Dogwood is the epitome of Grace.
This essence softens the harshness of the world to allow one to heal from trauma by creating more balance within the body.
Those who have experienced hardship and challenges throughout their life may become "hardened" and speak with harsh tones, and Dogwood softens their tone and allows one to more fully embody graciousness.
Dogwoods green center taps us into the energy of the heart, while the white and pink toned petals extend this love outward...flowing with the energy of forgiveness and acceptance of what is.
Dogwood flower essence
All essences have been made in ceremony. I like to greet the spirit of the muse - and offer a prayer & a piece of me - whether that is a song, some of my hair, or tears…
Crystal bowls are laid in full sun, and filled with the highest quality water available to me in any given moment - most often I use spring water that I’ve either harvested myself, or bought from glass bottles. Spring water, especially if it has been freshly harvested, is living water, and it is able to hold the consciousness of whatever is being infused into it at a much more constructive and resonant frequency.
If the plant/flower/mineral/etc is rare or endangered, I use a ‘no-touch’ method, but for most of these essences, I’ve felt comfortable being able to pick the various plants to infuse on the surface of the water for the sunniest part of the day (I also like to make essences on full sun days, with as little cloud coverage as possible...unless it’s a flower that only blooms at night ;)
I use the leaves of the same plant I’m working with to assist in picking the flowers with the least amount of interference.
The flower essence waters are preserved with a grape alcohol (non-alcohol options are available, please contact for info).