Flower Esssence Remedies

Who Benefits from Flower Essences?

Since flower essences are designed to treat the whole individual, and not just a symptom or illness they can be taken by basically anyone. They can help anyone dealing with the effects of negative emotions by restoring balance. Common issues facing people who benefit from a flower essence remedy include (but are not limited to):

  • ADHD and ADD
  • Anger
  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Emotional eating
  • Fear
  • Hate
  • Panic attacks
  • Post traumatic stress disorder
  • Stress

Children respond very well to the Bach Flower Remedies. The Bach Flower Remedies are extremely helpful for all childhood emotions, such as, shyness, tantrums, fear, nightmares and low self-esteem. The Bach Flower Remedies help children reach a balance within them self, so that they can learn from life’s ups and downs.

Our pets also have emotions and the Bach Flower Remedies are very helpful to aid pets overcome difficult times. The Bach Flower Remedies have been very successful in calming hyperactive dogs, fearful cats, trips to the vet, moving, fear of thunder, newly arrived puppies and many other pet emotions.

Bach Flower Remedies are extremely helpful during pregnancy, when the expecting mother goes through a wide range of emotions. The Bach Flower Remedies restore peace of mind when the mother feels fearful, tired, overwhelmed and impatient and other emotions related to pregnancy. All medication taken during pregnancy should be at a doctor’s direction.

What are Flower Essences?

Flower essences are the blossoms of plants prepared from a sun infusion in water, then further diluted, potentized, and preserved with brandy. These preparations embody the distinct imprint, or energetic pattern of each flower species. In holistic healing flower essence therapy is categorized under vibrational medicine. Vibrational medicine incorporates the use of chi energies within living organisms such as plants, gemstones and crystals, water, sunlight, and even the foods we eat. Th energy of a flower essence is similar to music or art, which carry vibrational meaning through the vehicle of sound or light. The vibrational meaning of flower essences is carried through the medium of water.

How Are Flower Essences different than Essential Oils?

Flower essences contain no scent or perfume and should not be confused with essential oils or with herbal tinctures.

In contrast with essential oils and herbal tinctures, a flower essence does not contain any parts of the plant. The actual plant is removed from the tincture and it is the “essence” of the plant that remains. It is stabilized with brandy and subsequently diluted to so that only minute traces of the chemical components from the original flowers remain, making then completely safe for use similar to homeopathics.

Can I have an allergic reaction to a Flower Essence?

No. Because no part of the plant is included in the Essence, there cannot be an allergic reaction.

Flower essence consultation with Becky Cobb in Peoria, IL

Flower essences may stimulate physical healing, but are used mainly to promote awareness of emotional, mental and spiritual imbalances.

How do Flower Essences work?

Flower Essences are selected based on the personality of the individual and his or her current emotional state, not necessarily on  a particular dis-ease or physical body symptoms. The person as a whole is considered taking into account personality, lifestyle, and associated emotional influences. The selected flower essence works to bring our body, mind and spirit into balance with our highest calling. They change the basic vibratory level of our emotions helping us to release the lower negative vibrational behaviors and attitudes and embracing our true soul nature. And since flower essences work on a more subtle vibrational level, flower essences do not interfere with herbal, homeopathic, or allopathic treatments.

How Were Bach Flower Remedies Discovered?

The original Bach Flower Remedies are a safe and natural method of healing discovered by Dr. Bach in the 1920-30s in England. They gently restore the balance between mind and body by casting out negative emotions, such as, fear, worry, hatred and indecision which interfere with the equilibrium of the being as a whole. The Bach Flower Remedies allow peace and happiness to return to the sufferer so that the body is free to heal itself.

Dr. Edward Bach was a British Physician, who began to see disease as an end product; a final stage; a physical manifestation of unhappiness, fear and worry. He therefore, began to look to nature to find healing flowers. Over a period of years Dr. Bach found 38 healing flowers and plants that with the right preparation became the 38 Bach Flower Remedies. These Remedies are enough to remove all negative emotional problems.

How Are The Flower Essence Remedies Made?

The Bach Flower Remedies are made from spring water infused with wild flowers, either by the sun-steeped method or by boiling. The Remedies are hand produced exclusively in England. The Remedies contain 27% grape-based brandy as a preservative. When you get a remedy from Balance and Harmony, the selected Bach Flower Remedies are combined in a dropper bottle containing distilled or spring water.

The remedy is taken by dropping 3-4 drops under the tongue as needed, usually several times a day. Because the remedy is in a water base, it should be stored in the refrigerator and used within a month.

The remedy is based upon a written assessment that the client completes along with a consultation. In some instances the remedies can be fast acting and other times it may take a while to notice the change due to the gradual effects flower essences normally take. Taking flower drops over time will build a stronger and stabilizing influence in relationships, attitudes, and stressors, and in the overall state of well-being. Flower essences are not cure-alls. Flower essences are intended to be helpers in aligning life energy toward healthy growth and development. Some people experience the effects of the particular emotions such as sadness or grief as the emotion is released, and it good idea to journal during the process. Becky is available for follow up consultations and questions throughout the process.


The initial consultation and assessment may result in a number of flower essences which could be beneficial. During this consultation we will work together to prioritize which remedy or remedies would best address the designated “issue”. As the emotions resulting from this issue are addressed, there may be other issues requiring different remedies that the client is now ready to address. At Balance and Harmony, our philosophy is that it is better to address one issue at a time and to limit the number of Bach Flower Essences that are combined into each individual remedy. This allows the body to assimilate the new vibration more efficiently. Sometimes a remedy may just be needed for a few days, and other times a remedy may need to be taken for several months. The process is unique to each individual and the issue to be addressed. Follow up consultations are used to reassess the progress and effectiveness of the remedy and need for any additional remedies.

How Do I Schedule a Consultation?

Check out the Balance and Harmony services page for pricing and details on scheduling your appointment.