There is no true healing unless there is a change in outlook, peace of mind and inner happiness.”
Dr. Edward Bach

What are Flower Essences?

Flowers delight us with their beautiful colours and wonderful scents but did you know that flowers have also healing powers?

Flower Essences are a time-tested healing system that has been around for over 85 years and that enjoys a reputation for being both highly effective and very safe to use. I’m sure you have spotted them in your local health food store. Do you know, those small amber dropper bottles alongside the vitamins and herbal supplements aisle? Or maybe you have tried the 5 Flower Formula also known as Rescue Remedy.

These gentle floral infusions, made by floating wild flowers in a bowl full of spring water in bright sunlight, are, above all, remedies for the emotions. They have been used to reduce stress, bring about a more positive approach to life and improve mental, emotional and spiritual well-being. Upsets and trauma, fear, tension, lack of confidence, worry, discouragement, are just a few examples of situations where Flower Essences can be used.

Flower Essences are powerful tools for transformation and self-empowerment able to address and shift negative mental and emotional patterns and attitudes in an incredibly effective yet gentle way. They also bring more self-awareness and insight into our lives by helping us realise how stress, trauma and mental and emotional patterns and attitudes are affecting our health, happiness and well-being.

Each flower essence has its one personality, so to speak, carrying a specific healing property. For instance, Larch addresses lack of self-confidence, Bleeding Heart broken-heartedness and Hibiscus issues around feminine sexuality.

Flower Essences mirror the restorative effects we experience when we spend time in nature. The essences influence us through their inherent energy rather than through their physical or chemical composition. Flower Essences are “nature in a bottle”, an easy and effective way to bring the much-needed revitalizing energies of mother earth into our artificial city lives.

Don’t confuse Flower Essences with aromatherapy or herbal remedies. Flower Essences do not have any perfume nor do they contain any physical trace of the original flower or plant they were made from. They are non-toxic, suitable for the whole family, including babies, children, the elderly and pets, and compatible with any other form of treatment.

Flower Essences are not a substitute for proper medical care.

My Practice

In my practice, I specialize in preparing bespoke Flower Essence blends for my clients. Each formula is unique. Figuring out the right combination, the length of the treatment and monitoring progress is crucial to achieve longlasting results and healing at a deep level.

My (precious) collection includes hundreds of essences made by leading and well established producers from all over the world such as: Bach Healing Herbs, FES, Alaskan Essences, Perelandra, Spirit-in-Nature, Petites, Flower Essences of Australia, Living Essences, Bailey Flower essences.

History of Flower Essences and Dr Bach

Remedies made from flowers have been part of traditional healing methods of many cultures across the world. However, the father of modern Flower Essences was an extraordinary man, visionary and healer named Dr. Edward Bach.

Dr. Bach was a physician, surgeon, homeopath, pathologist, bacteriologist and immunologist, born in England in 1886. He realized, after careful observation of his patients, that mental and emotional attitudes, moods and personality traits played a key role in physical illness. He was persuaded that nature could provide a simpler and gentler way of treating disease and relieving human suffering. So, one by one, up to his death in 1936, he developed what today are known as the 38 Bach Flower Remedies (view their properties here Description of the 38 Bach Flower Remedies). In the last 3 decades, the Flower Essences have literally “flourished”, and are made and used across all 5 continents.

Don’t confuse Flower Essences with aromatherapy; their effect is closer to homeopathy. Flower Essences do not have any perfume nor do they contain any physical trace of the original flower or plant they were made from. They are non-toxic, safe for the whole family (including the elderly, children and pets), easy to use and compatible with any other form of treatment.
Flower Essences are not a substitute for proper medical care.

Iris Flower Essence promotes creativity


“I had the great fortune to have a flower essence treatment with Flor Taboada at a time when I faced a huge mix of emotions: I was grieving the loss of a loved one and feeling insecure. The treatment really helped me with significant moments of grief, making me feel stronger for the decisions I had to take. I felt more confident to do things that had scared me before, like tackling narrow precipitous mountain roads in my car. I have no words to adequately capture how grateful I feel for the help from flower essences.”  Liliana R. Yoga Teacher

Flower Essences Benefits

Among others, Flower Essences have been used to promote:

A positive approach to life
Decision making
Focus
 Concentration

Balance in times of change
Mental clarity
Patience
Vitality

Healing from trauma
Self-confidence & courage
The release of old patterns of behavior 

Comfort & Healing during times of loss
Self-awareness
 Relaxation

My Training 

My passion for  Flower Essences started in the early 90s and  have been using them on myself and others since then. Over the years, I have trained with leading Flower Essence producers and teachers. I completed my 2 year professional training in the UK under the guidance of Flower Essence expert and author Clare G. Harvey. I hold a Diploma in International Flower Remedies and Gem essences as well as an ITEC Diploma in Anatomy and Physiology. As an Advanced Practitioner member of the British Flower and Vibrational Essence Association (BFVEA) and The Confederation of Registered Essence Practitioners (COREP), I abide by a Code of Ethics and Practice.