Pillules Available Now
We now are offering all of the 104 essences in our range in pillule form, and the website has now gained 2 new pages
for these products. There is a page for Pillules - Single
for the individual orchid essences, and a page for Pillules - Combinations
for the LTOE combination essences.
Choice of Types of Pillule
The pillules we are using by default are made with Xylitol, a type of plant-derived sugar which is tooth-friendly. (Here is a link to the Wikipedia article about Xyltiol
.) However, we have decided to also offer either sucrose pillules, or the traditional milk-sugar pillues as well. If you want the pillules in one of these other two forms, then let us know via the Notes section of the website ordering process, as otherwise the Xylitol pillules will be used.
Each pillule form has its strengths and weaknesses. The milk-sugar pillules are of course not desirable for people who are lactose-intolerant. The sucrose pillules tend to dissolve & thereby stick together more readily in the bottle after we have administered the drops. Xylitol seems to have the least marks against it, but there is an important one: it is not good for dogs.
This means that all of the products in our range are now available in 3 basic formats: the traditional drops at stock strength; as an unscented oral/aura spray at stock strength; and now as pillules, for those who wish to avoid alcohol and yet have the benefit of the healing qualities of the orchid essences.
It should be understood that the pillules are in effect offering the essences at the equivalent of what is known as "dosage" strength. This is because each 12 gram pillule bottle has a three drops of stock essence as the 'dosing' for the pillules.
If too many drops are added to the pillules in the bottle, then the pilules will end up in a day or two sticking together, making them difficult to use. So after some trials, we found that 3 drops was the optimum dose.
We have to use stock strength essences for the dosing, since some of the combinations have several essences in them, and we would end up with too many drops of liquid in the pillules bottle if we put in drops of the mother tincture from each orchid essence.
So the stock-strength drops or sprays are always going to be the more powerful form of experiencing the LTOE; however, as some people are unable to take the alcohol that they come in, the pillules at least offer a non-alcohol option. So we will be very interested to see the response to these in the months ahead.
Sept. 21st 2011