The book above is beautiful, with full-page color photos of the various flowers and descriptions the gifts they bring to us. It also spells out ways in which to determine what to use and how to use the chosen essences. Many feel that plants are our ancestors (they came first, and sustained us). They still give us great gifts. Flower essences are just that: made by steeping flowers in pure water, and letting the mixture sit in the sun. I don't make my own (yet) so not an expert on the process. However, I use the ones described in this book with great success. Flower essences work on our emotional states, as herbs work on the physical body. They are subtle and profound in their effects. My Milton, a big orange and white tabby, a dear boy, who had broken his back and was paralyzed in his rear end, decided one fine day that he had to show everyone how tough he was, and started attacking all of the other cats, all the time. Emergency! I made up a mixture of five essences, having to do with insecurity, need to dominate, frustration, etc., and started giving them to him I wish to goodness I'd kept the formula, although it might not work on anyone else; each situation is different. Anyhoo, in just one day, he stopped attacking. Completely! that was the most dramatic success I've had. Look into them: Bach created them for human use, but they translate perfectly to animals. The most commonly used one is Rescue Remedy, good as a general tranquilizer, for trips to the vet, etc. They can be found in any 'health food' store...or in most California pharmacies (couldn't help with that one:-)). I'd love to hear your success stories!!
The founder of Bee Holistic, Cynthia Burke, has been caring for cats most of her life, volunteering with such groups as the wonderful Animal Balance, and Fix Our Ferals. In 2011 Bee Holistic Cat Rescue and Care became a registered non-profit.