Custom Essence Blends'
Flower Essence FAQ

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Do Custom Essence Blends contain allergens?

Like homeopathic remedies, flower essences do not include any physical remnants of the flowers they’re made from—just their energetic traces—so for the vast majority of people, flower essences themselves cannot trigger allergies or intolerance. 

Are flower essences appropriate for people with allergies or special diets like gluten free? Flower essences are unscented and fragrance free, unlike essential oils.

Similar to vanilla extract, stock flower essences are preserved with alcohol—typically brandy. Custom Essence Blends' final product is a base of food-grade vegetable glycerine and 1-10 drops of different stock flower essences.

What's the difference between flower essences and extracts?

Flower essences and extracts are prepared differently and used for different indications.

Flower and plant extracts are created by exposing plant matter to a solvent like alcohol or boiling water which releases various biochemical compounds and scents from the vegetation. Extracts typically contain bio-active ingredients which are taken internally or externally to address a physical health issue.

Flower extracts are made by steeping flowers (and other natural items like gemstones) in spring water in direct sunlight. Flower essence practitioners believe the spring water absorbs the flower's subtle energetic vibrations. Biochemical compounds are often used to produce plant extracts. as would be the case with an extract. Flower essences are used to promote emotional balance and wellbeing.

Isn't this just the "placebo effect?"

A placebo is a dummy treatment against which real treatments are tested in clinical experiments. For example, in a clinical study, one group of volunteers gets the new drug. A second group gets a sugar pill that looks exactly like the new drug. A third group gets no treatment at all.  What’s shocking about placebos is how often they out-perform real drugs in randomized studies! Even if the pill isn’t real, the placebo effect is, because the patient believes the pill is real. The belief and expectation—and the rituals and symbols surrounding medical care—are enough to make the subject’s brain to release hormones, neurotransmitters, and other chemicals that affect both the brain and the body. The placebo effect can block pain and enhance the immune system. Placebos can even improve the symptoms of Parkinson’s disease, irritable bowel syndrome, and depression.

Could “anchoring” be responsible for the results some people get from flower essences?

The concept of anchoring comes from Neuro-Linguistic Programming (NLP), a popular and effective set of tools and techniques for personal development. Ever wondered why real estate agents encourage clients to bake cinnamon rolls before an open house? For many people, the smell of cinnamon makes them recall happy memories of Mom’s home cooking. It’s a physical (or olfactory) trigger that makes the open house “smell like home,” with the accompanying positive emotional state. Anchoring is simply the act of purposefully connecting a desirable internal emotional state with an external physical trigger that allows you to instantly re-experience the desired state. The high vibrations and good habits from your training can become anchored to taking a flower essence. 

What is your refund policy?

Because each blend is hand-crafted for you from scratch based on your specific personal goals, and can't be re-sold to anyone else, Custom Essence Blends does not offer refunds or exchanges.

How long does it take to process my order?

All orders are processed within 2 to 5 business days (excluding weekends and holidays) after receiving your order confirmation email. You will receive another notification when your order has shipped. 

How do I check the status of my order?

When your order has shipped, you will receive an email notification from us which will include a tracking number you can use to check its status. Please allow 48 hours for the tracking information to become available.

Do you ship to P.O. boxes?

To avoid problems involved with P.O. Boxes, please provide a residential address.

What if my shipment arrives damaged?

In the event that your order arrives damaged in any way, please email us as soon as possible at [email protected] with your order number and a photo of the item’s condition. We address these on a case-by-case basis and will try our best to work towards a satisfactory solution.

What if my order doesn't arrive?

If you haven’t received your order within 15 days of receiving your shipping confirmation email, please contact us at [email protected] with your name and order number so we can attempt to locate it.

Do you ship internationally?

Shipping charges for your order will be calculated and displayed at checkout. We offer international shipping to the following countries: 

Australia

Austria

Belarus

Belgium

Brazil

Bulgaria

Canada

Columbia

Croatia

Czech Republic

Denmark

Estonia

Finland

France

Georgia

Germany

Gibraltar

Greece

Hong Kong

Hungary

Iceland

India

Indonesia

Ireland

Israel

Italy

Japan

Lebanon

Lithuania

Luxembourg

Malaysia

Malta

Mexico*

Netherlands

New Zealand

Norway

Poland

Portugal

Romania

Russia**

Saudia Arabia

Serbia

Singapore

Slovakia

Slovenia

South Korea

Spain

Sweden

Switzerland

Taiwan

Thailand

Turkey

United Arab Emirates

United Kingdom

Vietnam

Who pays duties, taxes, and VAT?

Your order may be subject to import duties and taxes (including VAT), which are incurred once a shipment reaches your destination country. Custom Essence Blends is not responsible for these charges if they are applied and are your responsibility as the customer.

How long does it take for flower essences to work?

After just a couple of weeks of consistent use of Custom Essence Blends, clients may begin to notice small but meaningful shifts in awareness and mood. They may find real and imagined obstacles dissolving, and a positive new outlook emerging. After a couple of weeks, even friends and family may begin to notice a positive change.

All-natural flower essences for anxiety.

Flower essences (e.g. Bach Flower Essences) are a natural remedy for anxiety. Every order is custom blended specifically for your anxiety concern

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All-Natural Flower Essences for Anxiety

Flower essences (e.g. Bach Flower Essences) are a natural remedy for anxiety.

Every order is custom blended for your holistic wellness needs.

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Custom Essence Blends offers a calming natural remedy for stress and anxiety. Let us create calming blends specific to your holistic wellness needs.

©2024, Catherine Winfree. All rights reserved.

Mandatory FDA Notice: The statements made regarding custom essence blends have not been evaluated by the food and drug administration. These products are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease. Although the ingredients in Custom Essence Blends' products are generally regard as safe, you are encouraged to consult your healthcare professional before using any product, especially if you are being treated for any physical or menatl health condition, or are pregnant or nursing.