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Flower Essences for Children

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A Quick Guide to Using Bach Flower Remedies and Flower, Gem & Crystal Essences with 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.

When choosing an Essence for a child, remember that no matter what the issue is that you are working with, you are simply looking for an Essence(s) that will help to bring them greater balance in how they are thinking and feeling, and to re-balance them at an energetic level.

Bach Flower Remedies are very effective for children of all ages, and other essences from our ranges can be introduced from 8 years and older. Our quick guide to choosing Bach Flower Remedies will help you to choose a combination for your child.

Below are some general guidelines & further suggestions for choosing and using essences with children.

Children 0 – 7 Years of Age

For this age range we normally recommend that you only use Bach Flower Remedies. A well-chosen combination of max. 5 Bach Flower Remedies will very quickly help to bring babies and younger children back into balance.

Most children enjoy taking their drops directly onto their tongues, however you could also add them to their drinks. 4 drops 4 x a day is normally enough at this age. For babies the remedies can be added to their bath water or dabbed on their pulse points.

Here are a few suggestions to help you get started:

The Bach Flower Remedies

Centaury - Bach Flower Remedies

The Bach Flower Remedies are a lovely set of gentle acting essences which can help you to restore a sense of balance and harmony in your life.

Children 8 – 12 years Year of Age

Children can respond very quickly to vibrational essences

Bach Flower Remedies are very effective with this age group, however we suggest that you increase the frequency of the dosage to 4 drops 6 x a day.

You could also introduce some of our individual flower and gem essences at this age. Start with one at a time perhaps 4 drops 2 x a day - this will probably be enough for most children.  Towards the top of this age range you could mix up to 3 individual essences into a combination - maximum dosage 4 drops 3 x a day.

Some Flower Essence Suggestions:

  • Pansy – This is a very beneficial essence to provide support for children who are particularly susceptible to the everyday ailments of childhood.
  • Celandine – Helpful for those who have difficulty dealing with information.
  • Harebell – Helpful for very shy children.
  • Petunia – Helpful for impish and hyperactive children.
  • Nettle – Helps children cope with difficulties related to family problems like divorce or adoption.
  • Garlic – Helpful for fearful, timid children.

Children Age 12 Onwards

Divine Harmony Essences

After the age of twelve you can start to introduce the following Flower, Gem & Crystal Essences:

However we would recommend that you reduce the dose to 4 drops 2 or 3 x a day.

Please Note
We do not recommend that you give Crystal Herbs Karmic Essences to children under 12 years old or Light Body Essences to children under 16 years old.

I Know The Issue My Child Needs Support With But Don’t Know Which Essence to Choose

Our Essence & Themes Explorer lists common themes and issues that essences can help to transform. Simply select the theme or issue that your child would like support with and you will find a full selection of essences from across our ranges that will help with that particular issue. Please bear in mind the above advice when you are choosing an essence though: Essence & Themes Explorer

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.

Do You Offer Essence Help and Advice?

Yes, we do! Call us on 01379 608059 between 9am-5pm Monday-Friday and one of our essence practitioners will be happy to help. These free advice calls are ideal when you just want 5-10 minutes of essence advice to help you choose an essence. 

Alternatively if you would like essence advice by email, please send us a short email describing what your child would like essence support with, including details about their personality and any thoughts and feelings they’re experiencing. We aim to reply within 48 hours Monday-Friday. Link to contact us by email.

Can I Book a Personal Essence Consultation for In-Depth Support?

Yes. Our flower essence consultations help you to explore what is going on for your child and what needs rebalancing to establish greater harmony and wholeness. Learn more here: Personal Essence Consultation

Please Note

Using vibrational essences is not a substitute for qualified medical attention.

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