I made my first flower essence of the year yesterday. For those of you who are not familiar with them they are similar to homeopathic remedies. The flowers are floated on Spring water and infused in the sun for a few hours and then preserved with Brandy. A dose is a few drops in water and you can dose pretty much as often as you feel you need to.
Some people believe there is a transfer of vibrational energy from the flower to the water. Since we are still talking about an actual infusion with plant material I believe there is a more scientific, physical explanation for the action. Science just doesn't know how to see it. I believe the action is related to cellular memories-maybe it's just a different wording for the same phenomena, I don't know. I believe essential oils operate this way too, at least partially. Anyhow, they work. The reason I believe in them is that they work with animals so there is no placebo effect there could be with humans. I know my dog trusts me implicitly with my plant medecines-because she knows she will feel better. That's all I need to know!
http://www.etsy.com/listing/71340429/hyacinth-flower-essence. There is the new listing and I also have Borage available and I will be adding many more as plant material becomes available.
I am considering some other experiments like combining flower essences and essential oils in sprays and possibly some homeopathic doses of essential oils. Watch for further posts as I may seek out volunteers for these. If you think you might be interested in being a test subject for me go ahead and leave a comment and I will contact you.