FLOWERING CROWN BLEND
Flowers don’t worry about how they’re going to bloom. They just open up and turn toward the light and that makes them beautiful. – Jim Carrey
In ceremonies across many cultures, offerings are traditionally made with prayers an intentions. We give something precious in order to show earnestness of our prayer, request, or as a sign of gratitude.
This sweet and fragrant blend was created originally as an offering I used in haircutting ceremonies to gift back to the earth with cut hair. In shamanic tradition, a Despacho (prayer bundle/gratitude offering) may include human hair as a symbol of the preciousness of our animal bodies, and the impermanence of our human experiences. It seemed appropriate to me to offer flowers— fleetingly vibrant expressions of beauty and wonder, as an offering in ritual beauty treatments.
As I shared this blend, I began to use it in other forms. First, adding it to my own ritual bathes, trying it as tea, and steeping for aromatic herbal hair rinses. From your feedback and requests, I am now making it available for you to use in your own ritual crafting in these and other ways you may feel inspired!
This blend contains eight different ingredients assembled for their energetic and medicinal qualities:
Physical properties: a flower famous for its wide range of healing uses, it is anti-inflammatory, antiseptic, astringent, detoxifying. It supports the improvement of conditions like acne, allergies, skin disorders. It clears dandruff and stimulates hair growth. It’s mild estrogenic properties can support balancing hormones, also stimulating collagen production and revitalizes youthfulness.
Metaphysical properties: this vibrant yellow flower conveys a sense of vitality, optimism, hope, and endurance. It offers protection by clearing the aura and energetic field of negativity, attachments, and trauma.
Physical properties: a powerful cleanser, honeysuckle is used as laxative, diuretic, and to induce sweating. It also has anti-inflammatory, anti-viral and and anti-bacterial properties, and supports the digestive and respiratory tracts, and improves moisture retention in hair and scalp. As all medicines, be aware that taken internally in large quantities, these powerful petals can be toxic.
Metaphysical properties: honeysuckle seduces the sweetness from life. It’s often used as a key component in love, abundance, and luck manifestations. This flower is also said to stimulate an increase in psychic abilities, lucid dreaming.
Physical properties: The fragrant and beautiful flower has been used to treat liver and digestive conditions, as well as a mild sedative. High concentrations of antioxidants and anti-inflammatory properties, this flower is supports the prevention of heart disease, diabetes, and boosts the immune system to combats carcinogen. it is highly moisturizing and strengthens the root of the hair.
Metaphysical properties: jasmine has been used since ages old to promote and provoke amorous feelings; attraction, sensuality, and love. It is also used for increased psychic vision in both dream and waking worlds. Its deeply relaxing properties help ease one into a deeply mediative state.
Planet: Sun/Venus & Mars
Element: Fire/ Water
Physical properties: a mighty detoxifier, hibiscus is effective for stimulating and clearing the kidneys, liver, digestive tract, and helps two lower blood pressure. This flower rich in vitamin c and antioxidants boosts collagen production and optimizes hair growth.
Metaphysical properties: hibiscus adds its fiery power to any intention you are setting, especially supportive of amplifying creativity and reconciling duality. It carries a vibration of movement with momentum and purpose, and be helpful to lift lethargy and depression. Another favorite for work with divination, this flower supports an active and lucid dream state.
Physical properties: well known for its soothing and relaxing properties, chamomile is a mild sedative and supportive natural sleep aid, general nervous tension and anxiety. Also a gentle muscle relaxant, anti-spasmodic and anti-inflammatory, it’s great for soothing menstrual cramps, digestive upset, and irritable bowels. For hair and skin, it calms irritated skin, adding smoothness and shine to dry, frizzy hair and can even brighten natural color!
Metaphysical properties: this flower embodied the frequency of peace, love, tranquility and purity. It’s cleansing and protective qualities make it wonderful for release rituals. It supports clearing any emotional charge, and helps to gently let go of judgement, resentment, grief, and anger, softening the heart to hold more warmth, gratitude, love and compassion.
Physical properties: a profound botanical support for de-stressing, lavender helps lower blood pressure and heart rate, reduce muscle tension, and eases hormonal fluctuations. Potently anti-septic and anti-inflammatory, it it great to treat minor skin irritations, acne and rashes. Lavender is powerful medicine for the hair, scalp to end, adding shine, moisture, strength and stimulates hair growth.
Metaphysical properties: this flower is specially attuned to support mental clarity, clearing confusion, emotional imbalance and upset, and attaining a higher perspective. It supports fostering a sense of safety and security that allows for a more open, clear connection to intuition, inspiration, contentment, acceptance and peace.
Physical properties: an ingredient in salves and tinctures for thousands of years to treat and prevent infections, rose’s soothing and anti-inflammatory properties supports soothing sore throats, coughs, and headaches, reduces muscle tension, and calms the digestive tract. Rich in staple in beauty rituals, Rose is known to reduce redness in skin, and restore damaged or sensitized hair, adding moisture and suppleness to brittle hair and dehydrated curls.
Metaphysical properties: this flower is the embodiment of beauty itself. Inspiring of love, abundance, divinity and royalty, rose carries one of the highest light frequencies, and facilitates ease in connection to higher realms. It is supremely protective, effective when used as an energetic clearing spray, and calls prosperity, health and security into the energetic field. The subject of many a poem, this soft flower can seduce the muse and help cultivate a deep and lasting relationship with creativity.
Physical properties: this revered holy wood reduces stress, tension and anxiety, eases headaches and relieves cold symptoms. It combats infection, holding antiseptic, anti-microbial, and anti- bacterial properties. It is energizing and boosts the immune system, rich in anti-oxidants that help fight free-radicals. It helps clear dandruff, slows hair loss, stimulating the scalp for optimal growth.
Metaphysical properties: a truly sacred ritual component, palo santo is known to be a powerful energetic cleanser and purifier, removing negative attachments, and clearing trauma and grief from the energetic field. It also carries a very uplifting vibration, supporting momentum, inspiring creativity, calling luck and in love of self and others. It also helps us to reach a deeper spiritual connection, aiding in deep meditative states, journey and dream work.
*Due to its growing popularity, these sacred trees have been harvested without appropriate rights, rites, and respect due to such a powerful and ancient plant ally. The organic wood chips used in this blend have been responsibly sourced from naturally fallen trees, overseen by government and tribal supervision.
Any information provided here is not intended to be substitution for appropriate medical care. Please be aware of your or your clients allergies and sensitivities. Use special care when working with women who are pregnant or nursing. Please consult your doctor before starting any new herbal regimen.