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What are the benefits of using flower essences? Let us tell you…

Flowers are like the antennae of Mother Earth. Reaching their roots deep down into the ground, they are inseparable from the Earth’s ecosystem of 4.8 billion years of wisdom and experience. Flower elixirs are liquid infusions of fresh flowers and consist of water that contains the bioenergetic imprint of the flower at its full bloom. Flower elixirs travel through our acupuncture meridians, like an acupuncture treatment without the needles. Different from essential oils, they do not have a scent and work energetically, enhancing our state of mind with more joy, love, peace and clarity. 

Flower elixirs are super simple to take ~ you can put five drops in your mouth, at least five times per day AND/OR you can put a dropperful in your water bottle and drink that throughout the day. Or you can use a mist, oil or perfume infused with flower elixirs + delicious essential oils! Incorporating flower elixirs into your life is an exquisite practice and literally takes a couple seconds each time! It’s one of the easiest fast-tracks to personal growth and fulfillment – whether used alone or with a meditation practice.

That’s why we are so excited to announce that we’ve joined LOTUSWEI in instigating a ripple effect of positivity + transformation ~ a Flowerevolution, as they like to call it. 

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Some of the benefits that regular users of flower essences experience are:

    • Eliminating old stuck patterns
    • Accelerating personal growth gently
    • Looking younger and more radiant
    • Attracting more ideal opportunities and people
    • Experience deeper personal insights
    • Initiate positive change faster and with more ease
    • Enjoy more fulfilling and joyful relationships
    • Experiencing more calm and ease, even in high-stress situations
    • Naturally experiencing Joie de Vivre (that’s Enjoyment of Life!)

If you’re thinking, how is all this possible with an infusion of a flower? I know, I know … I get it. I’m amazed by it every day. It’s total magic!

One recent scientific study showed flower remedies as highly effective at reducing environmental stress on the body (EMF’S from computer use + other electronics).

Another study showed a 50% reduction of prescriptions in pregnant women due to a drastic reduction of stress through flower essences.

And what LOTUSWEI has gathered from their own 15+ years of empirical research is that people most often feel a difference in their state of mind in as little as 3-5 days, if they’re using the recommended amount: five drops, five times each day.

If you have used our flower elixirs before, feel free to comment below about your experiences, so that others can learn from you + be inspired by you!

{{{If you want to go deeper into the subject of what happens when you take flower elixirs regularly + long term, we have this 10+ page PDF you can source more information from: 3 Phases of Transformation Through Flower Elixirs}}}

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How can flowers help to de-stree and rebalance our lives?

Every flower on the planet has a particular healing quality. We know this, because when we think of a Peony flower, it makes us feel very different than when we think of a Rose or a Daisy or Orchid. Each flower invokes a particular quality, feeling or state of mind within us. Even if we have not been aware of this before, we know this innately. 

Some flowers bring us joy, others invoke love, peace or even help us sleep more deeply. By spending time around these flowers, putting them in our environment or using their essential oils (aromatherapeutic) or flower elixirs (taken internally), it is possible to experience the specific healing qualities of flowers, even when we’re working indoors and in a stressful, urban lifestyle.

What are flower elixirs?

Imagine walking in a field of your favorite flower. Or burying your face in its petals. That feeling that you feel – whether in reality or through visualization – is indicative of the benefits and special qualities of that particular flower. Those qualities can be captured, collected and infused into water, Mother Nature’s greatest recording device. Water, like the shiny substate on CD’s or the magnetic strip inside cassette tapes, records information. In this case water can retain the special qualities of a flower. 

Flowers are the part of the plant used for the collection, because they contain the highest concentration of energetics within the plant. A flower elixir is a solar infusion of that flower in water, which can then be preserved and stabilized with alcohol. After several dilutions it can be taken internally or applied externally to enhance specific states of mind and over time, catalyze insights related to the teachings of that particular flower. 

In simpler terms, a flower elixir is a liquid infusion of a fresh flower that is so gentle that you can drink it. It’s a liquid so packed with the chi of the flower, that it instantly impacts your state of mind and enhances your energy and radiance. Taken consistently over time, it accelerates personal growth. I spent the last 15 years working with flower elixirs and observing their transformative effects on people. At a time when we are more distracted, fatigued and stressed than ever, flower elixirs not only help us be our best selves, but they also show us our full potential. 

What is the difference between flower essences and essential oils? 

Different from aromatherapy, flower elixirs don’t have a scent and they work through the acupuncture meridians. It is a liquid infusion of a flower or plant’s ‘chi’ or life-force, whereas an essential oil is distilled or extracted from the plant into a highly aromatic oil. 

Whereas essential oils require huge amounts of plant material for distillation, only a small amount of blooms are required for making flower elixirs, making it one of the most sustainable forms of natural remedies. Flower elixirs are hand-collected from flowers from the wild or in special gardens, following cycles of the moon and a dilution process; the final dilution no longer has any plant parts in it – only the energetic imprint or essence of the flower.

What’s the story behind why you created the LOTUSWEI?

I provided one-on-one flower elixir therapy consultations for over a decade. After so many years working with clients individually and seeing such amazing life transformations, I wanted everyone in the world to experience the same. Creating products was the only way to reach more people and create a huge worldwide ripple effect of positivity. 

What is your favourite thing about LOTUSWEI?

Our products totally + radically transform people’s lives. It’s more than skin deep + it’s more than smelling good. It’s even more than feeling good – it’s about dissolving self-limiting patterns + liberating your full potential. Flowers elixirs do that. Mother Nature is powerful. 

How do you source your ingredients?

We hand-collect our bio-energetic flower elixirs from around the world. We source our essential oils and other organic ingredients from suppliers that specialize in certified organics. 

Do you have a favorite product in your line? Why?

I love Inspired Action because I always strive to be 100% focused on the big priorities without getting wrapped up in low priority distraction. If I find myself getting too serious, I bring Joy Juice into my day. And I love rubbing Inner Peace Serum onto my feet before bed. 

In terms of taking them internally, we have a six-month online transformation program called the Flowerevolution so I’m usually taking whatever the elixir of the month is with the rest of the group.

What’s your personal mantra, motto, or ritual for when you feel drained?

Dark chocolate. Spending time in nature. Meditation or enjoying breathing. Just taking a minute to breathe outside and feel connected to the trees, flowers, earth and everything around me is a quick pick-me-up. I also like to remember the profound quality of life, how precious and fleeting everything is—that fills me with gratitude and brings tears to my eyes.

What is your business philosophy?

Every person counts. We care deeply for each person who comes into our community. We care deeply about the experiences and quality of products we create. Each of us as individuals is dedicated to our own personal growth and our evolution as a team. We’re joyful, playful, creative and visionary. With our hearts in the right place and a little strategy, the rest falls into place. I am constantly trying to find ways to push past my/our limitations – to be better each day in as many ways as possible.

How did Lotus Wei blossom from a dream to reality?

Lots of hard work and effort and love. I did almost ten years of one-on-one flower essence consultations/therapy before ever coming out with any products.

I also did a lot of meditation and work on myself, knowing that my business could only be as good as I was. I worked with my teacher’s flower essences for seven years before venturing into collecting my own flower essences. After putting in over 20,000 hours of work, I was continually shocked and the transformative results my clients were getting, and I realized I had to make products so that I could reach more people. In my practice I could only see 5-6 people per day and a lifetime of that was not going to reach enough people.

Around that time, I found out about a local resort building a flagship spa for the world’s largest hotel chain. I worked for three months formulating products without pay in order to land that opportunity. On the day they officially hired me, I was walking to my car after a meeting with them and found a cactus about to bloom. Finding it extremely auspicious, I came back at night and snuck on their property at 10:30pm – the cactus flower was in full bloom in the moonlight. I made an essence of it and vowed to infuse it into all the products, as a way to reach more people with the flower essences. I later found out that this cactus only blooms one night a year!

It was wildly successful—and as a result I scaled my business from one-on-one consulting to formulation, manufacturing, marketing, sales, education/training. Little by little, we created our own line of products, and since then we’ve gained a sort of cult following. What inspires us most is hearing stories from people all over the world about how their lives have literally been transformed through the regular use of our flower essences. We constantly get letters and testimonials from our customers about how their lives have changed as a result of the flower elixirs. You never know how your work will touch or impact others in subtle ways. 

Do you have a memory from childhood that connects you to what you have created today?

Yes, of course. I wrote about exactly that in my first book that’s coming out fall of 2016. I LOVED playing outside. I moved around a lot as a kid, so I lived in a variety of places, but everywhere I played around trees, flowers and nature. In my mother’s gardens in Minneapolis it started with the huge, ruffly peonies, bright fuchsia flowers, dangling bleeding hearts, aromatic lily-of-the-valley flowers and floating water hyacinths. I ran through the alleyways with the neighbor kids sucking the nectar out of the tiny bulbs on the wild honeysuckle flowers. In Michigan I picked blueberries, hunted morel mushrooms and marveled at the solitary lady slipper forest orchids and the carpets of white trillium flowers that looked like popcorn sprinkled on the forest floor. The deep forest waterfalls, massive sand dunes and expansive, crystal clear Great Lakes inspired me. Building tree forts was unsurpassed fun. In Wisconsin I climbed cedar trees and spent hours walking through the forest as my refuge. Nature connected me with a sense of something bigger than myself that I belonged to.

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KATIE HESS BIO: Katie Hess is a flower alchemist and the founder of LOTUSWEI, one of the world’s leading floral apothecaries. After 15 years of independent research of flower and plant-based healing, her flower-powered community is thriving in over 15 countries. Her transformative elixirs having been featured in O, The Oprah Magazine, The New York Times, The LA Times, Sunset, and Organic Spa Magazine. A lifelong spiritual seeker, Katie has studied meditation and mindful-awareness techniques with several Tibetan Buddhist masters, including the Dalai Lama and the Karmapa, Tibet’s next generation leader. Choose the flowers you’re most attracted to and find out what it means about you at: www.lotuswei.com.




Close Quiz

Which flower are you most attracted to?

Which ritual would you love so much you'd enjoy it 5 times each day?

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Flower Elixir

Enjoy nectar-like drops sublingually or in your water bottle.

Energy Mist

Mist yourself and let it rain down around your face and shoulders.

Balancing Serum

Luscious oil serum applied to your face and the back of your neck.

Transformative Perfume

Spritz your wrists, heart, hair, neck. Blend together and inhale.


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