Feng Shui Uses for Lavender Scent

Karen Frazier
Contributor Cheryl Cirelli
Lavender flowers and essential oil

Lavender is one of the most used scents in feng shui since it is known to promote good health and happiness. This scent works splendidly in a room designed for relaxation. In addition, use lavender aroma to energize and uplift the mind and spirit. A bedroom, meditation room, spa-like bathroom, or office are rooms where you may want to use the pleasing scent of lavender.

Use Lavender to Enhance Personal Chi

Use lavender scents and essential oils can improve your personal chi, which can result in an increase of positive energy. Spritz a lavender personal aromatherapy scent on pulse points, or spray it in the air above your head and allow it to rain down on you. Refresh as needed. You can also add 10 drops of lavender essential oil to bath water and soak for 10 minutes.

Cleanse Negative Energy

You can also use lavender to cleanse negativity from spaces where you live, work, or play. Add about ten drops of lavender essential oil and 1/2 teaspoon of sea salt to one ounce of water in a spray bottle. Shake well and spritz throughout your home to clear negative chi. Repeat as needed. Alternatively, fill several small bowls with epsom salts and add ten drops of lavender essential oil to each. Place in each corner of the room to absorb negativity. Replace weekly.

Increase Yin Energy

Chi energy is made up of both yin (female) and yang (male) energies. The goal of feng shui is to make sure the two energies are balanced. Lavender scents are considered yin (female) energy, which are receptive, passive, and calming. If your home has too much yang (active and aggressive) energy, diffuse lavender essential oils in spaces to calm them.

Promote Relaxation in the Bedroom

The bedroom is an ideal location for using lavender since it is also known to promote a better night's sleep. It is a place to unwind and collect your thoughts. The simplest way to use lavender for relaxation is to burn a scented candle in a softly lit room and either meditate or ask your significant other to give you a massage. You can use a lavender eye pillow, a candle, or essential oil to introduce the scent into the bedroom.

Lavender aromatherapy items

Temporarily Cure a Cluttered Closet or Drawers

Some feng shui practitioners believe that placing packets of lavender in a closet can act as a temporary cure for a cluttered closet. This practice is used to attract chi energy into disorganized areas and diffuse stagnant chi until the closet can be cleaned out and freed of clutter. Just remember that the only true cure for stagnant chi energy is to remove the clutter completely.

Energize and Uplift

Using candles or essential oils, you can release the lavender scent into a room you wish to energize, such as an office.

Use Fresh Flowers, but Not in the Bedroom

There are a few feng shui rules that you must be mindful of when using fresh lavender flowers. Never place flowers or plants in a bedroom. The yang energy of fresh flowers and plants can be disruptive in a yin environment. The only exception is the bedroom of someone ill. The intense yang energy of lavender flowers can be very beneficial for healing the weakened chi of illness. Also, avoid using dried flowers even though the energy may be yin; it's also dead energy. You may wish to use fresh lavender bunches in a home office where the energizing yang energies would be beneficial. This energy can help you to think clearer and work more efficiently. In feng shui, it is better to keep flowers in bunches rather than single stalks. Be sure to throw out the flowers as soon as they start to die. Keep the water clean to avoid stagnant chi.

Use Lavender in Your Linen Closet

Try storing lavender sachets in your linen closets with your bed sheets. You can also use a lavender-scented pillow spray to spritz and refresh bed sheets each night before going to sleep to promote rest and relaxation.

Many Uses of Lavender Aroma in Feng Shui

Lavender is a versatile scent when it comes to aromatherapy and feng shui applications. Make sure the elements, furniture, objects and cures in your room are balanced for the best results and lasting effects. By being aware of these feng shui principles, you can create a pleasant atmosphere full of beneficial chi energy to bring you health and happiness.

Feng Shui Uses for Lavender Scent