Saturday, October 23, 2010
If you're sensitive to alcohol
This week a question came up about the alcohol in Bach Flower Essences.
If you read the site, you’ll see that the flower essences on the Feel Bach! site are preserved in spring water and Brandy. While other flower essence distributors use grape alcohol, we use the same formula that Dr. Bach perfected all those years ago.
The amount of brandy compared to the spring water is miniscule – 1 to 360 – or less than three tenths of one percent.
But still, although there is not enough alcohol to do harm to infants, the ill, or the elderly, you can taste the brandy in this formula.
So if you’re sensitive to alcohol, or if you’re buying for someone who is, go to http://feelbach.com/qto.asp to build a personal formula. Then, in the last step, write “alcohol-free” in the comment area.
If you own the set of Bach Flower essences and are making a formula for someone, use only 2 drops of each essence in the 20 or 30 ml bottle, and fill with spring water – omitting the brandy entirely.
Without the preservative, you'll need new formula more often, but if alcohol sensitivity is a real problem, it will be worth it.