Bach Flower remedies are simple mixtures of mineral or spring water, flowers and brandy, which work to heal emotional problems, thereby restoring mental harmony and preventing physical illness from taking hold. They address emotional states in a holistic way, allowing the body to react creatively, instead of passively and destructively when worn by the stresses of life.
Brandy is traditionally used in Flower Essence Stocks and Dosage Bottles as the preservative of choice. Stocks without alcohol are hard to find, but you can greatly minimise the alcohol content in dosage bottles by using cider apple vinegar or glycerine.
Flowers Essences are very gentle in their action and have no side effects, so you can feel very confident about giving them to children.
Flower Essences bring only the effects you want, no negative ones and as they are made from harmless flowers, they are simple and safe.
Use Flower Essences as and when you need them. When life is on the up, leave them in the cupboard, but when you feel in need of a helping hand, get them out and start mixing!
Even if you think the remedies have not worked, finish the bottle. Then ask your family and friends what they think – you may be surprised to find they have seen a change in you, even if you have not seen or felt this yourself.
Flower Essences take more time to work than modern medicine as the desired change is very gentle and slow; depending very much upon the individual’s needs and the time the problem took to develop although in very acute situations the well known Emergency Essence can bring calm extremely quickly.