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No Bull: New Confusion About Essences

Posted by admin on Jun 18, 2011

By Deborah Bier, PhD, Publisher and Co-Editor of Vibration Magazine

Just when we thought we had seen it all — all the many confusions about what vibrational and flowers essences are and are not — we have been proven wrong. We marvel that there are still new ways to think they are something else!

20250582.thbAs all of us who use or make vibrational and flower essences know, they are not essential oils/scented as used in aromatherapy; nor are they flavorings for food, such as vanilla extract.  Now we have to assert that they are also not energy drinks!

We believe this confusion comes from our constant harping on the fact that essences do not contain the physical parts of whatever they’re made from — they only contain energy. Thus the email we received recently.

Hi there,
I am the station manager for xxxx radio.

In the next coming weeks we are doing a feature that explores ‘energy remedies’ and the breakfast presenters will try a variety of remedies, energy drinks etc throughout the week and see how they work.

I wondered whether you had any samples or discounts you could send us in relation to this feature? Promotion for your essences would be both on air and online.

What is the strangest confusion you’ve had to untangle about vibrational and flower essences?  Please note in comments.



I wondered how you constructed your reply in this instant, Deborah.

June 19th, 2011 | 8:53 am

When attempting to explain what a vibrational essence is to a potential regulating agency, the comments were that for lack of better comparisons then it must be holy water if there is nothing measurable in it. Come back when you can prove scientifically that there is something in it that would support repertory descriptions.

June 19th, 2011 | 6:09 pm

Pat, I’ve come to wonder why Holy Water isn’t a good enough description. If it makes regulators happy, it’s more clear to consumers, then perhaps it serves? Mavis, I said that “vibrational energy” is no where in the same class as “energy drinks” and that we were not appropriate for her show. – Deborah

June 19th, 2011 | 6:42 pm

I was at an outdoor reception one time and an elderly woman took a spill because her high heels caught – down she went, to the horror of everyone! I immediately pulled my 5-Flower Formula [Rescue Remedy from my handbag [I am always prepared] and rushed over an put a few drops on her head. She settled amazingly quickly, was able to remain for the party – I understand she told everybody afterwards that after she fell “an angel had come and put HOLY WATER on her head” – I think you have the right term!!

June 19th, 2011 | 9:00 pm

What a marvelous term to use for essences! Holy Water! That makes me think extra hard about Moon Waters.

June 19th, 2011 | 11:16 pm

Perhaps what we need is a professional oraganization to educate the public and promote the therapeutic benefits of vibrational essences/remedies. After years of getting the deer-in-the-headlights look, I would gladly support such a group!

June 20th, 2011 | 7:43 pm

Kimberley, this is exactly what the World Wide Essence Society does, the org that publishes this ezine. What other educational activities would you like to see? I don’t believe we are able to take on more than we do, but let’s get the laundry list out to the world.

June 21st, 2011 | 2:56 am