Flower Power

So Ashley and I have been at the amazing and exciting Go Green Expo down here in LA for the last two days. Golden Path Alchemy’s got a great booth with a great big banner and we have been meeting and talking to tons of fellow go greeners about all the sweet stuff we put in the each and every product. There have been some kinda confusing questions coming up like:

“What is a Flower Essence?’
“Are Flower Essences the same as Essential Oils?”
“What do Flower Essences do?’
“What are Gen Elixirs?”

My own mother has asked me some of these very same questions. So I thought I would take this opportunity to clear it up a bit.

Flower Essences are vibrationally infused flower remedies made from living, organic, wild crafted flowers which have an affinity for addressing emotional and mental issues. They are similar to homeopathic remedies because they are diluted and potentized to increase their effectiveness. Dr. Edward Bach, an English homeopath, developed his own set of remedies in 1930 (Rescue Remedy being the most famous) and they have been used ever since.

Gem Elixirs are created using the same methods except gemstones are immersed in the water for a certain period of time to infuse the water with the energy and healing effects of the gems. Neither Gem Elixirs nor Flower Essences have and aroma.

Essential Oils on the other hand are aromatic volatile liquids distilled from flowers, roots, seeds, shrubs and trees. Aromatherapy is the practice of using Essential Oils to promote psychological and physical health. Essential oils have been used medicinally since 4500 BC. They are used to kill bacteria, viruses and fungi; stimulate the regeneration of tissue; and to oxygenate the cells. Essential oils have an affinity for the emotions as well because they are proven to affect the limbic system of the brain, which is the storehouse of the emotions. When an essential oil is released it stimulates the olfactory system (our sense of smell), which has an almost instantaneous effect on our sense of taste and the limbic system (our emotions, long term memory, behavior). The most common emotions affected by our sense of smell (and essential oils) are anxiety, fear, joy, depression and anger. Keep in mind that ADULTURATED OILS DO NOT HAVE MEDICINAL PROPERTIES. They must be pure!

I really encourage all of you to start experimenting with Flower Essences, Gem Elixirs and Essential Oils.
There are so many great books out there, just start simple. You’d be amazed how useful just one remedy can be.
If you don’t want to mess around with remedies yourself remember that certified aromatherapists and flower essence practitioners all Golden Path Alchemy products feature signature Flower Essence, Gem Elixir and pure, organic Aromatherapy blends.