It’s that time of year again… the leaves are changing colour and the cool breeze is starting to creep in. As the weather gets cooler all of the nasty germs seem to come out of hiding! With germs comes flus, colds, coughs, and sore throats!
Last winter my throat was so sore. I went to bed one night feeling just fine and woke up feeling like my throats was being stabbed by sharp blades every time I coughed, swallowed and spoke.
It was horrible. I was so lucky to have my sister in law Krista next door. She is a DIY essential oil guru… check out her blog My Naturally Crazy Life
! She made me these yummy essential oil cough drops
and let me tell you, they worked very well and didn’t taste awful like some of the ones you can buy at the stores!
I love these drops so much and have found them to be so helpful, especially to help soothe a dry or sore throat! We are so lucky as Krista has shared her recipe with me and she is allowing me to share it with all of you! All you need is a few ingredients and a little bit of time!
Here’s What You’ll Need:
1 cup sugar
1/4 cup cold water
1 tbsp honey
Powdered Sugar (to line cookie sheet)
10-20 drops protective blend essential oil
10-20 drops lemon essential oil
Prefer different flavours? Substitute either the lemon, the protective blend, or both with: spearmint, peppermint, tangerine, or really any other minty/citrus oil.
1. Bring sugar, honey, and water to a boil slowly on med heat.
2. When it reaches 280°F Put in oils, aft 300°F (when you can put a little drop in cold water and it gets hard right away) take off heat and let sit until it stops boiling and all the bubbles are gone.
3. On a cookie sheet, make a layer with powdered sugar
4. Take a small, round measuring spoon and make indents in the sugar.
5. Slowly spoon the hot sugar mixture into your powdered sugar mold.
6. Let sit until cool, sift to get excess sugar off.
Storing Your Cough Drops:
These cough drops keep well for quite some time, just be sure to store them in an air tight container.
Take your drops with you: Krista makes her own individual drop wrappers using wax or parchment paper. Cut a rectangle of the paper and wrap it around your cough drop. Twist both ends and voila, cough drops that are ready to travel with you!
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