Headaches are inevitable. A constantly on-the-go lifestyle and strenuous activity can ultimately lead to these pesky pains, not to mention that most of us are sleep-deprived. Tried Tylenol? Your pain relief may have been short-lived.
Meet a surprising ancient healing mechanism: lavender. Lavender is an influential aromatherapy scent, scientifically proven to aid in depression and anxiety. So, who says sipping on a refreshing lemonade with this power plant in it can’t help your mind-bending migraine? Lavender is perfect for relieving dehydration and stress – two significant factors of headaches. This recipe is simple to make, and you can purchase all the ingredients at your local grocery store. Let’s jump into it.
- Turbinado sugar
- Mint leaves
- Dried culinary lavender flowers
Step 1: Add two cups of water to a small pot set to medium heat.
Step 2: Add ⅛ a cup of turbinado sugar and let it dissolve. Water should begin to boil.
Step 3. Add two mint leaves, ⅔ teaspoons of dried culinary lavender flower, and two teaspoons of honey to the water.
Step 4: Let ingredients steep at a simmer for about 15 minutes.
Step 5: Juice two lemons and strain the juice from the seeds and pulp. Then, add the lemon juice to two cups of water.
Step 6: Strain the lavender mixture from the pot into the water with the lemon juice.
Step 7: Add as much ice as you want, and garnish with lemons and mint.
Step 8: Enjoy!