First Light Flower Essences of New Zealand®

Haere mai – welcome

Connect (back) into your own innate health, joy and well-being.
Take steps on the road to self healing, empowerment and realising your purpose in life.

Working together, I would like to assist you to identify and transform the patterns and roadblocks, that can hinder well being and health.

In my sessions I work with First Light Flower Essences of New Zealand® to solidify change and to make this a smooth and supported transition. These are New Zealand native flower, tree, seed and plant essences with a high vibrational energy for healing. 

First Light Flower Essences of New Zealand® are tools for transformation and help us align ourselves to the true nature our being.

What we will be touching upon in an appointment:

❉ What is holding me back and why.
❉ Excavating that what brings you joy.
❉ Embodying your authentic self.
❉ Going forward and embracing change in life.
❉ Expressing your talents and gifts.

What are your unique gifts, what are your skills, what do you enjoy? What is your place to stand – turangawaewae. When you can take a stand in life based on your authenticity and the unique gifts you bring, it becomes easier to stay true to yourself and live your life with purpose.

If you need assistance to take steps on the road to self empowerment and/or gain insight into what is holding you back to get there,
please get in touch.


You are unique and it is of essence to express this for yourself and in your world.

Flower Essences Whangarei workshop:
Tree Essences No’s 44-50
Balance, Strengthen and Protect the Chakras
19 & 20 February

Flower Essences Whangarei workshop:
Seed Essences No’s 51-62
Restoring DNA Master Patterns for Living
9 & 10 April

Flower Essences Whangarei workshop:
Plants Essences No’s 63-84
Enhance Life Experiences – Live Consciously
20 & 21 August

✷ Key concepts – how I work

Know Thyself

At Delphi on the low gable of the ancient Greek temple of Apollo, the god of healing, the text
‘Know Thyself’ – γνῶθι σεαυτόν – was written.
To me knowing yourself is the difference between being a creator rather than a responder to life. When we start to understand ourselves and how we operate, we can begin to give direction to our lives in accordance to our own wisdom and creativity.

Working in a natural way  
Nature has always held the space for coming into greater clarity and alignment with oneself. It is very hard to hold on to anger, resentment, sadness when stepping into nature. The beach, the bush, a garden, we have all felt the difference in our being when we take time out in nature. Nature reminds us of the essence of our own being.
Working with the energy of plants and trees, is a way to assist you to come in tune with your own nature, your innate self, and gives you backing and guidance for navigating life.

First light
Aotearoa New Zealand is the country where we experience the first light, the first sunrise on earth. The first dawn speaks to me of having an opportunity each day to start anew in the most authentic manner. The essences named for this special time of dawn on the planet, are the First Light Flower Essences of New Zealand®. They are made from New Zealand’s native plants, trees and flowers. Nature is a living intelligence and First Light® flower essences work in cooperation with nature and are created with the highest integrity. Each essence of this range shines a unique light on personal situations and they empower you to step forward in an expanded version of yourself.

Aotearoa – New Zealand – Living in the Aotearoa is a privilege and a joy to me every day.
Walking in the bush is a regular practice I enjoy and the many encounters with natural intelligence and their age old support and love for us is something I cannot do without. 
Some of my experiences on connecting with the trees, plants and flowers of Aotearoa New Zealand can be read in my blog.


✵ What are First Light Flower Essences of New Zealand®?

NZ Flower essences are vibrational remedies made from the native fauna of New Zealand. In essence, they capture the life force of a flower, plant or tree in water. 
They are simply put flower energy in a bottle.

✵ Why Flower Essences?

Flower essences are an ancient form of healing that have been made and used by indigenous cultures for thousands of years. The ancient people understood that we are nature. To bring forth healing for ourselves we have to look towards the nature of our being.

✵ How do they work?

Flower essences work by resonance. Resonance appears when two fields of energy, the flower and you, meet and have an effect on each other. Plants and trees clothed the earth before people arrived and as humans we have always looked towards plants for healing and medication. Through resonance we can align ourselves to our own original blueprint that is held by the plants. 

first light flower essences combination

Combination essences

A blend of different flower and plant essences. – Up to 8 essences in a bottle – $25
first light flower essences spray

Essence spray

Easy to use oral flower essence sprays  – ideal for children. – Up to 8 essences in a bottle $25
first light flower essences birth time

Birth time essence

A powerful bottle with the 3 flower essences connected to the time of your birth. – One bottle – $20

Flower essences from New Zealand

It is common knowledge, that the earth was first populated with plants and trees.
This might very well be why, throughout the ages, we have always looked towards plants for our healing and medicine. Aotearoa, New Zealand, has been a separated landmass for 85 million years without the presence of any land-based mammals (except for 2 native bats).
An absence of people for all these years also meant that the forests and the lands were left to grow undisturbed and the energy of plants has stayed strong and intact.

This makes the plant medicine from Aotearoa unique and powerful.
Just like every human on this earth 🙂 a perfect match.

The middle path

The middle path ✵ This story has three parts. One is a story about the dogs I had and have in life. Two is a dream I had recently. And three is a Cherokee story that will link the two and is related to how I experience life. One Growing up I desperately wanted a dog....

Nature the healer

First Light® Nature’s Healing Matrix© Mother Nature has been our source of wisdom for healing throughout the ages. The sacred healing wisdom has been relayed by the plants themselves to humans since the beginning of time and there have been many healers, alchemists,...

First Light® flower essence No 21 Hinau

First Light® flower essence No 21 Hinau, the essence of sacred space Hinau calms your emotional waters and brings clarity by creating stillness within. It brings the gift of sacred space. Sacred space is probably something that everyone can do with as  personal or...

Age of Aquarius

Age of Aquarius ✵ The Aquarian age has been prophesized by the indigenous wisdomkeepers of this earth as the time where humankind will remember their connection with the earth and all her relations and understand that we are all One. The Native American wisdomkeepers...

First Light® flower essence No 77 Clematis

First Light® flower essence No 77 Clematis - Puawananga  Remember to look towards the lighter side of life and meet life with one’s full power. Clematis as a plant is just such a joy to discover. Clematis is a creeper and in the wild it grows over other bushes and...

First Light® flower essence No 83 Kakabeak

First Light® flower essence No 83 Kakabeak - The essence of completion and transformation My first encounter with Kakabeak was while I was travelling around Lake Waikaremoana. Driving along the dirt road around the lake I saw a cage with tall plants with red blooms on...

First Light® flower essence No 81 Tanekaha

First Light® flower essence No 81 Tanekaha - the essence that brings joy forward Tanekaha is one of the Plant essences of the First Light Flower essences. This means it is a plant connected to a soul lesson: the soul lesson of joy. What is joy?Joy comes from the Old...

First Light® flower essence No 67 Red Rata

First Light® flower essence No 67 Red Rata - inner guidance and spiritual connectedness The first Red Rata plant I acquired I brought with me when I had a stall for flower essences for a women’s day in Whangarei. The plant was flowering and it attracted a lot of...

First Light® flower essence No 22 Manuka

First Light® flower essence No 22 Manuka - the gift of purification and regeneration   Getting up early I went on a walk this morning. First the daisies and the kauri stood out reminding me of heart and innocence.
Walking up the ridge behind the Quarry I came...

Self selection tool

Would you like to receive guidance from a flower below?
Let your intuition guide you.

Click on one of the photos and pick a flower

All flower essences are First Light Flower Essences of New Zealand® and they are made from native New Zealand flower, plants & trees. They are described in the ‘The Sacred Plant Medicine of Aotearoa’ from Franchelle Ofsoské-Wyber, the founder of First Light Flower Essences of New Zealand®.

If you would like to have a look at the brochure with all the essences online, you can click here. You can view or download the First Light Flower Essences of New Zealand® product guide to find out more about each of the native plant and flower essences featured above.

Irene A. Dekker

Irene is a trained First Light Flower Essence of New Zealand® teacher, practitioner and diploma holder, healer and medicine woman.
She works with the energy of plants, trees and flowers and you – to help you come back to your original natural expression.


Flowers, Plants and Trees studies


Healers studies


(Advanced) Shamanic studies


Celestial studies

First Light® flower essences pratitioner Irene A Dekker


[email protected] - 021 - 152 64 81

All photos made by Irene Dekker©