Lavender essential oil benefits and uses in alchemy, magick and spagyrics

Lavender essential oil benefits and uses in alchemy, magick and spagyrics
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Lavender is one of my favourite plants to work with. It has numerous healing and magical properties. In this post, I’m going to introduce you to lavender essential oil benefits and magical uses.

Lavender plant comes from the Mediterranean region and it has been known for its medical properties for centuries. It was used by ancient Greeks and Romans for scenting soaps and baths. During medieval times it was associated with love and thought to be an aphrodisiac. Some people even believed that carrying lavender would allow them to see ghosts. The name comes from Latin “lavare”, which means “to wash”. Other names that people used for lavender are: Elf Leaf, Nard, Nardus and Spike.

Lavender healing properties:

  • antifungal
  • antibacterial
  • antiseptic
  • antidepressant
  • antistress
  • nerve tonic
  • used after a bee sting to relieve the pain
  • repels insects, kills parasite and lice
  • helps with insomnia, fatigue, nervousness, feeling down, burnt out, exhaustion, anxiety, memory problems, depression, aggression
  • relaxes and stimulates the mind, make it sharper and more alert
  • inhalation ease headaches
  • quiets the body and mind
  • mood uplifting: makes people feel more cheerful, comfortable and natural
  • used as a mild antidepressant
  • strengthening the mind and heart in stressful situations
  • used as a scent during the childbirth and was traditionally used for bathing the newborn baby, welcoming it to the world
  • helps the reduction of cellulite
  • skin healing: bruises, cuts, wounds, burns, sunburns, scars, sores, insect bites and injuries

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Lavender essential oil benefits:

  • highly antiseptic: heal the wounds and burns
  • relieves pain and inflammation
  • added in the bath relieves muscle tension
  • tones the nervous system and encourage deep sleep
  • used for steam inhalation – opens the sinus and breathing passages
  • it is produced by steam distilling the flower tops
  • used only externally, except under professional supervision
  • can be an allergen

Lavender essential oil blending information:

  • strength: 4
  • scent group: floral
  • perfume note: middle

Lavender plant and essential oil uses:

  • teas – relaxing bedtime drink for a comfortable sleep
  • infusions
  • baths
  • oils
  • sprays
  • smoke blend
  • steam inhalation
  • eye pillow
  • massage oil
  • diffuser, aroma lamp
  • sleeping and closet sachets
  • salt baths
  • perfumes
  • bundle sticks for cleansing
  • disinfecting the surface
  • scenting laundry

Lavender kitchen uses:

  • classic french blend: herbs de provance
  • desserts: shortbread cookies
  • infused honey

How to grow a lavender plant?

  • preferred Mediterranean climate with well-drained, a slightly sandy, alkaline (pH 6,4 – 8) soil
  • sparse rain and plenty of sunshine
  • likes growing in the rocks
  • don’t overwater
  • for the highest medicinal quality, it is harvested before the buds are fully open on an early morning during the summer
  • flowers at early summer usually bloom again if it’s cut after first flowering

Lavender alchemical and magical correspondences:

  • zodiac: Aquarius, Gemini, Leo, Pisces, Virgo
  • solar system: Mercury
  • element: air
  • gender: masculine
  • celebrations: Litha, Midsummer Eve
  • goddesses: Hecate, Vesta, Juno, Hera, Isis
  • gods: Saturn, Zeus, Jupiter, Odin, Osiris

Lavender magickal uses:

  • enhance awareness and intuition for dream work, clairvoyance and all psychic work
  • clarity and inspiration in divination, contact with spirits and communication
  • staying grounded in spellwork
  • purification: consecrating sacred space, releasing negativity and providing protection
  • beauty and love: renewal in marriage, balance and peace in relationships
  • healing sexual issues
  • spiritual strength and inspiration
  • manifestation prosperity, luck and well being
  • working with elves
  • combined with rosemary as a perfume to calm and make wise
  • powers: balance, calming, cleansing, purification, courage, creativity, fertility, longevity, happiness, peace, sleep, chastity, joy, sense of connection, control anger, repel negativity
  • scent a paper with lavender to write a love letter
  • carried to see ghosts and worn to protect against the evil eye
  • purification baths
  • place the lavender in the front door to repel negativity from the household
  • mix lavender with sage and burn during the waning moon to purify and protect home
  • use lavender along with amethyst stone to heighten psychic awareness and clairvoyant energies

Free lavender grimoire page for you to download!

You can download the free book of shadows PDF version here

Resources:

  1. “The Herbal Alchemist’s Handbook: A Grimoire of Philtres, Elixirs, Oils, Incense, and Formulas for Ritual Use”
  2. “Practical Handbook of Plant Alchemy: How to Prepare Medicinal Essences Tinctures & Elixirs” – Manfred M. Junius
  3. “Mixing Essential Oils for Magic: Aromatic Alchemy for Personal Blends” – Sandra Kynes
  4. “The Aromatherapy Encyclopedia: A Concise Guide to Over 395 Plant Oils” – Carol Schiller, David Schiller
  5. “The Aromatherapy Garden: Growing Fragrant Plants for Happiness and Well-Being” – Kathi Keville
  6. “Prepper’s Natural Medicine: Life-Saving Herbs, Essential Oils and Natural Remedies for When There is No Doctor” – Cat Ellis
  7. “Rodale’s Illustrated Encyclopedia of Herbs” – Claire Kowalchik
  8. “The Herbal Apothecary: 100 Medicinal Herbs and How to Use Them” – JJ Pursell
  9. “Mosby’s Handbook of Herbs & Natural Supplements” – Linda Skidmore-Roth
  10. “The Encyclopedia of Spices and Herbs: An Essential Guide to the Flavors of the World” – Padma Lakshmi
  11. “How to Benefit from Everyday Herbs – A Beginner’s Guide to Homemade Natural Herbal Remedies for Common Ailments & Good Health” – Patricia Bratianu
  12. “The Gift of Healing Herbs: Plant Medicines and Home Remedies for a Vibrantly Healthy Life” – Robin Rose Bennett
  13. “Rosemary Gladstar’s Medicinal Herbs: A Beginner’s Guide: 33 Healing Herbs to Know, Grow, and Use” – Rosemary Gladstar
  14. “Magical Folkhealing: Herbs, Oils, and Recipes for Health, Healing, and Magic” – D. J. Conway
  15. “Grimoire for the Green Witch: A Complete Book of Shadows” – Ann Moura
  16. “Cunningham’s Encyclopedia of Magical Herbs” – Scott Cunningham
  17. “The Complete Illustrated Encyclopedia of Magical Plants, Revised: A Practical Guide to Creating Healing, Protection, and Prosperity using Plants, Herbs, and Flowers” – Susan Gregg
  18. “Witch’s Master Grimoire: An Encyclopaedia of Charms, Spells, Formulas and Magical Rites” – Lady Sabrina
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