Cultivate Curiosity: Flower Power Isn't Just For The 70s

Artist: Mustashrik

Artist: Mustashrik

If there is one thing that Mother Nature has taught us over the years it is that there is a great deal of strength that can come from her. Whether that's a destructive hurricane or an intricate snowflake, the power and vitality is always represented. This concept is demonstrated in even nature's most delicate specimens, flowers.

Dr. Edward Bach, over 80 years ago, realized the power within flowers and began to research how they can aid us in our everyday ailments and stresses. It was through this research that Bach began creating flower essence. Bach began to attribute different flowers to aid different issues. A few examples of this idea is how wild oat can be used when you are at a crossroads in life and don't know which way to go or holly can help when you have angry thoughts like jealousy or revenge.  

Bach gave us the system of 38 flower and plant based essence. There are two main methods for creating the essence, the traditional sun method and the boiling method. The sun method, my personal favorite, is when you take a clear glass or bowl of water, filling it with your flower or plant of choice, and allowing it to sit in the sun, uncovered, for at least 3 hours. Once your different essences are created you can combine them to suit your specific needs. You can find more information on Edwards Bach's 38 flower system here

Disease of the body itself is nothing but the result of the disharmony between soul and mind. Remove the disharmony, and we regain harmony between soul and mind, and the body is once more perfect in all its parts.
— Edward Bach