MAKING FLOWER ESSENCES TODAY WITH MY DAUGHTER LILY IN EDDIE FORSIE'S MAGICAL FAIRY GARDEN. "A flower essence is the vibrational imprint of a flower that has been transferred and stabilized in water. Flower essences can help us recognize, resolve, or release different conditioned ways of perceiving the world and can help us experience greater well-being and harmony in our lives. By creating harmony within us, we often notice distinct changes in ourselves physically, emotionally, and spiritually." (The Alchemy of the Desert, Second Edition, page 37) Edward Bach, a British physician, homeopath, bacteriologist and spiritual writer, introduced the Bach flower remedies, a form of alternative medicine inspired by classical homeopathic traditions in the early 20th century. In his tradition Lily and I worked with Moth Mullein today.
TIME TO HARVEST ROSE HIPS. Rose hips have been used since the stone age. They are high in vitamin C. Just one tablespoon of the rose hip pulp satisfies the daily need of vitamin C for one adult. Drinking rose hip tea supports the immune system. The tea also benefits the skin. The high vitamin A content commonly referred to as the "skin vitamin" helps to regenerate skin cells. It also helps with the elasticity of the skin and prevents wrinkles. Its astringent properties help to rehydrate the skin. I went out this morning to harvest a batch and now some are sun dried for tea and I also sun infuse rose hips in oil for a skin regenerating serum, salve and soap.