Life is full of ups and downs. From teenagers fretting about boys and exams, to mums and dads worrying over finances and the family, we all experience emotional highs and lows. As we get older the influences on our emotions can change. Luckily there is a helping hand which can support us through the down days and allow us to enjoy more of life’s highs.


From the makers of Rescue Remedy®, Bach™ Original Flower Remedies are a system of 38 flower essences which can help us rediscover the positive side of ourselves and lead emotionally healthy lives. They are the original flower essences, produced according to Dr Bach’s traditional methods, which date back over 75 years, and many of the plants used originate from the Bach Centre garden in rural Oxfordshire. Bach Original Flower Remedies are made from natural flower essences and are suitable for all the family.


Which flower essences can help us manage our emotions through the ages?


Kids – With so many new experiences, children often face a constantly changing environment, Walnut can help them adjust to the change. One of the biggest challenges can be starting school. If your child is worried about the first day then Mimulus can help alleviate these worries.


Teenagers – Hormones + tough exams + peer pressure = a potentially difficult time, but it needn’t be. Rescue Remedy® can help to restore inner calm and help to manage daily stresses experienced during adolesence.


Twenties – After college or university, many of life’s big decisions are made in your twenties which can be a daunting prospect. The thought of future planning can leave you with a sense of mental weariness, so try Hornbeam to help stop procrastination. Also try Gentian to help you plough through setbacks and see your task through to the end be it be getting a job or buying a property.


Thirties – Your thirties can often be a time of financial strain, owning your own home and potentially a young family to look after. If you find you hide your problems behind a smile, try Agrimony to open up and increase communication with your friends and family. Or if you feel your worries mean you are taking it out on others, try Beech to help you become more tolerant and less critical.


Forties - The demanding decade, with an increasingly hectic family life and work pressures it may leave you feeling overwhelmed with responsibilities. Allow Elm to help manage your never ending to-do list in a calm and efficient manner. You may also find it is an era when your children fly the nest, Chicory may help in the emotional transition and make letting go of loved ones easier. Red Chestnut, may also help you with feelings of unease about your children’s wellbeing after they have moved out.


Fifties – Empty nest syndrome and the menopause can often contribute to an unsettling period of time. Self-doubt can sometimes leave you feeling isolated from those around you, Larch can help to restore your confidence and Water Violet could help you to open up and connect with people.


Sixties and beyond – It can be tempting to reminisce about days gone by, losing focus on the important things in life. Honeysuckle can help you to focus on the positive aspects of the present without having to compare them to the past. It is also a time when you may have to face the death of loved ones, Star of Bethlehem can help you to deal with the emotional effects of that loss.


Bach Original Flower Remedies cost from £6.65 and are available from Holland & Barrett and most independent pharmacy and health food stores. You can also buy online from or  For more information, visit Always read the label.


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Notes to Editors:

Nelsons is the UK's leading manufacturer of natural healthcare products, with a long-standing commitment to supplying the highest quality natural healthcare products that meet all regulatory and quality standards. Their brands are recognised and sold in over 60 countries worldwide and include Rescue®, Bach™ Original Flower Remedies, Arnicare®, Teetha®, Nelsons® Homeopathy, Spatone® and Nelsons Pure & Clear®. For more information about Nelsons, visit