The Bach Flower Essences were developed by Dr Edward Bach a Harley Street doctor and well known Physician, Bacteriologist, Homeopath and Researcher. He believed that attitude of mind plays a vital role in maintaining health and recovering from illness.
He identified 38 basic negative states of mind and created a plant or flower based remedy for each one.
After leaving London in 1930, Dr Bach explored the countryside in search of the essences for several years. In 1934 he decided to settle down and create a centre for his work, and chose Mount Vernon, a small cottage in Sotwell, Oxfordshire.
He spent the last years of his life at Mount Vernon and it was here that he completed his research.
Nowadays, Mount Vernon is better known as The Bach Centre, and the present custodians continue to prepare the mother tinctures (first process in making the essences), often using the same locations that Dr Bach identified in the 1930's.
Only the Bach signature guarantees that you receive the original Bach Flower Essences, prepared as they have been since Dr. Bach's time with tinctures made exclusively by the Bach Centre at Mount Vernon.
Choosing Flower Essences
Flower Essence Services has made Patricia Kaminski's "Choosing Flower Essences" available as a downloadable Adobe Acrobat file which you can print out and and make your own assessments.
This questionnaire is meant to be a tool for healing and self-discovery. It is not meant to replace other methods of professional diagnosis for medical or psychiatric conditions, nor is it meant as a substitute for human-based counseling and other healing relationships. This guide contains profound, leading questions that convey deeper insight about each essence and its possible benefit. However you choose to use this resource, we hope that it may be a positive aid for you in learning the language of the flowers and in experiencing the incredible benefits of flower essence therapy.