Reduce your stress levels and get rid of anxiety and headaches by making delicious lavender lemonade with the following ingredients.
As our lifestyles become more hectic and our work lives more demanding we start to get that feeling that something is missing from our lives. Some people work so hard that they barely get time to think about how they should be living their lives and if they are happy with what they have. They lose control, and this kind of loss of power can cause anxiety and headaches.
So many people have lost touch with the world and their sense of purpose. Have you ever had days when you are supposed to be relaxing, but it’s impossible to because you spend every other day working hard and it feels wrong not to be working? This is one of the first signs that it’s time to deal with your anxiety and stress.
It may be that you can’t put your finger on exactly what it is that’s bothering you. But that doesn’t mean you should ignore it. It might be as simple as getting bored with your everyday routine or it might be something bigger, such as feeling trapped.
You’ll be surprised at just how many people have these feelings too. You are not alone in this, and there is a place to start. With lavender and lavender lemonade.
Why lavender lemonade?
Lavender lemonade uses pure lavender oil, which is one of the gentlest and one of the most powerful essential oils. The oil alone is made up of over 150 active constituents, including anti-inflammatory, antifungal, antidepressant, antiseptic, antibacterial, antispasmodic, analgesic, detoxifier, hypotensive, antimicrobial, and it works as a sedative.
Research has shown that lavender oil can reduce anxiety and lower your pulse. It was tested on a group of nursing students who were taking stressful exams and was shown to be more effective for lowering stress levels than a massage.
There have also been a number of other clinical trials that have proven the effectiveness of lavender in stressful situations. It is measured by the Hamilton rating scale at 51 and has been shown to increase mood scores.
Reduce your stress levels by making your own lavender lemonade with the following ingredients:
- 1 cup of raw honey
- 12 cups of water
- 1 drop of essential lavender oil
- 6 lemons, peeled and juiced
- Lavender sprigs for garnish
Mix all of these ingredients together and add more water or raw honey, to make sure it’s a good enough ratio of ingredients to drink. Then leave to chill before drinking.
You can also use lavender oil in these ways:
- Use five or six drops in your bath water – this can help with dry skin
- Diffuse 10 to 12 drops of oil into the air for natural stress relief
- Add a few drops to your everyday body oil – this will help to moisturise your skin and repel insects
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By Charlotte H.