SEPTEMBER FIRST FLOWER ESSENCE / TINCTURE
Ingredients: London Dry Gin (40% abv), Flowers (Dogrose, Anise Hyssop, Nasturtium, Strawberry Flower, Mint Flower, Thyme Flower, Honeysuckle) & Summer Solstice Flower Essence (Water, Lavender, Rose, Lemon Balm).
I chose a locally made gin to infuse with all of the blooming flowers and herbs in the garden and surrounding area on September First, 2019 – the result is a lightly floral scented, sunshine rich tincture capturing the fresh, bright glory of the first day of the turning season. Combined with a flower essence made on the Summer Solstice of blooming Lavender, Rose & Lemon Balm for a boost of Midsummer.
Use: Carry in your pocket or purse to add to tea, water or juice when you need a pick-me-up, a reminder of a brighter time, a few drops of summer on a dreary, long, boring, horrible day. There are days that aren’t any of those things – bright days of sunshine, change and freshness. Take this when you need to remember that.
Important Note: Dark Times Apothecary offerings are small tokens to help you feel like you have some control, or power in these times where lets be honest – none of us feel like we do. They are intented to help you feel less lost, less alone – more grounded and focussed in your own life, time, situation. These are not intented to replace actual healthcare (I am not currently a trained professional), they are intented to be coping mechanisms to help you get through the day. Also they smell nice. Always do your own research if you are not sure about any of the herbs listed above to ensure you are not allergic, or they will not interact with any medication, before taking this tincture.
About Us: All Dark Times Apothecary products are made in very small batches from herbs grown, foraged or carefully selected by me, Dianne Tanner. My knowledge comes from extensive learning and research, or was handed down to me through my family and upbringing in rural New Zealand (via ancestors in England and Scotland). I follow a loose Pagan-Witch path, learning with the seasons and finding things that help me cope with the ever-increasingly difficult times we live in. These are the offerings I am sharing here with you, in the hope that they give you some tools to cope as well. If you have any questions, please get in touch.
Packaging & Shipping: Shipping is available Worldwide. Please note Dark Times is not responsible for any additional charges added at customs. All items will ship within 2 – 3 days of purchase and charge a flat rate for all items. All items are shipped in repurposed packaging to reduce waste where possible. Labels peel off the bottles easily to allow for recycling, or get in touch to send your bottles back for re-use.