Wild-Crafted Floral Essences from the Pacific Northwest

By Pacific Northwest Essences
$20

At our core is an ambitious goal for our small women-run company out of Spokane, Washington: to offer deep and lasting healing of the psyche, and to help men, women, and children achieve confidence, inner calm, self-acceptance of their physical selves, and a stronger connection to their inner wisdom.

All the essences are made carefully and mindfully by our founder, Ava Zhan, based on her years of study of herbalism and herbal medicine preparation. She prepares each flower, gem, environmental, moss, and lichen essence by hand following the Bach tradition.

How to Choose Essences for Your Needs

There are a couple of ways to get started with our essences. Many people discover essences through the gems or flowers they are strongly visually drawn to. They purchase one or two essences at a time and take them following the directions for use on the label. Another way is to set an intention for what you would like to achieve through essences; for example, say you would like to be more patient, or you would like to achieve clarity about a specific dilemma in your life. Then keep that intention in mind, read about the flower and gem essence properties, and choose two to three that seem to be a good match. It is fine to take one to three essences simultaneously, and you can either add a few drops from each bottle to a small amount of liquid or take a few drops from each bottle. Repeat two to three times a day.

Editor’s note

I have been an absolute fan of Ava’s work for several years now, and it’s no exaggeration to say her Earthwise Beauty line changed my life. Check out her incredible floral essences brand Pacific Northwest Essences and pick out the ones that speak strongly to you. Living in the center of Portland, and having lived for about a decade in New York before that, I find that I frequently lose touch with nature and feel unbalanced. Taking floral essences is a beautiful ritual that restores that lost connection.

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