What are flower essences?

Flower essences are the least invasive form of subtle body medicine that interact with whatever negative emotions a person is experiencing to gently and safely bring them back into a positive state. They are made by infusing the flower’s energetic signature into spring water. Flower essences are based on the energy field of the plant. Each flower has profound wisdom. It imparts that wisdom into the flower essences that we in turn benefit from.

Are they essential oils?

Flower essences are not essential oils. They differ from essential oils in that the flower essences contain no physical part of the plant. As such, they contain no scent, inherent taste, allergens etc. For example, a person who is allergic to oak can safely ingest the oak flower essence without experiencing any allergic reaction.

What do they taste like?

The flower remedies have no taste or smell. However, they are preserved with glycerin which has a naturally sweet flavor. If you add the drops into a beverage, you won’t taste anything at all.

How long does it take for them to work?

Flower remedies get to work as soon as the first drop is ingested. Many people report feeling an internal shift occur within the first 3-4 days of taking the drops.However, it can take approximately 3 weeks to notice a more significant and lasting shift.

For problems that are situational and/or temporary, the flowers work more immediately. However, with problems that are more deeply ingrained, it is advisable that the flowers be taken for a longer duration of time.  In general, the longer the problem has persisted, the longer one may need to take the flower remedies. Taking them for a longer period of time has longer lasting benefits than taking them for a shorter period of time. It is best to make them part of your routine by incorporating them into your daily rituals. For example, you might add them to your morning coffee or tea, just as you might incorporate cream and sugar.

Can I use flower essences together with other healing modalities?

Yes. Flower remedies are a complementary healing modality that can safely be used alongside conventional medical treatments.

Are there any side effects?

Flower essences do not produce any physical side effects. However, I refer to them as ‘liquid awareness’. That awareness can sometimes temporarily cause emotional discomfort. This is called a healing crisis. Healing crisis’ indicate that the energetic body is working quickly to bring itself into a state of equilibrium. In fact, it is working so quickly that it may result in a person feeling fatigued or otherwise uncomfortable.
Think of the first time you work out after not having worked out in ages. Your muscles might hurt the first few days, but that passes. Healing crisis’ are not common and usually pass within the first week if they occur at all.

What should I do if I experience a healing crisis?

The choice is yours. You may either persevere through it until it passes. Or you may temporarily reduce the dosage and see if that provides any ease to the discomfort you are experiencing. If you should chose to reduce dosage. I recommend reducing it to 1 drop a day, administered first thing in the morning, before breakfast and before brushing teeth. Then you may increase the number of drops gradually. Crisis Intervention Flower Essence may also be used during a healing crisis.

We find that the more energy sensitive an individual may be, the quicker the flower essence blends work and the more intensely they are felt. As such, for energy sensitive individuals, one dose a day may be enough.

Can I use more than 1 flower essence blend at a time?

Although you can follow your own intuition, my recommendation is to use only 1 flower essence blend at a time until completion of the bottle. Once you’ve completed the bottle, you use may use a second bottle of the type of flower essence blend until you have completed on an ‘as needed basis.’ In the ‘as needed’ phase, you can take a different elixir each different day if you so desire.

If you chose to use more than one flower essence blend a day, it is best to separate them into different parts of the day. So for example, you may take Pure Energy all morning and throughout the day, but take Quiet Mind after dinner and before bed. It is advisable not to combine more than 1 flower essence blend at a time in the same beverage.  Crisis Intervention can be used as needed any time in conjunction with any of the flower essence blends. However, it should be noted that it is always best to trust your inner compass, your intuition.

Can children and pets use the essences?

Yes! In fact, children, pets and even plants respond extremely well to flower essence therapy.

How should I care for the bottles?

Flower essences have an extremely long shelf life if stored properly. Bottles should be kept away from extreme cold or extreme heat. It is preferable not to store them next to a computer or cell phone as these devices can also generate heat. When using the essences, please take care not to touch the glass dropper to your mouth. If this should occur, do not worry, but it is best practice to rinse the dropper off with water.

Do The Flower Apothecary Essences contain alcohol?

The Flower Apothecary Essences are approximately 99.5% alcohol free. We do not use alcohol as a preservative. Rather, we use food grade USP organic vegetable glycerin to naturally preserve our essences. Since we use some of the Bach Flower Essences in our blends, each bottle may contain a maximum of half a percent ( .5% ) alcohol that is dispersed over 150 doses per bottle.  It was a conscious decision to be as alcohol free as possible to accommodate people who are sensitive to alcohol or choose not to ingest alcohol. Additionally, we believe children and pets should benefit from flower essences too. As parents, we want to keep our children and pets alcohol free.

Are flower essences safe for allergy sufferers?

Yes. They are completely safe. They contain the life force energy of the flower that has been stabilized in the essence. They contain no physical part of the plant. it.

How should I choose the right essence for me?

Read through the product descriptions and chose the blend you feel suits you best. Even if you identify with parts of the description and not all, that could be a beneficial blend for you. Additionally, you may “Meet the Flowers” on the homepage and see which flower you are most visually drawn to. In the descriptions of each flower, it states what blend they are used in.