A flower essence is a liquid infusion of fresh flowers.
Recent studies have shown that bees are attracted to the energy in flowers, rather than their colours or fragrance. The research, completed at University of Bristol, showed that flowers emit electrical impulses. Bees are then able to detect the vibrations of different flowers. For instance, if a flower is full of nectar, it emits a different vibration compared to if it is empty.
Flower essences capture this bioenergetic imprint of a flower, which positively interacts with your bodies energy field. The effect? Depending on their purpose, flower essences can restore balance, encourage flow, inspire creativity or invoke kindness. Incorporating flower essences into your functional fragrance is a gentle form of natural healing. Katie Hess in ‘Flower Evolution’ states that flower essences, “travel through the acupuncture meridians, like an acupuncture treatment without the needles.” The deep healing is generally subtle at first, but after consistent use, results are astounding. Unlike essential oils, they do not have a scent.
Bach flower essences may sound familiar. The most well-known Bach flower essence is Rescue Remedy, a natural stress reliever. At Perfume Playground, we have a full range of Bach flower essences, Heart2Shine vibrational essences, Australian Bush Flower Essences and NZ First Light Essences
We have joined forces with Heart2Shine vibrational essences in the past, to create a powerful fragrance incorporating their ‘Peace’ vibrational essence. Zoe Alexander, creates her essences in collaboration with nature and spiritual forces. By adding peace essence into the fragrance, it became a biodynamic companion to personal relaxation rituals. To be applied before yoga, listening to music or meditation.
Whether the idea of positive vibrations and flower essences resonates with you or not, setting an intention with a fragrance by adding a flower essence is a beautiful way to enhance its function.