Flower essences are one of my favourite tools to use in clinic. They are so gentle yet so effective. Many people don't really understand what flower essences are so here is a brief description on their function.
What are flower essences?
As the name suggests, flower essences are particular
remedies made from flowers. Essentially the flowers are soaked in water under
sunlight for a length of time. During this process the energy of the flower is
absorbed into the water and this water can then be used as a remedy. This
liquid is then potentised and stabilized in a solution of brandy and water.
Unlike herbal remedies and essential oils the plan is not disturbed in this
process and the finished product does not contain any of the plant matter so
they are safe for everyone to use, do not interact with any medication or cause
What are Flower Essences used for?
Flower essences are mainly used to balance the emotions.
Each individual flower has a separate use and emotional condition it can help
release. According to Ian White the founder of the Australian Bush Flower Essences
‘The effect of these Essences is similar to that of meditation in that they
enable the person to access the wisdom of their Higher Self. This releases
negative beliefs held in the subconscious mind and allows the positive virtues
of the Higher Self - love, joy, faith, courage etc. to flood their being. When
this happens the negative beliefs and thoughts are dissolved, balance is
restored and true healing occurs.’
One particular flower essence you may be aware of is ‘Rescue
Remedy’. This is one of the Bach Flower remedies and is readily available in
pharmacies and health food stores. Rescue remedy is a combination of several
essences with the aim to reduce stress, overwhelm, anxiety and panic. This is
one remedy I suggest everyone has in their bag which can be accessed at any
time when people begin to feel overwhelmed. Simply place 4 drops under the
tongue when needed to return to a state of calm.
There are many branches of flower essences and within these
branches there is an essence to match every emotion or life stage. Choosing the
correct essence can often be quite an intuitive exercise as people are drawn to
the flower that most resonates with them.
For any more information on flower essences or to discuss
having an essence made for you contact: