Frequently Asked Questions
What are Flower Essences?
Flower Essences, derived from fresh flower blossoms, imprint water with the energetic essence of plants. Unlike aromatic essential oils, these subtle, scent-free preparations harness the life force of plants that is extremely safe to use. Operating as "vibrational remedies," they induce healing through resonance, a principle extending to extracts from various natural sources like plants, trees and crystals. This unique approach reflects a holistic philosophy, recognising the interconnectedness of vibrational energies for emotional, spiritual and physical wellbeing.
What are Flower Essences used for?
Flower Essences are produced by imprinting a flower's unique vibrational healing signature onto the carrier solution and are used to treat imbalances at a higher level, bringing about emotional and spiritual balance and wellbeing in the whole person.
Are Australian Bush Flower Essences safe to take?
Australian Bush Flower Essences are vibrational energies suspended within a solution of pure water and alcohol [13% natural preservative]. The low volume of alcohol is brandy which is the best natural preservative. The alcohol content in the recommended daily dose of 14 drops (7 drops on rising and retiring) is almost infinitesimal, about three drops. They have no side effects or negative effects whatsoever and are self-adjusting to the needs of the individual taking them. Occasionally the symptoms for which the person is taking the remedy can become more intense for a day or two. This is part of the healing process and in fact, is called a healing crisis. It is not a bad sign as it is indicative of the healing that will soon follow. In a healing crisis, we would recommend that you reassure the person and advise them to continue with the remedy.
How do I choose the right Bush Essence for myself?
There are many ways in which you can choose an Essence. You could simply read through the information on each of the individual essences and decide which ones are most appropriate. However, this can overwhelm some people and they could feel that they need them all! To drastically narrow down the number of Essences that you are considering ask yourself the following questions – what do I most want in my life, or what is the major issue that I am now working through? Then simply choose the appropriate Bush Essences. Alternatively, you could look through the Flower Insight Cards and choose those which most appeal to you (limiting them to no more than 3) and also include any card that you have an aversion to. Invariably, using this technique, you will choose Essences that will address your most pertinent issues. These Essences can then be blended in a dosage bottle. Other less commonly used methods to determine the choice of a remedy include: Dowsing • Kinesiology • Numerology • Using your Intuition • Working with a Flower Essence practitioner.
Can I take more than one remedy at a time?
We normally suggest you take one dosage bottle remedy at a time. It is far more effective to focus on just one issue, otherwise the results can be very scattered if you are taking several remedies for many different issues. You can however, use one-off doses for both Emergency, Focus (previously named Cognis), and Travel Essence while you are taking another remedy. For example, you could be taking Abund Essence for 2 weeks but in the middle of taking it you might fall and feel a little bit shaken up, so you could take a dose or two of Emergency Essence. Or while working you are feeling unfocused or overwhelmed, so you could then take a one-off dose of Focus Essence, even though you may be in the middle of taking another remedy. It’s quite OK to take Travel Essence during a plane flight even though you may be taking another remedy in the lead-up to and after that flight. There is absolutely no detriment in using the mists and creams while also taking a Bush Essence dosage drops orally. You can use more than one mist or cream on the same day.
Can I take the Bush Essences when pregnant?
Yes, Australian Bush Flower Essences can be taken while pregnant. In fact, the baby will also be getting the benefit of the essences that the mother is taking. Woman Essence, for example, is widely and safely used by pregnant women.
Can I use Australian Bush Flower Essences with children?
Australian Bush Flower Essences are an effective drug-free solution for adults, children and even your pets. In fact, they work extremely quickly on children and animals as they do not have as many emotional blocks as adults. We recommend the same dose for children as adults i.e., 7 drops on rising and retiring.