At our core is an ambitious goal for our small women-run company out of Spokane, Washington: to offer deep and lasting healing of the psyche, and to help men, women, and children achieve confidence, inner calm, self-acceptance of their physical selves, and a stronger connection to their inner wisdom.
All the essences are made based on years of study of herbalism and herbal medicine preparation by our founder Ava Zhan. She prepares the flower, gem, moss, and lichen essences carefully, mindfully, following the Bach tradition as well as the in-depth teachings of David Dalton of Delta Gardens, the writings and webinars of the late Steve Johnson of Alaskan Essences, and all the books by herbalist Matthew Woods. Ava's work with lichen is largely informed by the books of Roger Rogers. For stone wisdom, she looks up to Robert Simmons. She makes essences when the flowers are calling and when the gems are calling, and infuses them in a natural environment, usually in our ponderosa pine forest.
Ava's work is supported by a tremendous level of dedication from a few employees. While she focuses on making the essences, studying their properties, and holding private consultations, energy healer Shena Lindsey works as a co-researcher of our gem essences and is also in charge of most flower and gem photography. Joslin Koren oversees our sales, finances, web site maintenance, and purchasing, while also here and there coming to the rescue as an order fulfiller and our organizer. Lori Martell prepares most of your orders and packages them impeccably for shipping to destinations all over the world.