Life is stressful, there is no denying that- between making time for work, socializing, family time, self-care, grocery shopping, and so on, it can be daunting. Thankfully, there are ways to ease anxiety.

Oftentimes, headaches and stress go hand in hand. If you have ever experienced stress, then you likely know what I mean. And a bad headache can ruin just about anything.

While it’s easy to run to alcohol or other counter-productive measures for handling stress, I promise you lavender lemonade is a much better option. In the evenings, regardless of whether it’s cold or hot outside, it just hits the spot.

And the health benefits are amazing. Not only does lavender help your body to relax, but it also improves your sleep quality, and there’s just something soothing about it. When you add raw honey, which provides not only a healthier sweetening option but also so helpful properties of its own- it’s hard to pass this wonderful drink up.

Studies have shown that lavender oil is amazing for lowering pulse rates and reducing anxiety. And it also has powerful anti-depressive properties.

Don’t forget to breathe in as you boil the lavender- it will instantly ease your stress.

1/4 c. dried lavender
1 cup, raw honey
6 whole lemons
2 cups of boiling water
5 cups of cold water
1 cup of ice

Boil the two cups of water. Stir the honey and lavender separately, and pour the boiling water over the mixture. Stir it up and cover it. Set it aside and let it sit for 30 minutes to fully infuse the water with lavender. Cut up the lemons and squeeze the juice into a bowl. Set aside. Pour the honey and lavender into a strainer and place the juice in a new bowl. Pour the cold water into a pitcher and mix in the two other mixtures. Stir well and garnish if you want with lemon slices or your favorite berries.

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