The majority of the mosses and lichens in this blend live together on the rock wall where this essence was made, and a few come from the surrounding ponderosa pine forest. They were never planted there but grew on their own, and they are fed naturally by the rains, sunshine, and moonlight. The wide range of species thriving on this wall with an energy of peaceful coexistence, even though the different organisms touch one another and even overlap, points to the key benefits of this essence blend: to help us humans find our place of peace and thrive in the contemporary world, where crowds and limited personal space are a frequent occurrence.
This blend of lichens and mosses was infused under the sun in spring during a rainy period when the moss and lichen were reproducing. Small pieces of the different species were floated on fresh water in a Moroccan quartz crystal geode.
Easily swayed by others, difficulty maintaining emotional and intellectual independence in groups, difficulty negotiating one's boundaries and asserting one's individuality within close-knit family groups or social groups; also for artists who want to be bold and original yet also want to feel socially accepted, wanted, understood, and appreciated by an audience; and for anxiety and discomfort in crowded environments. On a physical level: health conditions that are worse in damp weather, including allergies, rheumatism, gout, and fungal infections. This blend is also highly valuable for plane travel, where we spend long periods of time with strangers in close physical proximity to us.
A mysterious essence blend for moss and lichen lovers, and for people who live in crowded or multicultural settings and need to find a way to maintain their distinct identities without giving in to peer pressure or other group pressures. For getting along in complex group dynamics (large families, argumentative families, etc.).
We also recommend this blend for environmental allergies that worsen at the time when mosses flourish—usually during spring and fall weather with rain and lingering dampness—and for people with a tendency toward dampness as defined by Traditional Chinese Medicine. Candida overgrowth, chronic or recurrent fungal infections, and dandruff are other indications for this essence.
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.
If using a mist, shake the bottle and spray above your head or around a space of your choice two times a day, or more often if desired.
Store away from sun exposure and excessive heat, but not in the fridge or freezer, and away from strongly scented substances.
Water, gluten-free brandy (from grapes; a preservative), infusion of wild-grown oakmoss lichen (Evernia prunastri), wild-grown usnea lichen (Usnea barbata), wild-grown shield lichen (Parmelia sulcata), wild-grown mottled-disk lichen (Trapeliopsis glaucopholis), wild-grown trumpet lichen (Cladonia fimbriata), wild-grown silky wall feather-moss (Homalothecium sericeum), wild-grown grimmia moss (Grimmia longirostris), and wild-grown star moss (Syntrichia ruralis). Alcohol 22% by volume.
The scented version of the aura mist includes, in addition to the above ingredients, a wildcrafted marine pine (Pinus pinaster) essential oil.
Keep out of reach of children. If pregnant or breastfeeding, ask a health professional before use.