Shine with a bright gregariousness and honest inner light
Bright and uplifting— this flower will bring joviality into your life. Daffodil is one of our star flower essences for promoting optimism and easing social interactions. This essence can help you to tap into your own inner light and allow that easy, gregarious, exuberant person that resides in all of us to glow effusively outwards. Useful for those who feel restricted by their own insecurities or misunderstood by those around them. Daffodil types, or those in the positive state of Daffodil, handle relationships with ease; they are often the sunny center of gatherings and exude a happiness that attracts many admirers. Daffodil can also be helpful for those who find themselves in the spotlight frequently and feel burdened by the expectation to uplift others with their sunny attitudes. Such people can feel uncomfortable or untruthful admitting some of their own moments of darkness and doubt— Daffodil will help these naturally sunny types to confront the shadows with a grounded curiosity and confidence that they are authentically perfect just the way they are.
Daffodil can also help to balance the emotions, banishing darker thoughts to invite the sweet weightlessness of joyful living. This essence can help you cast off feelings of self-doubt or shame and open up to new possibilities in your social relationships and inner feelings of authenticity and personal freedom.
Essence of daffodil (Narcissus spp), gluten-free artisan apple brandy, purified water
Take 4 drops up to 4x per day directly onto the tongue or in a glass of water. You can also massage the essence directly onto your skin (the wrists, heart center, and temples are lovely places to try).
Founded by herbalist, reiki master, writer, teacher, medicine maker, and seeker, Asia Suler, One Willow Apothecaries is a gathering place for learning, healing, and connection with the living world. Asia has created an online sanctuary to help us establish a deep relationship with the earth - beginning with nurturing the well of our own self-compassion. Through handcrafted earth medicine, in-person retreats, and online learning journeys, she offers portals into understanding our own unique medicine through a joyful engagement with the natural world.
Residing in the Blue Ridge mountains of western North Carolina, the ancestral lands of the Cherokee, and some of the most ancient coves on earth, Asia honors that the land, and all the spirits in the seen and unseen that nourish its life force, make so much of her work possible.
And she offers this work because at one point in time it saved her spirit. Her own journey began after early years of chronic pain and illness, including a condition called vulvodynia and Lyme disease. The experience - which pushed her into a deep search for healing, both within and without - led her to the altar of the green world and an understanding that truly everything is meaningful. Everyone is good. Everything is medicine. So am I. And so are you.