I love incorporating herbs into my pieces, not only for their healing effects and therapeutic fragrances, but for the traditional meanings behind each of them. Here are some herbs I like to use often in my pieces and the meaning/use behind each.
CHAMOMILE - Calms anxiety and eases stress
EUCALYPTUS - Healing protection
IVY - Fidelity, wedded love
JASMINE - Produces a feeling of optimism, confidence, and euphoria. For new mothers, jasmine is thought to relieve the pain of child birth and increase milk production.
LAMBS EAR - Support
LAVENDAR - Devotion, undying love, luck
LEMON VERBENA - Unity
MINT - Warmth of feeling, calming
MYRTLE - Fidelity, everlasting love, married bliss
QUEEN ANNE'S LACE - Protection
ROSEMARY - Love, remembrance, fidelity, luck.
SAGE - Domestic virtue, long life
THISTLE - For new mothers, thought to increase milk production
THYME - Courage, strength
VERBENA - Faithfulness, marriage
WORMWOOD - Affection
YARROW - Everlasting love