Introducing my clients to the magic and healing power of Flower Essences is one of my favorite parts of being a Holistic Life Coach. Getting to the root (no pun intended) of what’s causing your inability to be at ease, your dis-ease, is what I’m all about.

Flower Essences are one of the safest and most effective ways of getting there. So if you’re curious about Flower Essences and think that they might be useful in your own journey (spoiler alert: they are!) then I hope you’ll find the answers you’re looking for in this little introduction to Flower Essences I’ve put together. And if you still have questions then don’t be shy about reaching out to me through the gold button at the end of this article!

What Are Flower Essences?

Flower Essences are a form of energy medicine, or vibrational healing, that works with a plant’s energetic frequency rather than its physical constitution. This can also be referred to as energetic herbalism which uses a plant’s vibrational pattern to influence our own vibrational patterns for physical healing, emotional healing, chakra balancing, a so forth.

In simplest terms, the definition of Flower Essence therapy is a way of working with plants that doesn’t involve ingesting or using the actual plant.

While herbs and oils are phenomenal medicines as well, it’s important to understand that Flower Essences and essential oils are not the same thing. Flower Essences help to shift us on deeper, more subtle layers for profound multilevel healing.

When the subtle parts of our being are no longer holding onto outdated beliefs, the physical manifestation of our life experiences more alignment and ease.

Plant Spirit Medicine

The first thing people tend to assume when they hear me bring up Flower Essences is that they are essential oils. The second most common thing I hear is that they are made of actual plant materials. Both assumptions are false.  I wanted to lay out the main three forms of plant medicines, their differences, and their uses in this very basic outline.

What’s the Origin of Flower Essences?

The history of Flower Essences as we know them today can be credited to Dr. Edward Bach, an English physician who created a line of essences, The Bach Remedies, in 1936. That does not, however, mean that Dr. Bach invented Flower Essences, or that his remedies are the only ones available to us.

Humans have been working with plants in various capacities since the beginning of time and working with their energies or essences is nothing new. From color therapy to solar therapy, crystal healing and sound healing, we’ve been collaboratively creating wholeness with the plethora of support that is all around us in this ancient and wonderful Earth.

How are Flower Essences Made?

Flower Essence making is a highly intuitive process that may differ from practitioner to practitioner, but it typically involves purified water, light from the sun or moon, and live plants.

Flower Essences are made very ceremoniously and in a co-creative way between the maker and the plant. Some essential elements of creating a Flower Essence include receiving permission from the plant, making an offering of some kind, receiving the plant’s wisdom or “medicine” and any special instructions.

Once the plant is done “essence-ing,” the flower water is specially diluted, mixed with a preservative and stored. Traditionally, Flower Essences are stored with alcohol, however, Flower Essences without alcohol are also available and just as potent, although they may not be preserved as long.

Are Flower Essences safe?

Yes, Flower Essences are safe for everyone. Since Flower Essences are made in a ceremonious way involving the vibrational energy of the plant there is no physical part of the plant in the Essence you’re taking. Here’s the answers to the most frequently asked questions about the safety of Flower Essences:

• What are the side effects of using Flower Essences?
There are no side effects of using Flower Essences.
• Do Flower Essences interact with prescription drugs?

No, there are no Flower Essence drug interactions.

• Can Flower Essences cause allergic reactions?

No, Flower Essences do not cause allergic reactions.

• How long do Flower Essences last?

Flower Essences do not expire.

• Can Flower Essences make you sick?

No, Flower Essences will not make you sick.

In a nutshell, Flower Essences are safe for all beings of all ages. It’s even safe to use Flower Essences while breastfeeding. In fact many women find benefits while using Flower Essences during pregnancy!

Are Flower Essences Effective?

How do Flower Essences work?  Why do Flower Essences work? I get asked these questions all the time and the answer may surprise you. The truth is that Flower Essences work on such a subtle level that the mechanism of their effects, the why and the how, remains a mystery.

What I can tell you is this: Flower Essences carry with them an ancient wisdom encoded in the vibrational signature of the plants used to make them. Because of their gentle yet powerful effect on your energy system, you may experience healing benefits on all levels – physical, emotional, mental, and spiritual. The subtle creates the gross after all, and by addressing the subtle aspects of your being (your emotional, mental, and spiritual levels), the physical regenerates in a desired way.

I know from my own experience and my experiences with clients that Flower Essences are highly effective, and Flower Essences really do work. Feel free to read my clients’ Flower Essence testimonials and Flower Essence reviews here.

From J.B.'s testimonial:

“I’m so grateful for this gift of a flower essence reading and magic potion. I’ve been having really deep meditations daily, dealing with so many old hurts and issues, feeling a stronger love for those around me (and myself) and just having more fun!”

From Carole's testimonial:

“If you’ve never tried essences, do yourself a favor and change that! No matter what baggage you’re carrying (consciously and unconsciously) there is a flower that can help you release it. And there are flowers that can help you tap into and enhance the strengths you already possess.”

How to Use Flower Essences:

Typically, a formula of about 4-6 different types will be taken at a dosage of three drops, three times per day, but keep in mind that Flower Essence dosage and how many Flower Essences to take at once will vary slightly from person to person.

Flower essences are stored in dropper bottles that make it easy to take just a few drops into the mouth, right under the tongue. Additionally, Flower Essences can be used in a bath, added to a drink, in a mist, or in personal care products.

While there are no dangers in taking Flower Essences, if you want to get the most out of your Flower Essence experience then you may benefit from the guidance of an experienced Flower Essence practitioner who can help you discover the optimal blend and method for your current needs. Once you have the right blend and method in place you can trust that the plants will intuitively lead you towards what you most need and how to best use their healing properties.

Which Flower Essences Do I Need?

Many different kinds of Flower Essences are used in healing, and every single plant on Earth has a unique offering for us, creating limitless possibilities!  It’s no wonder that deciding what Flower Essences to take and which Flower Essences to use can feel overwhelming. While there’s no “wrong” Flower Essence to take, if it’s not the one you most need and are ready for at that time, the effects may go unnoticed.

Tree essences can provide a sense of safety and support, which is an ideal place to start for most people while stabilizing and grounding the root chakra. Start by simply communicating with Nature on a daily basis, being around trees, and asking for the specific Flower Essences you need to make themselves known to you.

How can I get started with Flower Essences?


Getting support from a Flower Essences practitioner is the ideal way to start to heal with Flower Essences. An objective outsider who has dedicated their life to communicating and collaborating with Nature can offer clear, effective guidance.

Every one of my offerings includes at least one custom blended flower essence formula. Regardless of whether my clients choose to engage with me for a single 2-hour Awakening Session or a 12-week Arrival Experience, it is very important to me that everybody learns to draw upon the loving guidance and eternal support of our magical and ancient Mother Earth.

There’s truth in these words, and if they’re resonating with the truths inside you, the ones deep down that you intuitively know to be true, then I invite you to take the next step by contacting me through the golden button below.

Your connection to Nature is a connection to Self.

Flower essence therapy is just one way of getting in touch with Nature, and since you ARE Nature, that really makes it a connection to Self doesn’t it?

Thank you so much for taking the time to learn about this modality that is so important to me and to my work. I am incredibly passionate about bringing you potent resources.

Believe me, I know that getting started on the path of Holistic Healing can be overwhelming. I invite you to schedule a free, no-obligation 30-minute Core Wound Alchemy Session with me to ask questions and discuss possibilities.

I’m Devon Battaglia, MS, NC, RYT and I am Holistic Life Coach + Catalyst + Intuitive + Writer on a mission to identify and transmute the roots of the shame story that’s running your life so you can live your fullest, most authentic incarnation in accordance with your soul’s sacred purpose. If you feel called to work together, please schedule a complimentary, magical Core Wound Alchemy Session.