Lilac Full Moon Flower Essence Recipe

Lilac Flower Essence


Flower essences capture the energetic and healing properties of flowers, and when made under the full moon, they combine the essential nature of the blossoms with the vital energy of the moon.

Lilac is resplendent in spring, inspiring joy in our emotional heart and encouraging us to step back into deep connection with our spirit. Create and then call on Lilac flower essence when you need to come back home to yourself with unfettered joy.

Lilac bush

Ingredients & Supplies:

  • Fresh Lilac blossoms
  • Spring water or distilled water
  • A clear glass bowl
  • A dark glass dropper bottle (preferably amber or cobalt blue)
  • Brandy (preferably organic or Biodynamic) or apple cider vinegar
  • A small funnel
  • A fine mesh strainer or cheesecloth
  • A pair of scissors or garden shears
  • A notebook and pen for documenting the process
  • A calm, quiet space outdoors


  • Choose a day when a full moon is either occurring or is very close. The full moon’s energy is most potent during this time.
  • Select a calm, quiet outdoor space where your essence will not be disturbed. Ideally, this should be a place where the Lilac bushes grow, but any peaceful spot with access to full moonlight will work.

Harvesting Lilac Blossoms:

  • Mindfully approach the Lilac, taking a moment to connect with the plant. Express your gratitude and intention to create a healing essence.
  • Using scissors or garden shears, gently cut a few clusters of Lilac blossoms. Aim to do this early in the morning after the dew has dried, but before the sun is too strong.

Infusing the Blossoms:

  • Place the freshly harvested Lilac blossoms in a clear glass bowl. Fill the bowl with spring water or distilled water, ensuring the blossoms are fully submerged.
  • Place the bowl in a location where it can soak in the full moon's light overnight undisturbed. If possible, choose a spot where it will not be disturbed by artificial lights.
  • Leave the bowl outdoors from dusk until dawn, allowing the Lilac blossoms to infuse their energy into the water under the moonlight.

Straining the Essence:

  • The next morning, retrieve the bowl and bring it indoors.
  • Using a fine mesh strainer or cheesecloth, strain the infused water into a clean glass container. Discard the spent Lilac blossoms with gratitude.

Preserving the Essence:

  • Using the funnel, pour the strained essence into the dark glass dropper bottle, filling it halfway.
  • Fill the remaining half of the bottle with brandy or apple cider vinegar to preserve the essence.
  • Cap the bottle tightly and gently shake to combine.

Labeling and Storage:

  • Label your bottle with the date and type of essence (e.g., "Lilac Full Moon Flower Essence, May 2024").
  • Store the essence in a cool, dark place.

Working with the Flower Essence:

  • Flower essences are typically taken internally by adding a few drops to a glass of water or placing them directly under the tongue. You can also add them to bath water or use them in a spray bottle for misting your environment.
  • Start with a few drops and observe how your body,  spirit, and mind respond. Adjust the dosage as needed.

Journal About Your Experience:

  • In your notebook, write reflectively about the process of creating the essence, your intentions, and any observations or experiences you have while using it. This journaling practice can help you deepen your connection to Lilac and celebrate your relationship with it over time. You may also consider exploring how your interaction with this essence shifts when taken during different phases of the moon or at varied times of day or night.

May the gentle energy of your Lilac full moon flower essence bring you deep healing and a replenished unfolding into your true nature. 💜

Avena Botanicals
Avena Botanicals


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