This Valentine's Day, why not infuse your life with a little magic? These dairy-free truffles are infused with a secret ingredient—flower essences," says Alisa Gould-Simon, founder of Flora Luna. "They're natural remedies that support the healing and balance of the emotional and spiritual body."
While you likely recognize them from the bright yellow Bach Rescue Remedies that populate natural grocery store checkout counters, flower essences are a broad category that can be used for any number of purposes.
Katie Hess, the founder of Lotus Wei, says she typically uses them in recipes that aren't cooked (no brownies or cakes!) so the energetic integrity of the essences in maintained. "While fruits and vegetables already have their own inherent energy and vitality, using flower essences in food is fun, because you can tailor how you want people to feel by eating," she says. "Depending on the flower elixir used, you can induce a feeling a joy, peacefulness, chillax, vitality, creativity...the sky is the limit! It's like adding a magic potion to your food that makes people feel happy!"
While scientific studies on the efficacy of flower essences are mixed, some experts think energy medicine is the way of the future, and this time of year it's fun to believe in the power of love and magic (and if you don't, you should certainly believe in the well-documented results of the placebo effect).
These truffles are dairy-free, insanely decadent and can be customized for your favorite flavor preference, from matcha to rose to lavender to salted almond to cinnamon and cayenne. If the flower essences don't make your cupid's target fall in love with you, their flavor certainly will.