Gemstone Essences are solutions in water fixed with alcohol that hold the vibrational patterns of a gemstone. Gemstone Essences, like flower essences, work on shifting energy at the spiritual level of being, which then can trickle down throughout the emotional, mental, and physical levels, often bringing about great change - sometimes where we least expect it.
Each gemstone has a vibrational energy specific to it. There are many things that come into play to make up each unique energy: the crystal structure, the nature in which the stone was formed, the chemical makeup, etc. Used as an essence, the energy of the gemstone is dispersed throughout the body in a greater way than when gemstones are placed on the body.
Gemstone Essences are energy medicines. They work in a different way than herbal medicines do. They are seemingly subtle at first, and often profound healing occurs in the form of shifts and changes at a very fundamental level of being that is noticeable in the days and weeks following using an essence.
To use an essence, notice how you are feeling BEFORE you use it. Notice your emotional state, any areas in your body that may feel uncomfortable to you. Take a couple of drops of essence under your tongue. Notice how you feel in the moments immediately following. In the following days, notice your dreams, sleep patterns, and emotional state. Notice what has changed. Notice what is unfamiliar.
Essences may be used as often as you feel drawn to using them. I often recommend using an essence once or twice daily for a week as a general recommendation. And then when you feel drawn to using it. If you do not feel drawn to using it, even after one dose, the essence has done it's work.
"Before I even started my car I put a few drops of my essence under my tongue. It was like the flood gates opened and all sorts of positive energy flowed in. I felt as if something had been blocked and now was cleared. I even got a message on my way home. It was that I am loved. I have always been loved so very much but I have never allowed myself to feel it or admit it. I feel like there is just so much flowing in!"
FAQ about Gemstone and Flower Essences
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 gemstone 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?
Harmonic 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. Harmonic essences serve to uplift different aspects of self. Taking an essences 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.
Sage Moon Apothecary works with over 250 flower and gemstone essences. The offerings below are just a fraction of our collection that we are currently offering.
Each essence comes in a 1/2 ounce glass euro dropper bottle.
Amethyst - Amethyst is a stone of vision and encourages spiritual wakefulness. It heightens perception and intuition. Emotionally it will help with sadness and grief, especially in times of loss. Physically, Amethyst helps to relieve pain and tensions, especially headaches and assists in the recovery from injury. It assists with all illnesses of organ that have been formed out of exodermis: diseases of the lungs, skin, and intestinal complaints. It regulates the flora of the large intestine and is helpful in cases of internal parasites.
Aventurine - Aventurine reveals what makes us happy or unhappy. It fortifies our individuality and helps with the manifestation of dreams into reality. It enhances relaxation, regeneration,and recover and assists with calming anger. Physically, Aventurine encourages regeneration of the heart. It stimulates fat metabolism and lowers cholesterol levels. It also has an anti-inflammatory feet, therefore helping with skin diseases, allergies, and fortification of the connective tissues. Additionally, it can alleviate pain.
Carnelian- Carnelian is a stabilizing stone that helps restore vitality and motivation and stimulates creativity. It brings courage and promotes self trust. Physically, Carnelian is helpful for lower back problems rheumatism, arthritis, neuralgia, and depression. It stimulates the kidneys and accelerates healing in bones and ligaments. It can also improve nutritional absorption and encourages a healthy blood supply to organs and tissues.
Citrine - Citrine opens the higher mind to accept joy in one's life, releasing anger and negative feelings, deep-seated fears, and destructive tendencies. An excellent crystal for overcoming depression, Citrine reduces the sensitivity to criticism and inspires creativity and self-expression. It raised self-esteem, and by letting fo of the past, allows one to move forward optimistically, enjoying new experiences and explorations. Physically, Citrine enhances physical stamina and supports the endocrine system. It encourages healthy metabolism, stimulates digestion and the activity of the spleen and pancreas. I t is beneficial for kidney and bladder infections and ailments as well as for menstrual and menopausal symptoms and hormone imbalances.
Chrysocolla - Chruscolla is a stone of communication. It dispels highly charged emotional and assists with speaking one's truth. Chrysocolla has a calming effect on nervous disorders such as anxiety and depression. Physically it is h helpful for the thyroid and adrenals. it is excellent of ailments of the throat, such as sore throats, laryngitis, and for support of the larynx in general. It is beneficial for high blood pressure, blood sugar levels, and diabetes - primarily Type 2.
Red Jasper - Red Jasper is a nurturing stone. It supports through times of stress and brings about tranquility and wholeness. It can also provide protection and absorb negative energy. J aspire aids in quick thinking, stimulates the imagination, and helps transform ideas into action. Red Jasper calms the emotions, and strengthens and detoxifies the circulatory system, blood, and liver.
Clear Quartz - Quartz is known as the "master healer" and will amplify energy, thought, and the effects of other gemstones. It aids in psychic abilities and helps to stimulate the immune system and bring the body into balance. It brings strength and clarity to the mind and aids in concentration and memory retention. It may be used alone or in conjunction with other stones in any physical ailment.
Smokey Quartz - Smokey Quartz is a drawing stone that neutralizes negative vibrations and detoxifies on all levels. It disperses fear and lifts depression and negativity. It relieves stress and anxiety by bringing emotional calmness. Smokey Quartz can dissolve cramps, strengthen the back, and fortify the nerves. It is helpful in the relief of headaches, back pain, and muscle spasms. It can regulate liquids within the body and aid in the assimilation of minerals.