Essences of Life
Essences of Life was born out of the current human awakening of the power of healing with essential oils from plants and flowers. Specifically, the Cannabis plant and the medicinal qualities of their amazing flowers and healing terpenes and its’ ability to heal the human body, mind and communicate with disfunction and disease within us, to relieve us and alleviate our pain and suffering.
These products were developed using the most pure, organically grown plants (Grown in the Swiss Alps) utilizing Cannibus Sativa and Indica strains, under pristine conditions and strictly controlled by using small batches, distilled in France with minimal processing and hand-crafted in California with essential oils from 15 healing plants to maximize the healing properties and support the THC and CBD elements in each product. Each salve, oil or spray is hand-mixed and quality checked to be sure you are receiving the very best medicine that nature can provide you for your wellbeing. Our goal is to heal you naturally, giving you relief from pain and the ability to control your life-force through Mother Nature.
Awakening the Natural Healing of Plants & Flowers
I have been interested in healing plants and flowers since I was a child in the woods of upstate New York. Left on my own, the woods were teaching me of the wonders and secrets of the plants, trees and mosses that I made my home in the spring, summer and fall each year. The knowledge of the old ways of healing with nature, plants and flowers began at age 15 and arrived with the discovery of ancient wisdoms from native American remedies and books of elixirs and herbal recipes. Many were handed down from mother to daughter in almost every culture and language. The University library shelves held worn & torn books of herbal recipes from early tribal cultures, the Maori, the Aboriginals, the Hawaiians, the Tahitians and the early Indian and Asian cultures all embraced natural medicines utilizing roots, teas, tinctures and many of the same plants with variations of species dependent on local environment and terrain. All of these teachings are accessible in our historic references, which were studied by early healers, many of them doctors of science, and many more were women. Women were the gatherers and were the healers of their tribes and knew of natures secrets of the forest and it’s plants.
Before the dark ages, ignorance, religion and politics descended upon women healers in our society and stopped natural healing from taking its due course of utilizing the power of nature for medicines. Inherently, women knew all plants, herbs, trees, flowers and even dirt & clays were used in one form or another in salves, balms, teas, tinctures, poultices and elixirs to heal humanities ills. (Earth in the form of clays are used by Indian Aryvedic healers even today in powerful healing of bodily disease and is now recognized globally as a medical treatment).
Women were the gatherers of nature’s plant medicines and who have carried on these traditional ways of healing with plants, flowers and natural herbs with many of their uses still used today to create current medicines. This is evidenced by the power of flower essences back to the 16th Century and French parfumeries who knew the value of these scents and essences. French Aristocracy placed great value on fine essences and several Kings of England were known to have possessed their own private “Aromatherapy collection of flower and plant essences” that kept them safe during the Black Plague epidemic therefore, recognizing the healing abilities of flowers and plants throughout human history.
In the 30’s English Homeopath, Edward Bach studied and created hydrosoles from flower dews and eventually to the current distillation process used today to create extractions from plant and flower materials for the current “aware & educated” society of healing methods and practices. Our past history with plants & flowers are very much relevant to Aromatherapy and the reawakening or resurrence that is occurring today to embrace these natural practices of healing.
Plants, herbs, trees and flowers have existed on this planet for over 380 million years and have adapted slowly to become their current species with intentional abilities and an inherent “intelligence” to communicate and heal us. We are all organically connected to the Earth and to these live plant and flower species. In rediscovering this connection with Mother Nature’s medicine, we have realized that our bodies have developed genetic ‘receptors’ that can process and interact with plant elements, as is obviously part of the natural plan of Mother Earth. We just need to listen.