Lavender has so many benefits beyond smelling and looking great.
Researchers from Florida have found that lavender can lower your pulse rates and reduce anxiety. The same study put lavender in a hospital and found that its aromatherapy decreased pre-surgery distress and was a better relaxant than a massage.
This could be because lavender oil is known to be an anti-inflammatory, antidepressant, anti-fungal, antiseptic, antibacterial, antimicrobial, and antispasmodic. But wait, there’s more! It’s also a known analgesic, hypotensive, detoxifier, and has sedative qualities.
A Summertime Cure
If you’re feeling a bit of a headache, have anxieties or depression, or maybe just suffering a hangover from that backyard BBQ last night, lavender could be your ultimate cure.
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The medicinal properties of lavender have been studied by many professionals and there’s denying this aromatic essential oil can really bring the sun up in your day.
To get in on the action and reap the benefits of lavender, try making this cooling summer lemonade.
Summertime Lavender Lemonade
- 1 cup raw honey
- 12 cups pure water
- 1 drop lavender essential oil
- 6 lemons, peeled and juiced
- Lavender sprigs for garnish
Throw all ingredients into a large pitcher. Mix, chill, and serve. Add more water or raw honey to taste.
Looking for more ways lavender can help you? Try these other natural remedies to reduce stress, relax, and improve your skin:
– Add 5-6 drops of lavender oil to your bath water to relieve dry skin.
– 2 drops of lavender in your favorite unrefined organic oil will make a great body oil to help you sleep at night.
-Diffuse lavender oil (10-12 drops should be enough) into the air at the office for a stress-free workday.
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