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There are 3 levels to flower essence dilution. This post will detail the relevancy of each.
What are the levels flower essence dilution?Why does it matter?What am I buying?Alcohol Content
The Mother:This is the first level of potency in the world of flower essences. When I go into the field and craft an essence that essence is known as the mother. This original preparation is 50% water from the crafting process and 50% brandy. Brandy is the preferred alcohol preservative brandy contains 40% alcohol.
Flower Essence Stock Bottle:To make what is known as a stock bottle you take 7 drops from the mother and and add it to a neutral solution of 75% water and 25% brandy. When you purchase any of the single essences on this site you are getting a stock bottle. Also all the Essence Alchemy brand combination formulas are prepared at the stock level.
Flower Essence Dosage Bottle:The dosage bottle is a blend of flower essences from the stock level dilution. When I make a formula for a client I blend 5-7 stock level essences in a solution of 80% water and 20% brandy. If you purchase a Personal Formula on this website you are receiving a dosage bottle. If you are using 2 or more stock level flower essences at the same time it is best to create a dosage bottle with them. The reasons to do this are it makes taking flower essences easier. It extends the life of your stock bottles, opening and closing a stock bottle exposes it to contaminants in the air, dust, pollen, etc.
Dilution is relevant for reasons related to storage and potency. If stored properly stock bottles have a very long shelf life, upwards of 10+ years. Though most people will use a stock bottle before they lose potency. When using a flower essence for physical issues it is best to use the stock level.
A dosage bottles has the shortest shelf life of all. A dosage bottle in general will be viable for up to 2 months. After that time its potency begins to dissipate. This is ok because dosage bottles are only needed for 1 to 2 months. After that time it is best to re-asses your flower essence formula and adjust accordingly.
When purchasing a flower essence look for on the label for the words "stock bottle", "stock", "stock concentrate" or "concentrate". If they don't say this chances are it is a dosage level dilution. If you have any questions reach out to the flower essence producer for clarity.
I hope this has helped you and thanks for reading.
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