How to Use BACH® Essences

A system of essences providing a personalised, holistic approach

BACH® ORIGINAL FLOWER REMEDIES are 38 essences derived from flowers and plants. Rediscover your inner sense of peace and balance your emotions.

The complete system of 38 essences capture the positive potential of the plants they’re from, and each essence corresponds to a specific emotion. The essences come in handy, portable dropper bottles — be sure to look out for the original Bach signature on the label.

The essences are easy and gentle to use and can be tailored to your own needs and preferences. You can use them individually, or create your own personal blend using up to seven. Explore different ways of taking your BACH® ORIGINAL FLOWER REMEDIES to find the right method for your lifestyle.


Using a single essence: Adults: Add 2 drops in water and sip at intervals throughout the day or as directed by a healthcare practitioner.

Using multiple essences: Combine up to 7 essences to make your personal blend. Fill a clean 30 mL bottle ¾ full of spring water. Add 2 drops of each essence to the water. Take 4 drops of your blend a minimum of 4 times a day.

A teaspoon of cider vinegar or brandy may be added to the essence as a preservative.

Ready-to-use 30 mL BACH® mixing bottles are available for purchase separately, wherever BACH® ORIGINAL FLOWER REMEDIES are sold.

Popular BACH® Essences

Not sure where to start? How about trying one of our most popular flower essences:

  • Larch, for Confidence
    Be confident in your abilities; feel a sense of determination with a balanced sense of self-esteem. The positive potential of Larch is the ability to approach different situations with confidence and determination.
  • Elm, for Support
    Don’t get overwhelmed, put your problems into perspective and take on only what you feel you can cope with. The positive potential of Elm is self-assurance and keeping perspective.
  • White Chestnut, for Tranquillity
    Don’t let those repetitive thoughts get in the way. The positive potential of White Chestnut is peace of mind.


You can use our Essence Chooser to find the right mix of essences for you, or browse the full range of BACH® essences.

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