Crabapple flower essence is for times you feel polluted for mental, physical, or spiritual reasons. If you feel the need to cleanse or purify, crabapple essence is the perfect flower remedy and so easy to make!
You will need:
*Fresh crabapple blossoms, enough to fill the surface the bowl
*spring or mineral water (about a cup to 2 cups)
*3fl. oz. amber bottles
* 1 1/2 oz. brandy
*natural and unbleached filter paper
Cleanliness is vital to avoid contamination so all utensils used need to be sterilized. I lined my harvest basket with plantain leaves to transport or you could pick the flowers and put them into the water immediately, on site.
Properly ID flowers and pick when the flowers are first coming into bloom. Choose a cloudless, warm, and sunny day. The best time of day to harvest is after the flowers are dry from the morning dew, between 9:00am and noon.
As with any plant you use for herbal remedies, pick with respect, pick the flowers you are drawn to from every angle.
*Pick the flowers and put them in the spring or mineral water as soon as possible.
*Float the flowers on top of the water until the whole surface is covered.
*Leave the bowl outside where it will receive direct sunlight for at least 3 hours, I like to keep the bowl close to the original plant I picked the flowers from.
*Bring the bowl inside and filter out the flowers, smell the water, you should smell a floral scent.
*Fill a 3fl. oz. amber bottle half way with the brandy, then fill to the top with the floral essence. The brandy is a preservative and an “anchor” to hold the essence energy in the water,
*Label the essence and store it in a cool dark location. It should keep for years if utensils were sterlized.
This is the Mother Essence (stock concentrate, undiluted) and can be taken under the tongue or diluted in water or tea. A very hot tea dilution will evaporate the alcohol if you are concerned about the alcohol.
Read more about and how to take crabapple flower essence and others here.
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