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Aspen – Bach Flower Remedies

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Aspen Flower Remedy – Feeling Safe

Aspen is one of the 38 Bach Flower Remedies. Discovered by Dr Edward Bach in the 1930’s the Bach Flower Remedies are simple, natural and gentle acting remedies which help you to balance your thought and emotions. They have an understandably enduring appeal and are still the most popular and well known flower essences around the world today.

Aspen helps those who experience anxiety for which there appears to be no logical reason

What Does Aspen Do?

Aspen helps those who experience anxiety for which there appears to be no logical reason. This can take the form of vague but potent apprehension of some unknown future event or an uneasy ‘spooked out’ feeling in the dark or in strange places. The creepy, shivery feeling that is sometimes described as ‘someone just walked over my grave’ expresses the Aspen fear of the spirit / psychic realms very well.

10ml and 25ml Aspen Bach Flower Remedies

Shaking, trembling, or vague fluttering feelings in the tummy together with coldness, paleness & nightmares are all indications of the need for Aspen.

Dr Bach’s description of Aspen

"Vague unknown fears, for which there can be given no explanation, no reason. Yet the patient may be terrified of something terrible going to happen, he knows not what. These vague unexplainable fears may haunt by night or day. Sufferers often are afraid to tell their trouble to others."

From The Twelve Healers & Other Remedies – By Dr Edward Bach ( 1936 edition )

Uses & Indications for Aspen:

  • Creepy, eerie fears of something unknown just around the corner.
  • Psychically open to other dimensions and picks up negative energies from the collective.
  • Apprehension for no logical reason.
  • Sensitive to atmosphere can’t filter out lower astral energies e.g. ghosts, haunted houses.
  • Easily spooked, jump out of your skin as though ‘someone just walked over my grave’.
  • Shaking, trembling, fluttery tummy, coldness, paleness & nightmares.

Benefits of taking Aspen:

  • Feels at ease with spiritual and psychic phenomena.
  • Goes to new situations and places without picking up negative energies.
  • Transmutes lower psychic energies.
  • Able to meditate and sleep without fears of the unknown.

Dr. Bach’s Seven Main Groups

Dr. Bach divided his 38 Bach Flower Remedies into seven different personality groups; each group representing the differing ways a particular thought pattern or emotion could be seen and experienced in the personality.

Aspen is in Dr Bach’s – Fear Group

Fear is possibly the most common human emotion and affects most of us in some way or another. The five remedies in this group represent the different ways that fear can influence our behaviour. The Fear group remedies are: Aspen, Cherry Plum, Mimulus, Red Chestnut, Rock Rose

The Aspen flowers - catkins on a stem.

The Aspen Flower

The Latin Name for Aspen is: Populus Tremula

Aspen is a beautiful and slender tree with a canopy of shimmering leaves. It can grow up to 25 metres tall and the bark is often pitted with diamond-shaped pores. The male catkins and the smaller female catkins appear in March or April before the tree starts to flower.

"Trembling, fluttering and shimmering in the slightest breeze. The rippling leaves of this beautiful tree give it its name: quaking aspen". Woodland Trust

Making the Aspen Remedy

Aspen was one of the second nineteen remedies that Dr. Bach discovered. He first made it in 1935 around Sotwell in Oxfordshire and prepared it using the boiling method of potentisation. The discovery of these second nineteen remedies was done over a six month period and was different to the first nineteen in that for a few days before he discovered the remedy he suffered actuely from the state of mind for which that particular remedy was required.

How To Use Aspen

Our Bach Flower Remedies are stock level Essences which can be diluted into a treatment bottle as suggested by Dr Bach or used directly from stock if preferred. A treatment bottle can contain one single essence or a combination of up to eight different essences.

Making a Treatment Combination

Making a Bach Flower Remedy combination is simple and easy: put 2 drops from each of the Remedies you require (4 drops of Revival Remedy) into a clean glass dropper bottle containing up to 30ml of spring water (adding a teaspoon full of brandy or cider vinegar as a preservative if you wish). Alternatively you can put 4 drops of each remedy required (8 drops of Revival Remedy) into a glass of water. You can combine up to 8 of the Bach Remedies.

How to Use Your Combination

10ml and 25ml Bach Flower Remedy bottles

Using Your Combination: For a normal adult dosage take 4 drops on the tongue (or a sip from your glass of water) 8 x a day, or every 30 – 60 minutes for acute states. Using Directly From Stock: Take 2 drops on the tongue as above. Preferably take 10 minutes away from food and drink. We’d normally suggest using for two – four weeks before reviewing how you feel.

What are the Bach Flower Remedies

The Bach Flower Remedies are a set of 38 flower essences which can be used to help you to achieve greater balance and harmony in your life. They work to balance how you are thinking and feeling and can very quickly help to restore a sense of balance and perspective within yourself. They are simple, effective and easy to use and they can be given to adults, children, pets and plants. You can find out more here: Bach Flower Remedies

10ml and 25ml bottles of Aspen Bach Flower Remedy

Shop – Aspen – Bach Flower Remedy

Essence Range: Bach Flower Remedies

How to Use: Choosing & Using the Bach Flower Remedies

Essence Type: Single Flower Essence | Stock Level

Our Bach Flower Remedies

From making the Mother Tincture to bottling and labelling the stock bottles that we send you, each remedy is handmade with love and care helping to ensure that we provide you with the best possible quality of remedy.

Our Bach Flower Remedies are handmade according to the original instructions of Dr. Edward Bach, using his original methods and adhering exactly to the plant types that he identified. They are stock level remedies and we have been making them and offering them to customers round the world for over 30 years.

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Do You Need Any Help or Advice?

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Share Your Experiences…

We hope you’ve enjoyed our exploration of the Aspen Flower Essence. We’d love to hear your experiences of working with this essence so please do leave us a comment and share your experiences!

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Sam Cremnitz

Sam is a director at Crystal Herbs and has been with us since 1996. He is passionate about all aspects of Flower & Vibrational Essences, from making and developing them, to using them for personal and spiritual growth. Sam is a trained essence practitioner, energy healer and teacher and loves sharing knowledge and information about Essences and any other tools that help us to re-connect with our hearts and the true essence of who we are. Sam is also currently treasurer for the British Association of Flower Essence producers.

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