Add two drops of each chosen remedy to a glass of water.
Sip from it as often as you want, but at least four times a day for longer-term issues.
For convenience when taking several remedies at once, add two drops of each chosen remedy to an empty 30ml dropper bottle. Top up with mineral water, adding a teaspoonful of brandy or cider vinegar as a preservative if you wish. From this bottle take four drops at least four times a day. 30ml dropper bottles can be bought ready- to-use from your Bach Original Flower Remedies stockist.
For immediate use you can take the remedies undiluted direct from the stock bottle. Just drip two drops on your tongue, and repeat as necessary.
Dr Bach used alcohol in his preparations, usually brandy, for its preservative properties. It is there to guard against microbial contamination which could otherwise grow in the water-based remedies. The alcohol is not an active ingredient. In the early days when chemists were supplied with mother tinctures to prepare the stock remedies, they used either rectified spirit or pure alcohol. Nora Weeks explained: 'In preparing the stock bottles, including the Rescue Remedy, at Mount Vernon, we use brandy instead of rectified spirit added by the chemists. The brandy, like the rectified spirit, is used only as a preservative and makes no difference whatever to the strength or efficiency of the remedy.'
For some people it can be immediately, for others it might take a little longer depending on the issues being treated. Each case is unique.
Only Bach Original Flower Remedies have the Bach signature on the label.
You can add the remedies to tea, coffee, fizzy drinks etc. They differ to homeopathic remedies in this respect. Hot drinks will cause the alcohol to evaporate but the flower essence will remain in the drink.
Whilst the Bach Original Flower Remedies are considered to be free from side effects, if you notice anything different when using the remedies or experience any additional symptoms please stop taking the remedies and speak to either your doctor or a Registered Bach Flower Practitioner.
There is no difference in potency or speed of effect between taking the four drops from a treatment bottle and taking neat stock remedy. The brandy in the stock bottle will, however, taste stronger and this psychologically may give the impression that the essences are stronger. This isn't the case.
As always, if you are taking prescribed medication it is advisable for you to speak with your doctor before using the Bach Flower Remedies (or other forms of self purchased treatments) and and follow the advice given.
No more than seven should be used. You may feel as if you need more than this, but you should try to pinpoint six or seven at the most. Try to pinpoint how you are feeling at the moment, then match the exact mood you're in with the appropriate remedy. Any past emotions can be treated once you have dealt with the present ones.
When the problem that is being treated has gone. There is no need to continue taking them in case it comes back, nor do you have to wean yourself off the remedies gradually.
You should always consult your doctor/midwife before taking the remedies.
This was an idea suggested in Dr Bach's day, and he did in fact try it but found that it simply didn't work. The simplest and most direct method was the one he recommended - in other words, selection of a few remedies according to the personality and emotional state.
The recommended dosage given (e.g. 4 drops for the Rescue Remedy and 2 drops for the Stock remedies), should be followed at all times - no better effect will be obtained from increasing the recommended dosage.
The standard way of mixing the remedies into a treatment bottle is to put two drops of each selected remedy into an empty 30ml dropper bottle, and then top this up with still mineral water. If you keep this cool - preferably in the fridge - and if you are careful not to let the dropper touch your tongue, then the water will stay fresh for the two to three weeks that the treatment bottle will last. You only need to add alcohol if bottle will not be kept cool - if, say, you intend to carry it about in your pocket all the time. This prevents the water in the bottle from going off. A teaspoon of brandy - about 5mls per 30ml of water - is enough for this purpose. Alternatively you can use cider vinegar or vegetable glycerine.
No. Even the remedies that might appear to be direct opposites (Vervain and Wild Rose, for example, or Vine and Centaury) may occasionally be needed at once by the same person. It all depends on the personality and current emotional states of the person being treated.
If you have experienced alcohol-dependency problems in the past or are intolerant of alcohol it would not be advisable for you to use the Bach Flower remedies as they are supplied in 27% grape alcohol.
Dr Bach originally chose seven groups under which to categorise the 38 Bach Original Flower Remedies. Those who are familiar with any of Dr Bach's work may wonder why these group names have changed. Working very closely with the Bach Centre, Mount Vernon, the groups have been given a more modern title to help those new to the remedies understand them a little better. The groups themselves have not changed. The grouping titles used today are as follows:
|Face your fears
|Know your own mind
|Live the day
||Insufficient Interest in Present Circumstances
|Reach out to others
|Stand your ground
||Oversensitivity to influences and ideas
|Find joy and hope
||Despondency and Despair
|Live and let live
||Overcare for the welfare of others
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* The claims for these products are based on traditional homeopathic practice. They have not been reviewed by the Food and Drug Administration.