This essence was made late in the summer when teasel, artemisia, Canada thistle, knapweed, Canada goldenrod, and St. John's Wort are in bloom in Spokane, Washington, and when bees, paper wasps, and hummingbirds are busy pollinating flowers. This essence was made on a very hot, dry, and intensely sunny day.
Stasis, emotional or spiritual paralysis, a foreboding sense of something good about to end, dread of the future, dread of a major life change, difficulty with transitions.
This essence is for the times in our lives where there is an imminent shift from dark to light, or from light to dark; when we are facing a terrifying or heart-breaking future after a happy, safe, comfortable period in our lives.
This essence is also appropriate for children and adults who would like to develop a more easygoing, flexible attitude toward daily transitions, such as from play to work and from intensity to slowness.
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 often if desired.
Store away from sun exposure, excessive heat or cold, electronics, and strong scents.
Water, gluten-free brandy (from grapes; a preservative), infusion of wild teasel (Dipsacus fullonum), wild Canada thistle (Cirsium arvense), wild tansy (Tanacetum vulgare), wild spotted knapweed, wild artemisia (Artemisia absinthium), and wild Canada goldenrod (Solidago canadensis). Alcohol 22% by volume.
Keep out of reach of children. Consult your health care practitioner before using if pregnant or nursing.