TL;DR: Lavender's legacy in love magic is as enduring as it is enchanting. From ancient baths to modern bedrooms, its role in kindling and nurturing love has remained unchallenged. The captivating scent and the deep-rooted history of lavender continue to make it an essential element in the pursuit of love and romance.
In the realm of love and romance, nature has always played a mystical role. From the petals of a red rose to the draw of fragrant herbs, natural elements have been integral to love rituals across cultures and eras. Among these, lavender stands out for its enchanting history and captivating scent. Let’s delve into the magical world of lavender, unraveling its history, the impact of its fragrance on human emotions, and its role in contemporary love magic.
The Historical Significance of Lavender
Did you know there are over 45 species of this beautiful, flowering plant? Also known as Spikenard, lavender's journey through time is as rich as its aroma. This beloved plant, native to the Mediterranean, has been a symbol of love and purity since ancient times. The Greeks and Romans bathed in lavender-scented water, believing it would kindle passion and purity in their hearts.
In the Middle Ages, maidens would tuck lavender into their lovers' clothes as a token of undying love, and its scent was thought to attract suitors. It was even believed that lavender would protect one from the bites of venomous snakes and mad dogs.
In the US, lavender was used in field hospitals up until WWI, because of its antiseptic and anti-inflammatory properties.
Lavender in Myth and Folklore
Throughout history, lavender has woven its way through various myths and folklore, often seen as a harbinger of love. In some tales, it's a charm that ensures the faithfulness of a lover; in others, it's a magical ingredient in love potions. Lavender's presence in these stories underscores its deep-seated association with the heart and soul.
Lavender is associated with the following:
- Sign: Gemini
- Element: Air
- Number: 3
- Deities: Hermes, Athena, Jesus
- Chakra: Crown
The Science of Scent: Lavender and Human Emotions
Beyond its folklore allure, science offers insights into how lavender's scent affects our emotions. Studies have shown that the aroma of lavender can calm the mind, soothe anxiety, and foster a sense of trust – all vital components of romantic love. This connection between scent and emotion is a cornerstone in understanding lavender's power in love magic.
Attracting Love Starts with Self-Love: A Jar Spell
Do you have any empty jars? Pasta sauce jars are perfect for this, and this is Aunt Jacki’s reminder to save your jars! Here’s what you’ll need:
- An empty jar with a lid
- Lavender oil (5 drops)
- Lavender-based candle
- Sprig of lavender (dried or fresh, but fresh is best)
- Cinnamon (1 teaspoon)
- Honey (1 tablespoon)
- Pink or Red Ribbon (the color depends on what type of love you want, wink wink)
Steps for making the Love Jar
- Clean the jar thoroughly. If you want to cleanse it with smoke or prayers, do so.
Add each ingredient. Honey can be drizzled on top of the herbs. As you add the ingredients to the jar, recite this blessing:
I send a message to you from me
Love in the air I wish you to see
My heart is full and to you takes flight
Return it to me with sweetness and light
Let love grow from you to me
So vibrant and sweet that all can see
So it is and so it will be,
love to you and love to me
- Tie the ribbon around the jar.
- Light the candle and let it do its magic. Do not go back and worry about it. Forget about the spell, but please make sure the candle is safe and will not be knocked over by your cat, Merlin. You know how curious he gets.
Practical Love Magic with Lavender
Incorporating lavender into contemporary love rituals can be both simple and profound. Try some of these simple acts to bring the energy of lavender and love into your home.
- Adding a few drops of lavender oil to a warm bath can create a serene and romantic ambiance.
- Placing dried lavender in drawers not only clears the air but also weaves a subtle spell of attraction and peace.
- Even a sprig of lavender placed in a vase can shift the energy of a room, opening hearts and minds to love's possibilities.
- A lavender sachet under the pillow might invoke dreams of love.
- Lavender works as a natural relaxant. Coventry Creations makes a lavender room spray that is skin-safe. We recommend spraying into the air in front of you and then walking through the mist to feel refreshed and relaxed.
Lavender and Intention Setting in Love Magic
The true power of lavender in love magic lies in intention. When used with a clear, heartfelt intention, lavender can be an amplifier of love and affection. Whether seeking new love, nurturing an existing relationship, or fostering self-love, setting an intention is key to unlocking lavender's full potential.
Love Me: A Modern Take on Lavender Love Magic
In the spirit of this timeless tradition, Coventry Creations offers the Love Me product line, featuring candles, sprays, and oils with a top note of earthy lavender. These products blend ancient wisdom with modern needs, making them perfect for today's love rituals.
The Love Me products areline is designed for easy integration into daily routines. Light the candle to create a romantic ambiance, use the spray to refresh your space with love-inviting energy, or apply the oil as a personal scent to carry the magic of lavender with you. These products can be used to set the mood for a romantic evening or as a daily reminder of one’s commitment to self-love and emotional wellness.