Bring your garden to life with flower essences

Brandy Oswald

Plant love

Spring has officially sprung! It’s that time of year when many of us lace up our boots, grab our gloves, and take to the backyard to begin work on our gardens. We rake and dig and plant, hoping to be snacking on our favorite veggies in just a few short weeks. For many, it’s also a time to start prepping the vibrant floral gardens that will greet us in the height of summer. Ahh, what a beautiful time of year!

Sometimes though, despite our best efforts, things don’t go according to plan. Certain crops don’t come in as intended. Some years your favorite flower might never let you peek at its radiant petals. This year, doesn’t have to be like that. Here at Star Essence, we’re bringing you a whole lotta plant love in the form of, well, our beloved Plant Love essence blend.

Whether you’re looking for essence support from germination to cultivation, or simply looking to revive a not-so-healthy plant - this blend was made for you (and your gardens too!).

Infuse your garden with life and love this spring with the help of our Plant Love essence blend. Plant Love is a unique formula of essences that act as soul food for plants, helping healthy plants thrive and not-so-healthy plants bounce back to life.

Plant Love essence blend features:
  • Anchoring Light for groundedness and planetary light work
  • Nature Communion for heightened connection to the natural world and increased fertility
  • One Heart for unity, high frequency, and love
  • Be Nurtured as a plant-based mother’s milk offering loving support and nurturing
  • Willow  for easy adaptability
  • Emerald for physical strength and health
  • 24k Gold for immunity and strength
  • Poppy Jasper for a deeper connection to earth and animal energies


How to use Plant Love in your garden:

Option 1 - Put 3 drops in a triangle around the plant, a Plant Love trilogy of sorts.

Option 2 - Add 3 drops of Plant Love in the shape of a triangle to a bucket of water, along with any other plant nutrients you wish to use, and stir 11 times in an infinity (8) pattern.

Option 3 - Add Plant Love drops to the water of your cut flowers. They will love it!

Option 4 - Use Plant Love throughout the seed germinating process

For general plant health, use once a week. If the plant is ailing it might want the energetic plant elixir more often - every other day, or perhaps even more frequently.

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Spring Cleaning - Powerful ways to ditch negative energy this spring

Brandy Oswald

spring cleaning

Growing up the change from winter to spring was also met by many changes right at home. It was the time of year when my mother would scurry around the house to perform her yearly spring cleaning. Winter sweaters and jackets were placed in tote bins and moved back down to the basement. Thick, heavy drapes were replaced with bright, sheer linens. Cabinets were cleared and closets were cleaned, oh were the closets cleaned!

As a household we lightened our load every spring. As the heavy clothes retreated to the basement and the mountain of clothes that no longer fit were donated to Goodwill, our physical load lightened - and so did our family energy. Suddenly, life seemed lighter, brighter, and full of ease. Any dark, negative energy lingering from the dark winter days was swept away along with the rock salt on the boot trays.

Now that it is officially spring, I’ve been thinking - What does spring cleaning look like for me?

The truth is that I crave simplicity, which is why I don’t have many excess things at home. For this reason, spring cleaning doesn’t necessarily look like a complete closest reassessment. Instead, spring cleaning for me is more about reevaluating the energies in my life. It is becoming intentional about which energies no longer fit and letting them go. It is also about recognizing which energies feel really wonderful and allowing them to move to the front of the energy closet, so to speak.

This year, spring cleaning for me is less of a closet conundrum and more of an energetic evaluation. If you’re looking to trade the closet redesign for an energetic overhaul, Star Essence has a few powerful essence blends to guide your spring cleaning.

Reach for our Shield of Light essence blend to enhance harmonic frequencies around you so that nothing disruptive can enter your field. This one is especially beneficial when visiting places with potentially harsh energy where one desires to be of service without being adversely affected.

Looking for an elixir of light this spring? Vortex of Harmony is for you. This essence blend supports the matrix of light within and around us to keep our vibration aligned with peace, well-being, and the highest good. This formula promotes an elevation of thoughts to move us out of fear and negativity and into higher vibrations. Vortex of Harmony also offers protection from outside influences and supports remaining in balance as external occurrences take place.

Get creative with your spring cleaning

Of course you can take these essences orally, which is the most traditional way to use them. However, it can be fun to get creative and use the essences in new and exciting ways this spring. Try adding Shield of Light and Vortex of Harmony to your favorite room sprays to clear negative energy while you clear unwanted odors. Place a few drops of essences in cleaning solutions to simultaneously eliminate germs and negative energy. One of my favorites is to add essences to bathwater and soak in a warm pool of positive vibes!

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Staff Picks - Top 5 Flower Essences for Spring

Brandy Oswald

Lilac Flower EssenceIt’s official - Spring has sprung! Despite having lived in the northeast region of the United States for my entire life, I have never grown fond of the chilly, dark winters. Throughout the winter months you can find me daydreaming of barefeet, beach days, and warm sunshine on my skin. Each year as spring arrives I notice my energy begins to shift. Optimism, joy, and a rekindled connection to nature flow back into my life. 

As we move into one of my favorite times of year, I am excited to bring you my Staff Picks - a round-up of my favorite flower essences for spring. It’s all about letting go of darkness and moving into the joyful light of spring. Are you ready? I know I am! 

Brandy’s Staff Picks - Top 5 Flower Essences for Spring


1. Complete with the Past 

What happens in winter, stays in winter? Not quite, but with our Complete with the Past lilac flower essence you can leave winter behind you, while embracing a balanced connection with your past. This is also a great essence for slowing down and taking it easy. Yes, please! 

2. Nature Communion

In truth this Andean orchid essence is one of my favorite flower essences for every season. There’s no wrong time of year to connection with nature and harness its beautiful energy. However, while plants and wildlife tend to lie dormant in winter, spring ushers in a season of joyful rebirth. As the world around you comes to life, use the Nature Communion essence to fully connect to the energy of the natural world. This essence is especially great when spending time in nature. Think - camping, gardening, hiking, and more!

3. Pure Joy

Promote renewed enthusiasm this spring with the Pure Joy orange blossom flower essence. This essence supports moving into spring with joy and elation - and maybe some barefeet and sunbathing!

 4. Purification

It’s time for spring cleaning! From our closets to our diets, many folks use the spring season as a time to cleanse and purify our bodies, homes, and lifestyles. The Purification Peruvian flower essence is perfect for promoting balance during the cleansing process. Happy spring cleaning!

5. Otter Delight

Okay, so this one isn’t a flower essence, but I couldn’t help myself. The Otter Delight animal essence so wonderfully encapsulates the playful spirit of the Giant Amazon River Otter, infusing those who use it with a sense of joyful play. The perfect addition to spring!

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Astrology & Essences - Unique Pairings for Aries

Brandy Oswald

The vibrancy of spring ushers in the season of energetic, devoted Aries. Our Aries friends, born approximately March 21 to April 19, are strong natural born leaders with a beautiful capacity to care deeply for others. As one of the passionate, temperamental fire signs, Aries tends to crave adventure, action, and often serve as a source of inspiration for others.

Occasionally, this strong, energetic fire sign can become impatient, self-centered, and impulsive. They want to keep the fire burning bright and living in the realm of action!

For both the highs and the lows, the good and the bad, there are flower and gemstone essences that are perfect for Aries. Every vibrational essence uniquely addresses particular emotional states or tendencies. It is for this reason that essences pair so well with the astrological world. Essences harness the relationship between the frequencies of the human body (emotions, thoughts, and spirit) and the frequencies, or vibrational energy, of the natural world. Similarly, astrology explores the relationship between the frequencies in our bodies and the frequencies of the planets. While it might seem that essences and astrology are unrelated, they both address the energetic relationship between nature and the human body. For this reason, vibrational essences offer powerful support for each of the zodiac signs.

Aries, let’s raise your frequency and get you vibrating at an all-time high!

Below are a list of Star Essence flower and gemstone essences to help support the positive characteristics of your sign and additional essences to help counter any undesired Aries characteristics.

How it works:

Essences listed next to positive characteristics work to support and encourage the associated positive trait. Essences listed next to less desirable characteristics work to counteract the associated trait.


March 21 to April 19

Fiery, passionate Aries, you bring warmth and excitement to the transition from winter into spring. You showed up to life as a natural born leader; strong, dynamic, and ready for action. Support your vibrant energy with our Pure Joy orange blossom flower essence, while enhancing your leadership abilities with our Solar Power sunflower essence.

For those times when you feel impatient reach for our  Deep Breath eucalyptus flower essence. Release self-centered tendencies and better serve those you lead with our Cooperative Service Humboldt Lily flower essence. 

Essences for Aries Qualities:

Enthusiastic ~ Eternal Youth, Pure Joy (Orange Blossom)

Dynamic ~ Spunky (Heart-leaved Penstemon), Fire Opal

Leader ~ Male Strength (Agave), Solar Power (Sunflower), Diamond

Strong ~ Echinacea Energy (Purple Cone Flower), Strength and Chi (Fava), Bloodstone

Impatient ~ Impatiens, Deep Breath (Eucalyptus), Holy Harmony Spray

Headstrong, Impulsive ~ Vervain

Self-Centered ~ Cooperative Service (Humboldt Lily), Light Codes of Unification


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11 Must-Have Flower Essences for Spring

Brandy Oswald

Star Essence - 11 Must Have Flower Essences for SpringSpring is here. We’ve made it through another winter. We are saying goodbye to sun deprivation, seasonal sadness, and lethargy. It’s time for cheerfulness, cleansing, and rebirth. Oh, spring, how we love you so!

One of the most beloved aspects of spring is the rebirth of gorgeous flower blooms. Their vibrant colors and tantalizing fragrances making us fall even deeper in love with this beautiful season.

And, that’s not all…

There are, in fact, quite a few flower essences that can help us experience more joy this spring. Cheerfulness, check. Clarity and cleansing, of course. Rebirth and graceful transitions, without a doubt. There’s even something for all the spring allergy sufferers out there.


Looking to experience more cheerfulness and enthusiasm this spring? Ready to rise above any lingering winter blues? We’ve got you covered. Give the following flower essences a try:

Star Essence Flower Essences - Spicy VitalityStar Essences Flower Essences - Pure JoyStar Essence Flower Essences - Be Happy

1. Pure Joy

This is our orange blossom flower essence. It’s perfect for cultivating a sense of elation and euphoria. You may have even seen this one added to cocktails and mixed drinks. That’s because it is a great addition to fun, fruity beverages, creating a delicious joy tonic.

2. Be Happy

If you’re looking to choose happy, positive thoughts this spring, our Be Happy essence is the perfect essence for you. Be Happy is our st. john’s wort flower essence. It aids in choosing thoughts that feel good, releasing worry, and bringing more radiant light into your life. This is a great addition to your wellness routine, especially for those who are feeling the effects of winter’s sun deprivation.

3. Spicy Vitality

This one is for all our feisty fans out there. This nasturtium flower essence is great for those looking to spice things up this spring. This essence is all about cultivating joy, exuberance, and emotional zest. Add this to your life this spring and you’re guaranteed to sparkle.


Spring, unlike any other time of year, is characterized by cleansing, decluttering, and purifying. Mind, body, home - whatever it is - this is the time of year to cleanse and declutter. Here are some of our favorite flower essences to support spring cleaning:

4. Pure and Simple

Just as the name implies our rose mallow essence is perfect for simplifying your life and allowing you to purify and release clutter with ease. Use this essence to clean, streamline, and simplify your mind body, and home.

5. Purification

Our Andean mint flower essence is a great addition your spring cleanse as it promotes balance during times of purification and cleansing. It is also wonderful for supporting a positive outlook.

6. Crabapple

Despite it’s name, our crabapple essence is not for those looking to fend off a crabby attitude. This crabapple essence is, however, the perfect support for cleansing and detoxifying. It is the essence of all things clean and pure. And, it’s great for fighting off any lingering winter colds.


With spring cleaning comes mental clarity. All that work you put in to cleaning your house, your body, and your mind ushers in a mental clarity that is somewhat unheard of during that winter months. Embrace the natural mental clarity that comes during the spring season.

7. Clear Head

This is an essence that will release tension in the head, keep you cool and relaxed, and infuse your life with clarity.


If summer is the season of maturation, fall the season of aging, winter the season of death and hibernation, then spring is without a doubt the season of birth. It is in spring that nature gives birth to beautiful flowers and vegetation, but it is also the perfect time of year for us to give birth to new ideas and to experience vitality and rejuvenation. 

8. Eternal Youth

This is Andean orchid essence promotes regeneration, rejuvenation, and rising above disease and aging. Ready to be playful? Ready to experience the joy of your inner child? This is the essence for you.


With the overwhelming rebirth that occurs during the spring season comes a time of transition. As with the change of any season it can be difficult to embrace change and feel balanced and grounded. Often with spring we feel so excited that we become easily distracted and lose our balance. It happens to us all. Here are some essences to rebalance and refocus.

9. Graceful Shift

Our Graceful Shift fennel essence allows us to experience change with ease and is the perfect essence for grounding back down this spring.

10. Sweet New Beginnings

This gorgeous pink jasmine essence enhances clarity and ease with new things, while allowing us to remain balanced throughout these new times,


Lastly, we can’t forget about our allergy sufferers out there. While spring is a gorgeous season of vibrant, fragrant flower blooms, they leave some of us suffering from pesky seasonal allergies. Try our

11. Recharge and Nourish

Recharge and Nourish nettle essence is the perfect flower essence to re-energize and reduce allergies this spring.

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