Bach Flower Remedies

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Rescue Remedy Formula
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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.

Curing Porn Addiction Naturally

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internet porn addictionInternet porn addiction is pervasive and more corrosive than other forms pornography. Flower essences offer a natural cure for this behavior while addressing the deep underlying emotional causes.

Underlying reasons behind internet porn addiction:

  1. Feelings of unworthiness
  2. Lack of belief in ability to receive love
  3. Fear that their needs will never be met
  4. Belief that sex is the most important need

These four factors that lead to porn addiction are from the work of Dr. Patrick Carnes a known specialist on sex addiction.

I want to show you how you can begin to use flower essences to address the emotions  underneath the behavior. Emotional issues precede behavior and when feelings of unworthiness, fear, compulsion and lack of self love are not addressed one can easily fall back into addiction.

So how do you properly address internet porn addiction? One good step to take is to put a filter on your computer which will block access to the websites you frequent. This is the first practical step to curing internet porn addiction. Now we can begin to look at the emotional aspects to this imbalance.

Flower Essences for Treating Internet Porn Addiction

This essence is perfect for sex and porn addiction, these addictions compartmentalize behavior and creates an unconscious struggle. Basil flower essence helps the soul to release its struggle with and free the person from indulging in clandestine behavior. Basil flower essence helps a person to integrate sexuality into life in a healthy way.

This essence treats psychic toxicity from an indulgence in overly graphic sensory stimulation. Use Chaparral flower essence to clear the effects of mental toxicity caused by on overload of graphic imagery.

Crab Apple
Use this for feelings of dirtiness and uncleanliness. This essence is excellent to use when you need to break the cycle of any obsessive/compulsive behavior.

Mariposa Lily
Healing for those who’ve been abused and to regain innocence

Missouri Primrose
This is an amazing essence for developing worthiness and self esteem.

Money Plant
This is another flower essence for worthiness. It is also useful for those who don’t see the spiritual side of life and are caught only in the gross physical world of the senses.

Use this flower essence for feelings of shame, especially if there are guilt imprints which drive your behavior.

Self Heal
Healing from porn addiction as with any healing we need to draw on the deep inner resources we already have. Self heal flower essence helps us to help ourselves in a positive way.

Sticky Monkeyflower
This flower essence treats repressed sexuality and inappropriate sexual behavior. It brings back the natural human warmth to sex and sexuality. Sticky monkeyflower is very healing in the realm of human sexuality.

Any of these flower essences can be used alone or in combination to address porn addiction. To make your own personal combination use our “Your Personal Formula” option. This allows you to blend up to seven essences into a single treatment bottle.
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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.

Bach Flower Remedies and Sexuality

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At the time Dr. Bach created flower essences, sexuality was not a widely discussed topic. Now sexuality plays a more prominent role in the discussion of health and well being. A healthy relationship to our sexuality makes a vast improvement on the quality of life. Simply because sex and sexuality are such highly charged topics. There is a need to approach it with dignity and care so healing can occur if there has been wounding. Healing wounds around sexuality takes time and awareness because  there is charged emotional component to sex and sexuality.

Guilt and Shame, Performance Anxiety, Erectile Dysfunction, Healing from Trauma, Issues of Control, Shyness, Boundaries, Anxiety, Loss of Drive and Bitterness

Thankfully we have flower essences and the work of great minds like Dr. Edward Bach to draw inspiration and healing from. Bach remedies can be applied to healing sexuality in a variety of ways. In this post we will look at the ways which Bach flower remedies and sexuality intersect and how we can use Bach flower remedies for issues related to sexuality.

You can also make a Personal Formula from any of the Bach Flower Remedies listed here.

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Bach Flower Remedies and Sexuality

Guilt and Shame
Common in today’s world is the association of sex with sin, of sex with being dirty or unclean. We are simultaneously repulsed by sex as well as being drawn to it because sex is taboo. This is a contradiction, a place in our psyche that needs balance and reconciliation.  For the equation of sex with guilt and sin there are two main Bach remedies, Crab Apple and Pine.

Crab apple is for the unclean feeling that some people feel after sex and towards sex. Crab apple flower remedy will help to purify your emotional field and clear feelings of uncleanliness around sex as an act. It will also help heal your relationship to sex and help you feel more at ease with your sexuality.

Pine helps to cleanse the mind of guilt and shame based thinking. It is especially good for those who come from a religious background where sex and guilt are bunched together. Pine flower essence helps to free us from guilt and shame based thinking, it will help you find freedom form these feelings. And, this will lead to greater states of sexual enjoyment.

Performance Anxiety and Erectile Dysfunction
The Bach flower remedy Larch is particularly helpful for men who suffer from impotence due to lack of confidence or shyness. This can be helpful for ‘performance anxiety’ when combined with the Bach remedy Mimulus. Larch is also helpful for erectile dysfunction can be combined with Wild Rose as well.

Healing from Trauma
Star of Bethlehem is a soothing remedy that helps to clear trauma from the system. This Bach remedy is helpful for those who are the victims of sexual violence. Rock rose can also be helpful in this case, as well as Cherry Plum if there are thoughts of suicide.

To help clear blocks in sexual energy due to past trauma or abuse Rock Water can be useful. It can also help to free blockages that prevent us from experience pleasure.

Issues of Control
For those who use love and sex to as a tool of emotional control Chicory flower essence is indicated.

Vine and Vervain can also be consider here. Vine is for the domineering type and Vervain for the type A personality.

For the shy type, Water Violet can help you to come out of your shell and meet others from an authentic place.

Healthy Boundaries
If boundaries are your issue, Centaury is the essence for you. If you find yourself in situations that are uncomfortable and you find it hard to say “No” Centaury is the essence to assist you with setting clear and healthy boundaries.

Addiction and Masking of True Feelings
For those who with a sex addiction consider Agrimony. Any addiction including sex addiction can be a way of avoiding deeper feelings. If this is the case Agrimony will be help you come to greater emotional honesty and clarity.

For those who are anxious and uneasy with sex, look to Aspen and Mimulus. If your anxiety is of an unknown origin Aspen, if your anxiety is due to shyness and a certain phobic feeling use Mimulus. Also crab apple would be good here if the anxiety is around cleanliness.

For those who are bitter about love and sex Holly is indicated. Beech is another Bach remedy for those who are bitter towards themselves and others.

Apathy Loss of Sex Drive
For apathy and a loss of the sex drive consider Wild Rose. Along with Wild Rose you may want to look at Olive, Hornbeam as well as Larch. All these essences deal with drive on some level. Wild Rose is useful when apathy is present, Olive for physical exhaustion consider using Olive if you find sex tiring. Hornbeam is also for low energy, particularly when the mind drains physical energy.

These are just some of the ways which Bach flower remedies can be used to heal our relationship to our sexuality. When used with care and proper attention there is much emotional freedom and awareness we can reclaim and this can lead to greater levels of sexual enjoyment and pleasure.

Healing Trauma Naturally with Flower Essences

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healing traumaFlower essences offer much support for healing trauma and the effects it has on the mind, spirit and emotions. Trauma causes a disruption in the energy flow and lower ones vibration. This can lead ill health and disease. Trauma is defined as a deeply disturbing, distressing experience, it can be related to a physical injury or abuse including sexual, verbal and emotional. Trauma is different for everyone. The common factor is the effect it has on lowering ones vibration and disrupting your quality of life.


Healing Trauma

Flower essences excel in healing trauma and the effects it has on the mind and emotions. I would like to guide you through understanding how you can begin using essences for healing trauma. I will give you a few key essences you can start using now to restore health and balance.

Rescue Remedy for healing trauma immediately

Rescue Remedy is a combination of 5 flower remedies. It is for immediate use after a traumatic event. Rescue Remedy will prevent trauma from going deeper into the system and taking hold. It provides a stable, soothing and grounding energy to help you maintain  balanced presence and awareness.

Flower Essences for Healing Trauma

Arnica –  FES of Nevada City, CA
This flower essence is for healing trauma which has become locked in the body. This essence is useful when the soul has split from the body due to shock, accidents or violent experiences. Use this essence to heal deep seated trauma and to resolve the effects of deep seated bodily trauma.

Blackberry Lily –  Delta Gardens of Hampton Falls, NH
This flower essence is for healing trauma from sexual abuse and violation. This essence will help restore a healthy connection with sex and sexuality following abuse and violation.

Flannel Flower –  Australian Bush Remedies
This flower essence is for healing trauma caused by physical or sexual abuse which has resulted in a fear of intimacy and fear of being touched. This an excellent essence for those recovering from sexual abuse.

Grey Spider Flower –  Australian Bush Remedies
This flower essence is for extreme shock, fear or terror. This essence will build faith and calm, it is good for those who feel traumatized from psychic attacks.

Mulla Mulla –  Australian Bush Remedies
This flower essence is for healing trauma related to heat and or fire. This essence is useful for those who’ve had severe burns or who have suffered through a fire and are traumatized from the experience.

Pink Monkeyflower –  FES of Nevada City, CA
This flower essence is for healing trauma that has left a feeling of shame. This essence will keep the emotions from closing down.

Self Heal –  FES of Nevada City, CA
Like a healing balm to the entire body, soul and spirit, Self Heal is useful for healing trauma on all levels no matter the causes.

Star of Bethlehem –  Bach Flower Remedy, Healing Herbs Ltd in England
There maybe no better remedy for healing trauma than Star of Bethlehem. It provides peace and soothing on all levels and it will help to heal the effects of present and past trauma. This remedy is great for healing repressed trauma.

Waratah –  Australian Bush Remedies
This flower essence is an emergency essence and should be used when trauma has caused severe despondency or hopelessness. It is for times when darkness and despair set in.

Flower essences are one of many ways to heal trauma. The unique and beneficial qualities of flower essences can be augmented with yoga therapy and trauma counseling. Also looking to understand the traumatic event can help bring relief.
Learn more 10 Steps to Healing Trauma.

Wishing you well on your healing journey.


Mark D’Aquila

Healing Trauma

Bach Flower Remedies for ADD and ADHD

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narcisusIf your child has ADD/ADHD Bach flower remedies can help. This post is for parents who believe there is a way to help your child without the use of drugs. With the news of rehab for Ritalin you may want to think twice before giving this drug to your childª.

The symptoms of ADD/ADHD can safely be addressed with Bach flower remedies. I have created two formulas which safely address T the common issues of ADD/ADHD. The first blend addresses inattentiveness and the second blend addresses hyperactivity.

These formulas work. I have received numerous phone calls and emails from parents thanking me for making these blends available. To fully address the situation it is best to use the blends for 3 months. If you do this and take other supportive steps you will be giving your child a boost that can support their attention and behavior and their confidence. These formulas are also good for adults.

Symptoms of ADD/ADHD in children

  • Inattentive
  • Hyperactive
  • Impulsive
  • Unmotivated
  • Spacey

These symptoms can be broken down into two categories Inattentive and Hyperactive. Now lets explore these two categories at a deeper level.

Inattentive Children

  • Do not pay attention to details
  • Make careless mistakes
  • Have trouble staying focused, easily distracted
  • Appear not to listen when spoken to
  • Have difficulty remembering things and following instructions
  • Have trouble staying organized, planning ahead, and finishing projects
  • Gets bored with a task before it’s completed
  • Frequently loses or misplaces homework, books, toys, or other items

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Chestnut Bud: This remedy is useful for learning especially when the child makes the same mistakes but fails to learn from them. Chestnut bud is good for all types of learning disabilities. This premier Bach remedy for learning is also good for concentration and attention.

Clematis: This remedy is for the dreamer; the child whose head always seems to be in the clouds. Clematis can help your child be present, focused and attentive to the task at hand. This remedy is good for children who drift off, whether from lack of interest or mental laziness.

Gentian: This remedy helps to bring confidence to children after a setback; gentian enhances perseverance, confidence and faith. School has become a competitive environment and the drive for perfection a near pathology. Thank goodness for the support of gentian. The fact of life is there are setbacks but they don’t need to stop you in your tracks.

Gorse:This remedy is for treating pessimism and a sense of hopelessness. Children suffering in this state see no point in trying because they lack faith in a positive outcome. This remedy builds optimism by supporting a sunnier outlook on life.

Hornbeam: This remedy is useful for the ‘Monday Morning’ feeling that kids may experience as they dread going to school. It is helpful for staving off procrastination, it helps one to organize better and gather inspiration. Good for those who tire out due to sitting too much.

Larch: This remedy helps with confidence; good for students who are shy, timid or don’t feel confident enough to embrace their school work. Larch is very useful when beginning to study a new topic or learning a new language or instrument; it helps one to make an effort and ’stay the course’.

Water Violet: This remedy is for the child who withdraws from others, feels isolated and not part of the group. Those needing this remedy seem anti-social and emotionally cold. This remedy helps one feel comfortable within groups and around others.

Wild Oat: This remedy is good for children who feel lost, confused because things do not seem clear cut for you as they do for others. This essence will help a child feel their uniqueness and apply their talents.

Wild Rose: This remedy helps the student to overcome apathy and take a renewed enthusiastic approach to school work. This essence is extremely helpful for those in the learning environment. Wild rose has tremendous potential to activate the will and encourage tenacity. The benefits of these qualities can go a long way to enhancing performance and renewing interest in school and learning.

Hyperactive Children

  • Constantly fidgets and squirms
  • Often leaves his or her seat in situations where sitting quietly is expected
  • Moves around constantly, often runs or climbs inappropriately
  • Talks excessively
  • Has difficulty playing quietly or relaxing
  • Is always “on the go,” as if driven by a motor
  • May have a quick temper or a “short fuse”*


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Cerato: This remedy helps the child feel a greater connection with their own wisdom. It helps to build intuition and fosters interest and encourages eagerness with regards to learning.

Chestnut bud: This remedy is useful for learning especially when the child makes the same mistakes but fails to learn from them. Chestnut bud is good for all types of learning disabilities. This premier Bach remedy for learning is also good for concentration and attention.

Heather: This remedy will help those who talk excessively when not appropriate. It is for children who misbehave in this way and use acting out as a way to get attention. It helps the child feel quite within themselves and learn emotional self reliance.

Impatiens: This remedy is for the quick acting child who makes rash choices. For the child who has difficulty relaxing and exhibits impatience and can’t sit still.

Scleranthus: This remedy is for balance, it encourages a balance between rest and activity. For the hyperactive child this with a quick fuse, for those who are fidgety and exhibit erratic behavior. This essence helps with concentration and focus.

Vervain: This remedy is for the hyperactive child who’s energy seems boundless. Vervain helps to balance a child’s energy so they know when to be active and when to rest.

Vine: This Bach remedy is for children who has difficulty obeying and following rules.

Wild Oat: This remedy is good for children who feel lost, confused because things do not seem clear cut for them as they do for others. This essence will help a child feel their uniqueness and apply their talents.

White Chestnut: This remedy is for calming an overactive mind and excessive mental chatter. Those needing this remedy are stuck in their heads along with repetitive thoughts that just race incessantly. Useful to bring calm to the over active mind of a child.


How to Use:

The formulas should be administered 3-4 times a day. You can do this by adding 4 drops to a water or juice.  You will begin to notice a shift in behavior within 1-2 weeks or possibly sooner. These remedies are entirely safe, there are NO contraindications or side effects.


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 *These descriptions taken from a post on

Bach’s Pine Flower Essence

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Bach’s Pine Flower Essence

Pine flower essenceBach’s Pine flower essence, for that voice in your head. The voice I am talking about usually speaks in a self incriminating tone, lays guilt, blame and chastises you. It is common for us to carry voices from the past with us, sadly though these voices are often un-supportive. Pine flower essence will help to free us from these vestiges of chastising out dated pieces of the past. Using Pine flower essence this way is an adjunct to its common indication; for feelings of guilt and/or shame.

This use of pine flower essence is for the voice of guilt or shame that echoes in your consciousness. It is a voice that berates you or instructs you in the ‘proper’ way to behave and or act. The ‘voice’ is usually that of a parent or authority figure from the past.

This internalized voice that criticizes, berates and is generally un-supportive to you living a free and happy life is a bane to your self confidence and self worth. Consider pine flower essence as a supportive remedy to any program designed to boost self worth and self esteem. Pine flower essence easily puts an end to this type of corrosive self talk. Part of its action is to foster self forgiveness and self acceptance. If you are looking to quite the inner critic look no further than Bach’s Pine flower essence.

Ways you can benefit from Pine flower essence

  • To support self confidence and self worth
  • To support self forgiveness
  • To clear feelings of guilt and shame
  • To build supportive feelings of self appreciation

The Bach remedies are close to 80 years old and they are just as relevant today as they were when Bach first discovered them. Pine flower essence can be of great benefit to many folks. And, it can be of great benefit to those who had a strict religious up bringing. This is particularly true for those who find it hard to enjoy the pleasures of sex and sexuality. The flip side of guilt and shame is enjoyment and pleasure.

Enjoyment and pleasure are states of being that lead to a rich and supportive life. So consider the use of Pine flower essence if you want to clear out the guilt and un-supportive voices of the past and gain more pleasure and joy from life.

To learn more about Pine flower essence visit the Bach Educational Resource.

Hornbeam and Olive Flower Essence for Exhaustion

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Dr Edward Bach In the Bach flower essence flower remedy system there are two essences which address exhaustion and its various manifestations. Exhaustion plagues many people, the reasons we suffer vary from not enough sleep to improper eating. Exhaustion takes the form of weariness, lack of interest in the world and/or events, inertia and a general fatigue. The two flower essences that address these conditions are Hornbeam and Olive.

Before we dive into the remedies I would like to talk about the conditions of weariness and exhaustion for a while. The opposites of weariness and exhaustion are Vitality and Regeneration, these are physical qualities as well as mental, emotional and spiritual qualities. You can exert yourself mentally and end up physically tired and weary. And, you may find yourself emotionally exhausted and fail to find the energy to keep going.

 Hornbeam flower essence

In today’s fast paced world mental exhaustion precedes physical exhaustion because most of us work at jobs that require mental level focus and concentration without much physical activity. For this I suggest a steady dose of Hornbeam flower essence. This is a truly amazing essence that will help you to shake free from the doldrums of the patterns you feel trapped in. Hornbeam flower essence is for mental exhaustion we all know the feeling, it sometimes comes as dread in the face of our daily routine. The mental fatigue this essence works with is around the dreariness of routine and not really having fulfilling tasks to preform. Here are some characteristics that indicative of those needing Hornbeam Flower Essence:

  • You feel you don’t have the energy to face your day
  • You wake feeling more tired than when you went to bed
  • Expect work to be tiring, you lack enthusiasm
  • You feel heavy and tired all the time
  • You miss your vitality
  • You have that “Monday Morning” feeling often


Olive flower essence
Where as Hornbeam is related to exhaustion and weariness at the mental level the trickles down into the system, Olive flower essence works with physical exhaustion. This remedy is strongly indicated for those who take their physical bodies to the limit and end up suffering from it. It is indicated for those who are exhausted from:


  • not enough sleep
  • overwork
  • debilitating illness
  • poor diet
  • great productivity

Olive flower essence is for those who ignore the warning systems of the body. The body is keen to inform us when we have gone too far or are at the brink of such exhaustion. To spend yourself improperly eventually adds up to a depletion and exhaustion and olive flower essence can help you transition to healthier patterns and more vitality. When using Olive flower essence be sure to get enough rest, a physical check up and proper eating.

How to  Use

There are many ways you can use Hornbeam and Olive flower essence. You may choose to use them directly from the stock bottle which you can purchase in our store. Please use coupon code “blog”to receive 22% off your purchase of Hornbeam or Olive flower essence. Promotion valid from June 7th to July 7th 2012.

I also suggest adding Hornbeam to a spray bottle and misting your space with it to freshen the energy constantly. Also keep a bottle by your computer to keep yourself fresh and lively while you work. Hornbeam is great for tired eyes, to freshen the eyes add a few drops to a warm moist towel and put over the eyes.

Enjoy your life Live your essence!


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Bach’s Mimulus

There are mimulus flowers everywhere . . . well at least on my most recent walk through the desert. My walk took me through a canyon with a small spring fed stream. Mimulus love clear, fresh, flowing water and as far as my eye could see Mimulus lined the banks of this tender stream. It was  a winding sea of yellow through the slate grey and brown landscape of the desert wash.


Dr. Bach and Mimulus

Mimulus was the 3rd flower remedy Dr. Bach made, early on he noticed the significant healing potential of this flower. It truly is a lovely flower to behold and healing potential just radiates from the yellow flowers.

Mimulus in the Wild

I have come across this plant many times in the wild and I was surprised to find it here in this desert climate. But, it did have the one requirement that this plant craves and needs to thrive; a constant supply of pure, clear, clean, fresh running water. There was an abundance of that available and from this the plant has colonized the entire stream bed.

Mimulus For Addressing Fears

Mimulus is a type remedy, meaning it is good for the personality type that re-coils in shyness and acts with hesitation to the small challenges of life. It is for the known fears as opposed to Aspen for fears of an unknown origin. Fear has the power to impact, influences and subjugates human emotion and behavior. Yet its place in life is greatly exaggerated and over played.

Fear is a Low Vibration

Fear vibrates at a low frequency and when it is present in our minds and hearts it just drags us down in a spiral of contraction and negativity. Most of all FEAR inhibits us and often stops us from moving forward and taking constructive action. This forces us to contract and has no place in the advancement of life. It may serve as a protective force in certain circumstances but FEAR has become all to prevalent in our day to day life and what ever protectiveness it offered at a certain point becomes counterproductive.

The Trick of FEAR
F– False
E– Evidence
A– Appearing
R- Real

The trick of fear is that it actually does not exist outside of us, it is an internal experience created in concert with the mind, imagination and emotions. Unfortunately fear cancels the love of life that is present and available if we choose to allow it. The way that mimulus exhibits its vulnerability, is that it is willing to take risks. The river where it grows is subject to FLASH FLOODS! This lovely scene before me could turn for the worse at any moment. But it must take the risk to thrive that is the profound beauty of it. It is risking being washed away for its place in the sun.

Bach’s Discovery

Bach discovered that Mimulus is the perfect remedy to address the fearful concerns of daily life, the fear of worldly things such as illness, poverty, of the dark, of being alone, of accidents and so on. These are fears of a known origin which in one sense is good because they then become easier to treat and heal from. By letting go of fear we can gain more trust in the goodness of life and life can flow elegantly and nourish us, they it does for Mimulus. Always straddling the edge between safe ground and constant flow this flower can teach us about trusting the river of life. With risk taking, straddling the edge, we grow and can overcome our fears.

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.