Common Questions about Flower Remedies
Are Flower Essences the same as essential oils?
No they are not. Most essential oils are not meant to be taken orally. They are powerful and wonderful helpers but definitely not the same as Flower Essences.
The words Essences and Remedies seem to be used interchangeably. Is this correct?
Yes, this is correct. It is a bit confusing but different companies and different countries use different words.
Can I treat myself with the Flower Remedies?
Most certainly you can. A healthy and clear intuition along with a simple guidebook like Bach’s 38 Flower Remedies would be a good starting point.
Why do I need a practitioner to choose remedies for me?
I see two reasons to consult a practitioner.
Sometimes it is difficult to take a truly objective look at ourself and the habits that are deeply ingrained. An objective observer can help uncover hidden blocks and ask questions to discover old patterns or the root of the issue. When we are just beginning with the remedies, it is not uncommon to think we need every one of them!
A practitioner can assist you to in discerning what the most important Remedies are for this moment in time.
There are many Remedies on the market. Most individuals will not be interested in purchasing dozens and dozens of Remedies only to need them occasionally or to address an issue that can be quickly resolved. With a practitioner you have access to many individual essences and also unlimited personal combinations to address any issues that you face.
How do I use the Remedies?
The remedies are taken orally on or under the tongue or mixed in with any beverage. Normally it is suggested to take them first thing in the morning, last thing at night and at least two other times in a day.
Are they safe for all ages and what if I am on medication?
The Remedies are safe for all ages, even young children.
I would like to keep a few common Remedies on hand at home. What do you suggest?
I always keep Bach’s Rescue Remedy or Flower Essence Society’s Five Flower blend on hand for emergencies and trauma of all kinds. Beyond that, you may find that you tend to have a ‘default’ response to stress. This would be the emotion or response that you usually fall into when life throws you a curve ball. It would be very helpful to have these two on hand at home.
If you are new to partnering with the Remedies, I recommend a three month trial. During this time you will be training yourself to notice the subtle behind the scenes changes. Think gentle power here, not power that bowls you over. Instead, they create internal change in a way that your system can integrate and sustain.
The Flower Remedies are not meant to replace conventional therapy or medical advice. They are, instead, a support and a complimentary addition to health.
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