Lavandula stoechas & Lavandula angustifolia

 Lavender Illustration by Quinn K Dyer
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Happiness, love & money
air, mercury & masculinity
Scorpio, virgo, Aries & Pisces
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Lavender relaxes the mind and body; the perfect addition to a bath or a meditation ritual. Just seeing and smelling the plant can put one’s mind at ease. It’s the perfect de-stressor.

An immensely versatile herb, lavender has many medicinal properties as well. It’s been used to cure headaches, relieve cramps, and clean wounds.

Lavender can be used to encourage love & it’s said to be a potent aphrodisiac. But while some people are totally into it, others are repulsed instead.

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Lavender loves the sun and heat, but needs space to grow. It can get enormous, but it can do well in containers.

Though it doesn’t mind frequent waterings, lavender’s roots don’t like to stay wet. Use well draining soil.

It’s super fragrant flowers are great for attracting bees.

Lavender can bloom all summer into fall. The best time to harvest blooms is when the buds just begin to open; before full bloom.

The flowers are the most potent part of the plant, but the leaves and stem produce the same effect. All varieties can be used for their oils though some are more potent than others.

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Lavender has been a superstar in the beauty industry for centuries.

It’s been touted for its anti-inflammatory properties & acne fighting abilities.

 

The root of the word lavender itself comes from the Latin word “to wash.”Mugwort, chamomile, and lavender that are grown at home can be put to good use this way.

However there are always allergy risks when using new herbs, so be careful! Always test in small amounts and if you have a bad reaction to the plant before harvesting, then don’t use it!

Don't be discouraged if allergies prevent you from using a certain plant. Even the greenest witches aren't in tune with every plant.

Soaking in a bath of chamomile and lavender banishes anxiety. A few sprigs of thyme, rosemary, and lavender eases joint pain and body aches.

Climb into a pre-ritual bath with mugwort, chamomile & catnip for protection and to induce visions & cosmic “remembering.”

Bath bombs are a great way to harness these herbs' energies.

Divination and dreamwork are super-charged during the new & full moons; especially a Gemini or Pisces moon. And lavender responds very well to those signs.

For an extra potent soak, combine the herbs with a cup of Epsom salts. They help purify toxins from the body. Be wary of added fragrances when buying Epsom salts.