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     The Alaskan Flower, Gem and Environmental Essences


    Steve Johnson Alaskan Flower, Gem and Environmental Essences


    Steve Johnson

    creator of the Alaskan Essence Project


    • Alaskan Practitioner Kits

      The Alaskan Flower Essence Project offer not only the 72 Flower Essences, but also a set of 48 Gem Essences and 12 Environmental Essences. These kits are ideal if you are planning to use the Essences in your natural health practice.
    • Alaskan Essence Combination Formulas

      The Alaskan Combination Formulas are unique blends of flower, gem, and environmental essences. They possess a special co-creative synergy that is only possible when healing energies from the flower, mineral, and elemental kingdoms are combined through focused intent.
    • Alaskan Essence Sacred Space Sprays

      These Sacred Space Sprays are formulated to help us maintain our balance in this crowded and fast paced world, counteracting stagnant and toxic energies which accumulate in our immediate environment from computers, pollution, emotional upsets, illness, clutter, and the energies of previous occupants.
    • Individual Alaskan Flower Essences

      The Alaskan Flower Essence Project have 72 Flower Essences. They have been prepared from wild and domestic flowers growing in the state of Alaska. The development of this kit spanned eight years of field work and required thousands of miles of travel throughout the Alaska wilderness.
    • Individual Alaskan Gem Elixirs

      There are 48 individual Gem Elixirs in the Alaskan Essences range. The gifts of the mineral kingdom are structure and stability. Each mineral is a stable structure that helps to anchor the elements of consciousness into physical form.
    • Individual Alaskan Environmental Essences

      The Alaskan Environmental Essences are unusual amongst vibrational essences. They are created in partnership with the devic and elemental beings that represent specific elemental qualities in the environment. The resulting essence is totally unique, as the vibrational qualities it contains can never be duplicated in exactly the same way.
    • Alaskan Research Flower Essences

      The Alaskan Research Flower Essences are still in the middle stages of their development.The information presented is based on ongoing atunements and several years of feedback from practitioners and clients from around the world who have been using these essences in a variety of therapeutic situations.
    • Alaskan Research Gem Essences

      The Alaskan Research Gem Elixirs are also in the process of development involving atunement and feedback from users.
    • Alaskan Research Environmental Essences

      These new essences are subjected to an ongoing process of research and review to determine which of them are ready to be released to the public as "research essences".
    • Alaskan FAQ's

    • Personalised Combination of Alaskan Essences

    • We will make up a 30ml ready-to-take bottle of your selected Alaskan Flower, Gem and Environmental Essences

    Interview with Judith Polerands


    The Alaskan Flower Essence Project offer not only the 72 Flower Essences, but also a set of 48 Gem Essences and 12 Environmental Essences. This range has some of the deepest and most subtle qualities of all the essences. The space in Alaska is vast, and it has a wide variety of habitats. Plants growing above the Arctic Circle, for example, have to successfully germinate, grow, flower and produce viable seeds in only two months before the icy winter kills everything again. This gives the individual Alaskan Essences characteristics that work to heal the deepest and most protected core patterns of our beings. You may find that you are drawn to use other sets first, but if you work through and release layers of historic patterning, it is likely that the Alaskan Essences will become more and more relevant to you.

    The Alaskan Flower Essences

    The majority of these essences were prepared in the vast central interior of the state. This bio-region lies between the broad and sweeping expanse of the Brooks Range to the north and the majestic Alaska Range to the south. Plant families in the central interior are very widespread in their range and dominant in their habitat. This means that there are a relatively small number of plant species, but these species occur in huge communities that often extend in unbroken profusion for hundreds of miles. These plants form the vegetative core of the northern or boreal forests of the planet, and the essences prepared from them help us transform our core life patterns-those ways of thinking, feeling, and doing that have the most dominant and widespread impact in our lives.

    Some of the Alaskan flowers, including those from the extreme northern interior and alpine areas of the state, are somewhat rare in occurrence and more specialized in their growth patterns. Summer here seldom lasts for more than 65 days, however, plants grow at a phenomenal rate during this time due to the constant presence of sunlight. Consequently, essences prepared from these plants express an intensity that encourages us to resolve our issues of trust, self acceptance, and openness to abundance, so that we can experience the fullness of life in each moment.

    There are also 12 essences made from green flowers. These essences are evocative of some of the most subtle levels of healing that have ever been explored with flower essences. Steve Johnson says of their creation, "During their preparation, we were constantly asked to open our hearts to increasingly subtler levels of healing energy. As we responded to these invitations, we were shown how these essences clear levels of pain and trauma held deep in the heart, a process that enables us to come to a point of true balance within ourselves, and consequently, to a place of genuine contact and partnership with nature".

     The Alaskan Gem Elixirs

    The gifts of the mineral kingdom are structure and stability. Each mineral is a stable structure that helps to anchor the elements of consciousness into physical form.

    Each Alaskan Gem Elixit was prepared in a pristine wildernes setting that was chosen for the particular elemental qualities that would most effectively anchor the healing pattern of the stone into the water.For example, a few of these Elixirs were prepared next to a glacier, some on the shore of one of the largest lakes in the state, located 150 miles from the nearest road and several in a high meadow filled with wild flowers and surrounded by the high peaks of the Alaska Range.

    The Alaskan Environmental Essences

    The preparation of an Environmental Essence begins with the intention to enter into a co-creative healing agreementwith specific elemental qualities in the environment.

    Environmental Essences stimulate and support change and transformation at the core levels of our beings. They are catalytic in their actions and are often indicated when a strong, cleansing energy is needed to awaken or bring vitality to someone who is not responding to other therapies or healing modalities.

    The Alaskan Sacred Space Sprays

    The Alaskan Sacred Space Sprays are the most wonderful introduction to Flower Essences as a whole and you will find these extraordinary combinations of flower, gem and environmental essences together with essential oils delightful to use and helpful in many stressful situations.

    Please use the links at the top of this page to further explore the Alaskan range of essences and to buy individual ones.



    This first part is written by Steve Johnson, who passed away 3/17/2017. The part after that is written by his wife Judith Poelarends who is now the current director of Alaskan Essences, Inc.

    In 1983, my job as a wilderness fire fighter allowed me to be stationed in a remote village situated on the northern shore of Lake Minchumina, the largest lake in the interior of Alaska. Located in the geographical center of the state, Lake Minchumina sits like a jewel in the crown of the Alaska Range, with an imposing view of Denali, the tallest mountain on the North American continent. It was here in this pristine wild flower paradise that I began preparing the Alaskan Flower Essences.

    I founded the Alaskan Flower Essence Project in January of 1984 to coordinate the preparation and research of new flower essences from the extensive and unique ecological regions of the state. That summer, I pioneered the concept of co-creating essences directly from the environment with the preparation of the Solstice Storm essence.

    Shabd-sangeet Khalsa joined the project as a co-founder in the fall of 1984, bringing her considerable botanical expertise and extensive knowledge of native Alaskan flora. Shabd-sangeet worked very closely with the project preparing and researching essences until 1991. During this eight year period, she was the initial preparer of 42 of the essences now featured in our repertory.

    In 1985 Janice Schofield, a well-known herbalist and author, contributed a series of flower essences from the Kachemak Bay and Rocky River areas of Alaska.

    My job as a fire fighter continued to provide me with many unique and awe inspiring opportunities to observe nature and to prepare flower and environmental essences in other remote areas of the state. In 1991, after 15 seasons of fighting fire in Alaska, I retired and moved myself and the business to Homer, a small coastal town in the south-central part of the state.

    In Homer I was joined in my research and teaching activities by Jane Bell, a flower essence therapist and educator. The scope of our work together expanded in the summer of 1992 when Jane and I co-created the first forty-eight Alaskan Gem Elixirs.

    Essences from The Last Frontier

    My inspiration to prepare essences in Alaska began with an awareness of the vibrational purity of this land. Alaska is one of the very few places left on our planet where the environment is much as it was thousands of years ago. Less than 700,000 people live in an area one fifth the size of the continental United States, and over half of these are clustered in the three largest cities. The plant and elemental kingdoms here are still intact, healthy, and exuberant because much of the state has never been impacted by human activity.

    All of the life forms here have had to develop special adaptations to insure their chances for survival in an extreme climate characterized by constant movement and change. As we move into the second decade of this century and beyond, the skills and abilities that enable us to thrive in an environment of continual change and transformation are becoming increasingly relevant. These qualities are embodied by the Alaskan essences. Through the study and use of these essences, we can awaken and master them in ourselves.

    A Threefold System of Healing

    The Alaskan Essences, Inc. is the only essence company in the world that has designed a system of vibrational healing based on the co-creative relationship that exists between the plant, mineral, and elemental kingdoms. This threefold system derives its effectiveness from the special qualities of healing energy that each kingdom has to offer, and from the synergy that is created when these essences are used together. Following is a brief introduction to the three different types of essences in our system.

    Flower Essences - The plant kingdom occupies the central role in this co-creative relationship, bringing the gift of spiritual consciousness to the earth. Essences made from flowers awaken dormant qualities of consciousness within us and stimulate the release of blockages that prevent us from fully integrating this higher consciousness into our daily lives. They enable us to live our lives with increased awareness and understanding.

    Gem Elixirs - The mineral kingdom helps us fully anchor and embody changes in consciousness that are catalyzed by the use of flower essences. Just as the rocks and soil of this planet provide structure and stability for the growth of the plant kingdom, gem elixirs stabilize and restructure our energy systems so that our physical bodies can maintain their balance as the consciousness within us grows and expands.

    Environmental Essences - The gift of the elemental kingdom is energy for change. The environment, through the elements of air, earth, fire, and water, supplies vital nourishment for all living things. Essences made from the environment provide the potent qualities of energy we need to create and sustain change at the core level of our beings.

    And our story continues....
    In January 2017, Steve got diagnosed with stage 4 melanoma cancer and he passed away on March 17, leaving his wife Judith and team members of Alaskan Essences behind. Judith is now continuing Steve's work, and below you can read more about how her life led to the Alaskan Essences.

    I was born in The Netherlands in 1975. As a child I loved to be out in nature and be around animals. After high school I studied Animal Science and I have a Master of Science degree from the Wageningen Agricultural University in The Netherlands. I have been a researcher for 16 years and my ambition in life was to improve animal welfare, as I have cherished animals all my life.

    Curiosity and a thirst for knowledge led me to learn more about animal communication, when to my amazement, I discovered I could telepathically communicate with animals. That discovery transformed my whole life and I started to learn and engage more in intuitive healing work.

    I had been using flower essences for some time when I attended a one year class on flower essences by Bram Zaalberg from Bloesem Remedies Nederland. This was a very intense year in which I learned a lot about myself and how essences work. Flower essences helped me grow spiritually, clarify my emotions and thoughts and increase my self-confidence. They made me feel more at home on the planet.

    This class was a wonderful enlightening personal journey. I was certified as a flower essence practitioner in 2009 and started working as a flower essence practitioner for people and animals of course!

    One day in 2012 I heard that my teacher Bram was organizing a workshop together with his friend and colleague Steve Johnson in Homer Alaska. I knew immediately that I had to participate. So, I signed up, eager to attend this workshop but not knowing where this journey would lead me.

    In the summer of 2013 a group of 25 Dutch flower essence practitioners, including myself traveled to Homer Alaska. Together, we intuitively discovered a powerful energy portal and from it, we made a new essence, called Divine Angel.

    During my attunements into that energy portal, I realized my whole life had led to this journey in Alaska and that it was my time to manifest my soul purpose. That week changed my life, I had never felt so much at home on the planet than when I first sat down with my notebook in the grass near the Homestead trail. A place where Steve had made a lot of his Alaskan Essences.

    When Steve and I got to know each other better, I felt more and more like I was coming home. There was definitely a mutual heartfelt connection growing. We travelled a lot to be able to be together. In 2015, I permanently moved from The Netherlands to our home in Montana USA and Steve and I got married in May of that year. Summers were spent in Alaska, where I would join Steve, making essences together and assist him during his practitioner trainings. Steve taught me a lot about Alaska, the flowers, gems and the uniqueness of this beautiful State.

    I have precious memories of our special time in Alaska. Making mother essences together was always a spiritual experience. Steve told me he felt blessed that I was able to communicate so easily with the spiritual world of the flower and gem Deva’s and Nature. We even had the opportunity to teach a few workshops together about the use of flower essences for animals.

    Steve and I had a life together that was very healing, inspiring and joyful for both of us. His early passing makes me believe there is another reason why we got together in life. I believe that reason was for me to be there for him during his end of life and for me to continue his dream and life’s work.

    Steve told me it was very comforting for him to know that I would continue making the Alaskan Essences, making sure they are available for people and animals all around the world. This is now my dream. I am inspired and eager to do this.

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    Make your own personalised combination of Alaskan Flower Essences.
    Choose from the lists below and we will send you a 30ml ready-to-take bottle of your chosen combination. As you scroll down you will see lists of the Alaskan Flowers, Gems and Environmental Essences in alphabetical order. Simply tick the checkboxes to add the Essences you want combined into one bottle, then click the 'Add to Cart' button at the bottom.