Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

Essence Selection

Master Blends FAQ

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 using Dr. Jensen’s years of research and experience, combined with her wisdom and intuition 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.

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 Essence FAQ

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.


Essence Selection FAQ


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

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.

How do Shanti Kai™ Essences work?

Although the highly sensitive individual may experience immediate effects of the essences, and many will derive instant benefits, Shanti Kai™ Essences are meant to work over time with prolonged regular use. Like most homeopathic substances, small dosages of Shanti Kai™ Essences are highly effective as the inter-workings are vibrational. Whereas homeopathics have vibrational effects on the organs and systems of the physical body, essences have vibrational effects first on the body’s Electromagnetic Field (EM) and subtle energy body, which can affect the physical body as a downstream event.

Much of what we understand about vibrational essences is derived largely on the principals of Dr. Bach and other pioneers in the field (see resource link) who stated that (in so many words) the underlying principals of illness are not physical in nature but rather the culmination of years of stress, apathy, boredom, anxiety, fears, etc. Dr. Bach moreover reasons that modern medicine has been largely unsuccessful in curing disease because it focuses almost solely on finding a physical cause when in fact the cause is not physical; since disease and injury are actually the culmination of built up stress and emotion, one cannot be cured merely by treating the physical, the underlying more esoteric causes of the illness must be approached and confronted. Bach further says that since we are physical beings that require physical healing, the solution to problems of illness and injury must be met on the physical plane and this can be effectively done in the form of an essence. Essences are physical in form but have a much refined effect on the actual plane where the source of the problem originates.

Pattern based vibrational infusions of flowers and gemstones (aka essences) carry the necessary frequencies to heal the source of illness and trauma – plants largely carry the corrective patterns for healing the nervous system (where mental and emotional distress first begin to manifest) and gemstones and minerals largely carry the patterns required for building and strengthening cellular structures and patterns. Many of these are intended to work by nature of releasing dense bodies of energy or trauma (often advanced forms of stress) that have accumulated on nerve plexus nearest the affected site of a illness or injury; these dense bodies found along the meridians of the body often exert a repressive or inhibitory effect on the immune system. Still, other essences will actually focus on activities such as repatterning, rebuilding, or transforming cellular patterns through first affecting the body’s EM field. For this reason, it’s important to choose essences that reflect different stages that one’s individual process requires. Many of the blends are formulated in a multi-tiered manner in order to encompass a wide range of needs while still winnowing in on specific types of problems or concerns.

What makes Shanti Kai™ Essences different than other essence lines?

Shanti Kai™ Essences are developed in purified areas of the Hawaiian islands using flowers (including tree flowers, water plant flowers, & orchids), gemstones, minerals, and precious metals from all over the world. The energy of the Hawaiian islands is naturally interwoven with our Shanti Kai™ Essence products, and in addition, we infuse color frequencies and other vibrational energies using proprietary methods that make Shanti Kai™ Essences truly unique.

Are Essences the same as Essential Oils?

Essences are not essential oils. Essential oils are added to Shanti Kai™ Essence sprays to enhance their sensory effect and help open the user to an expansive experience. Although most Shanti Kai™ Blends come in dropper bottles as well as spray bottles (atomizers), for the most part only the Shanti Kai™ sprays contain essential oils. However, all Shanti Kai™ Essences can be made with or without essential oils but the 1/2 oz dropper bottles are typically not made with essential oils. Shanti Kai™ only uses high grade pure therapeutic essential oils.

Will the essences help my illness or injuries to heal?

While Shanti Kai™ cannot make any claims about healing, the mechanism of essences on the body’s physical form perhaps is best described as follows. The body has an electromagnetic field (EM). Essences work on the body’s EM. Any time there is a physical illness or injury there is a corresponding break or rupture in the body’s EM field. Essences first go to heal or seal the EM rupture. Once the EM field is repaired and/or strengthened, the essences can then begin to elicit a downstream effect on the other layers of the issue or problem at hand. If you think of the EM field like a bullet proof vest, sealing off the breakage keeps further dangers out, however, the physical body may still need some assistance dislodging the bullets that are already inside. This can be accomplished by using a gradient of essence in a long term combinatorial manner but may sometimes require taking a series of essences or blends in a specific sequence for maximum effectiveness.

If the right essences are selected for a given issue, the chances of seeing progress toward a desired result are much greater (although there are numerous benefits to any essence or blend and one should not worry about selecting the “wrong” one.) However, at Shanti Kai™ we want to help you derive the greatest possible benefit from our essences, and as such we are here to help guide you through the essence selection process.

How should I use Shanti Kai™ Essences?

Shanti Kai™ Essences are designed for long term use. Most of the labels give suggested dosage instructions, however, they all contain the caveat “or as needed or desired.” Essences are vibrational in nature and therefore in most cases do not pose a risk of overdose, however, like homeopathics, because they are affecting the subtle vibrational fields of the body (in the case of essences, the body’s EM field) they do have more profound effects in small dosages over time – the adage “less is more” would apply here. That being said, at Shanti Kai™ we listen to our product feedback and many people have reported having greatly enhanced effects by increasing usage. We hear this a lot especially with the Clear My Space™ and Guardian Angel™ blends. Thus at Shanti Kai™ we make suggestions about using our essences much like a food manufacturer might make a serving suggestion, but this is not meant as prescriptive. Moreover, Shanti Kai™ Essences, while they are used for desired effects, are never diagnostic. We may recommend products based on experience and overwhelming customer feedback, as well as on our knowledge of the essences and intended formulation effects.

If the right essences are selected for a given issue, the chances of seeing progress toward a desired result are much greater (although there are numerous benefits to any essence or blend and one should not worry about selecting the “wrong” one.) However, at Shanti Kai™ we want to help you derive the greatest possible benefit from our essences, and as such we are here to help guide you through the essence selection process.

How do I choose which essence to use?

Check out our Essence Selection Guide for suggestions on what essences might help based on different categories/issues. You can also start with our Starter Kit.

Another good place to start is with our Chakra Line since any health problems could be worked with based on the chakra the ailment is located in. For instance, for your liver you could try the 3rd or Manipura Chakra Blend. For physical healing in general, there are 5 go-to’s we think of as important healing tools: ImmunEase™Healer Within™Shungite Plus™Release It™, and Emerald Light™. (These are all found under Special Blends except the Emerald Light, which is under the Color Line).

You could also view our Companion Essences, which are essences that can be paired together to target an issue. Finally, check out this link for tips on working with the products: How to Work With Essences.

If essences can help physical ailments, why aren't they on the label?

At Shanti Kai™, we are careful not to make ANY claims about physical healing or any type of healing for that matter, however, we do make suggestions about what type of improvement is possible based on what is known about the effects of individual essences as well as the synergy of essences found in our Combination Blends. More often than not, however, the suggestions we make have to do with the way the essences affect overall well being as opposed to any specific ailment.

Essences work best if the user actively works with them. If a person does not want the help an essence has to offer, the essence may exhibit little or no effective result. At Shanti Kai™, we suspect this has to do with the “mind over matter” principal. You see, Quantum Physics now tells us that one’s thinking exhibits a direct affect on one’s outcome via their EM field (hypnotherapy has been capitalizing on this principal for eons). Thus if an essence is shifting one’s EM field in one way, and the individual is countering it by exuding a pattern of thinking that directly contradicts or opposes the corrective pattern of the given essence, it is likely the oppositional thinking will win out. It seems essences, being a gift of nature, honor God’s design that man have free will. If, on the other hand, an individual is willing and open to personal transformation, evolution, and/or improvement, then the essences will work much as a wise elder guiding one along the path to their desired destination. (It should be noted however that one who is highly resistant to change may first do well to use an essence that softens their resistance to improvement and/or oppositional or contradictory predisposition prior to using an essence that is directed at the more obvious issue at hand.)

What is the difference between a custom or individual essence and a Shanti Kai™ blend?

As stated above, Shanti Kai™ blends are multi-faceted, targeting generalized areas of specific issues. For instance Violet-White™ is a Meditation Blend that contains several individual essences for tuning out the distractions of the world outside as well as enhancing essences that help one to turn within to inner silence. Restated, the Violet-White Frequencies help blanket out activity on the more physical levels of being so one can connect on a higher spiritual level. As there are many ways that one may do this, and just how one effectively does this may depend on many different unique individual traits and distinctions (i.e. is one more visual or audible?), the essence covers several different aspects of these processes with the likelihood of having the desired effect of helping one to tune out and tune in. However, it’s important to remember that while essences do have immediate effects, to really understand or derive a maximum level of benefit it is highly recommended an essence be used over a period of time.

Custom Essence Blends on the other hand, are created specifically for an individual’s needs and thus will likely only have maximum benefit for the person it’s created for. Since each individual is vastly diverse and unique, a personalized or Custom Essence seeks to match the fingerprint of an individuals’ needs by taking into consideration a number of aspects of an individual and their current experience (much like in homeopathy). At Shanti Kai™, when making Custom Essence Blends, we employ an evaluation process which involves consideration of an extensive array (300 plus) single ingredient essences. Once selected, these ingredients are further winnowed for maximum effectiveness in blending synergies to find the combination most suited for the total wellness of an individual (while still addressing their specific concerns).

How do I store my Essences?

We recommend storing your Essences in a cool place at or below room temperature.  It’s also ideal to avoid putting them in direct sunlight.  If you have multiple Essences, we recommend keeping space between them, so the bottles aren’t touching.

How can I use the leftover Essence at the bottom of the bottle?

There’s several things you can do to make use of the essences left at the bottom of the spray bottles. Here are some suggestions:

  1. Add to pure bath salts and massage into skin before bathing/showering.
  2. Add directly to bath water or foot-soak.
  3. Add to a bottle of pure carrier oil (such as Almond or Grapeseed oil) and apply topically.
  4. Add to a pure organic lotion or shampoo (that does not contain chemicals/preservatives).
  5. Add to Jojoba oil and apply as scalp/hair treatment
  6. Apply topically directly. (Using a carrier oil is better though because you don’t need much for one dose).
  7. If you think your pump might be stuck, you can try sterilizing scissors by boiling them thoroughly and then trim the pump at an angle. To avoid contamination, do not let anything unsterile touch the pump and do not breathe over the bottle. Essences are vibrational and the sterilization process is intensive, so it’s important not to contaminate them.
Can I open the spray bottles? How can I ensure the Essence stays sterile and in its high vibrational state?

Essences are vibrational and the sterilization process is intensive, so it’s important not to contaminate them.

For sprays, we suggest you never open the bottle.  In the off chance there’s an issue with the pump and you think it might be stuck, you can try sterilizing scissors by boiling them thoroughly and then trim the pump at an angle. To avoid contamination, do not let anything unsterile touch the pump and do not breathe over the bottle.  We recommend dipping the pump in alcohol after to sterilize it before putting it back in the bottle.

For drops, be careful not to let the dropper make contact with your mouth, or with anything unsterile.  If you accidentally touch the dropper to anything, you need to boil water to sterilize it, clean it, and then put the dropper in alcohol before putting it back in the bottle.

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