Natural (not heat-treated) citrine is a rare healing crystal that is found in only a few places around the world, among them Congo in Africa, where our citrine comes from. Despite its name deriving from the word "lemon," citrine is not a juicy yellow-colored stone, but a very soft, amber yellow. Many natural citrines, including the citrine Ava used to create this essence, have some smoky quartz in them, and the smoky quartz contributes its own healing properties to the essence made from such a crystal.
Unhappy with one's level of creativity, difficulty with creativity flow, self-sabotage, unhealthy work habits, focusing on one's shortcomings or past failures, seeking to attract success and prosperity.
Citrine is historically known as the gem of abundance and prosperity. The citrine gem essence has a healing influence on both the second chakra (the chakra of creativity) and the third chakra (individuality, charisma, self-confidence). Its smoky quartz component facilitates detox and grounding, helping us to shed what is harmful or no longer needed (unhealthy habits, procrastination) and to focus on what will enable us to achieve new levels of expression and personal success.
We were inspired by research into this stone by Robert Simmons; see Robert Simmons and Naisha Ahsian, The Book of Stones, Revised Edition: Who They Are and What They Teach. (North Atlantic Books, 2015), 149–150.
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), sun infusion of a carefully selected raw citrine gem. Alcohol 22% by volume.
Keep out of reach of children. If pregnant or breastfeeding, ask a health professional before use.