Choosing An Essence

Choosing a Flower or Vibrational Essence For Yourself

A Guide to How to Choose the Right Essences to Help You

Flower & vibrational essences bring about deep change and transformation and help to remind your mind, emotion, body & spirit of it's natural harmony and balance. Essences can help to bring balance to core emotions and thought patterns, open up channels of spiritual wisdom and transform old blocks in your bodies chakras and subtle energy systems. So whether you're looking for help with feeling unworthy, afraid or ungrounded, or need to feel more connected to your heart and unconditional love, or need to deepen your soul connection, flower and vibrational essences are a wonderful tool to help you on your inner journey.

Where to Start When Choosing An Essence

Choosing the right essences to help you with the issues that you are working with is actually very simple and easy and there are a number of different steps and methods that you can use to choose your essence. The starting place is usually always the same though; to connect deeply with yourself and to see which issues within you are most needing help with. How are you feeling? What's going on for you? It can feel a bit daunting to start with, but we often know how we're really feeling if we stop long enough to connect with ourselves.

How to Choose a Flower & Vibrational Essence

So choosing the Essences that will be most helpful for you is often simply a process of self-reflection and observation. What is going on for me? How am I thinking and feeling? What emotions do I need help with? Where are the energetic blocks within me?

Sometimes life can look and feel very complicated, and it can be easy to forget to connect deeply with how you are feeling about yourself or what is going on in your life. So remember when you choose your essences that you are simply looking for the one that will help you bring greater balance to how you thinking and feeling right now. Starting in this way will take you on a journey of self discovery and healing that can be very profound and life changing.

Ways of Choosing the Right Essence for You

Essences can be chosen rationally or intuitively or by a combination of both methods. You can experiment to find out what works best for you.

Once you have decided which issues you wish to work with first, you can:

Use our 'Essence Selector' ( on this page ) to see which essences or combinations have a particular focus on those issues.

Use our Essence and Themes Explorer to see all of the essences that work with a particular pattern or issue. This is a great way to see which would be the most helpful single and combination essences to work with your chosen issue.

Explore our essence categories to see which essences would be most helpful. A good starting point is often the: Divine Harmony Essences, Chakra Essences or Bach Flower Remedies.

From the different options you find you can then make your essence choice.

Choosing rationally

You might find when you look through all of the different options, that you are drawn to the description of a particular essence and that this resonates with you most. This is a perfectly good way of picking an essence. Don't forget that we are all intuitive and connected to our inner knowing at some level, so don't be afraid to choose an essence based a gut feeling, or on the look or feel of the bottle or flower, this could be your instinct or intuition helping you out.

Choosing intuitively

Using your intuition / inner knowing, dowsing or muscle testing can all be powerful ways of choosing essences to work with or to check a selection that you have made rationally. Working in this way helps to take your mind out of the selection process and can often help you to pick an essence that you really need rather than an essence that your mind thinks you need.

Before working in this way always allow yourself a quiet space to focus deeply within yourself and to ask for the help of your Higher Self.

Six Top Tips for Choosing An Essence

  • Visual Choice: Looking at images of essences (from website, leaflet or cards) can be a great way to choose your essences intuitively.
  • Quiet Space to Focus: Sit quietly and connect with how you’re feeling about what’s going on in your life, and see if there are any particular themes, patterns or issues that you can identify. Once you’ve identified the main area you want to focus on (e.g. abundance, feeling safe, creativity), you can choose the appropriate essence to help.
  • What Quality Do I Need? You may find it helpful to ask yourself ‘which quality do I most need for balance?’ and see which answers come into your awareness.
  • Body Wisdom: Tune into your body. Are there any areas where you are feeling tension, pain, strong sensations or a lack of energy? Listening to your body can be a wonderful way to get in touch with the underlying emotions and beliefs that can be transformed by taking essences.
  • Intuition: If you dowse then simply let yourself be drawn to the most appropriate essence(s) to help with the particular issue that you're working with.
  • Where's Your Focus? Think about your main focus for taking essences at this time, and then use the descriptions in the relevant section on our website to narrow down your choice.

How Many Essences Can I Take At Once?

How many Flower & Vibrational Essences to use at one time is one of the questions we are asked most often and the answer depends on which of our essences you’re taking. When you take a Flower or vibrational essence you're working at an energetic level to bring about deep change and transformation and balance to how you are thinking and feeling and to your bodies subtle energy systems. This can be quite a profound process and so you want to make sure that you are taking the right number of essences to best faciliate that change, but without it feeling overwhelming. You find specific details on the individual essence pages and a general overview here: How Many Essences Can I Take One Time.


Our Self Help Essence Selector

You can use the Essence selectors to help you to find a Deeper Acting Essence or a Bach Flower Remedy for a specific issue or pattern.

The deeper acting Essences have the ability to work with our most deeply held pattern, helping you to release them layer by layer until you get to the root of the issue.

The Bach Flower Remedies help you with how you are thinking and feeling in the moment and can help you to achieve greater balance & harmony in your daily life.


Essence & Themes Selector

Flower Essence Bottles

Here you can explore some common themes and find a full selection of essences from across our ranges that will help with that particular issue.

Explore Essences for a whole range of different themes, from Abundance to Soul Connection


Essence Essentials for the Month

New Essence Essentials page

Here we’ve carefully selected a range of essences to help you stay aligned, centred and connected with your true self this month so you can make the most of current opportunities for emotional balance and spiritual expansion. From an astrological essence for the month, a team pick from one of us and our E-Light Essence suggestions, to hand-picked essences for the month, inner guidance for daily life and always useful essences. Find out more here!


Essence Search

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You can use our Shop Search to search the flower essence shop for a particular essence or issue by name or or keywords.


Need Any Help Choosing an Essence?

If you need any help or advice choosing an Essence, please call us on 01379 608059 or contact us here.


Frequently Asked Questions on Choosing Essences

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Choosing a flower or vibrational essence is a simple process. Here you can find some answers to frequently asked questions about how to choose the right Essence for the issues that you are working with.

F.A.Q.s - Choosing Essences

How to Use Flower & Vibrational Essences

Platonic Solid Essences

If you'd like to find out more about how to use your chosen essences, here is our expert guide on how to use flower & vibrational essences and how to make the most out of taking your essence.

Choosing & Using the Bach Flower Remedies

The Bach Flower Remedies are gentle acting remedies that work best on issues at a surface level of awareness - so how you are thinking and feeling in the moment. There are 38 different Bach Remedies and they are very simple and easy to choose & use and are particularly effective when mixed into combinations: Choosing & Using the Bach Flower Remedies

Which Flower, Gem & Crystal Essence Are We Taking?

Catherine Keattch

This is where one of the Crystal Herbs team shares which essence they're taking and why! You can find out more here: Crystal Herbs Team Picks

More Information

Essences for Children

Choosing Essences for Children

Children respond very quickly to vibrational essences so it is important to choose the most appropriate type of essence when using them with children, particularly babies or very young children.

Pregnancy & Nursing Mothers

Choosing Essences for Pregnancy & Birth

Flower essences can be very supportive during pregnancy, birth and post partum – both for mother and baby. You can find out more about choosing the right essences here.

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Choosing Essences for Animals

Many people find that their animals gain great benefit from using essences and the effects are usually noticeable quite quickly. You can find out more about choosing the right essences here.

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Getting Help From Crystal Herbs

General advice and information is freely available from us at Crystal Herbs, simply call us and we'd be happy to help. If you would like more in-depth personal help we also offer a consultation service.

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Personal Essence Consultation

A Personal Essence Consultation offers the opportunity to get greater clarity and guidance on the issues that you are experiencing together with suggestions for the most appropriate essences to help you with those issues.

Find Out More: What Are Flower, Gem & Crystal Essences and How Can They Help You?

Flower, Gem & Crystal Essences work at an energetic level to help you to re-balance your thoughts, feelings and subtle energy systems and are powerful tools for inner change & transformation. Using Essences can have a profound influence on your inner journey of personal & spiritual growth, and can help you to raise your level of awareness and consciousness.


Crystal Herbs - Flower, Gem & Crystal Essences

Here at Crystal Herbs we have been making and developing our range of Essences for nearly 30 years. Crystal Herbs is run by Catherine Keattch and Sam Cremnitz, along with a dedicated team who are all trained practitioners and healers in their own right. We are a specialist Flower Essence producer and we're passionate about all aspects of Vibrational Essences.

You can find our full range of Essences in the Flower Essence Shop, or an overview of the different essences we make here and you can find out more about us here: Crystal Herbs