Snowdrop restores the original Self by gifting the courage to reveal one’s true face in the world.
This pure and simple flower brings self-revelation and a dawning of new life to those who have undergone a long period of darkness or trauma. It encourages a childlike lightness of being despite one’s vulnerability.
This Essence was made in February, a time when despite the frozen soil, cold wind and occasional snowfall, the snowdrops burst forth as one of the first promises of Spring.
The common variety of Snowdrop (Galanthus nivalis, nivalis deriving from the Latin for ‘resembling snow’) is thought to have been brought to the UK by the Romans who associated them with heavenly purity.
"I already started crying when I received the parcel. And taking the first drops, I felt like ice was melting inside of me, and my tears turned into a healing river. These drops are about the strongest healing remedy that I ever encountered, very deep, very gentle, but also incredibly strong at the same time." Christine Jaschke
“By dissolving toxic negative emotional states it brings great light and transformation… Coming as they do at the end of winter the snowdrops symbolize the end of cold, frozen and toxic feelings.” Erik Pelham | (Co-Chair of the British Flower and Vibrational Essences Association)
How to Use this Essence
Chalice Well Essences are most effective when worked with consciously. We suggest calling upon the Spirit of the Chalice Well and asking that you may receive all that you need at this time.
Take 7 drops under the tongue, or in a glass of water, morning and evening, or as your intuition suggests
5 drops of an essence can be added to a warm bath
A couple of drops can be rubbed directly onto the body, chakra, or acupuncture points