WILD ROSE FLOWER ESSENCE
The Exalter of the Heart, The Gatekeeper to our Tenderness, The Soothing Balm of Love and Devotion
an ally for:
invokes devotion + love
connecting to the heart
renews our interest in life + the beauty around us
supports the act of forgiveness
aids in moving out of indifference and reawakens inspiration + passion for life
hold compassion while maintaining healthy boundaries
encourages us to recognize the strength in softness
tuning into our femininity, emotions + intuition for inner wisdom + guidance
aids with processing grief, trauma, abuse or abandonment and cleansing emotional wounds
helpful for unburdening the heart of past hurts or the weight of the world
inspires hope and perseverance through life's challenges
encourages us to care for ourselves
reminds us of our resilience through heartache
brings spiritual balance + harmony
Wild Rose or Nootka Rose, rosa nutkana, also known as prickly rose, bristly rose, dog rose among other names, are found throughout ancient literature and art and have been used to symbolize a variety of meaning. They are often associated with romance, devotion and true love as well as symbolizing peace and beauty. Rose is known to hold the highest vibrational frequency of all plant life and have long been associated with the feminine mysteries.
Wild roses have played significant roles in ancient folklore. In Greek mythology, it is said that the goddess Aphrodite created the wild rose as a symbol of beauty and love. Legend has it; a rose bush grew within the pool of spilled blood from Adonis, Aphrodite’s lover. This can be interpreted in a few different ways; however, the most common is in reference to the wild rose as a symbol of immortal love or a union that will never fade – not by time, nor by death. In Norse mythology, the goddess Freya was believed to carry the wild rose with her as protection in battle. In Medieval times as well as Christianity, roses became a symbol of power. A rose bush is said to have grown at the site of Christ’s death, associated the red rose, specifically, with Christ’s blood, and the thorns of the wild rose, symbolizing the ultimate sacrifice. In many cultures, wild rose flowers are also associated with fairies and other magical creatures.
Wild Rose's delicate nature reminds us to appreciate the simple things in life and to recognize beauty in the world around us. As a flower essence, wild rose is useful for those who feel hardened or heavy in their heart. Supporting the softening of the tissues around the heart (emotionally, energetically + physically), helping to release the weight of the world or past emotional burdens. Wild rose invites us to embrace our tenderness when life's thorns have proven to be sharp and welcomes us into a loving, nurturing and compassionate space. This essence can also support us with reawakening our interest in life, invoking a gentle increase in passion and inspiration. Let us welcome Wild Rose as the gatekeeper of our treasure-chested hearts.
you can find The full flower essence apothecary at the kimberley + cranbrook farmer's markets this summer!
Spring Water (St. Mary's Spring ~ Kimberley, BC.)
Wild Rose Essence
Preservative (your choice of Brandy or Apple Cider Vinegar)
*These statements have not been evaluated by the Food & Drug Administration. These products are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease. The information contained herein is not intended to offer medical advice or to act in any way as a substitute for consultation and advice from a healthcare professional or mental health professional.*
all essences are heartfully, sustainably, prayerfully wildcrafted.
we practice deep listening and honouring of the needs & health of our more-than-human kin and their environments.
Flower Essences (FE) are a form of botanical, homeopathic medicine. A liquid extract that essentially contains the energetic blueprint or signature of the flowering part of a plant. Flower essences carry the distilled wisdom + gifts that each flower has to share with the world through capturing the energetic essence, sacred geometry and resonance harmony of the flower into a water matrix.
Flower Essences are medicine of the Heart + Spirit.
It is the flower essence's subtlety and simplicity that make these medicines so potent. Working with FE requires an opening in our thinking beyond the materialistic assumptions of more and stronger are better. They invite us into presence with gentleness, sensitivity and receptivity to life and it's flourishing potential. FE function beyond the limits of the symptomatic approach of the modern medical system, they are not merely remedies to fix emotional symptoms, rather they serve as catalysts for awareness, transformation and connection.