Adolescents

Teenagers respond very well to flower essences. Use four or more drops in a glass of water, four or more times a day. Another powerful way to use them is by adding seven drops of each flower essence to a mister and spraying around their room or the house.

The length of time to use an essence may vary. The general guideline is to use the flower essence for two to three weeks, but you can observe the teen’s behavior and use as needed.

It is fine to use up to four or five essences at the same time. For more information about combining flower essences and determining a cycle time, see The Art & Technique of Using Flower Essences.

For in-depth information about each of the flower essences mentioned below, see The Alchemy of the Desert – Second Edition.

Recommended Flower Essences

Big Root Jatropha
are having a growth spurt, or are not growing fast enough
Bouvardia
avoid direct confrontation of emotional issues
Bright Star
unable to say no, or uncomfortable refusing someone something
Buffalo Gourd
subject to emotional swings, up and down
Candy Barrel Cactus
hold on to anger and resentment; angry and frustrated at harder academics and making mistakes on tests (together with Purple Aster and Canyon Grapevine)
Camphorweed
scattered and live on adrenaline
Cellular Joy Formula
sports trauma; physical trauma
Claret Cup Hedgehog Cactus
difficulty focusing
Creosote Bush
withdrawal from others; feeling isolated or that no one understands them
Devil's Claw
caving in to peer pressure; changing their opinion or perspective according to the group of people they are with
Dogbane
need to rebel but are afraid to
Dyssodia
difficulty fully understanding something; difficulty integrating information
Evening Star
feel that they have nothing important or special to offer to the world; feeling they are not pretty enough; shyness; embarrassed about pimples and body hair (together with Mariola)
Fishhook Cactus
fear of speaking and saying what they really want
Inmortal
feelings of inadequacy
Mexican Shell Flower
holding themselves back from participating with others; shyness; escaping and running away
Ocotillo
erupt in uncontrollably strong emotional reactions (with Violet Curls)
Purple Mat
reserved and inhibited and who use manipulation to get what they want
Saguaro Cactus
give up easily; have difficulty with authority
Salsify
feeling awkward with your physical body or your ability to grow and mature; seems behind others in maturing
Scorpion Weed
afraid of making mistakes or repeating mistakes of the past; fear that their mistakes are unforgivable
Sow Thistle
socially inappropriate or obnoxious; too domineering
Soaptree Yucca
succumb to peer pressure; indecisive, allowing other people’s desires to overpower their own
Spanish Bayonet Yucca
afraid in facing a challenge
Star Primrose
feel angry or resentful and blame others for it
Strawberry Cactus
expect things to go wrong
Syrian Rue
tell lies; are accused of telling lies but haven’t
Teddy Bear Cholla Cactus
frustrated or impatient with their growth; fear of intimacy; hates talking about appropriate teen behaviors and needs; doesn’t want to grow up; being afraid of sex and dating (together with Purple Aster)
Violet Curls
erupt in uncontrollably strong emotional reactions (with Ocotillo)
White Desert Primrose
overly influences by ideals others have created but that don’t fit their own soul purpose
Windflower
experience energy ups and down
Woven Spine Pineapple Cactus
Exhausted
Canyon Grapevine
lacks autonomy, too dependent on others to tell them what to do; wanting to remain little, fear of being independent (together with Milky Nipple Cactus); angry and frustrated at harder academics and making mistakes on tests (together with Purple Aster and Candy Barrel Cactus); avoid responsibility, afraid of being adult (together with Arizona White Oak)
Milky Nipple Cactus
wanting only mom’s attention ( physical and emotional) all the time like a toddler; wanting to remain little, fear of being independent (together with Canyon Grapevine)
Arizona White Oak
avoid responsibility, afraid of being adult (together with Canyon Grapevine); afraid to learn to drive (together with Purple Aster)
Purple Aster
being afraid of sex and dating (together with Teddy Bear Cholla Cactus); angry and frustrated at harder academics and making mistakes on tests (together with Candy Barrel Cactus and Canyon Grapevine); afraid to learn to drive (together with Arizona White Oak)
Mariola
embarrassed about pimples and body hair (together with Evening Star)