We all know by now the wonderful benefits of drinking homemade lemonade on a daily basis. But you can amp up the nutritional power of your lemonade even more by adding just one powerful ingredient.
Lavender is a lovely herb that smells wonderful and has the ability to calm the senses. Lavender oil is one of the gentlest essential oils, but is also one of the most powerful. According to Complete Health and Happiness:
Lavender oil has a chemically complex structure with over 150 active constituents, which explains its effectiveness at helping with a lot of health ailments. Lavender oil possesses amazing anti-inflammatory, anti-fungal, antidepressant, antiseptic, antibacterial, antimicrobial, antispasmodic, analgesic, detoxifier, hypotensive, and sedative properties.
We’ve also heard before that lavender is one of the best natural remedies for migraines and headaches. So the next time you’re feeling overwhelmed or you can’t stop your head from pounding, try mixing up this restorative drink.
-1 cup raw honey
-12 cups filtered water
-1 drop of lavender essential oil
-6 lemons, peeled and juiced
-Lavender sprigs for garnish, if desired
Just mix all ingredients together in a pitcher and chill. If needed, add more water or more honey. Pour yourself a glass whenever you need a chill pill.