Here are answers to some frequently asked questions:

What Are Flower Essences?

Flower essences are a form of healing using the frequencies of flowers to alter negative emotional patterns. Trauma, anxiety, depression, self-limiting beliefs and patterns of negative thinking can all be reversed by using Freedom Flowers. Flower essences do not directly impact the body, but by righting the emotional components that contribute to disease, many find relief emotionally and physically. To get a bigger picture view, check our Start Here page.

How Do You Use Flower Essences?

You simply add a few drops to whatever you're drinking. In most drinks, the taste isn't noticeable. In plain water, it's slightly noticeable but most people think it improves the taste of the water. You can also apply them topically if you'd rather not use them internally. A complete usage guide is included with each order, so don't throw out the papers! For more information, see our How to Use Flower Essences: 6 Easy Methods blog post.

How Long Do I Have To Take Flower Essences?

It depends. Small funky moods change quickly, deeper rooted problems take time. You may take an essence for a couple weeks and feel so far past that issue that you can't imagine ever feeling that way, or you may need to process through several essence blends to properly deal with an issue. Although the application or ingestion of flower essences takes effect immediately, you'll probably need to take an essence or blend for three weeks to a month to recognize real sustainable change. A good rule of thumb is one month for every year you've had the problem. It takes time to learn a new habit, and this is what will be happening. You’ll be reversing knee-jerk ways of reacting to negative circumstances and replacing them with positive responses. More info here

How Will I Know it's Working/What Changes Should I Expect?

Unless you are pretty self-aware, it's likely that those around you will notice changes before you do. Some common clues are:

  • New realizations 
  • Pertinent dreams 
  • Changes in the way you look at things 
  • Changes in the way you see yourself 
  • Peacefulness 
  • Positive outlook 
  • Release of accumulated tension
  • The ability to remember a formerly-painful event with a sense of peace and closure

When I Take Certain Essences, I Have This Symptom...

Flower essences do not have physical effects, but because the emotional and physical can be so connected, it's not uncommon to notice stuff going on. Also, it's possible to feel a bit rough emotionally before it gets better. Both of these things are known as a healing crisis. You need to read this

Do you ship to _______ and how much is it?

We can ship to almost any address in the world, however, it is the international buyer's responsibility to know it will make it through customs in their country. We also ship through the post office, so if you don't trust yours, you may want to work with a company called MyUS.  Note that there are restrictions on some products, and we cannot ship some products to international destinations. Shipping outside of the US/UK/Canada is at your risk, meaning we'll give it a try, but we are not replacing missing packages.

How much it costs depends on where you live and how much you order. You can put it in your cart and put your address into checkout to calculate the shipping cost, which is what we will have to do if you ask us. 

In addition to shipping fees, local taxes, duties and customs fees may be charged on receipt of the package. If a package must be abandoned due to exorbitant costs, the customer is liable for the cost of the products. 

Customs arrangements and fees are the responsibility of the customer. We will not mark your package as a gift to avoid extra fees. Being honest allows us to continue shipping to your country.  

Tracking is available on all US packages and most international. (Some countries do not use our tracking codes.) We email you this upon shipping, but if you lose the email, we can get you the tracking information. 

We will not jeopardize our business by committing tax evasion and mail fraud if you ask us to mark your package as a gift or below value to avoid extra fees. Being honest allows us to stay in business.

For more information about shipping see our Shipping and Returns page.

Do You Have a Wholesale or Affiliate Program?

We have both! You can learn all about them and signup here. We require you to be a current customer for either of them.


Are They Essential Oils?

Short answer, no. Flower essences are made using only the flowers of a plant and is a purely energetic form of healing. Essential oils are made from any aromatic part of the plant and are a biochemical form of healing. Flower essences have no scent and are normally ingested; essential oils are usually applied to the skin. For more on the differences between flower essences and essential oils click here.

Are Flower Essences Safe?

Yes! Babies, pets, elderly, pregnant or nursing women, people on medications, and people with allergies can all use flower essences. Energy medicine is the only healing modality with no documented cases of harm!

Are the Essences Organic?

No, they aren’t. But not because they are laden with pesticides or GMOs. Wildcrafted flowers cannot be labeled organic, but they are in essence the most organically grown ingredients we use. It’s tricky for products that contain wildcrafted ingredients to be labeled organic because the standards don’t accommodate real plants in their natural setting.

We also gladly use flowers that are grown organically, but not certified “organic,” because these are grown by me or by people who care. If we were to make sure all ingredients in our products were certified organic, the quality of our products would be compromised. Generally a non-certified ingredient that is grown by a conscious grower who uses organic practices will be of higher quality than a certified ingredient from a large-scale organic grower who checks off the right requirements.

Additionally, because we use water in the essences, it also cannot be labeled organic. Silly right?

How Many Flower Essences Can I Take At Once?

The short answer to this question is 6-7 individual flower essences. A blend already has that many, so only one blend at a time. The longer answer is more nuanced and for those details, click here.

Why Is There Alcohol in These/Can I Get It Without?

Brandy is Freedom Flowers' preservative of choice in our flower essences and used in all our off the shelf products. If you order a Custom Combo, you can request an alcohol-free version made with apple cider vinegar instead at no extra charge, and if you're willing to pay extra because we have to make it to order, you can also get any of the regular essences in a vinegar base here

The amount of alcohol you get from the preservative in a properly administered dosage of essences is extremely small and is safe for children, pets, pregnant/nursing mothers, and even recovering alcoholics. To put it in perspective, in a 1 oz flower essence bottle, 20% of the volume will be alcohol. You need 4 drops for a dosage (so that's less than 1 drop alcohol) and it will be diluted in a glass of water or other choice beverage. How big a glass is up to you. I also doubt you're going to down all that at once.

Plenty of recovering alcoholics are using the brandy-based essences without falling off the wagon. It's up to you to judge your level of healing in the process and what you think is ok for you personally. The amounts are again, really small.

Is This Compatible With My Spirituality?

Essence making is a spiritual process, as is the healing. Here is a blog post with quite a bit of detail on my approach. Highly recommended: Ask your higher power if this is a good thing for you. 

I Placed an Order But Can I Add On, Or Use This Coupon I Forgot I Had?

We definitely can't add more to your order. That would be credit card fraud. We can't apply coupons retroactively either because there are third parties involved. For substitutions or other things, most likely no, but you can ask. Customer service and shipping are not happening in the same place with up to the moment communication, and we ship quickly at times. If customer service and shipping are coordinated, it's because Seneca is doing it ALLLLL and in that case she's grumpy. Save your coupon for next time, or place another order.

Can I Just Talk To You On The Phone?

No. We're in the awkward growth stage where we aren't busy enough to warrant having someone on phone standby for 8 hours a day, and if Seneca takes general customer service calls, she'd never get anything done. Customer service checks in on email and the Facebook group several times a day. 


You can learn a lot from our free mini-course as well as our Facebook group

If you still have questions or need to talk to us, fill out the form below. We're on Mon-Fri from 8 am - 4 pm Pacific time.