The aspen flower essence was made by our herbalist, Ava Zhan, in our local wild aspen colony in Spokane, Washington. Aspens often grow in colonies that can be the size of a small forest or even a very large forest, and that share a root system and can be thousands of years old. Entering an aspen forest, one is instantly transported to a different world: since aspens like to grow in evergreen-dominated areas, their fluttering leaves are a visual and auditory surprise. Aspens like sunny and dry areas, but they conserve moisture much better than conifers because they appear moist, unlike pines and spruces, whose barks and needles tend to look extremely dry. New trees grow from the shared root system, so at any given time in an aspen forest, one has a feeling of being surrounded by many generations: the great-grandparents, grandparents, parents, teenagers, and children, all coexisting peacefully and in harmony.
Loneliness, isolation, wanting a larger family or clan, lacking a feeling of belonging to a group, difficulty fitting in with one's family, nostalgia.
Aspen essence is useful for those struggling with loneliness or with the lack of a supportive community. It may help one find a group to belong to, or to notice with fresh eyes that one indeed already has a community and family and maybe an internal thought pattern was distorting the view. It increases the awareness and appreciation of one's place in the immediate family unit, but also in the various other communities one may belong to. For some people, the aspen essence facilitates closeness to the spirits of deceased family members whom he or she misses. Memories may become refreshed and become a source of comfort.
Ava uses the aspen essence for skin concerns such as acne, dryness, eczema, and psoriasis if the client's emotional picture points to aspen as well; for example, if the client complains of loneliness or of feeling isolated or displaced from his or her family, clan, or countrymen.
While we are aware of the popularity of Bach Aspen Flower Essence for anxiety, in our clinical experience, we don't follow Bach in regards to this essence's use. However, if the aspen flower essence works for your type of anxiety and you are considering purchasing a high quality aspen tree essence from a a different company, definitely try ours made in the wild in the Pacific Northwest of the United States (the original Bach essences are made elsewhere in the world).
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 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 aspen (Populus tremuloides). Alcohol 22% by volume.