Flower Essence Essentials - Our Online Essence Journal

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Essence Essentials: Our Online Journal for all things related to Flower Essences & Vibrational Essences

Astrological Essence for the Month

Towards the end of his life, Dr Bach was exploring the link between the first 12 Bach Flower Remedies he discovered (The Twelve Healers) and the 12 astrological signs.

Cerato flower

Cerato Flower Remedy for Geminis

We are in Gemini season, the astrological sign that Dr Bach felt would most benefit from the Cerato flower essence.

Energetic, outgoing and communicative, Geminis are quick thinkers whose curious minds are interested in everything. Natural multi-taskers with adventurous spirits, they are happiest exploring new ideas, new places and meeting new people.

However, their thirst for external knowledge and exploring new things means they can easily lose connection with their own inner knowing.

If your Sun or Moon is in Gemini, Cerato Flower Remedy can help you to hear your inner voice so you can make decisions with certainty and trust your own innate wisdom. 

Trust Your Inner Guidance

Do you become indecisive when faced with lots of options and find it difficult to make decisions on your own? Do you seek advice and opinions from others because you don’t trust your inner guidance? Do you research logical answers to problems instead of trusting your own judgement?

The soul lesson for Gemini is to listen to your own inner knowing and learn to trust your intuition and instincts instead of relying purely on your logical mind. Taking Cerato can help to increase your connection with your Higher Self for clear inner guidance.

Team Choice

This is where one of the Crystal Herbs team shares which essence they're taking and why. This month Sam shares his experiences of taking the Emotional Body Essence....

Emotional Body Essence

Picture of Sam Cremnitz holding a bottle of Emotional Body Essence

Is anyone else feeling the emotional ebbs and flows at the moment? I’ve been feeling a strong inner push to work on what feels like a rich seam of old buried emotions and it’s bringing with it a new and deeper understanding of myself.

It feels really liberating, it’s fun ( sort of ), rewarding and interesting, but equally quite intense and hard work. Well I suppose that seems to be the way things are at the moment energetically!

To support this inner journey, I’ve been taking the Emotional Body Essence. It’s a Flower, Gem & Crystal essence combination from the Rainbow Light Body Essence range, and as the name suggests it’s all about working with your emotions.

I always find this a really potent combination for doing deep emotional work and releasing old deeply held feelings. Often when I’m taking it I find I’m able to connect more deeply with issues that I’m consciously working with, and at other times there can be some quite unexpected things that come up to be released.

It’s a really, really interesting essence to use and if there is deep emotional work to be done, this is a very good Essence to support you through it. It’s one that I find I need to take from time to time and one that I will often recommend when working with people needing to clear and release old emotional patterns.

Sam Cremnitz

Bottles of Emotional Body Essence laid out in a star shape

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Essence for the Month

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Self Responsibility Essence

The Self Responsibility Essence is all about working with resentment, bitterness or feelings that 'life is not fair'. So if you find it difficult to take full responsibility for yourself, often feel that other peoples lives are easier than yours, or you tend to blame other people for your problems or difficulties in life, this would be a really helpful Essence to use. Resentment is the emotion that builds up when we are unable to fully own and express our feelings of anger or hurt. It can close the heart chakra, effectively blocking our ability to forgive or to see the higher perspective of the events of our lives. Deeply buried feelings of resentment about past situations lead to a tendency to blame others for perceived misfortunes, feelings of bitterness and the often unconscious belief that we are a victim of circumstance.

Self Responsibility Essence

‘Doubt can be a very debilitating emotion and comes to the fore when the events of life are apparently not going the way the personality feels they should, although from the perspective of the soul everything is exactly as it should be.’

Feel Good Norfolk Podcast

Sam was recently on the Feel Good Norfolk Podcast – “The Power of Nature: Nature in a Bottle” – to talk about all things Bach Flower Remedies & Flower Essences. And it’s just been released, which is really exciting!

The Feel Good Norfolk Podcast: Nature in a Bottle with Sam Cremnitz

The Perception Podcast

We’re excited to announce that Catherine is on the Perception Podcast with Caroline Partridge! They’re exploring inner transformation, personal power, what it takes to change our lives, the root cause of suffering, and how creating a life that works for you is linked to healing.

The Perception Podcast: The Transformational Power of Flower and Gem Essences with Catherine Keattch

It's Time to Create Consciously: E-Light June 2024

Catherine Keattch

In this month’s E-light we are looking at the opportunities currently being offered to us to step into our power as conscious creators and how important this is when it comes to successfully creating a new, more expanded reality for our human collective. We also look at the energy flow for June, the ongoing project of deconstructing old patterns, the importance of aligning with your true self, harnessing the power of the mind positively and the need to constantly quality control our thoughts. As always we highlight some essences that might be particularly helpful to assist us to move through the month with greater ease and grace.

Time to Create Consciously

This is a very exciting time on Earth and one that at a soul level we have all been eagerly awaiting, for many incarnational cycles. Finally, we have arrived at a point where we can step beyond the old 3D matrix while in a physical body and begin to live once more in the sovereignty and power of our true selves. We now have the opportunity to uncreate what has been created in the past and to consciously create a new reality to take the place of the old one. This is a huge project that is now gathering momentum, and which requires the ongoing, conscious participation of as many awake souls as possible. The energetics this month have a very strong focus on encouraging us with this project and will be stimulating new ideas and possibilities as well as illuminating where there are still old creations in need of deconstruction..... [...]

You can find out more in June's E-Light Newsletter here.

Hellebore Flowers

Our E-Light Newsletter: each month we explore the month's energetic themes from a spiritual and astrological perspective and recommend some Essences to help you surf the cosmic waves! Receive spiritual guidance, wisdom and clarity, learn more about our collective expansion of consciousness, and make the most of opportunities for personal inspiration, healing and transformation.

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Honeysuckle Bach Flower Remedy

The honeysuckle is everywhere at the moment and it is so beautiful! Honeysuckle Bach Flower Remedy is for when some of your energy is stuck in the past, leaving you unable to let go of the past and move on.

This will be a great choice if you are feeling nostalgia, sadness or regret about the past, if you feel homesick or are struggling to adjust after bereavement or divorce.

Honeysuckle helps you to make peace with the past so that you can move forward in your life.

Honeysuckle Bach Flower Remedy

Essence Set for the Month

10ml Bach Remedy Set in a wooden box

Bach Flower Remedy Wooden Box Set

We love the Bach Flower Remedies!

A set Bach Flower Remedies makes a wonderful resource for yourself, family & friends or as part of a professional practice. Our 10ml Bach Flower Remedy set contains all 38 Bach Remedies along with two bottles of Revival Remedy combination, each handmade with love and care according to the original instructions of Dr Edward Bach. The set comes in a beautiful natural Linden wood box with a hinged lid. The Bach Flower Remedies are a set of flower essences that were created by Dr. Edward Bach in the 1930's. They are very simple, natural, and effective remedies for working with the everyday thoughts, feelings and emotions that we all experience in our daily lives. The gentle, subtle energies of nature in the 38 remedies help you to develop a deeper inner peace, well-being and equilibrium in your mind, body & spirit.

10ml Bach Flower Remedy Wooden Box Set

Tips for Consciously Working With Essences…

Pink Rose flowers

4 Tips for Moving Beyond Fear

There might be some situations in life that have always triggered fear within you, without any obvious logical reason that you can identify. Look carefully below the surface of these experiences because here you will find the hidden gems of old patterns lurking in the back of your awareness if you are able to dig deep enough.

  1. Be willing to face up to what you are afraid of. When a vibrational frequency is as powerful and uncomfortable as fear can be, we often develop coping strategies which prevent us from fully feeling what we are experiencing. While this might have been helpful in the past we need to consciously step past it now, if we want to fully own the fear and allow it to dissolve.
  2. When you feel fear surfacing, take some time to breath yourself fully into the present moment and allow it to reveal the old story that has been keeping it in place.
  3. Be very mindful of anything that triggers patterns of fear within you, because these are excellent doorways into the stories and belief patterns that you are seeking to release.
  4. Review the patterns and beliefs that were passed down to you from your birth family, both consciously and unconsciously. Many fears and insecurities are collected up while we are still in utero and in the very early years of childhood where we unconsciously absorb the emotional responses to life that are all around us in our family circle. Just being able to recognise that something you have carried with you is not yours can be so helpful when it comes to releasing buried fears.
Pink Rose Flower Essence

Art is like flower essences because both are transmissions of energy. Like an essence, art works on the energetic layer and shifts and transforms the consciousness of the person who’s perceiving it. And whether it’s art or essences, the more sensitive you are, the more you will be aware of how this energetic transmission is impacting you. Soul artist and vibrational healer Beki Crowell has spent her life exploring how the beautiful vibrations of nature dissolve patterns of disconnection and she is sharing her story, her wisdom, and a process for you to receive a transmission of Beauty for your heart and your soul.

The Transmission of Beauty: Flower Essences and Art

Bach Flower Remedies and the Work Of Edward Bch

Montage Image - Dr Edward Bach centre, with Vervain, Agrimony, Impatiens and Water Violet images around the outside.

We're excited to share more with you about the 38 Bach Flower Remedies and the work and understandings of Dr Edward Bach through our website: www.bach-flowers.co.uk.

We’re dedicated to shining a light on the Bach Flower Remedies and the transformational inner journey they can take you on. We have been making authentic, handmade Bach Flower Remedies according to the original instructions of Dr. Edward Bach since the late 1980s. The Bach Remedies were the starting point for our journey with Flower Essences, and they are still the foundation point of our work at Crystal Herbs Flower, Gem & Crystal Essences.

We greatly honour the work of Edward Bach, he was both a pioneer and a path finder, and for us it is very important that the Bach Flower Remedies that we make are made exactly according to his original instructions. It was his great desire that everyone could have access to both the remedies and understandings that go with them, and for us this is part of the driving force behind our work with the Bach Flower Remedies.

It feels really good to have a dedicated space to share more about Dr Bach’s philosophy and the Bach Flower Remedies themselves as well a place to share insights, understandings and different perspectives on the Bach Flower Remedies.


You can also join us on our Dr Bach dedicated Instagram and on Facebook

Always Useful Essences

These are the essences that people most often tell us they wouldn’t want to be without because they are so useful for balancing emotions, soothing the mind and uplifting the spirits.


Two bottles of the Positive Vibrations Essence Spray

Base Chakra Essence

The Base Chakra is an excellent essence for helping to release any issues that prevent you from feeling grounded, focused, organised, safe and secure. The Base Chakra Essence is a stabilising combination of 8 powerful flower, gem and crystal essences chosen to balance the base chakra by releasing any emotional, mental and subtle energy issues that affect your ability to function in the everyday world. Use it if you have fears and insecurities about your physical safety and survival, have difficulties with grounding or staying present, or lack vitality. Other signs that it is a good choice include being unfocused, disorganised, indecisive or having difficulty dealing with the pressures of life and bringing ideas into manifestation. The Base Chakra Essence can help you to transform blockages or issues in the base chakra so that you can feel grounded, safe, secure, and abundant.

Base Chakra Essence - for grounding


Close up of two bottles of Elm Bach Flower Remedy

Elm Bach Flower Remedy

Elm restores strength of mind and the ability to cope when you are feeling overwhelmed, and over-burdened by responsibilities.‘The last straw that broke the camel’s back’ sums up the negative state that Elm brings into balance very well. Taken short term Elm will very quickly brings relief, and more long term it helps you to  balance your responsibilities with your need for personal nurturing.

Elm Bach Essence - for releasing overwhelm


Revival Remedy Essence

Revival Remedy

Revival Remedy is a combination of Cherry Plum, Clematis, Impatiens, Rock Rose & Star of Bethlehem and was originally formulated by Dr Bach for use in situations requiring ‘emergency rescue’. It acts as a very swift emotional stabiliser in circumstances where there is much fear, panic, trauma, or other severe upset such as a serious accident or unexpected bereavement. It is also a very effective support for those less traumatic but still challenging events in life like exams, driving tests, visits to the dentist, presentations etc.

Revival Remedy | Bach Flower Remedies

Connection to Mother Earth: The Feet Chakras Essence

Montage Image - Feet walking in grass with rose petals, Passionflower and bottles of Feet Chakras Essence

The Feet Chakras Essence strengthens your connection with the Earth for greater stability, grounding, wellbeing, inner security and safety. It is a powerful Essence for working with issues around disconnection from Mother Earth and the natural world, lack of vitality, fatigue, and physical wellbeing. It’s also very useful if you have fears about your physical survival or safety and regularly feel overwhelmed. You can find out more below!

Connection to Mother Earth: The Feet Chakras Essence

It's Exam Time! Discover Flower Essences for Studying & Exams

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If you’ve been wondering whether there are any flower essences that help with studying and exams, the great news is yes! So whether you’re lacking the motivation to study, have difficulty getting yourself organised with a good studying routine, are having problems with concentration, staying focused, and retaining information, or are being held back by lack of confidence, overwhelm, or debilitating fear, we will definitely have an essence to help you.

It's Exam Time! Discover Flower Essences for Studying and Exams

Latest Special Offers

Flower Essence Special Offes - January 2024

Each month we offer special offer discounts on a selection of our Flower, Gem & Crystal Essences - from individual Essences to Essence Sets. Discounts are usually 20% or more and you can find our current special offers for the month here:

Latest Special Offers

Crystal Herbs

Our 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