Everything in nature has a purpose. In Ayurvedic and naturopathic medicine, this includes using flower essences to promote a higher level of health. Flower essences, sometimes referred to as flower therapy, are used in alternative healing because it’s believed that flowers store vibrational energy. The essences of flowers are extracted via an energetic imprint into a water medium, and have been traditionally used in both in Europe and in ancient civilizations such as in the Australian Aboriginals.
Flower essences and their energies are often used in naturopathy to balance emotions and moods, which in turn may help with spiritual, mental, and physical wellness.
Here’s more about flower essences and how they work:
Native Australian Pink Fairy Flower Orchid via Pinterest
Flower Essences vs Essential Oils
Flower essences are often confused with essential oils, but the two are not the same. What makes flower essences unique is the way in which their energies are obtained, and that similar to homeopathy, they work on the quantum physics level more than the gross material level.
Essences are extracted by placing the whole fresh flower in natural spring water and placing the water-submerged flowers in the sun or moon for a specific time period. The light source helps to transfer the energy from the flower. The flower water is then filtered and preserved with either alcohol or plant based glycerine.
Full Bloom Essence
Essential oil extraction is a bit different. The plant material is pressed or steam distilled, which extracts fragrant liquid from the material. This means that traces of the original compound are still present, albeit in a highly concentrated form.
In the final product of a flower essence, no trace of the flower remains. Rather, all that’s left is the energy. It’s this energy, rather than the components of a plant, that is responsible for connecting with our emotions.
Flower submersion process
How Flower Essences are Used
Flower essences are energies, so they work via resonance within our own energy fields. Their vibrations stimulate our body’s natural ability to bring ourselves back to homeostasis. It is said that all plants contain these vibrational energy patterns, but flowers are the most powerful.
Once the flower essence is extracted, it can be used internally or externally. You can purchase bottles of flower essences, then add drops of the essence to water and drink or apply directly to the skin. You can also add a few drops to your bathwater for a fragrant, therapeutic experience, or place a couple of drops under the tongue. Our skin mists and other beauty products including our perfume, contain flower essences that are intended for direct application.
How To Choose Flower Essences
Choosing flower essences means aligning your selections with your mental, physical, and emotional needs. Ayurvedic and naturopathic medicine supports the use of flower essences for a variety of conditions and symptoms, including anxiety, pain, hormonal imbalances or changes like menopause, stress, and emotional support, to name a few.
Much like crystal healing and essential oils, every flower essence contains unique healing properties. If you’re new to flower essences or not sure which flower essences you need to connect with your goals, we’ve simplified the selection process. Rather than purchase by the essence, we’ve named our blends based on the potential benefits they offer.
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