Lavender is a culinary relative to thyme, marjoram, sage, and mint. It can be used in the same fashion as these herbs. It’s so versatile in the kitchen that literally any cooking experiment with lavender will give you favorable results. It’s an incredible aromatic herb with a variety of therapeutic properties.
Adding some therapeutic grade lavender oil to your lemonade is an excellent way to get the maximum benefits of lavender.
Therapeutic grade lavender oil is a great essential oil to use for your health and well-being. It is one of the gentlest and most potent essential oils in the world. It has sedative, anti-inflammatory, hypotensive, detoxifying, antispasmodic, antibacterial, antidepressant, analgesic, antimicrobial, antiseptic, and anti-fungal properties.
In addition, it has a complex chemical structure with more than 150 active constituents. So, it comes as no surprise that it helps with many different health problems.
Research showed that lavender essential oil helped reduce pulse rates and anxiety in nursing students taking stressful tests. What’s more, lavender aromatherapy has also been proven to be more relaxing than merely resting or massage as well as decrease pre-surgery distress.
The oil has also been found to have powerful medicinal properties. It’s been proven to help alleviate labor pains, decrease depression, boost mood, and fight insomnia. That’s not all, anecdotal evidence also shows that lavender oil can help relieve pain, sinus congestion, hangovers, headaches, and more.
Lavender Lemonade Recipe:
– A few freshly picked and rinsed lavender sprigs for garnish
– Six lemons (peeled and juiced)
– One drop of therapeutic grade lavender essential oil
– Twelve cups of water (spring water)
– One cup of raw, organic honey
Mix all the ingredients together and then store your homemade lavender lemonade in your fridge.
You can add a few lavender sprigs and some thinly sliced lemons to the serving pitcher for presentation. You can also add more honey or water if needed.