PLANT ESSENCES & ELIXIRS
Creating a Quantum Connection with nature
Like us, each plant has its own vibration and unique qualities and character. Plant essences help us tap into that energetic character to help with our own emotional support. For example, the native tree Kawa Kawa is used in traditional medicine as an antiseptic. It grows under the canopy but will reach towards the light at the edge of forests. So looking at this picture of the plant energetically, we see this plant’s ability to help ward off negativity and help us move emotionally from darkness to a lighter mood or sense of being.
To use them add a couple of drops of the plant essence to water and sip. In an emergency you can put a couple of drops on your tongue. You can also anoint chakra and pulse points with a drop of the essence. Many people use them to help bring extra focus to meditation and yoga.
NEW PRODUCT - GRIEF & THE MEDICINE WHEEL
PLANT ESSENCE/ DIRECTIONAL ELIXIR SET
The Medicine Wheel is a healing concept that has been used by many cultures across millennia. It is a way of placing us in relationship with the natural world around us. It helps us work with the forces of day, night, earth, sky, season, sun, planets, plants – as above, so below. It helps us step outside of time and inside our interior worlds, enabling us to find inspiration, support and peace within by deepening connections to the worlds around us.
As in Nature, each direction has certain attributes: the sun rising in the East, setting in the West, the guiding North star, the earthy solidity of South. The more we work with the wheel, the more nuanced it becomes.
The wheel is not a static entity. It is constantly spinning, turning, changing. Just like you. One day you may feel you need to enter the wheel from the West, facing the rising sun, another day you may need the insight of the south, or the history keepers of the north. By listening to your heart, you will know what you need.
In this set I have focused on the journey of grief through the wheel. There is a short description of the qualities of each direction and how you can work with them to trigger healing within. I have also included details of the plants in each of the directional elixirs.
Basil (from melancholy to focus)
Basil (Ocimum basilicum) help dispels melancholy and protect against the unknown. It is a herb of joy, calm and happiness, helping us focus and prepare for new paths through life. Info and purchase..
Bee Balm (avoid harsh words)
Bee Balm (Monarda fistulosa) can help us keep our words in check. It reminds us to think first and speak later. Info and purchase.
Calendula (let the sun come out)
Calendula’s (Calendula officinalis) sunny disposition helps strengthen and comfort the heart. Its sunny confidence is infectious and it can help you win respect and admiration of everyone you meet. Info and purchase.
Cleavers (cleansing & letting go)
Cleavers (Galium aparine) can really help you free yourself of negative thoughts, the angst of bad memories or the pain of heartbreak. Info and purchase
Dandelion (thriving not drowning)
In herbalism, Dandelion (Taraxacum officinale) helps you deal with past issues and renew your energy, stoke your furnace, especially when making your way back from illness to wellness. Info and purchase.
Evening Primrose (flexibility & joy)
Evening Primrose (Oenthera biennis) is associated with the feminine, is oil nourishes and its energetic properties provide a sense of grace and calm. Info and purchase.
Fennel (road rage remedy)
In Ayurvedic medicine, fennel (Foeniculum vulgare is used as a carminative – this means it helps calm the digestive system. Energetically we see fennel as a primo remedy for rage. Info and purchase
Hawthorn (the protected heart)
Hawthorn (Crategus monogyna) is a beautiful heart remedy. As an essence, it protects the heart while also opening it to love. It is also a great tree of courage. Info and purchase.
Hollyhock (a sense of belonging)
To us, Hollyhocks (Althea rosea) signify home. They give a sense of place and belonging. This is perfect when feeling a little lost at sea or moving to a new home or a new stage in life. Info and purchase.
Houhere (cherish & strengthen)
Houhere (Houheria populnea) supports the mothering in us. It helps us cherish memories and strengthen bonds between family and loved ones. Info and purchase.
Kawa Kawa (from darkness to light)
Kawa kawa (Macropiper excelsum) helps you move from darkness into light, dispel negative thoughts and bring about a sense of peace. More info.
Kowhai (sudden change)
Kowhai (Sophora microphylla) is a plant that helps us in transitions. It can help us move on and it can help us grieve. It does not change a situation, but it can help us function within it. Info and purchase.
Lavender (wash me clean)
Lavender (Lavandula angustifolia) can help calm ragged emotions and bring a sense of piece to life. The name lavender comes from the latin ‘lavare’ or ‘to wash’. Let it wash away your worries. Info and purchase.
Mallow (circle of life)
Mallow (althea officinalis) can help you calm and recover after a shock, illness or other intervention. We use this beautiful essence with people in palliative care to help calm them and their loved ones. Info and purchase.
Motherwort (wise woman strength)
Motherwort (Leonurus cardiaca) is a powerful ally for women stepping into their own power. She is the herb of the woman who has had enough of being walked over. She is the lionhearted one. Info and purchase
Mullein (clear communication)
Mullein (Verbascum thapsus) brings you that wisdom and that ability to speak with a clear voice and listen, really listen to what is being said. Info and purchase.
Oak (find your strength)
Oak (Quercus alba) is for the person depended upon by others for strength and guidance, yet in need of their own chance for nourishment and resilience. Info and purchase.
Olive (Olea europaea) with its extraordinary age, it has seen much; the clash of kingdoms, generations of families playing under its branches. And always extending the olive branch of peace. Info and purchase
Rose (see your inner beauty)
Rose (rosa damenscena) is a beautiful energy for when you need to believe in yourself, when you need to love yourself more and recognise and celebrate the beauty you have inside and out. Info and purchase.
Rosemary (be true to yourself)
Rosemary (Rosmarinus officinalis) is a plant of clarity, focus and fidelity. This is a great essence for busy minds. We also think that its symbolism around fidelity helps you to be true to yourself. Info and purchase.
Self Heal (create resilience)
Self Heal (Prunella vulgaris) is perfect for those on the mend after illness, upset or grief. Its plucky energy helps you heal you. Info and purchase.
Silver Birch (grace & kindness)
Silver Birch (Betula alba) helps us connect to Nature and to the divine feminine. She’ll cool you down when you are getting hot and bothered, she will calm you when jittery and help you feel protected. Info and purchase.
Totara (strength & protection)
Totara (Podocarpus totara) reminds us there is wisdom in stillness. You can find confidence in observation. Roots deep in the earth. Head with the stars. Info and purchase.
Violet (deep feminine)
Violets (Viola odorata) look after the mothering parts of our bodies and our psyche and so when our sense of self as a mother, as a woman is challenged, violet is there to help. Info and purchase.
White Sage (sacred purification)
White Sage (Salvia aparina) help you move on from difficult times. It cleanses body and soul. It creates a pathway to the divine. It brings about a sense of calm and peace. It is the wise old sage. Info and purchase.
Willow (protection & recovery)
Willow (Salix nigra) helps recovery after emotional pain. It helps us hold ourselves together. It’s a tree of communication, letting thoughts find clarity and it cools our troubled emotions. Info and purchase.
Elixirs are beautiful blends of different plant essences. Each one selected to balance, complement and attune to the other.
The ability to forgive with grace and love. Info and order here.
Celebration of your innate womanly wonderfulness. Info and order here.
I Can Do This
Self-confidence, vitality and courage. Info and order here.
Finding moments of stillness after a bereavement and knowing nature is helping your heart. Info and order here.
Letting Go (Quintessence)
Releasing negativity, feeling strong and protected as you move through life and experiences. Info and order here.
Being able to love yourself, acknowledge your own beauty and spirit. Info and order here.
Celebration of the passive, of water, softness, female, night. Info and order here.
The Earth Mothers
Each of the Earth Mother essences are plants with a deep feminine energy to protect, nurture and celebrate all that it is to be woman. Info and order here.
Each of the Healer essences protects us, supports us in times of change and helps us move forward with a sense of peace and joy. Info and order here.
Healing in Life & Death
This set offers a way that we can contribute connection and love at the time of a loved one’s passing. They can help remove the sense of helplessness and create connection between you, your loved one and the natural world. Info and order here.
Menopause & the Self
Support for your ability to cope with the physiological effects of menopause such as mood swings and hot flashes, and for the deeper shifts to do with your sense of self through this transition. Info and order here..
Each of the Storytellers essences are plants that help us to be heard, to listen well and speak our truth with kindness. Info and order here.