A gift of reciprocation gives and takes equally. It is a gift that uplifts your emotions, soothes your soul, purifies your mind and harmonizes your body.
Lavender is a plant of the Old World, found in European countries, parts of Africa, the Mediterranean, Asia and India. It was used in many ancient cultures including the Egyptians. There are 47 varieties. It is not native to America. For this reason, Lavender makes a great offering for indoor ritual use, loose incense, potpourri or a bath soak.
Highly prized for its calming and soothing aroma, it has tremendous antibacterial and deodorizing properties.
Lavender is clearing, cleansing, purifying and protecting for the Heart, Body, Soul and Spirit.
Tips for burning this homegrown loose incense: This loose incense is pure lavender, so it needs a constant heat source. Use charcoal or an electric incense burner.
- Homegrown naturally - no fertilizers or chemicals used
- Intentionally harvested
- Full plant used - stems, leaves, flowers (only after they have dropped to the ground or are brown and cannot benefit the wildlife anymore)
- Energetically prepared and blessed
- Packaged in a glass jar with rose petals (that can also be used in ritual)
More about Lavender ( Lavandula):
The Ancient Greeks called Lavender Nardus. Lavender use has been documented for over 2500 years. The name is derived from the Latin verb lavare which means "to wash." In Medieval and Renaissance France, womben who did washing were called "lavenders." Clothes were washed in lavender and laid to dry on lavender bushes. The Ancient Greeks used lavender to fight insomnia and back aches. The Druids used Lavender in smudge sticks. Lavender essential oil is used to aid sleep and relaxation.