I spotted the Spider Orchid growing on a tree on the edge of the dense Monteverde rainforest in Costa Rica, opening a doorway into a new world. In life, whenever we’re faced with the unknown, we may experience an adrenaline rush mixed with panic or survival fear. Spider Orchid helps us embrace and step into the unknown with a sense of safety and even adventure. It helps us move through uncharted territories and see the world as supportive and benevolent.
Want to give your friends & family the gift of life-changing flower essences this year, but not sure where to start? I've put together a list of easy gifts that everyone would love - whether they understand flower essences or not.
We're constantly asking ourselves: what can we do to make what we do even more powerful & impactful for our community? Most recently, the answer came in the form of a natural element used in healing practices for over 2000 years: Silver Hydrosol. So all of our ingestible flower elixirs now contain Silver! Read more about the benefits here.
Bee Balm soothes the intense stress that occurs as a result of traumatic experiences. If not related to a traumatic event, this flower elixir helps us adjust to any kind of change or transition that disturbs the natural balance in our lives. It soothes the nervous system, allowing us to focus and be more lighthearted.
The Northern Green Orchid is a rare, terrestrial orchid only found in Iceland, Greenland and Akimiski Island. A powerful antidote for feeling invisible, it helps us treasure our own unique qualities when we feel our presence is not making an impact, or that our words are not penetrating. When we surround ourselves with people who don’t understand our potential, we may start to feel insignificant. Northern Green Orchid teaches us how to seek out environments that support the depth of who we are as spiritual beings.
Anjie Cho & I got to chatting about Feng Shui & flowers ... and realized that there was so many fun tips & info that we could share with you! So we hopped on an Instagram LIVE for a fun chat on how to bring in more love, connection & community through flowers & feng shui!
The Monteverde Rein Orchid is a terrestrial orchid that uproots subconscious fears of persecution, fear or panic. When we perceive ourselves as alone, weak or vulnerable, we get amped up into fight or flight mode. Rein Orchid softens our hypervigilance and fixation on details so we can feel comforted, safe and at home. Our minds release their grip on minutia, so we can attain a bird's-eye perspective.
Have you noticed any weird physical symptoms in the last few months? In response, we’ve created a new gem -- one I believe is one of the best offerings we’ve ever made. Sacred Body is infused with nine special flower & botanical remedies that harmonize the complex spectrum of your electromagnetic field, giving your beautiful, sacred body the support it needs.
Also known as the wild soybean, this tall yellow wildflower is found in the grassy fields of Yilan, Taiwan. The Taiwanese Wild Lily dissolves the habit of being too tight and rigid. When we hold on too tightly and repress emotions, we run the risk of becoming physically ill. Alternatively, we can learn to loosen up and release our tension. We can be like water and roll with the punches. Being fluid and flexible helps us experience more ease in everyday life.
One of the ways we know that the effects of flower essences are not a placebo effect is that animals show marked differences in their behavior while under their influence. Flower elixirs can be used for any emotional discomfort in pets — past trauma, separation anxiety, sibling jealousy, hyperactivity, sadness, or listlessness — offering effective support for shifting their emotional states.
One tiny little Johnny Jump Up popped up by itself one year in the backyard of our building. Knowing that flowers grow exactly when & where they’re needed, I jumped into action and made an essence of it. This pansy-like wildflower dissolves unworthiness, playing small and reluctance. When we have limited thinking, hide behind routines, and expect the very least, it magnifies our capacity to be more OUTRAGEOUS!
World peace begins with inner peace. Whether we’re conscious of it or not - our happiness makes other people happy! When we tap into our wisdom & grow, we inspire others to do the same. It’s a beautiful, energetically contagious phenomenon.
An interesting phenomenon happened this week that I’d love to share. First, I realized that there’s a blend in our collection that folks tend to be wary of -- because the flower on the bottle is somewhat scary. THEN people hear what the blend is for -- and steer clear of it. People have seemingly gotten more afraid of it since last year. This flower is ...
We now offer natural adaptogen soda syrups -- so you can make your very own natural (zero-sugar) soda and add flower elixirs to it! Which flavor sounds the yummiest right now? Cherry Cola with Reishi, Vanilla Cream with Astragalus or Root Beer with Chaga? They are all delicious!
The Coralroot Orchid grows at over 8500 feet in the high-elevation forest of Flagstaff, Arizona. This terrestrial forest orchid dissolves attachment to wanting to change, fix or save someone, and amplifies our openness to understanding another’s perspective. It helps us see that being nourished by our own divine nature means that there is nothing to be done, argued or positioned. We realize that our true area of influence and greatest responsibility is our own awakening, which instantly benefits others.
Wow, I was blown away by people’s responses to my post last week about comfort eating! There are so many kind-hearted, generous and smart people in our community. I learned a ton about nutrition and different practices and perspectives. And it helped me reflect in so many different ways and made me feel so loved and connected to so many people around this small world. Here are of ALL of the gorgeous responses I received via email and social media regarding my current challenge around comfort eating at night.
Ok, I’m gonna get real vulnerable here. One of my biggest challenges lately is comfort eating at night. I don’t snack much during the day because I’m working so much. But late at night before bed I start getting a craving for something. Usually dark chocolate -- or lately some kind of yogurt. On weekends, it’s salt & vinegar potato chips. I want to get to the bottom of this habit. If you’ve cracked the code -- and you know it’s about protein, or minerals, or whatever, let me know!
What feels juicy for you, right now? And are you making time for it? Read on for a quick exercise on how you can become more aware of how much time + energy you are putting toward following your "golden threads."
You don’t need to travel to Central or South America to experience a florecida, or fresh flower cleanse. You can create a similar flower-powered experience at home. First, decide what your intention is for the flower cleanse. Do you want to gain clarity on an issue? Magnify a particular quality in yourself? By being clear about what you want, you’ll be more open to recognizing the flowers that will provide what you are seeking.
Infused with flower essences for fearless pioneering + unfolding our vision, the Inner Knowing blend strengthens us to break through limitations, trust our inner visionary and see the future in a forward-thinking way. Here are 5 meditative practices to help you connect with your limitless potential.
Here’s something I’ve been exploring & contemplating -- and believe it’s worth sharing: FEARLESSNESS. How does that word feel inside you? What would you be like if you were absolutely fearless? As in … no fear arose within you for any reason. That would be incredibly empowering. In an effort to liberate more courage & fearlessness in the world with a little help from nature, I wrote a short blog post about flowers that dissolve fear.
Here’s the good news about flower essences for sleep: They work. Flower essences are effective and fast-acting, targeting the root causes of restless sleep, so that even chronic sufferers notice a remarkable difference in sleep quality within several nights.
The Starburst Flower is a tropical flower that dissolves patterns of feeling underappreciated and undervalued. It infuses us with a deep well of self-fulfillment, so we don’t look for external sources of validation. We experience greater autonomy and assuredness. Any part of us that feels impotent and ineffective transitions to feeling potent and powerful!
Flower offerings: what's the benefit & how do I do one? In short, making offerings of fresh flowers is a long life practice. You may also notice that it instantly transforms the way you feel -- and the way you perceive the world around you. Read more here on the various ways to do flower offerings.
The Taiwanese Celosia is a wild Amaranth that grows in tropical Asia. Its essence dissolves distraction, meandering thoughts, and beating around the bush. It helps us be more pointed, direct and targeted in not only how we express ourselves, but what we request both mentally and verbally. It helps us cut to the chase and get to the point; when we know what we want, we can create the life we want to live.
There may be times you’ll find one of those remedies that you just want to stay on for six months or more because it’s really helping you work through things. Consistent use over a long period of time can be very helpful in uprooting deep-seated patterns and behaviors.
Having worked with flower essences for over 15 years, I’ve observed that there are several methods of selecting flower essences that work for nearly everyone. Here are five different ways to select which flower essence to work with.
An indigo wildflower from the Grand Teton Mountains, Blue Penstemon dissolves loneliness and fear of missing out or being left behind. We feel more free to be matter-of-fact, down-to-earth and speak our truth with unabashed fearlessness and intimacy. Our ability to be aware and considerate of the multiplicity of circumstances around us is heightened.
Are you ready to stop playing small and unlock the full range of your creativity and potential? Here's an exercise inspired by the Shell Ginger flower essence, found in our new Inner Knowing blend, that is designed to open up your mind and bring in more freedom and creativity into your visioning.
Discover our different flower essence modalities & how to use them here. Traditionally, flower elixirs are taken internally (like a tincture) -- and we've pioneered new applications infused with aromatherapy: aura mists, anointing oils, balancing serums & bath salts.
Infused with a bouquet of the most exquisite flowers for inner wisdom and self-trust, this blend helps us take things one step at a time, trusting in our inner resources. Instead of looking outside, we can trust our capacity to envision and feel our way into it from the inside out. In projects or life goals where we cannot see the final outcome, we trust in our ability to discover and reveal our vision as it comes to us.
Moonstone is the perfect antidote for the wild craziness that so many of us are experiencing lately! It's the perfect encouragement to move though whatever is arising & meet all of our selves in the truest, gentlest, most authentic way.
A fascinating flower shape that looks like a bee or an embryo looking in the mirror, this tropical orchid helps us see ourselves reflected in another person. It fosters our capacity to be with intense emotions and face things head on. Experiencing a heightened sense of familial love or interconnectedness with others helps us look within and experience steadiness during intensity of emotion. It dissolves overwhelm, discomfort or perceived lack of safety. It helps us learn from each other and cherish growing with one another.
Also known as Dancing Ladies, this orchid is known as Lluvia de Oro in central Costa Rica: Rain of Gold. The essence of this orchid inspires boundless generosity, kindness and open-heartedness. It helps us open our hearts to the possibilities and surrender to the surprises of the present moment. It boosts our courage to extend ourselves and form new bonds of love.
Need some help picking out gifts for your loved ones this holiday season? The girls on the team put together personalized lists of their idea of the perfect LOTUSWEI present. We hope that this'll help you to choose what to gift a loved one or yourself this year!
Flower essences typically work on the mental, energetic & spiritual bodies -- but there are several flower essences that have physical benefits too! Here are several rituals & practices you can do with flower essences to experience relief from physical tension & muscle pain!
*FLOWER NERD ALERT* — I discovered something that can help us all move through challenges with more ease. Over the years, I’ve created several flower essence blends in a particular order & with specific dilutions of mother essence. Each blend has different characteristics, from foundational & acute to more ethereal & nuanced. I realized recently — that the different levels of blends offer a key, or unlock, to broader sets of patterns when taken in a particular way.
Infused with a bouquet of the most powerful flowers for bold acceptance and expressive freedom, this powerhouse blend helps us accept ourselves wholly, express and embody our full exquisite and beautiful self and to set firm boundaries with no pressure to be or act in a certain way. It allows us to express facets of ourselves that are challenging: magnetic, sexy or fierce. Reinforce the feeling that what makes you different, makes you beautiful, sensual and whole.
Radiance Orchid teaches us how to release tension and resistance around loss. It dissolves fear of getting hurt, missing out on something or separation/abandonment. When we let go of denial or fighting reality, we experience total acceptance of the way things are -- without grasping or clinging. We experience deep relief and a wildness to truly be ourselves, supported by a visceral sense of our own spiritual nature. We can tune into the ‘holy’ all around and within ourselves: our spiritual power.
In celebration of the launch of our new blend Open Heart, here are two of our favorite 3-ingredient beverage recipes to crack your heart wide open: Cherry Amaretto Kombucha Float & Hot Cherry Almond Coffee.
The great thing is that flower essences work together synergistically to target your current state of being from all directions! If, however, you want to hone in on a particular pattern or feeling you are experiencing and want to target the results from a flower elixir, you may decide it to be best to take one at a time. In this way, it can be a lot easier to track your results specific to that elixir.
Pink Melastoma expands our aura into greater warmth, compassion and gentleness. It helps us acknowledge and accept all parts of ourselves, even our shame, anger and self-perceived limitations. It helps us welcome our own true inner nature, as well as the sticky, rocky, edgy aspects of our character. Embracing the challenging, irritable parts of ourselves with love speeds up resolution.
Flower essences for open-heartedness. Awaken your raw, vulnerable, beautiful self. Engage with life. The timing is perfect. Push past boundaries & forge your own path. Nurture ideas. Embrace curiosity & wonder. Fearlessly dive into intimacy in all your relationships.
Purple Wishbone digs deep into what’s stored in our underbellies, pulls it up and liberates it from our mouths, dissolving fear of judgment. We are better equipped to face our fears of being exposed to aspects of ourselves or the underbelly of the world that contains deep, dark secrets. It softens our fears of danger, darkness and destruction, and removes the electrical charge from what we perceive as ‘scary’.
Moonstone is known for heightening our awareness of intuition and sixth sense perception. As if drinking an elixir of the moon, it balances yin/yang energies within us. Known for clarity of mind + focus, it can be particularly helpful for meditation practices and gaining insights about emotional patterns. It helps us connect with Mother Earth and experience patience during times of uncertainty.
The Taiwanese Azalea helps us see from a higher perspective: the moment we think we have it all figured out, something else arises. It dissolves the sense that there is only one way, or that what we want is unattainable, or too much to ask for. It helps us let go of holding back, so we can offer ourselves more generously to the world.