Lydia is a solitary witch who has been active in the occult community for 15 years. She is a published writer and visual artist.
A Fragrance Fit for a Queen
Lavender is a multipurpose herb that should be considered a staple for witches. It is governed by Mercury who guides all who work magick. Having lavender on hand as both an herb and an essential oil is worthwhile.
This sweet-smelling flower has been in use for over 2000 years and originated in the Mediterranean region. Eventually, its use spread to Europe and it rose to the height of fashion during the Victorian era when the Queen popularized its use. This popularity is how commercial production began.
A beautifully fragrant flower with over 30 different varieties, lavender makes a versatile addition to your magick cupboard. It is especially good for dreamwork as its herbaceous, floral scent sends us off to dream land with fanciful reveries in our minds.
Magick Correspondences For Lavender
Magick Uses for Lavender
How Can I Bring Lavender Into My Dreamwork?
Becoming intimate with one herb can benefit your magick practice. Get in touch with this plant's soothing vibrational frequency, and allow its peaceful temperament to balance out your inner chaos.
- Bring potted lavender into your bedroom. Behold its beauty and inhale its fragrance as you drift off to sleep!
- Use as a meditation aid. Let it clear away excessive mental chatter.
- Lavender can improve our quality of sleep by putting us in a relaxed frame of mind.
- Dab the essential oil on your dream journal, pillows, and sheets.
- Mix lavender essential oil with water. Sprinkle it around your bedroom or spray in a plant mister to purify the space.
Using Lavender Essential Oil in Dreamwork
Lavender essential oil does not need to be diluted. It can be used 'neat' or in its pure form. You do not need to purchase a carrier oil unless you wish to apply larger quantities.
Add lavender to your nighttime beauty routine. You could add lavender essential oil to a salt scrub to exfoliate away dead skin on your hands or feet before bed. This can be a relaxing way to get yourself into the right mindset. A little bit bedtime self-care can improve our mood. This refreshed mood may slip into the quality of our dreams after we go off to sleep.
Salt scrubs are affordable and easy to clean up. Salt is used in witchcraft to purify. Salt dissolves in water leaving less of a mess. Mix a carrier oil, salt, and lavender essential oil in the quantity and to the consistency you like.
Use lavender essential oil to comb through your hair. You will be surrounded by the sweet-smelling fragrance as you drift off to sleep.
It is good as a scalp massage most especially in the dry winter weather. A scalp massage brings your physical awareness to your head which is the realm of mind. This massage can help you transition your focus away from your body up to your head. This can help facilitate relaxation enough to drift off into a peaceful dream state.
Make a Bedtime Perfume
Scents have an impact on our overall well-being. Nothing draws up memories more than evocative scents. The scent of lavender eliminates nervous tension. Lavender has a relaxing impact on the consciousness. It is a clean scent that blends well with bergamot, lemon, and citrus scents.
Did you know the word lavender may come from the Roman word 'lavare' which means 'to wash'? In the Roman empire, they bath in lavender scented oils in their famous baths.
The base for perfume can be made using equal parts vodka, jojoba oil, and grapeseed oil. Feel free to make substitutions based on what you have on hand. Creating a perfume for bedtime can trigger your consciousness to slip into a relaxed state conducive to pleasant dreams.
You can use this perfume to anoint yourself on the wrists and forehead before you engage in dream journaling, analysis, or any other dreamwork.
Drink Lavender in a Tea to Promote Dreams
Herbal teas have potent restorative powers. The fruity, floral notes of lavender can take us away from our everyday senses. It has been used as a natural sleep remedy by many. Combine lavender with chamomile to have a lulling experience. Chamomile is said to be a natural sedative. Take your time trying lavender for a couple of weeks. Get into the ritual aspect.
Use Lavender in a Jar Spell
Deepen your dreamwork with a spell jar. You need a small glass jar. Mix lavender with other dream herbs like chamomile, anise, rose, and peppermint. See what is in your cupboards. Align your choices with your intent.
Put the jar together. Add in stones, charms, feathers, or anything which will empower your goals. Sand can be added to a dream jar as we are welcoming in the "Sandman". Glitter can add a cosmic feel reminiscent of the stars.
Request for guidance in your dreams. Write a request on a piece of paper to place inside the jar. Surround the jar with crystals to boost its potency.
Decorate the jar with ribbons, lunar symbols, and stars. Place the jar under your bed or on your nightstand.
Be sure to record your results in your dream journal!
- Benefits of Lavender Essential Oil
The bulk of the information in this article comes from an earlier piece I wrote on Remedy Grove.
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