Flower and gem essences can be taken directly from the dropper onto the tongue—only 2 to 3 drops at a time are needed—or by placing the drops in a small amount of water or juice. Ava recommends taking 3 drops, 3 times a day until the bottle is finished. You will benefit the most if you take your essence every day for a month or until you finish the bottle, rather than occasionally. Some people also like to add drops of their essence to their skin care products or to their bath.
Children can take essences by placing the drops in water or juice and setting it out for a few minutes to allow the alcohol to evaporate before drinking. One only needs 2 to 3 drops of essence at a time, and children may need only 1 to 2 doses a day, sometimes even less. If you are particularly concerned about alcohol-based essences for children, you can transfer your essence into a dark glass bottle with a mister and mist above the child's head a few times a day, or purchase one of our aura mists, or even have a custom essence blend created for your child in a mist format.