I am delighted to launch my “Soul Lover” interview series. It is my intention in this series to not only introduce you to some amazing woman and men I love dearly and respect enormously, but to also share some wonderful wisdom on powerful tools and practices that are potent for personal growth and transformation. As my online presence has grown over the last few years I often get many emails and FB messages from people asking me to promote and share their products and services and more often than not I decline these requests. This isn’t because I don’t like sharing, far from it – I adore sharing and helping bring exposure to things I love, however I am extremely strict on what I share with the space in between community. I will only share those people and products whom I have personally experienced first hand and found benefit from. So you can always count if I am sharing material know that it is my felt-sense that these people come from a pure and clear space of integrity and heart.
First up on the series is the delightful Melinda Kienhuis from MK Wellbeing. I met Melinda a few years ago through a mutual friend while they were running their business Mmink (which some of my longer standing clients and students will remember!) and we instantly clicked. I was drawn to Melinda’s lust for life, the soulful sparkly light in her eyes and beautiful open heart. For anyone that has spent time with Melinda, she has an ability to make you feel instantly at ease and comfortable. She loves to have a laugh, and is a delight to be around. Soon after we met Mmink came to a close and Melinda branched out on her own and has spent the last two years developing her own unique range of wellbeing products using flower essences and essential oils.
The range is magnificent. The mists and oils have become part of my daily routine and are used in every healing, workshop and class that I run. Energetically they are potent and powerful for dissolving blocks and enhancing all the good stuff in life. From a sensory point they all smell AMAZING. I would not be the person, healer or teacher I am today without this range. I adore them.
I hope you enjoy the interview with Melinda below, and I highly encourage checking out her range. I stock all her Mists and Oils, and administer the potent flower essence drops in my healing clinic, you can also buy directly from Melinda (links at the end of the interview). If you are a practitioner I also highly recommend you check out the range, vibrationally they are perfect for expanding the soul’s essence and helping people shift from a mind/ego based consciousness to a heart-based consciousness.
Can you tell us a little bit about who are and what you do?
I am a passionate fun-loving mum of three kids (9,14,16 ), a happy wife of nearly 20 years well most of the time haha. I love to laugh, talk…. about anything and everything, I love music, dancing and the simple things in life and sharing them with beautiful people!! I adore working and creating in my heart driven business. I live on a bush property on the outskirts of the Yarra Valley Melbourne and this is where my gorgeous little studio is, and from this space I make my own range wellbeing products, I work with beautiful clients and run workshops teaching people about flower essences and self-awareness, right here on my property. I am blessed to be able to make my very own range of flower essences from the wild and native flower that grow here. I feel so blessed to live here and live the life I am living.
What are Flower Essences and how do they work??
Other than amazing!!? They are a vibrational/energetic imprint of a particular flower that has been transferred, infused and stabilised in water. They are liquid essence of the flower it is made from, and generally don’t have a taste or smell of their own. Unlike essential oils!
Flower essences work on the subtle energy field in our bodies; they build a bridge between the soul and your personality or thoughts. Flower essences work on our underlying thought patterns, self- limiting beliefs and poor mental and emotional habits that create disease and illness. Flower essences help to bring us back into balance and recharge our positive emotional energy, restoring the body’s energy systems, flooding our bodies with positive life force and higher vibrations so we can access, hear and allow our soul or heart to shine through, dissolving our negative thoughts and quietening our egos. Basically they begin to allow us to hear our hearts and bring us into alignment with our purpose.
Originally you started out using the Ian White’s Bush Flower Essences and have now gone on to make your own exclusive & unique flower essences from the flowers on your bush property. How do you believe your essences are different to The Australian Bush Flowers and Bach ranges and why are they important for this time?
Yes I have used Bach amongst others and ALL of ABFE and I have loved them and they have certainly been a major part of my life and growth and in fact that’s how I came to the point of making my own!!
My essences are HEART based essences they are all about unravelling, Balancing, releasing and letting go of what no longer serves you, reconnecting with your heart with love, gratitude and finding balance within yourself and ultimately loving who you are…… yep every bit of you!!!.
My essences have been my journey back to my HEART, honouring and loving myself and discovering my gifts, my truth and life purpose…..Over the past 2 years I have made these essences (and will continue to do so) each one I realised looking back was at a particular point in my life where I needed support and sometimes a good nudge to keep evolving and to keep unravelling the layers of emotions and beliefs I have stored. I believe that most of us keep our true hearts and essence hidden because of fears and beliefs that have be taught and instilled in us. These essences begin to open you up to reconnect to your heart and your truth, letting go of the fears and creating your own beliefs. YOU have your very own unique light that is burning inside that is what needs to ignite and light up and shine and my essences will hold your hand along the way.
Another difference I believe is the energy, vibration and frequencies they hold. Things have changed considerably since 2012 and I feel that because these essences are made in these current vibrations or frequencies, they are supporting us to shift with the universal energies in raising our vibrations to match those.
When discovering and using new flowers what is your process to connect to their unique vibration? How do you discover what each flower does?
One of my favourite things to do….I walk…… I just go and walk around my property and I start discovering flowers, some I admire and keep walking, the gentle ones….and others can stop me dead in my tracks there generally the more powerful essences haha!!! I sit with the flower/s meditate, draw and journal whatever comes, feelings, thoughts, sounds and generally start talking to the flower or myself! Then strangely enough different incidents, feeling and thoughts start to happen throughout the lead up to making the essence. I didn’t know that what it was when I first started making them but looking back I had some stuff happen that I thought WHOA where did that come from and yes it was the little flower making itself known hahaha!! Such beautiful little things can pack a punch!!! Then a day will just feel right when the suns out and off I go and make it, then I trial it by taking it for 2-4 weeks and generally get about 4 other people to do the same, I collaborate the info and there you have her healing properties. I continue to document about the flowers as I go. They are always showing me new things.
You combine amazing therapeutic grade essential oils within your mist and oil products – what is your all time fav essential oil?
Oh really that’s so hard. I’m actually a combo girl I love blending oils together! But I am going to have to say Lavender yes I know probably boring but it’s sooo versatile and one I always travel with its great for headaches, calming, relaxing, sleep, bites stings, burns etc….oh and Orange I love Orange warm happy comforting vibes and the kids love it !!!
You have a beautiful extensive range of products, how would you recommend people go about choosing what blend to work with and when?
Don’t be scared of the products you CANNOT choose the wrong one!!! I have kept the names pretty self- explanatory. So ask yourself how do I want to feel or how am I feeling? Then choose a product to support that. To get the most out of them make them part of your daily routine and YES you can use more than one in a day….Sometimes I use 5!!!!
I have included a chart below to make it super easy for you to choose.
I WANT TO FEEL? …….. THE INFUSION FOR YOU
Connected, Intuitive, Content | HEART
Calm, Inner Peace, Relaxed | RELAX
Balanced, Centred, Focused | BALANCE
Happy, Uplifted, Social | HAPPINESS
Free, Ready to move forward | RELEASE
Break through barriers of fear, step out of comfort zone | CHANGE
Open yourself to recieve abundance | SUCCESS
Protected, Harmony | SACRED CLEARING
Speak truth with ease and confidence | EXPRESS
Relieved, At ease, Soothed | SAVIOUR
Improved digestion, Calm | TUMMIES
Do you have a vision for MK Wellbeing and where would you like to see it go over the next few years?
My Vison for MK Wellbeing over of the next year or so is to keep growing, sharing, teaching and supporting beautiful people to unravel those layers, overcome their fears and worries and build their self-love & confidence and to really feel great about who they uniquely are. I will continue to spread the word and educate people about flower essences and their truly wonderful supportive healing qualities. And of course I will keep making beautiful wellbeing products with and abundance of love and gratitude for everyone to use, especially for my practioners to support, balance and uplift their clients and students.
Oh and this is a BIG vision of mine and very close to my heart…….. I want to put together a program/workshop for our teenagers of today. To teach, guide and support them to build their self- esteem and confidence. Teach and share with them lots of tips and tools they can use in their daily lives to feel balanced and in control. Providing them with a place to connect and discover the mind, body and spirit to tune inwards and embrace their own individuality and ultimately accept and embrace themselves as they are!
Where can people buy your amazing products and how can they learn more about flower essences?
Purchase my products – https://www.etsy.com/au/shop/MKWellbeing
Intuitive flower essence workshops where you will get to make your very own blend of flower essence drops my next on is on Saturday 15th November 2-4pm in Panton Hill email email@example.com for more details visit the website here.
Distant flower essence healing all done from the comfort of your own home this is a great way to connect or reconnect with flower essences.
1:1 Consultations in person or skype contact me on 0419 331 718 or firstname.lastname@example.org for more details
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Did you enjoy this interview? Have you tried Melinda’s amazing products and/or flower essences, how have they helped you? Comment below I would love to hear from you.