Simply Flower Power’s two products, the Pain Relief & Moisturising Cream, and the liquid form, Tranquility Essence, both contain the same basis of twelve flower essences. Each product also contains a homeopathic ingredient. Tranquility Essence contains a few extra flower essences. Below is a detailed description of the contents of each product. Reference books are listed at the end of the article for further reading.
Simply Flower Power Pain Relief & Moisturising Cream contents
1. Flower essences
These are made from a mixture of Australian Natives and European plants. Some of the plants used are: Eucalyptus for reducing shock, Blackberry for fear (keeping people away by acting ‘prickly’), Centaury, also for fear (making you avoid people), Pig Face for being able to survive in difficult situations, Thistle for grief, Running Postman for exhaustion.
These flowers were chosen because their emotional expression resembles the feelings one might experience when at the scene of an accident, the theory being that whenever there is physical pain in the body there is also emotional pain. Flower essences address the physical pain from an emotional perspective.
How the flower essences are made: the method primarily used for making the Simply Flower Power flower essences is the ‘dipping of the live plant in the water’ method rather than the ‘cutting of the flower and allowing it to soak in water in the sun’ method (1)(5). This minimizes the shock to the plant and allows its vital life force to be transmitted to the water with more strength and harmony.
2. Homeopathic ingredient
St John’s Wort (Hypericum Perforatum 6x) is a ‘nerve pain alleviator’ in homeopathic form. Its actions are ‘anti-inflammatory, astringent, vulnerary, sedative, analgesic’ (2).
3. Lavender oil
100% Essential Oil of Lavender B.P. 1999 (Lavendula angustifolia), for added pain relief and a subtle pleasant scent. Lavender oil is often used for ‘muscular aches and pains’ (11).
4. Cream base
Sunflower oil- is ‘slightly astringent’.
Sweet Almond oil – ‘softens, soothes and reconditions the skin’.
Castor oil – ‘soothes, hydrates and balances the skin’.
Evening Primrose oil – ‘may reduce inflammation and premature skin ageing; may help skin conditions such as eczema and psoriasis’(12).
The oils are cold pressed.
Vitamin E (alpha tocopherol) – ‘is believed to play a role in encouraging skin healing and reducing scarring after injuries such as burns. Vitamin E is one of the many nutrients that have protective properties’ (13).
Other ingredients in the cream base:
Purified water – found in all cosmetic products.
Vegetable glycerine – a humectant, helps keep the skin moist.
Xanthum gum – an emulsifier, helps the water and oils mix.
Rosemary extract (Rosemary Officinalis) – acts as an antioxidant.
The cream contains no lanolin or petroleum derived products.
Sodium Hydroxyethyl glycinate, the preferred preservative for natural products, is used as a preservative.
In short, the moisturising base is like a hand/face cream. It assists in softening the skin which in turn aids the absorption of the flower essences.
NB As it contains so many natural oils, the cream is sensitive to heat so it is advisable to store it below 25-30°C and away from direct sunlight. To protect the flower vibrations, avoid placing it near electrical appliances. If you live in a warm climate or have extra jars of cream in reserve, the best place to keep them is in the butter compartment in your refrigerator door.
Simply Flower Power Tranquility Essence contents
1. Flower essences
Tranquility Essence contains the same flower essences as those in the cream, plus some extra ones for increasing self-love (Pink Rose) and self-esteem (Mountain Ash).
2. Homeopathic ingredient
The homeopathic ingredient in Tranquility Essence is Chamomilla (6x) which ‘acts on the nervous system and helps to quickly take the edge off any form of distress or agitation’ (1).
3. Liquid content
The active ingredients are added to a mixture of purified water and ethanol (25-30%).
Simply Flower Power products are mixed and packed in a pharmaceutical laboratory.
For more information on how flower essences, homeopathic remedies, carrier oils and essential oils work, please consult some of the following references.
Flower essences references
1. Bach Remedies and other flower essences. Vivien Williamson. Lorenz Books USA 2000.
2. Australian Bush Flower Essences. Ian White. Bantam 1991.
3. Flower Remedies. Feel better naturally. Mark Wells. Lothian Books 2002.
4. The Encyclopedia of Flower Remedies. Clare G. Harvey & Amanda Cochrane. Thorsons 1995.
5. Healing with Australian Flowers. Va’sudeva Barnao. Living Essences W.A. 1988
7. The Complete Illustrated Holistic Herbal. David Hoffman. Time-Life Books. Alexandra. Virginia USA 1996.
8. The complete Homeopathy Handbook. Miranda Castro. Papermac. London. England 1990.
9. Natural Way to Health. Homeopathy. Dr. Christopher Hammond. Time-Life Books. Alexandra. Virginia USA 1995.
10.Practical Homeopathy. Sylvia Treacher. The Book Company. Australia 1996
Aromatherapy & carrier oil references
11. The Complete Guide to Aromatherapy. Salvatore Battaglia. The Perfect Potion (Aust) Pty Ltd 1997.
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