Living Flower Essences contain a sacred plant energy, which offer balance human contention and support to reestablish the link between body and soul, nature, and spirit. These flower essences help us to live life to its fullest with greater self-awareness and authenticity in the many ways that we feel, act, believe, and trust. The mere sight of a bouquet of flowers might lift your mood. However, there is more to the affect flowers exert on the psyche than meets the eye.
Our product line offers a set of wild crafted, Chakra-based flower essences and formulas designed to assist you in your journey of discovering yourself. Living Flower Essences salves, balms, and sprays are also made with the finest ingredients, with wild crafted plants chosen for optimal quality.
The Living Flower Essences brand was founded in 1993 in Cottonwood, Arizona. The brand is the creation of herbalist and author Rhonda PallasDowney, who drew upon decades of plant studies and observations to produce a complete line of salves, formulas and flower essences, based on the healing powers of flowers.
Like herbs, flowers have unique properties that may promote well being. As herbalist and author Rhonda Pallas Downey states in her book, The Healing Power of Flowers, “Plants heal in many ways, affecting us physically, spiritually, and psychologically (both emotionally and mentally).”
In the 16th century, European herbalists observed that plants provide clues to their intended healing uses through their shapes, colors, and other “clues” (a philosophy known as “The Doctrine of Signatures”). Similar beliefs can be found in both Asian and Native American herbal traditions.
Ancient healing traditions further state that people have healing powers based on their individual energy systems. Such energy systems were codified in ancient Hindu scripts as chakras (the word chakra is Sanskrit for “wheel of light”). There are seven chakras, represented by a rainbow of colors. Each chakra corresponds to an energy center located from the base of the spine to crown of the head and is associated with one aspect of being:
Flowers are believed to influence energy centers of corresponding colors. For example, the essence of the wild rose connects to the fourth chakra and may help reaffirm compassion and love in someone who feels indifference or who seems to lack emotion. The sunflower influences the third chakra and may support the ability to think and reason. The relationship between flower essences and the chakras is the basis for Living Flower Essences.
A flower’s unique energy essence is extracted by placing the freshly picked flower in a glass bowl containing purified water. The bowl is then placed in sunlight (or sometimes, moonlight) and the energy of the flower and the sun are infused into the water to create an infusion of its blossoms. The infusion of water, blossoms, and light store an energetic life force pattern that is stored within the “mother flower essence” and used for physical, emotional, mental, and spiritual healing.
The resulting “mother essence” is then blended with the natural preservative powers of brandy or apple cider vinegar and vegetable glycerin. The resulting tincture is the living flower essence. Each flower essence has a distinct, pleasant flavor and is generally safe for children, pets, and elderly persons. A few drops under the tongue (with the proper intention) are usually effective.
In November 2006, the Nutraceutical Family of Brands™ was proud to launch Living Flower Essences, into the national market. With Nutraceutical, Living Flower Essencesexpanded its distribution, which for the previous thirteen years, was available only in local stores and on the Internet. The focus then and now, remains remain on the purity and power of the flowers themselves.
Filled with life. Made with love.™