Flower and gem essences have the potential to offer great growth and healing for people of all ages, so it's perhaps no surprise that they can be equally helpful for our animal companions. If you have a pet that is struggling with an emotional imbalance, a customized essence blend can be a safe, effective way to help.
This full essence-and-herbs approach includes three comprehensive consultations with our founder and herbalist Ava Zhan and three unique, custom essence blends created specifically to address your animal's needs and concerns. While individual essences and pre-made blends can offer a wide range of benefits, the best way to truly maximize your animal's results from an essence healing regimen is to work directly with an experienced healer long term.
Because essences can work in very subtle ways, having regular follow-up sessions with your healer is the best way to evaluate your pet's progress, get a clearer picture of what may be changing—and what may not be changing just yet—and make wise choices about the best way forward.
During the consultation process, Ava may also suggest herbal remedies or homeopathic support to complement your animal's essence blends. While she is not a veterinarian and cannot offer medical advice or prescriptions, Ava has studied intensively with many top experts in herbal medicine, including mentorships with renowned homeopaths, Chinese acupuncturists, and Western herbalists, and has worked with a variety of animal species. She brings this experience to each and every consultation, allowing her to suggest for your consideration an optimal combination of herbal and dietary remedies to support and enhance the effects of your animal's essence blends. The custom essence blends are included in your animal's consultation; any additional homeopathic remedies you wish to incorporate may be purchased separately.
Change doesn't happen overnight, and these aren't miracles in a bottle. I've been using essences almost one month now to help with a certain set of recurring emotions and thoughts. My thought patterns and emotional well-being have benefited, and they feel a little less 'stuck' as time has passed because of a deeper self-awareness and subtle perspective shift. All together, they've brought more awareness, grounding, peace, and optimism.
- Bridgett Sharma
All consultations are confidential and conducted via phone or video call. Once you've purchased the package of your choice, Ava will contact you to set up a mutually convenient day and time for your pet's first consultation, and then we will schedule their second and third consultations about five weeks apart. After each of these three consultations, you will receive an essence blend in the mail.
Your animal's blends may be composed of flower and gem essences from our own Pacific Northwest essences prepared by Ava, or they may include essences we purchase from other well-established essence companies. The essence systems that Ava has studied over a long period of time and uses in her practice are Alaskan Essences, Mushroom Essences, Hawaiian Essences, Perelandra Essences, Bloesem Remedies Netherlands, Australian Bush Flower Essences, Living Tree Orchid Essences, and Himalayan Essences. It is of tremendous benefit to a client to work with a practitioner versed in more than one system, as no one set of flowers from a particular region or maker addresses every condition or need. Ava has a gigantic repertory of hundreds of essences to choose from for your animal's concerns and health conditions, so if you find that you are especially interested in a certain plant species or a certain regional energy, mention it during your consultation and she will be able to adjust your pet's blend to match.
During the first consultation, Ava will work with you to identify your pet's unique concerns and will prepare a custom essence blend just for them. She will ask you to draw on your own close relationship with your animal companion to help her assess their needs and establish any areas of body or aura weakness, energetic blockages, or areas of desired growth, so that she can select just the right combination of flower and gem essences for their blend. She may also offer advice on additional herbal, homeopathic, and nutritional support to work in tandem with their essence blend.
You may choose to have your animal's essence blend prepared in a mist format or a tincture. We have found that the mist format is ideal for use with animals. Our aura mists are concentrated, unscented blends of flower and gem essences preserved by high-quality brandy, and come in a 3.4 fl oz (100 ml) bottle. If you prefer a tincture, our tincture bottles are 1 fl oz (30 ml) with a glass dropper.
Once your animal has spent at least four weeks taking your first essence blend, Ava will hold a second, follow-up consultation to evaluate any changes the first blend may have brought about, and to determine which essences and other homeopathic or herbal remedies will be most helpful for your pet moving forward. For example, you may find that they have made progress in some areas, but still have behavioral concerns or imbalances in other areas, so we can tailor a follow-up blend to better address those specific challenges. Or, perhaps the first blend has created even bigger changes than we expected, and your animal may need assistance integrating these changes through a second round of grounding essences, or essences that help with adjusting to major life or health shifts. After the second consultation, Ava will either create a second, new custom blend to help your pet continue progressing through their healing journey, or, if her evaluation shows that your pet would benefit from continuing with their existing blend, she will create a refill of that blend for you.
After your animal has had time to experience the effects of their second essence blend, Ava will schedule a third consultation to hear your feedback and assess the results. At this point, whether you feel there is more work to do addressing your animal's health or emotional issues, or that they are ready to move on to a new phase of their journey, Ava will be able to help you process the progress they have made up to this point and to provide guidance on next steps. After the third session Ava will create and mail you a third custom essence blend for your pet (either a completely new blend, or a refill of a previous blend, depending on your pet's needs). Once your animal has completed their third blend, you may choose to refill one of their previous custom essences (see below), or schedule a new consultation.
You can always order a refill of any of your animal's custom blends by selecting the "refill" option from the drop-down menu when ordering. We keep records of each client's custom blends by date, so if someone purchases a refill, we will automatically make a refill of their latest custom blend. If you'd like to instead request a refill of a previous blend, just be sure to indicate the client name and date of the blend in the order notes.
For additional information about healing with flower and gem essences in general, see Flower and Gem Essence FAQ.
Please contact us at least 24 hours in advance if you need to cancel or reschedule your phone or video consultation. Missed appointments not canceled at least 24 hours in advance will incur a $50 cancellation fee.
If using a mist, shake the bottle and spray onto your pet's fur or skin or above their head at least once a day, or more often if desired. Request a pump closure if you would rather rub the blend into your animal's fur or the body parts where their health is affected—this is a method we highly recommend.
If you prefer a tincture, you can rub the blend into your animal's fur or the affected body part, and/or mix at least a half dropperful into their drinking water or food. Horses do well with two or three dropperfuls dispensed onto a sugar cube or sprinkled onto their grain or alfalfa or beet mush once a day.
We highly recommend combining one internal method (adding the essence to water or food) and one external method (misting or rubbing into the fur) for maximum effectiveness.
Store away from sun exposure, excessive heat or cold, electronics, and strong scents.
Water, gluten-free brandy (from grapes; a preservative), sun and/or moon infusions of carefully selected wild or organically grown flowers and/or gems. Alcohol 22% by volume.
Keep out of reach of children.