My life at the moment is quite possibly the most hectic it’s ever been, what with juggling work along side various never ending mum duties and keeping the house relatively hygienic, it’s a wonder my head hasn’t grown to triple the size with the amount of stuff it has to remember. And don’t get me wrong, I’m not expecting a medal for it, I know full well that most of us are in exactly the same boat and we cope; we struggle on like robots mindlessly automated to perform certain tasks, at certain times of the day so that life can continue to operate as normal. I’m the first to admit that I’m a control freak, so in some strange slightly sadistic way I thrive off of the adrenaline and pressure that my busy lifestyle gives me and I’m pretty certain I’d feel as if I had in some way failed if I couldn’t keep in control of what I presume is expected of me. However, every once in a while it all gets a bit too much and things slowly start to bubble up until the pressure is just too great and Mount Becky erupts!
A couple of weeks ago I met up with the lovely Amy Murphy Watts from Natures Wish and she kindly gave me some of her Peace flower essences and oil to try. Now I’m going to be completely honest here, I’m not usually someone who buys into this herbal hippie lark, but I do like to give things the benefit of my doubt and for the purpose of open mindedness, my future wellbeing and well, for you lovely lot, I was willing to give it a try.
Amy is a trained Bach flower practitioner and through her extensive learning and experience she now makes all her own flower essences. She places a lot of love, care and hard work into what she does and considers flower essences to hold a key part in helping to rebalance our own vibrational energy. Each of her combination essences have a particular purpose and she felt that Peace would be good for me as it helps the user find peace with themselves when they may be feeling overwhelmed or under attack from what life is throwing at them. Amy describes Peace as essential –
“for protection of oneself and our aura. For when feeling blocked in thought. Use as an aid to help connect to our higher self.”
Peace flower essence is made up of a combination of:
This flower helps with data overload and frazzled brains by gathering thoughts and information together in a much clearer, calmer way. It is particular good for students, as it helps focus the mind when studying.
As the name would suggest, this flowers essence helps break down inhibitions and self doubt and helps the user connect with their spiritual side. Perfect as an ingredient in peace, Angel’s Trumpet promotes inner peace, balance and calm and is a truly beautiful essence.
This essence is for all those people who like a routine; who don’t like change, yep that’s me in a, pardon the pun, nutshell! Particularly useful for any for major life changes, such as puberty, pregnancy, divorce, moving home/school, changing job, bereavement etc.
It all sounds pretty spectacular right, and if it does what it says on the tin, well then hey let’s get cracking!
Amy recommended taking 2-3 drops of Peace under the tongue 3-4 times a day or as and when I felt out of control or overwhelmed. The essences are combined with brandy to help stabilise them and this of course means that it tastes of it too, which did feel slightly strange, particularly first thing in the morning; it made me feel super rebellious on the school run I can tell you! But we’re talking minor quantities so you can get rid of the idea that you’re feeling great because you’re drunk! If you’re not keen on the taste, it can be dropped into any drink and dilutes down so you’ll barely notice a difference to the taste.
After a couple of days, I decided to take stock and reflect on how I’d been feeling and I must admit, looking back, things had been running a lot more smoothly. I still had a ridiculous amount of stuff to do, come on miracles don’t happen that easily, but I felt calmer and had adopted a kind of c’est la vie attitude. I realised that I’d been far less bothered by the kids constant bickering than I usually would have been, and I didn’t feel so swamped with work; the workload was still there but I didn’t feel so stressed about having to get it ALL done right that second. Trust me I am not normally so whimsical, but in truth I felt like some new age hippie; totally laid back, capable of everything and no longer sweating the small stuff. It had bizarrely given me some perspective on things, a bit of clarity and well…some peace!
I used the oil alongside taking the essence drops; as a bath oil, a massage oil (great for tired runners legs, particularly if you experience cramps) and also as a hair oil to help smooth down my flyaway locks (seriously my hair hates this British winter drizzle!). When I used it in the bath after a particularly long and cold run one Sunday morning, it totally blissed me out, to the point where I felt as though I could have fallen asleep at various different points throughout the rest of the day – note to self, next time use before going to bed of an evening!
So would I recommend using flower essences?
Yes, yes I genuinely would and I can hand on heart say that when I knew I’d be reviewing them I was slightly nervous about how and what I could say about them, considering my slight scepticism. But I needn’t have worried, because the product delivers what it promises to deliver and perhaps highlighted to me more than ever that sometimes I should have just a little bit more faith…but that’s a whole different flower essence 😉
If you would like more information about the range of flower essences available from Natures Wish you can find everything you need, as well as details about how to buy, from the Natures Wish website.