Some of the earliest recorded uses of lavender are by the Roman soldiers who used the wild-growing plant to perfume their bathwater and wash their clothes. Because of the association with clothes-washing, medieval English washerwomen were referred to as lavenders.
Lavender is a true adaptogen, and a universally healing herb. As an adaptogen, lavender goes into your system and works where it is needed to help your mind, body, and/or spirit find balance.
Lavender soothes and calms the skin, reduces redness, balances oil production, heals blemishes, and stimulates circulation for improved skin tone.
Lavender aids depression, insomnia, mood swings, and stress. It clears your thinking, reduces worry, and balances emotions.
Lavender can be used by itself or in combination with other herbs such as white sage, sweetgrass or palo santo as a smudge to cleanse your environment of negativity, and neutralize any stale, lingering bad vibes.
Mindfully infusing your space with Lavender sets the intention for a peaceful, grounded energy before making art, studying, working, practicing yoga, meditation, saying prayers or affirmations, chanting mantras, pulling tarot or oracle cards, gathering in circle, and engaging in any type of sacred ceremony.