Flower Essences 101

Q. What are they?
They are energy medicine in liquid form, used to address deep-seated issues at the intersection of emotions, mind, and soul, which often manifest in physical symptoms.

Q. How do they work?
Through the physics principle known as resonance. Energetic ‘signatures’ (essences) are introduced to the human energy field, flooding the body with energy to bring it back into balance. This is similar to the way acupuncture stimulates the body via meridians, but essences do so without physical contact or stimulation.

Q. When/who/where did they originate?
Dr. Edward Bach, a British medical physician, discovered and refined the use of flower essences beginning in the 1930s.

Q. How are they made?
In a specific intentional process mimicking and concentrating the natural effect of dew on plants, fresh blossoms are collected early in the morning on a clear bright day and placed in a bowl of water that is then allowed to soak in the light and heat of the sun for several hours. This collects and preserves the energetic blueprint of the flower or plant, within the water. This method was also originated by Dr. Bach. 

Guide to Using Flower Essences

Q. How do I use it?
The two most often-used ways to use essences are to either 1) take orally under the tongue, 4 drops at a time, 4 times daily. Or 2) put 4 drops into a bottle of water, which you sip from throughout the day. With either method, taking the essences consistently is what’s most important. Other methods are to place drops on the skin at pulse points, add them to baths, or spray/mist your body.

Q. Why is consistency so important?
Think of it like posture, which, in order to truly be corrected in a lasting way, needs to be addressed consistently over time, not just once. The essence is working on your energetic ‘posture.’

Q. How long will it take to work?
Effects are generally noticed after 2-4 weeks of consistent use. Of course, you’re a unique person, and the timing really can depend on your sensitivity, how self-aware you are, and the synergy you as an individual have with the essence blend you’re taking.

Q. What happens if the essence I’m taking isn’t perfectly right for me?
Not to worry, flower essences are non-toxic and have no side effects. The body only uses what it needs and harmlessly releases what it doesn’t. If you suspect there’s a more appropriate blend for you and want help choosing, just contact us. We’re happy to help.

Q. What should I expect to feel as they do work?
Increased calm, clarity, and stability are common. As part of the energy body processing and correcting imbalances, you may also experience temporary phases of unease. This is normal, and analogous to the temporary discomfort a massage can have when it’s working as intended, by helping the body to release knots of muscle tension.

How to Store Your Bottle of Flower Essences

DO store the bottle upright
This prevents the rubber bulb from soaking in the essence, which keeps the essence pristine and also prolongs the life of the bulb.

DO store away from heat and bright light
This keeps your essence blend protected from harsher energies

DO keep the glass dropper clean
Avoid touching it with your fingers or tongue. If you do by accident, then wash the dropper in hot water. This protects your essence blend from bacteria.

More About Our Flower Essence Blends

Q. How long will a bottle of flower essences last?
A 1 oz. bottle lasts approximately one month when used consistently (4 drops, 4 times daily).

Q. Do they expire?
Flower essences last indefinitely if stored properly. Out of an abundance of caution, we date our bottles 5 years out from the day the blend was formulated. This is for your knowledge, so you can gauge the age of your bottle.

Q. Are they organic, vegan, gluten-free?
Yes, yes, and yes. We work with essences that are grown or harvested using organic and/or biodynamic methods. All our blends are vegan, and gluten-free.

Q. Why is there alcohol in it?
To maintain their longevity and effectiveness, we add high quality brandy or gluten-free grain alcohol to each bottle at a specific ratio, especially calculated to maintain a non-growth medium.

Q. What about people who are sensitive to alcohol?
Flower essences have been used with success by many alcohol-sensitive people. After putting 4 drops into a glass of water, the water contains less than 1/100th of 1% alcohol. You can also take flower essences topically by applying it to skin on the pulse points, adding to baths, or spraying/misting your body. If in doubt, please know we do offer a non-alcohol version.

Q. Can I get it without alcohol?
Yes. We do offer our line with a coconut-derived glycerine as a preservative. These glycerine blends are slightly vicious and sweet in taste. Although glycerine-preserved products don’t require it, we recommend storing this alternative line in the refrigerator.

Q. Are these homeopathic? Essential oils? Aromatherapy? Etc.?
No. Flower essences are not considered any of the above. They are their own unique and separate modality.

Flower essences work best as part of a holistic self-care program. They are not for those looking for a quick fix or magic potion. Their effect can be subtle yet powerful and work most beautifully when used consistently, with the utmost care, love and respect. Consult your doctor before adding any new product to your health care regimen. Keep out of reach of children and pets.

Legal Disclaimer: These statements have not been evaluated by the FDA. These products are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.



About Our Aromatherapy Blends

Caution: Possible skin sensitivity. Discontinue use immediately if redness or irritation occurs. Avoid contact with eyes, inner ears and sensitive areas. Keep out of reach of children and pets. If pregnant or under a doctor’s care, consult your physician before using.

Our aromatherapy blends use a 5% dilution. According to general guidelines based on traditional aromatherapy practice, a 2-5% dilution is suggested for daily use according to the Tisserand Institute. Should you require a 2% dilution, please let us know and allow up to 2 weeks to receive your custom blend.

  • Tisserand Institute recommends a minimum of 120 proof grain alcohol for preserving and also preventing microbial growth. We use a 190 proof grain alcohol for your safety, but don’t worry, there’s only 13% alcohol in your product.
  • The alcohol also kills microbes on the surface and is important when using a rollerball application throughout the day.

Legal Disclaimer: These statements have not been evaluated by the FDA. These products are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.



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