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Flower Essence

Flower Essences

Flower Essences are subtle, vibrational remedies for specific emotional states. Developed by the famous English physician Dr. Edward Bach over 75 years ago, they facilitate healing in a simple yet powerful way. By focusing on imbalances in the emotional body, they can bring deep healing on mental, physical and spiritual levels. The remedies work to remove or shift blockages that may be impacting your over all well-being, your health and your life.

Flower essences are safe for everyone! Newborns, elderly, during pregnancy and even with pets, and have no contraindications with prescription medications. They are preserved in a brandy-water blend. We mix ours with either Rose Elixir or Lavender Glycerite depending on what you prefer. They can be taken directly in the mouth, applied topically to pulse points, added to aromatherapy sprays or put in the bath. The most common method of use is directly in the mouth.

Dosing Pattern…Frequency Is The Key!

A typical dosing pattern is 4 drops), 4 times daily….but can be used more frequently as every 15 minutes for acute care. Dosing frequency can vary depending on the essence you are using, i.e. Rescue Remedy can be used for acute situations involving stress, shock or trauma while White Chestnut is used at bedtime to stop recurring thought patterns from impeding sleep. Other essences are used daily to change underlying patterns. Taking a larger dosage of a flower essence does not make it’s effect stronger or help it to work faster….more frequent use is the key!

To Learn More

www.bachcentre.com/centre/faq.htm – common questions and answers
www.bachfloweressences.co.uk/pdf/leaflets/pregnancy.pdf – pregnancy & post-partum use

Intro To The 38 Bach Flower Remedies

1. Agrimony – emotional pain hiding behind a cheerful face
2. Aspen – fear of unknown things
3. Beech – intolerance
4. Centaury – inability to say ‘no’
5. Cerato – lack of trust in one’s own decisions
6. Cherry Plum – fear of the mind giving way/total meltdown
7. Chestnut Bud– failure to learn from past mistakes
8. Chicory – selfishness, possessive love or giving with conditions attached
9. Clematis – dreaming of the future without being in the present
10. Crab Apple – cleansing remedy, for shame or self-hatred
11. Elm – overwhelmed by responsibility, overwhelm in general
12. Gentian – discouragement after a setback
13. Gorse – hopelessness and despair
14. Heather – self-centeredness and self-concern; loneliness
15. Holly – hatred, envy and jealousy
16. Honeysuckle – living in the past
17. Hornbeam – procrastination & tiredness, Monday morning remedy
18. Impatiens – impatience, wanting to speed up when settling in is what is needed
19. Larch – lack of confidence and self-esteem
20. Mimulus – fear of known things
21. Mustard – deep gloom that comes and goes for no reason
22. Oak –going past the point of exhaustion until breaking point
23. Olive –physical or mental exhaustion
24. Pine – guilt
25. Red Chestnut– over-concern for the welfare of loved ones/others
26. Rock Rose – terror and fright
27. Rock Water – self-denial, rigidity and self-repression
28. Scleranthus – inability to choose between alternatives; for motion sickness too
29. Star of Bethlehem – shock and trauma (past or present)
30. Sweet Chestnut – Extreme mental anguish, all internal resources exhausted, no light remains
31. Vervain – over-enthusiasm, perfectionist tendencies; helps relax and enjoy life
32. Vine – dominance and inflexibility; knows best for others
33. Walnut – protection unwanted influences; THE remedy for transition and change
34. Water Violet – pride and aloofness masking feeling of being separate from others
35. White Chestnut – unwanted thoughts and mental arguments; repetitive thought patterns
36. Wild Oat – uncertainty over one’s direction in life
37. Wild Rose –resignation & sense of apathy; given up seeking fulfillment in life
38. Willow – self-pity and resentment over the way life has gone; focused on what is ‘wrong’