Other Religions New Age / Metaphysical Flower Essence Therapy Nature Remedies Share Flipboard Email Print Jason Reed/Ryan McVay / Frank Carter / Getty Images New Age / Metaphysical Holistic Healing Divination Chakra Balancing Reiki Crystal Therapy By Phylameana lila Desy Reiki Expert Phylameana lila Desy, the author of "The Everything Guide to Reiki," is a freelance writer, holistic healing consultant, intuitive counselor, and an energy medicine practitioner. our editorial process Phylameana lila Desy Updated May 09, 2019 Flower essences are the blossoms of plants prepared from a sun infusion in a bowl of water, then further diluted, potentized, and then 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. Aromatherapy VS Flower Essence Therapy Please don't confuse aromatherapy with flower essences. Flower essence therapy is not a form of aromatherapy. Aromatherapy utilizes plant aromatics, whereas flower essence remedies have virtually no scent. Flower essences are a liquid remedy made through a simple process of solarizing freshly picked blossoms in distilled water. Afterward, the flower petals are removed from the treated water. These can be returned to the earth (buried or composted) or tossed into a natural stream (creek or river). The essence-infused liquid is further processed and bottled as a stock remedy. Bottled essences are then dispensed through tincture eye droppers or mist sprayers. Flower Essence Therapy Origins The founder of flower essence therapy was an English surgeon named Dr. Edward Bach. Dr Bach was a pioneer in understanding the connection of our emotional bodies to our physical health. The 38 original flower remedies, known as Bach Healing Herbs were used to treat the underlying emotional causes of diseases. Flower essence enthusiasts believe that ill health results when we are in imbalance or when we lose our awareness, are disassociated from others, or disconnected from our life purpose. The living forces of nature collected from the blooms of our flowering plants, prepared and placed in liquid stock. and dosage bottles are used in healing our physical, etheric, astral, and spiritual bodies. How Flower Essences Are Applied Flower essences can be taken directly from the stock bottle. A few drops are typically applied under the tongue. Alternately, three to four drops of stock essences are mixed into a liter of purified water that is sipped throughout the day. Specialized combinations of essences are commonly prepared in one-ounce dosage bottles. A dosage bottle will normally last ten to fourteen days. The medical community is not convinced that there is enough evidence to support the effectiveness of flower essences. However, in the holistic community, flower essences are favored by practitioners to address emotional and spiritual imbalances. People suffering from clinical depression or other mental health issues should contact a licensed mental health professional for treatment. Intuitively Selecting Flower Essences Selecting essences can in itself be a process of inner growth and awareness. Through quiet reflection, meditation, self-observation, and consulting and conversation with others, it is possible to become aware of issues in our lives that demand our attention. These may be related to any area of our lives, our work, our relationships, or our personal selves. Kinesiology testing is another way that people can use to select the appropriate essences for themselves. Helpful Tips The standard dosage for flower essences is four to ten drops under the tongue four times per day.Potency is increased not by taking more drops at one time, but by increasing the frequency.You can benefit greatly by consulting an experienced flower essence practitioner. Taking flower drops over time may build a stronger and stabilizing influence in our relationships, in our attitudes, in our stresses, and in our overall state of well-being. Flower essences are not cure-alls but are intended to be our helpers in aligning our life energy toward healthy growth and development. Disclaimer: The information contained on this site is intended for educational purposes only and is not a substitute for advice, diagnosis or treatment by a licensed physician. You should seek prompt medical care for any health issues and consult your doctor before using alternative medicine or making a change to your regimen.