Lavender Lemonade is a great refreshing drink that reduces stress. Lavender is a wonderful aromatic herb that helps to reduce stress and relaxes the senses and it tastes amazing in this lemonade.
This weekend I made some Lavender Lemonade to help reduce stress in my body. I have many migraines that last for days and even though I do take prescription medication, I try to do things naturally when I can.
I shared recently that Lavender was one of my favorite baking herbs and you can even use it in beverages like Tea and Lemonade. Here I have steeped the lavender into the hot water before adding the squeezed lemon.
I am not a doctor and don’t want to make medical claims, but Lavender is used to calm nerves and added to many products to relax babies and adults alike. I have no idea how it works, but it does, and it is something that has been used for hundreds if not thousands of years.
You can add lavender oil to your bath water, you can spray it on your pillows to help you sleep and you can bake with it for a wonderful unique flavor. The key to lavender is to use it sparingly so it doesn’t taste or smell just like soap.
When making the lavender lemonade you can use essential oils if you do not have fresh lavender buds. Just substitute one or two drops until you get the desired flavor.
If there is a favorite herb that you use to reduce stress share it here in a comment.
- 1 TB fresh Lavender buds or 2 - 3 drops of essential oil
- Juice of 6 Lemons
- 5 Cups Water
- 1 Cup Raw Honey
- Boil 2½ cups water in pan with honey and lavender
- Let cool and steep for 20 minutes
- Add remainder water and fresh lemon juice with ice.
- Garnish with sliced lemons
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