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post #1 of 204
Thread Starter 
So I feel like there should be a separate flower essences thread in H&H so here it goes.

I'm still reading up, but here are the some of my bookmarks:
Giant FE/Homeopathy thread in Spirituality
Bach Flower Essences
Flower Photo Gallery

Let's keep this thread to the practical application of FEs.

I'm going to pull the list of recommended books out of that giant thread, but I'm a little busy atm. So, if anyone else wants to go for it, you're totally welcome.
post #2 of 204
Cool idea, I'm pretty new to it, but it seemed to help my husband with his unremitting tiredness (and he didn't really understand what it was for, he's just very willing to humor me if I say "Take this at least 4x every day") so I'm all for learning more. (and subbing)
post #3 of 204

question re essences

I accidently put my flower essenceds opn top of my clock radio. Does anyone know if this is going to have a negative effect on them? I'm sick over this. thanks Candis
post #4 of 204
subbing..

I'm just starting to learn about essences. I also just started homeopathy, and my homeopath would prefer me not to use essences for a while, but after a rough day yesterday I think I need a little help emotionally to get through my healing.

I have Rescue Remedy, and I just went out today and got some Pine. I'm hoping to slowly add to my collection, because I have a list that I think could be helpful for me.
post #5 of 204
I'm still reading through the giant thread in spirituality, and just found this link that might be helpful on this thread:

http://www.naturdoctor.com/Chapters/...lowerQuiz.html

I did the first and second quiz, and it gave me:

Sweet Chestnut
Pine
Wild Oat
Mustard
Beech

Which is really interesting, because the ones that I had picked out myself were:

sweet chestnut
gentian
pine
beech
vervain
wild oat

I bought Pine today because I feel like it's the most important one for me to start with... and I can't afford to buy more than one at a time.
post #6 of 204
Thread Starter 
Bach flower remedies in Dr. Bach's words:

http://www.bachflower.com/38_Essences.htm

I need to look at that quiz.
post #7 of 204
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Originally Posted by changingseasons View Post
I'm still reading through the giant thread in spirituality, and just found th
I bought Pine today because I feel like it's the most important one for me to start with... and I can't afford to buy more than one at a time.
You could always buy them preblended!
post #8 of 204
Just found this thread! I posted on the monster in Spirituality, but this is probably more appropriate, although I love the spiritual aspect!

I ordered a kit from FES and it arrived Monday! I've been so busy with it and some other things that I haven't been on the computer much at all. I have made a blend for my son and one for my mother. I will work on one for my husband, and the receptionist at my chiro wants one too! I use my crystal/pendulum to determine which essences to use..I am absolutely in love with my crystal!

I have a question about water - I bought some spring water before thinking about it being in a plastic jug. I used that anyway for one blend, thinking it was preferable to water from the fridge with a VERY old filter. We have since replaced the filter. Which water would you recommend? (My crystal has been a bit equivocal about this, meaning I may not be asking the right questions.)

Also, any rec for where to buy dropper bottles? I found some glass bottles at a local compounding pharmacy, but the droppers are plastic.
post #9 of 204
Hi mamas,

Very interesting topic. A friend had told me about these a while ago, but after reading more around here lately I decided to buy a few remedies. I have the Rescue Remedy cream and drops, and now I have bought Pine. I am wondering about how to take it and if it is ok to take while breastfeeding (I assume it is, just thought I would double check) as the info states:

Directions

2 drops in water and sip at intervals, or add to a 30ml mixing bottle containing water. Take 4 drops a minimum of 4 times a day.

Warnings
If pregnant or breastfeeding, ask a health professional before use.

So do I take 2 drops at a time or 4? 2 and then 2 within a short time, 4 times per day? I guess I'm easily confused Also, can I take this on an ED? Do I trial it like any food?
post #10 of 204
I was a little confused about the directions too... hoping someone can clarify.
post #11 of 204
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Originally Posted by FnkyGreenMama View Post
Warnings
If pregnant or breastfeeding, ask a health professional before use.
This is a CYA thing. Bach Flowers manufactured by Nelson are classified as homeopathic --they are not, but it is a useful marketing tool because they can make claims other flower essences companies can't make.

As for how much to take, flower essences aren't like homeopathics, herbs or pharmaceuticals, it really doesn't matter how much you take or when. Generally a few drops (between 4 to 7) in water, under the tongue, in a bath or externally (pressure points, chakra points) is fine. As for how often, take it when you feel drawn to take it. At first you might want to take a remedy often, like a few times a day and then taper off. Flower essences are vibrational remedies, there is nothing physical in them with the exception of alcohol, so it you are okay with a few drops of alcohol then they should be fine. If it is an issue, use externally or in a bath.

Don't take the remedies just before or just after eating, leave at least 20 minutes, and as with homeopathic remedies, don't take it just after brushing your teeth. Strong aromas can also effect the essences. Keep them away from anything that emits EMFs, like computers, microwaves etc.
post #12 of 204
Oh, fun, another place to discuss flower essences!

I started recently taking crab apple at the suggestion of my Ayurveda practitioner, which led me to the mega thread in Spirituality. After reading that whole thing, yep, I read it ALL! , I intuitively chose hornbeam on my own at the HFS. DD (age 7) seems drawn to the essences, so I let her pick one for herself at the HFS most recently. She chose vervain, which also seems to be spot-on for me. Like mother, like daughter?

I may just be in love with flower essences!!! We are having such great experiences from them. Even DH willing took them for a few weeks. DH & I seem to be to the point of only taking them once in awhile now whereas before we were taking them 2-4 times a day. DD is still taking her special blend I made her a few times a day on her own whenever she is drawn to them. I also let her use any of the single flower essences in a glass of water on her own whenever she wishes. I can see the effects very clearly in her and it is fascinating!
post #13 of 204
Hi All! Has anyone had insomnia after taking Rescue Remedy? I gave it to my son this afternoon for the first time and this evening he had big trouble dropping off to sleep. Has anyone else had this experience? Of course it could have been something else.

It worked a treat though..........
post #14 of 204
My guess is the insomnia was caused by something else-- I can't imagine why it would cause insomnia, unless it was some kind of reaction to the alcohol-- but it's so little.

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I love flower essences.

I started off with the Bach flower essences but have sense felt drawn to explore my local flower essences. I had a practitioner local to me make me a custom blend of some of our native local flowers and plants and I LOVE it.
post #15 of 204
Thanks for that. I feel pretty sure that it wasn't it. It is his first day of school tomorrow and I think he was probably just excited/nervous. Thanks again!
post #16 of 204
very interesting I did a quiz and got the following

CHESTNUT BUD

GENTIAN

HORNBEAM

MUSTARD


OLIVE


I have only tried Rescue Remedy
post #17 of 204
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Originally Posted by pokeymama View Post
I ordered a kit from FES and it arrived Monday! I've been so busy with it and some other things that I haven't been on the computer much at all. I have made a blend for my son and one for my mother. I will work on one for my husband, and the receptionist at my chiro wants one too! I use my crystal/pendulum to determine which essences to use..I am absolutely in love with my crystal!

Also, any rec for where to buy dropper bottles? I found some glass bottles at a local compounding pharmacy, but the droppers are plastic.
Where did you order your kit? What's FES stand for? I'd love to have a kit too. I am thinking that PB mentioned where to get a kit in the mega thread, but if you can just tell me that would be great.

We have those small amber glass dropper bottles at our local health food store. If you can't find them there, you can also order them online, from a place like Mountain Rose Herbs.

And, can you tell me how you use your crystal to pick them? I just started using the crystal and have been amazed by it. Do you have the person hold the bottle and do the crystal over their other arm? Or can you just ask the crystal out loud thinking of the person?
post #18 of 204
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Originally Posted by momofmine View Post
Where did you order your kit? What's FES stand for? I'd love to have a kit too. I am thinking that PB mentioned where to get a kit in the mega thread, but if you can just tell me that would be great.

We have those small amber glass dropper bottles at our local health food store. If you can't find them there, you can also order them online, from a place like Mountain Rose Herbs.

And, can you tell me how you use your crystal to pick them? I just started using the crystal and have been amazed by it. Do you have the person hold the bottle and do the crystal over their other arm? Or can you just ask the crystal out loud thinking of the person?
Thanks for the tip on the bottles. I alsoo found some Bach bottles in a local "farmers market"/hfs for cheaper than I bought them at the pharmacy. Online would be even cheaper, but generally have to buy in bulk.

Anyway, FES is at http://www.fesflowers.com I bought the one she recommended - the $240 kit with 1/4 ounce bottles. And a book of Bach's writings. Heal Thyself is dense! I've moved to some other writings first.

As far as the crystal, I have done it just thinking about the intended recipient. PB and I talked a bit about it in the Spirituality forum thread near the end I think. I do have a list of the essences in front of me. I don't even have to ask out loud. It starts moving the moment I start thinking about the next essence! It's so wild!
post #19 of 204
oh i would love to talk about this with you all. i make mine and just love it. it just feels right.
post #20 of 204
Fabulous thread, I'm really interested in this.
Any suggestions on a starting point? Rescue Remedy is really helpful for my family. Does anyone know if Bach Flowers are dogsafe?
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