It's simple and economical to make your own remedies from fresh flowers. You just might have a whole apothecary right outside your door!
Now that you have your flower remedy, here are some answers about how to use it:
Flower remedies can be taken “neat” in the mouth, or put in water; they can also be put in bath water or on our skin. You can even just carry your bottle in your pocket. For pets, you can put the remedy directly in the mouth, on the inside flap of the ear; or you can put in their water bowl, or on treats or food.
You can take a single remedy or a formula of several in one bottle. There is no rule about the maximum number of remedies but the guideline is 6 or 7 remedies. More than that won’t do any harm but they may confuse the “message” the flowers are sending to your body. A practitioner like myself will use their judgement and create a formula for you based on the most important issues you are dealing with, using the remedies they feel are the best fit for you.
They can be used short-term for dealing with difficult situations or emergencies, or long-term for deep-rooted issues or life changes.
Most people find they feel less stressed, more optimistic, and feel more clarity. Some can make some major changes in their lives after taking their remedy long-term. Often they sleep better and have more energy.
I have seen some truly remarkable results: “Brenda”, who seemed to have the perfect life, masked her unhappiness with a cheerful veneer. Once she started taking her remedy, she uncovered her true feelings and found the courage to end her toxic marriage of many years, much to her surprise and everyone else’s. “George” who never thought he would be in a happy relationship again, resolved his feelings of loneliness and isolation and fell in love. Over the years, I have used flower remedies to help get over breakups, exhaustion, grief, all kinds of transitions and changes and every other mental/emotional bump in the road.
Yes. That is one of the many wonderful things about flower remedies. They don’t interfere with pharmaceuticals, herbs or other remedies. The only possible exception I know of is with homeopathy. Some homeopaths prefer not to mix the two modalities because they are very similar and it can be difficult to discern which remedy is working.
There are no side-effects to flower remedies. Occasionally you can experience emotions that have been suppressed or denied, or mild physical manifestations of those emotions such as tension or stiffness. This is a natural part of the healing process as emotions get cleared out of the body.