Evening Primrose plant essence
Archeus plant essences & elixirs are made with plants growing organically in our garden and surrounding areas. We handpick the plant material for these essences and make them using a traditional quartz-infused sun method.
Botanical name: Oenothera biennis
Positive attribute: increases confidence and celebrates the power of the feminine
Comes to your aid when: Lack of self-worth, poor body image, inability to see one’s own beauty
Primary quality: Liberation and compassion
Evening Primrose is associated with the feminine, its oil nourishes skin and supports our hormonal shifts and tides, and its energetic properties provide a sense of grace and calm.
The way Evening Primrose grows gives us many clues as to her nature and how she can help us. At first, she sends out a large rosette of leaves that push other plants out of the way – a bit like the grumps that come with PMT! Then she starts to reach upwards. Evening Primrose is not afraid to grow tall, to be seen about the cluster of flowers in the garden, to stand out in the crowd. She grows all wavy and wonky and all over the place, like an improvisational dance queen of the plant world. I think this also makes her a great remedy for body work like yoga, pilates, dance etc because her energy is so deliciously free form. She helps us get unstuck.
But also, within all that free form, one starts to notice how she is responding to the other plants around her. She is so considerate. She goes out of her way to avoid crowding them. I have photos I’ve taken in my garden where it is as if she is curling her arms around other plants in a gentle and protective embrace.
Sacred to the Goddess Freya, primrose in all its forms is said to increase beauty and attract love
Planetary influence: Venus (with Jupiter)
Medicine wheel: South
This essence contains: Evening Primrose (Oenothera biennis), Aqua, Grape alcohol.
10ml/0.33 fl.oz stock oral dropper bottle
Place 2-3 drops on the tongue or add to a glass of water. Repeat 3-4 times daily or as required.