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Woodland Essence Flower Essences hold the vibration of the Forest, along with the individual nature of each tree, shrub and forest floor flowers. The deep wisdom, strength and healing of these beautiful flowers offers us support and love in our personal and planetary evolution.

Flower essences are one way to enjoy and embrace the spirit of a plant. In taking an essence you are opening to the particular gifts and healing vibrations of that flower and plant. The healing can occur on any level: physical, emotional, mental, spiritual. Flower essences act as gentle reminders to guide us in our unfolding, developing our own essence along the way!

Flower essences may be taken orally 4-7 drops, 2 or more times a day. You may take drops straight from the flower concentrate or prepare a dosage bottle for yourself. To prepare a dosage bottle – fill a 1 ounce bottle with pure water (spring water is very nice!); then add 2-4 drops from a flower concentrate (also know as the stock bottle). Shake well, tapping the bottle on the palm of your hand as your shake. This potentizes your essence. Adding a little brandy or vinegar will preserve this dosage essence.

You can also place the drops from the concentrate into a glass of water before taking if you are sensitive to alcohol. These versatile essences can also be added to the bath, massage oils, salves, herbal tinctures, creams and lotions.

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Tree Flower Essences

   The Northern Trees, hardwoods and evergreens, stand tall and graceful, rooted in the Earth as their branches reach for the sun.  Ancient, and carrying a resonance of the land and wild forest, the Tree Essences of the Northeast embody and offer a deep, grounded strength and core revitalization that nourishes and encourages one’s inner resources needed to meet life’s challenges.  They also powerfully connect us to this northern land, promoting a sense of place and belonging.  Each tree has a unique pattern and resonance that has developed over long years.  You may find yourself called to one whose essence can support you on your path at this time. 

                                              “ Tall trees call me to the woods to find a gentle healing and peace of mind,

                                                             Patiently they stand, gracing the land, holding earth and sky,

                                                                        reminding me why……Tall trees call me…”

Woodland Trees II

Individual 1⁄2 oz. stock bottle $ 8.00  ~  Boxed sets of 9 Essences $65.00

Full Woodland Essence Collection (Includes all 6 sets) $350.00 *postage paid*

BLACK CHERRY - (Prunus serotina)  Encourages Creativity and Artistic expression. Helpful during times one feels "blocked" in working on a creative project- writing, painting, sculpting...opens one to inspiration and new energy.
LARCH - (Larix laricina) Self confidence. Releasing self-doubt.  Use for performance anxiety - musicians, athletes, actors, etc.
LINDEN - (Tilia americana) Calming emotional turmoil
RED MAPLE - (Acer rubrum) Life affirming vitality. Sensuality.

SUGAR MAPLE - (Acer saccharum) Nurturing. Mothering. Reconnection to the Divine Mother. Sweetness of Life. 

Use for mothers post-partum.

GOLDEN BIRCH - (Betula lutea) Brings light and understanding where there is confusion and discord. Offers hope in times of despair/depression. Also, enhances meditation and mental clarity.
WHITE ASH - (Fraxinus americana) Core integrity. Standing in one's truth.
WHITE CEDAR - (Thuja occidentalis) Protecting and purifying.  Releases negativity. Clearing.
BALSAM FIR - (Abies balsamea) Balance. Grounded with inspiration. Uplifting. Clears negativity.


The Original Woodland Tree Set (Tree I)

Individual 1⁄2 oz. stock bottle $ 8.00  ~  Boxed sets of 9 Essences $65.00

Full Woodland Essence Collection (Includes all 6 sets) 350.00 *postage paid*

ASPEN, QUAKING - (Populus tremuloides) Mother Courage, Strong heart. Doing what needs to be done. Breaking the path, the ice. Beginning. Fearlessness in the face of the unknown. Understanding of and easy connection with subtle planes.
BLACK BIRCH - (Betula lenta) Gracious. Sharing one's essence without fear of rejection, hurt, etc. Getting in touch with one's inner radiance.

RED CEDAR - (Juniperus virginiana) Courage. Strength. Wisdom. Ability to draw on our deepest inner resources when we need to. Trusting the 'wise one' within. Accessing ancient memories, from present and past lives.

FLOWERING DOGWOOD - (Cornus florida) Finding the elegance in simplicity. Releasing the need of ownership. To help break attachment to the need for material possessions. Also for those who desire a more graceful way to move through life.
HAWTHORNE - (Crataegus spp.) For protection of the heart. For those situations one finds disorienting, uncomfortable or when one needs to deal with those of opposing mind, thought or action.
EASTERN HEMLOCK - (Tsuga canadensis) Easing one through the process of change and personal transformation. For guiding one through a shift in awareness/consciousness. Support through the changes that are ahead - personal and planetary.
SASSAFRAS - (Sassafras albidum) Appreciating one's uniqueness and inner gifts, and offering them from a place of self-love. For learning self-love.
SCOTS PINE -(Pinus sylvestris) For guidance in searching for the right path of direction in one's life. Helps one find the strength to continue. A supportive guide in seeking the inner mysteries of life. Please note- this is NOT the Scots Pine product Stephen Buhner mentions in his book, The Vital Man. That product is Scots Pine Pollen Extract which is listed under Herbal Products.
WHITE PINE - (Pinus strobus) Offers it's essence as the Foundation of ancient wisdom to help us remember how to "put the pieces back together.". A guiding light to illuminate and support one's re-membering. Stability and balance in thought and action.

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Shrub Flower Essences

     The Shrubs of the Northeast woodlands tuck themselves in among the trees, forming more of a social network by streams and trails, some moving into forest clearings and fields searching for sunlight. Their flowers call to us, often at eye level, inviting us in to touch and smell, to enjoy their beauty and essence.  This group of essences supports us in the ways we share, network and connect in our social lives- in our relationships, families and communities.  Each of these Shrub Essences offers a particular quality that may help support and nurture the healthy development of personal connections on all levels. 

                                 “  All the Spirits of the Trees- are calling me in the breeze that blows- through the woods…

                                   Hearkening us to come- and feel the healing in the song that’s sung- through the woods…”


Individual 1⁄2 oz. stock bottle $ 8.00  ~  Boxed sets of 9 Essences $65.00

Full Woodland Essence Collection (Includes all 6 sets) $350.00 *postage paid*

ARROWWOOD - (Viburnum dentatum) Clarity of direction and purpose. Purity of intent. Guiding one straight to the heart of the matter.
BARBERRY - (Berberis vulgaris) Aids one in accepting and assimilating all aspects of life, the bitter and the sweet. Seeing the grace and beauty of all life's experiences.
BEACH PLUM - (Prunus maritima) Appreciating the finest essence of life. Developing a finer tuning of the five physical senses as well as psychic abilities. Opening to the Angelic/Spiritual realm.
ELDER - (Sambucus canadensis) Infused in the radiance of a Summer Full Moon. Holds the joy and exuberence, the magic and mystery of the plant spirits. Offers protection on the etheric and spiritual planes. Essence of starlight!
HOBBLEBUSH - (Viburnum alnifolium) Brings balance on many levels. To help one take the time to relax, enjoy, let go. When there seem to be too many things that need to be done. Reminds one of healthy priorities and releasing the need to always be doing/accomplishing.
MOUNTAIN LAUREL - (Kalmia latifolia) Support, guidance and protection in those times of confusion and struggle. Helps one see a way through the tangles. For balance and clarity when faced with difficult decisions.
WILD AZALEA - (Rhododendron roseum) Confidence and self assurance when called upon to share one's abilities and talents. Enhances perception of time; knowing when to act and when to be still.
WILD ROSE - (Rosa multiflora) Assists one in finding a healthy balance between activity and relaxation. For those who try to over-form their lives; adds a sense of relaxing into the essence of the moment!
WITCH HAZEL - (Hamamelis virginiana) Warm glow. Uplifts the spirit. Holds the light of hope and promise in times of doubt and anxiety. For those who experience winter depression.

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Forest Floor Flower Essences


Most Forest Floor Flowers emerge in the early Spring light, boldly pushing up thrugh the tawny leaf cover, the trees standing

naked in the warming sun.  Known as Spring Ephemerals, these woodland flowers emerge as bright lights in a season of

hope and rebirth.  And these are the gifts they offer us- touching our souls in times of darkness or confusion, when we

have lost our faith, our way, or have become discouraged; they offer us the gifts of renewal- of purpose, light and joy!

" The sunlight patterns all I see, my spirit opens wide....and on the breeze- a flower's scent,

upon it my heart rides...."

Individual 1⁄2 oz. stock bottle $ 8.00  ~  Boxed sets of 9 Essences $65.00

Full Woodland Essence Collection (Includes all 6 sets) $350.00 *postage paid*

DWARF GINSENG -(Panax trifolius) Integration. Understanding how and why the experiences of our lives create a wholeness of self, family and community. Seeing how our choices create our reality.
GAYWINGS - (Polygala paucifolia) Joyful purpose. Moving through doubts and fears to pursue one's dreams. Putting oneself "out there" with a sense of freedom and direction. "Going for it!".
GOLDTHREAD - (Coptis groenlandica) Appreciation of the small miracles of each day, as one discovers life's treasures where one least expects it! Restores a sense of delight and inner radiance.
PAINTED TRILLIUM - (Trillium undulatum) Helps one make decisions from one's heart space, while understanding the far-reaching effects of one's choices and actions.
PURPLE CLEMATIS - (Clematis verticillaris) Tender support for those who have experienced a deep hurt. Assists one in reaching out for help rather than shutting down and moving deeper within. Trusting a slow and gentle healing process.
STARFLOWER - (Trientalis borealis) Assists one accepting and embracing one's shadow self/dark side. For those who fear the dark. Offers protection from negative influences as it brings the light of hope into one's life.
UVA URSI - (Arctostaphylos uva-ursi) Nurtures the feminine, the vessel of creativity, the deep, dark void from which all life flows. Helps one to access the healing and creative powers of the deeper resources within. Physically - for healing the ovaries.
WILD LILY OF THE VALLEY - (Maianthemum canadense) Helps one create a healthy sense of priorities, remembering what is really important. For bringing joy and exuberence into one's life. For those who take life all too seriously - helps one to lighten up!
WILD SARSAPARILLA- ( Aralia nudicaulis)- Encourages perseverance and endurance in times of struggle. Flexibility, fluidity, tenacity of spirit as one moves forward, trusting the correct path ahead. Helpful when one has experienced a loss or “failure”~ to shift out of shame into re-directing energy in a positive direction.


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Chakra Flower Essences

                          An inspired selection of nine flower essence combinations for opening, realigning and enhancing

                                                                           the strength and vitality of the following Chakras:

Individual 1⁄2 oz. stock bottle $ 8.00  ~  Boxed sets of 9 Essences $65.00

Full Woodland Essence Collection (Includes all 6 sets) $350.00 *postage paid*

First Chakra - BIRTH ~ Safe secure passage. Knowing and embracing one's place on the wheel of life. Supporting and healing all experience with the birth process. Trusting deeply one's connection with the Earth and present life. Grounded. Softens resistance to change and fear of being abandoned.
Includes: Calendula, Red Maple, Gaywings, Hickory, Red Cedar, Blue Cohosh and Self Heal.
Second Chakra - CREATING ~ Connection to the source of creativity within. Clarity in one's sense of purpose and direction. Enhances belief in oneself, resolving doubts and fears as one continues to grow. Restores sense of playfulness and joy!
Includes: Weeping Willow, Red Pine, Scots Pine, Painted Trillium, Clary Sage, Gaywings and Self Heal.
Third Chakra - INTERFACING ~ Maintaining essence of self in relationship. Enhances receptivity and expansion while strengthening one's courage and integrity. Assists in re-establishing new forms of communication. Supports digestion and assimilation on all levels.
Includes: White Pine, Hemlock, Solomon's Seal, Clivia, Calendula, Dandelion, Black Cohosh, Bloodroot and Self Heal.
Fourth Chakra - HEART ~For embracing the belief "I am enough"! Deepens understanding and compassion for self and others. For protection and opening of the heart. Opens one to receiving and giving. Connection to Source of Love and Life.
Includes: Hawthorne, Sassafras, Dwarf Ginseng, Violet, Campanula and Self Heal.
Fifth Chakra - OPENING ~Place of inspiration and prayer, insight and vision. Opens one to Spiritual guidance and inner wisdom. Trusting one's intuition and deep ancestral knowledge. Harmonizes thought and action. Restores free flow of first four chakras as it enlivens the upper four chakras.
Includes: Solomon's Seal, Beach Plum, Cranberry, Dogwood, queene Anne's Lace and Self Heal.
Sixth Chakra- THROAT ~ Finding one's voice. Ability to communicate honestly and clearly. Speaking one's Truth. Assists one in reclaiming and expressing those thoughts and desires formerly blocked by deeply felt emotions.
Includes: Beach Plum, Aspen, St. Johnswort, Black Cohosh and Self Heal.
Seventh Chakra - KNOWING ~Accessing trusting one's intuitive abilities. Enhances depth and clarity of meditation. Honesty with oneself, seeing where one is blocked by ego.
Includes: Red Pine, Mountain Ash, Chicory, American Elm, Sassafras and Self Heal.
Eighth Chakra - CROWN ~Calms emotional stress. Quiets internal dialogue. Upholds peace of mind and centerdness. Realizing one's perfection and connection to the Divine.
Includes: American Elm, Wintergreen, Bridal Veil, Skullcap, Apple , White Pine and Self Heal.
Ninth Chakra - FOUNTAIN ~This chakra weaves a spiritual body of of the feet. For healing separation from Spirit. Internal realization of Oneness. Unity consciousness. Supports clear, radiant energy and protection on all levels.
Includes: Red Pine, Hemlock, Elder, Yarrow, Weeping Willow and Self Heal.

The Nine Point Chakra System

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At-Risk North American Flower Essences

These native medicinal plants hold an ancient knowledge and memory of the Northern Forests where they quietly grow.  To seek these

untamed flowers, one must enter the deeper woods with open eyes and soft attention.  In this way, one's internal dialogue recedes as one simply becomes present to the moment and environment. The At-Risk indigenous flowers connect one to the wisdom held in the wild places of the land and one's inner landscape. Their essences guide one to more clearly face the deeper issues, old patterns and stories that have shaped one's life.

These flowers encourage an awareness, clarity and vision in seeing new possibilities, as they offer support and guidance as one begins

to trust one's inner wisdom and embrace life more fully!

"This life so full of joy and pain, of sun and earth and wind and rain,

of Love and hope all life remain, or go and come back 'round again...."


We are very happy to share these special flower essences with you. For many years we have lived close to these native woodland plants, occasionally using them in our herbal practice and growing them in our woodland gardens.

At present these and several other North American plants are at–risk for becoming endangered. Places they once grew have either been destroyed, or the plants themselves have been over-harvested, due to high consumer demand. This demand continues to grow.

Planting and caretaking one or more of these native plants species in an environment which meets their needs is one way to make a difference in the restoration of these woodland treasures. 10% of sales goes to United Plant Savers (UpS) – an organization dedicated to the conservation and cultivation of At-Risk Native Medicinal Plants. (www.plantsavers.com)

Individual 1⁄2 oz. stock bottle $ 8.00  ~  Boxed sets of 9 Essences $65.00

Full Woodland Essence Collection (Includes all 6 sets) $350.00 *postage paid*

AMERICAN GINSENG - (Panax quinquefolius) Vitality, strength and support when experiencing depletion/exhaustion of inner resources. Deeply healing. Releasing fear of expressing true self. Accepting Personal Power. Feeling whole and alive!
BLACK COHOSH - (Cimicifuga racemosa) Knowing and trusting in one’s inner strength and resources. For the honesty and courage to deal with and heal past experiences of abuse and oppression. Releasing entanglements. Bright strong sense of self-emerging.
BLUE COHOSH - (Caulophyllum thalictroides) Gentle support for those feeling shy or awkward in their sexuality, especially during times of transition; (e.g. puberty, pregnancy, menopause and mid-life). Opens one to the mysteries and energy of one’s sexuality as sacred and life-affirming. Graceful acceptance of the changes aging brings.
BLOODROOT - (Sanguinaria canadensis) Trusting one will be protected as one moves forward in her/his evolution. Helps one find the courage and inner resources to heal old wounds and move from a place of despair and darkness to the light. Embracing one’s inner light.
GOLDEN SEAL- (Hydrastis canadensis) Opening channels to allow free flow of energy. Releasing that which no longer serves, giving a sense of lightness and freedom. Cutting the cords that drain us, freeing up held energy. Clearing out the old to make room for the new. Energizing.
PINK LADY SLIPPER - (Cypripedium acaule) Clarity and creative expression of inner purpose-true calling. Ability to express self more easily. Releasing shame. Understanding and delight in one’s sexuality, opening one to deeper levels of intimacy.
SPIKENARD - (Aralia racemosa) Dancing gracefully through life’s challenges, as one let’s go of resistance. Present moment awareness. Allowing the experience of the present to effortlessly guide one to the next moment. Calm, fluid motion.
TRILLIUM - (Trillium erectum) Tender yet strong support during times of birth, death and re-birth. Helps one develop the courage and flexibility to flow with life’s changes and cycles. Coming home to oneself. Peaceful centeredness, knowing that is enough.
WILD GINGER - (Asarum canadense) Simple, ancient guide, inviting us to rekindle our connection with nature, the forest, and all beings. Reminding us that this is our birthright. Brings sense of being grounded and rooted.


Disclaimer: Woodland Essence is not responsible for any individual’s use of our products. Each person’s response to herbs may differ. Consult a qualified health care practitioner for guidance. Prices subject to change.

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