September 26, 2021

Are you recovering from a traumatic experience or a period of stress?

The Spotted Bee Balm flower essence can help with:

  • Adjusting to any kind of change or transition that disturbs the natural balance in your life.
  • Soothing the nervous system, allowing you to focus and be more lighthearted.
  • Inspiring hope + compassion after stressful events.
Bee Balm is also found in our Boundless Wisdom blend


Most people I talk to say that they’ve had some of the most stressful or challenging times in their lives this year. It seems that in order to give our collective the boost that it needs, we have been doing the work individually.

Many of us are working out old traumas through current-day triggers. These can be deep-seated fragments of ourselves from childhood — or even before — that we find have been stuck for quite some time, years or decades or more. This phenomenon requires us to stop and acknowledge what’s going on. It demands us to turn inward and tend toward what is happening inside us.

Once we can gather up the pieces and bring them forward into the now moment and embrace them with presence and understanding, we can release the energy that has been stored for so long.

As we become aware of our trip-ups, and we’re able to observe carefully and apply self-compassion to the suffering fragments and wild parts of ourselves, we free up energy. As we liberate pieces buried deep within us, it liberates others around us to do the same.

All of this is happening at the same time as world events spin seemingly crazier and crazier out of control. Sometimes personal growth is messy and chaotic. Most times, actually. Things must come UP to come OUT, and when that happens, we re-experience it on the way back out.

This re-experiencing can be quite disconcerting, but the consolation prize — and what makes it worth it — is that once these energies come out, they dissolve out of the system forever.

Will others of a similar flavor arise sometime later? Perhaps, but it will be different. Now is a good time to uproot old energies or younger pieces of yourself that got trapped in a particular experience. Let’s do it together — let it come up to come out — and we’ll all feel better on the other side.


Spotted Bee Balm

What It Reveals

If you are attracted to the Bee Balm flower, you may recently have had a traumatic experience. If not, there may be trauma from the past that still affects you on some level, even if you’re not conscious of it.

Alternatively, you may be experiencing anguish or sadness. You may also find yourself getting distracted, unable to focus on one thing, or feeling frantic or tense.

If none of the above sounds appropriate, then it could simply mean that your daily stresses are starting to take a toll on you. It’s important for you to take more time for yourself, so you don’t burn out.

What It Catalyzes

Activate: Hope
Message: Be still.

Bee Balm soothes the intense stress that occurs as a result of traumatic experiences. These experiences alter the natural balance of the body and mind, so that it may be hard to sit still or focus. We can become easily distracted or stare off into space. We may find it too painful to be in the here and now, as we can become filled with despair. As a result, we can also become irritable or easily annoyed, or feel like no one understands what we’re going through. 

If not related to a traumatic event, this flower elixir helps us adjust to any kind of change or transition that disturbs the natural balance in our lives. We may feel like we’re in over our heads or doing an impossible balancing act, causing us to spin into distress. Bee Balm soothes the nervous system, allowing us to focus and be more lighthearted. It inspires hope and compassion after stressful events.

Spotted Bee Balm is also part of the Boundless Wisdom collection. 


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Collection Story

One summer day, a random flower I had never seen before bloomed auspiciously in my backyard. There was only one of them. No one had planted the flower. It appeared out of nowhere, like an alien dropped down from another planet. I live in Phoenix, Arizona, and while a wide variety of flowers grows here in the desert, I had never seen anything like this flower before.

It looked like several parasols stacked on top of one another, in hues of lavender and pink with polka dots all over the petals. In Eastern traditions, the parasol is a sign of protection from harmful forces and illness. It also represents the spaciousness and expansiveness of the sky.

After some research, I found out that this flower was a spotted variety of Bee Balm. The common Bee Balm, which is red in color, doesn’t typically grow in Arizona, much less its exquisite polka-dotted twin sister! I quickly set up to make a flower elixir of it, because I knew it could be useful in my practice. Since then, I have never seen another Bee Balm flower and it has turned out to be one of the most important elixirs I use with my clients.

Flowers sprout up in our backyards at the most auspicious times, to support us, heal us, encourage, and inspire us. Pay attention to what pops up unexpectedly in your backyard, garden, or anywhere you spend time, as they are blooming for you!

Spotted Bee Balm

Fun Flower Facts

Bee Balm (Monarda punctata) belongs to the mint family. Also known as Horsemint, it is a flowering scented herb that is native to the United States. If you brush, crush or cut the plant, a refreshing lemony citrus fragrance is released. It attracts all types of pollinators—honeybees, bumblebees, miner bees, plasterer bees, butterflies and hummingbirds!

The leaves and flowers of Bee Balm are used in a tea commonly known as Oswego tea, drunk by several Native American tribes. From the Lakota to the Ojibwa to the Navajo, many tribes used this plant for fevers, colds, coughs, nausea, digestion and acne. Today it is commonly used to help treat digestive + upper respiratory tract issues.

What People Are Saying

"This has been my favorite elixir since I first experienced it through the Flowerevolution program several years ago. For me, it has been such a gentle and supportive elixir. It’s one that I return to when the world around me feels rough. It lends that hope that one can move through whatever is going on and encourages taking one’s time and showing self-compassion." —Beth

"We know that 2020 was tough, but the Spotted Bee Balm helped me a lot—the stress about losing family and friends. I have been taking it for a year, and it definitely helped me. I recommend to everyone." —Mariana Muniz

"I have been taking this elixir with Infinite Love, Truthteller, and Boundless Wisdom mist for a few weeks and it’s been a beautiful journey. I had been soul searching for some time but these essences helped me pinpoint exactly what I needed to look at... and what came up was a bit different than what I was working on. It came up with ease and helped me really look at the issues versus just wanting them to hurry up and go away. Love these products." —Rosemary Benitez

"I took several bottles of the Spotted Bee with the Red Rose Elixir. The combination is getting me through a very rough time, with my mom being sick for the last two years, and now the grief of losing her. When I take it, I feel calmer, more in my body. I feel it also has reduced some symptoms of PTSD. It just takes the edge off, so it's easier to function when things gets overwhelming." —Li

"I initially chose Spotted Bee Balm to help with moving overseas and beginning a new job, but this has been delayed. In the meantime, I have been doing a lot of inner work on childhood trauma and noticed that this elixir helped me feel less overwhelmed than I have in the past while looking at these issues. Although I still felt heavy, I was more able to sit with my emotions without needing to distract or numb myself. I also simultaneously felt optimistic about the future and could see the light at the end of the tunnel. There were several mornings where I woke up and felt invigorated and ready to tackle these issues, whereas in the past, I often felt overwhelmed and had to talk myself into it and could only focus for short periods of time. After spending several hours at a time on trauma issues, I am able to shift back into the present with more easy and not feel quite so heavy in the rest of my day. I have also been taking Infinite Love at the same time, which has noticeably helped me to soften toward myself and allowed me to experience spontaneous moments of joy for no reason at all." —Sarah


In Essence

Magnifies: Soothing calm during times of transition, trauma + heartache; one-pointed focus; lightheartedness, hope, compassion

Dissolves: Distraction, tension; anguish, despair, sadness; trauma, post-traumatic stress


Spotted Bee Balm Flower Essence




Infused with flower essences for mindful awareness, synchronicity & sacred perspective, Boundless Wisdom helps us look beyond the obvious & perceive the preciousness of every moment.

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Love + flower petals,

Katie Hess Signature LOTUSWEI

{P.S. Nectar Apothecary, one of our #weicoolpartners, shared a DIY Bee Balm Honey recipe over on their blog "Herbal Wisdom." Click here for the recipe & to read more about the medicinal properties of Bee Balm!}