Rose (Rosa) is a "whisper of the Divine". She is extremely powerful and used in love spells. A well known flower of love and devotion. Her petals and thorns reflect the tenderness and pain of earthly experience. Rose is known to work on the heart and heart chakra. It gives peace at a time of grieving and will help to heal a broken heart. I use home dried rose petals and rosebuds in many of my creations, the Bath Salts, Massage Oil, Skin Serum and Skin Tonic and I added a White Rose flower essence to my Empress Elixir.
(Salvia sclarea) has a lengthy history as a medicinal herb in the genus Salvia and is grown mainly for its essential oil. She helps you focus, supports alertness and attention to detail. Prefers to work as a magical plant than to be eaten! Spiritual qualities are balancing, rejuvenating, inspiring and revitalizing and is a powerful ally when used Shamanically. I use Clary Sage in my Bath Salt Soak.
Tulsi (ocimum sanctum) is often called Holy Basil. It is a potent herb that has been used in India for thousands of years to treat colds coughs and flu. In Ayurvedic medicine it promotes purity and lightness in the body. It is "an elixir of life", the Queen of Herbs. It offers Divine protection and nourishes us to perfect health and enlightenment. A purifier of Mind, Body and Spirit. I use it in tincture form in my High Priestess Elixir.
Since ancient times and especially during the Renaissance and the Middle Ages, Lavender has been the favorite of all scented herbs. It's Latin name Lavandula, (from lavare, to wash) relates to its use in bathing and soaps. The medieval housewife put it in clothes chests to discourage insects. According to the German Hortus Sanitatis, the Virgin Mary was especially fond of it because it protected clothes from "dirty filthy beasts" and also preserved chastity. Most widely known in America is English Lavender (L. vera) because it's oil is of the highest most fragrant quality. Lavender's medicinal properties are said to be aromatic, carminative, antiseptic, anti fungal and nervine. Lavender water has been used for centuries as a remedy for sore throats and the flowers in a tea or decoction can help stress headaches, anxiety and depression. The oil is NOT to be taken internally but can be rubbed into the skin, joints and muscles to relieve pain.
Lavender Essential Oil can be added to bathwater or applied directly to the skin for its calming effects. A few drops on the pillow aids restful sleep for both infants and adults or it can be used in a diffuser for similar results. Historically Lavender is rarely used in the kitchen but the leaves and flowers can be made into a calming tea. I like to add a heaping tablespoon of Lavender flowers to my banana bread or my chocolate cake recipe. Another favorite is to infuse honey with Lavender and rosebuds. I use a yogurt maker to gently warm the honey so the herbs can infuse slowly over a four to six hour period. Delicious on toast or to sweeten my tea! I read recently that Queen Elizabeth I was fond of Lavender Conserve. I think I may experiment with that this year. Lavender was also a prominent ingredient in a delicious yogurt that I bought from a British supermarket recently. A Lavender and Honey Greek style yogurt, if I recall!
In The Garden
Lavender is a shrubby perennial with beautiful purple flower stalks that are long lasting and extremely fragrant. English and French lavenders prefer sandy, coarse rocky soil that are warm and English Lavender does well in American gardens. It is best to harvest right before the bloom opens or when just starting to open. If you wait too long to harvest the medicinal properties won't be as strong. It imbues courage and strength and is a sacred flower with magical properties. It helps restore emotional balance, activates the crown chakra and stimulates mental clarity.
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Who am I?
debbie delany is the curator, creator and proprietor of romanybotanicals
romanybotanicals combines art, beauty, nature and feminine proclivities, creating innocuous blends of herbs and flower essences for balancing the mind, body and soul. I grow herbs, plants and flowers to create small batches of healing magic!
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I create my products intuitively in small batches using a folkloric method. I trust in the power of nature to marry the chosen ingredients so they work in harmony. If you find yourself unhappy with a product you may return it and I shall do what I can to make you happy! Product should be returned in its original packaging within 30 days.