For bees, lavenders provide a ready source of nectar. For humans, lavenders used for their fragrance, ornamentation, to repel various pest insects, and for medicinal purposes.
Lavenders exhibit the principle of dual purposes—the principle that every entity in creation has both an individual purpose to advance their own maintenance and development, and a purpose for the whole, advancing the maintenance and development of the ecosystem or to bring joy to human beings. The individual purpose of lavender flowers is readily exhibited: because of the presence of the flowers, the plants can multiply. At the same time, the flowers allow the plant to provide a whole purpose: nourishment for various insects, such as honeybees. In terms of humans, lavender flowers provide beauty, medicinal benefit, and other values, including honey from the bees. The plant has been grown since ancient times in perfumery, and as an aromatic plant has been said to lift the spirit. Gardens and dried flower arrangements feature lavenders. The fragrant, pale purple flowers and flower buds are used in potpourris. Lavender has been used to repel insects, as a flavor, and in tea. The essential oil has been used as an antiseptic, for producing perfumes, for aromatherapy, for relaxation, and for medicinal purposes.
Lavenders and pollinating insects reflect on the harmony of nature. Both the plant and the pollinator receive benefit—the plant is able to be pollinated and the pollinator receiving nourishment.
The form and color of lavenders, and their attractive scent, brings joy to humans. This beauty and uniqueness reveals the creativity of a Creator. Humans reflect and extend this creativity, being able to develop unique ways to exhibit and use lavender, and even new varieties of the flowers.