Pros: reasonably prices, safe, effective
Cons: contains alcohol, not as easy as the spray
How I came to buy Rescue Remedy Drops
I first heard about Rescue Remedy Drops on a pet forum which looking for something safe and natural to calm my dog down when he was being hyper. Especially thunderstorms and fireworks. I found some rescue remedy drops designed for dogs. They worked so well that I decided to try the drops that are designed for humans!
What are Bach Flowers anyway?
Developed by Dr Edward Bach Rescue remedy is a combination of 5 of his flower remedies. The formula has been the same for over 70yrs. You can read more about it at http://www.rescueremedy.com
* Star of Bethlehem. For shock and emotional numbness resulting from trauma or bereavement.
* Rock rose. For terror, panic attacks, and hysteria; also recommended for recurrent nightmares.
* Impatiens. For those who tend to think and act impulsively, or become tense and irritable when upset.
* Cherry plum. For fear of losing physical or emotional control.
* Clematis. To prevent "spaciness" or passing out in crisis situations.
Alcohol -the manufacturer does not state the alcohol content but I did read somewhere that it is 27%. You can definitely taste it. If the alcohol part bothers you get the one for pets or I have also seen one for children. I am guessing it is the same formula as the pet one. The pet one uses glycerin and water.
Side Effects and Warnings
I have not read of any side effects and unlike other things to calm people down this does not make you feel sleepy or in any way dopey. I have talked to a lot of people who have used this and it just seems to balance and normalize your stress level rather than drug you. If you are feeling drugged in anyway I would contact a doctor.
As with any drug and since this contains alcohol as an ingredient it is suggested that you contact a doctor before using if you are pregnant or nursing or have any other medical condition. It is always a good idea to check with a doctor before taking anything.
What does it taste like and does it work?
To me it tastes like alcohol and feels a little tingley in the mouth. This goes away in a few minutes. Resist washing it down with a glass of water because it generally absorbs better from your mucous membranes than in your stomach.
The bottle says to dose yourself with 4 drops directly on or under the tongue or mix with water. For the reason I gave above it seems to work better when dosed directly on the tongue. It is kinda hard to do if you are not in front of a mirror so you might prefer the spray which is the exact same thing but in a spray bottle.
I feel it works well. I would almost say it was in my head except for the fact that it works on my dog and he certainly has no idea that I am giving him something to calm him down. Some people say it is the alcohol but the dog drops have no alcholol and I have tried them too with the same results. It just seems to help you deal with stress better. I think it works better if you take it before a stressful situation if you can predict it. I know it works better for the dog if I give it before a thunderstorm rather than waiting until the thunder is crashing.
Sizes Cost and Value
The drops comes in two sizes 10ml or 20ml. I paid approx $12 including shipping for the 20ml size at amazon.com I feel this price is well worth it as it lasts a long time. This is generally not something I am using daily so it can be a year or more before I need to order more.
Other Rescue Remedy products click links to read my reviews
Rescue Remedy spray
Rescue Remedy Skin Cream
Rescue Remedy Skin Gel
Rescue RemedyLip Balm
Rescue Remedy for Pets
Rescue Remedy for children
Rescue Remedy sleep formula
Rescue Remedy for Energy
Rescue Remedy Gum
Rescue Remedy Pastilles(sugar free candy)