Making a Flower Essence

How are Flower Essences Made?

Each flower, gem, crystal, mineral or geometric shape has a particular energy or vibrational frequency that it carries. This is as much a part of it's signature as it's look, feel, shape or scent. When you make a Flower Essence or other vibrational essence essentially you potentising the essence using the energy or vibrational frequency of the flower, gem or crystal. It is this energy that is the 'active ingredient' in an essence and it is this energy that can help you to re-balance your thoughts, feelings and subtle energy systems.

Essentially, Flower Essences and other vibrational essences are made by transferring the energy or vibrational frequency of the flower, gem or crystal into water. It is this energy that is the 'active ingredient' in an essence and it is this energy that can help you to re-balance your thoughts, feelings and subtle energy systems.

The Mother Tincture is the first stage of the process.

Each Flower, Gem, Crystal or Mineral is placed in pure water in a thin glass bowl and left in full morning sunshine for three hours.

Using the natural power of the four elements - Earth, Air, Fire & Water - the life force or energy of the flower or mineral used is transferred to the water*.

This unique positive energy is then preserved in brandy or vodka, creating a mother tincture, which is then amplified using crystals, pyramids and the natural elements under guidance. No physical part of the flower or mineral is used in the mother tincture - it is purely the vibrational frequency or energy.

*All our mother tinctures are made in this way with the exception of 18 of the Bach Flower Remedies - mother tinctures for these are made by the boiling method as instructed by Dr. Bach.

Preparing Mother Tinctures...

Crab Apple Flower - Bach Flower Remedies

Preparing Pear Mother Tincture

White Bluebell Flower - Karmic Flower Essences

Kerria flowers potentising in the sun

Bleeding Heart Flower - Single Flower Essences

Bleeding Heart Mother Tincture preparation

Making an Essence

The Mother tincture is the first step of the making process and is where the flower or gem essence is created from the vibrational frequency of a flower, gem or crystal

At Crystal Herbs all of our Flower, Gem & Crystal Essences are handmade with love and care, from making the mother tincture to bottling & labelling the stock bottles that we send you. This helps to ensure that we provide you with the best possible quality of essence.

Making a Stock bottle

Drops from the Mother Tincture are then used to make a stock level dilution, which is the first dilution down from a Mother Tincture.

Stock bottles can be made up from either a single Essence or you can make up a combination of a number of different Essences.

Our stock bottles are all hand bottled and labelled with loving care, and are the dilution that you purchase from us at Crystal Herbs.

How We Discover What A Flower Essence Does

Testing new essences requires a combination of observation, intuition and inner sensing, and it works well in a group because each person brings different insights, understandings and perspectives to the process.

Some information about how an essence works is conveyed when you first make the Mother Tincture essence, some is experienced through your inner senses after taking a few drops in a meditative space, some becomes apparent as you work with the essence over a longer period of weeks or months, and some comes through asking for guidance on what the essence is for. 

Additional Information

How Do I Make a Bach Flower Remedy Dosage Bottle?

From a Bach Flower Remedy stock bottle, put 2 drops (4 drops of Revival Remedy combination) from each of the stock bottles that you have selected, into a clean glass dropper bottle containing no more than 30ml of spring or spa water, together with a teaspoon of brandy or cider vinegar as a preservative. Dr Bach called a combination made in this way, a treatment bottle. You can find out more here - Bach Flower Remedies.

Crystal Herbs

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

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