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Flower Essences: FAQs

What are flower essences?

Flower essences are herbal infusions made from the flowering part of the plant, which address emotional and mental aspects of wellness.

Flower essences have been used for centuries by many cultures including African Tribes and the Aboriginal people.  But it was Dr Edward Bach who first recognised a connection between his patients’ ill health and their emotions and attitude.  His 38 essences are still widely used today and are known as Bach flower remedies or English Essences.

Flower Essence research has continued and many new essences have been developed to treat problems more recognized in today’s world.  The Flower Essence Society in North America has a reputation for quality.  It has developed essences over 30 years through research, trials and data compilation by professional practitioners.


When should people use flower essences?

Flower essences are a safe and gentle way to restore balance and harmony.  

Use them for help during times of crisis, or when dealing with change, stress, anxiety or to help you cope with life’s challenges.

They are a safe and effective way to provide emotional and mental care for your family.


How do flower essences work?

Like homeopathic remedies, flower essences are vibrational in nature.  

Flower essences are energetic imprints of the life force of plants, working through the medium of water.

Flower essences work through the various human energy fields to influence mental, emotional and physical wellbeing.


What are flower essences made of?

Flower essences are natural preparations made from flowers and plants.  Flower essences are created when flowers or plants release their essential healing energies or vibrational blue print into water.


How should flower essences be taken?

They are taken orally, however you can also rub a few drops onto the skin of the inner wrist, temples or the fontanelles of infants.


How do I know which flower essences to take?

The process involves a 1-hour consultation. During this consultation, we’ll discuss questions like: How is life right now?  How would you like your life to be?  What are the things that are currently getting in the way of this happening?

Based on your individual needs, a personalised blend of around 6 flower essences will be selected.  These will work gently to address the beliefs, thoughts, habits and feelings that you may be struggling with.


Where can I go for a flower essences consultation with Family Focus Remedial Therapies?

Flower essence consultations are available at 694 Crozier Street, Pirongia.

Consultations may also be conducted via Skype.

Please contact Leanne to arrange your consultation.


How long do flower essences last?

Family Focus Remedial Therapies flower essence blends have a shelf life of around 2 years.  They have a small amount of alcohol as a preservative. 


How long should flower essences be taken for?

Premade essences can be used as required, until the problem being treated has gone.

Personalised Blends are taken for a longer period (until you have finished the blend, or when you notice that it is not doing its job any more).


Are there safe to use?  

Flower essences are safe and non-toxic for the whole family to use, from infants to the elderly and even your pets!  

Flower essences are safe to use during pregnancy.


Are there any side effects?

Flower Essences are very gentle and have no side effects.

Sometimes the flower essences can bring up feelings, thoughts or physical symptoms previously experienced and a follow up blend may be required to help move through that.


How much alcohol is used as a preservative?

The dilution methods ensure that any alcohol ingested is chemically and physiologically insignificant.

Greater amounts of alcohol naturally occur in the human blood stream through the process of digestion and fermentation of food.

If you have any other questions Contact Leanne here.  She is happy to answer any questions you have.