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Bach Flower Therapy

Bach® Original Flower Remedies was founded on the simple idea that ingredients born from nature can be incredibly powerful in supporting our emotional wellbeing, which is key to our overall health.

The Story Of Bach® Original Flower Remedies

The flower remedies were developed in the 1930s by Dr. Edward Bach, a physician and homeopath who believed that the key to overall health was to care for the mind as well as the body. He spent his life exploring the use of flowers and plants as a means to promote emotional wellbeing. 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.

After Dr. Bach’s death, Flower Essences have been successfully used by his followers at The Bach Center in England. In various naturopathic schools in Europe and the USA, Flower Essences found the widest application – along with newly developed emotional and mental evaluation criteria of the patient.

With so much going on around us, it’s easy to feel overwhelmed from time to time. Using Bach® flower remedies, you can balance your emotions and fulfill your potential in a completely natural way.

The Bach Flower Remedies work in harmony with herbs, homeopathy and medications and are safe for everyone, including children, pregnant women, pets, the elderly and even plants.
The effect of taking the remedies is not to suppress negative attitudes but to transform them into positive ones, stimulating one’s own potential for self-healing and freeing the physical system to engage fully in fighting disease and stress.
People do not have to be physically ill to benefit from the remedies. Many of us go through times of difficulty and fatigue when negativity creeps in: at these times the remedies are invaluable in restoring the balance before physical symptoms appear.
The remedies may be taken on their own or in conjunction with medical or other treatments; they will not conflict with any medications. The remedies are completely safe, have no unwanted side effects and are non-addictive. They are gentle in action and can safely be taken by people of all ages from new-born babies to elderly people. They are also beneficial for animals.

Treat the cause, not the effect — Dr. Edward Bach

Bach Flower Therapy Benefits

Bach Flowers Essences can reduce stress, fears and worries in a few ways:

Bach Flower Therapy is:

“Expand your consciousness rather than suppress it with psychotropic drugs – this is the keynote of my method” - Dr. Edward Bach

Bach Flower Remedies Essences

Face Your Fears = FEARS

Know Your Own 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

AGRIMONY – THOSE WHO HIDE WORRIES BEHIND A BRAVE FACE. Distressed by arguments, quarrels and confrontation. Often turn to alcohol, drugs, or comfort eating to help cope.

ASPEN – APPREHENSION FOR NO KNOWN REASON. Sudden fears and anxieties seize these people. Feelings of unexplained anxious anticipation and foreboding dread.

BEECH – CRITICAL AND INTOLERANT OF OTHERS UNABLE AND UNWILLING TO MAKE ALLOWANCES. These people are convinced that they are right and everyone else is wrong. Perfectionists to the extreme.

CENTAURY – WEAK WILLED; EXPLOITED OR IMPOSED UPON. Usually timid, quiet and passive, these people act out of subservience rather than a spirit of willing cooperation.

CERATO – THOSE WHO DOUBT THEIR OWN JUDGEMENT, SEEK CONFIRMATION OF OTHERS. These people may be wise, educated and intuitive yet they constantly seek and follow the advice of others rather than trust themselves.

CHERRY PLUM – UNCONTROLLED, IRRATIONAL THOUGHTS. These people feel they may explode and give way to violent impulses and fits of rage. NOTE: If symptoms are severe, help from a therapist is recommended.

CHESTNUT BUD – REFUSES TO LEARN BY EXPERIENCE – CONTINUALLY REPEATS SAME MISTAKES. These people do their best to forget past difficulties and thus have no solid basis on which to base future decisions.

CHICORY – OVER POSSESSIVE (SELF-CENTERED) CLINGING AND OVER-PROTECTIVE ESPECIALLY OF LOVED ONES. They expect other to conform to their values and are critical and argumentative when they do not. Interfering, talkative, self-pitying easily offended.

CLEMATIS – INATTENTIVE, DREAMY, ABSENT-MINDED, MENTAL ESCAPISM. They like to be alone and avoid confrontation by withdrawing. Lack of interest.

CRAB APPLE – THE “CLEANSER” SELF-DISGUST OR DETESTATION. Ashamed of ailments. Symptoms may include obsessive house cleaning frequent hand washing or obsession with trivialities.

ELM – OVERWHELMED BY RESPONSIBILITY. When people, even those with above average ability, take on too much work while neglecting themselves the results are often temporary depression, exhaustion and loss of self-esteem.

GENTIAN – DESPONDENCY. These people become easily depressed and discouraged when things go wrong or difficulties arise. Easily disheartened by small setbacks.

GORSE – PESSIMISM, DEFEATISM, “OH WHAT’S THE USE!” Very often theses are people suffering from a chronic illness and have been told (or have come to believe) that nothing can be done for them. They have no faith the treatments they are undergoing will work.

HEATHER – TALKATIVE OBSESSED WITH OWN TROUBLES AND EXPERIENCES. They need an audience and dislike being alone but fail to realize they are often avoided because they sap other people’s vitality.

HOLLY – HATRED, ENVY, JEALOUSY, SUSPICION. Unconsciously, these people suffer from insecurity yet project aggression to the world at large. They lack the ability to feel love.

HONEYSUCKLE – LIVING IN THE PAST – NOSTALGIC. Homesickness. They lack the ability to change the present because they are constantly looking at the past, usually out of a sense of fear.

HORNBEAM – ‘MONDAY MORNING’ FEELING – PROCRASTINATION. People who find it difficult to face everyday problems and responsibilities in spite of the fact that they do manage to get things done.

IMPATIENS – IMPATIENCE, IRRITABILITY. Capable and efficient, these people act, think an speak quickly but are frustrated and irritated by slow co-workers and so often wind up working alone.

LARCH – LACK OF SELF-CONFIDENCE, FEELS INFERIOR. Fears failure. They may be secretly aware that they really do have the ability they admire (without envy) in other, yet these people simply won’t try for fear of failing.

MIMULUS – FEAR OF KNOWN THINGS. SHYNESS, TIMIDITY. For people who fear accidents, pain, poverty, public speaking, unemployment, etc. Often artistic and talented, these people can be tongue-tied and unable to speak about their fears.

MUSTARD – ‘DARK CLOUD’ THAT DESCENDS MAKING ONE SADDENED AND LOW FOR NO KNOWN REASON. Although this depression can often lift just as suddenly as it descends, people who suffer from it are truly exposed to the deepest gloom.

OAK – NORMALLY STRONG/COURAGEOUS, BUT NO LONGER ABLE TO STRUGGLE BRAVELY AGAINST ILLNESS AND/OR ADVERSITY. These people are over-achievers with a strong sense of duty. They hide their tiredness because they are afraid to appear weak in front of others.

OLIVE – FATIGUED–DRAINED OF ENERGY. The type of exhaustion that sets in after a prolonged period of strain. Everything becomes a monumental effort. Life lacks zest.

PINE – GUILT COMPLEX – BLAMES SELF EVEN FOR MISTAKES OF OTHERS. Always apologizing. These people feel undeserving and unworthy which in turn destroys the joy of living.

RED CHESTNUT – OBSESSED BY CARE AND CONCERN FOR OTHERS. These people constantly fear the worst, living in dreaded anticipation of some nonspecific but definitely unfortunate thing happening to their loved ones.

ROCK ROSE – SUDDENLY ALARMED, SCARED, AND PANICKY. Often occurs after being in an accident, or narrowly avoiding or witnessing an accident. An acute threat—sickness, natural disaster, etc.—can cause these people to feel frozen and helpless with fear.

ROCK WATER – RIGID MINDED, SELF -DENYING. These people are self-dominating to the point of self-martyrdom. Opinionated and dogmatic, they are much too self-concerned to interfere in or connect with other people lives.

SCLERANTHUS – UNCERTAINTY, INDECISION, VACILLATION. Fluctuating moods. These people often waste time and miss opportunities because their up and down mood swings make them unreliable.

STAR OF BETHLEHEM – FOR ALL THE EFFECTS OF SERIOUS NEWS OR FRIGHT FOLLOWING AN ACCIDENT, ETC. There are those who suffer serious distress and unhappiness under adverse conditions.

SWEET CHESTNUT – UTTER DEJECTION, BLEAK OUTLOOK. For when anguish is so great it seems unbearable and all endurance seems gone.

VERVAIN – OVER-ENTHUSIASM, FANATICAL BELIEFS. These people are strong willed people with strong views, especially about what they consider to be injustice. They are often so enthusiastic that they alienate potential allies.

VINE – DOMINATING, INFLEXIBLE, TYRANNICAL, AUTOCRATIC, AND ARROGANT. Capable, gifted, and ambitious people who use their abilities to bully others. Proud and usually ruthlessly greedy for power.

WALNUT – ASSIST IN ADJUSTMENT TO TRANSITION OR CHANGE, E.G. PUBERTY, MENOPAUSE, DIVORCE, NEW SURROUNDINGS. Also for those with definite ideas but who are occasionally diverted by the strong opinion of others.

WATER VIOLET – PROUD, RESERVED, ENJOYS BEING ALONE. Often gentle and self-reliant, theses people nevertheless can exude a sense of superiority that makes them appear aloof and condescending.

WHITE CHESTNUT – PERSISTENT UNWANTED THOUGHTS. Pre-occupation with some worry or episode. Mental arguments that go around and around and lead to a troubled, depressed mind.

WILD OAT – HELPS DETERMINE ONE’S INTENDED PATH IN LIFE. There are people who have ambitions and talents but wasted those gifts through a lack of direction. They are frustrated because they are aware that life is passing them by.

WILD ROSE – RESIGNATION, APATHY. Whether it’s illness, a monotonous life or poor working conditions, these people do not complain but simply plod unhappily on. Their apathetic behavior assures that their condition will not change and they will miss even the simplest of life’s pleasures.

WILLOW – RESENTMENT, EMBITTERMENT ‘POOR OLD ME!’ These people can start to begrudge other people’s good fortune. Grumbling and irritable they enjoy spreading gloom.

BACH Rescue Remedy

RESCUE REMEDY – For people who find themselves in emergency stress situation. It is the only combination of essences (Cherry Plum, Clematis, Impatiens, Rock Rose, Star of Bethlehem) formulated and recognized by Dr. Bach himself. Rescue Remedy will Comfort/reassure and calm those who have received serious news, sever upset, startling experiences consequently falling into a numbed, bemused state of mind. Rescue Remedy can also be used just before bed to calm a troubled mind or before any stressful situation

RESCUE REMEDY CREAM Travel-size hydrating moisturizer with added shea butter to care for hands, body and face. Gently soothes and moisturizes irritated skin caused by the stresses of every day life


  • Alcohol-free formula
  • Safe, gentle, non-drowsy formula.
  • Plastic bottle.

RESCUE PEARLS, Natural Orange Vanilla Flavor  – Pleasant tasting natural orange vanilla flavored quick-dissolve capsules to help relieve feelings of stress

RESCUE SLEEP Liquid Melts, Natural Orange Vanilla Flavor Pleasant tasting natural melatonin free orange vanilla flavored quick-dissolve capsules to help ease stress and calm busy, repetitive thoughts.Helps support relief of occasional nighttime sleeplessness and stress so busy adults can fall asleep naturally and wake refreshed.

Bach Flower Remedies FAQ

The Bach Flower Remedies is a safe and natural method of healing. They gently restore the balance between mind and body by casting out negative emotions such as fear, worry, hatred and indecision which interfere with the equilibrium of the being as a whole. The Bach Flower Remedies allow peace and happiness to return to the sufferer so that the body is free to heal itself.

The Bach Flower Remedies are made 100% naturally from spring water infused with wild flowers, either by the sun-steeped method or by boiling. The Remedies are hand produced exclusively in England. The Remedies contain 27% grape-based brandy as a preservative. Or the alcohol-free versions are preserved in glycerin made from sunflowers.

Dr. Bach created an emergency combination of Remedies which he called Rescue Remedy. It contains five different Remedies: Star of Bethlehem, Clematis, Impatiens, Cherry Plum, and Rock Rose. Rescue Remedy is worth carrying with you in case of emergencies or everyday stress. Rescue Remedy helps you get through difficult situations or stressful events such as an exam or job interview in a calm and relaxed matter.

Rescue Remedy Cream, contains the same five Remedies as Rescue® Remedy with added Crab Apple. The cream is for external applications such as bruises, diaper rash, sprains, burns, stings, scratches and other skin conditions.

On occasions when you are stressed and your mind is over-active, take a dose or two of Rescue Remedy in the evening before going to sleep. (see also White Chestnut)

Bach Flower Remedies are extremely helpful during pregnancy, when the expecting mother goes through a wide range of emotions. The Bach Flower Remedies restore peace of mind when the mother feels fearful, tired, overwhelmed and impatient and other emotions related to pregnancy. Rescue Remedy and Walnut are very useful during labor.”All medication taken during pregnancy should be at a doctor’s direction”

Children respond very well to the Bach Flower Remedies. The Bach Flower Remedies are extremely helpful for all childhood emotions such as: shyness, tantrums, fear, nightmares and low self-esteem. The Bach Flower Remedies help children reach a balance within them self, so that they can learn from life’s ups and downs.

Our pets also have emotions and the Bach Flower Remedies are very helpful to aid pets overcome difficult times. The Bach Flower Remedies have been very successful in calming hyperactive dogs, fearful cats, trips to the vet, moving, fear of thunder, newly arrived puppies or kittens and many other pet emotions.

It is impossible to overdose with the Bach Flower Remedies, they are 100% natural and safe. You can drink a whole bottle of Remedies and not “overdose.”. However, if you think that “more is better” you are wrong. The Bach Flower Remedies work best over a period of time, taken from the treatment or stock bottle at least 4 times a day.

Nothing is going to happen if you take the wrong Remedies, the Remedy will only work on the energy level that we are having problems with. For example, if you have a “known fear” (MIMULUS should be used) and take ASPEN for “unknown fear”, nothing is going to happen. Your “known fear” will stay and ASPEN will not do anything for you. When you take the wrong Remedy, nothing happens.

On occasions when you are stressed and your mind is over-active, take a dose or two of Rescue Remedy and White Chestnut in the evening before going to sleep.

Yes, the original Rescue Remedy can be used on animals, however if you have a smaller animal, such as birds, rodents or reptiles you may want to use the alcohol free pet version just to be on the safe side.

The Bach Flower Remedies can be stored at room temperature.

The alcohol used to preserve the Bach Flower Remedies and Rescue Remedy is made from grapes and therefore gluten-free.

All bottles are labeled with an expiration date, however, at the Bach Centre in England they still have some of Dr. Bach’s original remedies and they are supposed to work fine after more than 80 years.

You can take them as often as needed.

You can’t overdose with regular use, however do consider the alcohol contend if you plan on drinking several bottles. If you don’t feel any effect after taking the remedies after a few days, you may want to read about the remedy again to make sure you selected the correct remedy.

All the liquid Bach and Rescue Products are gluten-free. The remedies are preserved in grape-based brandy. The alcohol-free remedies are preserved in vegetable glycerin.

It should be fine to bring Bach Flower Remedies and Rescue Remedy on the plane. But check with your travel agent if you have doubts.

The alcohol free Rescue Remedy Kids can be taken the same way as Rescue Remedy, it is just an alcohol free version.