Let’s look at fantastic lavender’s magical properties and a few magickal things you can do with this herb.
What is Lavender?
Lavender is a branched, woody, and very fragrant shrub, which can reach 60 cm in height.
It is an evergreen aromatic plant and is present in almost all the coastal areas of the Mediterranean.
Its name derives from the Latin verb standing for cleaning, and washing because the flower was used to perfume water for washing.
Its mild scent, which even today in many families impregnates sheets and towels, and the delicate color of the flowers radiate serenity and freshness.
The perfume, together with the clean vibes, has evoked the symbol of virtue and purity of the soul.
Let’s Take a Look at Lavender Magical Properties
In the Handfasting (the neo-pagan union ritual), lavender plays the role of protector of marriage, bringing love and fertility.
It is woven into the bride’s crown, added to the dishes, especially in the wedding cake, and drunk in the ritual cup.
If it’s planted around the house it gives protection and serenity, it helps to calm the spirit and to remove the bad moods. It is used to prepare candles and pillows. It helps to sleep peacefully.
Lavender is a potent plant, used in purification rites, to ward off negativity, misfortune and bad mood.
Peace and love
Furthermore, it promotes happiness, love, the attainment of inner peace. If used together with other herbs, it enhances their effectiveness.
It protects the inhabitants and is made to dry in a bunch and hung behind the front door. If worn, it protects from the evil eye.
Lavender has always been used in rituals and love bags. The flowers, if burned, combine sleep, if scattered around the house give tranquility.
It is an antidepressant herb.
It is even said that just looking at it can bring serenity to restless souls, perhaps also thanks to its color.
The stems can be burned like incense sticks to eliminate the smell of smoke from the house, perfume the environment, and purify it of negative energies.
It is said to be functioning in attraction spells like Success and Fortune, and in fighting love ligaments.
What Else Can You Do With Lavender?
Lavender Incense Recipe
You can collect the stems to make batches of them to burn them as incense.
You must put them together with some thread to get a torch.
Once lit on a high flame, you must put it out shortly after (in about one or two minutes).
It will make a dense and bluish aromatic smoke.
The dried leaves can be used as a bed to place embers or burning-incense coals.
Lavender Purification Bath from Negativity
Boil a handful of angelica, hypericum, lavender, and rosemary flowers in a liter of water, and leave to infuse for ten minutes, then turn off the heat and leave to cool.
Finally, filter and add the mixture to your bath.
It is important to stay in the warm water as long as possible and repeat the bath every day for a week, in case you feel threatened by negative events, envy, etc.
Soak fresh flowering tops harvested in the balsamic period (July-August) in extra-virgin olive oil (possibly organic and cold-pressed).
Close the oil in a glass jar and expose it to sunlight for a month, shaking it once a day.
After a month, filter and squeeze the flowers, and store the oil in bottles/jars of dark glass, keeping them in the dark and dry place.
To strengthen a friendship, take white silk or cotton cloth, sew it on the sides and close it with a ribbon of the same color.
Inside the bag place seven chamomile heads, a lilac ribbon, three ears of lavender, a piece of pink quartz. Share it with your friend.
Child Protection Talisman
Collect three oak twigs, three pine branches, and some spikes of lavender, combine them with a wire, then tie them with a red ribbon.
Under the talisman, attach silver-colored bells to call the fairies to protect your children.
A Chant to Honor Lavender
“I feel Peace, Calm, Security, and Love.
I can forgive widely.
I have power over my thoughts: I don’t allow my thoughts to accelerate.
I am sure: my individuality expands freely.
I look at life with benevolence and gratitude. I love and accept everything in life.
I accept and forgive the past. I am peaceful and harmonious.
I am like the new dawn of every day: my thoughts are renewed, clean, fresh and bright.
I welcome the new and easily assimilate new ideas and attitudes.
Everything is changing in life … I, like the tree, let the original circulate like new sap in me
I know that the ways and paths of love can change, but love never changes in its essence, nor is it ever lost.
Thank you lavender for your heavenly scent (Repeat this three times).”
Lavender is beautiful to see and amazing to use to make some natural magic and work on some areas of your life in which you struggle the most like inner peace, negative vibes, and self-love.
Use it, and you won’t regret it!