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Cortesia Acute & Chronic Injury Salve
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Contains 7 healing herbs

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All-purpose everyday use
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Open wounds okay

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CORTESIA FLOWER ESSENCES


Flowers and herbs have been used worldwide for centuries to heal a variety of conditions. Their therapeutic and medicinal qualities (phytochemicals) can be uniquely distilled to create tinctures, essential oils, and flower essences.

FLOWER ESSENCES work primarily on the mental and emotional level. Users also report that the effects are often physical and spiritual.

Flower essences are ingested by placing drops under the tongue, or diffused with water to be sipped. Flower essences are not perfumes, essential oils or tinctures.

Flower essences are not a panacea promising instant healing, although their effects may begin to be felt almost immediately. Many people (and pets) respond rapidly to a flower essence.


Within the crisis of a physical injury or condition, we must often call up mental, emotional and/or spiritual strength and support.
A flower essence can aid in this process.

Tricia Clark-McDowell
herbalist & creator,
Cortesia Flower Essences


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The Tincture &
Flower Essence Connection

Many illnesses or diseases have often been described as having psychosomatic derivations — the connection between body/physical causes and symptoms, and the mental/emotional state of the individual.

Plant-derived tinctures are well-known for their effects on the physical level. However, the derived essence captured from plant flowers (flower essence) uniquely supports the mental-emotional level during healing, injury or crisis.

When used together in a healing regimen, a tincture and flower essence support a holistic approach to wellness —
aiding body, mind, emotions and spirit.

Flower Essences Support Positive Thinking & Healing

cosmicdaisyFlower essences work the best when one has a positive outlook towards a crisis, injury or healing.

The following are useful points to remember:

  • We are capable of much more than we may believe! The seeds of all good qualities and healing already exist within us. They just need to be nurtured.
  • Flower essences can support us in mentally taking the steps to reach our worthy goals of healing and comfort.
  • Consciously setting a positive goal increases the chance of its attainment sooner than if it is left to chance
  • Cortesia Flower Essences are described in terms of the positive qualities one desires, not the negative conditions one needs to change. Our aspirations, when repeated & visualized daily, create the motivation to evolve along a continuum in which we express more & more of a given quality.

 

Each flower that is used in a Cortesia Flower Essence blend is carefully and lovingly selected for optimal potency. Each blend has grown out of much meditation and soulful reflection on the human condition and the needs and aspirations we each have.

Creating Flower Essences
at Cortesia Sanctuary

The craft of making flower essences is centuries old. The process may be different for each practitioner. The best essences are derived from the flower itself, not merely by "angelic" divination.

At the beautiful 22-acre Cortesia Sanctuary, only one or two especially fine blossoms among many of one variety are used to create a flower essence.

Most of the flowers are organically grown in our 2-acre garden or wildcrafted from surrounding forests and meadows; a few come from gardens and sacred places in Hawaii.

The essences are prepared using non-treated water and preserved for freshness with the finest brandy available (this accounts for the slight taste when taken). They are futher enhanced and potentized by placement in a copper Genesa crystal from Peralandra.

 

Cortesia Flower Essence Blends

Cortesia Flower Essences are unique remedies among most commercial brands. Why?
Each flower essence blend consists of the essence from each of
5-7 different flowers.


Cortesia Flower Essences are in 1oz dosage bottles and should not be further diluted or rebottled (unless drops are used in a glass of water).
These essences are not stock solutions.

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7 Cortesia Flower Essence Blends
That Support Physical & Mental Wellness

Chronic Stress & Trauma    •    Calm in Crisis    •    Embracing Change  
Loving Myself    •    Letting Go    •    Personal Power    •    Positive Thinking


Note: These blends are selected from our stock of 42 unique blends,
as further described later on this page.

Chronic Stress & Trauma

ChronicStress

1oz Bottle
$10

Description

This blend is useful for day-to-day stress, or for an event that suddenly jars one's composure, as in an injury or an argument. It may help one to relax as tension and fear is released.

Dosage:
As desired, 3+ drops several times a day. Putting 6 drops in a cup of water & sipping often may be easier for some.

Emergency Dosage: 3+ drops 4-6 times per hour during acute phase, then tapering down as needed.

Flower Essences & Qualities

Contains the following flower essences and the qualities they evoke:

  • Alpine Avens: physical and mental stamina
  • Aster: adaptability
  • Coleus: rising above self-pity
  • Cyclamen: deep inner healing
  • Fireweed: tenacity, resilience
  • Persicana: overcoming fear with hope
  • Tovara: daily effort to restore calmness, clarity & determination

Calm in Crisis

CalminCrisis

1oz Bottle
$10

Description

This blend is useful in generating a quality of calmness when faced with a mediate crisis.

While this emergency blend cannot replace medical attention when required, it may help to calm & comfort during crisis-related events to body/mind/spirit. It may help one to relax as tension and fear is released.

Dosage:
As desired, 3+ drops several times a day. Putting 6 drops in a cup of water & sipping often may be easier for some.

Emergency Dosage: 3+ drops 4-6 times per hour during acute phase, then tapering down as needed.

Flower Essences & Qualities

Contains the following flower essences and the qualities they evoke:

  • Acanthus Mollis: discrimination, making wise choices under pressure
  • Clematis: calmness, quieting of body & mind
  • Daisy: comfort, solace
  • Prunella: belief in one's own ability to heal physical/emotional wounds at their source
  • Rehmannia: letting go of fear and vulnerability, trusting the process
  • St. John's Wort: overcoming shock, tension, exhaustion, depression; calming of the nerves

Loving Myself

LovingMyself

1oz Bottle
$10

Description

This blend is specially formulated to assist you in generating a loving and kind quality, whether you are stable or in transition in life events.

This blend will stimulate & support a return to one's core. If we cannot truly love ourselves, then who will? This may be the antidote to many of life's larger struggles and our own personal sense of loss, imbalance, or powerlessness. We can choose to take the time to nurture ourselves and our deeper dreams.

Dosage:
As desired, 3+ drops several times a day. Putting 6 drops in a cup of water & sipping often may be easier for some.

Flower Essences & Qualities

Contains the following flower essences and the qualities they evoke:

  • Calypso Orchid: attuning to divine guidance, spiritual openness
  • Foxglove: allowing things to unfold in their right time, understanding & flowing with the natural rhythms & cycles of life and nature
  • Lily of the Valley: belief in the attainability of one's noble & pure-hearted dreams & visions
  • Peony: seeing the larger picture and one's place within it, playing one's part well with style, grace & humility
  • Star Tulip: loving, nurturing, & accepting oneself
  • Woods Anemone: surrender to the plain & simple truth, seing our personal reality clearly without denial

icontriciachairARE YOU LOVING YOURSELF?


In this unpredictable world, we need to take the time (what we like to call "sanctuary time") to love ourselves anew. This is often done through stillness and contemplation, during a time in the day or in a special place where we feel safe, secure and hopeful. In stillness we can access that "inner voice" that allows us to more clearly understand our present limitations and potential. By renewing a love for ourselves daily, we are prepared to love and accept others more sincerely and compassionately.
Tricia Clark-McDowell, herbalist & creator Cortesia Flower Essences, and Cortesia Solomon's Seal Herbal Products

Letting Go

LettingGo

1oz Bottle
$10

Description

There are times when we must find the clarity, strength and courage to Let Go — a loved one or a beloved pet dies, a job or relationship ends, an injury or condition does not allow us to return to optimal wellness, or a phase in our life is clearly over.

If we can release the past, or our expectations, while honoring the lessons gained, we can move into a new vision and fresh potential. Every ending brings a new beginning if we can learn to let go.

Dosage:
As desired, 3+ drops several times a day. Putting 6 drops in a cup of water & sipping often may be easier for some.

Flower Essences & Qualities

Contains the following flower essences and the qualities they evoke:

  • Brugmansia: opening to a larger vision, seeing the large picture
  • Chinese Lantern: seeing the elemental truth, releasing attachments
  • Harebell: letting go of control, greater flexibility and resilience
  • Saxifraga Stolonifera: freedom from the past, new beginnings
  • Toad Lily: acting on clear, heartfelt priorities
  • Vervain: letting go of old patterns that no longer serve us to evolve to a higher self

Personal Power

PersonalPower

1oz Bottle
$10

Description

Personal power or sovereignty emanates from within when we are spiritually, mentally, & physically grounded. Releasing guilt, fear, & hesitation frees up enormous amounts of energy, passion, & magnetism, but it takes courage & stamina to endure the transformation. May this blend protect, purify & strengthen you on the journey.


Dosage
:

As desired, 3+ drops several times a day. Putting 6 drops in a cup of water & sipping often may be easier for some.

Flower Essences & Qualities

Contains the following flower essences and the qualities they evoke:

  • Borage: courage & joy
  • Coral Bells: sensitivity to needs of self as well as others; true cooperation
  • Crocosmia: passion, magnetism, renewed energy & vitality
  • Geum Dahlia: spiritual insight & receptivity
  • Lavender: protection, purification, releasing guilt
  • Golden Yarrow: stamina, inner power

Positive Thinking

PositiveThinking

1oz Bottle
$10

Description

For those who often fear the worst and have a hard time trusting life (or the healing process), we offer this ray of cheerfulness, hope, & optimism about the abundance & happiness the future can bring if we but envision it as truly positive and hopeful. A positive attitude toward life and healing is key to sustaining optimal wellness.


Dosage
:

As desired, 3+ drops several times a day. Putting 6 drops in a cup of water & sipping often may be easier for some.

Flower Essences & Qualities

Contains the following flower essences and the qualities they evoke:

  • Calendula: cheerfulness & resiliency in spite of difficult conditions
  • Campanula: flexibility, optimism, letting go of control
  • Feverfew: enduring hope, clear & positive thinking
  • Rehmannia: trust, overcoming fear & vulnerability to share one’s true self; emotional stability
  • Queen Anne’s Lace: resourcefulness, abundance
  • Strawberry: ability to envision & manifest one’s dreams

Embracing Change

EmbracingChange

1oz Bottle
$10

Description

Struggling to keep pace in this ever-changing world? This blend will support you in maintaining your integrity, individuality, adaptability, spiritual focus, and inner & outer balance in these challenging times.

Sometimes our challenges — be they physical, mental, emotional — demand a willingness to accept change. When we break free of old constraints and outmoded attitudes and beliefs, we can then be open to our own fullness, unique self-expression, purpose and healing. And, we can offer our compassion to others who are necessarily dealing with their own challenges.

Dosage:
As desired, 3+ drops several times a day. Putting 6 drops in a cup of water & sipping often may be easier for some.

Flower Essences & Qualities

Contains the following flower essences and the qualities they evoke:

  • Cardoon: Accurately assess the changing needs of self & others
  • Cimicifuga: maintaining integrity & individuality in difficult situations
  • Peruvian Daffodil: trusting enough to reach beyond the safe & familiar for what is sacred & pure
  • Solomon’s Seal: adaptability, flexibility, willingness to change physically & mentally and to support positive change in others
  • Southern Magnolia: full expression of unique self without constraint — opening to the fullness of life
  • Teasel: vibrational protection, spiritual tenacity, attunement with Spirit
  • White Bromeliad: inner and outer balance — knowing when to be in the world and when to withdraw from it


The Complete Line of CORTESIA FLOWER ESSENCES

Below is a listing of our 42 flower essence blends.
A complete description of each is available in our Cortesia Flower Essences Catalog.
<Download the Catalog as a pdf file>

NOTE:  If you want to purchase any of the following flower essences (excluding the seven above), please email us your request so that we can personally process your order — Contact Us>

Blends for Mental Empowerment

Clarity
Creativity
Energizer
Good Traveler
Maintaining Integrity
Motivation
Perserverance
Positive Thinking
Prosperity
Embracing Change



Blends for Touching the Soul

Contentment
Cortesia Sanctuary
Deep Peace
Loving Myself
Meditation
Peacemaker
Seeking Solitude
Soul Support
Spiritual Attunement

Blends for Relationships 

Children's
Communication
Family Harmony
Letting Go
Parenting/Nurturing
Relationship
Sacred Sexuality




Reiki Healing Blends

Reiki 1st Degree
Reiki 2nd Degree
Reiki Master

Blends for Self-Healing

Calm in Crisis
Chronic Stress & Trauma
Deep Healing
Inner Child
Lighten Up
Menopause/PMS
Personal Power
Rising Up
Woundedness Recovery




Hawaiian Blends

Embracing Duality
Transformation
Life Purpose

Cortesia Flower Essences Catalog
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By reading the description of each blend, most people readily determine in 5-10 minutes which blend feels right for them. A more detailed explanation of choosing your blend, and suggestions for use is offered in the following catalog, available as a .pdf file to print. In it is information about the following:

  • Cortesia Flower Essences
  • Reiki Healing Blends
  • Hawaiian Blends
Medical Disclaimer: This information is in no way intended to be a guide to medical practice, or a recommendation that flowers or herbs be used for medicinal purposes. The information should not be used for the diagnosis, treatment, or prevention of human disease. Seek the services of an appropriate physician when his/her services are necessary!



Disclaimer:
The information presented on this website is intended for educational purposes only. These statements have not been evaluated by the FDA and are not intended to diagnose, cure, treat or prevent disease, illness or distressing conditions. Individual results may vary. It is always advisable to consult with your own health care provider and/or to fully educate yourself as to the benefits and possible complications of any alternative form of treatment.


 

 

 

   
     

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