Friday, October 17, 2014

Finding your Flower Essence

Good morning and happy friday!

I hope you all enjoyed your week. I have still be recovering from my busy weekend but spending a lot of time researching and learning about Bach flowers. I have a friend at work who has been taking Bach flowers for years and since she found out that I also participate she has been super stoked to talk about it. As I had said on Wednesday I am really fascinated with the whole process of using Bach flowers to help ease your fears and calm the mind.

You can find whole bottles of each Bach flower at your local natural food stores but finding the correct flowers for you is a bit more challenging. Every flower is designated to enhance or tone down a certain personality trait or mood. In combination the flowers work together to bring your mind back to a happy and healthy state. Every individual is different and struggling with their own demons so to begin your Bach flower routine you must take the questionnaire. Once you complete the questions it will provide you with a number of recommend flowers. Because you want the best results you don't want to combine too many flowers. Stick with 6 or 7 flowers at a given time. I took the questionnaire a few weeks ago and got 14 suggested flowers. I definitely had to narrow them down to ones that seemed most important so I read about all 14 flowers and eliminated ones that might be very close to another or that seemed to be not as important as the rest.

Even if you still feel skeptical about taking the flowers it is fun to take the test and see your results. I know that I have been struggling with a lot of fear and anxiety lately so it was no surprise to me that I would come up with so many different flowers.

Making your Mixture

Once you have selected your flowers there is a specific way to make your solution. 

You make a Bach Flower treatment bottle by adding 2 drops of each of the selected Bach Flower Remedies to a 30 ml/1 oz mixing bottle. You can combine up to 6 or 7 Remedies in a treatment bottle.
As preservative (optional) you can add 1 teaspoon brandy, apple cider vinegar or vegetable glycerin.
You then  fill the bottle to the top with water (use bottled mineral water because not only does it contain good minerals but it also helps preserve the solution for longer).
Make sure to use a dark glass container to conceal your Bach flower solution. Exposure to light can disrupt the activity of the solution.
Once you have your solution if you keep it stored in a cool dry place your flower should last you at least a month. If you are following the dosage directions your solution probably won't last longer than  that month but if you forget to take it regularly it won't expire during that month.
* Make sure to shake your bottle before using
You should take 4 drops under the tongue, 4 times a day until you feel better. 
If you wake up one day feeling a bit out of sort, you can add 1-2 drops of a remedy or more, to a drink and take small sips throughout the day until you feel better.
After you have taken the Bach flowers for a good amount of time you should take the questionnaire again. You flowers should change over time because you should be overcoming some of the issues that you have been struggling with by taking the solution. 
Danielle and I both have the complete set of Bach flowers at our finger tips so if you are interested in purchasing a specialized solution through us please don't hesitate to email us at

“We can judge our health by our happiness.” Dr. Edward Bach

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