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About First Light Flower Essences of New Zealand®

Since time immemorial, healers and ancient wisdom keepers have been aware of the powerful intelligence that is embedded in nature.   

The Australian Aboriginals have always used flowers, water and sunlight to facilitate holistic wellbeing, as did the ancient Egyptians. Native Americans collected dew from flowers, and there has been a tradition of using the energies of plants in the form of vibrational medicine in India, Asia, Europe and South America.

Hildegard Von Bingen in the 12th century and Paracelsus in the 15th century wrote about how they collected dew from flowering plants to address health imbalances and assist with natural healing. Dr Edward Bach, the pioneer of modern-day flower essences, developed the range of 38 Bach remedies in the 1930’s.  

Today, you can find flower essence ranges available from an array of plants from many countries.

What Flower Essences Are and How They Work

Flower essences are plant vibrations, plant energy, held in water.

Made with plants, pure water and sunshine, they are 100% natural preparations that work holistically to help bring all aspects of the being into alignment.

“The holistic human organism can be likened to a musical
instrument. Like all musical instruments, it performs
better, when it is kept in perfect tune.”

Franchelle Ofsoské-Wyber

Total Holistic Support

There are 185 essences in the First Light Flower Essences of New Zealand® range. Together they provide total holistic support for all aspects of the human makeup and represent the most complete and comprehensive integrated range of flower essences in the world.

First Light Flower Essences of New Zealand® provide Certificate and Diploma courses in New Zealand Native Flower Essence Therapy. 

Pristine Ancient Forests of New Zealand

New Zealand is home to some of the most ancient and unique flora on earth, and is recognised by science as being a biodiversity ‘hotspot’. Aotearoa known as New Zealand, split away from the southern continent of Gondwanaland about 120 million years ago, and became a unique isolated oasis. New Zealand’s pristine flora has evolved in isolation for millions of years producing plants with unique qualities not available anywhere else in the world.

“From the outside looking in, New Zealand is a
piece of precious green jewel floating in the
enormity of the Pacific Ocean.”

Dr David Bellamy

Because of New Zealand’s isolation it has developed its own completely unique eco-system of native flora with unique and extraordinary characteristics.

Some species of trees growing in New Zealand have an unbroken ancestry stretching back into prehistory for over 190 million years and an extraordinary array of ferns from the mountain heights down to the seashores. With up to 500 million years of evolution behind them, these ancient plants, trees and ferns are uniquely placed to offer remarkable beneficial energies when made into flower essences. 

New Zealand native plants are unique in that they carry a natural energetic blueprint for the perfect state of wellbeing.

The pristine light of each new dawn falls first on the sacred land of New Zealand, the land of the ever shining light. In this land of New Zealand, a land of breathtaking beauty grow the remarkable collection of flowers, ferns, trees, seeds and plants that have the power, to change the world and restore harmony on Earth.

The History

At the dawn of the new millennium in July 1999 when the ancient people traditionally celebrated the New Year, a call was sent out by the two co-founders of First Light Flower Essences of New Zealand® Franchelle Ofsoské-Wyber and Anthony Wyber at a special ceremony conducted to officially welcome the Aquarian Age, 'The Age of Cherishing Waters'.

The call asked the gods and goddesses, the nature power of New Zealand to provide the people of the world, the world community, with the healing necessary for the unprecedented holistic and spiritual challenges and difficulties to be faced by them and the planet in the 21st century.

In the ancient shamanic tradition of call and response, the call must be sent out and the answer must be clearly received. As the first light of a new millennium appeared on the eastern horizon, the powerful spiritual forces of Aotearoa answered this call and First Light Flower Essences of New Zealand® came into being. With the help of the ancient Earth guardians and in total cooperation with nature, the range of 185 First Light® flower and plant essences were created from the ancient pristine native forests of New Zealand. First Light Flower Essences of New Zealand® are a sacred treasure and a pure living embodiment of the sacred plant medicine of New Zealand.

There are 185 essences in the First Light® flower essences range representing the most complete range of flower essences in the world. They are used on every continent around the world. The first light that shines on the ancient forests of New Zealand is now shining in every corner of the Earth and this light grows brighter every day.

New Zealand Business Awards 2017

First Light Flower Essences of New Zealand® received an award for Excellence in Holistic Natural Health Products in the New Zealand Business Awards 2017. Click here to read our feature in the Apac Insider Magazine.

The New Zealand Business Awards have been designed to celebrate innovative thinkers and cast a light on the dedication shown and achievements made by businesses.


New Zealand Health and Industry Distinguished Service Research and Development Award 2008

Franchelle Ofsoské-Wyber, the founding director and creator of First Light Flower Essences of New Zealand® has been awarded the New Zealand Health and Industry Distinguished Service Research and Development Award for 'pioneering, developing and establishing of New Zealand native flower essences for holistic healing'.

This award was in recognition for over 30 years of working with the New Zealand native essences, their uniqueness and relevance to the holistic health challenges faced by humanity in the 21st century.


NZ Health Industry Distinguished Services Award for Research and Development