Properties: Peace, purification, protection, healing, relaxation, love, happiness, sleep, divination
Folk Names: Elf Leaf, Nard, Nardus, Spike, Garden Lavender
Botanical Name: Lavandula angustifolia
Lavender is in the Lamiaceae family and has 47 known species of flowering plants. Lavender has a rich history, practically, spiritually and symbolically. In many cultures, Lavender is seen as a sacred plant with deep spiritual significance. While it has many metaphysical properties, Lavender also has a long history of medicinal uses. Some of Lavender's main uses are for calming, peace, and relaxation. It can be burned to help cleanse away negative and chaotic energies or steeped into a tea or other beverage to help calm and relax. Lavender also has cleansing and purification properties, making it great to add to a home cleansing spell or ritual, or added to a sachet bag to be kept in the car or on yourself. It can also aid in meditation and prayer by promoting peace and tranquility; helping to reach that relaxed state associated with meditation. Lavender is also used often in love workings, to help attract love or enhance romantic feelings. It makes a great addition to self-love spells, as well as love spells of the romantic kind. Rubbing the plant or using the oil on a note to your lover is another great way to utilize Lavender for love. Lavender essential oil has been widely used in aromatherapy to help induce a state of emotional closeness and relaxation. Lavender also makes a great addition to sachets for bath teas or placed under the pillow to promote peaceful sleep. It can also help to strengthen intuition as well as restore peace to relationships. The leaves can also be utilized in all the same ways as the buds.
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