Product Type: Bach health products
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Rescue or Placebo? Well it worked for me.
Bach Rescue Remedy Pastilles
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Bach Rescue Remedy Pastilles
Date: 15/08/10, updated on 19/08/10 (463 review reads)
Advantages: Genuinely had a good effeect on me, the last longer than spray, easy to take/store, alcohol free
Disadvantages: Not the cheapest sweets around, and can someties get stuck to your teeth/mouth
When it came to taking my driving test I was a nervous wreck. I eventually passed on my third test, with no help from my nerves, which was where Bachs rescue remedy came in handy. I never knew such a thing existed until my mother and a few other suggested using it, so I looked further into it. I not only found that the original rescue remedy liquid was available, but also these pastilles. They were perfect for me as they were alcohol free (you don't want to be breathing alcohol breath over your driving test examiner!) and were something which I could keep in my mouth for a few minutes to have a lasting effect.
I purchased a tin of these from Holland and Barratt. They usually cost £4.95 for a 50g tin, but I purchased them during one of their regular 'buy one product and get a 2nd for half price' offers, so also purchased another rescue remedy product (the spray) to accompany it.
The pastilles come in a yellow tin. At first I cxould exactly figure out how to open it until I read the note on the side of the tin. The idea is to push the middle of the lid and it will bend inwards, flipping up the edge of the lid and freeing it from the tin. The close the tin you then push the edges back into it, and it becomes air tight again.
There was lots of pastilles in my tin, and more than enough for about 20 driving tests (I was well prepared!). I was a little unsure about the effect of the pastilles at first, so decided to try them during a mock driving test with my driving insturctor, and also during any other day to day stressful moments.
Bach's rescue remedy product contain 5 of their flower essences, each of which is supposed to aid and help a certain type of emotion, feeling or situation. The rescue remedy contains:
Rock Rose - to help aid terror and panic
Impatiens - to help aid irritation and impatience
Clematis - to help air inattentiveness
Star of Bethlehem - to help aid shock
Cherry Plum - to help aid irrational thoughts
These flower essences are all available seperately along with the other Bach essences too, if you prefer to make your own mix.
The pastilles are yellow and quite solid to the touch, but gummy once wetted. They are apparently available in Blackcurrant flavour, but I have only ever seen the orange and elderflower flavour which I had. They actually tasted very nice, slightly unusual, but not unpleasant by any stretch of the imagination. Once you start to chew them they do become very gummy and can get stuck to the roof of your mouth/teeth, which can be annoying sometimes - but it's not too bad.
Did they work? Well I passed my driving test the first time I used these on it and I genuinely did feel calmer. I'm not sure if they genuinely do work, ro whether it's a placebo effect, but I felt like I had been 'rescued' to some extent.
Many people use Rescue remedy for pets, particularly dogs, but please note these pastilles are not suitable for use on animals as they contain 'xylitol', which isn't good for them.
Personally, I'd recommend trying them. They might not be, or 'work' for, everyone - but they're really worth a try. At the worst they're a nice chew sweet and at the best they're a mental saviour!
Summary: I recommend trying them!
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