The Earth Mothers - Plant Essence Set
Welcome to this set of plant essences I have called The Earth Mothers.
Each of the Earth Mother essences are plants with a deep feminine energy to protect, nurture and celebrate all that it is to be woman.
Plant essences are a subtle yet powerful form of plant medicine and a beautiful way of finding allies and emotional support from the landscape – wherever you are.
Throughout time people have felt a deep connection to the landscape and to the plants, creatures and waters around them. From this connection they have found healing, wisdom, shelter, art, ritual and culture.
The renaissance physician, philosopher and alchemist, Paracelsus, called the energy that connects us with nature and the universe the Archeus, and said that in order to heal we must work with this vital force.
Since my childhood, I have sensed the Archeus and instinctively turned to nature for help and healing. Now, five hundred years on from Paracelsus, I am committed to helping others connect to the healing power of nature and to finding their own medicine in the landscape.
In this set, you have essences of Houhere, Silver Birch and Violet. They possess strong feminine energies and beautiful plant allies for you as you go through life. They will help you deepen your connection to nature in powerful and life-affirming ways.
When we recognise a plant for its energetic ‘character’ as well as its physical form and therapeutic benefits, this subtle yet powerful form of healing becomes available to us. Each plant’s unique energetic properties melds with our own energetic needs, bringing us back to a place of harmony and balance.
Archeus plant essences are handcrafted from organically grown and wildcrafted plant material harvested according to season and the lunar calendar. We also use quartz-infused water and grape alcohol for preservation.
You can use these essences on their own, or you can create your own blend according to need. Enjoy and let the magic happen.
Houhere (Botanical name: Houheria populnea)
Positive attribute: the ability to cherish and strengthen bonds
Helps when: trying to hold on too tight with fear
Primary quality: calm
Planetary influence: Venus
Medicine wheel: South
Houhere is also known as lacebark. A member of the mallow family, this tree has a gentle quality to it and has been used traditionally as medicine for eyes and for the digestive tract. The lace-like inner bark is used for fine decorative weaving and in embroidery. Energetically, with its attributes of stitching and soothing, houhere supports the mothering in us. It helps us find a gentle place within our relationships with others, guiding us towards a sense of unconditional love. It soothes jealousy, envy and possessiveness. If a child is leaving the nest, houhere helps us let them go, knowing that the bonds are strong. Houhere’s energy soothes, calms and cherishes connections.
Silver Birch (Botanical name: Betula alba)
Positive attribute: deeply feminine and protected
Helps when: no longer feeling womanly, moody, low self-esteem, racing thoughts
Primary quality: protection
Planetary influence: Venus
Medicine wheel: East
Silver birch is known as the ‘lady of the woods’ and is regarded as a feminine protective spirit. This is a tree of infinite grace and kindness. She offers protection, dappled shade, she watches over you. A beautiful essence for female transitions. Silver birch is an essence of strength, elegance and grace. Her sap is a tonic and her leaves and bark are medicine. Sitting near birch trees is calming and cooling and their essence has this same energetic effect. She’ll cool you down when you are getting hot and bothered, she will calm you when jittery and help you feel protected. Her embodiment of the deep feminine in turn deepens
our relationship with the earth, our mother.
Violet (Botanical name: Viola odorata)
Positive attribute: Nurtures a breaking heart, soothes emotions
Helps when: fear of own body, the grieving mother, hot rage at self, holding on to troubles and past events
Primary quality: Calm
Planetary influence: Venus (with Moon)
Medicine wheel: West
Violets are intensely feminine plants, looking after the mothering parts of our bodies and psyche. When our sense of self as a woman is challenged, violet is there to help. A traditional remedy for breasts and reproductive tract, violet leaves and flowers were used to help break down lumps. They are cooling to the system and they also can ease headaches brought on by stress. Energetically they help us release the things that do not serve us well. Violets are a symbolic plant for the death of a child. They help support the mother in her loss. Violet energy can also
help heal our relationship with our own bodies, our own inner child and help us to see ourselves in a kinder light.
How to use plant essences
These Archeus plant essences can be used directly or made into essence blends.
Using directly from stock bottle:
Place 3 drops on the tongue or add to a glass of water. Repeat 3-4 times daily or as required.
Making a plant essence blend:
Add 5ml or teaspoon of brandy (cider vinegar if preferred) to a 20-25ml glass dropper bottle and fill with spring water.
Add 3 drops of the selected stock essence.
Place 2-4 drops from the treatment bottle on the tongue 3-4 times a day or as required.
In this set:
You will receive 3x10ml stock essences beautifully presented in a giftbox. An information leaflet on each essence and how to use them is enclosed.