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, for example, a more patient parent or a stronger, more tuned-in healer.
Then Ava and the client will agree on prioritizing in what order to address the concerns or imbalances, and Ava will prepare a custom essence blend for you (or a few if several family members are in need). The blend(s) will be mailed to you.
I ordered a custom blend via email consultation, and Ava went above and beyond to get a sense of the core issues I was experiencing at the time. For the last two and a half months, both me and my 22 month old son have been taking our own custom blends, and I can honestly say without a doubt in my mind that I am a true believer in the power of flower essences! I've tried other brands in the past with little success, so all essences are definitely not created equal. My son had a very rough start in life and is experiencing severe delays in development. Prior to the inclusion of the flower essences, my son was very difficult overall, cranky, and couldn't handle sensory stimulation (i.e.: grass, sand, food textures, loud noises, groups of people, etc). He didn't show much affection at all and couldn't sit still for books. After two days of taking the flower essences three times a day, he was able to be outside in our backyard on the grass without losing his mind. A week into it, he was sitting in my lap to read age-appropriate books and was no longer pushing me away when I hugged him. Over the past two and a half months, I've watched my son become comfortable being in the world for the first time in his life. He's calmer, less cranky, less difficult, allows me to sit and teach him things and to play, and he's just... happier! Watching this steady transition has been almost magical...truly. If you ever doubt the power that nature provides, look no further than flower essences for evidence!My own custom blend has also been a positive experience, although the progression has been slower to unfold in me than it has in my young son, but nonetheless powerful in ways less easy to put in words. A shift occurs when taking flower essences and that's the best way I can describe it. A shift that leads us to a place we're meant to be; physically, mentally, and emotionally. I'm so glad I found my way to Ava, whom I trust with my heart and soul to create a truly unique, quality product that will open new doors in one's life.-JulieLicensed Counselor, MA Certified Wellness Coach, Sept. 2018
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 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 gets 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.
The essence 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. (Contact us to arrange an upgrade to have your blend made into a 3.4 fl oz (100 ml) aura mist format instead of the glass bottle with a dropper. 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.)
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, Delta Gardens, Australian Bush Flower Essences, Living Tree Orchid Essences, Mushroom 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.
Keep out of reach of children. If pregnant or breastfeeding, ask a health professional before use.
I feel the effects of the essence within minutes of taking it. It is a subtle yet strong shift. The strangest thing is that my outer world seems to now be aligning with my interior world: book projects are offered to me that directly deal with an issue I am having, friends offer help that is specifically attuned to what I need, and I feel that I have abundant resources to live now. In some ways, I feel like I have emerged from a tunnel and the flower essence was leading the way for me.-Leslie Anglin
I know the custom blend was for skin and beauty health, but I also found it to help with my self-esteem, giving me a "good feeling" when I took it. I was immediately accepting of myself and not so worried about my skin and image.-Tammy Duong
I am completely new to essences and was a bit skeptical about how effective they might be, but while going through a very difficult period in my life, I decided to give a custom blend a try. Through an email consultation, Ava patiently and kindly listened to my concerns, asked thoughtful questions, and identified what my most pressing issues were. She quickly created a blend designed to help me work through my grief and let go of some of the toxic emotions that were holding me back from moving forward. I did not notice any immediate change at first, but within a few weeks, I found that my mindset had changed to be much more forward-looking and optimistic, and that I was moving through the stages of my grief and processing the loss in my life in a more productive way. I'm so impressed by Ava's intuition and the effect of this custom blend, and I plan to order another blend soon. I'd highly recommend a custom blend to anyone who needs a little extra support in a challenging time, or who needs help getting "un-stuck" from difficult emotions in order to grow and change.
I felt that I had been held back in my life and career due to emotional blockages resulting in the break down of my marriage although it had happened many years prior and, in many ways, I had established a new life for myself. I reached out to Ava explaining my core issues and when she wrote me back with the suggested remedies I almost became tearful as she had pinpointed these issues at an even deeper level than I would have myself. Throughout the process I found Ava's feedback kind and supportive. I had very fast results after I started taking the essence blend. Old emotions and feelings came up to be healed and discarded. I felt that I went on a mental and emotional journey. I have long worked with the Bach remedies but I feel these remedies work on a very subtle and profound level. I feel that the essences assisted me in doing a lot of clearing and I now feel better prepared to move forward in a positive direction. I will definitely use these essences again and would recommend them highly to anyone wanting to make a change in their life.