Bach Flower Remedies to Help Children with Nightmares in a Natural Way

Bach Flower Remedies to Help Children with Nightmares in a Natural Way

Do you have a child that suffers from nightmares? If so, you know how terrifying they can be for both the child and the parents. Nightmares can cause kids to wake up in a panic and be scared for hours after the dream has ended. In some cases, kids will refuse to go to bed or even sleep in their own room because of recurring nightmares. If this is your situation, you may want to try Bach flower remedies as a natural way to help your child get relief from these terrible dreams. Nighttime fears and nightmares are common in children, but there are natural ways to help them get through it.

Why Children Have Nightmares

Many children have nightmares, and there are several possible explanations for why this happens. One possibility is that nightmares may be a way for children to process stressful or traumatic events. If a child has experienced something upsetting, such as a parent getting divorced or a pet dying, he or she may have nightmares as a way to work through those feelings. Another possibility is that nightmares may be a side effect of certain medications or medical conditions. For example, children who take antibiotics or suffer from night terrors may be more likely to experience nightmares. Finally, some experts believe that nightmares are simply a normal part of child development. As children's brains mature, they may start to experience more intense and realistic dreams, which can sometimes be frightening. No matter what the cause, nightmares can be very distressing for children and leave parents exhausted from sleepless nights.

What can you do to help

There are a few things you can do to help your child if they have a nightmare.

  1. Try to understand what is causing the nightmares. If there is something in their environment that is causing them stress, try to remove it or help them deal with it.
  2. Create a safe space for your child. This might mean investing in a nightlight or keeping a comforting toy by their bed.
  3. Make sure to talk to your child about their nightmares. This will help them to feel more comfortable discussing them and might give you some clues about how to help them. 
  4. Stay calm yourself. Children often take their cues from the adults around them, so if you freak out, it will only make the situation worse.
  5. Help your child to relax before bed by doing things like reading them a bedtime story or giving them a massage.
  6. Consider Bach flower remedies as a natural sleep remedy to help rebalance negative emotions that may be leading to nightmares

Natural Remedies for Night Terrors in Toddlers

Night terrors in toddlers can be a distressing experience for both children and parents alike. Fortunately, there are natural remedies for night terrors in toddlers that can help ease these episodes. Lavender essential oil is known for its calming properties and can be diffused in the bedroom or diluted and applied topically before bedtime to promote relaxation (in a child-safe dilution.) Establishing a consistent bedtime routine and creating a calm, peaceful sleep environment can further support your toddler in managing night terrors. Bach flower remedies, such as Rock Rose and Aspen, can also provide gentle emotional support during episodes of night terrors and are discussed further below.

Bach Flower Remedies as a Natural Sleep Aid for Nightmares

Bach flower remedies are a natural way that you can help your child to cope with nightmares. Bach flower remedies are a type of natural therapy that uses flowers to treat emotional imbalances through energetic balancing. They are gentle, natural remedies that can be used to help children (and adults) with a variety of emotional issues, including fear, anxiety, and stress. There are 38 different Bach flower remedies, each one targeting a specific emotion. When choosing a remedy, you'll want to select one that best matches your child's emotional state.

Bach flower remedies are safe for children of all ages. They are taken orally either directly on or under the tongue or into a glass of water.

At Mindful Remedies we offer the ability to create your own personalised flower remedy blend choosing up to seven flower remedies in a treatment bottle. If any of the below resonate for you or your child, you can add them directly to your bespoke bottle and a qualified Bach practitioner will hand-blend your bottle and ship directly to you.

The Best Bach Flower Remedies for Nightmares

Rock Rose:

Rock Rose is the Bach flower remedy for panic and terror. The person is terribly frightened or afraid and their body is in a very heightened state or panic and stress. They may have sweaty palms, a fast racing heart be at or be breathing fast and heavy. Anxieties have risen to very extreme levels. This state is usually temporary, for example when having experiences a bad dream, nightmare or night terror. But some people are more prone to reaching these heightened states of panic than others. This remedy will help you meet emergencies with a calm presence of mind.


Aspen is the flower remedy for anxieties or fears that have no known cause. The person needing Aspen feels a sense of general uneasiness and may feel haunted day or night. They can often be afraid to t ell others their suffering. This remedy is often said to have quite an eerie feel to it, a sense of foreboding or that something terrible is going to happen. If you or your child are lying awake at night feeling fearful without knowing what about, you should look at taking Aspen. The Aspen remedy helps the person to be less fearful and confident but still have great perception and sensitivity.


Mimulus is the flower remedy for anxiety where there is a known reason for example health, money, death, relationships. When in relation to nightmares, this remedy may be relevant if the person is afraid of the dark or afraid of monsters under the bed. Whether these things are real or not, the worry is about something specific. Aspen would be the remedy for where the person doesn't know what they're fearful about. The Mimulus remedy helps with bringing composure and calm.


These are the 3 main Bach flower remedies indicated for nightmares, however, there may be other anxieties or worries that are troubling your child and we would suggest you to read through the brief descriptions of all 38 remedies in case there are other emotions at play as well.

Interested to try Bach flower remedies for nightmares?

If you're interested in trying Bach flower remedies as a natural way to help your child with nightmares, Mindful Remedies offers the chance to create a custom Bach flower remedy with up to seven remedies in a bottle. As well as the remedies mentioned above, you may want to select others which can help you or your child with other emotional areas that may be out of balance at the moment. You can view all remedies that children may be more prone to at the link below.

Create a child remedy today

We use the Original Bach flower remedies to create your bottle, handmade by an experienced practitioner. We also ship worldwide.

The remedies are taken by mouth either directly on the tongue or within a drink. It's often helpful with children to add to their water bottle for example. The minimum dose is 4 drops, 4 times per day. Children tend to respond quickly to the remedies as their issues tend to be less long standing than with adults.

As mentioned above, these are natural remedies for emotional wellbeing. They are safe for children of all ages. Our regular remedies do contain alcohol but we are now offering 100% alcohol free treatment bottles which use glycerine as an alternative preservative. You can select this option at the checkout.

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If you'd like more personalised and expert advice, you may wish to book an online personal consultation with a Bach registered practitioner. Lucy offers 50 minute consultations via Zoom or Facetime so can conduct these anywhere in the world and then posts your remedy to you afterwards.

If you're experiencing regular nightmares, it might be time to consider Bach flower remedies as a possible solution. With over 38 remedies to choose from, there's sure to be one that can help you get your good night's sleep back. You can create your own remedy today through Mindful Remedies.


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.