A flower essence is water that has been infused with the vibration and personality of a flower. At Sage Moon Apothecary, we create flower essences in small batches. Flowers are mindfully selected and thanks is offered to the spirit of the plant from which it came. They are then placed in a bowl in water, with an intention prayer, and set in sunlight to infuse the water with the vibration of the flower. Essences are then fixed in the traditional manner, with brandy. Each essence comes in a 1/2 ounce glass dropper bottle. Only one drop of an essence is needed, as one drop contains the vibration of the whole. It may be taken under the tongue, in a glass of water, and may also be used topically.
Sage Moon Apothecary currently carries the following flower essences:
Tusli (Holy Basil)
Please continue reading for more information on choosing and using flower essences.
A flower essence is the infusion of the vibrational frequency of a flower or plant in water and fixed in the traditional method, with brandy. Essences have the same properties as the actual plant and usually work more rapidly and intensely as they are more evenly distributed through the whole body.
Essences may be used as tools for healing and transformation by individuals who wish to make changes in their lives.
Below are some answers to common questions about flower essences.
How do I choose an Essence?
There are several methods for choosing an essence that best suits you.
You may select which ever essence you feel most drawn to or the one that intuitively pops up when you ask "Which essence is right for me?" This is a very accurate method for selecting an essence, as we often intuitively KNOW what is best for us.
You may also read through the information below and select an essence that seems most applicable to where you are right now or what it is that you would like to employ the ally of an essence for assistance with.
How do I use an Essence?
Flower Essences can be taken internally or used externally.
Internally, a few drops are places on the tongue for a few moments and then swallowed. The essences can also be diluted in water. It is said that dilution shifts the effect onto the spiritual/soul plane.
Externally, the essence can be applied directly to the skin. They may also be added to bath water.
As a general rule, essences should be taken a minimum of 3 times a day for a period of about a week after which the need can be re-evaluated. However, the frequency can vary with each individual and the greatest guidance is our own awareness. When the body, mind, or spirit is asking for the essence, in whatever way is familiar to you, which may be as simple as "remembering that you have it", it is a suitable time to use them.
One drop holds the frequency of the whole, so do 20 drops. Therefore, one dose = 1 drop. With harmonics, as with homeopathics, the frequency is of more importance than the amount taken.
Are essences safe and who can use them?
Essences are very safe.
While there will be more suitable essences for specific times, there is essentially no "wrong" choice. Flower Essences serve to uplift different aspects of self. Taking an essence that may not at first appear to be the most suitable one for what is in our current awareness to work on, is likely to be working on aspects of our self that ware beneath our awareness. If the method for choosing the essence is done in a state of awareness, it is most certain that it is serving the individual.
Essences may be taken by anyone - adults, children, and animals. If you are sensitive to alcohol, it is not recommended that you take essences internally. In this instance, essences may be applied topically.
What will I notice when I use a harmonic essence?
We are each unique. Some people are very sensitive to changes in their energy field and others less so. In most instances, people start to notice changes immediately, though they may be subtle in nature.
It is recommended that before taking an essences, a minute or two is spent bringing awareness to how you feel. Notice your physical body, your emotional state, and your state of mind. Doing this short check will assist in noticing the changes that occur after using the essence.
Pay special attention to how you feel and react to ordinary things in your life over the next week as you are using the essence.
What is an elixir?
An elixir is a combination of essences.