Bach Flower Remedies in an Alcohol Free Base
If the idea of a non-alcohol base for your Bach Flower Remedies is appealing or simply a neccessity for your health or beliefs, then a our Bach Remedies in organic apple cider vinegar might be just right for you.
Bach Flower Remedies in Apple Cider Vinegar
While brandy was chosen as a preservative by Dr. Edward Bach in the 1930's for its purity and effectiveness, its not always the most suitable option for everyone and so we offer an apple cider vinegar alternative too. These remedies use organic apple cider vinegar as the preservative instead of brandy. Does this mean that they are entirely alcohol free? Well very nearly, but they still contain very, very small amounts of alcohol from the mother tincture we use to make the remedies, which you can find out more about below.
What is Apple Cider Vinegar?
Apple cider vinegar is made from the juice of apples and a two stage fermentation process turns the juice into a vinegar. Apple cider vinegar has been used for many years in cooking, preserving and in home remedies. It has remarkably good preserving qualities and is regularly used in the pickling and preserving of foods.
How Long Will Your Apple Cider Vinegar Bach Remedies Last?
Apple cider vinegar usually has a best before date of up to two years but its shelf life is nearly indefinite, so while we put the best before date on the bottles that matches the one on the cider vinegar from which it is made, your Bach Flower Remedies will last many more years beyond this.
So How Long Does Cider Vinegar Last?
Investigations by the Vinegar Institute concluded that the shelf life of apple cider vinegar is nearly indefinite and that apple cider vinegar is almost always safe to consume after the best before date.
“The Vinegar Institute conducted studies to find out and confirmed that vinegar’s shelf life is almost indefinite. Because of its acid nature, vinegar is self-preserving and does not need refrigeration. White distilled vinegar will remain virtually unchanged over an extended period of time. And, while some changes can be observed in other types of vinegars, such as color changes or the development of a haze or sediment, this is only an aesthetic change. The product can still be used and enjoyed with confidence.” The Vinegar Institute
Are These Completely Alcoholic Free Bach Flower Remedies?
Very nearly! The base preservative of these remedies is organic apple cider vinegar and we add to this two drops of mother tincture ( ten drops for the Revival Remedy combination ) which does contain some alcohol. Our mother tincture is half water and half brandy so each bottle does have a very small amount of alcohol in.
So the alcohol content is as follows:
- 10ml Bach Remedy: 0.2% ABV
- 25ml Bach Remedy: 0.07% ABV
- 25ml Revival Remedy: 0.15% ABV
*ABV = Alcohol by Volume ( for reference our normal Bach Flower Remedies are 23% ABV ).
So there really is very little alcohol content in these remedies and if you dilute them down to make a treatment level combination, the amount would be very, very small indeed. However, if you are unable to take any alcohol at all, then please be aware that these do contain very small amounts of alcohol.
Order Bach Flower Remedies in a non-alcohol base
You can find our Bach Flower Remedies in organic apple cider vinegar in the flower essence shop here.