Orange Essence


For enthusiasm and hope

Product Description

Qualities: Enthusiasm, Hope

Message of Self-Mastery: Energy; banishing melancholy; for cultivating an inner smile; resolution of conflict; lightness; emotional integration; “light at the end of the tunnel”; renewed interest in life; for the power to endure difficulties.

Pattern of Disharmony: Mild to severe depression; hopelessness; despair; self-pity; for past or present abuse issues-physical, emotional or sexual; apathy; the “might as well get used to it” attitude.


My thoughts dance on air with cosmic energy. Singing joyfully, they soar above every dark valley of sorrow!


Joyful Hopeful
Transcendent Energetic
Enthusiastic Expressing the power to endure
Persevering Vital
Resilient Renewing interest in life
Blissful Light
Serene Smiling from within


Depressed Melancholic
Heavy Lacking in energy
Apathetic Feeling burdened
Resigned Despairing
Disinterested Hopeless
Negative Irresolute


Certain individuals are able to take trauma and crisis in stride; others buckle under and suffer greatly. Some children do better with teething than others. Some of the elderly, although understandably lonely, weather the passing of a spouse better than others. This leads us to the conclusion that it is not the experience itself, but the way we choose to react to it-similar to Cherry-that indicates the need for Orange. Culturally, we are faced with some shocking statistics on depression.

Clinical depression affects twenty to thirty percent of adults at some time during their lives.

The lifetime risk of suicide from major depressive disorder is fifteen percent, a higher mortality rate than that of many medical disorders.

Depression and anxiety disorders are twice as common in women than in men. In women, the mid-thirties and forties represent the peak period of new-onset depression and anxiety.

I remember one particular afternoon of consultations following a morning Spirit-in-Nature workshop. Four people in a row came in to the office and recounted their life stories of serious childhood abuse issues. One man was then suicidal; one woman had chosen a homosexual lifestyle that was proving problematic; another gentleman was undergoing long-term psychotherapy; one woman with a difficult childhood had become an elementary school teacher. All had suffered similar abusive situations and had adapted according to their own personalities. Each individual, however, indicated the need for Orange.

Positive Orange is the loving parent by whom we may not have had the opportunity to be raised, who gently takes us by the hand and says, “This is a tough test, but you’re going to be okay. We’ll just see this through and come out the other side.”

Orange is the essence of choice for those heavier-than-Cherry moods or chronic depression. “I took Orange to dispel moods after a serious accident where I sustained a concussion,” Patrick wrote “I was told it would take time for the brain to heal, and to be patient. On Orange, I was able to get though the post-trauma weeks with little or no problem caused by down moods. I was also very steady emotional-ly-in fact, steadier than I have been at other times when I wasn’t going through a healing phase.”


Orange embodies the vibration of not giving up, or giving in, no matter how convincing the case in favor of despair. Orange is indicated for any experience which leaves us feeling as though we can’t go on- the death of a loved one, divorce, miscarriage, thoughts of suicide, a disfiguring accident, or surgery or a chronic, lingering illness. Orange embodies hope and leads us through even the most long-term suffering to the light at the end of the tunnel.

One in the negative Orange state is far beyond the help of Cherry. The negative Cherry state may be likened to waking up on the wrong side of the bed; negative Orange is more like waking up on the wrong side of your life. Orange is helpful for long-standing problems-or long-term, counterproductive attitudes in dealing with those problems.

The negative Orange state, especially when prolonged, is that “end of one’s rope” feeling. It may also indicate the need for other modalities of therapy in addition to taking Orange. (A repeated word of caution: flower essences do not replace proper medical attention.) “I’d been depressed all day,” Verna admitted. “I don’t usually get depressed, but there it was. I was so depressed that I didn’t even want to close up shop. I was going to binge on a box of cookies. Instead, I prayed for an answer and went right over to the Spirit-in-Nature Essences display. I picked up a bottle of Orange and felt better with the first dosage. I took it the next day too. The depression disappeared.”

The dictionary defines depression as a hollow or low place. Certainly for all of us, this describes those times in our lives when we have felt empty inside and hopeless. In the negative Orange state, it is easy to find justification for this absence of enthusiasm. Orange is like a “vibrational fork-lift” that scoops us out of the doldrums.


Seek counseling or other forms of constructive help.

Join a support group to band with others going through similar difficulties.

Join an organization where you can give help and support to those who are going through the same or similar tests that you have overcome.

Practice viewing your life-especially the particularly difficult parts-as a passing dream. Do so without reacting emotionally, as if it’s someone else’s life you are observing.

Find happiness in the little things in your life, gradually expanding to bigger ones; reading a favorite book, planting a flower garden or jogging with your dog.


For this exercise, you will need to stand in front of a mirror.

Look into the reflection of your eyes. What do you see there? Are they laughing, sad, contented or disgruntled? Now look at the shape of your face-its contours, its features, the texture and color of your skin, and the way you hold your head and shoulders. What does your posture tell you about yourself? Are you self-confident? One-pointed? Contented?

Having assessed your body language and facial expression, place the tip of each index finger at the corners of your mouth, all the while studying the face staring back at you. Push the corners of your mouth upward, forming a smile of sorts, or at least the beginning of one. Now place your hands at your sides, maintaining the expression. Allow the smile to glide over the contours of your face like a cloud leaving a sunlit trail in its wake on a hillside. In the physical process of smiling, let your face be bathed in the exhileration of this smile.

Watch your reflection as the smile reaches your eyes. Observe the change in your energy, your posture and finally your heart. Now, repeat the following affirmation.


Testimonials for the Flower Essences

My husband, myself and my 2 children have been using the flower essences for the last 4 months and I feel they have really addressed and dealt with problems that we knew and many we didn’t know of. The essences are very powerful and deeply spiritual in nature. My family started with orange and strawberry flower essence and within a week of taking them we are felt uplifted and with a deeper and higher energy and free from a many issues. Since then we have taken many different ones as had been indicated by the test and each time the essence prescribed has been exactly what was needed to fix the problem at that point in time. For us the essences have opened a new, deep, and very powerful door allowing us to improve ourselves and evolve. I deeply recommend everyone should take them. ~ S.P., New Delhi

Lettuce: This one flower remedy handles many many issues of persons with autism such as – restlessness, repetitive behaviours, hyperactivity, disturbed or delayed sleep, aggression to name a few. Seen definitive results in the kids. They are much more calmer with the remedy, having good sleep at night and communicating their needs. Its one WOW remedy for persons with autism. ~ Deepak Verma, Transformation (Organization for children with special needs), New Delhi

I was going through a ‘big’ situation of change of work, from working in a comfortable job as a Head of Finance in a large multinational company, to deciding to start my entrepreneurship in the area that really attracted me of people development as a trainer and life coach. I was badly ‘caught’ in the test, as it felt like a very confusing change to me. My mind was mostly puzzled, unclear and I really didn’t know if I was even thinking right! The only thing I was sure of then, was that I needed to somehow put all my energies in trying to do what felt right, even if it was very difficult. It was the tomato flower essence that provided that extra Mental Strength and ability to Endure with a deep sense of patience and calmness. With endurance came also the ability to Focus and I found my-self changing almost immediately and started to view ‘difficulties’ on the way, as ‘opportunities’! ~ Dipti Bhatia, Gurgaon

I am a homeopathic practitioner since 18 years. I have gone through the book The Essential Flower Essence Handbook. After my in-depth studies, I prescribed more than 100 essences to my patients, especially on their mood and nature. I used Avocado Essence for memory and concentration in school children and observed their results are improving from their next test only. I used Cherry Essence for cheerfulness and Pineapple for confidence. In the next follow up patients reported that they feel improvement as soon as they took the first drop. Many patients have started reading The Essential Flower Essences Handbook and want to know more about the essences for their use and help others also. ~ Dr. Ketan Shah, MD (Homeopath), Ahmedabad

I have two sons, both are very active children. My elder son is diagnosed with ADHD (mild). I get overworked due to many personal reasons and i tend to loose my peace and sense of balance. I have been working very hard with my elder one, but now seems to loose my patience. One day on some refernce i contacted Dipti ji and she adviced Tomato and Spinach essences for me. This worked very well, specially Spinach essence. I am trying Avocado essence for my child now. ~ R.S.

Jena came from North East and joined me as assistant sales executive in my office. First week went off well. The second week I found her disturbed and most distracted. Turned out she had lost her mother some time back and she was missing her that day. And all in all she was demotivated to concentrate on work. Corn Essence was handy. One dose under the tongue and 20 minutes later Jena was sitting in front of me asking me how to deal with a certain difficult customer! ~ Kamini, Bangalore