Flower Essences
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Flower Essences

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Many of us are familiar with the concept of homeopathy and even crystal healing, but what exactly are flower essences? Also called flowers’ water or elixirs, these preparations contain flowers or the freshly-pressed liquid from them. While it may sound too good to be true at first, there are many benefits that come from taking flower essences on a regular basis.

Benefits of Having Flower Essences

A flower essence is an extract of flowers that has been diluted in water or alcohol. The flower essence is a vibrational match to the emotional, mental, physical, and spiritual needs of a person. When taken internally, a flower essence can help heal emotional wounds by bringing to the surface suppressed emotions that need healing. These suppressed emotions can be related to trauma or abuse, but can also stem from other events in life. These are safe for children as well as adults because they work on all levels of the human system – body, mind, and spirit – without having any adverse side effects or toxicity. 

Flower essences can also help to heal mental wounds. They are created using not only flowers but grasses, trees, shrubs, and vines as well. Some have energetic effects on people that stem from their connection to plants that grow in a certain area or climate. For example, rose essence is connected to roses found in England, while hawthorn essence has an energetic connection with fruit-bearing plants found in China. The specific type of flower that is used in creating each essential oil creates an energetic imprint related to it as well.

Essential Flower Remedies

There are many different types of flower remedies that can be used to heal a variety of physical wounds. The most common flower essences typically used for physical healing are lavender, rose, and chamomile. These three flowers have properties that help with healing from cuts, burns, abrasions, bruises, and wounds from surgery or injury. There are also other flowers that can help with more specific injuries such as oak for joint pain or red spider lily for trauma.

  1. Flower Essences for Mental Healing 

In addition to their healing powers on the body, flower essences can also be beneficial in treating mental wounds such as depression and anxiety. Although it is hard to pinpoint an exact reason why this is the case, many people who take flower remedies say they experience relief from their mental state shortly after taking them. 

  1. Flower Essences for Emotional Healing 

Flower essences can also help with emotional healing as they work on your mind, body, and spirit. Sometimes emotions or mental wounds lead to physical symptoms such as headaches or stomach aches that flower remedies can heal.

  1. Flower Essences for Physical Healing

When you are not feeling physically well, some essential flower remedies that you can use to help heal your body include white chestnut, blue lotus, red spider lily, oak, and meadowsweet.


The healing process is an integral part of the human experience. It can be a painful, but often rewarding, process. Flower essences can help heal emotional and mental wounds that may have developed over time, as well as physical wounds that are more immediately apparent.

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