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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 say, 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. 

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
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
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

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, 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.

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 and excessive heat, but not in the fridge or freezer, and away from strongly scented substances.


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. If pregnant or breastfeeding, ask a health professional before use.