Lavender sachets tucked away in the clothes drawers. Flowery fragrance that lingers long on the skin, and in the air. And Lavender tea, so it can linger within you.
Patria filled the silken pillows with lavender, agrimony and orange blossoms, for a good sleep.
In the Wizard of Oz they fell asleep in a field of poppies. I think I'd fall asleep in a field of lavender.
Patria embroidered stars upon those silks, adding to their magic.
I've used smudge sticks that contained sage, cedar, and lavender. What a good cleanse.
Photo courtesy of
The Flower Expert.
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