Frequently Asked Questions
INGREDIENTS & EFFECTS
What are SOUL DROPS?
SOUL DROPS™ are powerful herbal supplements made from sacred plants to promote holistic wellness. Created by renowned healer and herbalist, Vlada Talan, SOUL DROPS use an ancient spagyric process to offer all-natural, legal, safe microdosing. With only a few drops per day, these potent plant essences can help you feel better, more balanced, connected, energetic, focused, creative, inspired, calm, relaxed, intuitive, and integrated.
How many types of Soul Drops are available online?
We currently offer 3 categories of SOUL DROPS for online purchase. There are the Master Plants (SOL, LUN, COSMOS). We call them them the “Master Plant Trinity” because they work in synergy to offer profound healing. Then there are the Adaptogens (MIND, LUN) which help us let go of stress, regain balance and empower resilience when facing the challenges of daily life. Next, come the Nootropics (MIND) which enhance mental faculties and optimize brain function. The plant essences were developed to work together to empower balanced healing on a daily basis.
Where is the product manufactured?
SOUL DROPS are hand-made with loving shamanic energy in small batches in Southern California.
Where do the plants come from?
The plants are sourced from around the world.
Are they natural/organic?
Yes. Soul Drops are all-natural, organic, wild-crafted, and GMO-free.
Are they allergen free?
Yes. Soul Drops are free of all allergens. They are vegan, gluten-free, dairy-free, nut-free, and soy-free.
Who created the product?
Soul Drops are hand-made by Vlada Talan who draws on over 20 years of shamanic plant healing and biochemistry to infuse them with powerful energy. Vlada’s unique background combines western science with ancient shamanic practice and other healing modalities. Vlada has studied with multiple lineages of shamanic traditions around the world including intensive work with dozens of local indigenous plants. In the past three decades, her sacred plant formulas have transformed the lives of thousands of people. Vlada was the first to develop a process for alchemical microdosing with sacred plants. Now she has taken this approach to the next level by using an alchemical spagyric process to deliver a unique, powerful wellness experience.
Why was it created? What is the story behind SOUL DROPS?
For the past 5 years Vlada has been refining her ceremonial plant formula for microdosing. She was called to develop this new method of sacred plant work to help people who either can’t attend ceremonies or want to work with the master plants at home for more self-healing and integration between ceremonies. By using an ancient alchemical spagyric process, she has been able to create a natural, legal, safe botanical microdosing that anyone can use to feel better, increase energy, improve concentration, enhance creativity, balance mood, relax, and sleep more easily. Vlada created the product to enable people to have a daily practice with the master plants for self-healing and overall wellness. SOUL DROPS is intended to be used as part of a healthy-living regime along with a primarily plant-based diet, exercise, and meditation. Vlada’s life mission is to empower people to work with sacred plants for self-healing. Now even more people can experience the benefits of these healing plants because SOUL DROPS can be used at home by people who traditionally couldn’t attend ceremonies due to mental or physical health problems, advanced age, medications, drug addictions, time constraints, resistance, or cost.
What is microdosing?
Microdosing is using small amounts of a healing formula that produce sub-perceptual effects while minimizing the full side effects. The concept of microdosing comes from pharmaceutical drug trials. As part of a Phase 0 study, small doses are given to humans to study cellular effect but minimize side effects of the full amount. If the microdosing trial has positive results, they will then move on to Phase 1 testing of the full amount.
In the case of SOUL DROPS, microdosing enables people to use sacred plants on a daily basis at home while going about their normal routines. The wellness effects are profound without any psychedelic effects. SOUL DROPS are intended to bring you into balance.
Why should I try Soul Drops sacred plant microdosing?
Taking small doses of ancient healing plants can improve your well-being. Soul Drops are specially formulated to empower you to feel healthier and more energized, positive, balanced, focused, connected, creative and relaxed. This is a unique way to work with the most powerful plants on the planet on a daily basis. Our sacred plant microdosing empowers you to take your healing to a new level. They’re all-natural, safe, effective, easy to dose and have no psychedelic effects. Soul Drops only use legal ingredients and can be prescribed by doctors and therapists.
During the past three years of trials, the response has been tremendous. We’ve heard many success stories from Soul Drops clients including reports of profound physical, mental, emotional and spiritual effects. People tell us that they’re feeling healthier, more balanced, positive, lighter, calmer, focused, stronger, inspired, grounded, self-actualized, and confident. They’re feeling more passionate, compassionate, socially and emotionally connected, tuned to nature, and spiritually aware, and have an overall sense of improved well-being. In addition, people are experiencing less chronic physical discomfort, drinking less coffee and alcohol, quitting smoking, transitioning off of some prescription medications, taking better care of themselves, switching to a healthier diet and leading happier lives. Soul Drops offer more than performance enhancement, this sacred plant microdosing empowers you to heal and connect with your true selves. If you’re ready to step into your power, this is an opportunity to be your best self.
How are SOUL DROPS different from other microdosing?
Most people microdose by taking a small amount of a full-strength formula synthetic or plant. They’ll dilute it in water. It’s an unrefined, not very elegant way of doing it because it doesn’t capture the whole plant. These herbal tinctures are alleged to have superior healing properties to simple alcoholic and water based preparations. While the water carries the vibration if you just dilute in water or create as a homeopathic, it doesn’t have the strength of a spagyric essence.
How are the products made? What is the chemical process for creating spagyrics?
Our spagyric essences are created through a special alchemical process that delivers a stronger solution than homeopathy, simple dilutions and tinctures. Through separation, purification and recombination, Soul Drops offer the whole plant for healing. Unlike other products that only offer a diluted mind, Soul Drops combines the plant’s mind-body-spirit with all the minerals, salts, essential oils and traditional healing properties. By maximizing the energy of these plants for microdosing, Soul Drops can have a profound effect mentally, physically, emotionally and spiritually. Though the drops are less concentrated *chemically,* the potentiation makes them more concentrated *energetically.* Because of their strength, spagyrics are taken in microdose form, meaning only one to three drops are needed to receive the full healing benefits.
Synergizing the mind-body-spirit of the plant with a person’s mind-body-spirit is the secret to holistic healing. From the alchemical point of view there are three parts to a plant – the mind, the body, and the spirit. These three parts can’t be taken out by one process. If you cook, you lose the spirit through evaporation. In order to preserve the spirit of the plant, you need to extract in a certain way through distillation or extraction of the volatile part. This is also the headnote like in a perfume. Virtually every tincture is comprised of the mind of the plant. That’s the watery extract. If you cook something or make a tincture, you only get the mind of the plant. The tincture has no recollection any more of the plant it once was. It has no body. The body is like the DNA of the plant which cannot be extracted easily. Vlada’s staged process involves first extracting the headnote, the spirit, and then the mind. After you extract the other two, you have to incinerate the remaining plant matter into a white ash. This white ash contains the precise ratio of minerals from the fiber of the plant that make up its body. Without these minerals, it’s just a chemical. It’s not a plant essence any more. To ensure we’re delivering the true plant essence, the white ash is washed with water to generate an alkaline solution. Then all three phases are recombined into one to create the ‘plant stone.’ The plant stone is the basis for spagyric essences.
What is the difference between spagyric essences and homeopathy?
A spagyric essence is stronger than a dilution or a homeopathic. The method of preparation gives SOUL DROPS an energetic dimension similar to homeopathy but the major difference between homeopathy and spagyrics is that homeopathy enhances the potential of the remedy by successive dilutions and vigorous shaking; in spagyrics the strength of the remedy is increased though the specific preparation process, and not by dilutions. The final spagyric is a re-blending of all such extracts into one ‘essence’ or ‘plant stone’. Hence these essences are “the real ethnobotanical” and not a homoepathic preparation as they contain the full plant.
What are the advantages of a spagyric? How is it different from a homeopathic?
While the water just carries the vibration if you just dilute a plant or create a homeopathic, it does not have the strength of a spagyric. If you have a homeopathic dilution with less than 1 molecule per liter, you are technically buying water. The spagyric process retains more of the plant and its potency so spagyric essences are stronger than homeopathic dilutions.
INGREDIENTS & EFFECTS
What are the ingredients?
SOUL DROPS are made with traditional healing plants that have been used around the world for thousands of years. These are sacred plants used by curanderos, healers, shamans and spiritual guides in South America, Africa, India and elsewhere to help people achieve energetic balance.
|SOL||spring water, Opuntia cactus, elemi, ajmoda, madhura||Sun (Latin)||energy, emotional uplift|
|LUN||spring water, boa vine, vilcacora, taheebo, wild rue||Moon (Latin)||relaxing, physical healing, sleep|
|COSMOS||spring water, abuelo sanango, vilcacora, taheebo, wild rue||Stars (Latin)||creativity, lucid dreaming|
|MIND||spring water, gotu kola, brahmi, golden root||Awareness (Middle English)||focus, clarity, memory, calm|
What is the difference between the ‘new formula’ and the ‘original formula’?
During our initial trials, customer feedback indicated that the original formula was too powerful for daily use and it was difficult to measure single drops. We honor our customers and our intention is to offer a product that is easy to use on a daily basis. Vlada enhanced the formula by modifying the ingredients and dosage to offer an energetic balance that would be easier for people to work with and still have a profound effect.
Why are they called “sacred plants” and “master teacher plants”?
They are called sacred plants because humans have been using them to elevate their consciousness in ceremonial settings for thousands of years. They are called Master Teacher Plants because of their wisdom. The plants are regarded with great respect and honor for their wisdom and ability to empower humans to self-heal mentally, physically, emotionally, and spiritually. One does not take or use these plants. Rather, one works with them and learns from them. They are instructors and guides that help us better understand and integrate our minds, bodies, emotions and spirits. They have been on this planet millions of years longer than humans and have profound knowledge to share. As part of the Web of Life, plants and animals co-exist in a symbiotic relationship. Not only do they provide oxygen, nourishment and shelter, plants also provide information to animals.
Amongst the Teacher Plants, there is a powerful group considered the Master Teachers. Teacher plants are all plants that hold wisdom. The Master Teachers offer access to a higher level of consciousness and cosmic knowledge.
Western science is increasingly discovering that all plants have intelligence, emotions and consciousness. They communicate, feel, express, engage in self-defense and collaborate with animals. The Master Teachers are the leaders, the Ivy League/ Nobel Laureates of the plant kingdom.
Some fascinating articles on plant intelligence can be found here:
- The New Yorker - The Intelligent Plant
- Wired - Secret Language of Plants
- Scientific American - Do Plants Think?
Is there actual Ayahusaca in Soul Drops?
The LUN drops are made with Boa Vine which is also known as Ayahuasca or Banisteriopsis Caapi. This vine has been used for thousands of years for its profound healing and wisdom. Our legal Ayahuasca microdosing formula only contains the legal vine. It was specially created to exclude any psychedelic effects.
Does SOUL DROPS use any illegal psychedelic plants?
No. SOUL DROPS are legal sacred plant microdosing that are specially formulated with legal plants to exclude psychedelic effects. They were created with the intention to offer safe, legal, daily, at home use of powerful ancient healing plants.
What are the effects?
During the past 5 years of trials, the response has been tremendous. We’ve heard many success stories from SOUL DROPS clients including reports of profound physical, mental, emotional and spiritual effects. People tell us that they’re feeling healthier, more balanced, positive, lighter, calmer, focused, stronger, creative, inspired, grounded, self-actualized, socially and emotionally connected, compassionate, more in tune with nature and spiritually aware, and have an overall sense of improved well-being. In addition, people are experiencing less chronic physical discomfort, drinking less coffee and alcohol, quitting smoking, transitioning off of some prescription medications, taking better care of themselves, and switching to a healthier diet. It’s deeply gratifying to hear that people are feeling empowered to heal and connect with their true selves. These profound effects are why we’re calling the product SOUL DROPS.
We love to hear feedback so please share your questions, comments and stories about how sacred plant spagyrics are helping you to achieve your wellness goals by dropping us a line here www.souldrops.net/pages/contact-us.
Which combinations are recommended and not recommended?
Soul Drops are intended to empower you to achieve energetic balance. They fall into categories in terms of how they can affect you -- stimulant and relaxant. In addition, they each have unique healing properties.
- stimulants: SOL, MIND
- relaxants: LUN, COSMOS
- It is also not recommended to mix LUN + SOL because the energies do not synchronize well.
- Cosmos + Sol: Sol adds some alertness to balance out Cosmos which can have a trance-like effect.
- Any of the Soul Drops can be used before meditation depending on what you want to work on.
What is the difference between taking the ingredients of MIND separately and taking them as a single formula?
MIND is created with a special process to offer the maximum nootropic and adaptogen benefits of the ingredients. The formula is uniquely empowered with a strong shamanic energy that exceeds other products with similar plants.
Can SOUL DROPS be used to treat diseases and serious health conditions?
SOUL DROPS are herbal supplements that support overall wellness. Our products are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease. These products offer an opportunity for you to work with sacred plant tools that empower you to heal yourself if you bring the right intention and energy to the work. This statement has not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration.
Are SOUL DROPS safe?
SOUL DROPS have been tested for the past 5 years. There are no known negative side effects. Sacred plants have been used by indigenous healers for thousands of years to promote physical, emotional and spiritual healing and balance.
Will I hallucinate or have visions?
SOUL DROPS do not have any psychedelic or visionary properties.
What are the effects? Will I purge? Will I be able to function at work?
Soul Drops are not psychoactive. They will not induce purging nor will they cause visions. The effects are intended to be barely perceptible with a general feeling of wellness and balance most reported by users. Soul Drops should not impact your ability to participate in regular daily activities. However, people who are particularly sensitive have reported a strong increase in energy (SOL, MIND) and tiredness or spaciness (LUN, COSMOS). It is recommended that you try them first on a day you have nothing else planned.
It is also recommended that you set an intention and keep a health journal to track the effects to better enable you to reach your desired state.
Has anyone had an adverse reaction?
No. Some people have reported feeling highly energized or tired and spacey depending on what they’re working with and their sensitivity.
Who are they for?
SOUL DROPS are for people who want to:
- improve their health
- maximize their performance
- work with a natural, legal, safe microdosing option
- heal, integrate and balance their mind, body and spirit
- work with sacred plants at home between ceremonies as part of their ongoing integration and practice
- work with sacred plants but can’t attend ceremonies
Should I tell my doctor or therapist that I want to take them?
Yes. In fact, there are doctors, therapists, healers and other health specialists who are encouraging their patients to work with SOUL DROPS. They are an effective, natural alternative for people who want to reduce and eliminate their use of prescription drugs. Clients have found that SOUL DROPS do not have the negative side effects of prescription psychiatric medications. SOUL DROPS are not addictive and can support mental, physical, emotional, and spiritual wellness.
Can I take them if I am a recovering addict? Are they addictive? Will they help me with addiction?
SOUL DROPS can be taken by those who are healing from drug addiction. SOUL DROPS are not addictive and can support mental, physical, emotional, and spiritual recovery.
Can I give them to friends or family?
SOUL DROPS are safe herbal supplements that offer profound healing. They can be a beautiful gift to a loved one.
Can they be give to the elderly?
Vlada developed her spagyric microdosing especially for aged and sick clients unable to attend ceremony. SOUL DROPS allow anyone to work with the healing plants from home.
Can they be given to children?
We have clients using Soul Drops instead of harsh pharmaceuticals to empower their children to focus, relax and reach emotional balance.
Can they be given to pets?
SOUL DROPS can be used for pets. We recommend starting with a smaller dose of 1/2 dropper in water.
Who should not work with SOUL DROPS?
We do not recommend SOUL DROPS for pregnant or nursing women or people who are experiencing severe psychological distress (e.g. dissociation from reality, psychosis, schizophrenia) without approval by their doctor.
Which ones should I take?
We recommend that clients work with the complete Master Plant Trinity (SOL, LUN, and COSMOS) on a daily basis to achieve balanced, optimum wellness. In addition, we recommend MIND for those who are looking to increase focus, concentration and memory.
What is the recommended dosage?
The recommended dosage is one dropper of SOL in the morning for positive energy, LUN in the afternoon to peacefully relax, and COSMOS before bed to enhance insightful dreaming. MIND can be used as needed throughout the day for focus and concentration.
How should I take it?
The recommended amount is 1 dropper in a glass of water or directly under the tongue for increased effect.
When should I take them?
We recommend taking SOL in the morning, LUN in the evening, and COSMOS at night before going to bed. Additionally, MIND can be taken as needed. COSMOS can also be taken during the day to enhance creativity.
How often should I take them?
We recommend taking SOUL DROPS on a daily basis. Unlike other types of microdosing, you do not need to skip a day.
Can I take them all at once?
Yes. However, to maximize the energies of the particular plants we recommend taking SOL in the morning, LUN in the afternoon/evening and COSMOS before bed. MIND can be taken as needed.
What should I do if the effects are too strong?
Try eating before taking the drops. You can also reduce the amount to 1/2 dropper or less. We recommend setting an intention to enhance your work with the plants. The master plants give you what you need but not always what you want. A good way to track the effects and gain wisdom from working with the plants is to keep a journal.
What should I do if the effects are too weak?
Try taking them on an empty stomach. You can also try placing the drops directly on or beneath the tongue. We also recommend setting an intention and focusing on collaborating with the plants. The master plants give you what you need but not always what you want. SOUL DROPS can have subtle yet profound effects that may not be readily perceived. You may find yourself feeling better overall, more positive, calmer, and balanced. A good way to track the effects and gain wisdom from working with the plants is to keep a journal.
If I skip a day, should I take a double dose the next day?
There’s no need to take a double dose. You can just take the regular daily amount that you’re used to.
How do I know if they’re working?We recommend keeping a journal to track the effects. They can be subtle and sub-perceptual. By tracking how you feel physically, mentally, emotionally and spiritually, you may find that SOUL DROPS are having a more profound effect than you consciously realize.
Why do they taste bitter?
SOUL DROPS are all-natural without any additives. Unlike many products, there are no unnecessary additives or flavorings to mask the natural taste. You’re tasting the pure plants and their ancient, powerful healing properties.
What would happen if I drank the whole bottle? Would the effect be stronger?
You likely won’t see any increase of effects. The amount does not increase the energetic effect. Because of the microdosing effect you will very likely feel less with a stronger dose not more.
I dropped the bottle and my dog/cat licked it up. Should I worry?
SOUL DROPS are safe for pets. Depending on which one was consumed, you may notice a slight increase of energy or relaxation.
My child drank the bottle. Should I worry?
SOUL DROPS are safe for children. Depending on which one was consumed, you may notice a slight increase of energy or relaxation. Because of the “microdosing effect” the larger amounts will actually prevent the child from having a conscious experience.
How long should I take them?
We recommend SOUL DROPS as an ongoing part of a healthy lifestyle along with a nutritious plant-based diet, exercise, and meditation.
Can I take them if I’m on medication?
Soul Drops are specially formulated to have a gentle effect. However, if you are taking prescription medication we must recommended you consult with your licensed healthcare professional before deciding to work with Soul Drops.
Can I take them if I take other herbal supplements?
Soul Drops do not have any known counter-action with other supplements. Spagyrics are specially formulated to have a gentle effect.
Can I take them if I take vitamins?
Soul Drops do not any known counter-action with vitamins. Spagyrics are specially formulated to have a gentle effect.
Are there any foods or medications or other substances that I shouldn’t take with SOUL DROPS?
There are no restrictions on food, however if you are currently taking prescription medication, please consult with your licensed healthcare practitioner before working with Soul Drops.
Where should I keep them?
They should be stored in a cool place.
Do they lose their strength over time?
They can last up to a year.
Where can I get them?
SOUL DROPS can be purchased online or from one of our retail locations in New York (The Alchemist Kitchen).
What are the size of the bottles and how long do they last?
The new SOUL DROPS formula comes in 2 sizes: 15ml that lasts 1 month and 30ml that lasts 2 months.
What is the cost?
$40 USD for .5oz or $75 USD for 1oz plus shipping and handling. Tax is calculated according to the shipping address.
Why are they expensive?
SOUL DROPS are hand-made by Vlada in a complex 3-week spagyric process that infuses the energy for maximum healing. Each unique microdosing formula requires many years of intensive research and development and they are undergoing extensive and expensive testing to ensure their efficacy. We’ve invested a great deal to bring you the best. Each 30ml bottle lasts approximately 2 months so that’s less than $1 per day to maximize your wellness. You may also find that by using SOUL DROPS, you no longer need many of your other medications and supplements so it will improve your wellbeing and save you money in the long run.
I can’t afford all of them. Which one(s) should I start with?
We do recommend that you work with SOL, LUN and COSMOS as they are created for balance and work together to maximize wellness. However, if you want to start with one, we recommend LUN.
Can I return the product?
Only unopened bottles with the tamper-resistant seal intact can be accepted for return. We want our customers to have a positive experience with our product so please contact us if you have questions on how to optimize the effects at www.souldrops.net/pages/contact-us
What does it mean to ‘pre-order’? How long will it take to get the product?
SOUL DROPS are hand-made in small batches in a complex process. We are delighted to have such high demand for the product but it does mean that we sometimes run out of stock. If it says “pre-order” when you purchase, you should receive your SOUL DROPS in 2-3 weeks. If you have any questions about your order, please contact us at www.souldrops.net/pages/contact-us
What is your international shipping policy?
We will ship the products to the address you provide, however, we cannot be responsible for any customs restrictions, tariffs, or other regulations that may apply in countries outside the United States. If you have any questions, we encourage you to check with your customs office to ensure whether your country allows the shipment of products you would like to order.
Most orders make it through Customs, however, if the package is seized by Customs Officials, we cannot issue you a refund unless all products are returned to us in their original condition with the tamper-resistant seal intact. Also, if the package is returned to us by Customs Officials, you are still responsible for any shipping charges. You pay actual shipping charges based on the weight of the package and handling costs. Any duties or taxes that may apply are your responsibility.
Are they legal?
SOUL DROPS are legal in most states and countries. LUN is not currently legal in France or Australia. We anticipate that these regulations will continue to change as more of the world accepts that people have a right to work with sacred plants for self-healing and personal transformation.
Can I take them with me when I travel?
You can travel with SOL, COSMOS, and MIND to any state or country. LUN is not currently legal in France or Australia.
How do I describe the essences?
SOUL DROPS are herbal supplements created from ancient healing plants that empower you to feel better and more balanced.
Where can I provide feedback about the product?
We love to get feedback. You can drop us a line here: www.souldrops.net/pages/contact-us. We’re in the process of creating a form to collect reports on effects so we can capture information from customers for research.
Where can I find more information about spagyrics?
You can find more information online. Here are some explanations.