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Our one-on-one flower and gem essence consultations are all held by our founder and herbalist Ava Zhan. The consultations are confidential and conducted via e-mail, phone, or a video call (your choice) to establish the areas of body or aura weakness if any are present, or to discuss one's perceived blocks, blockages, or personal desires for becoming more spiritually attuned, more nature attuned, or say, a more patient parent or a stronger, more tuned-in healer. The private consultations are described in detail here.
On this page, you have the option of ordering your custom essence blend made into an aura mist. Aura mists are essences in a convenient mist format. Our aura mists are concentrated blends of flower and gem essences preserved by high-quality brandy. To benefit maximally, mist a few times into the air in a space of your choice or above your head three or more times a day, or use on an as-needed basis.
Aura mists are not aromatherapy sprays and they are traditionally prepared without adding essential oils to them (they smell faintly of brandy, and the scent dissipates very quickly). For clients who enjoy scented aura mists, per request Ava can add therapeutic-grade organic or wildcrafted essential oils or absolutes, such as frankincense sacra, lemon peel, palo santo, goldenrod, Moroccan cedar, French lavender, Indian rose absolute, or others.
Ava has been a huge help, with a very clear intellect and offering of knowledge when it comes to formulating her essences. She has been incredibly thorough and easy to work with, open to answering any questions and admirably following her intuition when selecting the correct essence for myself and my family. I fully trust Ava and her abilities with flower and gem essences and highly recommend her to anyone and everyone. I wouldn't use anyone else.-Brigid Sandell
Purchase the package of your choice and Ava will contact you via e-mail to set up a mutually convenient day and time to have the consultation. After the consultation, Ava will usually take one to three days to decide on your blend.
The e-mail consultation involves several back-and-forths via e-mail—as many as needed to give Ava a thorough understanding of your needs and state of health, and to allow you and Ava to agree on the priorities and the direction of your treatment. Feel free to write long e-mails to describe your situation in depth.
Your blend may be composed of flower and gem essences from our own Pacific Northwest essences prepared by Ava, or it may include essences we purchase from other well-established essence companies. The essence systems that Ava 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.
What this also means for you, the client, is that Ava has a gigantic repertory of essences (hundreds of essences) to choose from for your concerns and health conditions. This also means that you could specify if you are particularly drawn to Alaskan wilderness and energy, to essences that Ava made herself from the wildflowers of Washington, or maybe to orchids. If there is a group of flowers or plants or a particular species that you are keenly drawn to, mention it during your conversation or e-mail exchange with Ava.
For additional information about healing with flower and gem essences in general, see FAQ: Getting Started with Flower and Gem Essences.
You can always order a refill of any of your custom blends by selecting the "refill" option from the drop-down menu when ordering. We keep records of each person'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 date of the blend in the order notes.
Keep out of reach of children. Consult your health care practitioner before using if pregnant or nursing.
I received my custom essence promptly but have been remiss in taking it regularly, hence my delayed review.
What was remarkable to me was the effect despite my carelessness - sometimes even taking the essence with coffee. What was even more remarkable was how the stars aligned to push me into making needed changes even when I felt I wasn’t totally ready for it.
I still have most of the bottle left- that’s how irregular I was. However, from the very first day the essence gave me the push I needed. I was feeling unable to perform the verbal duties needed for my job (which was minimal to begin with). This essence helped me loosen my tongue so to speak even if I will never be garrulous at least I’m not totally speechless.
The other change I observed was openness to feedback. In the past I would react to criticism with defensiveness rooted in feeling hopeless that I could ever change for the better. I found myself not only accepting criticism but also believing that I can improve.
On the flip side I also found myself yelling at my kids more. I do have a naturally explosive temper kept in check by my reticence so lifting that may have allowed the temper a little bit more free rein. So that is something I will need to actually work on instead of placing a bandaid on it.
One other peculiar change was I moved forward in time in my dreams. Before my dreams often centered around my high school years. I consider those my formative years, but it also contributed to my feelings of stagnation. My dreams are now mostly placed in the present day, and seldom come with the feeling of loss, nostalgia and being stuck.
I have also stopped drinking coffee.
Most remarkable of all. I had been thinking of a job change for a while without doing anything concrete about it. And then I almost literally had a job offer fall into my lap.
I will admit that I was a skeptic. But ordering this essence turned out to be first step to making much needed changes for me.