How to Use Flower & Vibrational Essences
Bach Flower Remedies and Flower, Gem & Crystal Essences are simple and easy to use
Flower & Vibrational Essences are natures gift. Each essence carries the unique and beautiful energies of a particular flower, gem, crystal, mineral or geometric shape in liquid form. So when you use a flower or vibrational essence you are benefiting from the positive and balancing energy or vibrational frequency of the flower, gem or crystal that was used to make the essence.
Here is our expert guide on how to use flower & vibrational essences and how to make the most out of taking your essence. The guide includes: How Do I Use Essences for Change & Transformation? How Do I Use My Essence? How Do Flower Essences Work? How Often Should I Take My Essences? How Long Do I Take My Essence For? How Do I Choose An Essence? How Many Essences Can I Take At Once? Some Frequently Asked Questions on Using Flower Essences
How Do I Use Essences for Change & Transformation?
You can use Flower & Vibrational Essences as a catalyst for change and transformation and to facilitate balance, harmony, spiritual growth and a deeper connection with yourself at all levels. Essences are a fantastic support in any situation where there is a lack of well-being in some aspect of your life, be that energetic, emotional, mental or spiritual.
You can use essences to help you to deal with a whole range of different issues such as; worries, uncertainties, grief, feeling ungrounded, feeling guilty or angry etc. Or you might use an essence because you feel that you need to to develop more self love, soul connection or intuition or to balance yourself at an energetic level, i.e. your chakras and subtle bodies.
Flower & Vibrational Essences can bring a high level of support and personal transformation. So use them to release any blocks that you are facing in life, any old patterns, feelings and emotions that are stuck, or to facilitate a change and transformation in any aspect of your life. Essences are a wonderful tool kit for change and spiritual growth.
How Do I Use My Essences?
Taking an Flower or Vibrational Essence is very simple; they are normally taken orally 4 drops on or under the tongue from the dropper bottle.
A good tip is to allow the essence to mix with the saliva in your mouth for a few moments before swallowing. It's usually best to take your essence at least 10 minutes away from food. To maintain the quality of your essence, make sure that the glass dropper does not touch your 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.
Some Tip For Working With Your Essence:
- Giving yourself time everyday to connect with how you are thinking and feeling is really important.
- Allow whatever old emotions, thoughts and feelings that you carry to come more into your conscious awareness so that they can release and clear through.
- Taking time to breath and centre yourself in your heart is a great way to deepen your connection with yourself and how you are feeling.
- Being very mindful of how you are reacting to the people and situations in your life.
Consciously working with the essences that you are taking in this way is a powerful way to speed up the change you are trying to facilitate.
How Do Flower Essences Work?
What happens when I take my essence?
Each Essence carries a unique energy or vibrational frequency which helps to remind your mind, emotion, body & spirit of it's natural harmony and balance. Essences work with you at an energetic level and on all levels of your being; from balancing core emotions and thought patterns, through to opening up channels of spiritual wisdom and transforming old blocks in your bodies chakras and subtle energy systems.
What to Expect When Taking Your Essences
Flower & Vibrational Essences invite you into deeper connection with yourself, so each time you take your essence, take a few deep breaths and slow down to notice how you’re feeling. Connecting with how you're feeling and what's coming up for you is a great way of consciously working with the essence and releasing and transforming any old thoughts, feelings or energies that need clearing. Essences affect different people in different ways, sometimes an essence will have an immediate effect and you will feel a shift almost straight away. At other times the shifts happen on a subtle level over a longer time as old patterns and layers are peeled away, like the layers of an onion.
How Often Should I Take My Essences?
How often essences are taken for depends which essence you’re using and whether it’s for an adult, child or animal.
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 until the bottle is finished.
- Single Essences - Flower Essences, Gem & Crystal Essences, Karmic Essences, Angel Essences, Archangel Essences, Rose Essences, Platonic Solid Essences: 4 drops on the tongue 3-4 x a day until the bottle is finished.
- Combination Essences: Divine Harmony Essences, Chakra Essences, Rose Collection Combinations, Inner Child Essences: 4 drops on the tongue 3-4 x a day until the bottle is finished.
- 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 until the bottle is finished for longer-lasting transformation or use ‘as needed’ for ongoing support.
- Rainbow Light Body Essences: 4 drops on the tongue 1-2 x a day until the bottle is finished.
Each essence range has its own guidance for use and you can find specific details on the individual essence pages.
Using Flower Essences with Children: You can find some general guidelines & further suggestions for choosing and using essences with children here: Flower Essences for Children.
Using Flower Essences during Pregnancy, Birth and Post-partum: Bach Flower Remedies and Flower Essences can be very supportive during pregnancy, birth and post-partum, both for mother and baby. You can find out more here: Flower Essences for Pregnancy, Birth and Post-partum.
Using Flower Essences with Animals? you can find more information on how to use Flower & Vibrational Essences with Animals here: Essences for Animals page.
How Long Do I Take My Essence For?
The time it takes an Essence to work can vary considerably depending on how sensitive you are to Essences and on how deeply held the emotional/mental pattern, issue or state is.
Generally we recommend taking an essence until the bottle is finished. Sometimes an essence will have an immediate effect and you will feel a shift almost straight away. At other times the process happens on a subtle level over a longer period of time as the old patterns and layers are peeled away, like the layers of an onion.
Revival Remedy works very quickly in the moment to restore calm in stressful or emergency situations so the benefits are usually noticeable quickly, whereas if you are working on a lifelong pattern you may find that you need to work with the relevant essences consistently over a period of months before these states shift.
When you take an essence over a longer period of time, it reaches into different levels and layers of your consciousness, mind, emotions, spirit and energy field for greater balance and transformation.
How to Choose An Essence
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? Remember that no matter what the issue is that you are working with, you are simply looking for the Essences that will help you bring greater balance to how you thinking and feeling - to you at an energetic level. Essences can be chosen rationally or intuitively or by a combination of both methods - experiment to find out what works best for you. You can find more in-depth help and advice on how to choose an essence for yourself here: Choosing An Essence For Yourself | Choosing the Bach Flower Remedies
How Many Essences Can I Take At Once?
This is one of the questions we are asked most often and the answer depends on which of our essence ranges you’re taking. The Bach Flower Remedies can be used alongside any of our other essence ranges, however with most of our deeper acting essences and the combinations in particular, we recommend taking only one at a time until the bottle is finished. Each essence range has its own guidance. You find specific details on the individual essence pages and a general overview here: How Many Essences Can I Take One Time.
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.
Take these separately from each other (and other essences except Bach Flower Remedies). Follow the dosage instructions carefully for these.
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.
You find specific details on the individual essence pages and a general overview here:
Can I Take To Much or Overdose. Are There Any Side Effects?
Flower essences work is at an energetic level, helping to bring about deep change and transformation, but they don't interact with you at a physical level in the way that pharmaceutical drugs do. The 'active ingredients' in an essence are the natural subtle vibrational frequencies of the flower, gem or crystal used to make the essence. It is these subtle energies that help you to balance how you are thinking and feeling and help to re-balance your bodies subtle energy systems. So when you take an essence you can’t overdose in the way that you could with pharmaceutical drugs because the interaction between the essence and your body is completely different to the interaction between your body and a pharmaceutical drug.
However that is not to say that if you take an essence too often you won’t necessarily notice it! If you over use a deeper acting essence, or you use too many at one time, you might find that it can feel quite uncomfortable, and the emotional and energetic clearing process and sometimes the issues you’re working with, can seem to be over amplified. This simply means that the clearing process is being triggered too quickly, so review how often you are taking the essence and how many essences you are taking at one time.
Flower & Vibrational Essences only help to release patterns or issues that you already carry, they will not create an inverse reaction in you. Unlike chemical medicines vibrational essences are basically self-adjusting and if you choose an essence that you do not really need it will simply cancel itself out in your body’s energy system.
Some Frequently Asked Questions on Using Flower Essences
Can I Use Flower & Vibrational Essences during Pregnancy, Birth and Post-partum?
Bach Flower Remedies and Flower Essences can be very supportive during pregnancy, birth and post-partum, both for mother and baby. You can find out more here: Flower Essences for Pregnancy, Birth and Post-partum.
Can I Use Flower 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. You can find some general guidelines & further suggestions for choosing and using essences with children here: Flower Essences for Children.
Can I Use Flower Essences with Animals?
Many people find that their animals gain great benefit from using essences and the effects are usually noticeable quite quickly. You can find more information on how to use Flower & Vibrational Essences with Animals here: Essences for Animals page.
How Long Will My Essence Last?
- 10ml bottles: there are approximately 200 drops in a 10ml bottle. This equates to about 50 doses ( 4 drops on tongue ) and when used 4 drops 4 x a day will last approximately 12.5 days.
- 25ml bottles: there are approximately 550 drops in a 25ml bottle. This equates to about 136 doses ( 4 drops on tongue ) and when used 4 drops 4 x a day will last approximately 34 days.
- 15ml bottles ( Rainbow Light Body & Inner Child only ): there are approximately 300 drops in a 15ml bottle. This equates to about 75 doses ( 4 drops on tongue ) and when used 4 drops 4 x a day will last approximately 19 days.
- 30ml Spray: there are approximately 230 sprays per 30ml bottle.
- 50ml Spray: there are approximately 385 sprays per 50ml bottle.
I have been using essences but I am not sure whether they are working?
Essences affect people differently, sometimes an essence will have an immediate and very obvious effect and you will feel a shift almost straight away, and sometimes it can be less immediately obvious how it's working. If you are comparatively new to taking essences you may find that it is a little while before you notice big changes in yourself. Essences work slowly and subtly over a period of time so be patient and know that change is taking place gradually. Very often if you look back over a period of a few months of taking essences you will be able to see a change in the way you react to the situations and events in your life which is new and positive. You may notice that situations or dynamics which previously bothered you are no longer an issue.
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.
Essences & Conventional Medicine
Essences are not intended to replace medical treatment where necessary, however, they can be used in conjunction with, and as a complement to, almost any other form of treatment.
Full F.A.Q. - Using Flower & Vibrational Essences
Here you can find some of the questions that we are often asked about how to best use Flower & Vibrational Essences.
Crystal Herbs - Flower, Gem & Crystal Essences
Here at Crystal Herbs we have been making and developing our range of Essences for over 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 based in the U.K. and we're passionate about all aspects of Vibrational Essences.