FAQ

How do I use flower essences? It’s really easy. 4 drops, 3-4 times a day. You can put it down your throat, in a glass of water, in any drink. You can spray them around you in the air – some come with sprayers – you can add them to lotions and apply to your body.

All essences are preserved with vodka. ‘But others use brandy!’ Yeah, I don’t like the taste of brandy. I really don’t. To me, vodka is cleaner than a multitude of items added to brandy. Personal preference.

Can I use more than one essence at a time? You can, you just need to stagger when you are taking them. It’s best to take the main essence 2-3 times during the day and the other one, just before bed.

All essences at Doors To Joy are combinations. It might look like one is a single plant, however every bottle that leaves here has the M&M blend in it. Moringa and Myrtle. The Lord told me to put that in every bottle that leaves here. When I asked why, He said, “Because everyone needs more love. Everyone needs to be open to receiving love.”

How do I choose which flower essence to use? You can do it by seeing which color attracts you. You can choose by reading the descriptions and see which one fits your emotional issue. Or you may choose to get a custom consultation for a donation of $75. If you’re just getting started, choose your most basic and obvious priorities.

How Long Does It Take To Work? It can take anywhere from 3 days to 2 weeks before you start feeling or seeing a difference. Flower essences work through resonance. If you are using them for fleeting emotional issues, you may not notice anything.

How long does a 1 oz bottle last? A one-ounce (30 ml) dosage bottle is generally used at the rate of four drops, four times daily, and lasts about one month. This is a typical cycle for emotional change. It is recommended that you use an essence for at least this period of time to fully experience its impact. The remedies often have a subtle beginning, which gradually becomes more obvious. However, a month is only a general suggestion; many people use flower essences for longer or shorter periods of time than this, with good results. An essence or combination should be discontinued when you feel you have completely absorbed or consciously recognized the benefits you intended to receive.

What If My Condition Is Really Serious? If you have a serious mental or emotional condition, or a known physical medical problem, you should seek the care or advice of a qualified health practitioner. Many health practitioners now include the flower essences in their health programs, or work with other practitioners who do.

How Will I Know If They Are Working? Unlike chemical drugs which suppress symptoms, flower essences are catalysts for emotional change and work by stimulating awareness. Many people report general but discernible differences with essences. They may feel they can think more clearly, they may feel calmer or better able to cope. However, in order to note really specific changes with flower essences you will need some way of objectively observing your emotional and mental states. You may wish to keep a journal, discuss your issues regularly with a friend or counselor, or take note of your dreams and other inner events. Sometimes it is the comments of others close to us which first alerts us to changes taking place.

Becoming aware of inner changes may take some practice. With physical experiences, we know how to focus our awareness on a problem or pain. For example, the pain is not just in my arm, but mostly in my hand, but only the left hand. It’s worse in rainy weather than dry. In a similar way, we can learn to be more precisely aware of our emotions and thoughts by a conscious program of self-observation and reflection.

Are there any harmful side effects?

Flower essences contain only minute traces of actual physical substance; they are primarily vibrational in nature. This means they are non-toxic and have no direct impact upon the body’s biochemistry, as do many pharmaceutical and psychoactive drugs. Therefore, there is no such thing as an overdose from flower essences.

At the same time, it is possible to have discomforting experiences with flower essences. They sometimes stir up disturbing emotions and there may be initial resistance to this awareness, which can cause inner conflict. This is not an aggravation or side effect, but part of the therapeutic process which can lead to greater health and awareness. However, a poorly chosen selection of essences may be experienced as chaotic rather than healing.

It is also possible to have physical reactions when taking the flower essences, such as fatigue, headaches, or a temporary rash. These experiences are the body’s way of responding to the emotional awakening elicited by the flower essences and usually pass within a day or so. If a person feels that the emotional or physical response to the essences is too strong, the dosage frequency can be decreased or a new essence combination tried.

What about allergies? What about the alcohol? Flower essences have been used successfully by many persons who are alcohol sensitive or in recovery from alcoholism. By adding two drops of each essence to a glass of water, there will only be a negligible amount of alcohol in the water (less than one hundredth of one percent). You can also mix up a dosage bottle using cider vinegar or vegetable glycerin as a preservative, rather than brandy. The flower essences are also very beneficial when applied topically from the stock bottle in a variety of non-oral ways, including misting around the body, direct application to pulse points or energy centers on the body, mixed in creams, or added to baths.

If you are allergic to alcohol or think the above result of the alcohol would be too much, vinegar can be used. There will be a charge to custom make a blend in vinegar and can only be done if the flower or plant is in season.

Can I take flower essences if I am on medication? Can I get off my meds with them? Because the essences are a vibrational therapy and their impact is not from direct physical or chemical intervention in our bodies, they can be used in conjunction with other therapies, including prescribed medications for both physical and emotional ailments. Many people taking psychiatric drugs are able to taper down or gradually eliminate their medications by using flower essences. It is important for anyone taking prescribed medications to have their condition professionally monitored and not to attempt to discontinue medication without medical supervision. Flower essences are most effective when used in conjunction with counseling therapies.

I think flower essences are witchcraft! How can you say you are a Christian and do this? You know, I used to think that too. In fact, I wrote a book on it. You can purchase the book thru that link. It took Jesus telling me to ‘use and sell flower essences’, to get me out of the dark ages. I can assure you. I am a spirit-filled follower of the Lord Jesus.