In music, in the sea, in a flower, in a leaf, in an act of kindness... I see what people call God in all these things.
— Pablo Casals

Like every person called to make essences; meeting and working with these blessings from nature changed my life. Essences are my constant in the sea of change that is life. During struggle, heartbreak, change, anxiety, anger, stagnation – through it all these gifts from the Universe come into my being; refining and attuning my energy to that which we really are – love.


What are vibrational essences?

Essences are aspects of consciousness. Each essence is essentially (pun intended) energy. Every individual essence carries a unique frequency and message that activates a journey within the self ~ this could be spiritual, mental, emotional or physical healing, or it could be a lesson we need to learn.  We use the amazing gift of water and its ability to hold memory to bring you this essence. The subject choice of an essence could be flowers, crystals or trees. Sometimes they are astrological alignments, or they may be channelled. Essences at their core connect us with truth, beauty and love; making the numinous tangible. Essences remind us of our essential true nature; connecting us with our gifts, our strengths and our Soul's voice.


Cariad Essences

Cariad is the Welsh word for Love. These essences are handmade and produced by Lily in Wales, have Welsh names, and are imbued with the energy of Love.

Most of the essences in the Cariad range are all made by the sea; so have a strong connection to water, the ocean and the beings & energies that are present there.

Each essence is made as a response to a calling. I am guided by the flowers, crystals and environments and told where to go. This is not a linear, rational process; I simply do as instructed.

Flowers are never cut in the birthing process – water is usually poured over the bloom and the bowl is placed under or amongst the flowers to harness the living energy of the flower.

Each stock bottle is made to order with handwritten labels, allowing for personal touches.

If you will stay close to nature, to its simplicity, to the small things hardly noticeable, those things can unexpectedly become great and immeasurable.
— Rainer Maria Rilke

The following information is a brief snapshot of the essences in the Cariad Essences range. Click on the photograph of the one(s) you feel drawn to to learn more information about the qualities of the essences and further details such as when and where the essence was made.

Personalised custom blends by Lily


The following personal blend services are for those who wish to connect on a deeper, more conscious level with essences; exploring their messages and gifts; finding a way through your current situation. Having a guide through this process is invaluable; to get us out of our heads and in tune with our own inner knowing. Brief details of these services and what's included are in the product listings below; please click on the Sacred Geometry pictures to find out the full information.


Grateful words

Received with gratitude and love Lily. You are spot on every time.
Those first four drops felt divine! Thank you.
— Diane, Inverurie


How do I work with Essences?

Cariad Essences are sold as stock dilution. This means that you can take them as they are,  following the instructions on the bottle for a potent effect; or you can make your own dosage bottle which is more economical and allows the healing to unfold a lot more gently and gradually.

To Make A Dosage Bottle:

You will need a sterilised 30ml dropper bottle, spring or mineral water, and a preservative – most people use brandy or vodka, or you can use apple cider vinegar if you don't want to use alcohol. To energetically consecrate the new bottle, I like to add the essence(s) first. Add 4-7 drops of each essence; tune in to how many you wish to add – you can ask for guidance, dowse, muscle test, or just go with what feels right. Fill the bottle a quarter way up with your preservative of choice, then top up with water. Close your dropper bottle, shake it, feeling the energy of the essences infusing the water. You're then ready to take your essences.

Taking Your Essences:

The most common way of working with essences is to take 4-5 drops on the tongue 2-3 times a day. Or you can add the drops to water and drink throughout the day. During periods of intense emotion, you can have a few drops on the tongue every 15 minutes. It can be tempting to want to take more than this; trust the process. Your energy systems are resonating with the essences; allow them to do their thing.

You can also:

  • place the bottle or drops of the essence on a part of the body (like a chakra or acupoint) to ease physical discomfort or to aid energetic clearing, healing and opening
  • put a couple of drops on your hands, rub them together then run your hands through your aura
  • look at a photograph of an essence, and attune with it in a visual way
  • use the message of an essence as inspiration for affirmations and positive visualisation
  • add drops to a bath, alongside essential oils and salts 
  • as space clearing – fill a glass bowl with water than add a couple of drops of essence in the bowl to cleanse the energy in the room and help all those who enter this space.


Keep your essences in a cool, dry place, away from direct sunlight and electronics. It's a good idea to keep them somewhere visible so you remember to take them; on your bedside table if you're working with them twice a day is a good idea.

There is nothing in a caterpillar that tells you it’s going to be a butterfly
— Buckminster Fuller