WHAT ARE FLOWER ESSENCES?
Flower essences, also known as flower remedies, are a subtle, energetic, healing solution that helps balance your emotional well-being. They are organic, water-based tinctures made from sustainably harvested wildflowers and are safe for adults, children, expecting mothers, pets, and everyone in-between.
HOW DO FLOWER ESSENCES WORK?
Flower essences work through the various human energy fields, which influence your mental, emotional, and physical well-being. Often referred to as "vibrational", when you take a drop of the essence, your energetic field, or aura, receives the essence of the flower. The flower essences gently restore the balance between mind and body by casting out negative emotions. They stimulate positive feelings within us so that the body is free to heal itself.
HOW ARE FLOWER ESSENCES HELPFUL?
Flower essences are beneficial for many emotional conditions, including fear, uncertainty, loneliness, and sadness, or despair. Dr. Bach believed that healing negative emotions helps the body heal itself. His system contains 38 essences which address a specific negative emotion from fear and worry to indecision.
WHO WAS DR. EDWARD BACH?
Dr. Edward Bach was an English medical doctor and bacteriologist who shared homeopathy's view that the body could heal itself. His idea was to identify plants that might relieve the emotional and mental problems, which he saw as the real cause of disease. In the 1930s, Bach developed a healing system consisting of 38 flower essences made from flowering trees and plants' blooms. Each essence deals with a particular emotional state or personality aspect that he felt made up the human condition. They were designed to help a person balance a specific mood or emotion. Since Bach believed illness occurs when the mind and body aren't in tune with each other, his thought was that if we could be happy within ourselves, then we would be healthy in mind and body.
CHOOSING YOUR ESSENCE
WHICH ESSENCE SHOULD I CHOOSE?
Choose a flower essence that best matches your current emotinal state. How are you feeling right now? If you are having trouble deciding, feel free to contact us for guidance.
CAN I TAKE MORE THAN ONE ESSENCE AT THE SAME TIME?
We recommend taking one essence at a time. They work better that way. Our universal formulas, SOS and Sweet Dreams, are the exception and can be taken with any remedy at any time.
WHAT IF I WANT TO TAKE MORE THAN ONE?
If you find yourself drawn to several flower essences and can't decide among them, I can create a custom bottle for you following a 1:1 session to discuss your emotional needs. I offer sessions in English and Turkish; English sessions last about an hour, while Turkish sessions are via Zoom and through a translator, taking a bit longer. A session includes one bottle of your custom essence. Book here
WHAT HAPPENS IF I TAKE TOO MUCH OF THE ESSENCES?
Flower essences contain no chemicals or active ingredients like those found in medicinal drugs; therefore, it is impossible to overdose on essences. Taking more is not necessarily better; you will not obtain a stronger or quicker effect if you take more than the recommended dose. The essences work best over some time, and its the quality that counts, not the quantity.
WHAT IF I CHOOSE THE WRONG ESSENCE?
If you take an essence that isn't right for you, it won't do anything. The essences only work from an energic level, and because they don't have adverse side effects, it won't make your emotional state worse.
HOW DO YOU TAKE FLOWER ESSENCES?
Take four drops, four times daily under the tongue or in a glass of water. SOS can be taken more often if needed.
HOW LONG DOES ONE BOTTLE LAST?
A 30 ml bottle should last one month if taken correctly.
ARE FLOWER ESSENCES THE SAME AS ESSENTIAL OILS?
No, flower essences are not the same as essential oils. Flower essences and essential oils are very complementary to each other in healing work. While both affect the mind-body spectrum, they work from opposite pathways. Essential oils enter through the senses to reach the soul, while flower essences impact the soul's subtle energy fields to affect physical well-being.
FLOWER ESSENCES AND PREGNANCY
Flower essences are beneficial throughout pregnancy when the expecting mother goes through a wide range of emotions. They help restore peace of mind when feeling overwhelmed, tired, fearful, impatient, and other emotions related to pregnancy. They can also be incredibly helpful during childbirth. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact your doctor.
FLOWER ESSENCES AND PETS
Our pets have emotions too. Flower essences are an excellent way to help animals overcome difficulties. Our SOS formula, our version of Dr. Bach's Rescue Remedy, is a great, natural starting point if you think your pet is stressed. It can have an immediate relaxing effect and has successfully calmed hyperactive dogs, fearful cats, trips to the vet, moving, fear of thunder or fireworks, among other things. It is also great for rescued animals dealing with a lot of change, are acclimating to new surroundings, or show signs of separation anxiety.
FLOWER ESSENCES AND CHILDREN
Flower essences are safe and natural for children. Children tend to respond very quickly to flower essences because they don't have years of unresolved emotional imbalances. Flower essences are beneficial for childhood emotions such as shyness, tantrums, fear, nightmares, and low self-esteem. They help children reach a balance within themselves. The dosage for children and adults is the same.
DO FLOWER ESSENCES HAVE SIDE EFFECTS?
Studies have found that flower essences have no adverse side effects. Each remedy does what it's supposed to do. If you are experiencing what the essence supports, it will often work so well you won't even think about it. If you aren't experiencing an emotion of what the remedy helps, it won't do anything. Many of the essences contain tiny amounts of alcohol. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact your doctor.
CAN I TAKE THEM WITH MEDICATION?
Yes, you can take flower essences with medication as the two do not interfere with each other. They are also compatible with other healing methods, such as homeopathy, reiki, acupuncture, etc. Don't take flower essences in place of any prescribed medicine. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact your doctor.