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How to Use Flower & Vibrational Essences

How to use a flower essence - person taking a flower essence using a dropper bottle

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

How Do I Use An Essence?

Essences 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. Ensure when taking the essence that the glass dropper does not touch the tongue or the essence may become contaminated.

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.

How Often Do I Take My Essence?

This depends on which of the Essences you're using and on who.

A typical adult dosage for our essences would be as follows:

  • Bach Flower Remedy treatment level combination: 4 drops on the tongue 8 x a day.
  • Single Essences - Karmic Essences, Angel Essences, Archangel Essences, Rose Essences, Platonic Solid Essences: 4 drops on the tongue 3-4 x a day.
  • Combination Essences: Divine Harmony Essences, Chakra Essences, Rose Collection Combinations, Inner Child Essences: 4 drops on the tongue 3-4 x a day.
  • Combination Sprays: Pure Vibrations Collection: For external use: spray liberally into the auric field 4 x a day. For internal use: 2 sprays on the tongue up to 4 x a day.
  • Rainbow Light Body Essences: 4 drops on the tongue 1-2 x a day.

For specific dosage instructions, please see the individual essence pages in the shop where you'll find specific how to use and dosage guidelines for that particular essence.

Essences & Children

For more information on using Essences with Children, please visit our Essences for Children page.

Choosing An Essence For Yourself

Choosing An Essence

Choosing an essence either for yourself or someone else is an easy and simple process. Here you can find our Essence Selector and tips & advice for choosing an essence.

How many Essences can I use at one time?

Female & Mother Essences

Bach Flower Remedies

We recommend that you use these remedies made up into combinations of 7 or 8 individual remedies, which will help you to work on a number of different issues at the same time. We don't recommend including essences from other groups in these combinations.

A well-chosen combination of Bach Flower Remedies is very helpful in its own right, but can also be very helpful when taken alongside one of our deeper acting combinations.

Single Flower Essences & Gem/Crystal Essences

You can take up to 6 of these essences together either separately or in a combination. To make a combination mix equal quantities of each chosen essence in a clean bottle. You could also order your chosen essences made into a combination by us.

We wouldn't normally recommend using any other essences other whilst using a combination of this type, except the Bach Remedies.

Karmic Essences

Take these separately from each other (and other essences except Bach Flower Remedies). Follow the dosage instructions carefully for these.

Angel Essences

You can take these separately or mix 2 or 3 together, although it is often more powerful to work with each Angel separately.

Divine Harmony Essences, Chakra Essences, Rose Collection Combinations, Inner Child Essences and Light Body Essences

Each of these is a powerful combination of at least 5 different essences so we recommend that you take these one at a time and do not take any essences other than Bach Flower Remedies at the same time.

Pure Vibrations Spray Collection

Each of these sprays is a powerful combination of 5 to 6 different essences, so if you're using them consistently for a period of time we recommend that you avoid taking other deeper acting combinations at the same time. However, a well-chosen combination of the Bach Flower Remedies might be very supportive used alongside one of these Sprays. Occasional use: If you are using the sprays on an ‘as needed’ basis then using 2 or 3 different ones separately over the course of a day would be fine. If you are taking another deep acting combination such as a Chakra Essence or a Divine Harmony Essence the occasional use of one of the Pure Vibration Sprays in the auric field alongside your other combination will work well for most adults.

Expectant or nursing mothers and children


Expectant or nursing mothers

As a nursing or expectant mother Crystal Herbs Bach Flower Remedies would be your best choice for self diagnosis.

Before using any of the other essences on this site we recommend that you seek the advice of a qualified practitioner.

Essences and Children

For more information about using Bach Flower Remedies and deeper acting Essences with children, please see our Essences for Children page.

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How Do I Store My Essences?

It is best to store essences in a cool dark place away from excessive heat such as fires and radiators. Do not place near TV's, microwaves, computer screens, mobile phones, hi-fi speakers or magnets. Looked after in the right way Crystal Herbs essences will last for many years.

Please Note

While essences are not intended to replace medical treatment where necessary, they can be used in conjunction with, and as a complement to, any other form of treatment.