Flower Essences - An Introduction

A Guide to Flower Essences

Flower Essences, Gem & Crystal Essences & Vibrational Essences

Flower, Gem & Crystal Essences are powerful tools for change, transformation and raising consciousness and can have a profound influence on our inner journeys of personal & spiritual growth.

Making Pear Flower Essence

What Are Essences?

Essences are simple & natural tools that everyone can benefit from. They gently help you to feel and release the old layers of buried emotions and thought patterns that unconsciously create who you are and how you react to situations and people in your life.

How Do Essences Work?

Each essence contains the life force or energy imprint of a particular flower, tree, gem, crystal or mineral. These beautiful energies provide a positive balancing force, which in a natural, gentle way, helps to release the old emotions, thoughts and attitudes that no longer serve you. They work at all levels of your being, from balancing core emotions and thought patterns, to opening up channels of spiritual wisdom and transforming old blocks in our bodies subtle energy systems.

Using Essences in this way effects change at a causal level offering us the powerful opportunity to bring harmony and balance to emotions, mind, & spirit.

Flower, Gem & Crystal Essences help you to gently feel and release the old layers of buried emotions and thought patterns that unconsciously create who you are and how you react to situations & people
in your life.

When Would I Use Flower Essences?

Essences can be used in any situation where there is a lack of well being in some aspect of your life, be that energetic, emotional, mental or spiritual. The use of Vibrational Essences is rooted in a tradition that recognises unity as a fundamental truth of life. Thus their use encourages a process of inner growth and transformation that can help you to awaken to a new understanding of yourself. An Holistic Perspective

How Do I Use Essences?

Using Essences

Flower, Gem & Crystal Essences are simple and easy to use.

They are normally taken orally 4 drops on or under the tongue. We suggest that you allow the essence to mix with the saliva in the mouth for a few moments before swallowing. It is usually better to take your essence at least ten minutes away from food. If you're using a spray Essence then you can either spray it liberally in your auric field or alternatively any of our spray essences can also be used orally. You can find more information here: How to use Essences

A Brief History of Flower Essences

Down the ages humanity has traditionally turned to nature when in need of help, knowing instinctively that within the beauty and simplicity of nature we would find the memory of our own blueprint for harmony, balance and wholeness. The use of natural energies made into essences is part of this ancient tradition.

Dr Edward Bach's pioneering work in the 1930's helped to birth not only his 38 remedies but also the flourishing range of other flower essences that we see around the world today. There are now many, many different Flower & Vibrational Essences available; from Flower Essences to Crystal Essences and sacred geometric essences to environmental essences, each with their own unique purpose and energetic patterning.

The Flower Essence Shop

Here you can buy a wonderful range of Essences, from the gentle acting Bach Flower Remedies to deeper acting Flower, Gem & Crystal Essences & Combinations. We're based here in the U.K. but we send our essences to countries all around the world.

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Understanding the Different Types of Flower & Crystal Essences

Here at Crystal Herbs we have developed a large range of different Flower, Gem & Crystal Essences over the last 30 years. Each of these different Essences are designed to promote a natural and gentle harmony at all levels of your being. The foundation point for these are the gentle acting Bach Flower Remedies and beyond these you can find a range of deeper acting single and combination essences.

Dr Edward Bach

The Bach Flower Remedies

The 38 Flower Remedies were developed by Dr Edward Bach during the 1930's. Dr Bach is often considered to be the father of flower essences and he was certainly a way-shower - someone with a vision and an important message for us all. In a simple & direct way he provides us with the understandings that we need to create balance & wholeness in our lives. These truths are just as appropriate now as they were during Dr Bach's time & they form the basis for using all Vibrational Essences today.

"They are able, like beautiful music, or any gloriously uplifting thing which gives us inspiration, to raise our very natures, and bring us nearer to our Souls" Dr Edward Bach

Deeper Acting Essences

Beyond the Bach Flower Remedies we have developed a range of powerful and deep-acting Flower, Gem & Crystal Essences and combinations designed to focus on specific issues or potentials.

Many of these Essences are very deep acting and have the ability to work with deeply held patterns of crystallized energy - thoughts, emotions etc - helping to release them layer by layer until you get to the root of an issue. This can be a very powerful and transformative process and one that helps you to transcend old limitations and perceptions about yourself and release old blocks in your subtle energy systems.

As with the Bach Flower Essences, you use the deeper acting Essences singly, as part of a pre-made combination or combined into combinations with a unique personal focus.

You can find out more about the different types of Essences and how they inter-link here: the different Essence types and an overview of our Essences here.

How to make Flower, Gem & Crystal Essences

Making a Flower Essence

An essence contains the vibrational frequency or energy imprint of the flower, gem or crystal from which it's been made. Essentially to make a an Essence you need to imprint the energy or vibrational frequency of a flower, gem or crystal into water. This gives you a mother tincture or mother essence.

Making a Mother Tincture - this can be achieved by the 'Sun Method' or the 'Boiling Method'. In the sun method the flower or crystal is placed in a bowl of spring water in the sun for approximately 3 - 4 hours - this is how almost all of our essences are made. The boiling method is used for some of the Bach Flower Essences and involves placing the flowers in a pot of water. This is brought to the boil and then gently simmered for approximately 30 minutes. In both cases it is the vibrational frequency or energy imprint of the flower or crystal that you are left with - no physical parts of the plant or crystal are left in the essence after the making process.

From the mother tincture comes all of the other dilutions - stock and treatment level.

All of our essences are a co-creation with the Ascended Realms, Devas, Nature Spirits, the Angelic Kingdom and our own Higher Selves. Here you can find a quick guide to how we make our Essences. You can find out more about making an Essence here: How we make our Essences

In our bookshop you buy from a lovely selection of books offering reliable in-depth information on using Bach Flower Remedies and Flower Gem & Crystal Essences. Bookshop


Here you can buy a wonderful range of Essences, from the gentle acting Bach Flower Remedies to deeper acting Flower, Gem & Crystal Essences & Combinations. Flower Essence Shop


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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

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