Plant Spirits for Healing: A How To


Did you know that you can use plant spirits for healing? Plants and herbs are the root of ancient medicine. These devotional plants are still used today among native tribes. Learn how to use plant spirits for healing with this small list. Whether hanging dried flowers in the home, growing plants indoors, or diffusing essential oils, these plant spirits can offer deep healing.


The basil plant spirit evokes fertility and love. Basil is the natural protector of family. When you wear basil or basil scented essential oils, it will blend your energy with clashing personalities. Basil will stimulate your conscious mind. Basil invokes happiness. Basil oil is associated with clairvoyance, divination, and bringing out honesty.

White Ceremonial Sage

Most everyone is familiar with burning of sage to clear negative energy. The plant spirit of white sage brings wisdom and neutralizes negativity. Sage is a great choice to diffuse in the home.


The plant spirit of rosemary promotes love, happiness, and a long life. Aromatherapy says rosemary promotes mental sharpness and pure thoughts. Did you know that rosemary is said to prevent nightmares? Hanging dried rosemary is an easy way to bring rosemary spirit into your home.


The vibration of frankincense is high and has been known for centuries to promote spiritual depth. Frankincense promotes a higher consciousness and inner peace. Frankincense essential oil is easy to find for reducing stress.


The plant spirit of mugwort is one of balance. It promotes energetic balance of all things: the yin and yang, the black and white. Mugwort brings about the well being of any situation or energy. Mugwort balances the chakras and the energetic systems of the body. Burning mugwort smudge sticks can bring about balance in your home and life.


The plant spirit of clove will bring strength and courage to your consciousness. It will give gentle insight and promote peaceful reflection. Clove is a common ingredient in potpourri for it’s natural peaceful properties.


The plant spirit of lavender is about health, harmony, tranquility, happiness, and love. Hanging dried lavender bunches throughout the home is a great way to utilize this plant’s spiritual vibration.


Sandalwood balances the chakras like mugwort. Sandalwood attracts the highest spiritual vibrations and repels negativity. It promotes  a healing environment and spiritual depth to understand the soul.


The plant spirit of vetiver is associated with grounding, tranquility, psychic protection, intuition, wisdom, peace, and centering. Vetiver is commonly available as an essential oil.


Cedar plant spirit is one of protection, grounding, and dispelling negativity. Where cedar grows, magic is always nearby. Burning cedar smudge sticks will cleanse much like mugwort and white sage. I personally add cedar to my diffuser with mugwort, sage, and lavender for a touch of sweetness.


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