How I use Australian Bush Flower Essences to promote wellbeing

by Polly N on November 7, 2013

They say there is a natural cure that exists on Planet Earth for every illness or ailment which I believe is true; the trick is finding it (and hoping the big pharmas haven’t got their hands on it yet & converted it into some money-making drug). I also believe that we can look to nature for the majority of solutions to our various problems; emotional, mental or physical.

Recently I discovered Australian Bush Flower Essences (ABFE) which have been a really useful tool in helping me manage my health. The idea behind the essences being that you treat the feeling or emotion that bubbles up so illness doesn’t have a chance to manifest in the body.


What are Australian Bush Flower Essences?

Flower essences are herbal infusions made from the flowering part of the plant, which address emotional and mental aspects of wellness. The first 38 flower remedies were formulated by a British physician, Dr. Edward Bach, in the 1930’s, although new remedies from other plant species are now available.

How do they work?

There are many flower essences in order to treat many different emotional challenges. The first step is to decide which mental and emotional issues are most important for your health and wellbeing.

Based on your choice, you then select the essence or essences which correspond with these issues; it is said that it’s important that the essence matches the true core need, not just a surface problem.

Flower essences are being used around the world by people who are learning how to treat their own conditions naturally. Holistic practitioners also often use these essences to induce clarity, communication, connection, peace and joy amongst their clients.


I have been using chemical-free skincare for over 3 years now and without a doubt, I enjoy using ABFE as much if not more than my other products, just for the pure feeling of slathering love-induced products on my skin. I tend to switch it up most days and spoil myself with various essences from the Morning Citrus Dynamis fash wash serum to the Essence Moisturiser Body Love System to the Divine Citrus Body Lotion Love System.

I particularly like the ‘skin & space mists’ as they’re easy to use and you can pretty much take them anywhere with you. So for example, if you’re suffering with a bit of anxiety or any panicked feeling, I would reach for the the calm & clear space mist. The essences come with a very clear and concise description of what should be taken when and which essence matches which emotion. (While I use the guide to work out what to use, I also like to just tune into my intuition to see what comes up there.)


The business, founded, and run, by Ian White BSc, ND, BM, a fifth generation Australian herbalist, is based in New South Wales, Australia.

Australia is home to the world’s oldest and widest range of healing flowers which, along with its relatively low pollution levels, makes it a rich source of natural healing products.

Ian grew up in the Australian bush where, as a young boy, his grandmother, like her mother before, used Australian plants and often would take him bush walking. From his grandmother, Ian learned much about the many healing plants and flowers, developing a profound respect for nature. From here, Ian went on to become a practitioner and a researcher of the rare remedial qualities of Australian native plants.


Have you ever used ABFE or would you like to know more?

Check out the essences here:

Australian Bush Flower Essences  




Thanks to Australian Bush Flower Essences, we are giving away TEN LOVE SYSTEM Sampler Packs complete with 11 essences from the Lovesystem range and a Skin &Space mist.

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To enter:

1. Click here to Like our facebook page

2. Tell me in the comments below why you would like to win this prize.

3. Tell in the comments below what part of Australia ABFE is located in.


Winners will be announced in our newsletter on Friday 15th November. Make sure you’re on the list here.


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{ 32 comments… read them below or add one }

Jilly November 7, 2013 at 12:33 pm

APFE is located in New South Wales.
I’d love to win this prize as I’m fairly new to the world of self-healing & am enthusiastic to learn/try as much as possible.
Love-induced products sound amazing! <3


Stacey Allen November 7, 2013 at 12:40 pm

I would love to start using chemical-free skin care as our skin is the largest organ of our bodies therefore we need to really look after it and expose it to positive, natural solutions. ABFE is located in New South Wales.


Olivia Gauch November 7, 2013 at 12:56 pm

I would like to win this prize as anything that is recommended by Polly is well worth having!
ABFE is located in New South Wales, Australia


Dominique November 7, 2013 at 1:10 pm

I’ve only used Bach rescue remedy for my teething children and for myself during pregnancy and I would love to learn more about other flower essences and corporate them into my daily wellness living.


Dominique November 7, 2013 at 1:35 pm



Dominique November 7, 2013 at 1:12 pm

ABFE is based in New South Wales:)


Carly jennings November 7, 2013 at 1:39 pm

Located in New South Wales

Hi polly,
I would really love to try these. It’s the second time they have come up on my radar recently after also reading an article by the founder. I believe 3 is a lucky number so maybe the 3rd time I will lucky enough to try them out :-)
I love the ethos and the ethics of this company and I love the concept of natural healing. I am going through some health challenges and whilst I wholeheartedly follow and adore a natural approach, I have had to accept taking some medication at the moment too. This is ok. I believe the remedies would be the perfect accompaniment especially as I’m feeling a little anxious and overwhelmed with it all.
I’d be truly delighted and honoured to try these products.
Thanks Polly
Love Carly xx


Kaz November 7, 2013 at 2:28 pm

1. Click here to Like our facebook page. Done!
2. Tell me in the comments below why you would like to win this prize.
I would like to win this prize to help me out with my emotions, living on your own and studying needs focus! I would very much like to try ABFE, please pick me!

3. Tell in the comments below what part of Australia ABFE is located in.
Terrey Hills New South Wales


Adam P. November 7, 2013 at 2:56 pm

I´ve never heard about anything like this. I guess because it´s used preferably by women. My advice – if it´s really helping it´s great you are using it. Take care.


Stacey Allen November 7, 2013 at 3:02 pm

I would love to start using chemical-free skin care! Our skin is our largest organ and we need to ensure we look after it by not putting chemicals on it and to expose it to positive, natural remidies. Trying ABFE’s would be the perfect start to this step! ABFE is located in New South Wales, Australia.


Mel November 7, 2013 at 3:35 pm

I recently made the scary decision to follow my passions and create a business for myself based on my passions, however as it becomes real I’m starting to get stressed about will it work or not? Will I make enough? Even though I know the universe is behind me, I could do with some love to release the stress.

And its based in New South Wales.


Carol Burgess November 7, 2013 at 4:17 pm

They are in New Sth Wales,.
I would love to win this as I have read interesting reports about their uses especially with the rescue remedies for children of Chernobyl , have considered training as a practioner to use these products, would love to try the new skin care range and mists x


Jess November 7, 2013 at 5:08 pm

I have used the bach flower essences before and found them so effective – would love to try these ones!
Located in New South Wales


Sandra Hennessey November 8, 2013 at 12:19 am

ABFE is located in New South Wales. I have enjoyed using natural products for the last five years. Although I have tried aromatherapy essences, these extracts from Australia are new to me.


Corrina November 8, 2013 at 8:14 am

I am currently looking at different ways to heal myself and have been loving your blogs! I have used the Bach Remedies before and love them. Good luck everyone :)

ABFE is located in New South Wales.


Jane November 8, 2013 at 4:37 pm

Hi Polly,
I’ve been trying to eliminate chemicals and toxins from my skincare, food and home for the past year and have just been reading about flower essences – you’re always one step ahead with the things I want to try next! I decided to live a more natural lifestyle after years of health issues, and am truly feeling better all the time. Love your Facebook updates, recipes and affirmations ( all amazingly inspiring) and these products sound wonderful.
PS It’s New South Wales!
Jane x


jen fechter November 8, 2013 at 5:23 pm

i would like to win the ABFE love system because to live life from your heart and with great love is really the only (and best) way to approach and live this one beautiful life that we have been given…
ABFE is based in New South Wales, Australia


Alex November 8, 2013 at 6:05 pm


I would love to win this as I like to source new ways of being health, green and happy!
They are based in New South Wales, Australia


Theresa Bond November 8, 2013 at 8:17 pm

ABFE is located in New South Wales, Australia.
My comment is similar to Olivia, anything recommended by yourself is well worth a try as products in the past I have tried after discovering them on your blog have been fabulous.


Emma November 8, 2013 at 8:48 pm

Hi Polly. Located in New South Wales, Australia.

I would love to try the Australian Bush Flower Essences as I have had good success with Bach flower remedies in the past. And everything I’ve tried that you’ve recommended has made a difference to me so I expect these would, too. Chia seeds, green juices, squalane oil.. you have helped me make some great improvements to my wellbeing!

Emma x


Helena B. November 9, 2013 at 5:10 am

I would love to win this sample in order to bring restore peace& calm in my life, and to inspire my creativity which I have lately been to stressed out to express.
ABFE is based in New South Wales, Australia.


Jeannie ashford November 9, 2013 at 8:30 am

Based in New South Wales

I would like to win this as I have a hospital review coming up and always become more than a little anxious. I think Polly’s recommendations are always good ones and you can’t get too much of a good thing! :)

Jeanne x


Lili November 9, 2013 at 3:35 pm

Hi Polly, I would love to win this prize because I have tried Bach flower essence in the past and it worked so well. I only tried one and would love the opportunity to try some more and experiment with them. I have just recently went back to the workplace after being away for a long while and they could come in handy to keep me relaxed and confident.



Bragan November 9, 2013 at 3:56 pm

ABFE is based in New South Wales, Australia! :)
I would love to win these products because I have been wanting to try flower essences for such a long time! They are so beautiful! <3

If I live in the U.S. can I still enter?


Lucy November 9, 2013 at 3:57 pm

Hi Polly

I would love to win an essences’ kit as anything to help keep me grounded over the next couple of years – with a busy workload plus studying for a post-graduate exam, staying healthy mentally and physically has to be a top priority. Hopefully Australian Bush Flower Essences can be a useful aid on this part of my journey!

Oh, and they are based in New South Wales.

Fingers crossed!



Charlie November 9, 2013 at 6:19 pm

Answer: New South Wales

I would love to win as I have only recently woken up to the healing qualities & health benefits of flower remedies. This is only just the beginning of a new way of life for me; I started this journey 12 months ago and the impact it has had on mine, and my familes health is just incredabile. I am always open to anything that can increase our well being, and these flower remedies look like just the thing I need, especially with the sudden change of season. To try this would be awesome.


Hayley Shuttleworth November 9, 2013 at 8:55 pm

Hi Polly,

Since being diagnosed a second time with cervical cancer I have come across you’re website & Facebook page & can honestly say you have been an inspiration to me!

I’m currently having weekly treatments & it’s making me feel like poo so in desperate need of cheering up with these amazing products.

Love Hayley x


Orla November 11, 2013 at 12:15 am

Hi Polly,
I seem to keep pulling the ‘Flower Power’ card from my magical messages from the fairies deck, which reads “Spend time with flowers and flower essences to increase your healing power”. And what better way to do so than with these beautiful Australian bush flower essences!
Located in NSW!
Thanks so much,
Orla x


Lydia Moore November 14, 2013 at 5:21 pm

My daughter has told me a lot of good things about flower essences but I have not been able to purchase any yet. This would give me the opportunity to give it a try!!! ABFE is located in New South Wales. Thanks!


Eliza November 14, 2013 at 9:10 pm

I’d really love to win one of these packs!
I have been suffering from depression for 10 years now. A healthy diet, affirmations and mediation has helped a lot already! I hope that the healing flower essences may contribute in the healing process as well!
You are a great inspration Polly! xx Eliza
(ABFE is located in New South Wales, Australia)


Andrea November 15, 2013 at 6:59 pm

ABFE is located in New South Wales, Australia.

I’d love to win because I’ve been chemical-free for 7 years after having had a serious illness and the eco/well-being/natural/healthy path can be a hard one at times, but so very worth it – after all, it’s the very essence* of healthy living.

*Ouch. Sorry for the cheesy pun :-)


Jackie Jones November 16, 2013 at 7:29 am

ABFE and located in New South Wales, Australia. A beautiful part of the world. I would love to win and experience using these Flower Essences. I have used the Bach remedies frequently over the last 20 years and find them so easy to use and they are so fast acting on the emotions. However I have not used the Australian Bush products and would consider myself truly grateful to be chosen to receive this sampler. I love the things you do Polly, your emails never fail to inspire and uplift me. Jackie J


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