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Using First Light® Flower Essences

“As a First Light Flower Essences of New Zealand practitioner, the First Light flower essences are an essential part of my daily health and wellbeing. They have supported me in making the transition from drama and overwhelm when faced with life’s challenges to looking for the gift in these situations and in so doing am able to move through them more easily.  This has brought a profound change in my life and I am grateful to have the Essences and their support on a day-to-day basis both for myself and my clients.” - G.W.

What are flower essences?

First Light Flower Essences of New Zealand® are completely natural preparations made from individual New Zealand native flowers, ferns, trees and plants.  Flower essences are powerful tools for personal transformation and for restoring harmony and balance.  Flower essences are created when flowers or plants release their essential healing energies or vibrational blue print into water. The essence is then naturally potentised to amplify its efficacy. 

When to use

Use the First Light Flower Essences of New Zealand® when you want to gently restore balance and harmony in the being. Use them to provide emotional, mental and spiritual care for the whole family.  Use them for help in dealing with stress, crisis and anxiety and to cope with the ups and downs of life. First Light®flower essences support holistic well-being and do not focus directly on physical symptoms and conditions.

Natural and holistic support for the whole family

First Light® flower essences can be used by the whole family including children and animals.  They provide natural and vital energetic and vibrational support.

Use them anywhere at any time

First Light® flower essences can be used anywhere at any time. You can use them at home, at work or when travelling.

How they work

Flower essences work at a vibrational or energetic level to rebalance the whole person physically, emotionally, mentally and spiritually. They work on the electrical network within and surrounding the physical body to correct imbalances and to re-align our energy systems for holistic wellbeing. 

How the essences are supplied to you:

The First Light® flower essences are made available to you in two ways:

A 10ml Stock Bottle:
The 10ml stock bottle contains a concentrated form of the essence. The First Light® essences can be taken straight from the stock bottle or diluted to create a highly effective personalised blend or treatment bottle.

A 25ml Personalised Blend Bottle:
The 25ml personalised blend bottle contains a specific selection of essences that have been combined with pure water to create a unique personalised blend treatment  bottle for you.

How to select personalised blends for yourself or others

There are four different ways in which we recommend you can select personalised blends:

First Light ® Self Selection

For simple situations or situations where you would like to select a blend of essences yourself, consider the situation from the personal point of view.  Either refer to the Essences page to see all essences that are available to you, or to your copy of The Sacred Plant Medicine of Aotearoa. Decide which of the natural emotional remedies resonate most with the situation and order from our on-line store as a Personalised Blend - Self Selection.

First Light® Nature's Healing Bouquet

For more complex situations you may wish to use the personalised blend option of First Light® Nature’s Healing Bouquet.  Just provide the necessary information about the person and the issue at hand and send it through to us and we will prepare a bottle of custom made essences for you.

First Light® Constitutional Essence

Many people derive great benefit from  working with their First Light® Constitutional Essence This powerful yet gentle blend of New Zealand native flower, fern, tree, seed and plant essences works specifically to naturally bring all aspects of the holistic being into harmonious alignment with the souls purpose.

First Light® Te Wheke Essence

The First Light® Te Wheke Essence© reflects the values that support one at all levels of the being.  Eight cards representing eight essences will be selected for you and a brief summary will be provided of the positive and negative attributes they address.  A personalised blend will then be created for you from the selected essences.

Alternatively you may wish to refer to a Registered First Light Flower Essences of New Zealand® Practitioner.

How to take the essences

These natural emotional remedies can be taken straight from the 10ml stock bottle or straight from the personalised 25ml treatment bottle. Simply place 2-4 drops directly on or under the  tongue 3 times per day or as required. 

More ideas on effective ways to use your 10ml stock bottle essences:

  • With drinking water: Place 2-4 drops of stock essence in a small tumbler of water and sip frequently.  Repeat 3-4 times daily.
  • In a spray mister: Put a few drops of selected essences into a pump mister filled with water and spray yourself or the surrounding environment as required.
  • In bathwater: Add 8–10 drops of selected essences to your bathwater.
  • With aromatherapy: Add a few drops of selected essences to your favourite aromatherapy essential oil blend.
  • With massage oil: Add a few drops of selected essences to your massage oil.
  • By applying directly to the skin, use on energy or pulse points.
  • By applying  to acupressure points or meridians using cotton buds.