"Tree Essence of Healing" by Sue and Simon Lilly

Through the powerful medium of tree essences we have access to the great healing potential of the Tree Kingdom.  This book is a survey of essences and different ways of dealing with trees.  1999 ISBN  186163081-6 (Capall Bann) - £14.95


"The Sovereignty Year" by Sue and Simon Lilly

Guilded activity and visualisations linking the cycles to the year to ancient archetypes for healing and self development.  A companion linked to the Sovereignty Goddess Essences.  2004 ISBN 0-9547983-2-5 (Tree Seer) £5.99


"Alight Within" by Rachel Singleton

Exploring the spirit of flowers, we explore our own nature; we look within the flower and see reflected our own patterns and potential as human beings.  Learning to give this gift of plant medicine to others is to learn the listening art of the practitioner; attendant and present as a flower.

Align Within is a book which details the extraordinary journey of their producer, Rachel Singleton, to create essences from rare flowers of the British Isles without disturbing or harming them.  It is also a book which gives us profound insight into how to use these essences as spiritual tools for transformation - perceptively, gently and with skill.  The author looks at key areas of challenges in our lives such as trauma, staying centred in our heart, healthy sexuality, and healing vitality, and explores the lessons flower essences afford us in meeting our trials more gracefully.

The handbook includes a materia medica of the essences with full colour photos, indications for prescribing and affirmations.

This book is useful for the practitioner and lay person alike, as these wonderful essences shine through the pages speaking to you of their healing gifts at a profound level.

Rachel Singleton

www.lightbe.co.uk £14.95

"I'm Fine Learning to unblock your emotions" by Andrew Tresidder

Andrew has been a GP for nearly 20 years.  He recognises that what's under the surface, is for the most of us, is just as important as what's above it.  So, by exploring the invisiable world of feelings and thoughts, by using some simple maps and tools to transform our baggage, we can empower ourselves and move forward on life's journey.

Contents: Life as a journey - Emotions and all, The Map you always wanted, but nobody gave you, Conscious energy, Good vibes, bad vibes, Physical influences on our emotional well being, What's in my shadow? Blots, Stains, Tangles and Cobwebs.  Keep cleansing, Stay Grounded, Healing People, Healing Places.

ISBN 0-7171-34164, Dublin, 2002 (Newleaf)


"Centaury for Virgo, Rock Rose for Pisces" by Debbie Sellwood

This is the first guide to selecting over 400 flower essences arranged by astrological Sun sign.  Learn how your Sun sign influences your physical, emotional and mental well being.  Understand the mind/body link in recognising which attitudes, habits and thinking can affect your health and happiness.  A comprehensive of flower essences for addressing weak points, imbalances or traits in your personality that you may wish to heal, transform or improve.  Use the insights provided from both astrological and flower essences to accelerate your personal growth, expand your awareness and align with your soul's purpose.  Also useful for therapists who may wish to utilise this book to assist others.

ISBN 978-1-905398-13-3 £12.99


"Flower Essences An Illustrated Guide" by Carol Rudd

"Carol Rudd's Flower Essences:  An illustrated Guide is a remarkable achievement.  It is at once accessible and attractive and multi-faceted in its presentation of flower essence therapy.  Not only does she describe therapeutic uses of the essences of plants themselves, including botany, habitat and growth pattern, colour and shape, signature and herbal lore.  I hope that her work will encourage others to explore the deeper dimensions of this extraordinary therapy through which the soul of nature speaks so eloquently to the human soul." - Richard A Katz, founder and co-director of the Flower Essence Society, Nevada City, California.

ISBN 10-1862041679 (Element Books) £12.99

"Bach Remedies and other flower essences" by Vivien Williamson (Sun Essences) with contributions by Dr. Andrew Tresidder

  • A comprehensive guide to the beautiful world of flower essences and their natural healing powers.
  •  Covers in detail the first system of flower essences to be discovered, as well as more recent developments.
  • How flowers hold the key to unlock emotional imbalances and promote a longer and healthier life by releasing the toxic effects of buried unresolved pain.
  • In depth explanations of the uses and suggested indications of individual flower essences.
  • Clear and concise instructions on how to make, use and store your own flower essences
  • Special selections on the treatment of children and also on how to use the essences on your pets and plants.
  • Lavishly illustrated with beautiful photographs, including step-by-step instructions and love portraits of the flowers themselves.

www.sunessences.org. Well Cottage, 7 Church Road, Colby, Norwich, NR11 7AB UK 

Tel: 01263 732942 email vivien@sunessences.org

The Essence of Healing: a guide to the Alaskan Essences by Steve Johnson; or on-line repertory, also known as The Living Book. The paperback copy is worth reading for sections on Alaskan Essences' three-part system of healing and the application and use of essences (including Alaskan Essences' Seven Levels of Application and using essences with the Animal and Plant Kingdoms). The Flower and Environmental Essences each have full page illustrations in this edition.

The e-book has detailed one-page entries for all Flower and Environmental Essences and Gem Elixirs (including research essences and elixirs), combination formulas and sacred space sprays as well as a cross-reference of healing qualities (as in the paperback) and a list of keywords for each essence.  There is a 3-day free trial available for The Living Book (see link below).  There is a set of 72 Flower Energy Cards, also available from the Alaskan Flower Essence Project.

 ISBN 0-9635584-2-0, Alaska, 2000 (2nd edn; now out of print) (Alaskan Flower Essence Project) 

http://www.alaskanessences.com/livingbook.html (launched 2013)


 Energy Medicine: healing from the kingdoms of Nature by Sabina Pettitt  In addition to detailed descriptions and photographs of each of the Flower and Sea Essences in the Pacific Essences range, this book has a number of useful sections on energy medicine in the form of meridians and chakras (each essence having a correlation with one or more of each). I actually got the book before I bought the essences and having read it, I went straight out and bought full sets of both; being very new to essences other than Bach at that time, I loved the repertories of Mental, Emotional and Spiritual Qualities; Mental, Emotional and Spiritual Challenges; Physical Challenges based on the Energetics of Chinese Medicine; and Physical and Life Challenges. The existence of the repertories really helped broaden my understanding of the potential power and efficacy of essences.  There is also a set of cards for the Sea and Flower Essences.

 ISBN 0-9694083-3-1, Victoria BC, 1999 (2nd edn) (Pacific Essences)


 Flower Essences: reordering our understanding and approach to illness and health by Machaelle Small Wright  'A complete and practical manual', according to the blurb, the book opens with a chapter called 'What Are These Things Called "Flower Essences"?', part of which is a channelled session from the Overlighting Deva of Flower Essences: so that's quite an informative start. Much of the book is devoted to various procedures that can be followed in a variety of situations – first aid, day to day, for animals, muscle-testing (kinesiology): if you are new to essences and wondering how and when to use them then, even 25 years after first publication, this is an excellent book to give you a flavour of the many different opportunities essences provide.

 The book also contains information on Perelandra (a nature research centre in Virginia) and the Perelandra Flower Essences.

 ISBN 0-9617713-3-X, Warrenton (Virginia), 1988 (Perelandra Ltd)

 Flowers That Heal: how to use flower essences by Patricia Kaminski   A good introduction to the use of flower essences, including a comparison with other 'healing' modalities and aimed at the reader who wants to take responsibility for their own work with essences by introducing them to the fundamental principles of flower essence therapy. Patricia Kaminski is a co-director of the Flower Essence Society

 0-7171-2573-4, Dublin, 1998 (Newleaf)


 Combinations for Kids by Ann Callaghan   This e-book is a comprehensive guide to the 12 combination essences in Indigo Essences' Combination for Kids range, covering not just the essences (with fun line drawings by one of the children involved in their creation, as well as a description of how they can help and some stories of how they have helped) but also practical questions that everyone who is new to essences is likely to ask – how many drops, how do I know which to take, how will I know when to stop?

The essences are made mainly from crystals and the photographs of the individual crystals are a reminder that while essences can seem airy-fairy, they are actually very grounding.    e-book, 2010