Welcome to the second part of our three part series 'Ways with Fleurs'. When the team & I were brainstorming around what three topics we wanted to cover in this series, I knew I wanted to add a post about healing with flowers; something that is not only part of my daily life, but is very close to my heart. Flowers have been used for centuries for their metaphysical properties & healing benefits. I feel today society can disregard them, only see them for their phyiscal beauty, & forget about the fact they can aid us in this life in so many ways. Tapping into a flowers energy & trusting that the earths gifts will nourish us is very powerful & magical when harnessed.
Below includes different ways you can incorperate these flowers into your daily routine. Where possible purchase 100% organic, natural oils, dried flowers & herbs, otherwise they may include toxic frgrances that will disable their healing benefits.
Face steam: Place a 1-2 drops of your oil of choice into some boiling water & throw in some dried flower such as rose, jasmine & chamomile, put a towel over your head so none of the steam escapes & place your face close to the water. Breathe in deep & slow. Be careful not to place it so close it burns your face. This is something I try to do weekly, as it opens your pores, detoxes your skin & invites all the nutrients from the herbs & oil into your skin & body.
Face mist: Grab a glass face mist jar (ebay has some good ones) & d rop a 1-2 drops of your oil of choice into some filtered water & give it a good shake. I make a rose one every few weeks & use it morning & night on my face.
Cooking: Using the dried or fresh form of some flowers & herbs & digesting them can have amazing medicinal & healing benefits. When adding various herbs into the meal I am preparing, I try to envision their healing benfits to make the most of the herbs I am ingesting.
Brewing Tea: This is one of my favourite ways to absorb the energy from the earth. I use dried flowers & herbs to make tea. One of my current favourites is placing some cinnamon bark, 1-2 cloves, fresh mint leaves & dried rose petals into a tea pot & brewing tea.
Jasmine has been known to aid with body aches & can also benefit the digestive system. This flower can also be used to manage anxiety & sleep issues.
How to Use Jasmine
Jasmine has a beautiful scent & is great brewed in a tea.
Roses contains a large amount of vitamin C, which is an important antioxidant for immunity, & balance in health. Rose petals can help increase circulation, & aid with depression & anxiety. Rose has also been linked to the feminine energy, passion & vitality & is a great flower to use when reconnecting with ones sensual self.
How to Use Rose
Make a face mist out of this flower, place some of the dried petals or buds into some boiling water & brew a tea.
Relaxing, helps to manage stress, aids with aniexy & falling into a deep sleep. Lavender oil can also be used as an anti-inflammatory & antiseptic. It can also help to soothe & heal skin.
How to Use Lavender
Make a face mist out of this flower, place some of the dried flowers into some boiling water & bew a tea, place the oil under your pillow at night to place you into a deep sleep.
Calendula is a very popular floral healers, calendula petals have been used for centuries, made into creams & salves to heal cuts, abrasions, burns & wounds. Calendula is antiviral, antibacterial & anti-inflammatory. The flower is also commonly used to heal many skin conditions, including rashes & acne.
This bright yellow flower can heal anger, resentment, bitterness, & jealousy. It also cleanses the liver, is high in vitamin K, & aids skin infections such as acne.
How to Use Dandelion
You can purchase dandelion teas from health food stores, which are made from the root of this flower. These tea's act as a natural diuretic effect, allowing one's liver to eliminate toxins from the body faster. It also helps strengthen the immune system, balance blood sugar levels, relieve heartburn & soothe digestive issues.
If you would like to further your knowledge of how to use flowers within a self-love ritual, cooking, or simply to learn more, below are some resources I personally use often.
With love & light, Fabienne x
Please note: Please consult your medical expert, & conduct your own research before trying any of these practices.