About the Essences
Findhorn Flower Essences motto is
straight to the heart of the matter
Our essences are –
- handmade with love and attunement by a team of people dedicated to the principles of healing
- made from organically grown and wild Scottish flowers, plants and trees and prepared in spring water from sacred wells
- developed in the heart of Findhorn following the disciplines of co-creation with nature
- produced in accordance with Dr. Edward Bach’s original instructions and guidelines
About the Producer
Marion Leigh is a long-time resident of Findhorn and founder of Findhorn Flower Essences. She developed the essences using flowers indigenous to the region, a continuation of the principles and practice of co-creation with nature; that tradition of attuning to the over-lighting nature intelligences or devas, for which the Findhorn Community became renowned around the world. Marion is a registered homeopath and teacher of Esoteric Healing within the International Network of Esoteric Healing (INEH). Findhorn Flower Essences is situated in the heart of Findhorn and in the heart of the Foundation’s Cullerne Gardens. Many of the flowers used in preparing the essences are growing here. Findhorn Flower Essences operates as an independent business and is an organisational member of New Findhorn Association.
About the Company
Who are we?
Findhorn Flower Essences is directed by Marion Leigh and is located in the North East of Scotland within the world renowned spiritual community of Findhorn. Many of the flowers used in preparing the essences are growing here in the heart of the community. The company operates as an independent business and is a member of the British Flower Essences Producers’ Association and New Findhorn Association.
Marion - When and how was the company started?
It began in 1992 when I returned to live in Findhorn in North East Scotland. I first came to live in the community in the mid seventies. (In the interim, in Australia, my two children, Iona and Michael were born; I certified as a homeopath and worked for the Australian Bush Flower Essences company).
Marion - What is on of your first memorable flower essence experiences?
Making my first essence in this area. The landscape was vibrant with gorse in full bloom and I felt drawn to preparing its essence. I used water I had collected from a little-known ancient local well with known healing properties. This water, I was told, is a healing gift from of the Nature elementals. Combined with the flowers, which embody the highest energies or life force of a plant, and in interaction with the human heart (of those preparing and using the essences) a powerful energy of healing and transformation is released.
Soon after this I was meditating in the Nature Sanctuary in the Findhorn Foundation when, unexpectedly, a being I identified as the Landscape Angel spoke to me of the overall thrust of the work that lay before me. Making flower essences led me into a deep connection with Nature and the intelligences informing the nature kingdom–the devas or angels and the nature spirits of the elements. So, that was the beginning of a range of essences that I made in the first instance for my own healing journey. It was not until a year later that I realised these essences were to be ‘released’ into the public flower essence world.
Marion - How many essences do you make?
We have 48 single flower essences; 5 elemental essences (earth, water, fire, air and ether); and 2 ‘esoteric’ essences (Wesak Blessing and Exaltation); we have 7 ‘ray’ gem elixirs (which I prepared 5 years ago and am just now releasing for the first time) and our retail range of 27 combination formulas.
Marion - What is your most popular essence?
In recent years, our most popular flower essence has been Psychic Protection. It may have something to do with the (so called) ”war on terror”. Or it could be that people are becoming more sensitive. Almost on a par with Psychic Protection is Sacred Space spray that is made using the 5 element essences. I think the elements account for its incredible efficacy.
Our best selling flower essence formula in Japan is Eros, which is for enhancing love, both between people, and for oneself, as in self-nurturing and self-esteem. There is currently an on-line discussion group with 120 members participating and Eros is the top topic. People feel really good on this essence and they claim it is wonderful for the skin and makes you “shine”.
Marion - Is any one essence more effective than any other?
I don’t think so. Each essence has its unique ‘signature’ and field of influence. There are some essences (e.g. Elf Cup Lichen) that can trigger a strong reaction, such as catharsis, and may therefore appear ‘more effective’. Heart Support is an essence that is effective for a lot of people at one time or another. It can help to balance the heart chakra, which is so easily put out of balance by minor or major life changes (that can cause us to feel disoriented and ‘panic’ if we are losing control). From my experience, when the heart chakra is balanced, we are able to cope with any situation that life presents us with.
Marion - What are the company's plans for the future?
Findhorn Flower Essences is Scotland’s largest producer of flower essences. Our plans are to continue growing the company in a healthy and organic way. This year we are implementing a new training programme for practitioners who want to learn to teach through seminars and workshops. In this way the knowledge of healing with flowers will be disseminated to a broader customer base both nationally and internationally.