To make what we quite serendipitously call the Mother Essence (the first batch from which we can craft more), all you will need is:

  • Small glass jar

  • Mesh strainer

  • Scissors

  • Spring water

  • Organic alcohol or distilled white vinegar

Place your full bowl next to the flower before you pick any amount of them, and then begin to take the heads off of the stems very gently with clean hands and the scissors, as close to the base as possible, Begin to settle them into the bowl of spring water until there is an eve layer of flowers covering the surface.

In direct sunlight, let this flower essence sit and rest for 4 hours: overnight under the moon, is also beautiful but make sure it does get some sun too.

After this time, pour it through the strainer into a clean glass jar with alcohol or distilled white vinegar, at a 50:50 dilution. You may now label the bottle with date, name of the flower, moon phase if you wish and also any messages you that received.

eg. Lilac, Summer Solstice 2019, Waxing Moon, Be True to Self

This is your Mother Essence. To make a stock batch, add 10 drops of the mother essence to a 60 mL bottle filled with 50:50 spring water and alcohol or vinegar. To make a dosage bottle, add one drop of essence from the stock bottle to 15 mL bottle filled with 50:50 water and alcohol or vinegar.

The Mother goes a long way. Always.