Icelandic Nature Essences
I have selected these essences from Kristbjörg Elín Kristmundsdóttir of Iceland to work with. I have personally worked with essences from many different companies all over the world for the last 20 years.
I make custom blends in 1 oz. blue cobalt glass bottles. Please see list of essences following information about Kristbjörg Elín Kristmundsdóttir.
COST of Flower Essences is $20 for a 1 oz. bottle of combination of whatever essences you choose to work with. I am available for complimentary consultation for selecting your own custom Flower Essences.
Kristbjorg explains what flower essences are and how to use them:
About: Kristbjörg Elín
Kristmundsdóttir makes and offers Icelandic Flower Essences. For over 20 years Kristbjörg has developed and used the Essences in her work as a flower essence therapist and trainer of therapists. She is writing a book about the first 44 Icelandic Flower Essence plants that will be published in English. She is also one of the leading pioneers in organic farming and living in harmony with Mother Nature in Iceland.
What are Flower Essences?
Flower essences are vibrational medicine. Each plant has its specific essence or spirit that imparts a particular aura, life force or vibrational energy. Flower essences contain the energetic vibration of the plant, infused in water and preserved with alcohol.
(Note: There are other energies than from flowers. Vibrational Essences or Vibrational Medicine are therefore the umbrella names for all Essences or Remedies made from different kinds of energy.)
How do Flower Essences work?
Flower essences contain the healing power of nature. The essences have a positive effect on the body, emotions and mind. They address more the psychological root of the symptoms rather than the physical symptoms themselves. Thus two individuals with the same symptoms of, say, an ulcer do not necessarily get the same essences if the root of the problem is different.
Lack of rest, stress at work, foods like coffee and sugar, wrong life-style, etc. can often constrict the natural flow of energy in the body. These blockages in the energy systems of the body can cause imbalances and weaken it to the point of causing physical symptoms. A lack of energy in some parts of the body can result in tensions in the nervous system or the digestive system, for example, and the organs of these systems then do not get the energy they need to function correctly.
Our body has an innate inner healing power and when we give it the space it needs it can do amazing things. Flower essences help us in releasing the stuck energy and thereby creating the conditions for the body to heal itself.
Old and new shocks or traumas, communication problems, emotional and mental stress, negative attitudes, etc. tend to remain as energy blocks in the emotions and mind, leading to destructive feelings and thinking. If they are not brought up to the surface and dealt with, those blockages often manifest in the form of underlying, or conscious, anger, anxiety, depression, fear, grief, insecurity, insomnia, loneliness, worries, etc. Flower essences help us to bring all of this up to the surface and give us the power to turn severe emotional wounds and unwanted thought patterns into balance, peace, strength and understanding.
For whom are Flower Essences?
Flower essences are for all. It is quite impossible for them to have a negative effect. They do not heal or fix one part of us at the expense of another. It is also impossible for you to choose “the wrong” flower essence, because if you are not in need of its effect it will simply flow through you without you sensing any effect at all. A possible, and short lived, side effect can be experienced in that we may sense an emotion while it is being worked and released.
Since flower essences are made from the essence or vibration of the plant, and not its substance or corporeal body, it is completely safe for someone who may have an allergy to certain plants to use flower essences, as there is nothing there that could cause an allergic reaction. Flower essences are of invaluable help and support to anyone who is receiving therapy of any kind.
Alpine Cinquefoil (Potentilla crantzii)
Provides: Connection with “higher power”, knowledge of who you truly are, manifesting your higher power through your personality.
Releases: Hopelessness, stress from modern city life, being lost in a stressful environment.
Alpine Lady´s Mantle (Alchemilla alpina)
Provides: The capability to let go off everything, humbleness., flowing with life.
Releases: Stiffness, stubbornness, overdriven enthusiasm and one-way thinking.
Angelica (Angelica archangelica)
Provides: Protection against negative influences in the environment, self-confidence, oneness with all, opens up the connection to the angelic realms.
Releases: Lack of concentration, submissiveness, criticism, feelings of separation
Arctic Thyme (Thymus praecox ssp. arcticus)
Provides: Playfulness and joy, open heart full of love, living in the now.
Releases: Fear of letting go of the need to hold onto prejudices and social conditioning, the past.
Bog Whortleberry (Vaccinium uliginosum)
Provides: Self-worth, believe in one´s self, enthusiasm, the strength to build one´s own life.
Releases: “Not being enough,” self disgust, self-hatred.
Borage (Borago officinalis)
Provides: Courage and joy. The confidence to take on risks and challenges.
Releases: Sorrow, mild depression, desperation, feeling discouraged.
Burnet Rose, Scots Rose (Rosa pimpinellifolia)
Provides: Alertness, positive attitude, increased interest in one´s life and path.
Releases: Denial, lack of ambition, inertia, negativity, passivity.
Common Forget-Me-Not (Myosotis arvensis)
Provides: Enhanced memory, clear thoughts.
Releases: Negative thoughts, amnesia, nightmares and insomnia.
Dandelion (Taraxacum officinale)
Provides: Groundedness. Gives deep relaxation in the tissues of the body. Transformational plant.
Releases: Being stuck, emotional hindrances resting deep within the tissues of the body.
Downy Birch, Brown Birch (Betula pubescens)
Provides: Empathy, tolerance, deeper understanding of the purpose of life, brings one into the present.
Releases: Narrow-mindednesss, pessimism, old thought patterns.
Dwarf Willow (Salix herbacea)
Provides: Balances sexual energy and the need for sex, increased stamina for love-making.
Releases: Difficult feelings related to sex and the sexual being within us, lack of interest in sex, sexual abusiveness.
Field Horsetail (Equisetum arvense)
Provides: Relaxed and peaceful mind, calms the nervous system, witness consciousness.
Releases: Obsessive thoughts, worries, tension and nervousness.
Grass of Parnassus (Parnassia palustris)
Provides: Protection and security. Better and deeper sleep, clearer dreams, psychic abilities.
Releases: Sudden fear and panic, tension building when everything is happening very fast, insomnia.
Green Spleenworth (Asplenium viride)
Provides: Optimism, inspiration, light and hope.
Releases: Depression, selfishness coming out of fear.
Grey Alder, Speckled Alder (Alnus incana)
Provides: Stepping out of habitual patterns, enables us to listen to our instinct, take responsibility for our own life.
Releases: Energy deficiency, victim mentality, not learning from mistakes.
Hairy Stonecrop (Sedum villosum)
Provides: Understanding of our role in the universe, seeing our path, helps letting go of energetic patterns rooted in fear.
Releases: Addictions, denial, deep rooted pain, the need to “stuff” one self.
Harebell (Campanula rotundifolia)
Provides: Faith and sense of prosperity, self-confidence, balance.
Releases: Selfishness, fear of not getting what is “rightly” yours, jealousy.
Hawkweed (Hieracium sp.)
Provides: Freedom and contentment, heals wounds of the heart, forgiveness, opens up the capacity for self-love.
Releases: Broken-heartedness, heart pain, love-sickness and rejection.
Juniper (Juniperus communis)
Provides: Inner peace and contentment, focus on our own feelings and life instead of focusing on others.
Releases: Worries about everything, attachment to being recognised and appreciated.
Lady´s Bedstraw (Galium verum)
Provides: New hope, ideas and grace. Freedom from the past.
Releases: Grief, sorrow and vulnerability.
Lady´s Mantle (Alchemilla vulgaris)
Provides: Deepens inner awareness, wisdom of the heart and universal consciousness.
Releases: Emptiness of the heart, narrow-mindedness, lack of focus, obsessive thoughts, irritability.
Lady´s Smock (Cardamine nymanii)
Provides: Opens up the energy centers (chakras) and allows the energy to flow freely in the channels and meridians, strength.
Releases: Shocks and traumas, sudden fear, panic, hysteria, mental paralysis, coma.
Mineral Spring Water
Provides: Increases awareness and conscious connection with the collective mind, understanding of what we choose for ourselves.
Releases: Shame, old thought patterns inherited from our ancestors and society, pain from not living our truth.
Mountain Rock-Cress, Northern Rock-Cress (Cardaminopsis petraea)
Provides: Soul connection, protection against negative thought patterns.
Releases: Deep sorrow and desire to come “home”, helplessness, lack of purpose.
Pot Marigold (Calendula officinalis)
Provides: Groundedness, sense of reality, focus and centeredness.
Releases: Lack of attention, scatteredness, day dreaming.
Red Clover (Trifolium pratense)
Provides: Balance, enhanced concentration. Very calming and relaxing.
Releases: Hysteria, attention deficit due to emotional imbalances, hyper-activity.
River Beauty, Red Willow Herb (Epilobium latifolium)
Provides: Self reliance, opens up understanding of the energetic patterns in our lives.
Releases: Resentment, irritation, bitterness and martyrdom.
Rose Bay (Epilobium angustifolium)
Provides: Inner strength, self reliance, willpower, courage.
Releases: Arrogance, abusive manipulation, need for playing power games, suppression/tyranny.
Rowan (Sorbus aucuparia)
Provides: Ability to forgive one´s self and others. Learn from the past.
Releases: Deeply suppressed pain, judgmentalness and rejection, pessimism, hopelessness.
Scots Pine (Pinus sylvestris)
Provides: Self-acceptance, trust in oneself, clarity to see the bigger picture.
Releases: Guilt, self-blame, ‘not being enough’, anger.
Sea Mayweed, Scentless Chamomile (Matricaria maritima)
Provides: Self fulfillment, energy to act consciously rather than reacting to outside stresses, enables us to be at peace with ourselves.
Releases: The need to depend on others for fulfillment, fear of rejection as sexual beings, abusive issues, co-dependency, tension connected to the menopause, attachment.
Self-Heal (Prunella vulgaris)
Provides: Healing of old emotional wounds, spiritual stamina. Very good when fasting.
Releases: Feeling of being defeated, hopelessness and despair.
Silverweed (Potentilla anserina)
Provides: Sincerity, contentment, humbleness, self-discipline. Opens up the inner path.
Releases: Addictions, arrogance due to lack of self-esteem, insecurity and self-rejection.
Small Alpine Gentian (Gentiana nivalis)
Provides: Understanding, knowledge of what you really want, soul connection.
Releases: Insecurity and doubting one’s own judgment, indecision, moodiness.
Sneezeworth (Achillea ptarmica)
Provides: Tenderness and warmth into the heart and mind, understanding.
Releases: Self-denial, self-disgust, self-hatred.
Spotted Orchid (Dactylorhiza maculata)
Provides: Focus from the core of our being, creative power from higher realms.
Releases: The “dark night of the soul,” doubt and despair.
Stinging Nettle (Urtica dioica)
Provides: Groundedness, strength in times of transition. Balance of female and male energies (ying/yang).
Releases: Anger, stress, frustration, the need for control.
Thrift (Armeria maritima)
Provides: Strength and life power. A bridge between spirit and matter.
Releases: Exhaustion and fatigue, physical and emotional pain.
Valerian (Valeriana officinalis)
Provides: Joy for life, gratitude, laughter, expression, humor.
Releases: Stress and tension, seriousness, being ‘stuck’ in a problem, aggressiveness.
Wild Chamomile (Matricaria recuita)
Provides: Inner peace, relaxation, calmness, deep clarity and understanding.
Releases: Impatience, instability, emotional tension, tension in the solar plexus.
Wild Pansy, Heartease (Viola tricolor)
Provides: Opens up and increases creative intelligence and receptivity of higher energies. Bridges heart and mind.
Releases: Depression, amnesia, anxiety, feeling of being lost, erratic thoughts.
Willow Herb (Epilobium sp.)
Provides: Emotional connection, the courage to sense our feelings, centeredness.
Releases: Deeply frozen feelings, over sensitivity, hysteria, mood swinging.
Wood Cranesbill (Geranium sylvaticum)
Provides: Contentment, living from the core of one´s being.
Releases: Self-rejection and the fear of being rejected by others.
Yarrow, Milfoil (Achillea millefolium)
Provides: Strength and trust in oneself and one’s higher power, groundedness.
Releases: Over-sensitivity, being environmentally sensitive, defenselessness and vulnerability.
- Lady´s Smock (Cardamine nymanii)
- Grass of Parnassus (Parnassia palustris)
- Red Currant (Ribes rubrum)
- Uva ursi (Arctostaphylos uva-ursi)
- Red Clover (Trifolium pratense)
Life Power is a wonderful first-aid essence and, as such, it is good to carry with you wherever you go. Use it to release all shocks or traumas from the body, emotions and mind. It brings the natural energy flow into harmony again after sudden shocks, accidents or nervous breakdowns so the inner healer of the body can take over and heal itself. It also eases stress, anxiety, difficult emotions and pressures, and gives strength when we really need it. It can also be used as a topical essence, by massaging the drops into the hurt area of the body.
Awareness I works on the personality to make emotions and thought-patterns more harmonious, establishing an unhindered flow of energy in the emotions, mind, energy bodies and chakras. The chakras are wheel-like energy centres, connecting all the parts within us and distributing energy between all these different parts. The essences in this set help us to let go of blockages and prepare the person to open up to the soul. The connection to our soul will be unobstructed and the light of our soul will shine brightly through us. They provide us deeper awareness of our body, emotions and mind.
Each of the 9 bottles within this set works on a specific chakra to release tension and blockages, bringing it, and the meridians and organs it connects to, into better harmony.
For instance, the Joy & Laughter Flower Remedy works on the heart chakra and the meridians connected to it. The heart itself is strengthened and its healing power activated by using this essence. It will be easier for us to be at peace with life and to see its and our own comic sides. The result is joy and peace.
Awareness I helps to bring the earthly, etheric, emotional and mental parts of us into harmony. The connection to our soul will be unobstructed and the light of our soul will shine brightly through us.
Awareness I consists of 9 powerful essences. Each bottle contains a different combination of vibrational energy. The essences in this pack are specifically for Self-Confidence, Relaxation, Creativity, Will & Purpose, Joy & Laughter, Universal Love, Divine Communication, Intuition and Understanding.
Self-Confidence: This remedy boosts self-confidence; it helps one be better grounded, courageous, self-assured, more ready to tackle prosperity; and to be in harmony with nature. It helps to manifest into matter the reality we dream of. Good to use when you feel lost and unsure of yourself, are confused, experience difficulty in making decisions, or when others seem to have too much influence over you. Releases de-pression. Balances the root chakra. Contains the flower essences of pure Icelandic Mountain avens (Dryas octopetala), Red clover (Trifolium pratense), Rowan (Sorbus aucuparia), Trailing azalea (Loisel-euria procumbens), and Yarrow (Achillea millefolium).
Relaxation: Helps to release the ideas we are used to holding onto, but are actually obstacles in our path to growth. Helps to let go of old behaviour patterns, to let go and let God! Good to use when you feel stuck in some situation or when you feel that you keep repeating the same mistakes over and over again, or simply for when you want to heartily embrace some major changes in your life. Balances the hara chakra. Contains the flower essences of pure Icelandic Alpine cinquefoil (Potentilla crantzii), Dandelion (Taraxacum officinale), Grey alder (Alnus incana)and Sea mayweed (Matricaria maritima).
Creative Energy: Helps to restore balance, energy and an appreciation of life and growth; brings sexual energies into balance; enhances creativity as well as a general enjoyment and contentment. Good to use when you feel exhausted and in need of added energy; when you are unable to take action; when negative thoughts weigh heavily on the mind; when you are lost in daydreams, live in the past or dwell on regrets; or feel yourself to be a victim of circumstances uncontrollable by yourself. Balances the sacral chakra. Contains the flower essences of pure Icelandic Burnet rose (Rosa pimpinellifolia), Red currant (Ribes rubrum), Thrift (Armeria maritima), and pure organic Calendula (Calendula officinalis).
Will & Purpose: Assists you in finding your purpose in life; activates the will and helps to express it in a balanced manner while giving into divine will. Good to use when you have a need for approval from others; when you lack willpower; when you feel a need to control situations or others; when perfectionism and pride seem to govern your thoughts and actions. Balances the solar plexus chakra. Contains the flower essences of pure Icelandic Alpine lady’s mantle (Alchemilla alpina), Black currant (Ribes nigrum), Common nettle (Urtica dioeca), Roseroot (Rhodiola rosea), and Icelandic mineral spring water.
Joy & Laughter: Brings love and joy into the heart; helps to release sorrow and emotional pain; brings peace and laughter into our lives and the ability to receive from others. Good to use when experiencing shock or trauma, rejection or feelings of guilt, or for when you feel that you are not “enough” just as you are. Balances the heart chakra. Contains the flower essences of pure Icelandic European larch (Larix decidua), Lady’s smock (Cardamine nymanii), Scots pine (Pinus silvestris), Wych elm (Ulmus glabra), and pure organic Borage (Borago officinalis).
Universal Love: Fosters feelings of trust and helps your heart to open up and experience a universal love for all there is; helps release societal karma, i.e. deep-rooted pain within groups and nations; helps to cultivate total selfaccept-ance and to be independent. Good to use when you feel irritated or angry, especially with groups, governments or the people “out there”. Also, for when you are not at ease within a group of people, or suffer from claustrophobia. Balances the thymus chakra. Contains the flower essences of pure Icelandic Hawkweed (Hieracium spp.), Lady’s bedstraw (Galium verum), Lady’s mantle (Alchemilla vulgaris), and Wild thyme (Thymus praecox spp. arcticus).
Divine Communication: Helps to express your true self creatively and honestly; helps release depression, loneliness and feelings of isolation. Good to use when you do not feel that you have the space or opportunity to express yourself in a new and creative manner; when you feel out of harmony with your higher will and soul purpose. Balances the throat chakra. Contains the flower essences of pure Icelandic Alpine catchfly (Lychnis alpina), Brittle bladder-fern (Cystopteris fragilis), Purple saxifrage (Saxifraga oppositifolia), and Rosebay willowherb (Epilobium angustifolium).
Intuition: Fosters feelings of trust and security; helps strengthen the connection to your inner voice and clear a path in order to receive inspiration from the soul. The ability to intuit is heightened, sleep becomes more restful and you are better able to see behind life’s facades or illusions. Good to use when fear, anxiety or panic is blocking energy; when you are judgmental, opinionated or tend to view the world in black and white only. Balances the third eye chakra. Contains the flower essences of pure Icelandic Aspen (Populus tremula), Downy birch (Betula pubescens), Grass of Parnassus (Parnassia palustris), Harebell (Campanula rotundifolia) and pure organic French marigold (Tagetes patula).
Understanding: Calms the nerves and helps one to experience peace of mind; fosters a deeper awareness and understanding while enabling us to see beyond the ideas and beliefs that may actually be hindrances when it comes to our spiritual growth; helps us open up to feelings of bliss, purity, protection, enlightenment and divinity. Good to use when you lack concentration and to counteract hypersensitivity and hyperactivity. Balances the crown chakra. Contains the flower essences of pure Icelandic Field forget-me-not (Myosotis arvensis), Field horsetail (Equisetum arvense), Silverweed (Potentilla anserine), and Wooly willow (Salix lanata).
Customized combination 1 oz. bottle
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