Flower essences are one of the simplest forms of healing there is in terms of dosage. A good standard practice is a simple four drops in whatever you're drinking. In this blog post we'll explore all your options and techniques.
The first thing you should know is that essences are not oils. While you can apply them topically, that is not the usual nor the most effective way to use them. Now that we've cleared that up, let's move on!
Whatever method you choose, you want to be introducing the new frequency to your body's energetic field throughout the day. Most of the time, we want things to work fast, so more times a day would be better, especially in the first few days. Sometimes though, the realizations come too fast and are a bit tough to face. In those rare cases, cutting back can be helpful.
Use Flower Essences In Your Beverage of Choice
Flower essences are most often taken internally. To understand essences, you first have to understand water. Essences are made by imprinting the frequency, or vibration of the flower on water. The water has memory and transmits it to whatever water-based substance it comes in contact with, such as your glass of water, and then the 70% or so water in your body.
It's great to drink water, but there is also water in tea, water in coffee, water in beer, etc. Put a few drops in whatever you've got. Personally, how I use essences is to add 4 drops to all my drinks. This may mean I have a 64 oz water jug with four drops of essences or it may mean a little cup of tea with 4 drops in it. Every time I take a sip, that is one dose. If I make a pitcher of lemonade, I put my drops in the whole thing, so I don't have to think about it later. If someone else drinks out of it that's fine. I end up with lots of pre-dosed drinks hanging around the house, which makes it really easy to take.
The reason I think this is the best method is because it extends the period of time that you keep exposing yourself to that healing vibration. It also connects this new thing to an activity you already do throughout the day. Drinking.
Use Flower Essences Externally
For those who would rather not ingest essences, no problem! Essences can be used externally as well. Essences can be dabbed on pulse points, acupuncture sites, places of tension or injury on the body. They can be added to bath water, or shaken up in the shampoo or liquid soap bottle. If you are wanting to avoid the alcohol that is used as a preservative in essences, external use is a good option. You just have to remember to reapply frequently. For the reason that most people don't apply as often as they sip a drink, I tend to downvote the external use except when doing so is strategic.
For example, I use essences on minor burns and bee stings. (Please get medical help if needed.) Typically I like to use Aftershock or Crisis Care, but have grabbed random bottles that were handy and was surprised how much it settles things down.
Align flower essence is great in the bathwater, with essential oils that help you relax and unwind.
“Crisis Care takes the shock out of shocking situations. I’ve applied it to my scalp to comfort the limbic system, to occipital area to regain alignment and fortitude in my spine (spirit, soul, and body).
I've applied it to swollen ankles and joints, rashes, even nearby surgery incisions. I've of course taken it in liquids, but if I need CC it's urgent and intense, so more frequent and directly-absorbed applications work better than just in beverages.
Recently I had emergency surgery and was sooo frustrated I didn't have any on me or at home. " -RR
Straight Down the Hatch
You can open your mouth and drop some in. If you're in a hurry it works. It doesn't work faster, but if it's less hassle for you in the moment, go for it.
You might think that this would have a stronger effect undiluted, but it's actually a way to scale back on your dosage if you are really sensitive to the point where drinking a spiked glass of water is too much. That is because you're getting it done in one shot vs each sip being a dose.
Overall, this is probably less efficient if you're a regular person who feels flower essences effects subtly. Again, you have to keep repeating the dosage, so sipping a drink makes more sense most of the time.
In Your Essential Oil Diffusers
If you have the type of electric diffuser that you fill with water and add a few drops of essential oil, you can also add a few drops of flower essences. Again, it charges the water with the frequency, which contributes to the moisture in the air that you breathe. I would consider this a supplemental method, rather than a substitute for one of the above. I wouldn't have confidence that you would get all that you need from a little bit of diffusion, but it might make for better atmosphere.
In Your CPAP Machine
You can add a few drops to your jug of distilled water, and you'll be inhaling essences all night long. You can use whatever essence you'd like, but this method is particularly suited to Peaceful Sleep, Dream Drops, 713 Deep Restoration, and Rest Stone. Because you're needing to be careful with your equipment, I would not overdo this. 4 drops in your gallon jug that you fill from is adequate.
In Your Humidifier
Same rules for the CPAP and diffuser apply. Don't ruin your machines by overdoing it. Don't rely on this method exclusively.
How To Use Flower Essences For Pets
Basically all of the above apply. Add essences to their water source, and whatever you're diffusing or adding in a humidifier, they are going to get a bit of that too. You can also add it to wet foods, and apply to less furry parts of their body. You'll stick with the same 4 drop dosage, big or little.
There you have it! Pretty easy huh? People find all kinds of ways to make this hard or complicated. It really isn't. You can't overdose on them, so go ahead and experiment! You get an instruction sheet with reminders of all this when you order from Freedom Flowers, and if you allow us to email you, we send lots of information about how to fine tune your dosage for best results and other stuff.
Ready to get started? Here's a quiz you can take to find out what essence you need. (Hint: It helps to have an issue in mind that you want to resolve before you take the test.)