DIY Fresh Flower Infusion
One of my favorite ways to add a little magic to my day is by making my own Fresh Flower Infused Water. Like a fresh juice, smoothie, or fruit infused water you’ll want to drink it as fresh as possible. You do have the option of refrigerating a portion for the next day or two but I wouldn’t save it too much longer than that. Though it would probably be fun to freeze some as ice cubes to use in drinks later. Adding some of the whole flowers used would make them even more enchanting.
I use wildflowers and edible flowers I’ve planted, from my own garden. This way I know the environment they grew in, physically and energetically and I know they haven’t been sprayed. I’ve also been caretaking this property with my husband for quite a few years so we are connected to the living system here and it to us. I feel this provides a personal energetic prescription for my body. If you don’t have access to your own, I wouldn’t put too much thought into this. As long as they’re pesticide free and safe for consumption I’m sure you’ll reap some benefits from this practice even if it’s nothing more than having fun.
Now, you can do some research and look online to see what benefits & energetic qualities certain flowers provide, which I, on occasion do, however, I like to trust my intuition to know what I need at any given time. I also like to be surprised by the results which can on occasion be quite noticeable. My favorite part is the subtle but detectable taste of the flower waters. Just sipping on these elixirs elevates my mood and feels wonderfully magical. I like to put them in a special glass to signify the sacredness of the act. Anything done with love and intention becomes a sacred act or ritual.
Making Your Infusion
Similar to making Flower Essences, you want to float your whole flowers or just petals covering the surface of a water-filled glass bowl. Use glass, not metal or plastic as this will influence your water negatively. I like using a clear glass bowl so it can receive light from multiple directions. You could even use transparent colored glass bowls to charge with a corresponding energy. Use whatever water you normally drink although preferably not tap if you’re connected to town or city treated water. Filtered, well, spring, or distilled, are all good options. (Please be sure that any flowers you collect are indeed edible and not toxic. I will include a list below of some options.) You can Sun charge or Moon charge your infusion or both. For this stage, you’ll choose a place to sit your bowl outside where it can get as many hours, at least 6, of sun or moonlight as possible. I’ll often move mine throughout the day to follow the sun. For moon charged waters, you might want to consult a moon chart to align with your desired effect. (I once, unintentionally, charged mine through an evening’s wild & windy thunderstorm. I just viewed this as a bonus.)
Once your water is infused and charged to your satisfaction (after 24 hours tops) pour your water through a cheesecloth into a glass measuring cup or pitcher, anything with a wide mouth and a pour spout. Then when you’re ready to serve, pour the strained water into your favorite glass. You can add some fresh flower petals if you wish. Use petals from the same species you used to infuse for strengthening the effects or use a flower you feel will compliment your mix.
If you wish, you can use this elixir, or a portion of it, as a face or body spritz by pouring it into a glass spray bottle. Just be sure to use it right away or refrigerate for no more than 2 days for later use.
Play with your recipes. What’s on your property or what do you feel drawn to? What’s in season and prolific at this time? BTW, you don’t have to just use flowers. You can do this same process with herbs or any plant life, again, making sure whatever you use is indeed edible and non-toxic. You can combine these with your flowers or use them on their own.
There are no hard & fast rules when it comes to making your infused waters. It’s a matter of taste, desire, and intuition. Infuse a room temperature tea, juice or maybe even wine. You can use any drinkable liquid that can last without refrigeration for 24 hours. You can also up the ante by adding crystals for a supercharge. I may address this in a future post/article.
Safe Flowers for Your Infusion
- Roses (my personal favorite)
- Apple Blossoms
- Bee Balm
- Red Clover
~ This is not an exhaustive list. Please explore the options further.
Do you think you might try this? I’d love to hear what your experience was if you do. You can connect with me in the comments, by email or through my social media links at the top of this page. Just click the … triple dots to the top, right. 🙂
This simple but lovely ritual can add such magic to your day. It’s definitely a ‘Wild Child‘ thing to do. I really hope you’ll try it.