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.
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.
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.
Star Flower allows us to not only recognize our special qualities but also to share them with the world. It helps us be fully comfortable with the best aspects of ourselves and to embody our inherent magic, beauty and radiance.
Sacred Datura is a desert moonflower that falls into the ‘poison cures poison’ category. Though toxic to the body in plant form, as a flower essence it actually helps us release toxins - mental, emotional, physical. It helps us cleanse energetic debris through the breath and boosts our lifeforce. We’re better able to sit with sadness, frustration, fear or overwhelm, until we reach the light at the end of the tunnel. Like bathing in moonlight, we transmute our ‘dark night of the soul’ into strength and wisdom.
Oak Creek is one of the most popular attractions in Sedona. Luckily, with so many places to dip your toes along the creek, you can often find a secret spot to enjoy by yourself. As we were river tracing & searching for flowers, we came across the totally rare Stream Orchid growing in abundance along the creek!
Digestive troubles can be the result of emotional issues, such as worrying, or physical causes, like food allergens or chronic conditions.Incorporate these flower essences into your daily regimen to get some relief!
To better understand which LOTUSWEI flower essences to use when and why, there are three different collections to consider: 1) Stabilization, 2) Exploration & 3) Liberation. Each collection has a range of intentionality of what it’s highlighting for us. Alternatively, if you want to give a loved one flower essences, this can help you figure out where to start.
Bonsai Plum Blossom enhances our ability to take risks. It inspires within us a gentle, motherly love that allows us to make mistakes, to fail and to be imperfect on the first try. It dissolves the desire for perfectionism, and eases tensions around fear of failure, judgement and criticism. Instead, we can explore with curiosity, and feel more free in our bodies. We can take continual risks outside of our comfort zone, because comfort resides within us.
Depending on which study you look at, between 5% and 20% of women experience painful periods that interfere with their daily life. Many turn to over-the-counter medications to relieve pain, but there are a number of flower essences and natural remedies that can help regulate your period. We've compiled this list so you can heal the root issues of your period problems for good!
Despite overwhelm or chronic fatigue from daily modern life, Running Iris dissolves our tendency to view our experiences as laborious or a drag on our energy. Rather than avoidance, isolation or feeling like ‘it’s all about me and how I feel', we’re able to authentically engage with others in a more meaningful and intimate way.Running Iris magnifies our ability to focus, and be aware, flexible and tolerant.
Magenta epidendrum teaches us to open our hearts and experience more ease, so everything can fall into place. Instead of shutting down and worrying that things won’t turn out, we can stay open to what is, dissolving resistance and fear of the unknown. We’re able to go right to the heart of matters and experience more meaningful connections with everyone + everything around us. There is no confusion - we are clear, direct + heart-centered, because we are at ease and open to what is.
If you are at a position in your life where you are really wanting to break down any hardness or resistance to receiving more / expressing more / or *being* more of yourself in this life … and ready to dive in and start breaking down & dismantling any framework or messaging in your cellular makeup around scarcity or lack - this threesome is the way to do it!
In the modern world, we’re often in a state of depletion and distraction. We cannot thrive because we’re constantly trying to meet our basic needs + find balance. Cacao helps us realize what we require in order to feel 100% nourished and taken care of, so we can feel replete and whole -- that our every need is met. When our needs -- even seemingly simple needs like eating, drinking, sleeping, resting, taking breaks, and getting fresh air -- are consistently met, instead of sacrificed, we can truly flourish and be prolific.
Mary Beth Kilinski is a clinical psychologist based in Rhode Island. In this guest post, she shares with us her TOP 5 flower essences - the ones she can't live without - both professionally and personally.
The Crown Flower emerged wildly by itself (without being planted) underneath our sign that says: Self-Arising Nature Center, blooming auspiciously in March, 2020. Its essence expunges our wildest fears so our wildest dreams can happen, purifying what prevents us from greater expression in the world. We can face our fears with equanimity and even a curiosity. We are neutral, poised and can experience freedom from dualistic extremes: right/wrong, black/white, good/bad. It dissolves worry and angst and helps us experience our own true self-arising nature.
Flower essences for expansion; fearless independence; freedom of expression; unapologetic beauty; prosperity; open and receptive presence; comfort with fear of the unknown; allowing things to fall into place; fuller realization of who we are as divine beings; ability to receive support and nourishment; forward thinking; experience more ease being in the spotlight; ability to take greater risks.
Unlock your power to speak with Crystal Clear, a one-of-a-kind lip balm infused with flower, creature and gem essences to help you express your truth, address priorities head on and speak freely about what’s inside of you.