How to use the Bach Flower Remedies
The Bach Flower Remedies are simple and easy to use.
Remember that you are choosing remedies to help you with the issues that you can see need working on within you. Each of the 38 Bach Flower Remedies has its own unique focus on a particular thought, feeling or emotion, so see which ones feel most right to you. You can find a description of each remedy, or use the self help selector here:-
Using the Bach Flower Remedies
Making a Combination of Remedies
Put two drops (four drops of Revival Remedy combination) from each of the stock bottles that you have selected, into a clean glass dropper bottle containing no more than 30ml of spring or spa water, together with a teaspoon of brandy or cider vinegar as a preservative. Dr Bach called a combination made in this way, a treatment bottle.
For best results we recommend that adults take 4 drops from a treatment bottle 8 x a day for chronic states. For very acute states take 4 drops every 30-60 minutes, reverting to the normal dosage when more balance has returned. For information on using the Bach Remedies with children or babies, please see here
Take your chosen combination of Bach Flower Remedies for two - four weeks before reviewing how you feel. After this time you may find that you need to change some of your original choices or that you need to continue with the same ones for longer.
Working in this way over a period of six months or so you will find that there has been a subtle but definite shift in your response to the situations and events of your life.
Alternative ways of using the Bach Remedies
Put two drops from the stock bottles of each chosen remedy into a small glass of water and sip at regular intervals throughout the day. For ease of use, drops of stock remedy could also be added to everyday drinks like tea or included in bottles of water or juice taken to work or school. Bach Flower Remedies could also be taken directly from the stock bottle if preferred, although it is not the most economical way of using them.
Using the Revival Remedy combination
In emergency situations or where there is much fear, panic or shock take 4 drops on the tongue directly from the stock bottle, repeating often until feeling stabilised and calm. For more long-term use, Revival Remedy can also be included in a treatment bottle by adding 4 drops of the stock remedy. This is then counted as one remedy in the total to be included in the bottle.
Who Can Use Bach Flower Remedies
Bach Remedies can be taken by everyone* - children, babies' animals and plants included - safely and without fear of side effects, overdosing or addiction. While they are not intended to replace medical treatment where necessary, they can be used in conjunction with, and as a complement to any other form of treatment.
*Please note that Bach Flower Remedies are preserved in brandy, so please be cautious if you have issues around the use of alcohol.