Not only does lavender smell great, but it also has a lot of healing properties. You can also add lavender to many recipes to give it a unique taste that can do wonders for your body and mind. These days there are so many lavender recipes... I've even tried lavender cupcakes and they were so good! Lavender lemonade has gone viral around the Internet because it tastes great and can help a variety of ailments including headaches, anxiety, and insomnia. Bonus points: the recipe is pretty easy to make and would be a hit at your next party or get together. Learn more about Lavender oil Lavender oil \/ Pixabay Make sure that you are buying a food grade lavender oil because you will be ingesting it and you want to make sure it is safe. Lavender oil has lots of health benefits. It is considered an antidepressant, anti-inflammatory, anti-fungal, antibacterial, antiseptic, antimicrobial, antispasmodic, analgesic, detoxifier, hypotensive, and has sedative qualities. Lavender \/ Pixabay Lavender oil has been known to help with insomnia, stress, anxiety, depression, headaches, hangovers, sinus congestion, allergies, and pain relief. It is one of the most relaxing oils that are available. It is no wonder that it helps with so many different health issues. Plus, it smells and tastes amazing! Lavender oils \/ Flickr Many studies have shown that lavender oil helps people relax. Researchers have done studies on nervous students before an exam and hospital patients about to go in for surgery. Lavender oil helped many of these people... might be a great oil to keep with you at all times! Get the recipe for lavender lemonade below Lavender Lemonade \/ Pixabay First, gather up all of the ingredients and a large jug or pitcher. You will need about 12 cups of pure, filtered water, one cup of raw organic honey, two drops of lavender essential oil (it is very strong so don't overdo it!), six peeled and juiced lemons, and lemons and lavender springs if you want to add garnishes. Then simply combine all of the ingredients and add more honey if you would like to make the lavender lemonade a little sweeter! Drink it before bed if you have trouble sleeping or any time you feel anxious or stressed out. What do you think about this recipe? Will you try it? If you have trouble sleeping and are looking for all of the help you can get, learn more about this lavender stick that is supposed to help you sleep soundly every night!