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Pacific Northwest Essences

Custom Essence Blend with Consultation

Pacific Northwest Essences

Custom Essence Blend with Consultation


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.
Licensed 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

How does it work?

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, 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.


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.


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 herbs or 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. There is also the option of a glycerine-based rather than brandy-based infusion. 


Keep out of reach of children. Consult your health care practitioner before using if pregnant or nursing.


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

Customer Reviews

Based on 7 reviews
So thoughtful and thorough

I had a full consultation via skype, and she was very thorough and thoughtful... like a delicate flower. I am liking my custom essence so far, and I have seen some progress but I am not done with my bottle yet. So far, the service, her personality and the information she provides is worth it and the flavor of the essence is great.


This is my second custom blend. Ava has truly been wonderful at suggesting me plant essences that truly work for my situation. I had abdominal pain and discomfort, few personal issues and a lot of internal blockages. I felt a gradual shift in my health, the pains reduced and I found myself calmer as the days progressed. It's truly amazing to see that mother earth has provided mankind everything we need for our health and wellness. A person like me who has always popped pills due to menstrual discomfort can proudly say that I haven't popped over the counter drugs in a year or more. Use of plant essences, herbal blends and soothing oils can really help one recover. The idea is also to be mindful about how we treat our body... " your body is your temple" lot of us take our bodies for granted but it is always talking to us, telling us what we need. Listening to it is most important and once we do, we are on our way to a healthier more happier us, Ava's blends are thoughtful and focused on what one needs the most at that point, she dives deep into the concerns and intuitively and with her thorough knowledge of ingredients prepares the best blend for the situation. A must try for everybody 😊

I’m a believer

I had purchased this consult/essence offer for myself around Christmas time, and was unsure enough about the process to put it off until a month or so ago, due to skepticism that I couldn’t seem to budge and my well-honed ability to roadblock myself, as well as untreated depression; Ava’s gentle encouragement to set up a phone call was just the right thing, and our ensuing conversation and further messaging were tremendous in every way, reflecting Ava’s supreme insightfulness, immense and ongoing training and research, and truly empathetic and egoless ways; I’ve been using my ‘potion’ (my word, because it makes me smile) now for just over a month and it has absolutely aided me across multiple fields of need, including letting go, widening my perspective, and loving myself with more confidence; I will be re-ordering and I expect to do more exploring with Ava in future; highly recommended!, for newbies and practitioners alike.

Back in the body!

Wonderful experience with Ava. It is always a pleasure & to have another Flower Essence Practitioner make a blend for you. I was struggling to return back to my body after a recent training. Ava was able to pinpoint the essences I needed with great support. She was spot on and I was able to transition with grace & clarity. Feeling back in the body and ready to go! Thank you

Essence magic

This was my first experience with essences, but I’m a believer now. Ava has a lovely and gentle way of asking questions and helping sift through the info to find what needs to be worked on. I believe my essence blend help move me towards change that had been a long time coming, but I was having difficulty accepting. I appreciate her meticulous blends along with a detailed explanation of what each individual essence does. I highly recommend this experience!