Heal Sprains and Strains Quickly…Naturally

While gardening three days ago, sprained the middle joint of my middle finger. It HURT! At first, assumed the sudden pain was due to a cactus spine stuck in my gardening glove. But by early evening…as the pain increased, and the finger stiffened with swelling and bruising, I became concerned it was sprained or may somehow have been fractured?

Signs and Symptoms of a Sprained Finger

A sprained finger most often is experienced as a sudden onset of pain during activity. (With a ligament tear, an audible snap or pop might be heard at the time of injury.)

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Lavender Lemonade

Essential oils are DELIGHTFUL in your cooling summer drinks! Here’s a refreshing Lavender Lemonade recipe to try when temperatures rise to sweltering.


  • 7 Organic Lemons, peeled and juiced
  • 2 Organic Limes, peeled and juiced
  • 1 drop pure 100% Lavender Essential Oil* (no more!!)
  • 14 cups filtered Water
  • 1-1/2 cups Organic Agave Syrup

Mix all ingredients together, heat gently if needed to blend in agave syrup. Taste. Add more water or Agave syrup to the Lavender Lemonade, depending on the size and tartness of the citrus fruits.

Chill before serving. Garnish with whole lemon slices and a sprig or sprinkle of culinary lavender.

*NOTE: Be careful not to add more than a single drop of Lavender essential oil or it will overpower your lemonade.

If you would like the slightly pink hue shown in the photograph, infuse culinary lavender into the water by boiling it for several minutes, bring to room temperature before adding the rest of the lemonade ingredients.

Cynthe Brush

Certified Clinical (Medical) Aromatherapist
Creating Custom Blends Since 1999

Therapeutic Essential Oils Practitioner & Self-Care Health Educator has used essential oils for personal, family, & client health issues since 1999.

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