What are flower essences?
Flower Essences are an amazing energetic tool that uses the vibrational or energetic qualities of flowers imprinted into water to store their magical energy. If you’re familiar with crystals, it’s a similar idea as crystal water. Basically, flower essences capture the energy that flowers want to share with us in a way that allows easier usage and storage!
Flowers have so many super supportive and uplifting properties that can help us on an energetic level if we work together with them. Each flower has a unique energetic profile or personality of sorts that helps us most with a particular aspect of our lives or a goal. Try scrolling down to my catalogue and looking at the pictures to see which plant is calling to you! Likely that’s a plant ally whose gifts you could use in your life right now.
Often flower essences are used just for healing but I think their energy is useful for a variety of purposes and we shouldn’t limit ourselves to just healing! I find them to be useful for any kind of energy work.
How do you make your flower essences?
I make all my flower essences with vibrant plants I meet around me. I use respectful and substainable foraging practices and don’t take from endangered plants. I believe that each plant’s unique environment helps contibutes to its energy and I take that into consideration for how its essence can be used.
After thanking the plant for sharing and taking a small amount of flowers, I leave the water and blossoms together in the sun until the essence feels strong. I have a ritual for bottling meant to call in the plant spirit for our healing while also giving thanks again. I set the intent that the flower essence will only work with us for our highest good.
For blends, sometimes I make them on significant dates like specific points of the moon cycle or on a particular holiday for an extra energetic boost. If you’d like yours made on a particular day, send me a note!
How do I use them?
Traditionally flower essences are taken under the tongue but due to Health Canada regulations, I can’t advise internal usage and my products are not intended to be taken internally. However, there’s still so many other excellent options: rub on accupressure points; use on energy centres like chakras, enhance energy work (like spells) or energy healing; use in room sprays or perfumes; and add to lotions, toners, or scrubs right before use (due to water content, we have to be careful about spoiling products by adding flower essences in advance).
My recipes using flower essences
Learn more about flower essences
For understanding how water can store the imprint of flowers – Secret of Water documentary
For learning more about working with flower essences – Flowerevolution by Katie Hess
For using flower essences for acupressure – Floral Acupuncture by Warren Bellows