Tag Archives: Lavender

Mellow Mood Ritual, Anatomy of a Ritual

Emotional balance and emotional intelligence are two common terms we hear these days, a simple google search returns hundreds of articles written about how to be a more emotionally intelligent person. It’s no surprise that we’re searching for answers, even the most intelligent, well-adjusted person experiences periods of emotional turmoil. Our moods are like the weather, ever-changing and sometimes unpredictable.

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The Fundamentals of Growing Gorgeous Lavender

Growing tips for this fragrant, easy-care plant that thrives in sunny locations Lavender, an herb with many culinary uses, also makes a stunning addition to borders and perennial gardens, providing sweeping drifts of color from early summer into fall. With its silvery-green foliage, upright flower spikes and compact shrub-like form, lavender is ideal for creating informal hedges. You can also

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Growing Lavender

Propagation Lavender can be propagated by seed, layering or stem cuttings.  We recommend using stem cuttings or layering because you can guarantee your new plants will not be a hybrid version caused by cross-pollinating. By Stem Cutting.  To propagate by stem cutting, first prepare a container with well-draining, sandy soil.  Then harvest a 2-3 inch healthy growth from a well-established lavender

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Lovely Lavender for the Nervous System

Lavender (Lavandula angustifolia and other species) There are many species of lavender, and any aromatic species can be used. I grow Lavandula angustifolia in my garden for harvesting and usually grow a few different varieties to experiment with. Lavender is not a herb that grows wild in the northeastern United States. Lovely lavender calms the nervous system, heals burns on

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Lavender Infused Smudge Sticks

Burning aromatic dried herbs are referred to as “smudging.” Tied bundles of dried aromatic herbs, or smudge sticks, often figure in spiritual healing and cleansing rituals. However, you can simply choose to burn aromatic herbs to enjoy the scent. To make your own smudge sticks, gather a large handful of aromatic herbs and use a natural string {cotton is best}

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Old Fashioned Medicinal Lavender

His Aunt Jobiska made him drink Lavender water tinged with pink For she said, ‘The world in general knows There’s nothing so good for Pobble’s toes!’   Edward Lear, ‘The Pobble Who Has No Toes’   The old herbals constantly sang the praises of lavender for medicinal purposes. John Gerard wrote in his Herball {1597}: The distilled water of Lavender smelt unto, or

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Lavender Herbal Bath Bags {DIY}

Lavender has a relaxing effect on the peripheral nervous system and has long been used to treat headaches originating from nervous tension. Not surprisingly with these medicinal properties combined with its sweet clean smell, lavender has long been a constituent of bath bags. These are made from squares of muslin or voile. A cupful of the mixture is placed in the center

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Lavender Aromatherapy and Labor Pain

Pain specialists rank the pain of delivery among the most severe in the human experience. To mitigate it, women at term use many treatments, including massage therapy, deep-breathing exercises, hypnotism, acupuncture, pain drugs, and anesthesia. Iranian investigators wondered if aromatherapy with lavender oil {Lavandula angustifolia} might also help. The essential oil of lavender is a mainstay of aromatherapy. Many studies

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LAVENDER’S MEDICINAL AND AROMATHERAPY USES

There are few scents in this world that evoke the feeling of clean – lavender is one of them. Its common and scientific name originates from lavare, the Latin word for wash or bathe. Lavender was popular as a linen-washing herb in Europe, no doubt due to its pleasant aroma, but it also possesses antiseptic qualities and can help to

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