About the Essences

What you need to know about the system of BACH® ORIGINAL FLOWER REMEDIES

With so much going on around us, it’s easy for our hectic lives to take over at times. BACH® ORIGINAL FLOWER REMEDIES help to balance your emotions and fulfil your potential. But what are BACH® flower essences?

The essences were developed more than 80 years ago by Dr. Edward Bach, a noted physician and homeopath, who believed that the key to good health was by emotional harmony. By 1936 he identified 38 flower essences, each one derived from a different wild flower, plant or tree, and each corresponding to a specific emotion.

Dr. Bach categorised the 38 essences in seven groupings. They are based on emotions. We have modernised the names to help make it easier:

      Face Your Fears    Fear
      Know Your Mind    Uncertainty
      Live the Day    Insufficient interest in present circumstances
      Reach Out to Others    Loneliness
      Stand Your Ground    Oversensitivity to influences and ideas
      Find Joy & Hope    Despondency and despair
      Live & Let Live    Overcare for the welfare of others

Dr. Bach believed the complete system, which capture the positive potential of the plants they’re created from, offered a holistic approach to achieving emotional balance. The system is designed so that the essences can be tailored to meet each person’s individual needs; so that they can be taken individually, or in combination. You can explore which mix of essences is right for you using our Essence Chooser.

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