What are Flower Essences & How do I Use Them?

What are Flower Essences & How do I Use Them?

By Shannon, Posted in Herbal Remedies

Well, well, well!
Who knew something made in the 1930s would make such a solid comeback?

The concept of flower essences has always fascinated me. Every time I’m out in the fields with my flowers, I wonder how Edward Bach got this fine idea and formulated something so pure yet energetic that people all around the world find solace in his creation. 

I know you’re here to get your concepts aligned and I’m all set to give you the easiest account that you can rely on whenever you are about to lecture someone about Flower Essences. 

What are Flower Essences?

Flower essences are like high-class, fancy cousins of herbal medicines. They are a category of alternative medicine that involve the use of energetic imprints of the flowers to promote both emotional and spiritual well-being. 

The notion behind this intriguing preparation is that each flower is believed to have a unique yet latent vibration that can be transferred to the energetic field of the person which positively affects the emotional and mental state. Yup, you read it right, flower power can help you feel emotionally and spiritually better!

History of Flower Essences

Flower essences have a long history that dates back to ancient Egyptian times when they used the lotus flower for its spiritual and healing attributes. 

However, in more recent times (the 1930s), Dr. Edward Bach, a British physician, and homeopath, pioneered the concept of flower essence. He believed that spiritual and emotional imbalances could be corrected by the use of energetic signatures of different flowers. He created a system of 38 flower essences, derived from trees, wildflowers, and other plants. 

Since then, flower essence therapy gained massive popularity, and practitioners all around the world used them to treat a wide array of emotional and spiritual irregularities. 

Today, a good range of different systems of flower essences are available, holding unique principles and techniques for preparation and usage. No matter how readily the approaches change, the underlying philosophy of healing remains constant.

How Do I Use Flower Essences?

Flower essences are safe and gentle support for the treatment of physical and mental conditions. Depending upon the preferences of the individual and specific essence of choice, there are plenty of ways of using flower essences:


Flower essences can be ingested, either neat beneath the tongue or diluted into a glass of water. Add a few drops to your water and sip it throughout the day to reap the most of the therapy’s benefits.


Add a few drops of flower essence to your favorite base cream or oil and massage it over the specific acupuncture points or affected area.

Room Spray/Hydrosol

Add your favorite flower essence to a spray bottle containing some water and spritz it around your room or on your bed to create a blissful and uplifting environment.


Enjoy a relaxing bath with added benefits of flower essence. Add a few drops to your bathtub and soak your tired self in that therapeutic bath for as long as you want.