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It”s fall! The weather is fluctuating and events full of people are in full swing enjoying the cooler weather and spreading colds. When it comes to sore throats cough drops are usually the first thing people reach for – however they shouldn’t be. Most are filled with artificial ingredients, sugar, dyes, and so many other things. I don”t know about you, but when I am healing my body I don”t want to be harming it in the process. The best, cost effecient solution? Make your own!
Homemade Sore Throat Lollipops
- 2 cup honey
- 3-5 drops of lemon essential oil.
**You don”t have to stop there. I often add ginger, elderberry, or whatever else I know will work that I have on hand. I think in my next batch I might try some cinnamon. The possibilities for this is endless!
Add your honey to a small pan.
Make sure you stir it from time to time.
Once your mixture reaches 300 degrees (you can check with a candy thermometer) add your essential oil and carefully spoon it onto a non-stick surface and place your sticks in the center.
**Keep in mind that heating honey to this temperature does take away some of it”s benefits. However, it still does the job for soothing and certainly doesn’t harm.
I usually give the first set a chance to set a minute and then spoon a little more over the top in order to get more of a lollipop shape. As you can see some shape well – and others less so. Let them sit until they are firm which usually takes a few hours.
And there you have it! A good tasting, fun way to soothe the sore throat”s this winter. This is something that kids and adults can use, you can whip up in no time and keep on hand, and you know what is in them! Remember, honey is not recommended for children under the age of 1.
What Is Your Favorite Way To Soothe Sore Throats?