Bach Flower Remedies for Beginners

Bach Flower Remedies for Beginners

What are Bach Flower Remedies? Do they work? How do you use them? If these are questions that you have been asking yourself, then you have come to the right place. In this blog post, we will provide a beginners guide to Bach flower remedies. We will cover everything from what they are, to how they work, and even where you can buy them. Dr Bach is the man behind these amazing remedies, and we will also take a look at his life and work. So whether you are just starting out on your journey to better health, or if you are already familiar with Bach Flower Remedies and want to learn more about them, this blog post is for you!

Our Bach flower remedies for beginners blog post provides an introductory guide to all things Bach flowers and hopefully gives you an understanding of how the remedies work and how you can use them in your everyday life to unblock negative emotions.

What are Bach Flower Remedies?

Are you looking for a natural way to improve your health and wellbeing? If so, you may want to consider using Bach flower remedies. Bach flower remedies are a form of herbal medicine that was developed by Dr Edward Bach in the 1930s. The remedies are made from a variety of flowers, plants, and trees, and each remedy is designed to treat a specific emotional or physical condition.

What are flower remedies?

Bach Flower Remedies list

There are 38 different flower remedies each relating to a different emotion. Dr Bach grouped these into seven different groups -

  • Fear
  • Uncertainty
  • Loneliness
  • Insufficient interest in present circumstances
  • Oversensitive to ideas or outside influences
  • Despondency or despair
  • Over-care for the welfare of others

It may be easier to think of the remedies in more modern day terms such as anxiety, low mood, confidence, stress etc. We've created specific pages based on these descriptions that you can view to find individual remedies. Alternatively, we're also included a blog post with the full Bach flower remedies list where you can simple read up on each remedy and their descriptions, negative indications and positive potential following transformation.

view all 38 flower essences

At Mindful Remedies we offer the ability to craft your own personalised remedy, choosing up to 7 remedies in a bottle. We ship worldwide!

About Dr Bach

Dr Edward Bach was a British physician, bacteriologist and homeopath born in 1886 in Birmingham, England. He believed in looking at the person as a whole when working with a patient and began exploring more how emotions or a patient's personality might be the root cause of their illness.

Dr. Bach discovered a link between how we feel emotionally and how we feel physically, which means that improved emotional well-being frequently translates into enhanced physical health. However, there is no Bach flower remedy designed particularly for any particular ailment or condition. The therapies operate solely on an emotional basis.

We have written a blog post with more information on the history of Dr Bach if you're interested in understanding more about his principles and how he discovered the flower remedy system.

Dr Edward Bach

How do Bach Flower Remedies work?

Dr. Bach felt that each flower has a soul or energy of its own. Flower essences contain the energy of the source plant, allowing them to be released in people through their usage.

The flower remedy restores a sense of balance and harmony to each individual client by working with their own specific negative emotion. The energies lift our vibrations and unblock pathways in our minds, allowing us to see the world more optimistically.

How are Bach remedies made?

There are two methods for creating flower remedies. The sun method and the boiling method, depending on the type of flower, tree or plant. The sun method entails putting the flower heads in pure water for three hours in direct sunshine, and it's commonly used for more delicate flowers. The boiling method is used for woodier plants or trees and involves boiling these plants in water for half an hour.

In both methods the heat transfers the energy of the flower or plant to the water which is then mixed with brandy as a preservative and becomes the mother tincture.

create a personalised remedy

At Mindful Remedies we only sell personalised remedy blends so each treatment is unique to you. Simply select up to seven in a bottle.

Are flower remedies safe?

Bach flower remedies are 100% natural. You can't overdose on flower remedies, there are no side effects and they can be used alongside existing medication or herbal supplements. Regular treatment bottles do contain a small amount of alcohol but we now offer 100% alcohol free remedies which use glycerine instead to preserve the liquid.

How do Bach flower remedies work

How do you select the right remedies?

To select the right remedy think about how you're feeling right now and the type of person you are, how you're reacting to situations or how you are looking to evolve as a person. Think about what goals you want to achieve and what mental blocks you might have that are stopping you from achieving them.

How many Bach flower remedies can you take at once?

You can take up to seven flower remedies at once. More than this and the emotions get cloudy and don't work as well.

Our remedies are made using the Original Bach flower remedies and handmade by an experienced practitioner. 

view all 38 flower essences

How to take Bach Flower Remedies

Bach flower remedies are a liquid taken orally by mouth, either directly into your mouth or into a drink. At Mindful Remedies we create combination bottles of up to seven flower essences per remedy, however you can also buy the individual flower remedies if you prefer. With combination bottles you take a minimum of four drops, four times per day but you can take more if you feel you need it if you're feeling your emotions more acutely.

Where to buy Bach flower remedies

Mindful Remedies offers the chance to buy Bach flower remedies based on your own personalised remedy combination with up to seven flower essences in a bottle. Unlike some other retailers we only offer personalised remedies as we believe (and according to Dr Bach's philosophy) that this is the best outcome for the patient - as we are all individuals! 

create a personalised remedy

The only combination Bach created was Rescue Remedy which is a five flower emergency formula created specifically for emergency situations when there isn't enough time to create a personalised blend. Some people use Rescue Remedy as a catch all for any emotional stress or anxieties however there are other remedies that may be more useful when looking at more chronic issues.

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Getting help from a Bach flower Practitioner

Sometimes our judgement of ourselves and our situation can be cloudy and it can be helpful talking to an outside person who can provide a different point of view as well as a supportive ear. Mindful Remedies offers the ability to book a personal consultation with Lucy Edwards who founded Mindful Remedies and who is a certified practitioner registered with the Bach Centre. She offers online consultations via Zoom or on some occasions at her home in Brighton.

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about the author

Since 2021, Lucy Edwards, a qualified Bach Flower Practitioner and the driving force behind Mindful Remedies, has connected with clients across the world. Crafting thousands of personalised remedies, Lucy has supported individuals' emotional wellbeing, shipping remedies to far-flung places like the USA, Thailand, and Australia.

Lucy is readily available for conversations, offering personalised advice to guide you on the path to holistic wellness. It's important to note that she's not only qualified but also registered with the Bach Centre, ensuring that every consultation and remedy adheres to Dr Bach’s original guidelines for expert care and efficacy.