Adding lavender to your lemonade is a great way to utilize the awesome medical properties of lavender. The lavender is an extraordinary aromatic herb that also helps in calming down the senses.
The pure lavender oil is an incredible essential oil used for preserving and enhancing one’s well-being. It is one of the gentlest essential oils, but also one of the most powerful among them, making it a popular household item for its healing properties as well as its multiple uses.
The lavender oil is a complex chemical structure with over 150 active constituents, which is pretty self-explanatory for its effectiveness at aiding with in overall health. It has strong anti-inflammatory, anti-fungal antiseptic, antibacterial, antimicrobial, analgesic,, antispasmodic, antidepressant properties, as well as it is a detoxifier, and has hypotensive and sedative properties.
Researchers in Florida have concluded that the benefits of using lavender oil can reduce anxiety as well as lower the pulse rates of nursing students during stressful exams. In hospital settings, the aromatherapy that the lavender provides has decreased pre-surgery destress and is more relaxing that merely resting or having a massage.
The lavender oil also has medicinal properties. It can reduce depression, ease pain during labor and improve insomnia.
There is anecdotal evidence that suggests that the benefits from lavender oil help those with headaches, hangovers, pain relief and sinus congestion.Previous research on lavender has been focused on its administration via olfactory route.
The anxiolytic activity of lavender olfaction was demonstrated in several small and medium sized clinical trials. The effectiveness of aromatherapy the lavender provides is thought to be due to the psychological effects of its fragrance in combination with the physiological effects that the volatile oils have in the limbic system.
The calming effects and single constituents of the lavender oil might be the origin of its traditional use. The lavender oil olfaction was shown to reduce stress and anxiety, and it was measured by the Hamilton rating scale and also proved that raises one’s mood.
DIY Lavender Lemonade with Lavender Essential Oils Ingredients
- 1 cup raw honey
- 12 cups pure water
- 1 drop lavender essential oil
- 6 lemons, peeled and juiced
- Lavender sprigs for garnish
You should mix all the ingredients together and put them in the fridge to cool off. You can add more water or raw honey to the mix if needed.