Our one-on-one flower and gem essence consultations are all held by our founder and herbalist Ava Zhan. The half-hour consultation is confidential and can be conducted via e-mail, phone, or a video call (your choice). During your consultation, Ava will discuss your areas of body or aura weakness, if any are present, your perceived blockages, and your personal desires, such as becoming more spiritually attuned, more nature attuned, a more patient parent, or a stronger, more tuned-in healer, for example.
After working with you to determine the best order in which to address your concerns or imbalances, Ava will prepare a custom essence blend just for you.
Extremely knowledgeable regarding not only herbs and skincare, Ava is also a wonderful floral essence creator. I had her blend one to my specific needs in my final month of pregnancy and I am so thankful I did. The essence has helped me grasp some emotional issues I couldn't on my own, making me feel more centered and calm in a very stressful time of my life.-Jena Halman-Kincaid
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 five days to decide on your blend, then it will be hand-prepared and mailed to you. 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 for you and Ava to agree on the priorities and the direction of treatment. Feel free to write long e-mails to describe your situation in depth.
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. (This is the preferred option for customers who do not want even a few drops of alcohol in their diet, and for use with small children.) 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, or others.
Once you receive your essence blend, we suggest that you not wait but start taking your blend immediately, as it corresponds strongly to your current state. Some people like to wait, though, if they are sick with a cold or flu, but it is up to you.
After you have completed a cycle on your essence, you may set up a follow-up consultation. It often works well to have a series of consultations, usually about six weeks apart, but followups are not required. We have had many intuitive clients who reorder the same blend or a single essence for several months or longer (we have known people who used and reordered the same single flower essence for a few years; they know it supports them, benefits them, and that they are still growing by learning from that particular plant.)
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.
If you would like to take advantage of Ava's years of experience in studying herbal medicine, we also offer longer consultation sessions that include advice on other homeopathic remedies to support your journey, along with a custom essence blend.
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.
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.
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.
Ava has a gift for combining the right essences needed. How wonderful to have someone who can help