How to Use Flower Essences and Gem & Crystal Essences
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. For specific dosage instructions, please see the Dosages page, where you'll find a link to each Essence section and their relevant dosage guidelines.
For more information on using Essences with Children, please visit our Essences for Children page.
Choosing An Essence
Choosing an essence either for yourself or someone else is an easy and simple process.
You can find some help, advice and tips here:
How many Essences can I use at 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.
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.
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.
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.