Rescue Remedy has been one of my long time go-tos for a quick fix from anxiety, fears or stress. Many of you may already be familiar with the little yellow labelled wonder, but if not you might want to discover it for yourself.
Rescue remedy is one of the Bach Flower Remedies created by Dr.Edward Bach. It is used primarily for stress, tension and to reduce fears or worries. The remedies are made from very diluted essences of different plants, flowers and trees. They are a gentle and natural way to help promote calm in the body and mind. It comes in drops, a spray and even lozenges. I swear by the spray and keep one in the medicine cabinet and in my purse.
Things I have used and still use it for:
- before public speaking or important meetings
- during pregnancy and at the start of labour
- when I was first diagnosed with breast cancer and heard those surreal words
- when my mind is racing with a million things I need to do and it keeps me from falling asleep
- When worries get the best of me and I need to chill
It is safe to use on children, but it does have an alcohol base so all you need is one drop for kiddies- you can even just spray it on the top of their heads instead of in their mouth if you prefer. I have used it for tantrums and nightmares and it always helps to calm the kiddies down. Some people have even told me they use it on their pets during thunderstorms or fireworks to calm them down.
Bach created 38 Remedies that help with all kinds of different emotional states from shyness to anger to emotional burnout. There are many resources on the web like the Bach Centre to find out more about these gentle yet effective remedies. Or you can go to a practitioner who can help you find the remedy that is right for you based on a series of questions about how you are feeling.
You can find Rescue Remedy at your local health food store. Its a great stress relief tool to keep handy . If you try it let me know what your you think!