Hello and welcome to This Is Not Lavender, an online intent and ritual portal. The name comes from Magritte's The Treachery of Images, a piece of artwork featuring THE IMAGE of a pipe. Below the image is written: Ceci N'est Pas Une Pipe ("This is not a pipe"). When developing this page, I realized I didn't want to include random pictures of herbs, crystals, symbols, etc, unless they meant something or were otherwise useful. That didn't feel honest, I didn't want to co-opt the legitimacy and power of actual lavender (for example) to lend authenticity to this page. This philosophy has continued throughout the rest of the page. In certain places I have used design/code to accentuate the impact and effect, but I have never unduly exaggerated or straight-up manufactured anything. The intent here is 100% genine.