Your Essence Essentials for the Month

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Flower, Gem & Crystal Essence Suggestions to help you this month

We’ve carefully selected a range of essences to help you stay aligned, centred and connected with your true self this month so you can make the most of current opportunities for emotional balance and spiritual expansion.

Astrological Essence for the Month

Towards the end of his life, Dr Bach was exploring the link between the first 12 Bach Flower Remedies he discovered (The Twelve Healers) and the 12 astrological signs.

Rock Rose flowers

Rock Rose Flower Remedy for Pisceans

We are in Pisces season, the astrological sign that Dr Bach felt would most benefit from Rock Rose essence.

Deeply empathetic, intuitive and sensitive, Pisceans are creative dreamers who absorb information from the subconscious, the collective and otherworldly realms. They have a very rich inner world, and heightened emotional and spiritual awareness.

However, because they are so psychically open they can get swamped by negative feelings and energies that make them feel highly fearful for no apparent reason.

If your Sun or Moon is in Pisces, Rock Rose Flower Remedy can help you to release deep unconscious fears so you can feel steady, unflappable and fearless.

Release Deep Fears

Do you feel an inner state of alarm in your system much of the time? Do you tend to panic in emergencies or get frozen by terror or heart-stopping fear? Do you suffer from acute fear or nightmares? These intense fears are often very deep-rooted and unconscious.

The soul journey for Pisces is to deepen your connection to your higher psychic centre (third eye chakra) rather than acting from the lower psychic centre (solar plexus chakra) which gets blocked by fears. Rock Rose Remedy can help you to release deep, unconscious fears from your system so you can feel calm, courageous and centred.

Team Choice - Loneliness & Reconnection

This is where one of the Crystal Herbs team shares which essence they're taking and why. This month Sam shares his experiences of taking the Water Lily Flower Essence....

Water Lily Flower Essence

Sam Cremnitz

There’s often a part of us that can feel lonely and isolated, a part of us that shuts ourselves and others out because of the hurt and pain that we can all experience in life. One of my favourite essences for feelings like this is the Water Lily Flower Essence from the Karmic Essence range. It’s one that I’ve recently been taking and it’s an old friend, one that I’ve used many times before. This time I had a prompting to take it without really knowing why but it has had a particularly profound effect and has been exactly what I needed. While I was taking the Water Lily it helped to gently release old layers of separation around my heart that I hadn’t been aware of and brought them more into my awareness. This release of old emotional barriers and fears was a beautiful heart opening experience, and I gradually began to feel a deeper level of love and connection with myself. This deepening of my inner relationship has also deepened my outer relationships and has created a different level of ease, graceful flow, and connection. This clearing has eased old pains and has helped to make life feel more alive and vibrant again.

Sam Cremnitz

Water Lily flower

Inner Guidance for Daily Life

From the quiet inner space in our hearts, we have been tuning into the essences which will support you best energetically at this time.There is much pain, conflict, trauma and oppression in the world which is becoming increasingly apparent all the time. On the level of spirit, there is no separation so we are not only affected by world events but our consciousness also contributes to the energetic frequency of the world soul. The energetic space we each hold has an impact on the collective so your heart is a powerful vehicle for change.  It has never been more important to keep returning to our hearts to make space for our emotions to be honoured and to hear our soul guidance. We’ve chosen an essence that helps you to keep your heart open even when difficult emotions come to the surface, and another for connecting with the wisdom of your soul.

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Close up of Heart Connection Spray Essence

Heart Connection Spray

The Heart Connection Spray is wonderful if you want to keep opening your heart to love but find yourself getting in touch with uncomfortable old pain, hurt and emotions when you do so.  Part of the journey of moving into deeper connection with your heart is expanding your capacity to love all that you find as you excavate the old beliefs and stories that have unconsciously taken root there. Heart Connection spray holds a steady frequency of unconditional love and compassionate understanding to help you meet all parts of yourself with an open heart and remember the love that is your true, divine nature.
Heart Connection Spray for Living in Love

Heart Connection Spray - for Living in Love

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Close up of two bottles of Inner Focus Essence

Inner Focus Essence

Inner Focus is an excellent essence to take if your mind and emotions are in a whirr and you’re finding it difficult to connect with the quiet space within your heart. Inner Focus is a combination of 6 deep acting flower, gem and crystal essences that strengthen the connection between your personality and your soul. It helps to still your mind and calm your emotions so that you can drop down into a deeper connection with the power of your heart and the wisdom of your soul. This is the combination that we recommend for meditation and mindfulness but it’s equally useful if you are feeling so rattled by what’s happening in the outer world that you can’t create the loving inner space that is essential for us to collectively create something different. This combination will enhance your inner connection so that you can settle to meditation, feel centred in your heart, and in alignment with your soul.

Inner Focus Essence - aligning heart and soul

Video: 20 Minute Guided Mediation For Grounding

Get grounded, clear your energy, and radiate the light and love of your true self with Catherine Keattch from Crystal Herbs.

During this 20 minute meditation you will:

  • Connect with your physical body and chakras so you can be fully present in your own energy;
  • Create a bubble of love and light around yourself;
  • Draw in stabilising Earth energy to feel safe, protected and loved;
  • Draw light and love from Source into your physical body and subtle bodies;
  • Connect with yourself as a being of Love and Light who is here to co-create a new reality of awakened heart consciousness.

Believe in Yourself: E-Light January 2024

Catherine Keattch

In this January’s E-light we are looking at how we can ride the waves of this month’s energy flow to best advantage, the importance of believing in ourselves and the need to release any old patterns that might prevent us from staying firmly anchored in our own personal power and authority.

Believe in Yourself

Embrace the power of your true self

The energy flow for January holds some very positive, dynamic energy that is focussed on taking us forward at some considerable speed. There is much opportunity available to us within this fast-flowing stream of energy, but we will need to be mindful of how we choose to position ourselves within it to make the most of its possibilities. Take care to consciously position yourself within the flow like a surfer lining up her board with a giant wave. Then you can masterfully ride the wave rather than finding yourself swamped or overwhelmed by it. The key to this is your belief in yourself and your choice to stand in the power, authority, and light of your true self.... [...]

You can find out more in January's E-Light Newsletter here.

Hellebore Flowers

Our E-Light Newsletter: each month we explore the month's energetic themes from a spiritual and astrological perspective and recommend some Essences to help you surf the cosmic waves! Receive spiritual guidance, wisdom and clarity, learn more about our collective expansion of consciousness, and make the most of opportunities for personal inspiration, healing and transformation.

Hand-Picked Essences for February

Now that we have passed the Celtic festival of Imbolc and nature is waking up from the deep dream of winter, it’s a good time to focus on what it is that we want to create in our lives and the changes we want to make. Invite the energy of February to take you into deeper connection with the power of your heart and the wisdom of your soul as you contemplate, dream, imagine and set your intentions for moving forward. February is also when many people’s thoughts turn to love with Valentine’s Day on the 14th February. We welcome the opportunity to bring awareness to the heart chakra so we can all expand our ability to live in love. This month we’re focusing on one of our favourite essences for consciously creating soul-inspired change and another for inviting more love into your life.

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Puya flowers

Puya Flower Essence

Puya Flower Essence has a dynamic fiery energy which works as a catalyst for awakening more of your true self as well as giving you the impetus to move forward in your life. It helps you to focus on what is going on for you at an inner level and heightens your ability to hear your inner guidance. Puya has a strengthening and stabilising impact on your energy field, which helps you to feel more physically present and grounded, mentally focused and clear, emotionally stable and balanced, and spiritually expansive. It’s very helpful if you’re feeling stuck, confused, not able to get on with things or want more mental clarity, focus, emotional objectivity and motivation. It’s also a great essence to use if you’re on a spiritual journey and looking for a catalyst to accelerate your spiritual growth.

Puya Flower Essence - catalyst for change

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Three bottles of Angel of Love Essence

Angel of Love Essence

The Angel of Love works with the frequencies of unconditional love and will gently help you to activate this energy within your own heart chakra.
The Angel of Love essence invites you to remember that love is your true nature and encourages you to engage with the expansive flowing ocean of love that surrounds you, allowing it to fill you, and radiate from you. Within the vast all-encompassing vibration of Unconditional Love, nothing is excluded, nothing is separate. Call upon the mighty power of the Angel of Love to remind you that Love is who you are, and indeed the true nature of all reality. Use the Angel of Love essence to open your heart, awaken more of your true nature, heal separation, and to transform anything that feels unlovable and unloved either within yourself, other people or in any aspect of your life.

Angel of Love Essence - opening your heart to more love

Tips for Consciously Working With Essences…

Buttercup flowers

Tips for Working With your Solar Plexus Chakra

When you work with essences consciously, it helps to facilitate deeper inner transformation. Here’s our tips for getting the most out of your essence-taking journey with the Solar Plexus Chakra Essence.

  • Give yourself time every day to connect with how you are thinking and feeling. Particularly notice what situations in life cause you to feel disempowered or trigger off an old control pattern.
  • Pay attention to any situations that trigger off feelings of oversensitivity and vulnerability and be conscious about how you respond to those feelings. If things feel difficult, take some time to breathe and centre yourself in your heart to deepen your connection with yourself and how you are feeling.
  • Prioritise taking caring of your own needs if you’re usually focused on other people, and allow your emotions, thoughts and feelings to come more into your conscious awareness so that they can release and clear through.
  • Reflect on the messages you received about boundaries and personal power in childhood and see what patterns, beliefs and coping mechanisms you picked up or chose to take on to help you deal with the situations you faced.
  • Be very mindful of whether you are reacting or consciously choosing your response as you interact with the people and situations in your life.
  • Be kind, gentle and patient with yourself – unconscious childhood beliefs about getting your needs met or receiving love could come to the surface in your close relationships which can feel vulnerable or uncomfortable at times. Simply notice that these are childlike feelings being released so that you can step into your sovereignty as an empowered adult.

Supportive Essences for working with the Solar Plexus Chakra are:

Always Useful Essences

These are the essences that people most often tell us they wouldn’t want to be without because they are so useful for balancing emotions, soothing the mind and uplifting the spirits.

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Sacral Chakra Essence - 10ml, 25ml bottles

Sacral Chakra Essence

The Sacral Chakra Essence is all about creativity, emotions and sexuality. It can help you to release any emotional, mental and subtle energy issues that affect your relationships with others and the world around you, particularly your emotional wellbeing, creative expression and sexuality. Choose Sacral Chakra Essence if you find it difficult to express or get in touch with your emotional needs or if you experience out of balance emotions. It helps you to get in touch with unresolved emotional baggage, and facilitates the release of pent-up anger, frustration and impatience. It’s also a great essence for inner child healing because it clears old emotional imprints that have been absorbed in childhood and unconsciously affect adult relationships.

Sacral Chakra Essence - creativity, emotions & sexuality

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Close up of two bottles of Cherry Plum Bach Flower Remedy

Cherry Plum Bach Flower Remedy

Cherry Plum is the remedy to choose if you feel like you’re losing control of your mind, going insane or having a breakdown. However, the Cherry Plum state doesn’t always present in such an obvious way. We’ve been recommending it a lot recently for people who are experiencing it more subtly in their everyday lives. Try Cherry Plum if you’ve been feeling a subtle underlying fear of snapping, losing control or doing something irrational that is more of a passing thought than a conscious intention. Cherry Plum will swiftly restore balance if you’ve been feeling on edge, mild hysteria, an urge to break something or an internalised need to scream. These underlying feelings can become a background way of being, a barely noticed part of your daily experience of life. Cherry Plum will swiftly restore calmness, rationality and peace whether you resonate with the more obvious or subtle manifestation of this pattern.

Cherry Plum Bach Essence - restoring inner calm

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Revival Remedy Essence

Revival Remedy

Revival Remedy is a combination of Cherry Plum, Clematis, Impatiens, Rock Rose & Star of Bethlehem and was originally formulated by Dr Bach for use in situations requiring ‘emergency rescue’. It acts as a very swift emotional stabiliser in circumstances where there is much fear, panic, trauma, or other severe upset such as a serious accident or unexpected bereavement. It is also a very effective support for those less traumatic but still challenging events in life like exams, driving tests, visits to the dentist, presentations etc.

Revival Remedy | Bach Flower Remedies

Latest on our Flower Essence Blog

From essence reviews & top essences for particular issues to transformational stories, Q&As and articles on spiritual growth, our Flower Essence Blog is full of inspiration and information. Read our most recent blog posts here.

Boundaries, Self Worth & Emotions: Solar Plexus Chakra Essence

Buttercup flower

The Solar Plexus Chakra Essence is all about healthy personal boundaries, self-worth, and personal empowerment. It’s a great essence to use if you have difficulties with self-empowerment, self-worth and power issues of any kind. It helps you to stay centred and connected to yourself so you can maintain healthy positive boundaries and feel inner confidence without seeking approval from others. We take an in-depth look at this wonderfully useful essence here:

Boundaries, Self Worth & Emotions: Solar Plexus Chakra Essence

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Resolving Anger & Inner Conflicts

Rose of Sharon flowers

The Inner Peace Essence helps you to release feelings of anger and helps to bring resolution to inner conflicts. It’s also helpful if you find it difficult to deal with anger in other people or find your own anger difficult to deal with. It can also be helpful when there is difficulty connecting with any emotions at all. The emotion of anger is something that we are all familiar with even if we may not be particularly comfortable in its presence. It can be a positive energy if we are able to use it in a balanced and mindful way but quite destructive if it is unmanaged and disowned. You can find out more here:

The Inner Peace Essence for Resolving Anger & Inner Conflicts

Latest Special Offers

Flower Essence Special Offes - January 2024

Each month we offer special offer discounts on a selection of our Flower, Gem & Crystal Essences - from individual Essences to Essence Sets. Discounts are usually 20% or more and you can find our current special offers for the month here:

Latest Special Offers

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Our Flower, Gem & Crystal Essences

Here at Crystal Herbs we have been making and developing our range of Essences for nearly 30 years. Crystal Herbs is run by Catherine Keattch and Sam Cremnitz, along with a dedicated team who are all trained practitioners and healers in their own right. We are a specialist Flower Essence producer and we're passionate about all aspects of Vibrational Essences.

You can find our full range of Essences in the Flower Essence Shop, or an overview of the different essences we make here and you can find out more about us here: Crystal Herbs