Fresh Lavender 

Folk Names: Elf leaf, Nard, Nardus, spike

Gender: Masculine

Planet: Mercury

Element: Air

Powers: Love, protection, sleep, longevity, purification, happiness, peace

Protection: To aid in protection in your home hang sachets of dried lavender or bunches of dried or fresh lavender at each of the 4 corners of your home. For good measure, you can opt to hang them in each room.

Longevity: Smelling lavender each day is said to aid in longevity. This makes sense because of lavender innate ability to reduce stress levels which can lead to a healthier, happier life.

Purification: One of the most popular magickal uses for lavender is in purification. Lavender is added to sage or rosemary smudge sticks or made into its own to smolder and smudge homes, purify crystals, and clear negativity from a room. adding rosemary to your baths can help purify your body and your magickal energy.

Peace and happiness: From everything so far, you may have noticed a pattern here. Lavender effects the stress, emotions, and anger of those exposed to it. A cranky colicky baby is calmed and lulled to sleep by whiffs of lavender from a diffuser. Lavender added to your pillow can help induce a restful sleep. With lavenders ability to affect the human mind and body clearly it is one of the best ingredients for your peace and happiness magical workings and spells.

When it comes to the Magical uses of lavender my favorite is in its power to heal. Using lavender for healing is easy and anyone can do it.

Use lavender and chamomile together to make a tea that will soothe someone to sleep.
Add lavender essential oil to lotion to help children and or lavender infused olive oil babies sleep.
Diffuse lavender in the room with someone that is stressed or suffering from anxiety.

Fresh Picked Oregon Lavender