Satin flowers are the first wild spring flowers that appear after our long winter in Spokane, blooming simultaneously with yellow buttercups. The satin flower turns its head this way and that, like a person who reacts to the environment with great, maybe excessive, sensitivity. You will almost never find a satin flower whose face you can look at. It always turns its face away from the onlooker. Whether it is shyness, self-consciousness, or modesty, we don't know.
Excessive emotion, a tendency to feel deeply wounded by criticism, difficulty shaking off negative feedback, painful shyness, social anxiety, social withdrawal, hyper-awareness in public, hyper-awareness of others' emotional states.
The satin flower's signature points to its properties as a remedy for oversensitivity. Specifically, it addresses oversensitivity in relationships with family and friends and when in public. Satin flower is for the individual who feels intensely what others are experiencing emotionally, has a hard time shaking off criticism, negative feedback, and small or big rejections, and is strongly affected by others who have an aggressive or rough demeanor. For those who may become deeply wounded, dwell on the woundings, and have a hard time forgiving or forgetting them, satin flower allows them to take criticism and others' imperfect composures more lightly—so by the evening, for example, that morning's argument with their spouse can be forgotten, or become merely the subject of a joke.
Our other essences for oversensitive people are white and purple violets (Ava uses these two essences for a history of trauma or abuse and for intense social anxiety), white yarrow (for the person with a porous aura who takes on others' emotions too readily), St. John's wort (for oversensitivity of the nervous system from strain, depletion, illness, hormonal imbalances, or nutritional deficiencies), and hematite (for oversensitivity to drama and loudness).
Informed by the teachings of Julia Graves, David Dalton, and Matthew Wood on plant signatures, and tested through the Pacific Northwest Essences Research Program.
Shake the bottle before each use. Take 3 drops at a time onto the tongue or mixed with water 3–4 times a day, between meals and not with herbs or coffee.
Store away from sun exposure, excessive heat or cold, electronics, and strong scents.
Water, gluten-free brandy (from grapes; a preservative), infusion of wild-grown satin flower (Olsynium douglasii). Alcohol 22% by volume.
Keep out of reach of children. Consult your health care practitioner before using if pregnant or nursing.