Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)
About Essences | How Essences Work | History of Essences | Counterfeit Products | Essence Safety | Master Blends | Blends Vs. Single Ingredient Essences | Essence Selection | Essence Storage | Essence Care | Essence Application | Companion Essences | Essence Kits | Developing Sensitivity | Having a Release | Free Will & Resistance | Essences & Electronics | Essences for Infants | Essences for Pets | Remote Vibrational Essence Therapies™ Class | Working with Companion Essences
What are Shanti Kai™ Essences?
They are highly complex Vibrational Infusions of Flowers, Gemstones, Minerals, Orchids, and Color Frequencies that work on the body’s energy field. Also known as “tinctures of liquid consciousness” each contains the life force energy shaped according to the evolutionary seed pattern of the flower or gemstone from which it was made. They reach beyond a symptomatic level, contributing to transformational shifts in your core ways of thinking, being, and conceiving. They seek to alter the subtle vibrational fields in the four bodies (physical, mental, emotional and spiritual) allowing the user to assimilate corrective frequencies needed to heal and restore.
At Shanti Kai™ we believe that nature has the vibrations needed to heal, restore and align your energy with your highest states of health and well-being. We believe that all beings have vast, yet often untapped healing, restorative, and developmental potential and that our Essences are a means to access and unleash it – to bring you back into alignment with your highest purpose and total potential.
Where are Shanti Kai™ Essences made?
Shanti Kai™ Essences are developed using Hawaiian and Hawaiian-grown flowers (including tree flowers, water plants, & orchids), gemstones, minerals, and precious metals from all over the world. Many of our plants and flowers were grown on the big island of Hawaii, near the volcano, however, some are sourced and grown on Maui, Molokai, Kauai and Oahu.
What Makes Shanti Kai™ Essences Unique?
The energy of the Hawaiian islands, aka the aloha spirit, is naturally interwoven with the Flowers, Orchids, Tree Flowers, Minerals, and water found in all Shanti Kai™ Essence products. We also infuse Color Frequencies and other Vibrational Energies using an advanced proprietary blending science. It is the knowledge of the complex blending synergies as well as our research and knowledge of each ingredient found on our menu, that make Shanti Kai™ Essences truly unique.
Many people tell us no other essence line has ever worked for them like ours does, and that’s because we’ve taken the knowledge of essences from the past, and driven them into the future. Shanti Kai™ is unique in that we’ve chartered new territory and studied Hawaiian grown flowers that no one else has. So what you get at Shanti Kai™ is a continuum of years of what’s tried and true, coupled to what’s bold and new.
We understand times are changing and life is more complex now than it was when essences were discovered and developed. Our essences are more complex because life today is more complex.
Are Shanti Kai™ Essences the Same as Essential Oils?
Shanti Kai™ Essences are not essential oils, aroma therapies or fragrances. Although not necessary to its efficacy, Essential oils are added to Shanti Kai™ Essence sprays in order to enhance their sensory effect, that is, to help open the user to a more expansive experience. Although most Shanti Kai™ Blends do come in dropper bottles as well as sprays (atomizers), only the Shanti Kai™ sprays contain essential oils. Upon request, for an added fee and wait time, most Shanti Kai™ Essences can be made without essential oils. However, if this is desired we recommend you simply go with the dropper option instead (dropper bottles are not made with essential oils). As an aside, Shanti Kai™ only uses high-grade, pure therapeutic essential oils, many of which are in-fact safe for ingestion.
What is the history of Flower Essences?
Much of what was originally understood about flower essences was derived during the early 1900s. The basic theory is that it is the culmination of years of stress, apathy/boredom, anxiety/fear, anger/ frustration, guilt/shame etc. on the mental, physical, and emotional body that is what underlies many (if not most) types of illness. Dr. Bach moreover reasoned that medicine had been unsuccessful in curing disease because its focus was finding a physical cause when in fact the cause is not physical; disease and injury are actually the culmination of built up stress and negative emotion which cannot be cured by treating the mere physical causality or symptom- instead, the underlying, more esoteric, causes of an illness must be approached and confronted.
Fundamental tenets of Flower Essences
One of the core tenets of flower essences surmises – something akin to – that “since we are physical beings we require physical healing”, and that “solutions to problems of illness and injury must be met on the physical plane” which can be effectively done through essences. Essences are physical in form but imbibe the energetic quality – i.e. the seed blueprint – of the plant, flower, or mineral from which they are derived – they thus can have a more refined effect on the subtle energy planes where imbalance originates.
How Essence Work
How do Essences work?
While this is abbreviated, Essences are more akin to homeopathics (than herbs or aromatherapy) in that they work vibrationally, within your energy field. With prolonged use, Essences work to heal gaps and tears in your electrical circuitry, having a downstream effect on balancing and strengthening your physical body.
Are the Effects of Essences Immediate?
Although the highly sensitive individual may experience immediate effects of the essences, and many will derive instant benefits, for best results, Shanti Kai™ Essences are designed to work over time with prolonged and regular use.
I noticed there are products with similar names as yours sold in stores like where yours are found – are these similar or the same?
Shanti Kai™ methods are proprietary, and oftentimes the description for just one of our Essences has taken as long as a decade for us to release. This is because we do all our own research, before we release information (i.e. online and in stores). Many of the products you find out there may seem similar to ours but you must read between the lines and look at the background of the company to understand whether or not these are intention based products, aromatherapy or botanical sprays – whether they are actually researching their own products, and/or to understand what goes into them before you buy.
Are essences considered dietary supplements?
No! Essences form a unique niche within the industry not quite fitting into bath and body/aromatherapy or botanical, and yet not quite Ayurvedic or herbal either. Because of this, they often get confused with similarly named products that are more aligned with the metaphysical, or intention based market.
Are Essences Safe?
Essences are an all natural, safe, effective means of balancing the body’s electrical field. Because they’re vibrational, Essences do not pose the same threat of allergy or overdose that essential oils, medicinals, and other supplements can.
Do Shanti Kai™️ Essences contain allergens?
Shanti Kai™ Essence sprays contain 1-3 drops of Therapeutic Grade essential oil per 2 oz bottle. We always recommend you start with a skin patch test to ensure that you do not have a reaction to essential oils in a given Essence spray – regardless of how dilute the amount is.
To do this, simply spray a small amount of Shanti Kai™️ Essence on the inside of your wrist or other protected, less sensitive area, and wait to see if there is a reaction.
If you know you are highly sensitive, you may want to use the Essence dropper form – as these do not contain essential oils. If you need a list of the exact essential oils in a given blend, please email or reach us through our contact us form and we will get back to you as soon as possible – within three business days or faster.
Remember that we only use 1-3 drops of essential oil per 2 oz bottle, and, in most cases we are dealing with a blend of highly pure, therapeutic grade essential oils per spray, so the final concentration of any one essential oil is quite dilute.
Always check with your physician should you suspect an essential oil or other allergy. Remember, you are solely responsible for your own health – please work with and use our products responsibly.
Can I use too much of an Essence?
Shanti Kai™ Essences are vibrational – they do not pose the risk of allergy or overdose that essential oils and other supplements do. Our sprays do have therapeutic grade essential oil added for sensory experience – not enough to cause allergy in most individuals – but they can be made without upon special order. If you suspect an essential oil allergy, check with your physician before use. You may also wish to apply skin testing before use. You may use our contact us form to inquire as to specific Essential oil concerns.
FDA Disclaimer- *we always recommend you ask your physician should you have any medical concerns or perceive physical health challenges. Please see our disclaimer in the footer of this page.
Which Essence is Right for Me?
We understand that it can be confusing or even overwhelming to make a selection. With over 600 essences in our repertoire and many having overlapping benefits, how do you know you’re getting the right one? That’s where our Master Essence Blends come in!
What is a Shanti Kai™ Essence Master Blend?
Shanti Kai™ Essence Blends are Mega Blends, masterfully concocted combining years of research and experience, and taking into account our own intuitive understanding of each plant and mineral and how they work in synergy. Our blends include up to 30+ single ingredient plant and mineral essences (including native Hawaiian flowers, water plants, orchids, gemstones, and in some cases, light frequencies) combined to target a wide variety of symptoms that underly key target issues, including sleep.
Why are there so many ingredients in your Blends?
Ask any medical doctor and they will tell you the symptoms and complaints they hear are vastly different from even a decade ago, let alone when essences were first developed. At Shanti Kai™, we believe the solution is to align our Essence Blends to target these issues on the multi-dimensional levels in which they exist.
Blends vs. Single Ingredient Essences
Would one of your individual Flower or Mineral Essences also work? How do I know where to start?
One single ingredient essence, selected correctly, may be all you need … however, pinpointing the right one can be tricky. If you are certain you know what you need, then of course you may go with this simpler option. Depending on what that might be, we may even have Master Blends that boost that particular essence ingredient. Kalanchoe Flower Essence for instance, has traditionally been used for sleep, and in this case, we offer a Kalanchoe Master Blend, that contains a variety of Kalanchoe Flowers to make the essence more robust. If Kalanchoe is truly what you need, then choosing any one of its varieties, or its Master Blend, may be an excellent choice for you.
How to Choose the Best or Right Essence(s) for You!
If you know how to muscle test, or use kinesiology or other dowsing methods (such as working with a pendulum or other energetic testing technique) you may apply this to key into exactly what you need. If you do not know how, many tutorials are available online on kinesiology testing and or muscle testing. However, you can also find such information in our online group classes, and/or private sessions. For more info please feel free to contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
In most cases, simply reading about a product or noting which ones you are most drawn to is often enough. If you are not familiar with these techniques for selection or energy testing, but you are comfortable with your intuition, then we recommend going with what resonates most; that is, if you see something that grabs you or if a certain Essence speaks to you, by all means, go with that!
Sometimes it is that simple, and one correctly chosen essence is a miracle lightning rod, and just like that, your desired outcome or intended solution is achieved!
However, if that’s not the case, and/or you’re drawn to a number of different essences, and you feel comfortable creating your own regimen to work with the ones you’ve selected, that is perfectly okay! But if you’re wondering which ones work well together and if combining them is okay… it might help you to know we’ve already done the work for you!
Our Essence blends are based on years of experience in working with sensitive clients and customers who have had similar issues and turned to Shanti Kai™ Flower and Mineral Essences for energetic help. Our blends contain a wide range of essences that others have found helpful, along with ingredients traditionally used for target issues. Simply find the one that most closely aligns with your target area or issue, and or DM us for more information.
Can I search for Essences by Issue, Symptom or Condition?
Yes! We do have a selection by category tool, that allows you to hone into the target issue or area you are trying to address- this is available in our main menu on our website as well as under the Main Essence Page.
Please note that categories are intentionally broad and the language used to describe an issue may wax more esoteric than mainstream concerning physical health and wellness issues. This is because we are careful to describe the efficacy of our products by the energy rather than as being aligned with a given illness, injury, diagnosis, or other specific medical issue or problem. It is important to differentiate the nature of the product in this way, but here is a helpful tip to narrow down your selection by symptom or physical condition/problem:
Tip: Finding Essences for a Physical Symptom or Condition
Simply correlate the part of the body where there is an issue or imbalance with its corresponding chakra- or energy center. Once you’ve pinpointed that region, search for essences that pull up under that corresponding chakra.
- Example 1: For instance, if you have low back, feet, leg, or other spinal issues, try searching for Root or Muladhara Chakra. Alternatively you could simply start with our Root Chakra Master Essence. You might also find this same search will connect you with products for help with resolving issues around being present (i.e. dissociating), grounding/rooting, relationship with your mother and/or Mother Earth, finances, stability, balance, issues of lack or not having, and more.
- Example 2: If you have lung, skin, heart or respiratory issues you might search for Heart or Anahata Chakra. Additionally, this same search might also bring up Essences for forgiveness, releasing resentment, relationship issues, and balancing emotions.
If you think about it, it makes sense, and in eastern science, issues that go unresolved in the chakras eventually enter the physical body and become physical problems that must then be healed, maintained, balanced and/or detoxed out. Anger for instance is often said to manifest as skin issues, related to the heart, and resentment in heart problems.
If you are uncertain what Chakra to resource, please see our Chakra Resource page, available from our Main Essence Page under the Chakra Line.
Why do You Not Allow Search by Illness or Disease?
Since our Essences work on the upstream of the physical plane, they impact the body as a downstream effect, and we are careful to ensure that our search categories align with this.
Product Storage & Care
How are they Preserved?
Essences are preserved in the typical, traditional homeopathic and herbal remedy medium, using ~20% alcohol as a preservative.
Can you use another preservative other than alcohol?
Upon request and for an added fee they can be made with another carrier, however we have found that most other carriers are unsuitable due to either problematic aromas and/or limited storage time.
Do I need to refrigerate my Essence products?
No, storing in a refrigerator is not necessary, although it is perfectly fine to do so. However, if you do refrigerate your Essences, and/or if you live in a colder climate, we recommend that you shake them extra, as even with a warmer storage environment, this is required to activate the ingredients to their utmost capacity. For ease of use, room temperature is best, but any moderate environment should be fine. Avoid extreme heat and too much sunlight, as this can cause the essential oils inside to degrade faster, in some cases. However, even so, the integrity of the Essences should remain intact.
What is the shelf life of my Essences?
In general, Essences do not expire unless you allow something to touch the inner liquid. If the sprayer is removed and touches a surface, boil water and sterilize before putting back on. If the dropper accidentally touches something, do the same.
How should I store my Essences?
The answer is short and sweet, do you remember that Offspring song Come out and Play? What was the chorus?… Keep ‘em Separated! If you knew the song it probably won’t be difficult to remember once it gets in your head. But really, this means: no mingling! We suggest you do not allow your bottles to touch. Although we energetically seal them for shipment, upon arrival they should be immediately separated, ensuring that there is room for air and light between each bottle – if only a tiny sliver of space!
How should I travel with or transfer my Essence products in order to keep them “safe”?
Wrap each bottle in a white satin saffron infused cloth and hang them from a golden belt tied to your waist – don’t worry about what anybody thinks, they will all be mesmerized when they hear the clinking of the bottles and feel the energy you are emitting! Just kidding! Just checking if you’re really still with me… If you wish to take them somewhere, putting them in Ziploc bags, or preferably, some kind of sustainable material such that there is at least a thin or even micro layer between bottles is fine. If you must engage the bottles with one another, try to separate them as soon as you arrive at your destination- and give them a little time and space to equilibrate before use. It’s fine to have them inside of a bag with other objects, as long as there is some kind of thin veil separating them from other items, and each other.
Is it okay to set my Essence on or near my computer, lab bench, or area with lots of smart gadgets and/or other electronics?
While it will not damage the bottle itself, it is best if you do not have your Essences leaning up against your electronics, televisions, computers, sanitizers, chemical products and/or other electronic, chemical or artificial substances. if you want the most potent energy possible upon application.
What do I do if my bottles have been touching?
“Oh No! My bottles have been touching! What now?!!” If your bottles have been touching, simply separate them as soon as possible and put in a quiet, clean space to allow them to equilibrate. Some people like to take a selenite slab and put their Essence on that if it has been exposed to another product or touching another object without a layer in between, however it’s best if there are no etchings in the selenite or other crystal or stone surface. Putting it on a rock outside, a piece of marble tile or granite countertop, a piece of wood or outside in a clear space can also help your Essence(s) to re-equilibrate.
How can I use the remaining small amount of essence that is left in my bottle?
There are several things you can do to make use of the essences left at the bottom of the spray bottles. Below are some suggestions but be aware that once you try one of these options it will change the shelf life of the vibration in the bottle. For this reason, once you use the final drops, you should use it as soon as possible, if not immediately.
- Add to pure bath salts and massage into skin before bathing/showering.
- Add directly to bath water or foot-soak.
- Add to a bottle of pure carrier oil (such as Almond or Grapeseed oil) and apply topically.
- Add to a pure organic lotion or shampoo (that does not contain chemicals/preservatives).
- Add to Jojoba oil and apply as scalp/hair treatment
- Apply topically, directly. (Using a carrier oil is better though because you don’t need much for one dose).
- Add it to your next glass of drinking water
Note that adding your essences to other products not listed, such as non organic beauty items, candles, other essences, etc., can greatly change the vibration of your essence and render it ineffective. Should you have any questions, you can email us at email@example.com
How often should I use an essence and how much should I use?
Applying Kinesiology, Dowsing, Muscle Testing or other methods are the best way to ascertain (see below) how much Essence is required at any given moment – as well as how often. However, you may also go by the recommendations on the bottle label, or by your intuition, and/or simply use 5 to 7 sprays (or drops) twice per day.
Is it better to use more Essences for faster results?
Like most homeopathic substances, less is more. Although contrary to the American way, small dosages of Shanti Kai™ Essences are highly effective. As the inter-workings are vibrational, it is not necessary to use more to impact a response.
Are there exceptions to when I should apply more?
When it comes to energy clearing, it is true that it can be beneficial to use more if you are using it on a larger space or place. The same can be said for essences that shield unwanted energy; depending on how many energies you are around that require buffering, you may wish to use it more.
Where should I spray my Essence for best results?
You can use as directed on the bottle, in the attached brochures, or you can follow your intuition and use as you feel guided to. However in general, we recommend spraying:
- Forehead/3rd eye
- Base of skull
- Chest – front/back of heart center
- Along the spine
Spraying your crown and over areas of exposed skin can also be beneficial.
For best results, applying directly on skin is ideal, as this allows a quickened sensory response.
You can always just spray in whatever area is suggested on the bottle, and or throughout your auric field. Additionally, you can think about it metaphorically; think about where you feel or carry your stress and tension, and spray that area as well.
Please see our Essence FAQ on releasing blockages for more information.
Do I have to apply the Essences to the right spot in order for them to work?
Don’t worry too much about how to use the Essences right; as long as they are applied to your energy field, they will get to where they need to go. Essences contain nature intelligence – or mana – you needn’t understand how they work – they simply do. They know where they’re needed most – and will go to areas of imbalance and/or weakness first. If you are interested in learning more about the hows and whys, consider taking one of our classes.
Is it better to apply an Essence Spray over some areas as rather than others?
Simply put, you may experience the subtle but powerful action of Essences more readily (and consciously) if you apply them over an area that is more sensitive and/or receptive to them, as well as if you apply them over an area experiencing a high level of need – such as over areas of tension or discomfort.
Since Companion Essences are applied together, is it OK if I combine them (or other Essence combinations) into a single bottle (i.e. or pour the remainder of one into the other) so I only have to carry and spray one?
No! While Companion Essences are indeed okay applied one after the other – there is a succinct yoga to the way Shanti Kai™️ Essences are blended, stored, and energetically sealed. When you purchase them, this yoga is locked in, and in general, remains unaltered as long as you do not compromise the integrity of the Essence (see Essence care guidelines in our FAQ or General Blog category section).
If you combine Essences into a single container, the synergy of each Essence is compromised. Effective immediately, the core formulations are altered. When you spray them one at a time, you still experience the beneficial effects of each individual Essence settling into your field, and as they combine within your aura, the vibrational synergy is enhanced.
This is certainly not true for how all botanical sprays or aromatherapies interact. Remember, Shanti Kai™ Essences are not sensory (i.e. fragrances or aromatherapies), metaphysical or intention based products.
Thus, when you layer Essence on top of Essence- as in a Companion Essence application – the effect is very different than if you were to combine them first in a single bottle or container and then apply.
What if I do not have 15 minutes to wait in between applying Essences? Are they still effective?
Yes! Waiting a few minutes to apply a different Essence is recommended to allow an Essence to set (i.e. to integrate into your energy field). However, Companion Essences can be layered one on top of the other without a pause in between – it will not diminish their efficacy or affect the blends’ integrity to do so.
We recommend waiting 15 minutes, minimum, in between Essence applications when you have the luxury of waiting this long.
Are there any Exceptions to Applying Essences in tandem, or several at once?
Yes! There are some cases where we would not recommend doing this. Highly sensitive individuals, for example, are more apt to experience energy overload or overwhelm when they attempt to apply Essences too quickly. Thus, depending on your level of sensitivity, it may be preferable to wait longer amounts of time in between application*.
*If you do not know what it means to be a highly sensitive individual, then chances are, you’re not. (Note this term does not refer to a “highly allergic individual”… please see section “Are Essences safe?” for more information).
What is a Shanti Kai™️ Specialty Essence Kit?
Shanti Kai™️ Essence Kits were created to address specific commonly requested issues on a broader spectrum than you may experience when working with an individual Essence Blend. Each Essence Blend within a given kit is already a stand alone, multi- layered, complex synergy designed to target a given issue or area – however, the Essence Blend(s) that will work best for you on any given day may vary, according to your needs. Kits are designed with Essences that enhance efficacy, and synergistically align with one another. In short, they put more power in your hands, giving you the most robust systems to target certain ranges of energies within given areas. Read more about our Kits here.
How Do I Apply Essences in a Kit?
You can work with them as directed in the Kit instructions, and/or layer them all at once. Often people ask us, “Is it okay to combine my Shanti Kai™️ Essences? And in general the answer is a resounding “yes!”, however certain Essences and Essence Blends can clash, reducing the benefits you may experience and/or somewhat altering the effects altogether. Our Companion Essence pairings and Kit systems have done the work for you, ensuring you get the most from your work with our products.
Why Would I Choose a Kit?
Certain Kits, such as the Shanti Kai™️ Wellness Kit, cover our choice Essence Blends used most commonly in synergy to stimulate energies of healing – with each Essence being in harmony with the others in the kit. Our Chakra Release It™ Kit, on the other hand, is designed to optimize the balance and clearing of the seven main chakras, with a myriad of potential options and pairings. Both of these kits are ideal for therapists, healers, and other practitioners who may experience working with many different types of issues on any given day, but also for anybody that is very serious about taking their healing to the next level. Other kits are designed to build on the functionality of an already thorough system. The Shanti Kai™️ Have It All Kit, for instance, builds on our Aura Clearing Essences, taking you to the next level of putting back in the energies you want more of, after removing the ones you don’t. This helps ensure your vibrational field of attraction is on par with what you would envision attracting.
Not sure where to start?
We got you covered there too! The Shanti Kai™️ Essentials Starter Kit covers the basics in vibrational energy management, bringing tools for clearing, protecting, and helping you mitigate stress while increasing vitality and your ability to rest.
Will regular Essence use help develop me intuitively?
Essences naturally open your energy field to receive, and in turn, the Essences increasingly open themselves to you. Your energy starts to become more sensitive and expanded, tuning into the subtleties, yet at the same time, balancing, integrating and opening more and more – expanding.
Why is it that with ongoing use I seem to just know which Essences I need?
Over time and with regular use, you become more sensitive, more refined, and more attuned to the subtle energy realms – and of course, the realms of nature. This can have the effect, over time, of heightening your intuition and sensitivity regarding working with Shanti Kai™️ Vibrational Essences.
Why do I sometimes experience resistance to using Essences?
Sometimes the last thing you want to do, when you’re under stress, is reach for an Essence. “Why is this?” … you might ask. Well, put simply, because when you have emotional stress, shock and/or trauma, the tendency is to want to contract inward and close up. Essences encourage your energy field to open up, to release inner contraction and tension… so you can heal. And when you’re hurt, shocked, wounded, and/or otherwise stressed, it can be really hard to allow this in.
Coupling Essences to other forms of therapy, conscious healing, meditation, or even simple movement (such as stretching, yoga or walking) can help you begin to find the grounding and support needed to carry you through.
Release & Resistance
How should I apply my Essence to target specific blockages?
Simply tune into your body and ask the question “When I think about something that frustrates me in life, where do I feel it in my body?”. Whatever your answer is, that is a good place to apply your Essence.
For emotional balance or blockages, also try spraying:
- The backs of your kidneys
- The backs of your knees
- Heart center
If you know that you experience frustration, anger, worry, or other emotion in a certain area or region of your body, try applying over that area as needed, when symptoms arise (and/or before they set in, when possible).
What happens if I use too much of an Essence?
If you don’t need it or accidentally use too much, the Essences will simply vibrate off – Poof! However, Essences can stimulate blocked energy within your field to release, and this can cause temporary discomfort, triggering the sense that you’re reacting to something external, when in reality, you are reacting to something internal.
Having a Release
Will your Essence overwhelm my energy or cause me to go into an uncomfortable release? (For Highly Sensitive Individuals*)
If you are highly energetically sensitive and easily overwhelmed by outside energy, you may wish to apply Essences throughout your auric field first. While subtle, especially over time, effects from applying in this way can be quite pronounced! Spraying a few feet away, and misting is also recommended – at least initially. In this case, we recommend starting with our White Light™️ Essence. If you do not have this on you, and cannot get it for some time, you may also work with a single variety Flower or Mineral Essence or a Master Flower or Mineral Essence – if you know it is amenable to you – and use it to help ground, stabilize and soften your response.
As you gain confidence working with the Essences, you can begin to increase the proximity with which you spray your physical body, eventually allowing the mist to touch the skin, and advancing to our Master Blends. See video on Essence Application Tips for more information.
Can Essences have other side effects? Can the energy get stuck while trying to release?
In short, the answer is no. Since Essences are vibrational and do not actually contain plant or mineral matter, in most cases you will be experiencing the side effect not of the Essence, but of your own release. Occasionally, if you are rotating several Essences at once, have been under increasing stress, have not been conscious about your eating habits and lifestyle practices… and/or if you are very sensitive energetically, it is possible that you may experience a sort of energetic congestion in the process of energy clearing and release.
That is, you’re simply trying to dispel too much at once and your energy field goes into overload. The process on an energetic plane mirrors the physical body in a similar situation, and you may find that your energy field is simply unable to keep up with the detox.
In this case, we would recommend that you consciously work with the process, just as would be recommended in a physical detox. Doing things to expel toxins from your body such as taking walks, exercising, using a sauna, doing yoga, eating more vegetables, drinking more water… and the like, as well as seeking external help – such as coupling your Essence use with conscious energy healing and/or other mind-body therapeutic work.
What should I do if I experience an intense or uncomfortable Release?
You can always discontinue use until symptoms subside. What’s more, should you feel like it’s too much you probably either need to slow down or speed up. That’s right, as contrary as it may seem, when you’re in the middle of a release, the last thing you want to do is stop the block from coming out … unless it’s really that uncomfortable (i.e., in which case there may be more going on than meets the eye.*).
If a particular Essence causes a release, should I continue using that same Essence?
- You can try actually working with that same Essence in what’s called acute dosing, increasing the time intervals of application to every 15, 30, or 60 minutes and then slowly decreasing use as symptoms subside. Applying over sensitive areas, as well as any areas of discomfort is highly recommended, but in case of droppers, taking orally with acute dosing also works well.
- Another option is to take a break and rotate. If it was a specific Essence product that brought about the release, use a different Essence (i.e. that you dowse or muscle test positive for, and/or intuitively resonate otherwise with) for a little while. This can help you re-equilibrate your energy and more quickly achieve greater energetic balance.
- Finally, you can soften the release process by augmenting your Essence application with Frequencies of White Light™️. You can also simply use Frequencies of White Light™️ Essence on its own, in place of the other Essences you’ve been working with, until discomfort or the release subsides. If you are highly sensitive to different energies, this may be the best option.
Besides purging blockages and energy clearing, when do you recommend Essences for releasing?
In general, we always recommend working with Essences that help you release and clear, before working with ones intended to attract, and/or draw things in.
What do you suggest when a really deep cleaning is needed?
If you know you have a lot of clearing to do, whether it be on yourself or in a space or place, we recommend working with the Shanti Kai™️ Land Clearing Kit or the Have It All Aura Clearing/Attracting Kit. These are systematically designed to take you through the layers necessary for a deep, energetic clearing of your energy, space or place.
Essences & Free Will
Will Essences affect me if I don’t want them to?
In short, the answer is no… but it’s also yes! Shanti Kai™ Essences are pure, nature-based mana; they generally listen to your resistance. If you do not want them to work, they won’t; put simply, nature respects your boundaries. Many people, however, want help and appreciate good positive energy from nature being infused into their environment.
Can Essences alter free-will, and or override resistance of those around me?
Your resistance is there for a reason, and when you’re ready to let it go, you will. However, an Essence can help speed that process along. This is true for those in your environment as well. That is, the same principle holds. Essences can confer vibration from one energy field to another, as long as the individuals involved are open to vibrating at that same frequency.
Can I use an essence to attract someone specific or something specific to my space (i.e. after clearing in energies that would block it)?
It is possible to attract something or someone at a frequency that is similar to what or who you would want to attract in your space, but it is not possible to command our Essences to attract that very person or thing into your space. That is because when you do that, you use your intention to overpower another’s free will.
Shanti Kai™️ Essences are pure, and vibrate at the optimal frequencies of which they are found in nature and, therefore will not act against or out of accordance to, or with, nature.
If the people around me are spraying an Essence, will it have an effect on me?
If you consciously do not think you want help- or consciously do not want to allow help in, but.. your higher self disagrees, it can choose to override you – that part of you acting from a lower space.
Why do some people have such adverse reactions to your Essences?
Because they’re powerful. Subtle but powerful. Do not underestimate them.
“Don’t use that on me!!!!”
Why is that? Most likely, either the part of them is in resistance or something attached to them (i.e. such as an entity) recognized that an energy was present (i.e. the Essence) that would have the power and potential to defeat that resistance – and immediately took offense to it.
If somebody has resistance to healing (or the Essences), does it mean that they won’t change once they experience it (or them)?
You can be in a field of flowers or in a majestic crystal cavern and still sulk, but when you begin to feel the energies pulsating all around you – it becomes harder to deny the experience. As we’ve often heard our Essences described, “experience is believing”.
As a general rule of thumb, most people, even miserable people, feel better when they’re happy! And they feel happier when they’re lighter… so while Essences won’t force the energy of other people around you to have a clearing, it may just happen that they’re free will shifts. It’s hard to be around people that are in a better space than you and not want some too!
Essences, AI and Electronics
Can I use my Essences to buffer energies from my computer and or other energies in my workspace?
Yes! If you wish for your Essences to buffer other energies in your workplace, then applying them around such objects will benefit you. In fact, I’ve had many people that work in IT, robotics, physical sciences, and other electronic type professions tell me that just having their Essences near them in their work seems to help, even without application. That is, they intentionally leave it against their computer or in their office space to help mitigate any negativity or lower energy that may be affecting them in their environment. I’ve even had people tell me that they leave the bottle – with just enough residual Essence leftover – by their computer or workspace to help offset any negative side effects from their surroundings. They tell me they feel less fatigued, less imbalanced, and less drained and/or affected by energies throughout the day when they do this.
Will Essences affect non-human other energies in my workplace – such as my computer, electronics. machinery, chemicals, etc.?
The aura from the bottle will in fact affect the aura from whatever space its in – such as your computer’s aura-and for this reason, it is not a bad idea to leave a bottle – even a near empty one – around objects that you perceive may otherwise “drain” you or cause imbalance. However, if your ultimate goal is to protect or shield and balance your own energy field then we recommend spraying your Essences directly on your physical body, and/or throughout your aura.
Essence for Infants
Are Essences Safe for Babies?
There is tremendous benefit to starting children and babies on Essences at young age because energies of trauma can be cleared and their auric field strengthened – giving them an energetic advantage that they might not otherwise have had. Remember, Essences are vibrational and do not pose the risk of allergy that essential oils do. Our sprays do have 2-3 drops of essential oil per 2 oz bottle. If you suspect an essential oil allergy, check with your physician before use. You may also wish to apply skin testing before use. You may also use the contact us form on our website to inquire as to specific essential oil concerns. Our Essences are preserved in the typical homeopathic and herbal remedy fashion, using ~20% alcohol as a preservative.
Of course, we always recommend you ask your physician should you have any medical concerns or perceive physical health challenges. *Please see our disclaimer in the footer of this page.
Applying Shanti Kai™ Essences for Infants
Most babies are very sensitive and will get the benefit of the Essences through their auric field, and while subtle, over time the effects from this can be quite pronounced. For best results, applying directly on skin is ideal, as this allows a quickened sensory response. You may apply drops over teeth for teething, being careful that the dropper does not touch the mouth, and use our sprays to strengthen the energy field over areas where there is a perceived effect.
We recommend working with the Essences as an aura spray first, and/or applying drops topically. We recommend starting at a smaller amount than for adults, approximately 2 drops of Essence, or 2-3 sprays. However, if you know how to do a kinesiology or muscle test, and/or have another way of checking to see how much is needed, we recommend this first. In acute situations, you can apply at increasing intervals until symptoms subside. For sprays shake well and spray throughout the infant’s aura (initially) to acclimate them to Essence. Spraying a few feet away, and misting is recommended initially. As you gain confidence working with the Essences, you can increase proximity, eventually touching the skin.
Shanti Kai™ Essences for Enhancing Feelings of Safety & Protection
We recommend Shanti Kai™ Guardian Angel™ and Frequencies of White Light™ for increasing auric shielding and feelings of safety. Additionally, Shanti Kai™ Amethyst Light™, and Healer Within™ Essences may also help foster feelings of safety.
Shanti Kai™ Essences to Foster Nurturing
We recommend Shanti Kai™ Inner Child™ Essence for increasing feelings of safety and nurturing. Shanti Kai™ Hawaiian Papaya Essence over tummy area (sprays or drops) can also help. Shanti Kai™ Hawaiian Noni Essence may also be beneficial in some instances. If there is teething or other pain you might try Healer Within™ (sprays or drops), Frequencies of White Light™ and/or Amethyst Light™ or Amethyst Master drops. (Note, please see below for Essences for physical tension associated with teething, as the aforementioned have to do with the underlying nurturing issues that can come up with teething.)
Shanti Kai™ Essences for Physical Tension or Areas of Sensitivity
We recommend Shanti Kai™ Indigo Light™ sprayed on the skin for soothing. Healer Within™ taken as drops for babies can also be beneficial. You might try rubbing a few drops onto the crown or chest. Hawaiian Obsidian Essence can also be beneficial when applied over the abdomen for balancing energies associated with the tummy area, and along the base of the skull for easing developmental angst. Maui Lavender Essence can also be beneficial when sprayed around the baby’s crib, along the spine, bottoms of feet, and or applied as drops and gently rubbed into forehead, behind the ears, back of crown and base of skull area.
Other Shanti Kai™ Essence Recommendations for Infants
We recommend Hawaiian Peridot Essence over the back of the heart to calm fears (i.e. coming from subconscious fear, often from before birth) and help relax any nervous energies. Emerald, Aquamarine, Kunzite, Rose Quartz, Morning Glory (especially Indian Morning Glory or Silver Dwarf Morning Glory), Maunaloa, and Pohue Essences may also be beneficial. Continuing, Kilauea Rose Essence may be beneficial when applied along the lower half of the body, as well as Neostylis Orchid Essence when applied around areas of perceived stress and tension. Jasmine: Love™, Jasmine Master – spray or drops – and/or Rose Pikake can also help to soothe and uplift. We also recommend Shanti Kai™ Golden Aura™ over the Crown – preferably starting at birth to strengthen ancestral connection, and build strength of auric field. Finally we also recommend Hawaiian Coral to support energies of growing and development, and Take Me Away™ for invoking rest and stress reduction.
Essence for Pets
Should I get sprays or drops?
If your animal is generally healthy and you just want the essence to use as needed – such as thunder storms, car trips, vet visits, etc – then you may want to go with drops.
Drops: Drops can be taken orally as indicated on the bottle label (and elaborated on in the brochure). In some cases, if there is increased or prolonged stress, then you may choose to use acute dosage, which is when you give the pet the indicated amount at regular intervals (say every15 or 30 minutes, depending on the level of need) until the animal’s stress response has improved.
Sprays: If your pet is aging or has a known problem such as arthritis, kidney issues, thyroid issues, lung problems etc., then you may choose to treat the animal’s energy field on a regular basis, at least twice a day (or in some cases as needed/desired for discomfort), with a spray. Simply spray as directed on bottle/brochure and also over any problem areas. You may wish to google pet anatomy to learn where to spray for your pets concerns.
Should I spray the skin, fur or just over the aura?
All can be advantageous. Parting the hair and applying spray to skin can also be helpful, especially if there is suspected physical discomfort (see brochure), however this is not necessary in order for the essence to work. A pet reading with Shanti Kai™ may help you determine how to best apply. However, directions on the bottle will suffice in many cases.
These have alcohol in them, are they safe for my pet?
Essences, like homeopathies and other herbal remedies have traditionally been made with alcohol as a preservative (since most animals don’t have alcohol addictions, there is little reason to be concerned for this reason). If you are concerned with giving your pet drops orally, you can choose to apply by spray or another manner described in the brochure (such as topically to the ear or on the scalp).
Could my pet be allergic to the ingredients?
Essences are vibrational and therefore do not pose the same threat as do essential oils or remedies with plant matter. One drop of therapeutic grade essential oil is included in the sprays for anti-microbial properties and to benefit strengthening of the olfactory system. You may wish to use drops if you are concerned with certain essential oils*. For an additional cost you can order the essence with no essential oil.
*It is your responsibility to know your pets allergies.
What will my pet experience?
We encourage you to try the pet essences on yourself first to get a feel for what your pet may feel – remembering animals have more acute senses than humans but cannot tell you this directly. Use consistently over time for best results.
To test on yourself: close your eyes and take a few deep centering breaths and slow exhales. Shake the bottle vigorously to activate ingredients and then spray directly on your forehead (or third eye), temples, throat and neck and other areas of tension. Wait a few minutes and notice any signs of gentle releasing or shifting. Repeat as necessary until you have tuned in to what is happening.
Remote Vibrational Essence Therapies™ Class
How will I feel after a Shanti Kai™ Remote Vibrational Essence Therapy™ Group Class?
Most people report feeling lighter and freer right away. However, depending on whether or not you take the extension, you may have some processing to do before reaching this point on your own. Some feel energized and others tired – it truly depends on where you are in your process. If you have been burdened and an energetic block or attachment is cleared or lifted, you may instantly feel lighter. However, in other cases, that same release may pull up a myriad of energies and, even memories – that your body-mind must process before being freed.
Remember though, that when you integrate healing from a Remote Shanti Kai™ Vibrational Essence Therapies™ Class, your energy field is literally detoxifying out lower frequencies, which may include stress and various types of energetic blockages. Such blockages can be complex – and without getting in too deep, just know that it is normal to need more rest or even at times to actually experience symptoms of physical and/or emotional detox post session.
Of course, always see your doctor if you have a health concern. Our services and products are not an alternative for proper medical care.
Is there anything I can do to help move the release along?
While this may be uncomfortable, you can help the process of releasing along with continued Essence use, more rest, bathing in salts and warm water, spending time in silence, proper diet, the right exercise (i.e. yoga and or taking long walks), sauna (if your body responds well to it) and other meditative practices. Certain Essences can also help move things along, most notably, the ones actually used in the class.
However, if you feel stuck and/or heavy still, you may need something to move along the release process. In this case, you may benefit from something such as Release It™, Shungite (any variety), Black Diamond, Transitions™, Empower™ or Transformation™.
If you are experiencing a sort of tiredness or fatigue, you may benefit from one of our yang aligned Essences, having more fire quality to them, such as: ImmunEase™, Topaz Master, Golden Aura™, or Quartz Master.
If you are spiritually down, remember that as heavier energies clear, it is important to uplift your spirits as much as possible, in which case you may benefit from: Lighten Up™, Violet White™, White Light™, Lemurian Quartz Master, or Shower Tree Master.
Certain Companion Essences such as Release It™ and White Light™ can be helpful with softening the process of a release, while at the same time accelerating the process. Healer Within™ and Harmony™ can also be beneficial for helping you soothe and calm the stress while integrating new energy.
See our Blog and/ or FAQ section on the release process with essences for more info.
If I attend a Shanti Kai™ Remote Vibrational Essence Class in absentia will I get the healing right away if I am not able to call or tune in?
If you were unable to attend but were with us remotely- in absentia, it may be that you will have to enter into a more passive, receptive space before you can fully physically integrate the session. Moreover, it can take a while even if you were fully present to process and integrate on all the different levels before you can appreciate the shifts.
What can I do to help it along?
Meditating or simply sitting in silent contemplation (i.e. with eyes closed) – before bed and first thing in the morning- and/or using Essences such as Violet White™ and Earth Chakra™, especially in tandem, can be especially beneficial for downloading the healing frequencies from your session.
Will it be as effective as a one-on-one private session with you?
Yes and no. Yes, you can attain the same energetic benefit in a group as in a one on one, in terms of energy transferred to you but it can take more time to process and integrate. Thus it may be faster for you to augment class sessions with private work, especially if you are undergoing increased stress and/or other challenges.
From an economical standpoint, intermixing group sessions with private work and scheduling follow ups as needed for processing is the best way to go. The group sessions will get you more time in terms of energy work and you can then focus on the parts you need individualized attention for in shorter private sessions as needed.
What if I feel nothing after?
Oddly enough, we hear a lot of things at Shanti Kai™, but rarely- if ever – have we heard someone saying they experienced “nothing”. I say “oddly enough” because I recognize the type of work being done is unique – even for the world of energy healing – and that there may be skepticism toward it.
If that is the case for you, I would say work with our Release It™ Essence, and consciously work on becoming aware of any resistance you may have toward healing. Remote Healings can stay on the energetic plane for years, waiting to download at the appropriate time – when you are in a passive but open and receptive state. Most commonly, they usually go in within a matter of days, but parts of it may take longer, and its not uncommon for it to take weeks or months to fully process certain aspects. (See testimonial/case study at the end of this for an example of that).
What if I feel better but the issue I wanted help with hasn’t gone away?
Your higher self is in charge of your healing process and when working with the Essences, that process is respected. Nature aligns with your highest good and intention – the pranic energy that is found in nature works in a precise and divine, structured order; it has a very specific way in which it works with your body to process balance, and clear energy. That being said, it is normal to feel lighter right away, while still having an underlying issue.
If you take medicine you may say “its working, I feel better now” when in fact you’ve just numbed it – yet you register it as a good sign. In fact, oftentimes, you may have actually made it worse by “correcting” something on the surface and masking something deeper. Shanti Kai™ Vibrational Essence Therapies do the opposite – the essences work to unmask the underlying problem acting on the underlying energies – so if you feel better, not worse, even though your problem hasn’t gone away or gotten better – that is in fact good. That is a sign of the deeper release and restructuring that is at play – of the reorganization that is happening. Its like you take off a shoe that has a rock in it- get the rock out, fix the sole, and put it back on- well, sure, you may have big huge cuts in your feet and bruises all over from the sharp pointed rocks you had in them – but the foundational part is being corrected and that is still good.
But still, certain other habits may take some conscious attention to shift – and this may also play into how good you feel. Depending on how much inner work you’ve done up to that point, additional support may be required. For instance, you may be in the habit of noticing what’s wrong, such that even when energy clears and an energetic weight lifts, your mind is already tuning in to another weight (and/or issue) you are carrying. In this case, you may need to consciously practice acknowledging your efforts and affirming your progress before you can fully appreciate the healing you’ve done. You may also need to work on changing patterns in your own thinking and behaving, or even undergo therapy and/or other forms of self work before you can allow yourself to feel better – even for a moment. It may also tie into worthiness issues and beliefs that you don’t deserve to feel good – and so you see, it may be more complex.
Shanti Kai™ Essences however, do address psychospiritual conditions – even facilitating bringing them to the surface. In fact, if you read each of the descriptions on the myriad of Essences used in any given class you will see many of them – if not most – have functions toward clearing and elevating some aspect of the soul or psyche – and of the mind-body matrix. If worthiness issues underly a condition that is not clearing, chances are, you will eventually – if not immediately- just by virtue of attending a class, bring it up, and, it will be right there in your field waiting for you to process thereafter.
At the core of most conditions is the root energy of that condition, and that is what the Essences target. This root energy has its expression on the mental, physical, spiritual and emotional planes. When its targeted as energy- simple and pure- as in a Shanti Kai™ Remote Vibrational Essence Therapies™ session – the release of any emotions, thought-forms, attachments, memories, beliefs and/or experiences otherwise tied to it are a given … but it may take time before your conscious mind recognizes that to be the case.
So, while it may seem like first you did the energy piece in the class and now you’ve got to do the mental, emotional, physical or inner work otherwise – in fact, the truth is one begets the other.
An athlete can have surgery on a knee injury and still ice their knee and go to physical therapy after … they may even need trauma therapy before they get back in the field and play on it – think of it like that. The Essence class is the “surgery”, psychospiritually speaking, they are transferred to you, you are opened up, cleared out, balanced and reset all via the energy transference… and any follow up work or verbal processing are the supporting processes – the PT and icing.
For this reason, it is possible that if you are open, receptive, and willing to change, that you will not need to do any other sort of therapy or healing work thereafter- that Vibrational Essence Therapies (or remote Essence class) alone is enough. However, should you encounter internal resistance, or, if the mind necessitates a process, Essences make an excellent adjunct to other healing processes, and you will likely see quicker results with other forms of healing when working with them this way.
Shanti Kai offers a number of private session types, such as HMR, Breathwork, Advanced Clinical Hypnotherapy, and other integrated energy processes to help with this- please see our Services section of our website here.
I’m frustrated- why do certain problems or issues not ever seem to clear?
If there is a karmic lesson attached to the energy being released, it may be a certain aspect of your issue may not be free to fully clear until you get the bigger lesson. If this is the case, you may still experience a release, as discussed above but certain issues will not just go away. Chances are, if you’ve found Shanti Kai™, you’ve already tried conventional means of healing, and may have even gone to a myriad of practitioners and experts looking for help. So remember, if you do not see immediate results you may need to adjust to a different way of looking at health and healing first. You may also need to release your expectations – as when you hang on to something too tightly, you rarely get what you want. Acceptance is the first law of spirit – you have to accept what is, let go of what isn’t, and surrender to what is. Only then can you begin to experience the magic of the universe… and the healing powers of nature.
Jayme uses her intuitive insight and at times, among other things, will review your vedic astrology chart in order to pinpoint certain energies within your overall life and timeline. If you’re struggling to get why you’re where you’re at, sometimes looking at the vedic astrology can help you make peace with that part, and bring patience to the rest. There are a number of other means that Jayme uses to facilitate healing for her clients, but it can help to know where you’re at before you start.
Do you ever see stubborn issues finally leave or go away after not having any progress for years?
YES! When you really get the karmic lesson – and achieve the necessary level of realization a problem or condition is seeking to teach you then “voila!”, it is possible for an issue to just go, “poof!” just like that. You may go for a massage or chiropractic treatment and Bam! Snap! Whack! that nagging pain or tension suddenly vanishes…that thing you couldn’t let go of in your mind just goes away… or you may go to therapy or be talking to someone – heck it could be your pet bird or cat – and suddenly have a realization and just like that, the karmas over… the issue “cured”! But… without clearing the vibrational energy pattern in the first place, none of that would have even been possible. I’ve heard countless stories over the years that feed into this narrative – and many of them stemmed from clients wherein I saw in session the energy bothering them leave – but more time was required for them to download it on a physical level, to actually experience the result.
Healing and Spiritual Transformation
Can everything be healed and cleared?
There are some issues are not meant to actually be cleared – they are a sort of karma that you must bear. Although very frustrating at times, these are often the things that bring you closest to the Light and keep you searching for the truth – in the name of looking for healing and help.
It is sometimes the things you cannot clear individually that bring you more in alignment with your own humanity. It is those conditions and issues that bring people together in the name of a cure and unite people for a common good. Always remember that there are many levels at which a situation can play out- from the individual to the collective- the finite to the infinite – and it is important to take the view of the highest mountain top in order to understand the terrain you are crossing.
How can I know if Im truly healing or making progress?
Try not to judge yourself or the effectiveness of the effort you’ve made from an external perspective- said simply- don’t judge your progress by your issue. You do not always know where you really are in the bigger picture – in the Divine scheme of things. Instead, look for feelings of being more spiritually connected or aligned from within as signs of true healing and inner strength. When it comes to healing and progress, you cannot judge how far you’ve come with a mile marker – for healing can be more akin to a roller coaster – one day its up the next day down. Instead, you must look at how you handle the sudden twists and turns of the ride to see how you are really doing from inside.
Should I be concerned if I feel worse after a session?
Always give time after a healing session before making judgments and assumptions. The release process can test your inner strength in as much as it brings stuff up – but as you learn to observe it rather than engage it, your path can become much smoother. I always tell clients that you’ve gone up into a dusty attic and started to clean it out – there are memories in those boxes and some will make you sneeze while others will make you cry… all of them will stir you up. It may be best to simply observe yourself cleaning out the attic rather than engaging each object in every box.
Keep a Journal
Many times I have clients who are suffering from one malaise or another – be it physical, mental or emotional. We do a session and I send them home. The next time I see them they say may say “I didn’t notice if what we did worked or not” but yet they came back…. And when I turn to my notes Ill say :”how is the situation at work? or what about the shoulder pain? Those feelings feelings of unworthiness? the sleep disturbance? Or any of the other energies that were bothering you?” … and 9 out of 10 times Ill get back something to the effect of “oh that, that left a long time ago- the next day it was gone- I don’t even remember it anymore…. whats wrong now is that this other thing is bothering me!” So you see… the mind forgets as soon as it has something new to engage it! So… do keep notes so that you are able to track your progress!
Why do you suggest we regularly attend Shanti Kai™ Remote Essence Therapies Classes?
You must maintain your energy field the same way you do your physical body, or your home. If you never clean your house, you can’t know how dirty it really is- but if you clean it weekly, you know when it’s starting to get dusty again. It’s similar with your energy – dust will deposit and accumulate and it’s hard to know the value of cleaning until it’s so built up that it’s blocking your view or clogging your drain… don’t let that be you! When there is that kind of accumulation, you may not even know if the cleaning helped, because deeper cleaning is needed…. and sometimes you unclog a drain only to find the pipe also needs to be changed! Such is life and your body is interconnected – memory is linked within you and one clearing begets the next. Sometimes it’s just maintenance, keeping the dust from piling up, but sometimes it’s much bigger than that – maintenance is key!
Working with Companion Essences
Working with Shanti Kai™ Companion Essences
At Shanti Kai™️, one of our more popular purchase options are our Companion Essence duos. Companion Essences refer to using two Essence blends in tandem – pulling from the energies of both blends for enhanced focus. You can find lots on our website about Companion Essence sets, but simply put, working with our individual pairings can enhance the vibrational energies in each blend – yielding a boosted, yet refined effect.
Below are some of our frequently asked questions on working with Companion Essence Blends.
How do Shanti Kai™ Companion Essences work?
When you spray them one at a time, even when applied one after the other without delay, there is an instantaneous interaction – and integration – within your energy. This means you still experience the beneficial effects of each individual Essence within your energy, but, as they combine within your energy, the vibrational synergy is enhanced.
This is certainly not true for how all botanical sprays or aromatherapy products interact. Remember, Shanti Kai™️ Essences are not fragrances or aromatherapies – there is a yoga to the blending. Much like in vedic science, where the making of certain herbal formulas requires combining ingredients in key stages, our Essence Blends are sealed to lock in key synergies.
How should I apply Companion Essences?
We recommend waiting up to 15 minutes, minimum, in between essence applications, if you have the luxury of waiting this long. If you are a healing practitioner and integrating essences into your client work, you may wish to use one at the onset of the session, and a second one midway through (or after waiting several minutes).
However, waiting is not always convenient and it’s perfectly okay to apply our Essence sprays one after the other, and/or if you’re taking as drops, to do so without waiting in between.
Since Companion Essences are applied together, is it OK if I combine them (or other Essence combinations) into a single bottle (i.e. or pour the remainder of one into the other) so I only have to carry and spray one?
No! Companion Essences are indeed okay applied one after the other- layering them in this way, there is a succinct yoga to the way Shanti Kai™️ Essences are blended, stored, and energetically sealed. When you purchase them, this yoga is locked in, and in general, remains unaltered as long as you do not compromise the integrity of the Essence (see Essence care guidelines in our FAQ or General Blog category section).
If you combine Essences into a single container, the synergy of each Essence can be compromised. Although it may still have benefits, the way the Essences interact within your energy field is different and may or may not be as originally intended (i.e. when paired). In such a case, the core formulations can become altered as the ingredients in the individual blends integrate – in some cases competing or clashing with one another; more robust ingredients can diminish the effectiveness of softer more subtle ones causing the Essence pairings to overall fall out of balance with respect to one another.
Thus, when you layer Essence on top of Essence, as in a Companion Essence application, the effect is very different than if you were to combine them first in a single bottle or container and then apply. In the former, you are still getting the full spectrum and value of each individual Essence Blend, but with an enhanced, compounded and slightly more focused effect.
What if I do not have 15 minutes to wait in between applying Essences? Are they still effective?
Yes! Waiting a few minutes to apply a different Essence is recommended to allow an Essence to set (i.e. to integrate into your energy field), however, in most cases there is an almost instantaneous response as the Essences interact within your energy – even if applied one right after the other.
Companion Essences can be layered one on top of the other without pause in between – doing so will not diminish their efficacy or affect the blend’s integrity. Highly sensitive individuals, however, may wish to apply one at a time, waiting a minimum of 15-20 minutes in between each Essence, simply to allow time for integration of each one.
Do I have to apply to Essences to the right spot in order for them to work?
Don’t worry too much about how to use the Essences right; as long as they are applied to your energy field, if they’re what you need, you can trust that they will get to where they need to go. You needn’t understand how they work – they simply do. This is because Shanti Kai™️ Essences contain nature intelligence – the life force, or mana, of the plant or mineral. They are vibrational, and innately go where they’re needed most – to areas of imbalance and/or weakness first.
However, you may experience the subtle but powerful action of Essences more readily (and consciously) if you apply them over an area that is more sensitive and/or receptive to them, as well as if you apply them over an area experiencing a high level of need – such as over areas of tension or discomfort.
Are there any exceptions to applying Essences in tandem, or applying several at once?
Yes! There are some cases where we would not recommend doing this. Highly sensitive individuals, for example. are more apt to experience energy overload or overwhelm when they attempt to apply Essences too quickly. Thus, depending on your level of sensitivity, it may be preferable to wait longer amounts of time in between application*.
*If you do not know what it means to be a highly sensitive individual, then chances are, you’re not. (Note this term does not refer to a “highly allergic individual”… please see section on “Are Essences safe?” for more information).