There are many ways to choose essences and nothing is ‘wrong’. Trust your intuition.
Essences can be selected by simply reading the descriptions and selecting what resonates. You might choose to identify a particular issue or issues that you want to address. Alternatively, use intuitive scanning, dowsing, muscle testing, selecting cards or another method of your choice.
How to use essences
The Derrynagittah essences are offered in 2 forms: stock essence and spray.
Stock essence is the neat essence in brandy or other spirit alcohol (we use different bases for different essences). These may be taken orally, either neat (2 or 3 drops under the tongue) or diluted. You can put 2 drops in a glass of water and sip this throughout the day or you can make a treatment bottle by adding 2 or 3 drops of stock to a 30ml dropper bottle of water, take 4 drops four times daily or as guided intuitively. The effect will not be reduced by dilution in water so this is the most cost-effective method. At 4 drops 4 times daily, a 30ml treatment bottle will last on average 3 weeks. This could contain one essence or several (include 2 drops of each chosen essence).
When available, I can offer absent dowsing for a personal treatment bottle. In this case I will dowse absently and post you the bottle with a description of what has come up and the indications. I will dowse for what is needed on a soul level. Essences may be given orally, as above; applied directly to the skin (especially effective on pulse points); a few drops added to a bath, room spray, cream etc. You can also send them to others through intention; add them to an animal’s water; add to water for plants; sprinkle on the land. Crystals often enjoy an essence bath. The possibilities are endless.
Essence Sprays may contain a synergistic blend of essences or a single essence, together with aromatic waters and essential oils. All the ingredients work together to enhance the action of the spray. The essential oils, as well as adding scent and the personalities of their origin, help the essences to remain in the auric field for a longer period. The essence sprays are wonderful for spraying in the auric field and for indoor or outdoor spaces. As with the essences, sprays can be used to help humans, animals, plants, minerals, buildings, cars, the land and much more!
When working with essences it is important to consider the unconditional gift coming from the plants, minerals, nature spirits etc. Remember also those others from the invisible world who help and support us in this work. Give thanks for what is given so generously.