The dense, weighty, off-black stone Ava used for this essence has some parts that are brown and matte, and other sides that are smooth, mirror-like, and reflect the light. It corresponds to the first chakra.
Feeling overwhelmed or quickly drained when in an intense emotional situation; losing one's ground and center in stressful situations or environments.
Hematite protects against undesirable, overly intense, or toxic energies, and is helpful for people who want to feel more grounded and solid when going through daily stresses, such as children having meltdowns or traveling by plane.
In addition, hematite essence may help one remain connected to the Earth and to one's body, counteracting feelings of spaciness or escapism into dreamworld. In this way, it may help more sensitive individuals bring their dreams to fruition, and lends the strength and courage needed to move forward through adversity with purposeful action.
Hematite essence is extremely useful to parents in helping them get through difficult or dramatic stretches of time while caring for their children, such as teething stages, without becoming utterly drained or without losing one's temper.
Hematite can also help one to feel more comfortable alone, and can diminish the need to seek attention from others. It works on issues of unhealthy codependency.
Hematite is suggested to support recovery from any type of blood-related ailment, and it may also aid in strengthening and detoxifying the liver.
Our inquiry into this essence was inspired by the work of the late Steve Johnson of Alaskan Essences, and also by Robert Simmons and Naisha Ahsian's book, The Book of Stones, Revised Edition: Who They Are and What They Teach. (North Atlantic Books, 2015), 235–236.
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.
Store away from sun exposure, excessive heat or cold, electronics, and strong scents.
Water, gluten-free brandy (from grapes; a preservative), sun infusion of a carefully selected raw hematite gem. Alcohol 22% by volume.
Keep out of reach of children. Consult your health care practitioner before using if pregnant or nursing.