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Pacific Northwest Essences

Comprehensive Consultation: Essence, Herbal, and Homeopathic - SERIES OF THREE

Pacific Northwest Essences

Comprehensive Consultation: Essence, Herbal, and Homeopathic - SERIES OF THREE


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 own personal goals and concerns. While individual essences and pre-made blends can offer a wide range of benefits, the best way to truly maximize your 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 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. For example, if your first consultation reveals that you need an essence blend to counter stress or upheaval, assessing the situation anew after a month or six weeks on the first blend may reveal that you need a second blend to help you find the courage to step into something new, or perhaps a more refined approach to navigating the stressful circumstances, which may have changed since the first blend was created. 

During the consultation process, Ava may also suggest herbal remedies or homeopathic support for your health concerns that will complement your essence blends. While she is not an MD 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. 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 essence blends. The custom essence blends are included with your consultations; any additional homeopathic remedies may be purchased separately, if you wish. 

[When] I started taking the essences along with the homeopathic remedy, my first experience was the need to sit in quietness. It was a peace I found in observing and enjoying the solitude. Next came the awareness of new thoughts and ideas. Like "aha" moments! Like things I knew before but now understood on a much deeper level. 

The next phase [brought] visions of the abuse I experienced as a teenager with my father. The visuals were profound and disturbing to say the least. Sat with the emotions and did some energy work to clear the past out. Continued to take the essences and sit with the emotions that were coming up…The skies opened with a downpour of sadness, loss and grief. The emotions were a lot to experience, but my body was a story all to itself…something was being dismantled [in my] body. 

Today, I feel centered and grounded. I see my growth and how I have evolved. Letting go of old patterns and beliefs and living in the present moment. Embracing the unfolding of the day and trusting in a power much greater than myself; knowing that all is well!

- Barbara

How Does It Work?

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 first consultation, and then we will schedule your second and third consultations about five weeks apart. After each of these three consultations, you will receive am essence blend in the mail.

Your 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 concerns and health conditions, so if you find that you are especially drawn to a certain plant species or a certain regional energy, mention it during your consultation and she will be able to adjust your blend to match. 

Step 1: First Consultation + Custom Essence Blend

During the first consultation, Ava will discuss your concerns and your goals and will learn more about any areas of body or aura weakness or perceived blocks you may have, as well as any personal desires you would like to address, such as, for example, becoming more spiritually attuned, more nature attuned, a more patient parent, or a stronger, more tuned-in healer. Once Ava has a thorough understanding of your needs and your current state of health, she will work with you to prioritize which concerns or imbalances you'd like to address first, and will prepare a custom essence blend just for you. She may also offer advice on additional herbal, homeopathic, and nutritional support to work in tandem with your essence blend.

You can choose to have your essence blend created as a tincture to be taken internally, or as an aura mist. Tincture bottles are 1 fl oz (30 ml) with a glass dropper, and the bottle usually lasts up to two months with daily use 2 to 3 times a day, a few drops at a time internally. Aura mist blends come in a 3.4 fl oz (100 ml) bottle, and can be misted 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.

It will usually take up to five days days after the initial consultation for Ava to create your first blend and mail it to you. We recommend that you begin taking the blend immediately upon receiving it, since it will correspond strongly to your current state. 

Step 2: Second Consultation + New Custom Blend

Once you've 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 you as you move forward. For example, you may find that you've made progress in some areas, but still have blockages or imbalances in other areas, so we can tailor a follow-up blend to better address those specific challenges. Or, perhaps your first blend has created even bigger changes than we expected, and you 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 your second consultation, Ava will either create a second, new 1 fl oz (30 ml) custom blend (or 3.4 fl oz aura mist) designed to help you continue progressing through your healing journey, or, if her evaluation shows that you would benefit more from continuing with your existing blend, she will create a refill of that blend for you.

Step 3: Wrap-Up Consultation + Final Custom Blend

After you've had time to experience the effects of your second essence blend, Ava will schedule a third consultation to hear your feedback and assess the results. At this point, whether you have more work you'd like to do addressing related health or emotional issues, or are ready to move on to a new phase of your journey, Ava will be able to help you process the progress you've made up to this point and to provide guidance on your next steps. After your third session Ava will create and mail you a third custom essence blend (either a completely new blend, or a refill of a previous blend, depending on your specific needs). Once you have completed your third blend, you may choose to refill one of your previous custom essences (see below), or schedule a new consultation. 


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 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.

Cancellation Policy

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. 


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 coffee. If using a mist, shake the bottle and spray above your head or around a space of your choice two times a day, or more often if desired. 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. Consult your health care practitioner before using if pregnant or nursing.


The blend(s) included with this consultation are already discounted, so they do not qualify for additional discount codes or free shipping offers. 

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