Our flower and gem essences are made by experienced herbalist Ava Zhan in the meadows and forests of Washington. Ava's process is guided by study from books, as well as by the study of untempered, wild nature itself. The most important factor when making powerful medicines from plants and stones is the ability to hear their voices. They tell the attuned, respectful wanderer whether they want an essence made of them and what it is good for. Then, of course, we focus on careful preservation, storage, and dilution for consistent and long-lasting potency. Our clients are individuals, the animals in their care, and holistic health practitioners who seek specific essences for their clients’ needs.
Pacific Northwest Essences is closed for vacation Aug. 1-9, but our web store is open for placing orders. Order fulfillment will resume when we return to the studio on August 10th. All e-mails and requests for essence consultations will be responded to on August 10 as well.
What I look for in my healer, the person I will trust with my most private thoughts and concerns, is a deep level of compassion, true caring for me, and a drive to take the clients' health to new levels over time. Read more.