“ Brand: Bach / Dosage Form: Spray „
Lately I have been under a lot of stress due to a mixture of work and personal reasons. I have never been prone to anxiety but a few of my friends have, and they recommended I try Bach's rescue remedy.
To be honest I had no idea you could use this as a human being, I remember a family friend swore by it for calming her horse, but as i don't have 4 legs I just assumed it wouldn't be for me. Nevertheless I tried it...
*what is it*
Bach's rescue remedy is a homeopathic remedy containing flower essences to help restore calm. The website says
"Rescue Remedy is world-famous for quickly restoring inner calm and enabling our body to release its own potential to manage daily stress without side effects. It's a natural alternative to other stress relief methods and allopathic medicines with the benefit of being in a liquid format. Rescue is completely natural and contains five of the 38 Bach(TM) Original Flower Remedies; Rock Rose for terror and panic, Impatiens for irritation and impatience, Star of Bethlehem for shock, Clematis for inattentiveness and Cherry Plum for irrational thoughts. Safe for the whole family, to help with everyday stresses. No side-effects or contraindications. Non addictive. Works in harmony with our own body, helping us to release our potential to stay calm and in control when faced with demanding situations. It is portable, discreet and convenient to take. Can be taken anytime, anywhere you feel stressed and anxious."
I chose the spray version as it was meant to be easier than fiddling out with the small bottle of bach's. It sprays directly into the mouth. It tastes gross and vaguely medicinal.
I didn't find this worked for me at all. I can only assume I must be using it wrong as many of my friends find it helpful. It didn't change my mood or make me feel any better overall.
I bought mine at £10.70 when I stopped at boots earlier this month. You can find it cheaper online but I really wouldn't recommend it.
I have read a lot of positive reviews about this Bach's Rescue Remedy Spray before I decided to give it a try but have to say I did not find it to help me at all when faced with several stressful situations although I gave it my best shot! I compared prices online and decided to purchase it from Superdrug for £9.65 for the 20ml size which was cheaper than Boots who sell it for over a tenner.
It comes as shown in the Dooyoo picture and the information provided tells me the ingredients, how to use and the benefits of using the spray which include 'restoring inner calm, control and focus' and that the spray is 'designed to help deal with immediate problems'. This sounded exactly what I was looking for because it is easy and convenient to use plus it is a homeopathic remedy. However, despite having used it on five occasions, it does not seemed to have altered my mood, made me feel less stressed or made me feel calmer so I will not be buying this again and wish I had saved my money.
The spray itself is easy to use and it is very handy to keep in a pocket - the taste is pretty disgusting (brandy or similar?) but because I thought it would do me some good I did not mind the bad taste left in my mouth. It states it can be used by all members of the family but I do not think children would tolerate the taste.
The ingredients sound good though - almost like a herbal garden - because it includes impatiens, clematis, rock rose, star of Bethlehem and cherry plum and all the expected benefits of these individual plants are comprehensibly listed which make the product sound really promising. Unfortunately this combination of plants did nothing at all for me - perhaps I should take the advice given by Dr Bach which says a more personal blend of remedies may be required for longer term effects.
I believe this spray DOES work for many people because so many are sold and re-purchased worldwide but sadly it had no effect on my state of mind and am just giving you my honest opinion of using the product.
I have always been an anxious person, a born worrier. I am particularly anxious when travelling, whether it be on the train or flying, this can really ruin my holidays and days out to London. I then heard about Rescue Remedy and saw it in a 3 for 2 offer in Tesco so thought I'd give it a go.
What is it?
Rescue Remedy was first developed by Dr Edward Bach in the 1920s and 30s. Dr Bach researched and identified 38 negative states of mind and corresponding flowers or plant remedy for each one.
Rescue Remedy comes in a yellow bottle and is a combination of natural flower essences that are preserved in a grape solution. It is used to help gently restore inner calm, control and focus and can be used for a wide range of stressful situations. It can be taken by anyone, anywhere.
Rescue Remedy is made up of five individual flower essences:
-Rock Rose - this is used for terror and panic
-Impatiens - this addresses irritation and impatience
-Clematis - this is for inattentiveness and lack of focus
-Star of Bethlehem - is used for shock
-Cherry Plum - this helps with irrational thoughts and lack of self-control
The Spray is convenient and of an ideal size to pop into the handbag or pocket without being too obvious. The spray comes in a 7ml or 20ml size.
The 7ml retails at £6.90 and the 20ml at £9.20.
How to use:
You can use this spray whenever you start to feel a bit anxious or stressed or when you anticipate a stressful situation coming up (this could be a driving test, interview, flight etc). Bring the spray nozzle up to your mouth and apply 2 sprays on the tongue. You can use the spray as often as you feel necessary and you can't overdose on it.
I first used Rescue Remedy when travelling to Wembley Stadium on the train and tube. I knew this particular journey would be long and the tubes packed full of people so I used the spray on the journey to the tube station and before I got on the tube. The spray doesn't taste too nice, it has an alcohol taste a bit like brandy. I started to notice myself feeling calmer after the second time of using the spray. Usually when I get on the tube and there are lots of people I feel like I can't escape, start to feel a bit sick and my heart beats really fast. This time I was aware of all the people on the tube but didn't feel panicked. Don't get me wrong, I still felt like I didn't want to be there but I felt calmer, in control and lasted the journey without feeling sick or stressed. Now this may have just been a psychological affect but if it works for me then I'll stick to it. The next big test for me will be on my wedding day and then an even bigger test will be on a flight, I'm even more of a nervous wreck then!
I would recommend this spray to people facing stressful situations in their live. It doesn't work straight away so it may be best to use it around 20 minutes before an event. It might not work for everyone but it's only herbal ingredients so it's worth a try.
As I've previously mentioned in other reviews I suffer from anxiety. The first time I had a bout of anxiety it was a really scary time for me. I wasn't sure what was going on or what was happening. I had trouble sleeping of a night time and during the day I was very worried and anxious.
My mum also suffers and informed me that passion flower was a good aid for anxiety, so I went to the shops in search of this. I went to my local chemist and explained my situation and enquired about the passion flower, she informed me that they no longer sold it but pointed this Bach's Rescue Remedy out to me. I thought it was worth a try and picked up the spray.
As mentioned I bought this for my local chemist, which happens to be Boots. I did find this quite expensive at £10.70 for 20ml, they do have a '3 for 2' offer on so I took advantage of this and bought the pastilles and the night liquid too. This is found in all good chemists and supermarkets, but the average price is around £10 so it's not cheap. It is currently on Amazon for £6.60 I haven't seen another anywhere near this price, so that's a very good deal.
RESCUE REMEDY SPRAY
This remedy spray is a natural blend of 5 original flower remedies. Rock Rose for terror and panic, Impatiens for impatience and irritation, Star of Bethlehem for shock, Clematis for inattentiveness and Cherry Plum for irrational thoughts. This spray aims to calm and settle you in times of stress and panic or simply in times when you need a little help. It has no side effects and is non- addictive.
The bottle is fitted with a spray nozzle. You are advised to apply 2 sprays on your tongue when needed. The taste is really not nice; imagine spraying perfume in your mouth that's the best way to describe it. As you are only using 2 sprays the taste doesn't last long at all. It doesn't state how often this can be used so I just apply this as and when I feel necessary.
This is extremely portable; it's lightweight and fits in my handbag no problems. This is great because it means I can take it wherever I go in case anxiety ensues. The bottle is discreet and very minimalistic, so I don't mind using this in public.
I was dubious about this product when first purchasing, I wasn't sure how well it would work if in fact it worked at all. After a couple of sprays this did calm me down, I became less agitated and felt more composed. This isn't a miracle cure it will not rid me of my anxiety but it makes it easier to cope with. I use this when I feel overly nervous or anxious and this always helps me get back on an even keel.
Recently I had an interview that I was enormously nervous for, I used a couple of sprays of this and felt a lot more at ease and comfortable with the looming task. I have felt that it has helped me tremendously, it's really hard for an anxiety sufferer to overcome certain aspects and I truly believe that this has made a massive improvement on my ability to be able to.
To conclude I am very glad I purchased this and was not put off by the high price tag. I do believe this could be a little cheaper however the product itself does last a long while as you only need 2 sprays at a time. This has helped me to be a lot calmer and less anxious in many situations. I would recommend it to anyone who has a stressful or hectic lifestyle. I will give this 4 out of 5 deducting one purely for the high price tag.
~~~ What? ~~~
Rescue Remedy is a homeopathic solution which is used to give a feeling of calmness. It comes two types of bottle, a dropper or a spray. This review will cover the spray bottle.
Rescue Remedy is used to induce calmness and relieve mild stress and anxiety. The claim is that it can help you to get through stressful situations and nervousness. It is
~~~ A Quick Background ~~~
Rescue Remedy was developed in the 1930's by Dr Edward Bach who was a doctor and homeopath. It seems he was dissatisfied with pure medicine and wanted to treat the patient as a whole - physically and emotionally. He eventually moved away from medicine and focused his efforts purely on homeopathy and the power to improve the lives of people.
"Every Single person has a life to live, a work to do, a glorious personality, a wonderful individually." (Dr Edward Bach)
Sounds like a nice guy!
~~~ How to use ~~~
Rescue Spray is simple to use. You simply spray 2 times into your mouth. People use it for different reasons. If you know you have a stressful event coming up (job interview, driving test etc) it is usually helpful to start using Rescue Remedy 3 days in advance. This lets it get into your system and have the maximum effect.
If something stressful has happened out of the blue, you can use Rescue Remedy to try to help to calm you.
You can use Rescue Remedy as little of as often as you like, it is not harmful and is very gentle - you won't overdose. However if you are going to be driving it is best to stick to the instructions on the bottle (2 sprays) as it contains grape alcohol.
My advice would be to use it three or four times each day for a few days leading up to your stressful event.
~~~ Effects of Rescue Remedy ~~~
Rescue remedy is a really safe and gentle way to maintain calmness and control anxiety. The product claims to "work on emotional imbalances brought on by everyday stressful situations". Sounds a bit vague, I know, so here are some personal examples.
Throughout my course at Uni, we constantly had to deliver presentations and seminars. This was something extremely daunting during the first year or two and someone brought in Rescue Remedy. We were all really nervous about a huge 50 minute presentation we each had to do individually within seminar classes. It was horrific; I wanted to vomit at the thought of it!
I thought I would try Rescue Remedy for a couple of days before the presentation. I used it several times a day and on the day of the presentation I think I drank almost a whole bottle! If you think Rescue Remedy will take away all of your nerves and worries you will be disappointed. I was still petrified, however, I went in, delivered the presentation and got and A1 for my troubles! I'm not saying that Rescue Remedy made me feel less nervous, but I think it helped me to control my nerves better in order to do what I had to do.
Similarly, my friend and I were down in London recently to interview for jobs. It was a big opportunity - a job in Singapore. We both really wanted it; we were terrified and didn't sleep a wink the night before. We giggled and mumbled and were generally incoherent before our big interviews - genuinely the most nerves I have ever experienced. However, we took our Rescue Remedy faithfully and as if by magic, when I went in to do my lesson demonstration and give my interview, time slowed down. I was able to push my nerves out of my mind and do what I had to do with absolute clarity of thought. Don't get me wrong, there was a technical glitch and I had to SING classical music to them as part of the lesson and it did not all go perfectly, but I managed it. My friend had a similar hiccup involving her PE things but she managed too. Now I'm not saying that we wouldn't have managed without the Rescue Remedy, but if it helped even a little then I am grateful believer in its effects. A month later we both found out that we had got the jobs - perhaps the Rescue Remedy helped just enough to give us a form of calmness and clarity; and therefore, an edge to get the jobs!
My Rescue Remedy will be coming with me to Singapore as I embark on this new and frankly terrifying adventure. Maybe it's all placebo, I don't know, but if it works, I'm going to keep using it!
~~~ What is it like? ~~~
Rescue Remedy smells rather strongly of alcohol. That's because the solution contains 27% grape alcohol (brandy). It tastes vaguely of alcohol too but kind of... flowery. It is also somehow rather satisfying to spray it into your mouth.
The spray bottle is really handy. Just put it in your bag or pocket and it's easy to use too, just spray and go as opposed to the dropper with you need to drop into your mouth or into water and then drink... not so pleasant as it makes the water just taste weird. The spray is fast, clean and convenient.
~~~ But how will I feel when I take it? ~~~
You won't feel tired or sluggish as I originally thought. It doesn't make you sleepy, drowsy, dopey or any of the other Dwarves. You do not feel instantly calm or less anxious. It doesn't work like that. It's not a quick fix.
My impression from my own experience is that it works without you really knowing it works. It doesn't suddenly make you feel like you can conquer the world, but it very slightly and gradually seems to make things easier to deal with. I was still nervous for my interview, but right at the point of fight or flight, I was able to do exactly what I had to with clarity and confidence. Yes most of this was probably my own preparation, but I suspect the rescue remedy helped me to access my thoughts calmly in some way.
It seems to work without really doing much at all, all you see is the end product, after the stress, and you think "I did it!" and that's it. It's basically just a little, gentle, helping hand.
~~~ Ingredients ~~~
As I have mentioned, it is a homeopathic remedy and contains alcohol. The ingredients are as follows.
5x dilution of flower extracts of Rock Rose, Impatiens, Clematis, Star of Bethlehem, Cherry Plum in a grape alcohol solution.
I can hear you say (or sing) "This means nothing to me(eeeeeeeee OHH VIENNAAA!)" *ahem* sorry, couldn't help myself.
So here is a breakdown of what each of the extracts are for.
Rock Rose: For terror and panic (like when you go into an interview and have to sing "2001 A Space Odyssey")
Impatiens: For irritation and impatience (like when you've explained a new concept 3 million times in 3 million different ways and there's still that one child who goes "What? I wasn't listening")
Clematis: for inattentiveness and to counteract faintness (like when you want to pull a Basil Fawlty and just faint to get out of a difficult situation)
Star of Bethlehem: For shock (like when you hear that you actually got the job!)
Cherry Plum: For irrational thoughts and lack of self control (handy for when you consider running under a bus to get out of doing an interview)
Rescue Remedy is made by soaking the flowers (Rock Rose, Impatiens, Clematis, Star of Bethlehem and Cherry Plum) in water and either boiling or heating the water. The water is then filtered with brandy (to preserve) and this forms a "Mother Tincture". This is then diluted with the grape alcohol to make the final product. Clearly it's a little more involved than my quick description, but this gives an idea of the process.
~~~ Conclusion ~~~
I firmly believe that Rescue Remedy has a positive effect in managing mild stress and stressful situations. I have experienced the benefits myself and although I don't know exactly how much may be the placebo effect, I think that if it works, then it's worthwhile, placebo or not! However I do believe that it is much more than just placebo.
If you are looking for a mild, non-medicated way to handle mild stress, this is a wonderful thing to try. I highly recommend it.
You can buy Rescue Remedy Spray from Lloyds Pharmacy, Boots, Tesco and most big name pharmacies as well as Amazon and from the Bach website.
The price is usually around £6.99 for a 20ml bottle. This bottle will last you a year or more with regular use, so it's extremely worthwhile!
For more information visit: http://www.nelsonsnaturalworld.com/en-gb/uk/our-brands/rescue-remedy/
Nearly a century ago, Dr Edward Bach discovered the need for an emergency treatment that would help people cope with stressful and emotionally challenging situations and created Rescue Remedy. It is now used by people all over the world including celebrities.
Dr Bach devoted his life to researching nature and the natural remedies that it can provide. The original Rescue Remedy is beneficial to you during unfamiliar or scary situations and is designed to prevent stress and anxiety. These can include an interview, exam, flying, when receiving bad news, being lost, starting a new job or any other situation where you become anxious or afraid.
10 ml of Rescue Remedy can be bought from Boots or Lloyds for around £5. It can also be bought online from numerous sites. The product comes in a yellow box and inside is a brown glass bottle. If you are using the product regularly, it will last you around three weeks. The lid is also a rubber pipette which is used to dispense the liquid. It can also be bought in the form of a spray, chewy pastel and a cream for the skin.
The remedy is completely safe to use and natural and it works in conjunction with whatever medication you may be taking. There are versions for children and even pets. Pregnant women are advised to dilute the liquid before drinking it.
Rescue Remedy basically contains water, brandy and some natural substances. The brandy purpose is to prolong the life of the plants. The plants particles supposedly contain energy and it is these vibrations which will help you to balance out your mood and therefore allow you to calmly deal with any situation.
The plant extracts contained in Rescue Remedy are;
Impatiens: To prevent you from taking an impulsive action which you will later regret.
Star of Bethlehem: To treat the trauma and shock.
Cherry Plum: To prevent you from panicking.
Rock Rose: To stop you feeling afraid.
Clematis: To give you clarity of mind and allow you to get your thoughts straight.
There are two ways in which you can take the remedy. You can put two drops into a glass of water and sip it or you can or you can put two drops directly onto your tongue. Putting the drops directly onto my tongue seems to be the more effective way for more. However it does taste horrible, almost like the taste of an alcoholic shot and your breath will smell like brandy! Taking larger doses has no effect but you can take more frequent doses.
If you are a fan of rescue remedy and find it useful then you may find it interesting to know that Dr. Bach invented 38 different remedies in total and each one deals with a specific emotion, hinting at how complex feelings actually are.
There is a remedy for almost any state of mind that you may have and different remedies can be mixed together if the problem is more complex and then bought online. There is Cerato for those who lack confidence, Gentian for those who lack hope, Holly for those who experience envy or jealousy and many, many more. On www.bachfloweressences.co.uk you can fill in a super fast survey about how you are feeling and the website tells you which remedies are best suited to you.
As far as I am aware, Rescue Remedy has not been clinically proven to work other than that it has a placebo effect. Nevertheless, millions of people swear by it and say that it calms them down. I have used it during various times when I have been afraid and it makes me feel better. Whether this is because I feel like I've taken something that will help or not, I don't mind. As long as it makes me calm down, then I will keep using the product. It is also regularly used by Jennifer Anniston and when have we seen her be anything but calm??
==Dr Bach Rescue Remedy Spray==
Having read so many reviews on this product on various sites, I thought it about time that I gave it a try (as I don't like to miss out on anything).
I was going to get the normal drops of this product but when in the chemist I thought the idea of the handy spray can seemed like a better idea even if it doesn't work out better value for money in the long run. However I paid out the £7.20 p that Lloyds wanted for the little 20 ml spray bottle (I did get a 10% professional Discount so the RRP of this is a little higher). It can be found in a whole host of different places but Lloyds it right next to where I work, as I slipped out in work time.
The little spray can is perfect for fitting in the palm and spraying into the mouth but the first time I used it, I didn't read the instructions and sprayed it down the back of my throat. This is not what they recommend as it should be sprayed on the tongue but having used so many sore throat sprays it was kind of the normal way to do it. However once the coughing and spluttering subsided I read the instructions and realised I had done it wrong.
The idea is that this product is meant to keep you calm and collected in stressful situations. It is suitable for the whole family so I plan to use it on Jack if he ever gets a little crazy! (I'm planning on taking it on holiday with us!).
It contains a whole load of natural plant extract ingredients which are all known for relaxing properties but when I first tried it I couldn't help be reminded of Christmas and drinking sherry as it has that kind of taste to it.
The spray did seem to work slightly for me and I can't really tell if it is a placebo or not but if it works, it works so I won't complain either way. The taste is not too bad and I have used it a fair few times and there is still over half a tube left.
I would certainly be buying this product again as I feel it is a great littl eitem for the handbag and to keep for those unexpected stressful situations that seem to crop up on a daily basis.
I think a top score of 5 out of 5 stars and a high recommendation is in order.
Many thanks for taking the time to read.
I do hope that this has been of some help/interest to you.
I have always been quite a nervous person and if ever I have to do something that I have never done before or if I'm going to the dentist or doctor I get quite panicky beforehand. To the point of feeling nauseous from it! I also used to faint as a child from nerves so it is pretty serious.
My mother is an awful wreck on airplane trips and she was recommended this spray in a chemist. She thought it made such a positive difference that she tried to get me to use it. I first tried it on the day of my driving test and I wasn't expecting much from it to be honest. It seemed like another fad.
She gave me the spray bottle which comes in a handy small bottle perfect for fitting in your pocket for times in need. It is like a mouth spray and you just press the nozzle and spray the formula into your mouth.
At first it tastes strongly like vodka but you get used to it! I was surprised to feel more relaxed shortly after use. I did use it a few times though. I don't think it was a placebo effect either because I am such a nervous person. It didn't calm my nerves completely but it definitely helped. I have used it since before doctor visits and such and it has boosted my confidence. I feel I'm much more able to cope with this in my handbag.
It is available in pharmacists and a 7ml spray bottle would only cost about £5. This is excellent value because it will really last you through some awkward times! You only need to use a few sprays each time so it will last months.
I also passed my driving test on the day I first tried this spray too :) I feel I did have the confidence to carry on without any hiccups which made all the difference between a pass and a fail!
So this spray is highly recommended to any of you nervous people out there like me.
After suffering from increasingly frequent panic attacks I started looking for a natural product to help calm my nerves. This is how I stumbled across Bach Rescue Remedy Spray. If it did indeed help keep me calm it sounded ideal, as it was easily carried around in my bag as it is a small handy little spray, the ingredients are all from natural flowers and herbs and it claimed to be fast acting.
To use all I had to do was spray twice straight onto my tongue. The spray is easy to use, isn't stiff to press down and didn't taste completely vile! The bottle has never leaked and it has been banging around in my bag with a few knocks and it is still intact. Although the bottle is made of glass so I wouldn't recommend being too violent with it! It is a small little bottle so is quite discrete to use even in public, plus with all the mouth sprays you can get now for cold or mouth freshening no one even knows what it is or that you are finding the situation difficult - this is good as it doesn't make me paranoid about using it.
Most importantly, does it work? For me personally yes it does, but with most herbal remedies the effects vary greatly from person to person. I have found that within minutes of using I find it easier to control my breathing, calm myself down and see the problem clearly, in most cases preventing a panic attack. I think more than anything it is the reassurance I get when I use it, so I think part of its effect is mental thing - a bit like a comfort blanket I suppose, a familiar routine in a situation which otherwise would have been overwhelming. That said since I have started to use Bach Rescue Remedy Spray my panic attacks have become less frequent, whether this is because it really has helped or I feel reassured knowing I have it in my bag I don't know - but either way it is a good thing and has made me a much more confident person in situations which before would of made me uncomfortable.
The first time I used Bach Rescue Remedy was just before I went on holiday, for use on the plane. I've always been a nervous flier, and every tiny bit of turbulence convinces me the plane is about to drop right out of the sky! My mother bought it for me at the airport because I was freaking out so much. At first I was pretty skeptical... How can a little spray help to calm me down. I soon found out it is one of the most effective items that one can carry in their handbag and I never leave home without mine.
Rescue remedy spray comes in a bright yellow box, which is very eye catching and so always catches my attention when I am in a pharmacy. I normally buy the 7ml spray and this is usually about £4 in my local Boots. You can get much bigger bottles too and it is sold in pretty much every pharmacy or supermarket going!
Rescue Remedy is a herbal product and so contains all natural ingredients. These are five of the 38 Bach Flower Essences, mixed together to provide an effective treatment for anxiety. These are: Rock Rose for terror and panic, Impatiens for irritation and impatience, Clematis for inattentiveness, Star of Bethlehem for shock and Cherry Plum for irrational thoughts.
I experience all of the above so it's really useful for me!! The spray is really easy to use. It takes 2 or 3 sprays before the product comes out effectively, so I discreetly spray it on the floor for a couple of times before using it in my mouth! The taste is not very nice at all, it tastes very alcoholic, a bit like whiskey... (Maybe this is why it calms you down so much!!). The directions on the bottle state to spray 2 sprays onto your tongue at a time. Whenever I do so I immediately shudder from the overpowering taste. The good thing about this product is that it is herbal and so it is not possible to overdose on it! I find that 2 sprays is not quite enough to kill my nerves, and sometimes spray it up to 10 times on my tongue to calm me down!
I wouldn't say that there is an instant relief but there is definitely some sense of calming that comes over you once you spray it on your tongue. It may now be a psychological effect as I know it to work and I know whenever I experience anxiety that the spray will work at calming me down, but I definitely never leave the house without it anymore.
This spray has gotten me through so many awful situations! When I took my driving test I was sat in the waiting room minutes before obsessively spraying it onto my tongue... I felt so calm during the test... And guess what? I passed!!
I often experience bouts of anxiety or panic attacks and although this doesn't stop the panic attack in its tracks, I definitely recover in a much quicker time than I would without it.
This is a necessity for any person suffering with anxiety or going through a stressful time in their lives. Although expensive for such a small bottle it is definitely worth it and I would recommend it to anyone!
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My husband suffers from his berves slightly. Not all the time, just when he as interviews, appointments etc. When he is nervous you can really tell and his nerves get him so bad that sometimes he is even physically sick with them. He had an appointment to go to a few weeks ago and he built his nerves up the week beforehand. By the time the interview came around, he was bieng sick each morning. I hate it when this happens to him and I feel helpless. Cue my mother in law sending him a box of the Bach Rescue Remedy spray.
It arrived in a box which is indentical to the picture above. Apparently this is a new product as usually the Bach Rescue Remedy comes in a bottle with a dropper which can either be dropped straight on to the tongue or you can dilute it with some water first.
My mother in law is a huge believer in homeopathic remedies and medicines and she felt this would help my husband. I told him it would more than likely be a waste of time but that he should try it anyway as anything was worth a try with his nerves in such a state. The remedy is made from 5 flower essences which are cherry plum, impatiens, star of Bethlehem, rock rose and clematis. The flower essences are each supposed to help with a certain nerve or issue. These are terror and panic and irritation, impatience, inattentiveness, shock and irrational thoughts.
My husband found the spray very convenient in terms of you just had to spray it directly into the mouth. At the first taste my husband heaved and said it tasted foul. Five minutes passed and that gradually turned into ten more, to 20 more and my husband said it didn't have any effect on him at all. It didn't calm his nerves or make him feel less anxious. He was a little disappointed as he had hoped it would be something he could use on a regular basis to cure his nervousness when the emotion reared its ugly head but unfortunately this was not for him.
The spray costs anywhere between £3 and £6 depending on where you purchase it. I am glad we didn't go out and buy this and it was instead given to us as it just didn't work for my husband. Based on our experience, I wouldn't recommend this product.
I have suffered with my nerves for a good few years now, it's become quite an issue with me and sometimes I find it difficult to get through the week without having a nervous episode. I used to use this product when I had to sit an exam or before a job interview, but now I'd say that I use it a few times a week. I know I'm not the only person to suffer from stress and since I've started using this product I've realised how many other people use it too - the stresses of modern life hey!
When I first started using this I used to use the product that had a drop dispenser - you would put a few drops on your tongue in times of stress. However, Batch has now brought out the spray bottle and I find this much easier to use. I also think that the product goes a lot further in a spray, so you don't have to buy it as often.
As the official website states: "Rescue Remedy is totally natural and contains five of the 38 Bach ® Flower Essences: Rock Rose for terror and panic, Impatiens for irritation and impatience, Clematis for inattentiveness, Star of Bethlehem for shock and Cherry Plum for irrational thoughts."
This product costs between £5 and £7, which may seem a lot, but I find that this product does help me when I am feeling stressed and anxious and although the effect doesn't last too long it helps in the instant, and anyone who has suffered from anxiety will know that anything that can help in that moment is welcome.
If you suffer from anxiety either occasionally or regularly, then I'd recommend this product.
These remedy sprays come are a homeopathic medicine. They come in 10ml and 20ml bottles. 20ml costing around £5.20 which is not bad considering you only need a small amount as and when. These homeopathic medicines are used for a range of stressful/worrying events. They come in a rsnge of flavours that correspond to a different type of trouble.
Agrimony - to cheer a person up
Aspin - is for anxiety with an unknown cause
Beech - to tolerate others
Centaury - when you cant say no to others
Cerato - is for when someone does not trust their own judgement
Cherry plum - for fear of loosing control
Hornbeam - for that monday morning feeling
Noneysuckle - for those feeling homesick/nostalgic
Elm - for those who feel overwhelmed
Gentian - for those who feel hesitant
Mimulus - for fears
There are so many more for all different types of worry. There are about 38 different types. You can get a case of them all in 10ml sprays for £116.00
I had the mimulus spray for fears. I used it for exams and interviews. I find that it does calm me a bit. I do not know whether this is because i was believing the product will help me, so that it was more mind over matter, but i noticed that my nerves went so that i could concentrate.
the good thing about these is that they are small enough to carry around in a bag and they are easy to use than taking a tablet.
I gave this product 4 stars because i am still unsure if it is mind over matter. However it still worked.
A while ago I had a couple of stressful events I was really worried about all in one week, and needed something to take the edge off. After reading a review on a different Rescue Remedy product, I thought perhaps it could be worth a try, and opted for the spray. In any form (there are also drops or pastilles), Rescue Remedy is convenient to carry about and use as needed.
Rescue Remedy is a combination of several flower remedies - impatiens, Star of Bethlehem, cherry plum, rock rose and clematis. It is said to soothe nerves and is suitable for the whole family - with pregnant women and epileptics advised to seek medical advice first. I never read this before using it and, as a close relative has severe epilepsy this is a tad worrying, although I have used homeopathic remedies to great effect when I was a child so thought it could help for me.
Using the spray couldn't be easier, just direct two sprays onto the tongue. The bottle is small enough to carry around and discreet enough to use in public. I decided to try out the spray at work a couple of days before Traumafest, as I will call it, began.
I was worried that it would taste bitter and horrible, and was pleased to find it didn't. However, the grape alcohol solution it contains is pretty strong and I was worried my breath would smell like I had just had a nip of whiskey to sort myself out! Fortunately this doesn't last long, especially as one of the traumatic events was a visit to the dentist, who obviously would be up close to my mouth!
Although the days I used to test run the spray were relatively stress-free, I was getting a little worked up about what Traumafest would have in store. I found myself to be a little mellower after using the spray, but can't say whether this was all in my head or not and me WANTING it to work.
So, stressful event number 1: dentist. I was having a tooth pulled for my upcoming fitting for braces, and as I had never had so much as a filling I was extremely worried. After a couple of bad blood test experiences, I have developed a bit of an aversion to needles, and no matter how much people told me that dental injections were totally different and not that bad, I didn't believe them and was a wreck even THINKING about the extraction for about a week beforehand.
As I was leaving work to my appointment, I began to use the spray, topping it up just before I arrived. And how did I feel? A WRECK. I must say that the dentist was excellent with me and it wasn't as much of a big deal, I certainly wouldn't feel scared to have another extraction, but I did feel awful and the Rescue Remedy can't have done all that much on this occasion.
Still, I decided to use it again for stressful event number 2: piano exam. On this occasion, I think it might have helped me out. I felt calm and collected, and ended up with a merit so I have to have been pretty focused!
I've come to the conclusion that Rescue Remedy is helpful for mellowing out someone and focusing their mind, but it can only do so much. In situations of total fear, such as the dentist, it didn't really cut it, for me. I still carry the bottle around and use maybe just one spray when I'm feeling a bit worked up. So far it has helped on these situations, but I'm yet to find something as terrifying as that day to re-try it, which is a very good thing if you ask me.
The product information mentions it can be used by the whole family. I honestly can't say that I think children would appreciate the taste, and if I had kids I'm not sure how much I would want them to rely on a product like this for everyday situations. Kids shouldn't get so stressed out in the first place! It could be useful for teens facing exam nerves, however.
My spray version cost £7.68 for a 20ml bottle. The dropper and pastilles (bear in mind pastilles will probably not last nearly so long) retail at around £5. The best place to find this is probably Boots, where it is sometimes on some kind of offer along with vitamins and supplements.
It might not be that powerful in fear situations, for me at least, but handles stress well and although a little pricey, if helps you pass your driving test, or an important exam, who cares? Definitely worth a try if you suffer from a nervous disposition.
Dr. Bach's most famous flower essence formula, Rescue Remedy, is now available in a convenient spray. It's made from five of the Doctor's original 38 flower essences: Cherry Plum, Clematis, Impatiens, Rock Rose and Star of Bethlehem.