I love how botanicals assist calm, tension, gloom, etc., each in their individual ways. With this in mind, I put together this little sampler of 1/2 oz plant ally extracts, so you can learn some of their nuances & effects.
Flower Bliss Elixir is detailed on the Limited Edition/Seasonal page. It is a happy- inducing blend of uplifting, cortisol modulating tulsi, sadness dispelling rose and nervous system relaxing evening primrose. Use: 5-6 drops
Cloud Lifter Flower Essence combines essences made from some of the plants used in the original Bach’s (pronounced “batch”) flower essences: crabapple, wild mustard & star of bethlehem. Flower essences are the second plant therapy I learned to use many years ago, and I follow a meticulous process in capturing the imprint of each flower into purified water set out in the sun.
Cloud Lifter addresses feeling disproportionately bothered by inner and outer realities; feeling gloomy or morose all of a sudden & negatively surprised by external events. It coaxes one back to a state of perceiving things in their right measure.
ingredients: blossoms of malus sylvestris, brassica nigra, ornithogalum in purified water with certified organic cane alcohol . Use: 3-4 drops as needed
St. Johnswort’s garnet red extract is often thought of for support during SAD, in winter’s low light. It is also a boon for feelings of darkness, whether inner or outer.
ingredients: hypericum perforatum buds & flowers in certified organic cane alcohol, water. Use: 4-5 drops. Note: contraindicated while using pharmaceuticals. May cause photosensitivity in some individuals.
Agrimony is mostly all leaf, with slender spires of small yellow flowers that light up the woods alongside the stream at the bottom of the land here. Her magic is in helping one release from unnecessary constrictions in the breath, stomach, life, while bringing tone, ease and letting go of the “ everything fine” mask when it’s not. In other words, it helps you to acknowledge and feel less than positive states, so they can then be free to change.
ingredients: agrimonia gryposepala; certified organic cane spirits; water; cert. organic vegetable glycerine. Use: 5-6 drops as needed