Not many people have heard of flavoring a lemonade with lavender, but those who have, get excited when they hear this technique, as they know of the remarkable health benefits it provides. As most of us are familiar, lavender is an extraordinary aromatic herb which calms our senses. The pure essential lavender oil plays can play a huge part in our overall health and wellness, and aside from being one of the most gentle of essential oils, it is also one of the most powerful ones, making it a favorite household oil with healing properties for many people.
The oil itself is chemically complex with over 150 active constituents, which explains why it is so beneficial. It possesses antidepressant, antibacterial, antiseptic, anti-inflammatory, anti-fungal, antispasmodic, analgesic, antimicrobial, hypotensive, and many other properties which can’t be found so easily.
Researches from the University of Florida have discovered that lavender oil provides remarkable results when it comes to reducing anxiety, lowering pulse rates in nursing students taking stressful tests, decreases pre-surgery distress and is far more relaxing than a massage or taking a good rest. It also has potent medicinal properties, as it reduces depression, fight insomnia, and eliminate muscle pain.
Many experts recommend this oil to people who suffer from headaches, hangovers, sinus congestions and other conditions as a pain and stress relief. Clinical trials have shown that most of the effects that lavender provides come from its incredible fragrance, which has its own psychological effects that when combined with the physiological effects of volatile oils in the limbic system, provide calming effects.
Preparing a Lavender Lemonade With Lavender Essential Oil
Ingredients you will need:
- Lavender sprigs for garnish
- 1 drop of Lavender Essential Oil
- 1 cup of raw Honey
- 12 cups of pure drinking Water
- 6 lemons, peeled and juiced
All you have to do is mix all of the ingredients together and let the drink cool off in the fridge for a few minutes. Feel free to add more water or raw honey if necessary. All that is left now is to drink the lemonade and feel the incredible benefits.