Tis The Season To Be Stressed: Cool Your Jets With Lavender Lemonade!
With a blink of an eye, the summer is almost over and fall is upon our doorstep. Coinciding with kids getting back into the school routine, comes STRESS. Adjusting to a new teacher, going to bed earlier, and spending time on homework instead of summer activities are a few reasons why this time of year can be stressful for students, and their parents.
Children usually do not express how they are feeling stressed. Psychiatrist Dr. Shimi Kang, Child and Youth Mental Health for Vancouver says kids will display symptoms like tummy aches, headaches, feeling tired or overall unwellness. For example, if your child says they have a tummy ache but have not eaten anything unusual, parents should look into the tummy ache being a direct manifestation of stress.
How Can You Help Reduce You and Your Child’s Stress?
If your child is showing signs of back-to-school stress, here is one way you can help your child reduce their stress, without solving their algebra homework for them. Lavender Lemonade is a great way to help your child get rid of headaches and anxiety, which is often the most popular symptom from back-to-school stress.
The Math Makes Sense…
Diego MA and colleagues demonstrated that people receiving lavender oil olfaction for 3 minutes felt significantly more relaxed and had decreased anxiety scores, improved mood, and increased the speed of mathematical calculations.
Lovely Lavender Benefits
Lavender is a wonderful aromatic herb that calms the senses, so flavoring your lemonade with lavender is a great way to benefit from the amazing medicinal properties of lavender.
Florida Researchers have observed that lavender oil benefits students taking stressful tests by reducing anxiety and lowering pulse rates.
Pure lavender oil is the gentlest among the essential oil making it favorite among many households for its healing properties. Lavender oil has a chemically complex structure with over 150 active constituents. The oil contains amazing anti-inflammatory, antiseptic, antimicrobial, analgesic, hypertensive, sedative, detoxifier, anti-fungal, antidepressant, antibacterial and antispasmodic properties.
Lavender Lemonade Recipe: Fight Back-To-School Stress!
- 1 cup raw honey
- 12 cups of pure water (chilled)
- 1 drop of lavender oil
- 6 lemons, juiced
- Lavender sprigs for garnishing
Mix all the ingredients together and chill it. You may use more water or honey if need according to your taste.
Keep Calm and Lavender On: More Ways to Use Lavender
- You can add 5 to 6 drops of Lavender oil to your bath water if you have a dry skin.
- You may defuse 10 to 12 drops of Lavender oil into the air for natural stress relief.
- You can also add 2 drops of Lavender oil per ounce of your favorite unrefined oil like olive or almond oil. This will give your body all the advantages of Lavender such as relaxing your mind, improving your skin and warding off insects.
Reader – Have you used lavender oil before to relieve stress? What is your favorite way to use lavendar?