Five-Flower Formula

Five-Flower Formula™ - Dr. Bach’s remedy for stress and trauma

A combination of five English flower essences first developed by Dr. Edward Bach, promoting calm and balance in diverse situations of stress, emergency, and trauma.

The Five-Flower Formula™ is praised throughout the world by health practitioners and lay persons. The formula of five different flower essences — Clematis, Cherry Plum, Impatiens, Rock Rose, and Star of Bethlehem — was developed by Dr. Edward Bach in the 1930s through his own practice and observation. Over the years it has come to be regarded as a “rescue” combination for its remarkable ability to address emergency and crisis conditions.

Prepared in rural England by renowned teacher and naturalist, Julian Barnard of Healingherbs, Ltd., the formula is made according to the original directions of Dr. Bach. True to Bach’s original intentions, it is not prepared or labeled as a homeopathic remedy, and it is Biodynamic and organic. Also available preserved in glycerin.



Five-Flower Formula: Indications for Use:

  • Emergency or Crisis — Calms mental levels of pain, suffering, and confusion – use for the person who is suffering as well as those who are helping.
  • Recovery from Trauma — Promotes recovery from trauma, injury or illness, by relieving stress, anxiety and tension.
  • Baseline Remedy for All Healing — Stabilizes and calms the mind-body interface, before addressing specific emotions and behavior patterns.
  • Calms Children — Use after household accidents, falls, scrapes, or burns, used along with appropriate physical care.
  • Aids Animals — To pacify wild or trapped animals, or to help any injured or stressed pet, or when transporting any animal.
  • Plant Protection — Use whenever transplanting to reduce shock, or in vases of cut flowers.
  • Prevention — Use before known stressful situations such as visits to the dentist, preparation for surgery, labor and delivery, travel or moving.
  • Post-Trauma — Use for post-traumatic stress of any kind, including surgery, war, rape, natural disaster, or loss of one’s loved ones or home.

Practical Suggestions for Use:

Storage and Access
Emergency Administration
Topical Application
Five-Flower Formula for Animals
Five-Flower Formula for Plants
Intended Use
Herbal Supplement Status

It is important that you store Five-Flower Formula in several places for immediate access during emergencies: purse or briefcase, glove compartment of each vehicle, medicine chest, bathrooms, and kitchen. Five Flower Formula is sold at the level of stock concentration. The stock level will keep indefinitely. It is best to store it at this level so that it will be potent for immediate use in emergency situations.

Stock concentrate can be taken directly under the tongue, or applied to pulse points. The stock concentrate can also be diluted in a spoonful of water, or several drops can be put in a half-glass of water and sipped slowly. 10 drops of stock can also be added to a 4 oz misting bottle filled with fresh spring water. A dosage bottle can be made by adding 2-3 drops of stock to a one-ounce bottle filled with fresh spring water and preserved with one tablespoon of brandy.

If you are assisting someone who is unable to drink, you can rub some of the concentrate on the lips and on the pulse points of the body. Alternatively, you can spray or mist the formula on the lips and over the whole body.

The Five-Flower Formula is very effective when applied topically in a cream base. Use a neutral cream which is easily absorbed. (Wide mouthed jars of FES Self-Heal Creme™ are designed for such use.) Add 10 drops of Five-Flower Formula per ounce (20 drops for 2-ounce / 60 gram jar). Stir clockwise and counter-clockwise for about one minute. This creme is highly beneficial for many emergency situations and can be made and stored along with the concentrate for future emergency use, or it can be made as needed for situations which arise.

Stock concentrate needs to be diluted into water for very small animals such as birds. One of the most effective applications is misting the formula on the mouth and on other parts of the body. The formula can be added to the drinking water, provided a fresh batch is made once or twice a day (the remedy will lose potency when exposed to air for several hours).

Add 10-15 drops of stock concentrate to a large water can and water after transplanting. Add proportionately more to a large backpack sprayer dedicated to vibrational remedies and spray around the entire periphery of the plant or community of plants needing help. Add 1-6 drops of concentrate (depending on the size of the vase) to the water for fresh cut flowers.

Five-Flower Formula is not a substitute for qualified emergency care or medical or psychiatric intervention. For example, it can be used to help someone who is injured and is en route to the hospital, but it does not replace appropriate medical care or examination following any major injury or accident. Similarly the Five-Flower Formula may be very helpful in alleviating acute emotional stress following a devastating experience, but it not intended to replace other forms of metal health counseling and care.

Five-Flower Formula is a herbal supplement and is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease. This product and the statements made here have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA).

  • “I had one customer tell me that she switched from Rescue Remedy® to Five-Flower Formula™. She believed that the Rescue Remedy® had stopped working, and she said that she got great results from Five-Flower Formula™. I think that this is probably due to the positive energy that goes into the whole FES line.”
    – J.D., Wild Oats, Fort Collins, CO
  • “I have raised and sold puppies for 25 years. I have tried all sorts of remedies for motion sickness with puppies. I have never seen anything help with motion sickness like Five-Flower Formula. I recently purchased a few puppies in Sacramento, and flew them back home to Illinois. This was a 4-1/2 hour plane ride. Not one of the puppies experienced nausea. It worked wonderfully. All they did was sleep all the way through the flight. Amazing.”
    – Kelly Levon, Wauconda, IL
  • “I have used Rescue Remedy® in the past. I tried Five-Flower Formula™ and, in my opinion, it works more quickly. I love the lower price."
    – Marsha Wicklund, Santa Maria, CA
  • “I have used the Five-Flower Formula with great success with an abused cat who had an absolute terror of car trips. He went from being an absolutely terrified screaming cat to almost completely calm within 30 seconds of administration. I've also used Five-Flower Formula in many tragic situations (deaths, etc) and noted a profound grounding and centering effect on myself and others.”
    – S. Hasler, co-owner, Living Earth Herbs
    Eugene, OR
  • "The Five-Flower Formula is excellent; I have used this on someone who had a car accident, not really hurt, just badly shaken and was shaking. I rubbed this on his lips and there were immediate results. I have used many of the Healingherbs remedies for my family and friends and they ALWAYS work without fail. Healingherbs and the Five-Flower Formula should be in every household; they are just absolutely marvelous! "
    – Valerie Stonebanks, UK
  • "I have Obsessive–Compulsive Disorder (OCD) and phobias, and have been using Five-Flower Formula regularly for 4 years. It really works wonders; I have been able to stay off medications!

    I discovered Five-Flower one day when I had to drive across the Ohio River; I was filled with fear and stress and could not cross over. I stopped at a nearby herb shop, was shaking, and a woman sat me down and put some drops in my mouth. After that, I was able to drive across the bridge with no problem. Later, I went back to the store to find out what it was she had given me, and I have been taking the formula ever since.

    My doctor approved saying that there was no harm in trying it. I have tried taking medications, they didn’t work, and I had many side effects. Now I take the Five-Flower Formula and it’s great; it’s safe and has no side effects. I use it when I am stressed, and then my blood pressure goes down. Also, I used to have a great fear of flying, but I have to fly, and I would be trembling each time I had to get on a plane. Now I take 3 drops of the Five-Flower Formula and I am just fine. Thank you so much for this wonderful product!"
    – Betty Harrigan, Cincinnati, OH
  • “My primary focus as a counselor is to help women who have experienced domestic violence, rape, or sexual abuse. I find the Five-Flower Formula to be an invaluable beginning point in the therapeutic journey.”
    – C.S., New York, NY
  • "I have been using Five-Flower Formula for 10 years and I give it five stars. It is a life saver and I recommend it to everybody! I shared Five-Flower Formula with my husband and saw dramatic results. He is terrified of going to the dentist — he will literally jump out of the chair! My husband tried Five-Flower Formula three days before a dental visit and reported feeling calmer and less stressed about his appointment. Thanks to Five-Flower Formula, he was able to go to the dentist without any problems."
    – Joy Fisher, Fairfield, CA
  • "In my opinion, the Five-Flower Formula™packs more ‘punch’ and acts more immediately than Rescue Remedy®."
    – Dr. Jonathan Curzon, DC
    Curzon Chiropractic Clinic, Perkasie, PA
  • “We recently transplanted our green beans …. A few days later, we got hit with a late-winter storm; high winds, hail, sleet, low temperatures. I filled a 26-oz plastic spray bottle with tap water and added 2-3 droppersful of the Five-Flower Formula and gave the beans a good shower… within two days the beans were back up, healthy and growing again!”
    – Nancy O’Brien, Virginia Beach, Virginia
  • “My patients and my customers are of the opinion that the Five-Flower Formula™ is a better quality essence than the Bach Rescue Remedy®. They tell me that they get better and quicker results.”
    – Rebecca Dawn, New Dawn Wellness
    Kodiak, AK
  • "I wanted to comment on my use of the Five-Flower Formula: I was diagnosed with Rapid Cycling Bi-Polar Disorder two years ago. I refused to use drugs and in turn, went to a naturalist who suggested this formula. I disagree with your website’s comment about using it only for shock and trauma; this formula has balanced my life after many years of struggling. I can focus, sleep, and I feel some sort of normalcy after many years on a roller coaster. I am thankful for this product, as is my family."
    – A.B., Comstock Park, MI
  • “I was working one day in my herb store when my three year old daughter decided to throw a temper tantrum. Casually, with my customers watching, I placed a couple of drops of Five Flower Formula into the palm of my hands and rubbed this on the top of my daughter’s head. Instantly, my daughter wanted to be picked up and she laid her head down on my shoulder without uttering a word. Her tantrum stopped immediately.”
    – Lynda Baker, Long Beach, MS
  • "We use Five-Flower Formula for EVERYTHING here! We put a few drops on sore muscles and rub it in and the pain and soreness is gone within minutes. I have clients who use it when trimming finger and toenails and have found it prevents ingrown nails like nothing else. It also works to remove the pain of insect bites and stings. I have one patient who had an ingrown hair on his head for a long time, and his wife rubbed three drops into the irritated skin and by morning it was gone. The Five-Flower Formula is quite incredible."
    – Dr. S., D.C., MO
  • “I have been using Five-Flower Formula compresses for my clients after cosmetic surgery, to aid in their healing. The results have been absolutely amazing. Four drops of the Five-Flower Formula straight from the stock bottle on a small compress, applied to the face, speeds healing in more than twice the time of normal healing.”
    – Nancy LaPozina, RN, Raleigh NC