It was end of April when I first began to make flower essences. These essences work on a spiritual and emotional level much more than a physiological or physical level. It required communing with the plant, being open to what it wanted to share of its healing skills, its properties. I took a glass/crystal bowl or a jar (when travelling further afield) and listened to the plant’s story. I then placed the flowers in the water (without breaking the stem, if possible) and let it sit in the water in full sunlight for a couple of hours. Afterwards, I collected the water and brought it back home, where I added 1/3 measure of brandy to the water, making a “mother tincture”. This went into storage jars. I placed filtered water into small glass bottles with droppers, and then put in 9 drops of the mother tincture into the water-filled bottles, labelling them accordingly. Dosage is 2 – 3 drops as required.
For calming and soothing, protective and inspiring, fragile beauty and new beginnings, strength in numbers
Grape Hyacinth Essence
For joy, happiness, courage, strength, perseverance, and nourishment.