Many of us have heard of Flower Essences such as Dr Bach’s Rescue Remedy to help us and our animals at stressful times.  Julie Bowman of Lotus Holistic Essences was invited to inspire us with some tips for flower essences to help on Firework Night and New Years Eve.

Julie told us that her own combinations of Helping Hands, Five Flower and Animal Support are all useful essences to hold in your emergency kit. These can be put into an animal’s food, stroked through their fur, put into their water or sprayed on bedding.

Julie recommends giving them at least 3 times a day during stressful periods such as house moves or the arrival of a new animal or baby. In acute moments of stress such as a noisy firework display, she suggests putting it onto a healthy treat and to keep repeating until the animal settles.  The great thing about essences is that they are very safe and have no side effects.

Essences such as Helping Hands will help with the stress, fear and the aftermath of fear.  Julie donated a box full of Helping Hands to the Grenfell Tower therapy clinics and they were found to benefit a great number of the witnesses and survivors, so she knows it works well!

Helping Hands combination includes:

  • Christmas Cacti Sun for high stress.  This reconnects the system and helps when dealing with unpleasant experiences. It realigns the Chakra system.
  • Kerria Japonica is for scattered energy. It brings peace and stillness allowing the energies to run through.
  • Inipi moss grounds and gets you rooted. It helps to re-establish normal rhythms.
  • White Rambling Rose will sooth when emotions are running amok and you are left feeling raw.
  • Rhododendron is for when you feel weakened or dis-empowered.

Julie has been using essences since 1984 and has produced her own since 2004.  She has worked as a therapist since 1993 and enjoys working extensively with people and animals. She knows that flower essences are effective with animals as many pet owners return for repeat prescriptions.  You can contact her to have your own tailor-made essences.


Julie Bowman of Lotus Holistic Essences

Julie has been using essences since 1984 and has produced her own since 2004.  She has worked as a therapist since 1993 and enjoys working extensively with people and animals. She knows that flower essences are effective with animals as many pet owners return for repeat prescriptions.  You can contact her to have your own tailor-made essences.

Find out more about Julie’s essences and her book on them here 


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