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Bach Flower Remedies - How to Use & Choose

Choosing & Using the Bach Flower Remedies  By Crystal Herbs

A Guide to How to Best Use the Bach Flower Remedies

The Bach Flower Remedies are gentle acting remedies that work best on issues at a surface level of awareness Рso how you are thinking and feeling in the moment. There are 38 different Bach Remedies and they are very simple and easy to choose & use and are particularly effective when mixed into combinations.

Choosing Your Bach Flower Remedies

Identifying the Bach Flower Remedies that will be the most beneficial, either for yourself or someone else, is a simple process of self-reflection and observation – how am I thinking and feeling, what emotions do I need help with, what is going on for me?

Bach Flower Remedy Selector

You can use this drop down list to find yourself a Bach Flower Remedy for a specific issue or pattern.

 Select Your Issue 
Being Example to Others
Bottled Up Emotions
Control – Domination
Control – Manipulation
Emergency Situations
Extreme Anguish
Extreme Despair
Fear – For Others
Fear – Of Losing Control
Fear – Terror
Fears – Known
Fears – Unknown
Feeling Overwhelmed
Feeling Unclean
Feeling Ungrounded
Hopelessness/ Despair
Jealousy/ Suspicion
Lack of Concentration
Lack of Confidence
Lack of Direction in Life
Lack of Faith/ Doubt
Living in the Past
Mental Tiredness
Can’t carry on
Nervous/ Shy
Not Trusting in Yourself
Over Active Mind
Over Caring
Over Critical
Over Enthusiastic
Over Talkative
Physical/ mental Tiredness
Pride/ Superiority
Repeating Same Mistakes
Self Expression
Self Punishing
Self Worth
Shock/ Trauma
Strong Minded
Unable to Change
Using all 38 Remedies
Weak Willed


Cerato - Bach Flower Remedies

Agrimony¬†–¬†Smiles hide inner worry

Aspen¬†–¬†Apprehension, unknown fears

Beech¬†–¬†Over critical, intolerant

Centaury¬†–¬†Weak willed, subservient

Cerato¬†–¬†Lack of faith in ones own judgement

Cherry Plum¬†–¬†Fear of losing control, suicidal

Chestnut Bud¬†–¬†Inability to learn ones lessons

Chicory¬†–¬†Possessive, controlling

Clematis¬†–¬†Dreamy, absent minded

Crab Apple¬†–¬†Cleansing – physically & mentally

Elm¬†–¬†Overwhelmed by responsibility

Gentian¬†–¬†Despondency, disappointment, lack of faith

Gorse¬†–¬†Hopelessness, despair


Holly¬†–¬†Anger, Jealousy, Suspicion

Honeysuckle¬†–¬†Living in the past, homesickness

Hornbeam¬†–¬†Mental tiredness, procrastination

Impatiens¬†–¬†Impatience, irritability

Larch¬†–¬†Lack of confidence

Mimulus¬†–¬†Known fears, nervousness

Mustard¬†–¬†Gloom, depression for no apparent reason

Oak¬†–¬†The strengthener

Olive¬†–¬†Physical & metal tiredness, exhaustion

Pine¬†–¬†Feelings of guilt, unworthiness

Red Chestnut¬†–¬†Fear for others

Rock Rose¬†–¬†Extreme fear, nightmares

Rock Water¬†–¬†Self punishment, rigidity

Scleranthus¬†–¬†Indecision, inability to choose, balance

Star of Bethlehem¬†–¬†Shock, Trauma, Accidents

Sweet Chestnut–¬†Extreme anguish, despair

Vervain¬†–¬†Over enthusiasm, perfectionism

Vine¬†–¬†Dominating, need for control over others

Walnut¬†–¬†Change, need for adaptability, protection

Water Violet¬†–¬†Proud, upright people, superiority

White Chestnut¬†–¬†Thoughts buzzing around in head

Wild Oat¬†–¬†Inability to see ones direction

Wild Rose¬†–¬†Apathy, lack of enthusiasm

Willow¬†–¬†Resentment, bitterness

Revival Remedy¬†–¬†Combination for Emergency Situations

What Are You Looking For When You Choose a Remedy?

Remember that no matter what the issue, you are simply looking for the remedies that will help you bring greater balance to how you think and feel.

Dr Edward Bach said: “There is no true healing unless there is a change in outlook, peace of mind, and inner happiness.‚ÄĚ

How Are You Thinking & Feeling?

So, start by looking at how you are reacting to the issue or situation that you would like support with, then review your general reaction to the events and situations of your life, to identify any general trends or patterns in the way that you think and feel. For example, perhaps certain people, situations or events trigger a fearful reaction, or possibly anger, guilt, or a lack of confidence. Some people face the world with feelings of hopelessness, doubt or judgement, while others struggle to find balance in their relationships with those around them.

Selecting the Right Remedies for Yourself

When you have identified the issues that you want help with you can either use our Bach Flower Remedy selector to help you to choose the remedies that will most help, or browse through the list or remedies here or the using the Bach Remedy descriptions in the shop.

Bach Flower Remedy Combinations

While it is perfectly possible to gain benefit from a single Bach Flower Remedy most adults will find that a combination of 7 or 8 remedies will be the most effective way to use these remedies.

You can purchase the individual Bach Remedies that you need and make your own combinations, or buy one of our custom Bach Combinations.

See Essences for Children page to check how many to select for a child.

Crystal Herbs Bach Poster

Using Bach Flower Remedies


Making a Combination

Put 2 drops (4 drops of Revival Remedy combination) from each of the stock bottles that you have selected, into a clean glass dropper bottle containing no more than 30ml of spring or spa water, together with a teaspoon of brandy or cider vinegar as a preservative. Dr Bach called a combination made in this way, a treatment bottle.


For best results we recommend that adults take

READ MORE HERE:  https://www.crystalherbs.com/bach/bach-remedies-choosing.asp

Practicing as a Solitary Wiccan or Pagan by Patti Wigington

Solitary Woman
Many Pagans prefer to practice as solitaries rather than in groups. Astronaut Images/Caiaimage/Getty Images

Many contemporary¬†Wiccans and other Pagans¬†find that rather than joining a group, they prefer practicing as a solitary. The reasons for this as are as varied as those who walk the path ‚Äď some may find that they work better by themselves, while others who wish to¬†join a coven¬†may be limited by geography or family and job obligations.

Covens vs. Solitaries

For some people, it’s hard to make the decision to practice as a solitary. For others, it’s a no-brainer. Both methods have their benefits, and you can always change your mind if you find that one isn’t working for you. Some of the advantages of practicing as a solitary Pagan include setting your own schedule, working at your own pace, and not having to deal with the dynamics of coven relationships. The downside, of course, is that you’re working alone, and at some point, you may find yourself wishing you had someone to tell you where to go and what to do next in order to expand your knowledge.

Regardless, there are a number of things to keep in mind if you‚Äôre considering ‚Äď or have already found your way to ‚Äď a path as a solitary Wiccan or Pagan. Here are five practical tips to help you on your way to successful solitary practice.

    1. Try to¬†establish a daily routine. It’s easy to let your studies go by the wayside if you’re all by yourself, so establishing a daily routine will help you keep on task. Whether your routine includes meditation, reading,¬†ritual work, or whatever, try to do something each day that helps you work towards achieving your spiritual studies.
    2. Write things down. Many people choose to keep¬†a Book of Shadows, or BOS, to chronicle their magical studies. This is important for a variety of reasons. First, it allows you to document what you’ve tried and done, as well as what works and doesn’t work for you. Secondly, by writing down your rituals, prayers, or spellwork, you’re laying the foundation for your tradition. You can go back and repeat things that you find to be useful later one. Finally, it’s important to keep track of what you do magically and spiritually because as people, we evolve. The person you are now is not the same person you were ten years ago, and it’s healthy for us to be able to look back and see where we were, and how far we’ve come.
    1. Get out and meet people. Just because you’ve chosen to practice as a solitary doesn’t mean you should never come into contact with other Pagans or Wiccans. Most metropolitan areas — and a lot of smaller communities — have informal Pagan groups that get together regularly. This offers solitaries a chance to network and chat with each other, without having to form specific organized groups. Take advantage online resources¬†to see what’s in your area. If there’s nothing around you, consider¬†starting a study group¬†of your own for like-minded folks.
    2. Ask questions. Let’s face it, we all need to start somewhere. If you read or hear something and you want to know more about it, ask. If something isn’t clear or contradicts something you’ve already read, ask.¬†Don’t accept everything at face value, and remember that just because one person had a particular experience doesn’t mean that you’ll have an identical experience. Also, keep in mind that just because you read something in a book doesn’t necessarily mean it’s valid — learn to ask whether¬†a resource is worth using or not. Don’t be afraid to be a skeptic sometimes.
  1. Don’t ever stop learning. Ask other people in the Pagan community‚ÄĒeither¬†online or in real life‚ÄĒfor¬†recommendations about books¬†and other resources. If you

READ MORE HERE: https://www.learnreligions.com/practicing-as-a-solitary-pagan-2562542