A flower essence is the vibrational imprint of a flower that has been transferred and stabilized in water. Bach Flower Remedies are probably the most well known Flower Essences and were discovered by Dr. Bach from the 1920's – 1930’s in England.
Flower essences 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. They can help us recognize, resolve, or release different conditioned ways of perceiving the world and can help us experience greater well-being and harmony in our lives.
Here is an easy way to understand flower essences as compared to other plant medicines:
Herbal tinctures = body of the plant
Essential oils/aromatherapy = circulatory system or blood of the plant
Flower essences = mind of the plant
Because none of the actual plant is used, a flower essence can be taken without interacting with medications or supplements. Babies, pregnant woman and those with serious illness can take flower essences safely. They can be taken orally or applied directly to the skin.
The Herbalist's Apprentice makes all of it's Flower Essences from flowers from wild flowers as well as flowers from the garden. While there are a few sold in the shop, a special flower essence can be formulated for you depending on your needs. Feel free to contact me to see what essence would be best for you!