If you are into Eco Beauty, I am sure you have heard of the organic, handcrafted, small batch, skincare company called Earthwise Beauty. The owner of Earthwise Beauty has taken to flower essences in the past couple of years as her interest in adding them to her products grew into something more. Ava engrossed herself in every book she could get her hands on and took extensive courses on flower essences. Now Ava offers 33 different essences, and the opportunity to have a custom blend made.
At this point, if you aren't familiar with flower essences, I am sure you are wondering what the heck they are? I have posted about flower essences over the past couple of years as they have helped me in different ares of my life greatly. The best way to describe flower essences in my mind, is that they are the vibrational energy of a flower. Have you ever looked at a flower and just immediately felt happy? Does the scent of flowers put you in a good mood? Well, flower essences work in the same way as they do when we interact with them in the instances I mentioned above. Flower essences are made by thoughtfully picking the flowers, placing them in a bowl of filtered water, and leaving it out in the sun for a couple of hours. The vibrational energies soak into the water, and from there the water is added to alcohol and diluted a couple of times. That's pretty much the gist of the logistics of flower essence making.
Here are the ingredients as listed on Ava's website: water, gluten-free brandy (from grapes; a preservative), infusion of wild grown White yarrow (Achillea millefolium). Alcohol 22% by volume.
A couple of summers ago, I was having extreme anxiety problems over constant construction outside of my house from 6AM-7PM. Can you imagine loud banging and beeping all day ling from April to November? I was losing it. I contacted Ava and told her I started taking a flower essence that ended up really helping me in the end. If it weren't for that essence, I don't know what I would have done. So here I am now, I hopped on the essence bandwagon after seeing how much that one in particular had helped.
After this conversation about my experience, we had talked a lot about flower essences, and I asked her if there was one for empaths? I am someone who feels overwhelmed by being around and talking to people all day, while absorbing their woes. Now you'll find that hilarious, as I am a barista and I talk to at least 300 people in one morning. You know how people who are bartenders say they are basically a therapist since everyone tells them all of their problems? I would say it's the same for Baristas. When I come home from work I feel completely drained from talking, and simply absorbing everyone's energies. You can imagine how many grumpy and mean customers we get, and sometimes I really pick up on that even when I try to fight it. So here we are, Ava recommended the White Yarrow flower essence and the rest is history. White Yarrow as described on her website is for people who are over-sensitive, or are having a hard time adjusting to the amount of interaction you're having in city life. Sounded perfect for me, right? Ava recommended taking 2-3 drops of this essence 3-4 times a day. I just drop this essence into my water and drink it throughout the day.
At this point, I am on my fourth or fifth bottle of this particular essence. I can't even explain in words how much this has helped me in so many ways, except I am going to try. I think of this one time in particular where I took my essence in the morning. There was a customer who was behind the one I was helping, who had been standing there for at least two minutes tops. When I was done with my previous customer I said 'Hi, how are you?," He replied, "SICK OF WAITING, GET ME A COFFEE," in the most rude tone. I am telling you this man waited two minutes, and if you go to coffee shops then you know that's not long. Normally I would have immediately let this affect me, and just turned inward and sulked around. It is extremely difficult when you are working hard and people treat you like this. Try to find anyone who it wouldn't affect? It gets even the best of us! Even if you tell yourself don't let it bother you, you can't help how you feel inside. That day I had already taken my essence and that mans bad mood couldn't touch me. When I handed him his coffee I said "I hope you have a great dayyyyy!," with the biggest smile on my face. I took the next customer and realized I wasn't bothered, and I questioned as to why I wasn't? I immediately realized the essence had helped me, otherwise I know that in those instances, I am always affected.
Not only has it helped me in those types of ways, it helps me from feeling overwhelmed throughout the day when I am around a large amount of people. I notice when I have taken my essence that I am less fatigued mentally those days. For months I was taking my essence and then one day I just stopped. I seem to do this when my life is going well, and I forget that I am taking something that has been helping me because it has become part of my routine. Two weeks after I stopped taking the essence I was asking myself why I felt so defeated by work every day. Self reflection ensued and then I realized, oh yeah, hey, you're not taking your essence! So, I started taking it again, a couple of weeks ago, and that's what inspired me to write this post.
If you are an energy sponge like myself and feel helpless when always surrounded by people, I highly recommend trying this out. Like I said above, it's hard to describe in words how much this has helped me since the feelings are all inside me, but I know it helps. Besides the time above, I have tested taking it out of my life and re-incorporating it, and I came to the conclusion; this essence has helped and changed my life for the better. The only other thing that helps me in this way is by going out into the woods, as it gives the same effects of clearing my mind, and taking away all the negative energies I may be carrying around. Although I would love to be swinging from tree branches and sitting in moss all day, alas I cannot. Taking this essence daily is my answer to help me live a life without being bogged down by negative energies, or just overwhelming energies.
I have spoken with other friends who have taken this essence and have received great feedback as well. I am elated to know that us people who are sensitive to energies have a solution.
I hope you enjoyed reading my take on this particular flower essence! If you had a good experience and want to share, definitely leave it below. :)
Be sure to follow Earthwise Beauty on Instagram @earthwisebeauty and here essence page @pnw.essences
Not sure if you can use my discount code for the essences, but it takes 15% off of her website anytime, just use 'GreenQueen'.
Thanks for reading, all the best, Andie xo
Andie is a green beauty blogger who also has a Youtube channel, Andie The Green Queen. She focuses on vegan, cruelty free, and gluten free products, cosmetics, lifestyle and more.