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Lavender: Spiritual Meaning, Uses & Benefits

Everything you need to know about the Lavender plant. 

Plant history

Lavender plants are believed to originate from the Mediterranean, Middle East, and India. Lavender belongs to the genus Lavandula. The history of humans using lavender for healing can be traced back over 2,500 years. In ancient times, lavender was used as a holy herb. Lavender can grow up to 2ft tall and is extremely abundant in France. Over the years over 45 different species of lavender has been discovered with over 450 varieties, they are still studying and researching variations of lavender due to its hybrid orientation in current times. 

Plant Identification

  • Origin: Worldwide, best grown in sunlight
  • Plant family: Lamiaceae
  • Scent: Is diverse in smell, depending on where the lavender is grown some are more floral, others quite herbaceous, strong and woodsy.
  • Colour: Purple, white, soft pink, blue violet 
  • Harvesting: Best in the spring and early summer in the mornings, best to source the dew dried before the suns heat draws out to much oil and scent.
  • Endangered: No

Benefits 

Spiritual

Hang some lavender in your car, bedroom, closet or sacred space for spiritual protection, Purify your home by burning lavender cleansing bundles. This will also protect you from entities, the evil eye and cursing. Hang lavender charms in all 4 corners of your home for prolonged protection. It is a plant of purification and works well burning naturally or in an essential oil form for third eye and crown chakra activation. It is a plant of purity, combine with Californian white sage or sweetgrass to enhance the plant benefits with one another.  If you are into law of attraction and manifesting, lavender is a great plant to use for any ritual or abundance work.

Lavender is a great plant to use for ceremonial purposes; Use lavender when you are in a creative space as it will keep you relaxed and focused on your spiritual connection it can allow our imagination and expansion of consciousness to widen. If you are performing ceremonies on land you can give lavender as an offering as it represents love and harmony. If you are experiencing a broken heart lavender has soothing energies and cleanses them away from your energy field. Lavender is often use in witchcraft to aid love, fertility and sexual energy.

  • Lavender is connected to the element; Air and carries masculine energy
  • Associated with the Zodiac sign; Virgo & Gemini 

Medicinal

Lavender is a natural antidote, rub lavender oil or spray on/under your pillow at night time to calm your mind into a restful sleep. Lavender works well in times of stress and anxiety. It can be used a muscle relaxant when applied to the skin. Lavender is often used in skin care as it soothes and calms the skin, reduces redness, balances oil production, heals blemishes and stimulates circulation. 

As lavender relaxes muscles and our stress, it can be used to help with headaches, relieve respiratory ailments. In need of plant medicine for speeding healing of cuts as well as soothing a sunburn or bite. Lavender baths are an excellent way to unwind and remove damage and tears from your aura field.

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