It's no secret that Lavender is one of the most valuable herbs every witch should have. Packed with Magickal and everyday uses every witch can benefit from having a stock of dried lavender and lavender essential oil. If the witch is so inclined than growing their own lavender is a great option as well. One of my favorite reference books for Magickal herbs is Cunningham's Encyclopedia of Magical Herbs. This book is a great quick reference for when you are in a hurry packed with magickal correspondences. To fit som many herbs into one book he was limited on how much information he could put for each one. The magical uses for lavender are limited in the book but so very vast. Magickal correspondences for lavender Lavender is an aromatic flowery herb known for its calming nature. Lavender is so well known for its ability to calm that it has been scientifically proven to reduce stress better than medications. That power can be harnessed for use in your magic as well. Folk Names: Elf leaf, Nard, Nardus, spike Gender: Masculine Planet: Mercury Element: Air Powers: Love, protection, sleep, longevity, purification, happiness, peace Magickal uses for lavender Love Men, in particular, are attracted to lavender. So much so that Lavender was once used by prostitutes to attract customers. Love is one of the more popular uses for lavender. Wear lavender essential oil, bathe with lavender soap, or place sachets of lavender in your clothing drawers to lure love to you. If you already have love, lavender is a great way to calm and diffuse marital discord to help keep love strong and happy. 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 affects 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 night of restful sleep. With lavender's 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. The Healing Magic of Lavender 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. :: Use diluted lavender essential oil as an antiseptic. :: Add lavender to homemade salves for healthy skin. :: Mix lavender with aloe to treat burns Want more uses for lavender? Check out these great uses for lavender outside of your magic.