|Frequently Asked Questions|
Please see our page, What Are Flower and Gemstone Essences?
"Everything that exists has a frequency. This includes essential oils, diseases, and even emotions. Fear, joy, passion, courage, health, devotion, empathy: each have a particular wave pattern. Stronger and weaker variations of the same emotions show up as the same pattern in a different octave. The essences come in at higher frequencies, in the presence of which the lower freqencies cannot exist. In the Star system of essences, you look for the frequency you desire. If you are feeling depressed- you can take, for instance, Pure Joy. It will generally move you out of that feeling. If you take Pure Joy when you are already happy- I have seen it make people all giggly... The essences work from the octave where you are and move you gently- and often (though not always) subtly."
"The most traditional way to take essences is orally, dropping the drops on or under the tongue from the dropper. There is faster absorption under the tongue, as there is a major meridian under the tongue that disperses the essence out to the entire meridian and chakra system... You can also put the drops in water and sip it. My first guideline for using essences: Take as directed (by your own divine director). Avoid touching the dropper to your tongue (or anything else). We don't want to grow things- like bacteria- in the bottle.
Essences work very nice topically, as well. They are absorbed through the skin by osmosis... Apply essences topically to any part of the body that is calling for comfort and support... Rub or drop drops on pulse points, the temples, wrists, behind ears... on forehead, back of neck, the bottom of feet... Put the essence on a cotton swab and pulse it in a stimulating rhythm, and sometimes go in a circular pattern... Rub in the palms of your hands and fan them through the aura.
Essences are very good in baths. Bathing with them (and essential oils- I like both) is awesome... You can mix essences in with the oils you are using for massage. (This is very powerful, and great for the massage therapist as well as the recipient, as the hands are absorbing.) Mix them with essential oils any time to add to their vibrational energies. You can put them into oils, potions, lotions and creams... The essences are great in misters and spray bottles. [We offer essence and essential oil blends in our Sprays and Mouth Mists, as well as Angel Drops.]
Chiropractors have reported that adjustments hold better when the person is using essences. Acupuncturists are getting good results by using the drops on meridians and pressure points, often on q-tips, instead of needles. Essences have been described as liquid acupuncture. They move energy."
"When taking a flower or gemstone essence, the worst that can happen is nothing and the most that can happen are miracles!"
"On a rare occasion, especially with very sensitive people, there will be an exacerbation of a situation, because of a need to see the patterns consciously before they are let go. One of the big things that drew me to flower essences after Nuclear Medicine, was the rare and beautiful blessing that there are no side effects or contra-indications with essences. Flower essences fulfill the first premise of the Hippocratic oath: 'Physician, Do no Harm.' And they help miracles abound."
"The number of essences to use varies. Sometimes I want a capella - a single note. Sometimes I feel called to take them in threes. Trilogies. Most folks agree that 5-7 are plenty- yet some folks want a whole symphony- and they go for dozens- and it seems to work for them. My feeling is that you want to choose essences that support one main issue- and use essences that will support that outcome- sometimes from many directions. (Thus more essences.) Work on the amount of issues that your nervous system would like to take on at once. (If you do more, it won't hurt you, it just takes time for your system to sort through and see what it wants and what to delete.) I like to have my basic Constellation that I take for sure every morning and evening, and then if I take other essences during the day- for some momentary reason- I still remember my Constellation that I am taking in a cyclical fashion."
"Taking essences with Regularity, Rhythm and Consistency harmonizes with the natural pulses of the universe. It helps us to tune into the natural cycles around us that affect us. Modern conditions have lessened our awareness of the natural cycles- and it is valuable to move back into sync. Choose specific times to take essences- especially right when you get up and when you go to bed. These are thresholds when the boundaries between body and soul are shifting- transition times. There is power in the cycle, in taking essences at the same times, regularly. The rhythm builds energy. Watch what happens when you take them on a regular, consistent, cyclical basis!
Take the essences more often rather than taking more drops, for more and faster results. You can take them as often as you like- with a minimum of 4 times a day suggested. You can't overdose. Essences are safe and self-regulating. The message I frequently receive is to take them often. The more I remember to take the essences, the more balanced I feel."
"Dr. Bach used to suggest 2 drops. I often squirt a dropper full under my tongue, and this works great. In taking vibrational essences, the number of drops matters and it doesn't matter. First of all- it is not about the volume. In that regard, taking one drop is the same as taking the whole bottle: it is just one dose. I have been guided to recommend 4-7 drops of the flowers and 7 drops of the gems [and Constellations]. And still, it isn't about the volume. It is about the geometry. As we get more refined in taking the essences, this goes on. Like if it is four drops of 2 plus 2 or four drops of 3 plus 1, etc. I'm going to leave it at that because I don't yet fully understand this part- and I know there is more to be revealed. It has to do with harmonic sequencing- where you take a certain number of drops in certain patterns at certain times. You will receive your own guidance on this... I know that the uses of vibrational essences are being taken to the next level- AND- let's keep it simple at the same time. Even though I know these special sequences work- and I have had profound experiences using them in esoteric ways- I also mostly squirt a dropper full in my mouth on the run- and the essences do magic for me all the time. It's magic- because what is magic? Learning to affect our own environment."
"It can be instantaneous. And, sometimes it can take several doses before things begin to shift. It can depend on how long you have been in the frequency you are trying to shift. And it doesn't have to. It is different for everyone."
"Sometimes I take them once- sometimes for several weeks and months. It can depend on how long I have been dealing with an issue. How rooted is what you are changing? Is it long-standing or short-term? It can take a while to be able to hold the new frequency. Things might improve and I might stop taking the essence- and then find I need to start taking it again- to get the frequency back. Take it until you can hold the frequency yourself. The length of time can depend on the strength of the disharmony. If you have had a pattern for a long, long time, it might take a little longer to shift it, and it may be valuable to continue to take a particular essence for a while in order to maintain a particular frequency."
Yes, you can take them in-between, before, or after meals, or inside or outside your eating schedule.
"Star Essences are compatible with any other modality you are using, and they will enhance and accelerate your healing process. You can use essences with any kind of medicine, be it occidental (allopathic) or alternative, complementary, Chinese, Ayurvedic, traditional or non-traditional. They can be taken with any other kind of medication with absolute safety. Essences are good adjuncts to any type of therapy and will hasten recovery. You can add them to other liquid preparations (i.e. herbal tinctures, skin creams) to broaden the spectrum of their effectiveness. They are successfully integrated with other modalities of health enhancement."
"First of all I will say that I am told there is less alcohol in a dose of flower essences than there is in a ripe banana- And, you can preserve them with other things. Apple cider vinegar and vegetable glycerin are tried and true. I use vegetable glycerin in the Happy Kid Constellation- and growing up, my granddaughters were so used to the ones with alcohol that they didn't like the super-sweet taste of the glycerin! [Other kiddos- and even some adults- love it.] We use full spectrum light by special request. That works really well so long as you don't introduce anything into the bottle that wants to grow."
The Star Essences are very stable. Their vibration is said to last seven generations. The rubber in the dropper, however, does not. For this reason it is best, when possible, to store them standing up. They are made in the sun, so sun does not hurt them.
The essences have alcohol in them to preserve them (as well as get them into your blood stream rapidly, and alchemically the alcohol represents fire). As long as you don't introduce anything into the bottle, they will remain good. That means not touching the dropper to anything, especially your mouth. Also, because of the alcohol, the essences will not freeze. There is no alcohol in the sprays, so they will freeze (and the bottle will probably break).
The essences don't really like to be "cooked"- like staying in a really hot car for long periods of time. I do keep Angel Spray or FAB Spray in my car, and the Angel Breath Mouth Mist, as well as whatever other essence I am taking at the time, because I seem to spend so much time in my car, having them right there reminds me to take/use them. Of course Santa Barbara, where I live, has a mild climate.
You can store the essences in the refrigerator. And this is definitely not necessary. You can put them around your house and they act like little crystals, sending out their beautiful vibrations. I like to keep some in my bathroom. I take Eternal Youth or Forever Young everyday. Put them where you will remember to take them, because the most important thing about essences is remembering to take them. Of course I always have some in my purse.
"I have had essences in my luggage go through X-Ray many times. These essences have proven to be very stable. Their efficacy remains. (I have never let a Mother essence go through X-Ray. I ask the authorities to hand search it and I tell them that it is Holy Water.)"
1 oz. Dosage essences are the most convenient- "no alchemy required"! They are ready to use (for immediate gratification), preserved with ratio of 20% alcohol to 80% Sacred Healing Water. We recommend Dosage for those new to Star Essence products (or essences in general), and for those who don’t choose to spend the time making their own Dosage bottles or blends.
½ oz. Concentrate essences are the most economical, and you can create your own Constellations (combinations) with them. They are preserved with a ratio of 50% alcohol to 50% Sacred Healing Water. 4-7 drops of Concentrate (in water, with or without a preservative) makes 1 Dosage bottle, and there are 300-380 drops in a Concentrate bottle! We recommend Concentrate for Practitioners (so they can make individual bottles or create unique essence blends for their clients), and for those who enjoy making their own Dosage bottles and blends for personal use. If there is a particular essence that you take regularly and know you will be using for some time, purchasing it in Concentrate will save you money as you can make roughly 60 Dosage bottles from 1 Concentrate bottle.
NOTE: Earth Balancing Trinity is a special case of a 1 oz. Concentrate, and makes up to 180 1 oz. Dosage bottles.
For detailed instructions on making Dosage from Concentrate, see the downloadable PDF, How to Make a Dosage Bottle from the Concentrate.
Constellations are combination essences. They are a blend of multiple essences (usually both flower and gemstone essences), synergistically formulated to address and assist with specific concerns. Constellations are only available in 1 oz. Dosage bottles (with the special exception of Super Immune and Vortex of Harmony, which are also available in Concentrate).