Why is there alcohol in Bach® Original Flower Remedies?

Dr. Bach used alcohol, namely brandy, to help preserve the remedy so it lasts longer.

Throughout history, alcohol has been used in remedies and medications for its preservative properties. When creating his own remedies and remedy blends, Dr. Bach used alcohol, namely brandy, to improve the remedy’s longevity. Prior to Dr. Bach’s time, pharmacists would prepare their tinctures using rectified spirits, or pure alcohol.

Because the remedies are water-based, they need to be preserved to ensure they do not get stagnant or become contaminated. Alcohol is added to protect against microbial contamination, a common preservative used in many water-based remedies and formulas.

Bach® Original Flower Remedies stock bottles all contain brandy as a preservative, and its purpose is purely for preservation, therefore it doesn’t alter the efficiency or strength of the remedies. The brandy source is grape alcohol, distilled and filtered in accordance to regulated good manufacturing practices.

What are Bach® Original Flower Remedies?

Bach® Original Flower Remedies are a natural, safe way of bringing you peace and balance. First discovered in the 1920s and 1930s by Dr. Edward Bach in England...

How do I take Bach® remedies?

Bach® Original Flower Remedies are natural remedies you can take in a variety of ways...

Can Bach® remedies be added to water?

Your remedies can be taken directly from the bottle or they can be added to water...

Are the flowers from Dr. Bach’s garden?

Bach® is the only brand that sources flowers and plants from the gardens at Mount Vernon...

How can I be sure I’m buying genuine flower remedies?

When you are purchasing flower essences, always look for the Bach® signature on each bottle, a guarantee of quality...

Can I take Bach® remedies with other medicines?

Bach® Original Flower Remedies are safe but always check with your healthcare professional...

Do flower remedies work faster if I don’t dilute them?

Taking Bach® remedies straight from a stock bottle or diluted in your favorite drink are equally effective...

Do Bach® flower remedies go out of date? How long do they last?

Every Bach® Original Flower Remedies bottle has an expiration date on the label...

How many remedies can I mix at one time?

Did you know that it is possible to tailor a mix of remedies at once to help improve your emotional balance?

How quickly will I start to feel a difference? How quick do they work?

We’re all different. Your best friend might see immediate results from the Bach® Original Flower Remedies and feel revitalized, whereas someone else might have to wait a bit longer...

What is a Bach® flower remedy?

Bach® Original Flower Remedies is a system of natural medicine for emotional health and balance...

Is there a satisfaction guarantee?

Yes. If you are not satisfied with any genuine Bach® Original Flower Remedies product purchased in the United States, simply return it with receipt for a full refund...