Lemonade and Lavender



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Young Living Lemon Essential Oil Lemonade Recipe

Ingredients

  • 1 gal. of filtered water
  • juice of two organic lemons
  • juice of one organic lime
  • about 15 oz. of organic blue agave (test as you go to adjust the sweetness to your liking)
  • 10-12 drops of Young Living lemon essential oil
  • lemon and lime slices for garnish

Serve in glass over ice. If you add ice directly to the lemonade the ice melts and will water it down. You may choose to serve ice in a separate container.

Sugarfree and Caloriefree Essential Oil Lemonade Recipe

  • Fill a glass pitcher (not plastic since EOs can dissolve some plastics)with ice cold water.
  • Add 10 drops of Young Living Lemon Essential Oil Supplement (do not use any other brand of EOs unless they are labeled as a supplement).
  • Add 1 tsp of pure stevia powder to sweeten. Stir vigorously and taste. Add more drops of Lemon EO or stevia to your preferred flavor.
  • Stir lemonade well before pouring into each glass filled with ice.

Flavoring lemonade with lavender is a great way to utilize the amazing medicinal properties of lavender. Lavender is a wonderful aromatic herb that calms the senses.

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Lavender Lemonade with Lavender Essential Oil

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup raw honey
  • 12 cups pure water
  • 1 drop lavender essential oil supplement
  • 6 lemons, peeled and juiced

Directions:

Mix all ingredients together and chill. Add more water or raw honey if needed.

optional optional idea: Decorate table with sprigs Lavender

Health Boosting Lavender Lemonade Essential Oil Recipe

Ingredients

  • 1 1/4 cups freshly squeezed lemon juice, pits removed, pulp added
  • 1/2 cup local honey + 1/2 cup water for sweet syrup
  • 1 drop Young Living lavender essential oil
  • 2 drops Young Living lemon essential oil
  • 6 cups of water

Directions

Squeeze lemons and put into a glass pitcher {always use glass with essential oils and citrus juices}, including the lemon pulp. In a small saucepan, combine the honey and 1/2 cup of water. Heat honey mix over a very low heat, stirring until the honey has combined with the water, creating a syrup. Add 1 drop of YL lavender essential oil and 2 drops YL lemon essential oil to the honey syrup {not the water!}. Pour the honey syrup into the lemon juice, and add 6 cups of water. Stir well and serve over a bit of ice.

This post is sponsored by Essential-Oils-for-Better-Living and Young Living Essential Oils.

Other ways you can use Lavender Oil for Anxiety and Headaches

  • Mix 5 to 6 drops of Lavender essential oil to your bath water if you have dry skin.
  • Diffuse 10 to 12 drops of Lavender into the air during your workday for natural stress relief.
  • Add 2 drops of Lavender per ounce of your favorite lightly scented, unrefined organic oil (like almond oil or olive oil) for a body oil with all the benefits of lavender for improving your skin, relaxing your mind, warding off insects or helping you sleep.

Pure lavender oil is an incredible essential oil to use for your own health and wellness. It¡¯s among the gentlest of essential oils, but also one of the most powerful, making it a favorite of households for the healing properties and uses of lavender essential oil. Lavender oil  has a chemically complex structure with over 150 active constituents, which explains its effectiveness at helping with a lot of health ailments. Lavender oil possesses amazing anti-inflammatory, anti-fungal, antidepressant, antiseptic, antibacterial, antimicrobial, antispasmodic, analgesic, detoxifier, hypotensive, and sedative properties.

Florida researchers have found that lavender oil benefits include reducing anxiety and lowering pulse rates in nursing students taking stressful tests. And in hospital settings, lavender aromatherapy has been demonstrated to decrease pre-surgery distress and to be more relaxing than massage or merely resting.

Lavender essential oil has medicinal properties as well. It has been shown to reduce depression, improve insomnia and ease labor pains. And anecdotal evidence suggests that lavender oil benefits those with headaches, hangovers, sinus congestion and pain relief.

¡°Much prior research on lavender has focused on the administration of lavender via an olfactory route. The anxiolytic activity of lavender olfaction has been demonstrated in several small and medium-sized clinical trials.46-53 The efficacy of aromatherapy of lavender is thought to be due to the psychological effects of the fragrance combined with physiological effects of volatile oils in the limbic system.54 These calming effects of lavender oil and single constituents may be the origin of the traditional use of lavender. Lavender oil olfaction has been shown to decrease anxiety, as measured by the Hamilton rating scale,51 and can increase mood scores.

The following are selected examples of clinical trials on lavender aromatherapy:

  • Dunn and colleagues demonstrated anxiolytic activity of lavender oil aromatherapy in patients in intensive care units. Subjects received at least 1 session of aromatherapy with 1% lavender essential oil. Significant anxiolytic effects were noted in the 1st treatment, though 2nd and 3rd treatments did not appear to be as effective.47
  • Alaoui-Ismaili and colleagues found that the aroma of lavender is considered by subjects to be very pleasant and is correlated with changes in the autonomic nervous system.56
  • Tysoe and colleagues conducted a study of lavender oil in burner use on staff mood and stress in a hospital setting. A significant number of respondents (85%) believed that lavender aroma improved the work environment following the use of the lavender oil burners.57
  • Diego and colleagues demonstrated that people receiving lavender oil (10%) olfaction for 3 minutes felt significantly more relaxed and had decreased anxiety scores, improved mood and increased scores of alpha power on EEG (an indicator of alertness), and increased speed of mathematical calculations.58
  • Lewith and colleagues investigated the effects of lavender aromatherapy on depressed mood and anxiety in female patients being treated with chronic hemodialysis.59 The effects of aromatherapy were measured using the Hamilton rating scale for depression (HAMD) and the Hamilton rating scale for anxiety (HAMA). Lavender aroma significantly decreased the mean scores of HAMA, suggesting an effective, noninvasive means for the treatment of anxiety in hemodialysis patients.
  • Lavender aromatherapy, with or without massage, may also reduce the perception of pain and the need for conventional analgesics in adults and children, though more rigorously controlled trials are needed.60¡å

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Barbara Elizabeth Essential OilsGeneral Aromatherapy Safety
Though essential oils are safe and 100% natural, yet users are advised to take some precautions while using aromatherapy products. Some general safety guidelines that should be strictly observed are:
  • Keep out of reach of children
  • Always ensure the integral dropper or reducer is in place
  • Avoid direct contact with eyes and other delicate areas
  • Only for external use
These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. These products are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.

Consult your health care professional about any serious disease or injury. Do not attempt to self-diagnose or prescribe any natural substances such as essential oils for serious health conditions that require professional attention.


These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. These products are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.

Consult your health care professional about any serious disease or injury. Do not attempt to self-diagnose or prescribe any natural substances such as essential oils for serious health conditions that require professional attention.