• Image of Sister Spinster Flower & Gem Essences
  • Image of Sister Spinster Flower & Gem Essences
  • Image of Sister Spinster Flower & Gem Essences
  • Image of Sister Spinster Flower & Gem Essences
  • Image of Sister Spinster Flower & Gem Essences

I love flower and gem essences. If you have never tried them before these are great ones to start with. Read the descriptions below and if one of them causes you to stop and think or hits you in your heart, that is the one for you to try first. These hand-blended essences are created in Oakland, California by the lovely Liz of Sister Spinster.

A word from Liz:

"My favorite way to use flowers as medicines is in the form of flower essences. So what are flower essences? An old teacher of mine called them elixirs of life. They are a subtle water based flower infusion that is infused with brandy. They do not contain the physical constituents of flowers that we often rely upon in plant medicine. Instead the flower essences are inherently vibrational. Doctor Richard Gerber says in his book Vibrational Medicine, “The term vibration is a synonym for frequency and the only difference between dense matter, such as an antibiotic or a piece of wood, and subtle matter, such as a flower essence, is the frequency at which they vibrate. Subtle matter vibrates at speeds exceeding the velocity of light.” These vibrational essences do not follow the same laws as dense and physical medicines do and therefore can easily travel into the realm of emotion, soul and spirit.

I love making flower essences, it has become a powerful, healing ritual for me. When making an essence, I am capturing the most potent energy of a beautiful flower in its fullest bloom. A flower in full bloom is the ultimate expression of it's life force: all that it is and all that it knows. It is this vibration that I capture in water, a magical experience, under the trajectory of the sun or other significant astrological events (depending on qualities I want the medicine to contain). In this water the patterns, wisdom, magic, color, vibration and pure essence is held and then preserved in brandy. These medicines are harmonizing for us humans, as we often stay away from the truth that we are in fact, one with Nature. There is no separation for these plants, and this is the power and knowledge they have to lend us. By increasing the vibration of these plants in our bodies, we are able to increase our own truth and beauty and honor our fullest selves.

BLENDS (all 1 oz, preserved in a honey rose brandy):

GHOSTS-
A vibrational remedy that allows us to see only truth. Sometimes our truths are dark, but we all can walk through shadow with grace; deciphering what we need to release so we can better do our work in the world. Obsidian essence calls in the underworld and aligns us with our truest selves. Sacred Datura essence gives courage to let go of the secure while helping expand deep visionary states. The essence of Hemlock helps us release toxic or unwanted energy in our physical, mental and spiritual bodies. Smoky Quartz allows for a little light in the darkest places while aligning our bodies to the earth. All essences are in a base of wild-harvested rose and honey infused brandy. A good choice for those doing shadow work, personal healing or holding space for others.
To use: 3 drops 3 x a day or 3 drops on your pillow at night for visionary dreams

THIRD EYE-
A vibrational remedy that strengthens intuition and psychic powers. Apophyllite essence activates the third eye and crown chakras and enhances clairvoyance. Monkey Flower essence encourages trust in one’s own spiritual experience or guidance, calls in love-based spirituality. Essence of Globe Mallow allows us see ourselves very clearly while opening the heart chakra. Angelica essence aligns us with angels, guardian spirits and ancestors. All essences are in a base of wild-harvested rose and honey infused brandy.
To use: 3 drops 3 x a day or 3 drops on your pillow at night for visionary dreams

SATURN RETURN-
This remedy provides support through one’s Saturn Return. The essence of watery Willow, teaches rooted balance within constant ebb and flow. Self-Heal activates our commitment to self-care so we are better able to assimilate truth. Chia essence provides upward momentum towards a new level of understanding. Desert Lavender brings in calming energy to our spirits, promoting peace and self-compassion through the most extreme. Essence of Black Tourmaline roots us to the Earth while encouraging the release of toxicity from the physical, spiritual and mental bodies. Yarrow essence creates an energetic boundary, a safe container for us to do this work. All essences are in a base of wild-harvested rose and honey infused brandy.
To use: 5 drops 3 x a day or 5 drops on your pillow at night for visionary dreams

GROUNDING-
The consistent use of technology can overwhelm our spirits and leave us feeling disconnected from our bodies and the Earth. This is a vibrational remedy to protect our energies from this technological chaos. Yarrow essence is creating an energetic shield from unwanted energies. Essence of Chaparral allows us to cleanse psychic toxicity from our bodies, especially through dream work. Because our bodies are often objectified or exploited, the addition of Manzanita essence invites us to honor the spirit of the physical body. The essence of Tobacco helps us to connect to the earth through the heart chakra; encouraging connection to our deepest feelings in order to fully ground and be peaceful on this planet. Lady’s Slipper flower essence connects our spiritual work into our physical work in the world. Rose Quartz is the stone of love, healing heart wounds and releasing tension. Lastly, Amethyst is a stone of protection. The essence clears our energetic fields from negative influences and attachments.
To use: 4 drops three times a day or more when around technological triggers