essences are one of the primary remedies you will find within the apothecary. an essence is a gentle, yet potent form of energetic, spirit medicine most commonly made with flowers, but can also be made with trees, stones, & even environments. chanelle has been creating flower, stone, & environmental essences for a decade now & is still constantly learning, being guided by the energetic threads which tie us all together in this great dance of life. she loves essences because they help us tune into this dance, to learn our steps in the choreography, & to gracefully, rhythmically move with our part in it all.
by their very nature, essences help us to let go of restrictive patterns & through their vibrations within our own unique energetic fields, create lasting transformation. like all energy medicine, essences know where they are most needed in the body & spirit. they work in conversation with our own innate wisdom to create the shifts we need. essences seamlessly combine the poetic with the power of the invisible, energetic world of feeling, & of course the element of water. it is in water that the true magic of essences lies
chanelle's approach to creating essences is very intuitive, but grounded in the tradition & in intention. in her process, chanelle draws upon the moonlight, sunlight, & starlight ~ the surrounding environment & celestial happenings around her while creating an essence
essences are meant to be taken in low-doses --- a recommended dosage is 1-3 drops at a time
essences may be taken internally or used externally: play around with them, because of their intuitive nature, most people find the best way to use them is by experimenting
essences are *not* essential oils or perfumes. instead, these are water & brandy-based, energetic preparations