Chamomile is one of the world’s oldest known spiritual herbs. It was first used in Ancient Egypt as an offering to the God Ra because its appearance reminded them of the sun. Since then, the plant has become revered for its soothing properties and ability to attract good fortune. Continue reading to find out how you can use this magical herb to bring positivity into your own life.
What does Chamomile symbolize?
Chamomile is a very positive herb commonly used in prosperity spells. In fact, gamblers used to wash their hands in chamomile tea before playing any card or dice game because it was believed to improve their chances of winning. Chamomile is also often used to attract love, happiness, peace, and banish negativity.
When it comes to flower symbolism, chamomile has long been a symbol of humility and poise, and is believed to be able to fulfill your wishes. In the 19th Century, this herb strongly signified ‘energy in adversity’ so chamomile tea was often drunk in the morning to prepare people for the day ahead.
According to the Herb Research Foundation, over 1 million cups of chamomile tea are consumed every day due to its lasting symbolism of calmness, peace, and rest.
10 Spiritual benefits of Chamomile
Here are 10 ways you can use chamomile for protection, spell work, luck, and love:
1. Use Chamomile incense to clear your mind for meditation and setting intentions
The purifying properties of chamomile make it the perfect herb to use before any ritual. Inhaling the soothing scent of chamomile is believed to calm your mind and therefore help you achieve the heightened state needed for effective meditation.
Simply light a chamomile incense stick (or diffuse chamomile essential oil), close your eyes, and allow the sweet scent of this herb to relax your mind and balance your emotions. This peaceful state is essential if you plan on performing any spell or intention setting ritual – if you are feeling emotional, your spell can easily go awry!
2. Wash your hands with Chamomile before a manifestation spell or other spells to work better
For centuries, people have washed their hands in chamomile as it is believed to attract luck and increase the success of any spell you perform.
Here’s how to make a Chamomile hand wash:
To make a simple chamomile hand wash, add chamomile flowers to boiling water and allow to simmer. When the concoction has cooled down, rub it over your hands before performing your spell. This herb is also believed to draw down the positive energy of the sun which makes it very useful in spells to do with love, purification, and prosperity.
3. Keep a sachet of chamomile in your bedroom to attract good dreams.
Aside from drinking a soothing cup of chamomile tea before bed, you can also add fresh or dried chamomile flowers to a sachet or pouch. Store this under your pillow to help you achieve a restful night’s sleep and promote good dreams.
You can even try adding a little bit of Mugwort to your chamomile sachet as this is thought to aid prophetic dreaming.
4. Use chamomile to attract love
Chamomile’s gentle energy can raise your vibrations and open you up to receiving love. If you are feeling down or worthless, you may close yourself off from other people which can hinder your chances of finding love.
The love spell below utilizes a variety of herbs, including chamomile, and a carrier oil to help you find true love and companionship:
Add half a teaspoon of the following dried herbs to a pouch; chamomile, rose petals, hibiscus, and vanilla bean. Then add half a cup of suitable carrier oil. Olive oil is a good choice as it is strongly associated with love, passion, and marriage. As you are mixing the ingredients, recite an enchantment out loud such as the one below:
“As the herbs and oils mix, true love sticks.
As nature’s gifts combine, true love I find.
Guided from above, our souls connect in love.
The beauty in this mix, upon my heart does fix.
My energy breathes it in, as true love does begin.
I give thanks, and so may it be.”
Once mixed, this love potion can be used as a perfume, burned as an incense, or added to your baths until love appears in your life.
5. Sprinkle dried chamomile around your house to remove negative energy
To remove any lingering negativity, many spiritual practitioners recommend brewing a strong chamomile tea and then sprinkling it around your home to act as a metaphysical barrier. You can also use the tea to wash yourself in, as this is believed to protect you from unwanted negative energies.
Alternatively, you can sprinkle dried chamomile around your home, focusing on windowsills and doorways, to protect you from curses and attract positivity into your life.
6. Using chamomile in candle magic
Chamomile is great for candle magic! Simply anoint your chosen candle in oil and then roll it in dried chamomile leaves or flowers. The color of your candle is also significant; use a green candle for prosperity spells or you can use a black one to banish negativity.
Once your candle is ready, light it once a day for a least 7 days, ensuring you leave it to burn out completely on the last day. The chamomile will promote inner peace and bring additional power to your spell.
7. Keep a full dried chamomile flower in your wallet to attract wealth
Inserting a whole dried chamomile flower into your wallet will help you to attract prosperity. If you keep the flower next to your financial paperwork, it will balance your incomings and outgoings. Dried chamomile can also be added to your wallet or purse to call money to you in times of need.
8. Cleanse your aura + increase self-love using Chamomile + sea salt bath
Soaking yourself in a chamomile and sea salt bath can bring a multitude of benefits from soothing aching muscles to replenishing your aura. The addition of dried chamomile leaves or chamomile essential oil will help to clear any negative thoughts and encourage feelings of self-worth.
The sea salt will act as a powerful cleanser to purify your mind, body, and spirit. Once you have run your bath, simply relax in it for as long as you need, allowing the scent of chamomile to promote inner peace and self-love.
9. Use potted Chamomile for protection
Chamomile is widely recognized as a powerful herb of protection and purification. So, try placing a chamomile plant on your windowsill to prevent negative energies from entering your home. Alternatively, you can sprinkle dried chamomile flowers around your space before performing a spell or ritual. This is thought to provide protection and help you achieve a balanced meditative state.
You can also blend chamomile flowers and pour them into a sachet. This can be carried around with you to ward against psychic attack.
10. Smudge using Chamomile to purify a room or home
Chamomile carries the energy of the sun which makes it the perfect smudging herb to promote feelings of tranquility and peace. Its soothing scent is also believed to bring clarity in confusing times. By pairing chamomile and sage together in a smudge stick, you can create a powerful incense that will clear your home of any negativity and encourage all of the inhabitants to be more forgiving and loving.
To maintain your focus on a particular task, sprinkle dried chamomile onto a charcoal disc and light it. Then simply sit back and allow the scent to cleanse your mind and improve your determination.
What is the best time to work with Chamomile?
Chamomile can be used at any time of day or night. However, it offers the best benefits when used in the morning to rejuvenate you for the day ahead, and also at bedtime to clear your mind and promote restful sleep.
Points to bear in mind
Chamomile is a member of the daisy family, so it can cause allergic reactions in some people. For this reason, it is best to test a small area of your skin before deciding to use chamomile topically (such as in a hand wash). Reactions can manifest as rashes and swelling on the affected area. Out of the two varieties of chamomile (Roman and German), the Roman variety is more likely to cause allergic reactions although they are still relatively rare. In high doses, chamomile can also cause drowsiness.
If you are considering growing your own chamomile plant, ensure you place the plant in a sunny area such as on your windowsill. Once chamomile plants are established, they are usually fairly hardy and easy to care for.
Chamomile is an incredibly versatile plant that can be used to relieve mild medical ailments, banish negativity, and promote feelings of happiness and peace. This herb is particularly beneficial if you find yourself regularly suffering from anxiety or depression, as its strong connection to the sun will help you to view the world in a more positive light.