The essences were developed more than 80 years ago by Dr. Edward Bach, a noted physician and homeopath, who believed that the key to good health was by emotional harmony. By 1936 he identified 38 flower essences, each one derived from a different wild flower, plant or tree, and each corresponding to a specific emotion.
Dr. Bach categorised the 38 essences in seven groupings. They are based on emotions. We have modernised the names to help make it easier:
|COLOR||MODERN EMOTIONAL GROUP||TRADITIONAL EMOTIONAL GROUP|
Face Your Fears
Know Your Mind
Live the Day
Insufficient interest in present circumstances
Reach Out to Others
Stand Your Ground
Oversensitivity to influences and ideas
Find Joy & Hope
Despondency and despair
Live & Let Live
Overcare for the welfare of others
Dr. Bach believed the complete system, which capture the positive potential of the plants they’re created from, offered a holistic approach to achieving emotional balance. The system is designed so that the essences can be tailored to meet each person’s individual needs; so that they can be taken individually, or in combination. You can explore which mix of essences is right for you using our Essence Chooser.
Bach® is the only maker authorized by The Bach Centre to use Dr. Bach’s signature, and the only flower essences sourced directly from his home in Mount Vernon.