lavender

lavendar

    Lavender is a plant and an herb.

botanical information:

    Botanical name: Lavendula spp. (more than 15 species), especially Lavendula officinale or Lavendula vera

    Common name: lavendar (obsolete spelling), lavender

    Use the botanical name when ordering seeds (bulbs, etc.) or when looking up information in the library. Common names vary by nation, culture, and region, and sometimes the same common name is applied to different plants.

part used:

    Part Used: Flowers.

Information courtesy of Mountain Rose Herbs

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astrological correspondences:

    Astrological planet: Mercury

magickal correspondences and uses:

    Perfumes: Lavender perfume corresponds with wednesday and is a good perfume for wednesdays.

    Incense: Lavender incense or petals or oil is appropriate for burning in love spells, such as the Aphrodite New Moon love spell, Hecate black candle love spell, or Isis Full Moon love spell.

    Western element: air

    Magickal uses: inner peace, joy, reduce stress

    Love bath: A love bath is a safe and easy way for anyone to cast a love ritual. Lavender is used in Scott Cunningham’s love bath number three. See the article on love baths for more information.

    Mercury spells: Lavender (as herb or essential oil) may be used in as an ingredient or substitute for magick spells and formulas related to Mercury matters (overcoming addiction, breaking bad habits, communication, divination, eloquence, intelligence, mental powers, psychic powers, self-improvement, study, travel, and wisdom). Be careful about substitutions for preparations that will be ingested or come in contact with the skin. These substitutions do not apply to medical uses. See the article on Mercury for a list of herbal substitutes for lavendar.

    Using essential oils: Essential oils are just too concentrated and too expensve to use without dilution. If you purchase pure essential oil from a source such as Mountain Rose, you will want to place just a drop or two into a neutral carrier vegetable oil or jojoba. This conservation is typical of the use of essential oils in spells and other magick. It is wise to test a bit of any essential oil on your inner wrist before use. If any irritation occurs, do not use the essential oil. Keep essential oils out of reach of children and pets and away from heat and light. See the article on essential oils for detailed information on how to mix and use essential oils.

    Love spells: Lavender flowers are appropriate for use in love spells, such as the Aphrodite New Moon love spell.

    Magickal substitutions: Rosemary usually may be safely substituted for any herb in magick spells and rituals. Roses may safely be substituted for any flower.


Magical Uses
Lavender Flowers: A must for love spells to attract men. Also, a sachet of lavender flowers will help ease headaches, induce sleep and foster peace. Ruling Element: Air, love and money spells, pain relief, attract good spirits.  long life, peace, wishes, protection, purification. Used in dream pillows for calming, reaching the depths of the subconscious mind, health and love concerns. Thrown into midsummer fires as a sacrifice to the gods. Put 2 handfuls of Lavender Flowers into a square of cheese cloth and tie with a purple ribbon use this aromatic washcloth in place of your usual one. Lavender was thrown into Midsummer fires by witches as a sacrifice to the ancient Gods. Love, Beauty, Protection, Sleep, Chastity, Longevity, Purification, Happiness, Peace

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ritual uses:

    Ritual uses: weddings

    Ritual uses: invoking Saturn

deities associated with lavender:

essential oil:

    Essential Oil: Lavender essential oil can be used for both aromatherapy and magick.
    Aromatherapy Uses: anxiety, depression, irritability, panic and panic attacks, stress

    Using essential oils: Essential oils are just too concentrated and too expensve to use without dilution. If you purchase pure essential oil from a source such as Mountain Rose, you will want to place just a drop or two into a neutral carrier vegetable oil or jojoba. This conservation is typical of the use of essential oils in spells and other magick. It is wise to test a bit of any essential oil on your inner wrist before use. If any irritation occurs, do not use the essential oil. Keep essential oils out of reach of children and pets and away from heat and light. See the article on essential oils for detailed information on how to mix and use essential oils.

health care uses:

    Health Notice: Attempting to be an amateur doctor is potentially dangerous to your health. This web page is not professional medical advice. Nothing on this website should be considered as a substitute or replacement for professional medical advice. Persons should seek the advice of qualified health providers. Self-medication should not be used as a substitute for professional medical care. Please confirm all self-medication with your doctor or health care professional. See the article on healing for recommended healers.

external care:

    External skin care: Lavender oil in Great Skin Glycolic Moisture Cream: “A daily reconditioning treatment containing natural fruit acids of Grape, Lemon, Passionflower, and Pineapple. Natural fruit acids accelerate the natural skin renewal process. This light weight oil free moisturizer will diminish fine lines, scarring, and skin discoloration. Vitamin A,E, and C protect the skin from the damaging effects of free radicals and help improve elasticity. Includes Lavandula Angustifolia (Lavender Oil), Citrus Medica Limonum (Lemon Peel Oil), and Geranium Maculatum Oil.” Great Skin Glycolic Moisture Cream

    External skin care: Lavender in Belli Elasticity Belly Oil: “Reduce the risk of stretch marks with Belli’s bestseller for stretching skin. Rapid stretching of skin can tear the underlying connective tissue, resulting in scars known as stretchmarks. Luxurious, quick-drying oil is an advanced blend of Vitamin E, gotu kola extract, and collagen hydrolysates that was clinically proven to decrease the risk and severity of stretch marks by 39%! Heavenly scented with lavender, cocoa butter, and sweet almond oil, it soothes the senses while nourishing and moisturizing the skin to prepare it for stretching. Use morning and night on stomach, breasts, hips, thighs, and buttocks.” Belli Elasticity Belly Oil

    External skin care: Lavender extract in Rhonda Allison Peptide Serum: “Elegant, silky blend delivers immediate firmness and suppleness. Skin will be plumper and more taut. Fine lines will diminish and skin will glow. Advanced formula is loaded with the latest “must-have” in skincare-peptides. These nutrient-rich proteins tighten and brighten, revitalize, refine, and rejuvenate. You will see the years melt away with only 30 days of daily use. Apply a few drops to cleansed and toned skin morning and night before moisturizer and sun protection.” Rhonda Allison Peptide Serum

cautions and contraindications:

    Cautions and contraindications: Lavender flower is believed to be safe.

    Wild gathering: Avoid wild gathering. Some plants are endangered species. Some plants can be toxic just by touch. Even experts can make deadly misidentifications of wild plants. Please grow your own herbs in your own goddess garden (or window boxes).

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