100+ Lavender Quotes That Are Very Relaxing

Deepthi Reddy
Dec 12, 2023 By Deepthi Reddy
Originally Published on Jan 29, 2021
Edited by Isobel Murphy
Top view of a bowl and wooden spoons with dried and fresh lavender flowers and a bouquet of lavender on a wooden background.

Why lavender quotes?

The lavender plant belongs to the mint family. It is a flowering plant with a sweet floral fragrance. The name lavender was derived from the Latin word 'lavare', which means 'wash'. Lavender was also used as a holy herb in ancient times.

Lavender flowers symbolize spirituality, purity, silence, love, grace, serenity, and calmness. Lavender is also known for its healing properties. The flower also symbolizes beauty and grace.

Lavender was a bath additive in Persia, Rome, and Ancient Greece. These cultures believed that lavender helped purify the body and mind.

It was also used in the preparation of tea for a soothing effect. The quotes about lavender listed below can provide insight into how singers, authors, writers, and poets portray the color and the flower in their artworks.

Alongside, there are also quotes by business professionals, medical professionals, and celebrities on how using lavender-based products have benefitted them and others.

What parents should know

The lavender essential oil has multiple uses, which can be used to aid sleep and prevent hair and skin problems.

Lavender has been extensively used to treat different ailments, including insomnia, headaches, and skin problems.

Lavender-based products and extracts should not be used in measured doses since they can become toxic, and the smell can be overwhelming.

What to discuss with kids

Using lavender essential oil can help children recover faster from coughs, colds, and rashes.

Lavender scent can help babies sleep better. It can also help children through mood swings and emotional distress.

The lavender essential oils can be an excellent treatment for sore muscles, acne, scratches, and bug bites.

Best Lavender Quotes

1. "Here's flowers for you:

Hot lavender, mints, savory, marjoram,

The marigold, that goes to bed with the sun, and with him rise weeping." - 'The Winter's Tale', 1623, William Shakespeare

2. "One trick I swear by-I pour a little neroli or lavender oil onto a hot towel and use it to wipe off my makeup. It opens up my pores, and then my face cream sinks in better." - Courtney Cox

3. "As a kid, I'd play with homemade recipes, like putting pineapple on my face to exfoliate my skin and doing facial steams with lavender or peppermint oils." - Demi Lovato

4. "Here's your sweet lavender sixteen sprigs a penny that you'll find my ladies will smell as sweet as any." - Lavender Seller's City

5. "God gives his specialty to earth, lavender gets a Violet color." - Unknown*

6. "If I were a painting, I wish I would be colored with lavender." - Ramya

7. "Better keep the young on lemons and lavender until they've reached the age of discretion." -  'Big Sur And The Oranges Of Hieronymus Bosch', Henry Miller

8. "Bursts of gold on lavender melting into saffron. It "s the time of day when the sky looks like it has been spray-painted by a graffiti artist." - Mia Kirshner

9. "It always seems to me as if the lavender was a little woman in a green dress, with a lavender bonnet and a white kerchief. She's one of those strong, sweet, wholesome people, who always rest you, and her sweetness lingers long after she goes away." - Myrtle Reed

10. "What woman, however old, has not the bridal- favors and raiment stowed away, and packed in lavender, in the inmost cupboards of her heart?" - William Makepeace Thackeray

11. "When hope is fleeting, stop for a moment and visualize, in a sky of silver, the crescent of a lavender moon. Imagine it - delicate, slim, precise, like a paper-thin slice from a cabochon jewel. It may not be very useful, but it is beautiful. And sometimes it is enough." - 'The Perpetual Calendar Of Inspiration', Vera Nazarian

12. "Stella crossed to the sink beneath the window to fill the kettle. "Would you like lavender tea?" " - 'Broken', Ellen Read

13. "At once a fragrance overwhelms him - not saffron, not lavender,

but something in between." - 'My Philosophy Of Life', John Ashbery

14. "Rachael could see the lavender fields from where they sat at the kitchen table. They stretched in a purple haze over the landscape, the bright sunshine washing over them. The mauve complimented the blue-grey of the Australian bush in the far distance." - Ellen Read

15. "Lemon, the flavor of sunshine, and lavender, a most powerful herb. It symbolized feminine beauty and grace, and Nellie could think of nothing better with which to celebrate Martha's recent delivery." - 'Recipe For A Perfect Wife', Karma Brown

16. "Favorite lavender or go for something more." - Romaine Brooks

17. "The cut, which the merman had placed on my hip, was shimmering with a soft, almost transparent, lavender glow." - 'Droplets', Meaghan Rauscher

18. "Once ruffle-skirted vanity table where I primped at thirteen, opening drawers to a private chaos of eyeshadows lavender teal sky-blue, swarms of hair pins ponytail fasteners, stashes of powders, colonies of tiny lipsticks." - Barbara Blatner

19. "The beautiful lavender flower, waiting for someone to admire its beauty." - Unknown*

20. "We lavender folk spray up, spontaneously flowering in the color we had learned as an identifying mark of our culture when it was subterranean and secret." -  Judy Grahn

21. "To make a perfume, take some rose water and wash your hands in it, then take a lavender flower and rub it with your palms, and you will achieve the desired effect." - Leonardo da Vinci

22. "Abundance is the sharp smell of lavender on a beautiful spring morning." - Unknown*

23. "I love Thieves, it is therapeutic if you're not feeling well. It has a very strong scent but is quite wonderful. I also use lavender. Peppermint, when my stomach is upset." - Donna Karan

24. "And lavender, whose spikes of azure bloom shall be, ere-while, in arid bundles bound to lurk amidst the labours of her loom, and crown her kerchiefs with mickle rare perfume." - William Shenstone

25. "A scent of lavender cannot be put into words." - Marty Rubin

26. "As Rosemary is to the spirit, so Lavender is to the soul." - Unknown*

27. "It was our favorite part of the day, this in-between time, and it always seemed to last longer than it should - a magic and lavender space unpinned from the hours around it, between worlds." - Paula McLain

28. "(the raindrops) played across the coast all through the night, until the soft new day shrugged itself awake, tried on amethyst and lavender for a while, and finally decided on pale yellow." - Garry D. Schmidt

29. "where, silted red,

sometimes the sun sets

facing a red sea,

and others, veins the flats'

lavender, rich mud

in burning rivulets;" - 'The Moose', Elizabeth Bishop

30. "Womanist is to feminist as purple is to lavender." -Alice Walker

31. "The scent organ was playing a delightfully Herbal Capriccio - rippling arpeggios of thyme and lavender, of rosemary, basil, myrtle, tarragon; a series of daring modulations through the spice keys into ambergris;" - 'Brave New World', Aldous Huxley

32. " "Oh, here it is. Lavender brings luck and adventure for those who choose to embrace it," I said." - 'Midsummer's Mayhem', Rajani LaRocca

33. "I suppose there's a time in life when a garden of roses and lavender fails to blind a girl to the true shabbiness of a place." Katie Crouch

34. "Lavender in the hut, fertility beads under the mattress, a dreamcatcher by the plunge pool, oyster appetizers every afternoon, and a Michael Bolton love mix." - Rachel Van Dyken

35. "It's scented! Your wedding invitations are scented? It's meant to be lavender." - David Nicholls

36. "I turn away from the smell of death, pressing my lavender scented handkerchief as tight as I can against my nose." - 'The Wardrobe Mistress: A Novel Of Mary Antoinette', Meghan Masterson

37. "Keep rosemary by your garden gate. Add pepper to your mashed potatoes. Plant roses and lavender, for luck. Fall in love whenever you can." - 'Practical Magic', Alice Hoffman

38. "When the light turns green, you go. When the light turns red, you stop. But what do you do when the light turns blue with orange and lavender spots?" - Shel Silverstein

39. "An artist must go beyond the mercy of satin and water- from a gutty hue to that which is close to royal purple. All seasons and blossoms in between. Lavender. Theatrical and outrageous electric." - Yusef Komunyakaa

40. "Everything fades: the shimmer of gold over White Cove; the laughter in the night air; the lavender early morning light on the faces of skyscrapers," - Anna Godbersen

41. "We dark glasses; bathe in lavender oil and cool fresh water." - Alice Hoffman

42. "Day after day we looked for rain, and day after day we saw nothing but the sun. Lavender that we had planted in the spring died." - Peter Mayle

43. "In place of bubble bath, use a lavender-scented dishwashing liquid." - 'Money-Saving Valentine's Day Tips', 'Late Night With David Letterman'

44. "Everything was alive, moving. I could smell lavender and honeysuckle in the air. And everything had a sound, a song." - 'Bitter Frost', Kailin Gow

45. "The hills were soon splashed with wildflowers; the grass became an altogether new and richer shade of green; and the air became scented with fresh and surprising smells - of jasmine, honeysuckle, and lavender." - 'Freedom In Exile: The Autobiography Of The Dalai Lama', Dalai Lama XIV

46. "Forgiveness is the smell that lavender gives out when you tread on it." - Mark Twain

47. "She was the perfect cliché among dear little old ladies, down to the very lavender bags she placed among her linen." - 'The Room', 1922, Gladys Browyn Stern

48. "Lavender is the new pink. I'll never stop wearing pink but I wanted to venture out." - Nicki Minaj

49. "Murakami is not here anyway, I thought. He is most likely somewhere else, sealed in a space capsule in the center of a field of lavender, laboring over words." - Patricia Lee Smith

50. "Lavender, for excitement? I think there's an old saying that lavender is good for something like that." - Rajani La Rocca

51. "Bobbington seemed to be lost in thought. A lion dressed in a lavender bonnet would likely not have drawn his attention." - 'Love, Lies And Spies', Cindy Anstey

52. "I saw Chungking for the first time more than 40 years ago - a city of hills and mists, of grays and lavenders, two rivers shaping it to a point and the cliff rising above me like a challenge." - Theodore White

53. "Add a drop of lavender to milk, leave town with an orange, and pretend you're laughing at it." - Bill Bailey

54. "A rhododendron bud lavender-tipped. Soon a glory of blooms to clash with the cardinals and gladden the hummingbirds." - Dave Beard

55. "I joined an Internet community of Victorian scholars, which meant if I posted a question about 1875's lavender harvest, more than a thousand experts would ponder it." - Michel Faber

56. "Here's that old friend who

went by my side so many years: this full, fragile

head of veined lavender." - 'A Celebration', William Carlos Williams

57. "The air was fragrant with a thousand aromatic herbs, with fields of lavender, and with the brightest roses blushing in tufts all over the meadows." - William C. Bryant

58. "She wandered to one of the lavender stalks and touched the tiny violet-blue blossoms, and brought her scented fingertips to her throat." - 'It Happened One Autum', Lisa Kleypas

59. "Flowers through the meadow

lavender and yellow

changed by white curtains-

Smell of cleanliness-" - 'Nantucket', William Carlos Williams

60. "He took up a pear with tender care,

And pressed it with his hardened thumb.

"Smell it, Mademoiselle, the perfume there

Is like lavender, and sweet thoughts come

Only from having a dish at home." " - 'The Fruit Shop', Amy Lowell

61. "Outside, beyond their borders, the honey-slow twilight was thinning and quickening to a cold, dusty lavender." - 'The Folk Of The Air', Peter S. Beagle

62. "Of course, it wasn't actually lavender Wren was smelling - it was magic." - 'Sweet & Bitter Magic', Adrienne Tooley

63. "Lavender is an ingredient in the French spice mixture, herbs de Provence. But be careful how much you use it." - Dr. Yufang Lin, MD

64. "Before we had antiseptics, people used lavender to clean hospital wards." - Dr. Yufang Lin, MD.

65. "To have children is to plant roses, muguets, lavender, lilac, gardenia, stock, peonies, tuberose, hyacinth... it is to achieve a whole sense, a grand sens one did not priorly know." - Julia Glass

66. "I feel the lavender haze creeping up on me / surreal" - 'Lavender Haze', Taylor Swift

Quotes About Lavender And Love

67. "As far as what I do love, I love birds; I love lavender." - Michael Moore

68. "Under a lavender sky we lie

Do you, do you remember the day?" - Ray LaMontagne

69. "I disappeared last night

While sleeping in my bed

A field of lavender beneath my head." - Two Door Cinema Club

70. "I was a princess in a castle, with a dress made of lavender and beside me there is a prince, with arctic-blue eyes, and arms wrapped closely around me." - 'Bitter Frost', Kailin Gow

71. "Her smile carries the soft fragrance of lavender, and her beauty to which the world surrenders." - Anamika and Aditya

72. "Lavender is popular essential oil long loved for its calming, shooting fragrance. When diffused, Lavender adds a clean and fresh scent to any room. It is also a relaxing addition to body care products and baths." - Melanie Simon

73. "We are to each other as purple is to lavender." - Unknown*

74. "I take my metal canister of tea off the shelf. It is my own mixture of dried lavender blossoms and lemon balm, harvested from my garden and hung in the storeroom to dry. Weed helped me hang these stalks, I think. His hands touched these tender leaves, just as they touched me." - Maryrose Wood

75. "Ivy reached for the flowers, her hands catching and holding his. "No! No, they're perfect." She looked into his eyes. "How did you know that - that I love lavender roses?"

He shrugged. "They just seemed right for you."" - Evercrossed, Elizabeth Chandler

76. "Like the fragrance of lavender, love cannot be hidden either." - 'The Extra-Terrestrial Delivery', Sudipta Das

77. "I want to be able to breathe and yet, not see the daylight. Like the torn-at-the-edges love letter with the fragrance of a dried lavender. No, it wasn't a rose. It was a lavender." - Unknown*

78. "The white pure sheet of her life had thunderous and royal purple lavender pride with a golden heart." - Dr. Zainab Ansari

79. "Nellie didn't make these lavender muffins often, as they brought forth memories of her mother in better days, which was difficult. Yet, it remained one of her favorite recipes." - 'Recipe For A Perfect Wife', Karma Brown

80. "We waited then for all to grow,

We planted wallflowers in a row,

And lavenders and borage blue, -

Alas! we waited, I and you,

But love was all the ever grew." - 'The Garden', Vita Sackville-West

81. "His love held the scent of lavenders, as I carved them into poetry." - Nithya Eliza

82. "Lavender is for lovers true, which evermore be gained; desiring always for to have some pleasure for the pain." - Clement Robinson

83. "My love for you is like a Florida sunset. Orange, coral, pink, and lavender, it exists to warm your heart through the inevitable darkness." - Jarod Kintz

84. "You take me to a lavender bubble of our own world." - Esperer

85. "She smells like lavender in whole seasons." - Unknown*

86. "I allowed him to take my arm, allowed myself to melt into him, to close my eyes and inhale once more his scent of lavender and winter skies as we walked together towards the orchards." - Kailin Gow

87. "Consider, O Lover, my throat

white as cigarette paper.

The crushed lavender of my knuckles.

My heart, a dulled needle threaded through

too many patterns." - 'The Wingless', Cecilia Llompart

88. "But you, you foolish girl, you have gone home to a leaky castle across the sea to lie awake in linen smelling of lavender, and hear the nightingale, and long for me." - Edna St. Vincent Millay

89. "'La joie de vivre.' The scent of lavender. Forgiveness. Age-old love." - 'The Bird Sisters', Rebecca Rassmusen

90. "Her love was like lavender, delicate and melancholy." - 'The Painting Of Mrs. Ravensbrook', Laura Chouette

91. "Till the fragrance of lavender fades away, I shall reside in your poems everyday." - Unknown*

92. "Are you Lavender? You must be, for you are all about aroma." - Dorji Wangmo

93. "You were the lavender my bedroom vases longed for, but you deserved to stay with the crotons in my backyard." - Sadiqua Fathima

94. "Crows caw and the sweet seduction of lavender fills my head. And she waltzes through my thoughts." - Hunter S. Jones

95. "Lavender Walk

Took me by surprise

I have been there ever since

By the look in your eyes." - 'Bridge Over The Aire' (Book five), Barry Tebb

96. "Love like you admire someone's most painful burden.

Breathe like the air is scented with lavender and fire." - E.M.Crane

Lavender Quotes About Relaxing

97. "Put a drop of lavender essential oil on my pillow before I go to sleep." - Melissa Joan Hart.

98. "To look upon lavender and feel content." - Ramya

99. "Lavender is known for its ability to calm the nervous system, lift the mood and even lower blood pressure." - Dr. Yufang Lin, MD

100. "Be like a lavender flower which symbolizes purity, quietness, elegance, calmness, deluxe, royalty." - Nayana D. Biju

101. "Your voice calmed me like petals of lavender." - Indranil Kumar

102. "Lavenders are colors of relaxation. With an aromatic fragrance, they are a sign of good luck. Their purple color is most attractive in the flowers. It's good for sleep, it's peaceful for our minds." - Payel Bagchi

103. "Here, where your garden fenced about and still is,

Here, where the unmoved summer air is sweet

With mixed delight of lavender and lilies,

Dreaming I linger in the noontime heat." - 'The Village Garden', Amy Levy

104. "Our findings suggest that lavender could certainly be used as an effective 'on-the-spot' anxiety reduction in dentists' waiting rooms." - Dr. M. Kritsidima

105. "Dear God, you must be a lavender for your aroma makes me calm." - Unknown*

106. "If feeling anxious about anything Dr Bach's night-time rescue remedy is great. Sometimes a bath before bed helps. Burning Lavender or Clary Sage in the room before retiring." - Rachel Ryan

107. "Sprinkling drops of lavender and clary-sage oil into a bath is a totally simple yet complex pleasure." - Isabel Gillies.

108. "Lavender oil, so often used in toilet waters and scented sachets, has a dramatic healing action on burns." - Robert Tisserand

109. "If you had to choose an oil... it would be lavender essential oil, because it is antibacterial and antiviral. So, it's great to have when people around you are sick; it can also be used to relax." - Karen Rose

110. "Research links lavender usage to less anxiety and depression." - Dr. Yufang Lin, MD

111. "Being yourself is just like the fragrance of lavender- calm, centered, fresh, and soul awakening." - Unknown*

112. "I love lavender- both the color and the smell, and the sound is quiet so you can hear it." - Jarod Kintz

113. "Lavender- the color and scent of relaxation, youthfulness, creativity, imagination, optimism." - Unknown*

114. "If you're using lavender to improve mood, essential oil aromatherapy is the way to go," - Dr. Yufang Lin, MD

115. "Before bed, I read a book or flip on the radio - I'm not picky, I "ll just turn it on and see what comes up. I burn a yummy lavender-scented candle." - Carrie Underwood

116. "Put a drop of lavender essential oil on my pillow before I go to sleep." - Melissa Joan Hart

117. "The soothing scent of lavender. It always hits me at the right nerves, helping me to calm my anxiety." - Srishti Srivastava

118. "The night is fresh-washed and fair and there is

a whiff of flowers in the air.

Wrap me close, sheets of lavender. Pour

your blue and purple dreams

into my ears." - 'Spring Day', Amy Lowell

119. "Lavender essential oil is just as powerful and contains important compounds such as linalool. Linalool has been shown to reduce anxiety and blood pressure." - Dr. Yufang Lin, MD

120. "The calming lavender mist has a beautiful aromatherapy mix of lavender, chamomile and bergamot essential oils to soothe and relax your mind and body." - Miranda Kerr

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Written by Deepthi Reddy

Master of Business Administration

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Deepthi ReddyMaster of Business Administration

With an MBA under her belt, Deepthi has discovered her true calling in content writing. Her writing repertoire is diverse, covering travel, movies, pet care, parenting, animals and birds, and more. Her joy of learning and creating has helped her craft well-written and engaging articles. When she isn't writing, Deepthi enjoys exploring new cultures, trying different foods, and spending quality time with her two children aged 7 and 12.

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