F.A.Q’s on Flower Essence Use
How are Essences Used?
Flower essences and gem essences are usually diluted down from the original
that was obtained from bottling the original energized water (see
question on how essences are made). The dilution is usually a two-step
process, from mother tincture to “stock”, and then from
stock to treatment bottle.
For an explanation of “stock” and “mother tincture”,
refer to the F.A.Q. section on technical terms.
Essences can be taken singly, ie. one specific essence (from one
flower or gem), or they can be mixed together into a single treatment
bottle containing anything up to a dozen or more essences.
Essences are usually taken orally, as drops in the mouth,
a few drops at a time.
They can be mixed with food or drink.... this is a handy method for young
children, and for animals.
They can be taken other ways..... for example the healing energy is
absorbed through the skin, so they can be added to massage oil,
or used in the bath.
If the issue being treated is a sudden, acute, occurrence, for example a
sudden trauma, a single dose may be sufficient, or a few doses
spread out over
the course of a day or so.
For deeper, longer-standing issues (ie. chronic issues), an
of treatment is needed. A “typical” course of treatment would
be four times
daily for between ten and fifteen days, followed by a pause of a week or
and then a re-assessment to decide whether more treatment is needed.
What happens in a consultation with an
Every essence practitioner has their own way of working, they are all
individuals. However, a “typical” consultation would include a discussion
about the issues, and a diagnosis as to which essences are appropriate.
For details of how to have a consultation with an essence
practitioner who uses the New Millennium Essences, please refer to our
Methods of diagnosis vary. Sometimes, from the discussion, some “obvious”
essences appear. Most practitioners use some form of intuitive testing,
for example muscle testing, or dowsing with a pendulum.
Once a decision has been reached as to what are the appropriate essences,
practitioner dispenses the essences in a treatment bottle, usually in a dropper
bottle of around 25 ml (approx one ounce) size. A few drops from the
practitioner’s “stock” bottles of each essence needed is added into a
of pure water with (optionally) a little brandy added as a preservative.
A few drops from this treatment bottle are taken, several times per day.
can be taken straight into the mouth (being careful not to touch the dropper
against anything, especially the mouth, tongue or skin, as this introduces
bacteria into the solution).
Or, the drops can be added to a drink, or to food (a good method of
treating children and animals).
While it is true that the “best” way of experiencing essences is in a
personal face-to-face consultation, this is not always practical for everyone.
Fortunately, it is possible for most essence practitioners to work at a distance, with
the bottle of essences being sent through the mail.
For information on having a personally-customised bottle of the
New Millennium Essences made up by an essence practitioner for you,
and mailed to you, please refer to our
What about just walking onto a shop
and buying a bottle ?
Yes, some essence manufacturers market “standard mixes” of essences
for specific health-related issues. However, until now, these
type mixtures were of limited effectiveness, because every individual
different and often the “standard mix” does not quite “hit the
With the availability of the New Millennium
this has all changed.
As well as the individual component essences being more powerful
(with a “deeper” and “wider” energy) than earlier
generations of essences, the “Everyday Helpers” also take advantage of new ways of
formulating the essences into a combined mix.
It is now possible to pack a lot
more individual essences into one bottle, meaning that these essence mixture products hit a
much wider “target” than other essence mixes.
The New Millennium
are available now. The range of Everyday Helpers
includes mixes for tiredness/fatigue/insomnia, acute illness, women's health
(eg. pms, menopause symptoms, etc), children's issues, stress, depression
grief, giving up smoking, addiction (alcohol and drugs), emotional healing,
coping with change, giving birth, massage (for adding to the massage oil),
animal health, and, of course, our
Everyday Emergency product, which is our
very powerful rescue trauma mix similar to the Bach Flower “Rescue
Remedy”(™). See trademark statement below.
: “Rescue Remedy”(™) is a registered Trade Mark of the Bach
Flower Company. Our “Everyday Emergency” product has no
connection with the
Bach Flower Company, nor is it endorsed in any way by the Bach Flower
These two products are totally different, and in no way are we saying or
implying that our
“Everyday Emergency” product is the same product as the original
Are there more “advanced” ways of using essences?
Until now, there was basically just one way of using essences.....
Put one or more essences into a bottle, and take a few drops several times a
However, recent research has changed that, and there are now a number of ways
to use essences in a more powerful, synergistic way, and our ongoing research is discovering
new methods. For example, see our
Whats New page, and also our pages on our new range of powerful products
that combine our flower essences with high quality
aromatherapy essential oils.
For details of some of these new ways of working, look at the
on essences (under the “Information” Menu).