health 14th Oct 2020

Your Go-To Guide for Bach Flower Remedies

Your Go-To Guide for Bach Flower Remedies

Go to Guide for Bach Flower Remedies

In 1930 Dr. Edward Bach createda new system of healing involving plant remedies. He created the Bach's Original Flower Remedies, a system of 38 flower remedies to help mankind achieve joy and happiness. Each remedy is created from wildflowers and is safe for the whole family to use, including pets. Each Bach Flower Remedy is aimed at a particular mental state or emotion. While Dr. Bach pioneered the use of Bach Flower Remedy in Britain, flower essences have also used in Ancient Egypt, India, Asia, Europe, and South America.

The 38 Bach Flower Remedies






Cherry Plum

Chestnut Bud



Crab Apple















Red Chestnut

Rock Rose

Rock Water


Star of Bethlehem

Sweet Chestnut



Water Violet

White Chestnut

Wild Oat

Wild Rose


How are Bach Flower Remedies Made?

Bach Flower Remedies are produced by imprinting a wildflower’s unique vibrational healing signature onto the carrier solution by placing the flower heads in pure water that is placed in direct sunlight for 3 hours. For woodier plants the boiling method was created in which a remedy maker boils the flowering parts of the plant for half an hour in pure water. During this process the energy in the flower transfers to the water, making a mother tincture. The mother tincture is then further diluted with water and brandy, brandy is added as a preservative, to make the stock bottles that you see in our online store.

3 Aspects of a Flower Remedies Healing Potential:

1. Understanding: a flower’s remedy is a metaphysical structure which gives the understanding of how to overcome a problematic state of mind

2. Inspiration: a flower’s remedy gives inspiration by revealing what is achievable

3. Vital Force: a flower’s remedy has vital force which is needed

How Do Bach Flower Remedies Work?

While it hasn’t been scientifically determined to date, it’s thought that the subtle energy of the wildflowers is captured and imprinted on the medium of pure water used in the manufacturing process. The subtle energy of theBach Flower Remedy resonates with the non-physical energy of an individual and this creates a shift in awareness; this shift in conscious awareness facilitates the process of change.

Selecting Remedies

It’s important to select particular Bach Flower Remedies that resonate with you. First consider why you want to take a Bach Flower Remedy, is it because you’re going through a stressful time or perhaps you are looking to develop some aspect of your personality. Secondly, it’s important to be aware of your current state of emotions, are you feeling worried, anxious, or uncertain. You can then take this information and complete a Bach Flower Remedy quiz that is available online, or you can call or email Finlandia’s Herbal Dispensary for them to provide you a copy of our Bach Flower Remedy Quiz.

How many Bach Flower Remedies should I take?

As the 38 Bach Flower Remedies are liquid you can take them individually or as part of a mix. It’s recommended to have no more than 7 Bach flower remedies in 1 dosage bottle.

Things to consider when deciding what is right for you:

  • Single remedy: finer, more powerful, faster acting, longer lasting
  • Mixture of remedies: more physical action, address different aspects of particular condition or situation

Administering Bach Flower Remedies

To administer Bach Flower Remedies, you add two drops of each remedy to a 30ml dropper dosage bottle and then top this up with mineral water. You take four drops for a minimum of four times per day. Alternatively, you can put the two drops into a glass of water, and sip from that at intervals. Bach Flower Remedies are usually taken over a two to three week period. After two weeks stop taking the Bach Flower Remedy and review your position. The emotional state or other issue may have resolved. Perhaps you need to continue as the original issue is yet to resolve. A deeper emotion may have surfaced.

Complementary Activities

There are certain activities that you can practice alongside the Bach Flower Remedies to further enhance their outcomes and personal change.

These include:

  • Affirmations
  • Meditation
  • Journaling
  • Free writing

Things to remember:

  • It is important to get into the habit of taking a Bach Flower Remedies regularly to reap its full benefits
  • Taking the remedy on rising and on retiring is best, as your mind is usually relaxed and receptive to the essences
  • It may be a good idea to keep your chosen remedy beside your bed, so you remember to take it as you wake up and before you go to sleep

Lesley O’Connor, BHSc is a certified senior herbalist at Finlandia’s own herbal dispensary. Lesley has a special interest in women’s health, especially postpartum care, and believes that all women should have access to emotional, physical and social support during the postnatal period.

Disclaimer: This article is for information purposes only. Please seek medical advice and treatment in case of illness. If you are pregnant or suffer from any illness, please seek advice from your healthcare provider regarding these or any supplements and herbs you may want to take.