How to Make Lavender Lemonade To Get Rid of Headaches and Anxiety
Many store bought lotions and creams use lavender as a common ingredient. However, the reason goes beyond the invigorating scent alone.
Lavender has been shown to decrease stress and relieve chronic headaches. The essential oils in lavender directly affect headaches by relieving tension and dehydration.
The scent of lavender relaxes the body, while still having anti-fungal, anti-bacterial, and detoxifying abilities. This makes lavender an excellent addition to soaps and body lotions. Adding a few drops of lavender essential oil can help decrease stress.
Lavender essential oil can also be consumed in small amounts to heal the body from the inside out. Mix one drop lavender essential oil with juice from six lemons, 1/2 cup of raw honey, and 10 cups of water to create a lavender lemonade. Warm the mixture in a pot and stir until the honey dissolves into the mixture. Remove from heat and let it cool in the refrigerator before consuming.
This lavender lemonade will provide stress and headache relief.
Delicious and refreshing, this lemonade exhales a light scent of lavender.
250 ml (1 cup) of water
30 ml (2 tbsp.) Dried lavender or 125 ml (1⁄2 cup) fresh lavender
1/2 cup (125 ml) freshly squeezed lemon juice (about 2 lemons)
1/2 cup (125 ml) sugar or 1/3 cup honey
1 liter (4 cups) cold water
Lemon and lavender wedges, for garnish
Step 1. To make the lavender tea, bring the water to a boil, then remove from the heat. Add the lavender and leave to infuse, covered, for about 15 minutes, in a saucepan or a measuring cup.
Step 2. Over a pitcher, pass the infusion through a sieve. Add lemon juice and sugar, mix, then add cold water.
Step 3. Refrigerate 1 to 2 hours. Serve with lemon wedges and lavender flowers.
Makes one pitcher
You can also make lavender ice cubes by placing lavender flowers to make your ice cubes to serve with the lemonaid.
Here are other tips for enjoying the benefits of lavender.
Mix 5 to 6 drops of lavender essential oil in your bath water if you have dry skin.
Diffuse 10 to 12 drops of lavender in the air during your work day to relieve stress naturally.
Add 1 drop of lavender for 15 ml of your favorite lightly scented, organic and unrefined oil (like almond oil or olive oil) for a body oil with all the benefits of lavender to improve your skin, relax your mind, ward off bugs or help you sleep.