Production of Dr. Bach flower essences
Production of Dr. Bach Flower Essences is carried out via two methods:
1. With the sun method, the flowers are picked on a warm summer day in full sunshine. They are placed in a glass bowl with fresh spring water, if possible taken from a spring close to where the flower was picked. It is sufficient that the flowers only cover the surface of the water. The bowl is then placed in the sun for two to four hours. According to Dr. Edward Bach, the sun transfers the energy of the flowers into the medium of the water, which becomes "energetically impregnated". After impregnation, the flowers are removed from the solution, and brandy is added for preservation.
The derived solution is stored in a stock bottle. During treatment, the remedy is usually diluted with water.
2. Since not all flowers, shrubs, bushes, and trees bloom at a time of year when there is abundant sunshine, a second method for the preparation of remedies is necessitated, the cooking method. In this method, the flowers and buds are picked the same as in the sun method, then boiled down. The extract is then filtered several times and mixed again with an equal portion of brandy as a preservative. The process is then continued in the same way as the remedies produced with the sun method.