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Like practicing yoga or energy healing, flower remedies can be a supportive therapy for raising one's vibration. I personally have found these little imprints from nature very helpful for attracting love, building confidence, and removing limiting beliefs—so much so that I was inspired to start my own flower remedy practice in 2004.

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What are flower remedies?

Flower remedies are made by gathering blossoms at the height of bloom and floating them in a crystal bowl of spring water. After a few hours in full sunlight, the water is thought to become imprinted with the energy of that flower. The water is then bottled and preserved to be digested in small quantities every day. Not to be confused with essential oils, these remedies are scentless.

Bach Flower Remedies were created in the 1930s by Edward Bach, M.D.—a British doctor. Over the years, Bach observed that his happier patients seemed to recover faster1 than the ones who were hopeless or depressed, indicating that illness begins in the spirit. He then made it his life's work to focus on treatments for emotional distress.

Dr. Bach eventually created what he believed to be a complete healing system, comprised of 38 different flower essences—one for every type of human emotion.

Though scientific research on their benefits is limited, these essences are commonly used to encourage positivity and clear away any negativity.

How to use flower remedies.

I've found luck customizing my flower formulas by combining a few essences into one bottle using the following method:

  • Gather 3-4 flower essences that resonate with you and a 1-ounce glass dropper bottle.
  • Fill your bottle three-quarters of it with spring water, and add four drops of each essence. Top off your bottle with brandy or apple cider vinegar to preserve. Shake gently.
  • Take four drops of this mix under the tongue four times a day.
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Flower remedies to start with:

Here are a few of my favorite essences to work with:

Star of Bethlehem

This flower is associated with moving through grief, loss, and sadness.

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Honeysuckle

This flower is thought to help quell sad memories that trigger expectations of negative outcomes.

Centaury

Centaury is though to help people put themselves first. It's geared to those who have trouble saying no.

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Chicory

Chicory can be used to support emotional security, so you can love without fear of abandonment.

Heather

Heather can help those who make choices out of fear of being alone; it can be used to start to turn loneliness into independence and find wholeness within oneself.

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Pine

Pine can helpful for cultivating self-acceptance and attracting the kind of love you truly deserve.

Water Violet

Water Violet is thought to help open people up and make them more magnetic in relationships.

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Alexis Smart
Alexis Smart

Alexis Smart founded her flower remedy practice in 2004 out of a desire to help people reconnect to happiness and peace of mind.

She was led to the work of Dr. Edward Bach, the pioneer who first discovered flower essences in the 1930’s. After only three weeks of treatment, she had a profoundly positive and life changing experience, which compelled her to learn everything she could about this transformative healing system.

She has studied Bach flower remedies for more than a decade, working with mentors in the direct lineage of Dr. Bach. Additionally, she studied homeopathy through the Devon School of Homeopathy in England, the Homeopathic Academy of Southern California, and with world-renowned homeopath Dr. Luc De Schepper. This training deepened her understanding of human nature and showed her, first-hand, the link between emotional trauma and physical illness, and the miracle of healing when emotional balance is restored.

What began as a passion for helping family and friends has grown into a successful practice with clients all over the world.