Essences are a great way to heal your pets emotional problems. Animals typically respond more quickly to the right essence being administered than people do, since they don't have as many hang-ups and social conditioning. Many behavioral problems have an emotional root to them, and essences are a great way to get at those, so that healing along with proper training can alleviate many issues.
Crisis Care is an excellent essence to have in your purse, your car, your first aid kit, because stuff happens. Accidents, tragedies, crimes and traumatizing situations all call for Crisis Care. It can help a person stay calm and think...
For pets that have anxiety or phobias. Especially intended for fireworks and thunderstorm season.
Dill for hypersensitivity to loud noises, smells and atmospheric pressure
Yellow Monkey Flower for timidity and fearfulness,
For multi-pet households, especially involving different species. Helps everyone stay calm and get along. Especially indicated when a new pet is joining the clan.
Plantain flower essence helps the grumpy, temperamental animal that...
Aggression in animals can have many different causes. It's important to rule out injury or illness, as pain or brain or thyroid disorders can cause a pet to lash out. Fear is a major cause of aggression, even when a pet does not appear to be...
Anti-Separation Anxiety Flower Essence
Star of Bethlehem
Handling Separation Anxiety
Separation anxiety refers to a condition whereby a dog who is...
Ideal for rescue animals, pet shop purchases, or any that you're not sure of their history.
Sweet Cherry is an all around good negative emotions cleanser, it unravels anger, fear and hostility and is a good essence for family connection.
Recovery is great support and strengthening during illness. Contains flower essences of Self-Heal, Apple, Teasel, Moonbeam Coreopsis and Elder.
Recovery Flower Essence will help your pet:
Have a sense of hope and reassurance
Great essence to help your pet adapt to new family, home or other changes. Contains flower essences of Sweet Pea, Solomon's Seal, Japanese Knotweed, Bull Thistle, Black Currant and Dill.
New Home Flower Essence will:
Instill a sense of home and...
Helps pets that don't get enough time in nature to stay happy and healthy. Not a substitute for outside time, but will help.
All of our essences are made with brandy as the...
Very helpful during the training stages. Helps them with memory and staying on task.
Comfrey flower essence is helpful for memory issues, especially in cases of past trauma. It's helpful for recall when doing repetitive training exercises...
You can do 4 drops in the water bowl as your basic method. It's fine if animals other than the one you mean it for have some too. If you feed a wet food, a few drops mixed into that is good too. Because some pets tend to stop eating and drinking when they are upset, or in crisis situations where you need to administer essences immediately, you can massage a few drops around their ears, especially the inner tips where you can get to skin (never use the dropper to drop directly into ear, drop on your fingers and pet) or on their feet where they might lick it off. One of my dogs would lick drops off a spoon. My current dog is more picky. Whatever method you choose, they will need to be dosed several times a day, just like people. If your pet drinks out of the water bowl often, you've got it made. If they use toilets, ponds or other alternative sources, you'll have to stay on top of dosing a little more.
What's a Good Flower Essence For a Rescue Dog?
In general we recommend the Trauma-Free blend, especially if you're not sure of their history. It's well rounded for the types of trauma that are common to stray or abused dogs.
How Do I Determine Flower Essence Dosage for Different Sized Pets?
You don't. Flower essences work on an energetic level rather than a biochemical one. You won't be able to "overdose" a small animal. You just need an adequate amount of essence to charge the water source and/or the water in their bodies depending on how you're giving it to them. We recommend you stick with the 4 drop plan, though there's no need to be exact.
Are All Flower Essences Safe For All Animals Or Are There Contraindications I Should Know About?
Yes, they are completely safe for all species. Unlike essential oils where you have to do your homework, essences are fine to use.
Can I Use Any of the Essences for People On My Pet?
Sure! What we have in the pet department is more specific to common animal problems, but you can absolutely use a "people" essence for your pet, or vice versa if the essence addresses the issue better.
How Do I Give Essences to Horses?
A dropperful in the water trough works just fine. You'll need to stir a bit to get it dispersed. You can also create a mister bottle of a few drops of essences and the rest of the volume spring water. This will need to be refrigerated (might be too cold on horsie noses) or dumped and made fresh every couple of days.
How Do I Give Flower Essences to Birds?
You can put the usual 4 drops of essence in their water supply, or add essences to a small amount of water, dunk a treat and offer to your bird. Many birds love the mister bottle technique. A small spray bottle with 4 drops of essences and the rest of the volume spring water misted on them several times a day works fine. This water will need to be dumped and started fresh every few days because it will have insufficient preservative. If you have one of those essential oil diffusers that has a water tank, you can also use it without oils and just diffuse flower essences in the water near the bird cage.
Is It More Beneficial To Put it Straight In Their Mouth?
In some cases it can be. If your pet is in panic mode, that is a way to get essences into them right now. In a more general sense, no. Having it in the water bowl is a way for them to naturally take it throughout the day rather than you forgetting to dose them every couple of hours. Water doesn't dilute the essence, it extends it. See this post for a greater understanding of how dosage works.
Is the Alcohol in Essences Bad For Pets?
The amount of alcohol in a dose is inconsequential and we generally recommend you dilute it in water, which they are not going to drink all at once. We offer a vinegar option on any of our essences, but we don't recommend it if you'd like to get it down your pet. Brandy is the superior preservative, has a fairly neutral energy signature, and tastes good in plain water. Still, some animals are picky, and if you are uncomfortable with giving them less than a drop of alcohol per dose, I would recommend you use them externally on pets. For a little more perspective on brandy, click here.
Do I Need to Tell My Vet I'm Using Flower Essences?
If you're supplementing flower essences to help a condition that you're medicating your pet for also, then you may need have the talk because as the flower essences work, your pet may become over-medicated, and your vet will need to assess that and work with you to step the medication down. If your pet is being seen for something different, you don't have to. Flower essences are not going to interact with any medication the vet will give you, so if you'd rather not have the "woo woo" conversation, you'll be fine.