I’m writing this on a rare snow day in Northern Arizona, we’re getting dumped on BIG time, and it’s expected to keep snowing (or raining if the temperature rises) for the next 48 hours or so, with a predicted 6-8 inches of snow falling. It’s a rare event to get any snow here and I’m sure by the time you’re reading this it will be gone (one can only hope).
Today’s video speaks to the difference between essential oils and flower essences. It’s important as I often hear students refer to them as if they’re the same but there is a huge difference, and one you’ll want to know about if you use them on animals or any being who is pregnant.
In short, essential oils are basically the life blood of plants and contain naturally occurring volatile chemical compounds such as terpenes (monoterpenes, sesquiterpenes, and diterpenes), as well as esters, aldehydes, ketones, alcohols, phenols, and oxides. Flower essences on the other hand are energetic frequencies of plants, captured in spring water along with a preservative such as shiso, a Japanese vegetable. Since the inception of their use in the 1930’s, flower essences have produced no known side effects, primarily due to their energetic nature, while the chemical constituents in essential oils can have a large or in very rare cases even fatal impact (which varies by oil, of course).
The bottom line is if you’re going to use essential oils, especially on animals or any being who is or may be pregnant, it’s imperative that you study them to understand the impact of the above mentioned chemical constituents.
Check out my video: The Difference Between Flower Essences & Essential Oils
Also, a quick heads up that I know in at least one case I transposed the names essential oils and flower essences so please forgive me.