Handcrafted Flower Essences
A custom blend created just for you. Available in-person in Rossland, BC or anywhere in North America with your Flower Essences being sent to you.
Have you ever been drawn to a flower?
And you didn’t really know why.
But you just really loved to look at it?
Sometimes it is because there is something within this flower that is incredibly helpful and healing.
What are Flower Essences?
Flower Essences contain the imprinted energy of a flower or plant within water. Each plant has certain properties to support your physical and emotional healing along with your soul growth, and these are contained within the water after it has been solarized by the sun or lightly boiled.
They are also known as Flower Remedies, and many people have taken the Bach Rescue Remedy in a stressful moment…though they may not have known there is a whole forest of plants out there to help!
My favourite definition is that they are soul helpers from the Plant Spirit World.
I make Flower Essences out of plants in and around Greater Vancouver to get in touch with the potency of our local medicine. The final dosage bottle is made up of this Flower Essence, spring water, and a small amount of brandy. I also use Bach Flower Remedies and Flower Essences Services in my blends.
I prepare Handcrafted Flower Essences in a 1 ounce dropper bottle, which also has spring water and a small amount of brandy as a preservative.
How do Flower Essences help?
Flower Essences work on the energetic level of an issue and help to advance our conscious awareness of ourselves.
They are a form of vibrational medicine, similar and yet different to homeopathic medicines. (Homeopathics are often made from toxic materials and diluted down. Whereas Flower Essences are made from plants at the peak of their expression and it is more the inherent wisdom from that plant coming through to help).
Many take Flower Essences for their own personal and spiritual growth. They help when life is a bit out of balance, and they can gently uncover our own true core…they help us discover our true self.
They can help one to move through the energetic imprints from trauma, circling thoughts, anxiety, low self-confidence, lack of groundedness, poor concentration, and the list goes on…
Flower Essences foster self-reflection. In order to select remedies, we have to pause and reflect on how we are feeling. We get a chance to notice and be curious about our more challenging states, instead of pushing them away. And we reflect on how the Flower Essence is shifting how we feel.
Are They Similar to Essential Oils?
Flower Essences or Flower Remedies are actually the opposite of Essential Oils. Essential oils contain a high concentration of the original plant material, whereas Flower Essences contain almost no plant material and instead use the potency and wisdom of that plant that is captured as an “energetic signature” in the spring water used to make them. Flower Essences also have no floral scent, which surprises many people!
If you find you are particularly sensitive to essential oils, medications, or supplements, Flower Essences may be a great option for you as they have a different mode of action. They work energetically and vibrationally instead of biochemically.
How Do I Take My Handcrafted Flower Essences?
Each person may end up taking their Flower Essences differently, though a typical way to take them is 4 drops in a small amount of water, 4 times a day.
Others find they take 1 drop once a day and that is enough for them. Or I prepare a mister bottle and they simply spray their Flower Essences around their body.
You can also rub a few drops on an area of your body you are looking for healing with, such as a sore joint, instead of taking them internally. You can add them to your bath, place them on your chakras or acupoints, or simply to an area you are intuitively drawn to applying them.
Sometimes you notice an immediate change, though often it takes a few days to weeks for the change to take place. Some Flower Essences will have a subtle effect on you, whereas others will be much more directly noticeable.
They are incredibly safe and complementary to other therapies, though check with your medical provider if you have any specific questions.
Rates- 3 options
$15 per Handcrafted Flower Essence bottle if you have had a Craniosacral Therapy session recently. This allows me to use the information from our last consultation to know what Flower Essences to use in your custom blend.
$15 to choose your own blend! Contact me when you’ve chosen 1-4 essences and I’ll make your blend up for you.
$100 for a 60 minute consultation and this includes a custom blend of Handcrafted Flower Essences (plus shipping if applicable).
Flower Essences also are included in The Healing Journey Package. You can learn more about this [right here] (https://www.combinationhealing.ca/your_healing_journey/).
I look forward to bringing the wisdom from this gentle yet powerful form of Plant Medicine into your life.
Available in-person in Rossland, BC or anywhere in North America (via Zoom for our consultations) and your Flower Essences will be mailed to you!
Flower Essences Library
How to use the Flower Essence Library:
1) How to Read the Descriptions:
The name of each flower is followed by the description, the company that made the Flower Essence is listed in brackets.
Healingherbs: Julian Barnard creates the Bach Flower Remedies in the traditional manner and lands of Dr. Bach.
FES: Flower Essences Services is run by a wonderful couple who have been making and testing Flower Essences for over 30 years. All writings for FES Flower Essences are credited to Patricia Kaminski and Richard Katz from www.store.FES.com
Combination Healing: Lovingingly handcrafted by myself, Lisa Matthews, in Rossland and other areas in BC.
2) Selecting Flower Essences:
- As you read through the descriptions, notice which describe your current state, and which resonate strongly with you.
- I know it’s a very long list (and I am always adding more!) so know that you can book in online for a Flower Essence consult to help select Flower Essences for you. If you’d like to choose your own blend, please choose 1-4 ideally, or more if called, and just get in touch with me either by phone or email on the contact page.
For those who hide their worries and mental suffering behind a smile. Often avoiding conflict and saying “Oh that’s ok, it was no big deal!” Tendency to numb and minimize feelings through addictions, drug, alcohol, or others. (Healingherbs)
“Fear of death or spiritually transcendent states of consciousness; materialistic identification with the physical dimension; inability to recognize the reality of spiritual dimensions of existence due to over-identification with physical plane or physical body. Supporting a change to: Body-free spiritual consciousness; ability to realize independent consciousness beyond the body; cultivation of sense-free states of meditation and dreaming; loosening of the spiritual body from the physical in the death transition or other spiritual experiences.” (FES)
“Feeling cut off, bereft of spiritual guidance and protection; spiritual orphan. Supporting a change to: Helps us to align with the Guardian Spirit, also called the Guardian Angel or Spiritual Guide. Feeling protection and guidance from spiritual beings, especially during threshold experiences such as birth and death, or other life passages.” (FES)
“Disconnection of Higher Self from body during shock or trauma; disassociation, unconsciousness, dysfunction or latent illness deriving from past trauma. Supporting a change to: conscious embodiment, despite emergency or stress; recovery from deep-seated strain, post-trauma, or scarring.” (FES)
For vague, unknown fears, or a sense of foreboding without a specific cause. (Healingherbs)
“Defensiveness, insecurity, mistrust of others; estrangement from higher spiritual authority; lack of support from the father or other masculine influences in childhood. Supporting a change to: childlike innocence and trust; feeling supported and loved, especially by male figures; faith in the providence of spiritual beings.” (FES)
For overly critical feelings about other people, which often stems from being very self-critical (though this is often self-conscious). (Healingherbs)
“Inability to translate goals and ideals into concrete action or viable activities; procrastination. Supporting a change to: Competent manifestation in the world; clearly directed forces of will, intentional and decisive action” (FES)
“Heavy-heartedness or grief, lack of confidence in facing difficult circumstances; depressive behavior. Supporting a change to: ebullient heart forces, buoyant courage and optimism.” (FES)
“Feelings of low self-worth, inability to acknowledge or experience one’s inner light and uniqueness; self-deprecating. Supporting a change: to radiant inner light, unattached to outer recognition or fame; self-assured.” (FES)
“Predominance of passive yin forces, repressed vitality, sensuality or sexuality; difficulty with money and power issues. Supporting a change to: celebration of life; healthy instinct for pleasure; cultivation of magnetic and charismatic soul forces through integration with the vital forces in the lower chakras.” (FES)
For grounding and protection which brings a feeling of emotional stability; can feel like you’re coming up for air if you’ve been stuck in a whirlwind of chaotic feelings. (Combination Healing)
For the inability to say no to other people, always saying yes even when you would rather not. Helps support your inner ability to choose your commitments and priorities by saying no when needed. (Healingherbs)
For those who ask others for advice all the time, instead helping you tune into and trust your own inner voice and intuition. (Healingherbs)
For fear you’re going to lose control or have a nervous breakdown and do something you’ll later regret. (Healingherbs)
When you seem to repeat your mistakes and can’t seem to catch the lesson. (Healingherbs)
For when you are showing behaviors that masquerade as love, but are more possessive, over-bearing, or manipulative. Often this is done unconsciously. (Healingherbs)
For feeling spacey and like you daydream often. A distracted state when one is floating around the mental or imaginal plane. Also excellent for “dreamers” who stay stuck in the idea phase, helps translate ideas to grounded action. (Healingherbs)
Research Essence- Made on Galiano Island, BC (Combination Healing)
“Inability to stay centered in the body; disorientation and stress, particularly in urban or crowded environments. Supports a change to: Alignment with the Earth, especially through the body and feet; grounded presence” (FES) additional note: excellent grounding essence for use when you’re on your computer/phone for extended periods of time
For feelings of being unclean and unhappy with your appearance (think pimples, or body image issues). Also helpful for being very picky, perfectionist, and obsessed with minor details. (Healingherbs)
Helps one to connect to their own sense of personal power and inner authority. From this place, it becomes easier to make decisions and find creative solutions. Also helps you to continue walking your path, even when you don’t know exactly what the next steps are, by using your energy in a paced or measured way…instead of trying to do everything at once. (Combination Healing)
See the full blog post on Dandelion Flower Essence [right here] (https://combinationhealing.ca/blog/creative_power_from_dandelion_flower_essence.ca)
“Overwhelm due to excess stimulation, hypersensitivity to environment or to outer activity, sensory congestion. Supporting a change to: have the ability to experience and absorb a wide variety of sensory experiences, heightened awareness of taste, touch, hearing, sight, smell, etc.” (FES)
“Precocious development of intellectual capacities with lagging emotional development; easily bored or distracted due to lack of heart attention and imagination; tendency to hyperactivity or Attention Deficit Disorder. Supporting a change to: intelligence that is integrated in head and heart; enduring wisdom derived from incremental development of soul forces; patient and progressive cultivation of thinking forces with over-all soul identity.” (FES)
“Shattered by severe trauma or abuse; physical or emotional disintegration of Self Identity; poor immune function; vacant presence. Supporting a change to: core integrity and immunity, maintaining a strong sense of Self, especially when challenged by stress or disease.” (FES)
When you feel like you have too much responsibilty, too much resting on your shoulders. May come after graduation or taking on a new role, when one feels like they are having a “crisis of responsibility.” (Healingherbs)
“Profound feeling of rejection stemming from in utero or early childhood experience; avoidance of commitment in relationships, fear of parenthood; sexual and emotional coldness or repression. Supporting a change to: awareness and healing of painful early emotions absorbed from parents; ability to open emotionally and form deep, committed relationship.” (FES)
“Withdrawal, isolation, self-protection; overly delicate or mystical, lacking the inner strength to participate in community and family. Supporting a change to: involvement in the social fabric of the world; ability to share one’s spiritual gifts with others.” (FES)
“Obsessive worry and compulsion about minor events; unable to gain a wider perspective in daily life; hyper-focus on small details. Supporting a change to: star-like vision, a cosmic overview which holds the events of ordinary life in perspective.” (FES)
Five Flower Formula:
For times of stress, crisis, and overwhelm. For example, running late to a job interview, just after an accident, or for when your toddler is in a tantrum. Can help calm your nerves and bring a greater sense of ease within you. The Five Flowers are Clematis, Star of Bethlehem, Rock Rose, Impatiens, and Cherry Plum. Aka Bach Rescue Remedy by a different company. (Healingherbs)
Research Essence- Made in Rossland, BC (Combination Healing)
“Fearful or weak due to parasitic influence, prone to low vitality; mediumistic. Supporting a change to: resilient and vital response to life, active resistance to adverse influences.” (FES)
For feeling discouraged after a set-back, and when a sense of doubt makes you question your ability to try again. (Healingherbs)
“Overly influenced by group or cultural ties; inability to be true to oneself, easily susceptible to peer pressure or external social demands. Supporting a change to: strong and secure sense of individuality, balanced with group or social consciousness.” (FES)
For feeling like it is utterly hopeless to try again (to apply for another job, to see another practitioner, to date another person) and for when you’ve given up. (Healingherbs)
Grief Relief Blend:
“Solace and Insight in times of sorrow and searching. To assist in re-building the soul’s foundations due to the death of a beloved one – whether human or animal. To help in the dissolution of any meaningful relationship, such as divorce or dislocation. During any natural disaster punctuated by death, destruction and loss, both for relief workers and for victims. During times of personal loss or set-back when the soul feels empty and is searching for new direction or meaning. Flower essences: Pink Yarrow, Bleeding Heart, Love Lies Bleeding, California Wild Rose, Borage, Forget-Me-Not and Explorer’s Gentian; Essential oils: Melissa, Myrhh.” (FES)
For talking so much about your problems to others that you actually begin to feel lonely, when there is an obsession of your challenges in life and that you must always share this withothers (this extra talking is often done unconsciously). (Healingherbs)
Research Essence- Made in North Vancouver, BC (Combination Healing)
For jealousy, envy, or anger towards another person. When you expect someone to treat you badly and thus feel suspicious of that person’s motivations. (Healingherbs)
For living in the past and always thinking about how good life was back then…and that the good ol’ days have gone by. (Healingherbs)
For when you struggle to begin a task or start work…that sense of procrastination pervades and a feeling of tiredness at even starting whatever it is. Though once you do get going you find you gain energy and are able to keep going without much trouble. (Healingherbs)
When you are either always rushing, always trying to get to the next thing. Or for when you are frustrated with the “slowness” of others and often take over the job just to get it done. Supports a change to appreciate the present moment at its current pace. (Healingherbs)
“Life purpose and direction not aligned with outer activity; nervous exhaustion or sexual depletion due to inability to access life force in the lower chakras. Supporting a change to: higher purpose aligned with daily work, integration of spiritual vision with vital forces in the root and creative chakras.” (FES)
For a “lack of confidence, expectation of failure, self-censorship, unable to find one’s voice or speak one’s convictions.” Supports a shift into “self-confidence, creative expression, ability to be spontaneous and take risks.” (writing by P. Kaminski & R.Katz) (Healingherbs)
A soothing remedy to help you feel more like yourself again when you are stressed or anxious. A wonderful addition to most calming blends. (Combination Healing)
Research Essence- Made in Rossland, BC (Combination Healing)
For a specific, known, often everyday fear such as a fear of heights, dogs, or other regular occurrence. (Healingherbs)
Motherwort Plant Essence:
Research Essence- Made on Galiano Island, BC (Combination Healing)
“Unconscious absorption of negative programming, psychic contamination or possession. Supporting a change to: strength and clarity of thought, mental integrity and positivity.” (FES)
For when you feel down in the dumps and you don’t know why, depression without a “cause” that you can identify. Often comes on suddenly and without relation to your current life events. (Healingherbs)
Nettle Plant Essence
A transformative essence, Nettle fortifies while bringing in vitality especially for those feeling weak and depleted. It begins moving stagnant energy when one is on a jealing journey and/or going through a tumultuous time in life. Helpful in establishing a “backbone” to connect to your inner confidence and strength. Helpful for quiet, overly “nice” individuals looking to stand up for themselves. (Combination Healing)
For the person who soldiers on and works far too long, past their physical limits, yet with a feeling of responsibility that they must carry on. (Healingherbs)
When you are exhausted, particularly after stress, overworking, or illness. (Healingherbs)
For feeling guilty about seemingly every little thing in life. Even if it’s not your fault, you’re likely to take the blame willingly. You are most critical with yourself. (Healingherbs)
“Feelings of shame, guilt, or unworthiness; fear of exposure and rejection due to prior abuse or trauma. Supporting a change to: emotional transparency; courage to take emotional risks with others.” (FES)
“Unbalanced sympathetic [empathetic] forces, overly absorbent auric field, lack of emotional clarity, dysfunctional merging with others. Supporting a change to: loving awareness of others within a field of self-contained consciousness; appropriate emotional boundaries.” (FES)
Queen Anne’s Lace:
“Projection or lack of objectivity in psychic awareness; distortion of psychic perception or physical eyesight due to sexual or emotional imbalances. Supporting a change to: spiritual insight and vision; integration of psychic faculties with sexual and emotional aspects of Self.” (FES)
When you worry too much for your family or close friends. Whether that be overly concerned about their health my uncle really shouldn’t be mowing the grass with his heart” or their emotions: “ie I hope my daughter feels ok at her first sleepover.” (Healingherbs)
A nervous system reset. Helpful after a long illness or period of stress, exhaustion. Assists in restoring your foundational energy system, especially for women relating to their menstrual cycle or menopause. (Combination Healing)
“Lack of physical strength, stature; hereditary or health issues that deplete vitality; stunted development of physical forces; spinal injuries or other afflictions to spinal health or bone structure. Supporting a change to: stature and majesty in physical incarnation; soul embrace of creative forces of growth and physical vitality.”
For extreme feelings of terror or panic, particularly when you feel like you’re feeling “out of your body.” (Healingherbs)
For deep rigidity and inflexibility. You don’t tell others the way things should be done, you just ensure you lead by example and do things to your exacting measures. Prone to harsh routines or schedules. (Healingherbs)
“Forgetfulness or poor learning ability, loosely incarnated in body, lacking physical/etheric warmth, especially in bodily extremities; traumatic out-of-body spiritual experiences. Supporting a change to : warm physical presence and mental vitality; healthy embodiment.” (FES)
Round-Leaved Violet (Yellow):
Research Essence- Made in Rossland, BC (Combination Healing)
Saint John’s Wort:
“Psychic and physical vulnerability; fearful or disturbed dreams; insomnia; depression due to lack of contact with spiritual world. Supporting a change to: Illumined consciousness, light-filled awareness; solar strength; provides protective and stengthening forces; helping the soul to consolidate and animate its inner reservoir of light.” (FES)
To mobilize the healing forces available within you.. When there are many layers of ourselves (body, mind, soul, especially multiple accidents and traumas) requiring healing. A good heal-all and excellent introductory essence if you are new to Flower Essences. (Combination Healing)
“Fear or repression of intense feelings; inability to act upon issues of anger and powerlessness; need to be seen as “nice” rather than “real.” Supporting a change to: direct and clear communication of deep feelings, especially anger or disappointment, integration of the emotional “shadow.” (FES)
For when you are indecisive. First one choice seems like the right one, then moments later you change your mind to the other option. At times a paralyzing feeling when you’re unable to choose even something simple, such as which type of bread to buy. Supports an appreciation of the different benefits of each decision while helping you to make a choice. (Healingherbs)
“Over-intellectualization of reality, especially seeing information as bits and pieces rather than parts of a whole; artificial or mechanized intelligence. Supporting a change to: mandalic or holistic consciousness, ability to synthesize disparate ideas into a living wholeness.” (FES)
“Caught in meaningless social circles or false societal expectations; inability to identify new opportunities and connect with groups that are aligned with true soul purpose. Supporting a change to: activation of soul destiny through social impulses and connections; ability to recognize and manifest significant relationships that foster life purpose and destiny.” (FES)
“Verbal aggression and hostility; repressed or misdirected libido; mouth and jaw tension, misplaced snapping, biting or eating behaviors. Supporting a change to: lively, dynamic energy; healthy libido; verbal communication which is emotionally balanced.” (FES)
Star of Bethlehem:
For when you feel a shock, such as receiving horrible news, or trauma that has happened recently or in the past and that impacts your body, mind, or soul. (Healingherbs)
Research Essence (FES)
A deep state of despair, akin to a “dark night of the soul.” (Healingherbs)
“Lethargy, procrastination, inability to take straightforward action; habits which undermine or subvert real abilities and talents. Supporting a change to: decisive and goal-oriented, purposeful in action, self-directed mastery and achievement.” (FES)
For when you feel so entirely devoted to a cause that you overspend your energy on it, tending to try and convert others to your campaign or belief. (Healingherbs)
When you tend to control a situation and force people to follow your directions or complete a task in the way you deem appropriate. (Healingherbs)
For when you need protection and are overly prone to influences from others on your thoughts. Also for times of change such as moving house or changing careers. (Healingherbs)
For when you feel lonely, but don’t want to associate with people, particularly if you (consciously or unconsciously) deem them as being “lower” than you. (Healingherbs)
For circling, repetitive thoughts and worries that drain your energy and agitate your mind, often leading to anxiety. Supports a change to a calm and peaceful state of mind. (Healingherbs)
When you know you are here to do something worthwhile and have a deep sense of purpose to do…something, you’re just not sure what. Wild Oat helps you connect to the meaningful work you were made for in this lifetime. (Healingherbs)
For when you are unable to see the beauty in life and are just living in a world of gray. You feel apathetic and are just trudging on with the duties of daily life. Also for when you have had a long-term illness that hasn’t cleared and the pain caused by this causes you to push all of the troubling thoughts away, so you can simply get through another day. (Healingherbs)
Willow: For a state of self-pity, particularly when you feel others are to blame for your situation. (Healingherbs)
Yarrow Environmental Solutions:
“Disturbance of life-force and vitality by noxious radiation, pollution, or other geopathic stress; residual effects of past exposure; dysfunctional immune response; allergic hypersensitivity. Supporting a change to: physical and etheric vitality, self-regulating and adaptive immune response to environmental stresses. A mixture of Yarrow, Pink Yarrow, Golden Yarrow, Arnica, and Echinacea flower essences, along with herbal tinctures of Yarrow and Echinacea, in a sea salt water base; preserved with brandy.” (FES)
“Over-serious and dull, lack of spontaneity or humor; overly somber self-identity; workaholic tendencies. Supporting a change to: childlike playfulness and curiosity, detached perspective on Self, sense of humor.” (FES)
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