As many of you know I am both a flower essence practitioner and an aromatherapist who works with essential oils. They are very complimentary modalities, but they are different; and one of the most frequent questions I get asked is what IS the difference?
A flower essence is water-based, and contains only the energetic vibrational properties of the flower. There is NO plant material contained within the essence – and there is no aroma or taste. Flower essences are most often taken internally, either as a few drops under the tongue several times a day or added to a glass of water which is sipped. There are, of course, other wonderful ways to work with essences, including applying them to your body, but most people are less familiar with these methods.
Flower essences can be taken individually, or they can be taken as a blend of several different essences which have been combined. It can be very helpful to work with a practitioner who can custom blend a mixture of several different essences to meet your needs. I love doing custom blends for people, and I also enjoy doing limited-edition “monthly blends” based on the energies of the month.
Aromatherapy involves the use of essential oils to enhance psychological and physical well-being. Essential oils are produced by various distillation processes, using the blossoms, leaves, stems, or other parts of the plant. Essential oils contain the natural scent of the plant compound. Essential oils are typically not ingested, but rather more often inhaled, applied to the skin frequently combined with an oil base, or used in diffusers.
The aromatherapy products that I’m currently offering through my Feel Good Energy Shift online store are auric sprays. I have blended a line of sprays that are meant to be misted once or twice above your head allowing the mist to fall down around you enveloping you in its energy. Each spray contains the finest therapeutic-grade essential oils, plus flower essences and a gemstone in prayer-intoned and sound-blessed spring water. While the scent of my auric sprays is often quite subtle, the energy shift experienced from harmonizing and balancing your energetic body through contact with the spray can be quite amazing.
No matter how you get your dose of flowers – whether through the actual bloom, through essences, or through essential oils – enjoy! And remember, as one of my favorite stamps says “When you see a Flower, say thank you Bees.”