What are Australian Bush Flower Essences (ABFE) and why do you have them at a yoga studio?

Founded by a 5th generation herbalist and Naturopath, Australian Bush Flower Essences (ABFE) is a system of healing derived from the essence of our native Australian bush flowers. Flower remedies have long been used by Indigenous Australians, and many other cultures, for thousands of years and today we use that ancient wisdom to treat modern day issues and bring balance and healing to our lives.

Flower essences are not therapeutic drugs, rather they work on the mind, body and spirit and are obtained by extracting the healing vibrational quality from the most evolved part of the plant – the flowers.  Working on an cognitive and emotional level, once negative memories or patterns have been released the physical issues that come about from our emotions have the freedom to go back into balance.

ABFE are particularly potent given the metaphysical energy of this land and its relatively low level of pollution, and we are finding practitioners all over the world are using ABFE as an integral part of their healing therapies.

There have been no reported side effects and can be used by anyone, even babies. They come as ready-made combinations or can be tailored made to suit individual needs. Drops can be taken orally or topically, and sprays are also used. ABFE has also worked with the creator of Jurlique skin care to deliver the Body Love System, a range of organic ABFE skin care which has gone on to win the International Natural Health Beauty Awards.

ABFE not only help to give clarity to one’s life but also the courage, strength and commitment to follow and pursue one’s goals and dreams. They help to develop a higher level of intuition, self-esteem, spirituality, creativity and fun. The more the Essences are used, the more one is likely to experience greater awareness and happiness in one’s life.

ABFE is used every day in the studio. Before every class we spray space clearing around our practice room to expel any negative energies, I personally use it every day and our beautiful instructors have begun cultivating their range at home.


Essence in Spotlight – Electro Essence

This essence is a combination essence and helps to relieve fear and distress associated with electrical and electromagnetic radiation. When I have long days at my computer I have a bottle handy to take as drops, and every now and then I put a bit on my mobile phones.

Essences have a part to play in the medical and healing fields. After the catastrophic nuclear accident, the Chernobyl Disaster, in 1986 a Swiss medical charity (Green Cross) began administering Electro Essence to reduce radiation levels in children from Belarus who were affected by the Chernobyl Disaster.


Essences used: Bush Fuchsia, Crowea, Fringed Violet, Mulla Mulla, Paw Paw and Waratah.

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