Without doubt, lemonade is one of the most refreshing drinks ever and when mixed with some lavender, it will supply your body with one-of-a-kind health benefits. When it comes to lavender essential oil, it is abundant with healing properties and it has the power to better your overall health and well-being.
Lavender Oil and Its Characteristics
This oil contains more than 150 active compounds with antifungal, anti-inflammatory, antiseptic, antidepressant, analgesic, antimicrobial, hypotensive, and sedative abilities that can treat depression, insomnia, pain, and respiratory problems. It can also better your blood flow and digestion.
Aromatherapy and Lavender Essential Oil
The oil is frequently used in aromatherapy due to the therapeutic and physiological impact of its compounds upon inhalation. Additionally, one survey conducted with long-stay neurology patients, points out that they experienced significant improvement in their mood and reduction in psychological distress after aromatherapy with lavender oil in combination with rosemary and tea tree oils.
Lavender aromatherapy comprised of a 4-week administration of the oil proved to be highly beneficial for the treatment of anxiety and depression in high-risk postpartum women.
Recipe for Lavender Lemonade
You will need:
A cup of organic honey
12 cups of water
5 drops of lavender oil
6 lemons, peeled
Lavender sprigs, for decoration
Put all of the ingredients except the sprigs in a blender and blend for a couple of minutes until you get a homogeneous mixture.
Other Ways to Benefit from Lavender Oil
- For dry skin, soak in warm bathwater mixed with 5 drops of lavender oil
- To decrease stress, diffuse 10 drops of the oil in the air with the help of a diffuser
Add 2 or 3 drops of the oil to your body cream or oil to enhance the skin’s quality, relax the mind, and fight off stress