Native to countries in Europe, Africa, and Asia lavender is part of the mint family. While purple is the color of royalty, and pink the color of youth, lavender is femininity all grown up. It represents refinement, grace, and elegance. Lavender holds a sacred place in nature, and with its violet flowers is often considered the most delicate and precious.
The fragrance from the oils of the lavender plant is believed to help promote calmness and wellness. It's also said to help reduce stress, anxiety, and possibly even mild pain. They can be used in a variety of aromatherapy products including soaps and candles! Magically lavender can add quite a bit to spells including protection and health benefits. In parts of Italy lavender is used to ward from protection of the evil eye. Lavender can also be used in the house to ward against fleas and moths.
Herbs are plants that contain healing properties and can potentially assist with a number of health problems. Some have exotic flavors and unique aromas, that are used to enhance the taste and smell of your food. Consumed dried or fresh, herbs are beneficial either way.
Each herb possesses unique ways of helping you to stay healthy and support your body, mind, and spirit. Herbs are used for a variety of purposes. In addition to medicines, herbs are often used for making teas, bathing, body care products, flower essences, supplements, and as fragrances.
Although certain herbs have medical science behind their use, and are used by medical professionals in treatments, we encourage you to do your research before ingesting any herb. This is especially true if you are taking any medications, as many herbs interact with specific types of medications. Always consult your doctor before trying to treat, diagnose, or cure any medical condition, as they know what is best specifically for you.