The Bach Top 10
Thanks to the incredible generosity of the Astrotwins and Sarah Olin (please check these awesome women out), there has been a lot of new traffic coming to Seed to Blossom lately and I’m thrilled! More traffic means more people learning about the power of Bach flowers.
My mission is to spread the magic of Bach flowers to as many people as possible; to bring these 38 little beauties out of the ‘woo woo’ and into the mainstream. The time has come for Bach flowers to step into the spotlight, and I am committed to escorting them there in any way I can.
Because there are so many new readers this week, I thought I’d share some basics about Bach flowers. There tends to be a lot of confusion surrounding flower essences, so hopefully this will clear some things up for both newcomers and those who have some experience with the flowers.
Based on the questions I get asked most frequently, coupled with the Google searches that most often lead people to my website, I have put together the following informal list of the Top 10 Things People Want to Know About Bach Flowers.
1. Bach flowers are an all natural, gentle and non-toxic form of stress relief.
2. The entire system is comprised of 38 different flower essences, plus Dr. Bach’s emergency formula called Rescue Remedy. The essences are odorless, liquid tinctures that are to be taken orally.
3. The Bach flower system was discovered by London physician named Dr. Edward Bach and has been around for over 75 years.
4. Bach flowers are not used treat physical illness or medical conditions. Bach flowers relieve mental and emotional stress by restoring balance between the mind and the body. They remove negative emotions by enhancing our existing positive qualities. Bach flowers treat the person, not the disease.
5. Bach flowers are safe for use on anyone including pregnant and nursing women, children, the elderly, pets and plants.
6. They will not interact with any medications (traditional or complementary), and they do not have any side effects.
7. You cannot overdose on Bach flowers or build up a tolerance to them. There is no withdrawal when you stop taking them.
8. Bach flowers are often confused with essential oils, but the two are not the same. Essential oils, as the name suggests, are oils derived from different plants or flowers. They are generally recognized by their fragrance and are most often used topically (although some can be ingested). Bach flower essences, on the other hand, are literally made up of the “essence” or energy of the flower. There is no actual part of the plant present in the essences and they do not have a taste or fragrance.
9. Bach flowers can be purchased at local health food stores or at major healthier food chains such as Whole Foods. Rescue Remedy can additionally be purchased at CVS.
10. Bach can be pronounced Bach or Batch.
Did that clear things up? Create more confusion?