To create our Heartbreak Kit, we pulled together some beautiful collaborations with other powerful healers we know, one of them being our wild-hearted friend Dori Midnight. For the kit she contributed a flower essence elixir called Heart Mender. If you don't know much about flower essences, or would like to know more about Heart Mender, we've pulled together a little bit more information.
Dori is a truly gifted community healer, herbalist, and educator, weaving traditional healing practices and social justice into her work. She works from, with and for love- so of course she was one of the people we most hoped to collaborate with on this project. We did a really inspiring 5 Questions interview with Dori where she shares a bit more about herself as well as instructions to make flower essences of your own. Please check it out!
For those that don't know, flower, plant and gem essences are energetic infusions that are often preserved with distilled water and brandy. Different plants and gems hold different healing properties that can be of great help to people emotionally, energetically and spiritually, and essences are how we can capture those properties.
In Dori's words, Heart Mender elixir is a sweet remedy to gently soothe and heal a broken heart. The plant and gem allies in this little potion help mend the cracks of both old and new heartbreak, hold and strengthen the heart, and help give us a sense of protection so the heart can stay open.
Heart Mender has many special ingredients, all carefully selected for their powerful healing abilities. Below is a full list, with their therapeutic uses:
Pink Rose: for mending the cracks and holding the heart in infinite gentleness
Hawthorn: to restore and strengthen the heart
Heartsease: to help release grief and loss, for both new and old wounds
Apple Blossom: to remind our hearts to open to sweetness
Rosy Magnolia: to uplift the heart to a rightful place as the wise queen/king/source
Rose Quartz: for self love
Emerald: to connect us to divine love
Garnet: to make the heart feel whole again
Chrysoprase: to plant seeds of joy and love in the soil of the heart
Hot Springs: to encourage the heart to soften when it wants to harden in the face of pain
The elixir also includes Maple Brandy, which means it tastes so delicious that you'll want to take it all the time! If it sounds like this might be just what you need, check out the Heartbreak Kit, which also includes many other remedies for soothing and healing the heart. And please check out Dori's other essences- she is an amazing healer and we're so happy to have her bringing her talents to this kit.