Flower essences and how to use them

Flower essences, as you may already know, offer a variety of benefits. Different oils contain different properties and, by understanding these properties, it will help you put each of them to good use. Flower essences are not only natural, but they also smell lovely! When you receive a bunch of fresh flowers, we tend to notice the scent along with their vibrant beauty. These smells have a soothing or energizing effect and essential oils work in much the same way but on a more concentrated level.

For direct administration

Use straight from the bottle

  • Use up to 4 drops under your tongue or mix with water
  • Use 4 times a day

Mix with water

  • Add 4 drops of flower essence to a ¾ cup of water
  • Sip the mixture throughout the day
  • Cover the glass when not drinking
  • Make a new glass every 1 – 3 days
  • Stir every time before drinking

In a dosage bottle

  • Use a dropper bottle (30ml) and fill it to ¼ with brandy (this acts as a preservative)
  • Add water until almost full
  • Add 2 – 4 drops of each essence
  • Shake well
  • Place 4 drops under your tongue or in water
  • Use 4 times a day
  • This mixture should last for up to 4 weeks.
  • Clean the bottle thoroughly before mixing a new batch
  • Always shake well before use

In a spray bottle

  • Fill a spray bottle to the 1/8 or ¼ mark with brandy
  • Add water until almost full
  • Add 4 drops of each essence for every 25ml of liquid (water and brandy)
  • Shake well to mix and shake well before use.
  • Spray in the room as needed.

In your bath

  • Fill your tub with hot water (as hot as you like it)
  • Add 20 drops of essential oil(s) to the water
  • Mix the water for approximately 1 minutes (in a figure eight motion)
  • Enjoy a soak for about 20 minutes
  • Pat your skin dry. Do NOT scrub or rub!
  • Go straight to bed or relax in your Pjs to continue enjoying the soothing effects of the oils.

Topical approach

  • Mix up to 10 drops of essence with 30g of cream or lotion or other oil (baby oil)
  • Use every day on its own or in conjunction with oral use.
  • Some oils can be applied directly without being diluted but it’s important to understand the possible adverse reactions.

Flower essences can be used in so many different ways. Before use, it’s best to check with your doctor first. Even natural products can have adverse effects.