'Ilima (ee-lee-ma) is a small hibiscus flower native to Hawaii. It takes nearly 2,000 blossoms to make the 'Ilima flower lei, which traditionally hangs long over the torso covering the heart, abdomen and lower abdomen. Interestingly, these are the locations of the three burning spaces of the Triple Warmer Meridian that 'Ilima activates.
Taken internally 'Ilima percolates these burners in the body creating feelings of joy. This is a good essence to use when you want to create deeper social interactions with others, as the warmth and moisture it creates radiates outwardly to others. A good topical treatment is to compress 'Ilima over the lower abdomen. This activates your original life force stored in this area and spreads this living 'fire-water' to your cells. The result may be enhanced life force.
Facial treatments: The hydrating, perspiration producing and warming quality of 'Ilima Flower Essence may encourage oil glands in the skin to start producing again. Add a few drops to liquid make-up for dry skin.
The elixir is in a solution of vegetable glycerin, water, alcohol and salt in a 1/2 oz. bottle.
'In taking this essence, I noticed myself becoming more open to others..opportunities to join groups and socialize were plentiful and I was more at ease, less introverted than is my pattern. Taking on the energies of others was mitigated.. I felt I could be myself effortlessly." AB, Kentucky
"Using 'Ilima on the meridian source point was a great sense of warmth and assurance that all is well, that worries can be dropped, a sense of protection and well being..." RC, United Kingdom