My love of flowers began at a young age. I had my first flower garden plot in my early elementary school years. It was in the shade and I grew angel wing begonias. I will never forget a second grade class project where we planted daffodil bulbs in a pot and brought them to flowering–magical! I discovered flower essences a few years back and have been making my own and trying prepared ones for my health and well-being ever since.
Making Your Own Flower Essences:
There are many different approaches to this which you can research. Here’s one that is close to my process.
More Info on Flower Essences:
Flower Essence Therapy: Nature Remedies by Phylameana lila Desy, About.com Guide
Advanced Bach Flower Therapy: A Scientific Approach to Diagnosis and Treatment by Gotz Blome, M.D., c. 1992 (first in English, 1999) Written by a doctor in Germany, this has become one of my most used sources for self-treatment with flower essences. It lists 200 clinically proven combinations of Bach Flower essences for treating specific emotional states.
Bach Flower Remedies: A Comprehensive Guide to 38 Essences that Heal (for beginners) by David Vennells, c. 2001
Healingherbs: Flower Essences of Dr. Edward Bach by Patricia Kaminski and Richard Katz for Flower Essence Services with excerpts from writings of Julian Barnard. This is a small booklet that has lots of photos and descriptions of each of the Bach flower essences. It provides concise summaries of the positive qualities and patterns of imbalance for each Bach remedy. What is really remarkable is that the Flower Essence Services provides this booklet free of charge, all you have to do is request it when you make an order.
The Bach Remedies Repertory by F.J. Wheeler, MRCS, LRCP, c. 2004. This is a handy small paperback that is helpful in choosing the right Bach flower essence for various emotional states.
The Encyclopedia of Bach Flower Therapy by Mechthild Scheffer c. 2001 This is a large and colorful volume that includes energy pictures of the different flowers. She provides empowering statements that inspire affirmation creation. There is much to explore here and I go back to this book often.
The New Encyclopedia of Flower Remedies: The definitive practical guide to all flower remedies, their making and uses by Clare G. Harvey c. 2007