Boosting your lemonade with lavender is an excellent way to reap the medicinal characteristics of this herb which is known for its ability to calm down the senses. Lavender essential oil should definitely be used on the regular because of its benefits for the overall health and well-being. This is one of the gentlest essential oils out there, but also the most potent one. Let us learn why!
What Kind of Oil Is Lavender Oil?
This oil has a complex chemical structure with more than 150 active elements and a lot of advantageous healing properties, i.e. antifungal, antidepressant, anti-inflammatory, antiseptic, antimicrobial, antibacterial, analgesic, hypotensive, sedative, and antispasmodic.
According to researchers from Florida, lavender oil has the capacity to minimize anxiousness and it can decrease the pulse rate in stressful situations. Aromatherapy with lavender was shown to lower pre-surgery distress and it was found to be more relaxing than resting or a massage. A lot of people swear by it to decrease depression, better the sleep, and alleviate labor ache.
Recipe for Homemade Lavender Lemonade
You will need:
1 cup of honey, raw
12 cups of pure water
A drop of lavender essential oil
Juice from 6 lemons
Lavender sprigs for garnish
Preparation: Mix all of the ingredients in a pitcher and garnish it with lavender sprigs. Keep it in the fridge.