Bach flower essences

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  1. Southpaw

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    Has anybody used any of these, with any success?

    I bought some Mimulus and Water Violet to use in addition to the Rescue Remedy I already have, as a tool to help me break through Juno's fear/stress/anxiety. Just wondering if anyone has tried any of them, and if you've noticed it make any sort of difference? I think the Rescue Remedy does help her a little - when I've remembered to give it - but my hope is that these other essences will be even more beneficial since they should (supposedly) target the specific issues we have.

    Not expecting miracles - just want to take off enough of an edge that training will actually get through to her.
     
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    It seemed to help Gavroche some. He doesn't need them anymore, which is awesome, but when I was using them they did help. I use Rescue Remedy for myself, too, and it most definitely helps!
     
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    Yes, I use them for myself, my children, and my pets as needed:) There is some trial and error to find the correct remedy to fit the individual and situation
     
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    I had a remedy made up by a holistic vet in the area after we moved and Kimma's anxiety was through the roof (I honestly don't remember exactly what else they put in there, though...). It actually really helped, as it did take the edge off while I was doing some behavior mod with her, but I didn't want her to be on it forever as it sort of took the edge off a bit TOO much if that makes sense. So it served a purpose, and I did use it again once we moved in to our house for a bit.
     
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    Good to know! They're expensive lol so I hope they help.
    yes, I also think some days I should take some RR for myself...and I would, if the dog hadn't already sucked on it lol.
     
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    Also, make sure to prepare them right:) The bottles are expensive but they are also concentrated forms. You take them and add 2 or 3 drops to a different bottle filled with water. Then from THAT bottle you dose your pets. They last forever

    (though there is no issue with overdosing, the proper dosing still works better)
     
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    Pffft, alcohol based, kills the germs. It's fine ;)
     
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    Yep! I got the 30ml "mixing bottle," filled that with water and added a couple drops of each essence to it. It seems absolutely crazy to me that something seemingly so diluted would have any effect.... lol but I'm not going to go against the rules! It says once it's mixed like that it's only good for 3 weeks, but even if I have to dump it and start fresh every 3 weeks, it's still gonna take me forever to use up the essences.

    Hahaahaha truuuuue! I still can't make myself do it. :p


    Funnily enough, tonight when my brother got home he said to me, "why's Juno so excited to see me? She's following me around and wanting my attention." Which is like.... what the water violet is supposed to do. Make them more sociable and affection seeking (normally she doesn't give a rat's butt about affection, and actually avoids it). Is it all coincidence, probably; but I was still thinking omg could it beeeeee!!! :lol-sign:
     

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