and strengthens ones ability to speak, share, shine in the world.
Black Locust Flower Essence: Mood swings; feeling stressed out, overly driven, or overly focused on the future; manic depression, irritability, impatience, or feeling one is too emotional.
Emotional and spiritual effects: This essence brings on a feeling of sweet, quiet happiness and a sense of emotional fullness. It leads to a feeling of contentment in the moment. Black locust has a relaxing influence on the mind and emotions. It may be used as a single essence once in a while as needed, or, preferably, taken daily for a month or a few months.
In cases of mania or manic depression, Ava recommends using this essence in conjunction with Western herbs (dandelion is one highly recommended option) or Chinese herbal formulas prescribed by an experienced herbalist. Heat-clearing herbs are particularly useful. For chronic or recurrent moodiness and irritability, we recommend taking black locust essence or a custom essence blend alongside herbs for decongesting the liver and moving the liver qi.
Peony: A good remedy for tense, fearful people who have nightmares and are easily affected by negative influences. It is an ideal remedy for emotional problems related to woman’s monthly cycles such as PMS or menopausal depression. It is a good strengthener for unconscious fears, our “underworld” that gives rise to disturbing dreams or apparently irrational fears. Peony is a remedy of light. Balances the heart chakra and allows for honest communication of feelings. Plumbago Helps those who seek to please, allow self to be bullied or have feelings of shame.
Dandelion allows one to release rigid and unbending thought forms and body language. This flower essence helps those who struggle with compulsive behaviors. It helps those who over plan, and get caught in the cycle control and demand. This creates intensity and a lack of harmony with others.
Rose is one of the best flowers for healing the heart, Rose cools the temper and triggers forgiveness, healing emotional wounds and scars. Rose magnifies unconditional love, promotes a gentle strength and inspires us to nurture and care for ourselves + others. As you soften your heart and offer compassion to yourself, it will naturally be returned to you.
Rose of Sharon This is a "flower of Joy". It reminds one of the Oneness of all things, clearing guilt and anger. It restores intuition and purity of heart. It relieves one's burdens around perceived responsibility. It provides relief around restless sleep and pressure and tension held inside those who have difficulty expressing emotions, encouraging gradual release. It provides a grounding energy and clarity of thought.
Sweet Pea: For those who have an inability to make social bonds to your community by feeling the constant urge to travel and avoid laying roots. Sweet pea helps one's ability to form social roots. Also, good for those who have an aversion to commitment. Sweet Pea is all about finding the place in the world where we feel we belong, our true home.
Trumpet Vine Improved and deepen quality of communication. It dissolves blockages and self-limiting patterns regarding speech and communication. It cuts through fears of speaking up, while magnifying our ability to speak freely about what’s inside us, even if it’s a difficult conversation.
Lantana For guilt and worry - For feelings of being smothered. For over-nurturing and smother love. For masking one’s inner fears with a false bravado. For the need to cover one's sense of inadequacy with substance abuse – marijuana, tobacco. Lung-related disorders, such as asthma and shallow breathing. For feeling muddle-headed. It will uncover and dismantle harmful patterns that may be stored in our consciousness, energy field, home or workspace. A powerful karma cleanser, it works very fast, but is not-gentle, so be aware that you may face your shadow side that appears from subconscious.
CATALPA: Just as the heady fragrance of catalpa flowers wipes away mental clutter to bring you into the joyful present, so does the flower essence help one penetrate to the essential joy of existence. This essence accesses and helps to open the 9th chakra, connecting one to their Body of Light and to joy, so one can see life and situations from a more cosmic perspective. Catalpa is a deep heart healer that can be effective either for present wounding or old childhood pain that persists. This one is especially indicated for any type of abandonment, betrayal or feelings of being unloved. For children and adults who are going through divorce or separation, or dealing with a death, Catalpa is a comforter and a reassurance that they are worthy of love, and that love is a force they can never truly be separated from.
Yellow Day Lily Flower Essence works through the Solar Plexus Chakra to shift lower emotional and mental states to a sense of deep calm. It brings the feeling of “Ahh…” that comes with deep relaxation, like when you are resting in the sun on a warm spring day. It reignites wonder and joy. Yellow Day Lily assists you to correct misalignment in your life that lead to out of balance emotional states. It orients you to the parasympathetic nervous system so you can be nourished and comforted by the sweetness of life.
Asian Lily - Transformation, Renewal, Letting Go, Accessing Higher Dimensions. I can't find much about this essence out on the web.
Iris flower essence unblocks old patterns of self-limitation and stagnation, inspiring us to the heights of beauty and grace, and restoring a path to art and creativity. Known as the ‘Paintbrush to the Soul’ Iris flower remedy is connected to the ‘Rainbow Goddess Iris” and is one of the best remedies to promote healing when one may feel dried up. Iris moistens the hardened aspects of the soul such as stagnation and procrastination. The essence enables one to find harmonious connection to the flow of self expression.
Hydrangea - This essence aligns mental body so as to alleviate a scattered mind. It harmonizes mental faculties to increase calmness of mind. It also promotes cooperation among all aspects of the mind such that even though one may have many thoughts, many important things to remember, they can remain one-pointed. This essence helps with creativity by calming and expanding your aura through gently releasing negative behavior patterns that no longer serve you. You will be able to connect to your higher self and it will assist in finding your soul purpose.
Linden flower helps to release emotional blocks and engenders warmth and openness. It increases awareness of our connection to the rest of humanity, relaxes and softens communication between people and strengthens the relationships between loved ones. Calms emotional turmoil and high anxiety. Useful for those who hold tension in the body and mind, unable to move out of a constricted or contracted state. Softens and opens the emotional body, addressing the fear and pervasive worry present.