Ahh the smell of lavender. Calming, soothing and beautifully fragrant. This is a popular flower and essential oil that is commonly found in most households.
I love diffusing lavender in the evening before bed as it helps aid in sleep, relieves nervous tension and has an overall calming effect. It’s a perfect way to unwind from a busy day.
Lavender is particularly great for women who are suffering from PMS or going through menopause. The calming scent of lavender helps to support the nervous system and can relieve any tension or anxiety. It also has estrogenic properties, which can support healing from low estrogen, support a good nights rest or bring balance during menopause. Lavender also has a positive effect in relieving headaches, migraines, depression and emotional stress.
You can gain the benefits of lavender by making this delicious lavender infused lemonade. Sip on this herbal elixir all day and instantly feel the calming benefits this amazing herb has to offer.
- 1 liter fresh spring water
- 2-3 springs fresh or dried lavender
- 2 lemons, juiced
- 1 tbsp raw organic honey or maple syrup
Directions: Add all ingredients into a large jug and let sit in the fridge for 1 hour to allow the lemon and lavender to infuse the water. Feel free to add less or more sweetener, depending on your preference. Sip and enjoy!
Samantha graduated as a Registered Holistic Nutritionist from the Canadian School of Natural Nutrition; is a Hatha Yoga Instructor, Qualitarian Pioneer & holds a Bachelor Degree in World Religion and Arts.