THE HISTORY OF BACH FLOWERS


 
 
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DR. EDWARD BACH

Sept 24, 1886 – Nov 27, 1936

Dr. Edward Bach was a very accomplished British Physician, Homeopath, Pathologist and Bacteriologist.  He spent most of his career studying the relationship between emotional states, personality, and how disease manifests in the body. He discovered that if you treated the person instead of the symptoms of the dis-ease they systematically got better.

Dr. Bach yearned for a more natural, humane and effective way of medicine. Through intuition and an acute sensitivity to connecting with nature, he developed probably the safest method of healing the personality and emotions.  Dr. Bach believed disease was the result of a conflict between mind, body and soul. Once the remedies restore energetic balance then self-healing is possible.

 
 

Humans have a soul which is their real higher self; a Divine, Mighty, Being.
— Dr. Edward Bach

THE FLOWERS

Dr. Bach's flower essences are considered a complete and natural system composed of 38 individual flowers that respond to human characteristics and emotions. Each flower has a specific vibration or note. When the right blend of flowers is composed specifically for you, it will create the song of your soul, bringing emotional balance and allowing you to experience the highest version of yourself.

There are over 293 million different combinations. The flowers are safe to use with everyone, including children, babies and even pets. They compliment other forms of holistic therapy and do not have a contradictory effect when mixed with other supplements or medications.

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Dr. Bach’s 38 Flower EssencES

 
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AGRIMONY

Openness

“When you hide your troubles behind a smile, and need to learn to openly communicate your feelings. The positive potential of Agrimony is an ability to communicate your truth openly without masking how you really feel.”

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ASPEN

Reassurance

“When an unexplained apprehensive unsettling feeling gets the best of you. Have faith and face up to your fears. The positive potential of Aspen is a state of inner peace and security.”

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Beech

Tolerance

“See the good in others and things; be more tolerant and compassionate towards them without criticism. The positive potential of Beech is a sense of compassion towards others.”

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CENTAURY

Assertiveness

“When you have a hard time saying no. Find the ability to express yourself freely without the persuasion of the influence from the opinions of others. The positive potential of Centaury is those who can express and defend their own opinions and can follow their own path unhampered by the views of others.”

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CERATO

Guidance

“Trust your inner wisdom and have faith in your own judgement. The positive potential of Cerato is shown in those who trust their own inner wisdom and follow it.”

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CHERRY PLUM

Composure

“Stay cool and keep it under control; a calm mind can fuel rational thinking. The positive potential of Cherry Plum is a person who has a serene mind and is able to think and act rationally.”

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CHESTNUT BUD

Insight

“Tired of making the same mistakes over and over; learn from them and move forward. The positive potential of Chestnut bud is to learn from past mistakes, gaining knowledge and wisdom to move forward in life.”

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CHICORY

Release

“For when you struggle with being too overprotective and manipulative of your loved ones. Take a step back and let them live their own lives. The positive potential of Chicory is an ability to care for others selflessly, without expecting anything in return.”

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CLEMATIS

Focus

“When your head is in the clouds and you need to ignite an interest in the present, especially when you feel out of touch with things. The positive potential of Clematis is a lively interest in the world around you.”

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CRAB APPLE

Acceptance

“Accept yourself, don’t let poor self image make you feel unclean. The positive Potential of Crab Apple is acceptance of yourself and your perfect imperfections.”

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ELM

Support

“When you are feeling overwhelmed and need to put your problems into perspective and take on only what you feel you can handle. The positive potential of Elm is self-assurance and keeping perspective.”

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GENTIAN

Encouragement

“For when you feel discouraged about something that goes wrong or you encounter a setback. The positive potential of Gentian is the ability to put mistakes in context so you can approach the next challenge to the best of your ability.”

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GORSE

Hope

“When you feel like there is no light at the end of the tunnel and you want to give up. The positive potential of Gorse is a sense of faith and hope.”

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HEATHER

Be heard

“For over sharing. It allows you to engage in conversations with others without appearing needy. The positive potential of Heather is someone who is able to enter into genuine two way conversations with others.”

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HOLLY

Goodwill

“To cope with feelings of jealousy and suspicion. Let go of that negative feeling and give without wanting anything in return. The positive potential of Holly is being generous in heart.”

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HONEYSUCKLE

Presence

“For being stuck in the past and using your experiences to fuel your ability to live in the present. The positive potential of Honeysuckle is the ability to live in the present without the past holding you back.”

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HORNBEAM

Resolve

“Get inspired and shake off that ‘Monday morning feeling’. Let the certainty in your ability and strength fuel your motivation. The positive potential of Hornbeam is certainty in your ability and strength to face the day.”

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IMPATIENS

Patience

“Cope diplomatically with irritating problems in a patient manner. Free yourself from feeling annoyed by the slow pace of people or things. The positive potential of Impatiens is less hastiness in thought and action.”

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LARCH

Confidence

“Be confident in your abilities; feel a sense of determination with a balanced sense of self-esteem. The positive potential of Larch is the ability to approach different situations with head-held-high determination.”

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MIMULUS

Courage

"For worry about doubts and fears. When you need to embrace them and face difficulties with courage. The positive potential of Mimulus is the courage to face fear with perspective.”

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MUSTARD

Brightness

“For that inexplicable glum feeling. This flower welcomes light and love into your life. The positive potential of Mustard is the return of joy."

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OAK

Strength

“For those who struggle on and push yourself too hard. This essence allows you to value some time to relax and recharge. The positive potential of Oak is the ability to be strong but understand your own limits.”

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OLIVE

Restoration

“For mental and physical exhaustion. Let go and allow yourself to revitalize and restore your vital energy . The positive potential of Olive is to rejuvinate yourself after making an effort.”

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PINE

Absolution

“For self accusation and and feeling guilty. The positive potential of Pine is the ability to acknowledge mistakes but not to dwell on them.”

 

Disease is in essence the result of conflict between Soul and Mind, and will never be eradicated except by spiritual and mental effort.
— Dr. Edward Bach

 
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RED CHESTNUT

Peace of mind

“For being overly concerned for others. The positive potential of Red Chestnut is the ability to care for others with the right level of compassion without the worry.”

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ROCK ROSE

Fearlessness

“For shock and terror. This flower helps us embrace harsh situations with courage. The positive potential of Rock Rose is a brave heart and presence of mind.”

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ROCK WATER

Flexibility

“For rigidity in self criticism and a need to set yourself inflexible, high goals. The positive potential of Rock Water is a flexible attitude towards self-discipline and achieving your goals.”

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SCLERANTHUS

Decisiveness

“For hesitation and uncertainty. Be decisive in situations where you struggle to make decisions. The positive potential of Scleranthus is certainty and decisiveness.”

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STAR OF BETHLEHEM

Comfort

“When the shock of a bad experience holds you back. Balance your emotions and deal with the situation. The positive potential of the Star of Bethlehem is being strong.”

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SWEET CHESTNUT

Solace

“Let go of anguish. Embrace optimism and peace of mind. The positive potential of Sweet Chestnut is having hope.”

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VERVAIN

Unwind

“Remain strong willed and enthusiastic, while being able to receive ideas from others. The positive potential of Vervain is serenity, wisdom and tolerance.”

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VINE

Inspire

“Be open and flexible, without appearing dominant. The positive potential of Vine is determination without domination.”

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WALNUT

Constancy

“Change is a part of life, encourage yourself to move forward and adapt. The positive potential of Walnut is the ability to move forward and make changes in life with a sense of constancy and protection.”

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WATER VIOLET

Connect

“Allow yourself to reach out to others. The positive potential of Water Violet is a warmer relationship with others while maintaining one's own wisdom and dignity.”

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WHITE CHESTNUT

Tranquility

“When your mind is stuck on a repetitive loop. The positive potential of White Chestnut is peace of mind.”

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WILD OAT

Direction

“Get a clearer picture of what you want in life; define your goals and give them direction. The positive potential of Wild Oat is the ability to follow your life's path.”

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WILD ROSE

Enthusiasm

“Be enthusiastic and live life to the fullest. Reignite your interest in life, work and the world in general. The positive potential of Wild Rose is an invitation back to life.”

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WILLOW

Positivity

“Forget past injustices and release self-pity, be in control of your destiny and have faith in others. The positive potential of Willow is positivity and optimism.”

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RESCUE REMEDY

Dr. Bach's One and Only Blend

This essence is a synergistic blend of 5 single notes. (Clematis, Impatiens, Cherry Plum, Rock Rose, Star of Bethlehem). It's intended purpose is for times of crisis or panic.