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Flower Essences for PMS

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flower essences for pmsWith a name like Mark you might guess I’m not female. But, I have dated women, so I know the challenge that PMS and menstruation present. Being that I am a loving, giving partner I have sought to ameliorate the suffering those around me experience with regards to PMS and menstrual discomfort. My research via the help of a lovely girlfriend has led to this list of  flower essences for PMS.


Top Flower Essences for PMS:

Pomegranate: The pomegranate fruit is strongly related to the feminine and it is often associated with fertility and abundance. The fruit’s luscious ruby colored seeds produce a satisfying red juice which resembles blood. There is a strong symbolic connection between this fruit and the womb. Of all the flower essences for PMS, Pomegranate may be the most central one to the formula. Historically the fruit has been associated with the uterus, fertility and abundance. This flower essence is great for all manner of female imbalances it helps to balance the female organs and root chakra. It thus helps to stabilize the menstrual process and related emotions.

Rescue Remedy: This is the quintessential emergency remedy it will help you to remain steady and calm with the intense and disorienting feelings related to your monthly cycle.

Dogbane: This is a powerful flower essence for PMS, it is for moments when great courage is needed to overcome a challenging confronting situation. This essence works well for intense menstrual discomfort.

Lady’s Mantle: This flower essence helps to balance many aspects of the feminine psyche and it helps with clarity of thought. It is very useful during intense moments of the monthly cycle.

She Oak: This Australian Bush remedy is used for all manner of female issues related to the reproductive system. She oak has been used to assist with female hormonal imbalances and recent research indicates it is useful for anxiety related to female hormonal imbalances.*

It is best to use these essences in a formula. Begin taking the formula as soon as you notice challenges and discomfort setting in. Continue to use the formula throughout your cycle, consistent use of this formula will help create greater balance in the long term.

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*She Oak Research

Rescue Remedy Sale

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Impatiens Save 20% off your order of the popular Rescue Remedy Formula, use coupon code “OZ” at checkout.

Rescue Remedy Formula
Price: $11.95

The popular Five Flower Rescue Remedy Formula is composed of 5 English flower essences. It is one of the most widely used natural anti-stress, anti-anxiety remedies. Essence Alchemy is pleased to be one of the top resources for this formula and for comprehensive information about this formula. Our goal is customer education because an informed customer is one of our top goals.

Dr. Oz Recommends Rescue Remedy

Rescue Remedy is miraculous formula for combating the simple stresses of daily life. Dr. Oz is keen to acknowledge the importance of reducing our daily stress levels. This is the second time in 2013 that Dr. Oz has recommended Rescue Remedy. This simple formula is composed of 5 different flower remedies. The 5 flower remedies that make up Rescue Remedy are:

Impatiens: this remedy treats impatience and mental tension

Cherry Plum: this remedy helps you feel more in control when you are under tension and stress

Clematis: this remedy keeps you grounded and focused

Rock Rose: this remedy helps us stay centered under stress

Star of Bethlehem: this remedy soothes the frazzled nerves and restores inner peace

Because stress can overtake us at unexpected times I always suggest my customers carry a bottle of Rescue Remedy with them. Some of my customers like to keep a bottle at work and one at home. Rescue Remedy is also wonderful for children, if you have kids and your child is in a hyper state a little Rescue Remedy will calm them down. Simply add a four drops to water or juice.

The Rescue Remedy formula has been used for over 90 years by millions of people around the world. It was originally designed to treat acute trauma but many people, Dr. Oz included are finding it helpful for the ravages of daily stress. By maintaining a daily regime of peace and calm you prevent the body from releasing damaging stress hormones. Which over time lower immunity and ruin peace of mind.

Rescue Remedy Sleep – Treating Insomnia Naturally

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rescue remedy sleepRescue Remedy Sleep is for insomnia caused by stress and emotional tension. How many people can relate to this condition? You lie in bed or may you never even make it that far, your mid is racing and you can’t slow it down. Its a dreadful feeling, to know you need sleep but your so stressed you can’t get what you need. For this we offer you a safe gentle formula, Rescue Remedy Sleep.

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The Rescue Remedy Sleep Breakthrough

White ChestnutThe Rescue Remedy Sleep breakthrough presents a combination of all natural medicines from flowers to help you safely drift off to sleep. This gentle non-habit forming, non-drowsy, non-sedative formula has been safely used by thousands of people. This breakthrough combination includes the following flower remedies.


White Chestnut: To help ease restless mind, mental agitation and circulating thoughts
Star of Bethlehem: For trauma and shock, this essence softens hardened stresses.
Clematis: For the tendency to disconnected and not present mentally.
Cherry Plum: Fear of mind giving way, verge of breakdown, anger.
Impatiens: For irritability, tension and fidgety.
Rock Rose: For frozen terror and panic.

This is the standard commercial version of the Rescue Remedy Sleep formula. It is a very good formula but sometimes insomnia can have other emotional stress connections. To address this I offer you the opportunity to customize your own Rescue Remedy Sleep formula. There are 3 other remedies which may be of use when customizing your Rescue Remedy Sleep formula.

Mimulus – This remedy treats fears, fear of the dark, fear of being alone and other known fears. So if fears of life keep you awake at night consider adding Mimulus to your Rescue Remedy Sleep formula.

Red Chestnut – This remedy can be added to Rescue Remedy Sleep to help when there is an over-concern for another. If you are a parent you may be concerned about your child and this worry keeps you up at night. Or you may be carrying for an elderly or sick friend or relative and suffer the stress of this. If so consider adding this to your bottle of Rescue Remedy Sleep.

Vervain – This is the remedy for stress and tension, it is particularly indicated for the personality that is very driven. These folks operate with a lot of intensity and this can cause indigestion and sleep difficulties, simply because they can’t wind down. So if you have a hard time winding down at night add Vervain to your Rescue Remedy Sleep formula.

The general Rescue Remedy Sleep formula is very good on its own. But, as a flower essence practitioner I know that sometimes we need to customize a good formula to address the client’s needs. So instead of selling you a one size fits all, an approach that never fits well with flower essences, I give you the opportunity to adjust accordingly. Customize your Rescue Remedy Sleep formula and get a good nights rest.

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To learn more about Bach flower remedies visit this Bach Education Foundation’s website.

Cerato Flower Essence

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certato flower essence Cerato Flower Essence

Here is what Dr. Bach had to say about Cerato flower essence: ” Those who have not sufficient confidence in themselves to make their own decisions. They constantly seek advice from others, and are often misguided.”

Does this sound like anyone you know?

I see Cerato Flower Essence as a very important remedy for many people. As a culture we are inundated with information, often telling us what to do. And, we have been raised to look to authority figures for answers. This can make us weak in the mind, dependent and easily influenced. Over time these factors erode our self reliance and sway our better judgement.

Bach’s work with flower remedies had at its center the belief that we have a higher guidance system. And, if we are to truly healing we need to get in touch with that higher guidance, which Dr. Bach believe we all poses. And, Cerato flower essence is one key remedy that strengths our connection to the inner voice.

When you use Cerato flower essence you will notice a few key things beginning to happen. And, this is one flower remedy that you may need to use for an extended period of time to let the benefits truly soak in. From using Cerato flower essence you will begin to notice:

  • Your intuition grows stronger
  • You form your own opions
  • You begin to trust your inner guidance
  • You learn to act from your inner guidance

Those needing Certato flower essence have a few main traits in common. And, Cerato flower essence is not one that people often choose for themselves. Simply because the nature of the condition can seem elusive. Here are the main traits to look for to find out is Cerato flower essence is right for you:

  • You ask others opinions and do nothing with the information
  • You acquire knowledge but don’t apply it
  • You ask many questions and don’t listen to the answers
  • You hope others will have the answer
  • You distrust your own judgement
  • You appear to lack common sense

Because in the negative Cerato state you hunger for knowledge and lack good judgement you will often overlook what is right for you. Because in a way you fail to see what is truly good for you and what is a waste of time. I see this a lot in regards to diet, medicine and health, where as a population we have lost the ability to know what is good and right for us.

Cerato flower essence is truly a wonderful remedy, it is wonderful for children as well. It will help the student who constantly crosses out the right answers they put down first. Often they wind up replacing it with the wrong answer.

Here is a lovely video about Cerato flower essence from the Bach Educational Resource.

To purchase Cerato flower essence or make a Personal Formula visit our store.

Blessings on your healing journey.

Dr. Oz Rescue Remedy Anxiety

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I love that Dr. Oz loves Rescue Remedy. Because Rescue Remedy is very important and useful for counteracting daily stress and anxiety. This is about the 4th time Dr. Oz has recommended Rescue Remedy on his show.

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Price: $11.95
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Rescue Remedy is a formula of 5 different Bach flower remedies. This formula is designed to bring immediate relief and comfort to those who are stressed and distressed.

buy rescue remedyThe heart of Rescue Remedy is Rock Rose, which is considered the “Rescue Remedy”.  Rock Rose is for when there is a fear and anxiety that feels paralyzing. Excellent for when we feel frozen, in a state of panic. This remedy brings strength, deep courage, trust and fearlessness. Rock Rose is very uplifting and it is a key component of Rescue Remedy.

Dr. Oz Recommends Rescue Remedy

Dr. Oz recognizes the benefits of Rescue Remedy. He sees that it works to support the mind and emotions. We now know there needs to be deep care for the mind and emotions. And it is good to see that Dr. Oz understands that caring for our daily stresses and anxiety can be done naturally with Rescue Remedy.

There are 4 other key components of this safe and natural stress and anxiety formula. They are Cherry Plum, Clematis, Impatiens and Star of Bethlehem.

Cherry Plum is helpful when you feel you are at a breaking point, experiencing great suffering and are about to lose control. You may also find you’re trying desperately to control feelings. Cherry plum is a light-filled essence that promotes growth and calmness while dealing with inner turmoil.

Clematis supports you in staying awake and present. It ushers in clarity of consciousness and brings awareness clearly to the present moment. It supports grounded presence clarity and awareness.

Impatiens is for tension, pain, impatience and rushing. This is a very calming addition to the Rescue Remedy formula.
Star of Bethlehem is a powerful remedy for addressing recent or past traumas. The deeply soothing and comforting energy of Star of Bethlehem fosters wholeness, unity and relief from the most troubling of situations. It is for when we are in distress, it brings comfort and reassurance and consolation.

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We sell Rescue Remedy from Healing Herbs Ltd. a well respected producer of Bach remedies from the UK. To learn more about Healing Herbs and Rescue Remedy visit their website.


How to Use Rescue Remedy

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How to use Rescue RemdyRescue Remedy is the most popular flower essence in the world. And, understanding How to Use Rescue Remedy is important.  Rescue Remedy is easy to use and it is a good formula to have on hand for emergency situations. It has received much attention in the last year due to its recommendation by Dr. Oz.

But, even with all the press you still may be wondering how to use Rescue Remedy. And understanding how to use Rescue Remedy will help you get the most benefit from this formula. In this post I will define for you what the formula is and what it is not, when to use it and when not to. And most importantly how to use Rescue Remedy.

What is Rescue Remedy?

Rescue Remedy is a combination of 5 flower remedies, hence its other common name Five Flower Formula. The five Bach flower remedies in Rescue Remedy are:

  1. Cherry Plum – prevents fear of overwhelm and loss of control
  2. Clematis – grounds the mind
  3. Impatiens – calms the mind
  4. Rock Rose – prevents panic
  5. Star of Bethlehem – clears the effects of trauma

This specific set of essences was chosen because they work synergistically to help ground, steady and support the mind and emotions. This formula was designed to be supportive in times of trauma, intense stress, panic and accidents. These are all times when a situation may get the best of us. And they are times when we need to have our wits about us to cope effectively. Essentially Rescue Remedy is a mental and emotional shock absorber. And, learning how to use Rescue Remedy in appropriate times is important.

Rescue Remedy is not an everyday solution to your chronic stress and anxiety. Rescue Remedy always was intended for short-term use. If you are in need of help for chronic conditions I highly advise you to schedule an online assessment. Then we can effectively address the reasons for your stress and anxiety.

How to Use Rescue Remedy

There are many situations where Rescue Remedy is appropriate these situations include:

  • Accidents
  • Injuries
  • Illness
  • Receiving bad news

To get the most benefit from Rescue Remedy, use it just after an accident, injury or trauma. Depending on the severity of your trauma you may want to use it every 20 minutes until you feel stable. And, you can continue to use Rescue Remedy 4 times a day for up to 5 day after an accident. This will help to clear trauma from and prevent it from taking hold in your body or psyche.

For minor acute stress use Rescue Remedy as needed. Rescue Remedy is not a crutch, if you need assistance with a persistent issue you will need to dig a little deeper to root out the causes. In this type of situation is good to work with a trained flower essence therapist. This is my specialty, helping people to clear out root causes of their disharmony. For more information about my services please contact me directly using the contact form or feel free to call me at 805-633-0094.

All the best to you on your healing journey.

Mark D’Aquila

To learn more about How to Use Rescue Remedy watch this video.

Combining Rescue Remedy with other Flower Essences

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Buy Rescue RemedyNew Ways to Use Rescue Remedy in Combination with other Flower Essences

You can now add Rescue Remedy to any Personal Formula you are making. Rescue Remedy makes a great addition to formulas when combined appropriately. In this post you will find a number of ways to include Rescue Remedy into Your Personal Formula.
Although Rescue Remedy is a formula it is also considered a single remedy and can be combined with other remedies in a dosage bottle.

When adding Rescue Remedy to Your Personal Formula, it is considered one essence. So be free to explore the many ways you can include Rescue Remedy in Your Personal Formula.

Rescue Remedy
+ Crab Apple:
Use for upset stomach and discomfort from eating poor quality food and bad food combining. This formula can also be used topically for rashes/hives or other inflammation related skin issues. This essence is good to have on hand when traveling or anytime, very handy combination.

Rescue Remedy
+ Olive + Hornbeam+Elm:
This formula is useful for states of exhaustion, it is also great for general use.

Rescue Remedy
+ White Chestnut+ Vervain:
This formula is useful for an over anxious mind and is most helpful when the mind is keeping one from sleeping.

Performance Anxiety
Rescue Remedy
+Larch + Mimulus:
This formula is useful for stage fright/performance anxiety.

Menstrual Discomfort
Rescue Remedy
+ Pomegranate+Lady’s Mantle+Uva Ursi:
This formula is excellent for the discomforts associated with PMS and menstrual cramping. Pomegranate is available from FES, Lady’s Mantel is from Delta Gardens and Uva Ursi from Elemental Garden Remedies.

PS, I am a male but I know this formula works because a female partner of mine would uses this every month, she swore by it. Also good applied topically to the uterine area.

You can Buy Rescue Remedy directly from Essence Alchemy at either the stock level or include it in a Personal Formula you are creating.

We only sell the Bach Flower Remedies made by Healing Herbs Ltd. The company is run by Julian Barnard and he produces top quality Bach Flower Remedies. Visit Healing Herbs Ltd to learn more about their stellar reputation.


2013 Flu Season – Natrual Remedies for your Health

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self-healThe 2013 flu season has proven to be a big one sweeping the Northern Hemisphere and afflicting citizens across the United States, Canada and Europe. Check the updated flu map to see what is happening in your area.

The flu is a virus and can spread easily, to prevent infection it is advised that you wash your hands regularly. As well as avoid touching your face and mouth with having washed your hands first. If you feel sick it is advised for you to stay at home to avoid spreading the illness.

If you are ill I want to let you know about some flower essences which can improve your sense of well-being. These essences will help you to feel better thus raising your chances of kicking the bug faster. Good feels good and the better you feel the better your chances of getting your life back to normal.

Natural Remedies for the 2013 Flu Season

I am going to give you a formula which you can make up in our store. In this formula you will find:

Rescue Remedy

Crab Apple




Self Heal

What is it about these essences that makes them good to use when you are feeling ill?

Rescue Remedy is an all around booster, in this case it will help to restore your equilibrium. Illness sets our bodies off course and we are always striving for balance. Rescue Remedy will accelerate the body’s ability to balance its self naturally.

Crab Apple this Bach flower remedy is the number two remedy when you feel ill. Crab apple is a cleanser, it is great to help cleanse the body and it is helpful when stomach conditions are present.

Gentian this Bach flower remedy foster perseverance, confidence and faith. These are qualities which seem to vanish when we fall ill. When we are ill we need the energetic nudge to boost our spirits as this improves our bodily health as well. Gentian is great for minor set backs such and the flu can be a minor setback.

Gorse this Bach flower remedy is great for brightening the spirit and bringing optimism back. Being ill with something like the flu can be a big blow but use Gorse to regain hope. As it will support the overall healing process.

Olive this Bach flower remedy boosts the system overall, it helps with lethargy and a the exhaustion that can set in. It is absolutely perfect when the illness lingers and weighs upon us physically. Olive flower remedy can be good for the immune system.

Self Heal flower essence is made by FES and it is perfect for stimulating our natural self healing abilities. This is a key remedy that will help to tie the whole formula together. It is perfect to stimulate our bodies to heal itself.

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Benefits of Rescue Remedy

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benefits of rescue remedyRescue Remedy or as it is also known Five Flower Formula is a popular flower essence combination formulated by Dr. Edward Bach. The benefits of Rescue Remedy include relief from stress and anxiety. It was originally designed for acute situations and is most beneficial when used this way. There is no danger of overusing it but it will be felt most when used as directed.

An acute situation is one that is short in duration and one with immediate consequences. It is a situation that comes on rapidly and moves rapidly. An acute situation where Rescue Remedy would be helpful is anxiety caused by running late for an important meeting. Example being stuck in traffic due to an accident. This is acute, it is immediate and will pass. Rescue remedy can be used in many situations such as this.  Other examples:

  • Nervousness around meeting someone new
  • Giving a presentation/job interview
  • Starting a new job
  • Initial shock of receiving bad news, upsetting phone call
  • Fight with a loved one
  • First day of school for a child
  • Also good for cuts, burns, scrapes, bruises or other accident related trauma

There are thousands of more nuanced acutely stressful situations that Rescue Remedy would serve. Look at what is present in your life I am sure there is an application.

The Benefits of Rescue Remedy

So what are the benefits of Rescue Remedy?

  • Improves emotional and mental recovery from shock and trauma
  • Grounds your energy and awareness helping you to focus
  • Brings calm where there has been unsteadiness
  • Helps you stay focused and centered
  • Smooths emotional reactivity helping you to act rationally
  • Enhances emotional and mental stability

These are some of the main benefits of Rescue Remedy. I have seen it help people feel more like themselves when they are sick, ate too much or suffering from PMS pains. The uses and benefits of Rescue Remedy are many and varied. And, with that said I want to caution against trying to use this for chronic conditions. It was not designed for this. For chronic conditions seek the guidance of a flower essence therapist.

To learn more about the Benefits of Rescue Remedy, view this video.

Bach Remedies for Sleep

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Sleep is like a dream come true for those that find it and a nightmare for those whom it eludes. Insomnia can lead to deep frustration and dissatisfaction. Sometimes we have a hard sleeping due to immediate circumstances and sometimes it is chronic. There are many reasons why a good nights sleep is important and  there are a number of Bach Remedies that can help you get a good nights rest.

Bach Remedies for Sleep

White Chestnut
Key among the 38 Remedies is White Chestnut, this remedy aids the mind to slow down its mental chatter and incessant thought cycling to bring about a restful mind. The great thing about this remedy is that you can use it for acute situations. My suggestion is to keep a bottle near your bed and take 2 drops directly from the stock bottle before laying down to sleep.

Rescue Remedy
Next on list would be Rescue Remedy, the essences in this combination are helpful to curb acute anxiety and stress. It would be wise to consider Rescue Remedy when you are going through stressful or troubling times and this is the cause of your insomnia.

In general Vervain is for the high strung type, the constant doer who is always on the go and planning what is next. Vervain flower essences will assist this type to take a more relaxed less edgy approach to life and tasks. Those needing this essence would be wise to consider using it throughout the day to assist with a more relaxed approach to life that will then translate to better sleep.

Similar to Vervain, Impatiens is more of a type remedy and from the name we can glean that this essence helps with impatience. Those needing this remedy may be generally impatient types or just going through a cycle where their patience is being tested. This is a great remedy that helps us to slow down and take a more eased approach to life. This remedy can also be used safely throughout the day.

Bach Remedies are safe to use long term or on a temporary basis. They are non habit forming and non addictive. They simply help adjust underlying reasons that lead to sleep disturbances in the first place. It is also suggested to look at your lifestyle to see what might need adjustment. Maybe you need to stop drinking caffeine after 3 pm or not eat so late. But whatever the reason Bach Remedies can be of great assistance on a path of balance.

Please note Bach Flower Remedies promote balance, which is a wholly personal experience also note that any of these remedies can be taken throughout the day to promote balance. They will not cause drowsiness or sleepiness throughout the day, they will promote balance and this will no doubt leaving you feeling happier and healthier.