Lavender is an herb that has long been valued as a natural remedy for headaches and anxiety. The fragrant buds in particular have been used in aromatherapy to sooth jangled nerves and evoke a relaxed feeling. Many people don’t realize that lavender is an edible herb; it can be used in cooking and even as an additive for drinks. This delicious lemonade recipe is perfect for hot summer days when you want to relax and unwind as well as cool off.
Step One: Collect Ingredients
You will need the following ingredients:
- 12 cups of water
- 1 cup of honey
- 1 drop of lavender essential oil
- 6 lemons
- Fresh lavender sprigs for garnish (optional)
Step Two: Prepare The Lemons
Begin by juicing the lemons. Cut the lemons in half then use a manual or electric juicer to extract the fresh juice.
Step Three: Combine Ingredients
Start by combining water and juice together with one drop of lavender essential oil. Add honey to juice mixture a little at a time, adjusting to taste.
Step Four: Chill And Serve
Let lavender lemonade chill for at least an hour. Serve in tall glasses with sprigs of freshly cut lavender if desired.
Lavender lemonade is a delicious and refreshing way to relax without resorting to unhealthy habits. A little bit of lavender essential oil is a much healthier habit than reaching for a glass of wine or a box of cigarettes. Kids of all ages as well as adults can enjoy the benefits of lavender essential oil, so parents can feel comfortable letting their little ones indulge in this summery treat.
Lavender essential oil has many interesting properties associated with it. It has been used to reduce inflammation in the body and as an anti-bacterial. Some herbalists have also used it as an anti-fungal remedy and as a treatment for muscle spasms. Although the concentration of lavender essential oil in this beverage is much too low to for these particular benefits, it is interesting to know that this humble plant has so many potent properties locked inside it.
Share this recipe and be sure to mix up a glass of refreshing lavender lemonade for a friend this summer.
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