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Ararêtama Essences offering healing support for disadvantaged children.

The Social Program Gotas de Flor com Amor helps 300 disadvantaged children and teenagers from ages 6 to 17, living at the Favela (shanty town) Água Espraiada and nearby shanty town streets in the city district of Brooklin, in the southern zone of the city of São Paulo.

Children who are part of the program Gotas de Flor com Amor where they are given Araretama essences.

Many of these children come from “broken homes” having almost no contact with a father, and carry a history of violence and exposure to drug abuse (more details about the Program in this PDF).

This Social Program has the purpose of taking these children from the streets for part of the day and giving them basic concepts of citizenship, preparing them for a better future.

The distinctive feature of this Social Program named Gotas de Flor com Amor is that it offers flower essences for the kids, their families, and teachers and staff, and this is what gives it its unusual name that means Flower Drops with Love.

It is wonderful to watch the mental, emotional, and spiritual growth of these kids, as they gradually learn to face their daily problems using their inner resources, their very own gifts and strength. They are anonymous heroes who struggle for survival with a lion's force and an impressive serenity.

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Silvia Maria Ribeiro
Geographer, PHD in Human Resources
Flower Essence Practitioner and Volunteer at Gotas De Flor com Amor

“I have been volunteering at the institution Gotas de Flor com Amor since 2009. My responsibility is the selection and preparation of vibrational essences that are taken internally, sprayed in the environment and added to the food during the preparation of their fresh meals. The kids we help come from a context of social and family violence, with significant emotional needs and limited nutrition.

The results of the use of the essences are striking in both their studies in class as well as in their emotional state that clearly changes from anguish to relief.


Young children adapt and integrate easily and soon get to show more interest in learning. They become more attentive and focused, and this improves their school efficiency. Furthermore, the sense of being part of a group becomes evident when they are involved in their collective tasks, where students increasingly work helping one another. This is also noted when they receive visitors from other schools, some of them being upper middle class individuals who visit the Social Program.

We feel gratitude for the Atlantic Forest, the Ararêtama System and Sandra Epstein – who donates the flower essences for Gotas de Flor – for all the good they are doing to us. To see the beneficial results that the floral essences of the Ararêtama System bring to the people is such a good sensation of well-being that it overflows the heart. Atlantic Forest, thank you for all you have given to me and to the Gotas de Flor com Amor!”