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
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
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
need to rebel but are afraid to
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
Fishhook Cactus
fear of speaking and saying what they really want
feelings of inadequacy
Mexican Shell Flower
holding themselves back from participating with others; shyness; escaping and running away
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
feeling awkward with your physical body or your ability to grow and mature
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
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
experience energy ups and down
Woven Spine Pineapple Cactus