THESE HOMEMADE SOOTHING THROAT DROPS ARE MADE WITH ALL NATURAL INGREDIENTS AND WORK REALLY WELL. THEY SOOTH A SORE THROAT AND BOOST THE IMMUNE SYSTEM.
Typically, the first sign of sickness is a sore throat. That is because your tonsils are the first line of defense when you catch something, and when they are doing their job, you get a sore throat.
It is a good idea to start boosting your immune system at that first sign of sickness. That extra boost will help your body to get better faster!
While your tonsils are doing their job you can take these throat drops to ease the discomfort and boost your immune system.
HOMEMADE SOOTHING THROAT DROPS VIDEO TUTORIAL
HOMEMADE SOOTHING THROAT DROPS INGREDIENTS
- 1 tablespoon loose leaf red raspberry leaf tea
- 1 tablespoon loose leaf peppermint tea
- 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
- 1/4 teaspoon ginger
- 3/4 cup water
- 3/4 cup honey
- 4-8 drops essential oils (this is optional)
HOMEMADE SOOTHING THROAT DROPS INSTRUCTIONS
- Bring the water to a boil and add teas, cinnamon, and ginger. Remove sauce pan from the heat and let it steep for about 10 minutes.
- Strain off water, and pour the liquid into a saucepan.
- Add honey and bring to a boil.
- Boil until liquid reaches 300º, use a candy/meat thermometer to check the temperature.
- Let mixture cool slightly, to allow the mixture to thicken.
- If using essential oils, drop them into the mixture now. (See my favorite blends below.)
- Roll out a piece of parchment paper and drop spoonfuls of the mixture onto the paper.
- Allow the soothing throat drops to cool and harden.
- Sprinkle the soothing throat drops with vitamin C powder to prevent them from sticking together and to add an extra immune support. Store in an airtight container.
BEST ESSENTIAL OILS TO ADD TO YOUR HOMEMADE SOOTHING THROAT DROPS
Adding essential oils is optional, but they can add a lot of benefits for you! Several essential oils are great for boosting the immune system and soothing a sore throat.
Peppermint essential oil has a nice cooling effect that can feel really nice on a sore throat. The chemical make up of peppermint essential oil makes it very effective for: relieving respiratory issues and promoting clear open airways.
Peppermint is commonly used for digestive discomfort because it can be very soothing to the stomach and help with nausea.
WILD ORANGE AND LEMON
Citrus essential oils have purifying and cleansing properties, making them powerful immune boosting essential oils. Adding a few drops of wild orange or lemon essential oil to your cough drop will add a delicious flavor and benefit your body.
Citrus oils allow the body to gently detox and help with respiratory issues. Lemon and wild orange can help break up mucus and clear sinuses.
On guard is DoTERRA’s protective blend and it a blend of essential oils that work together to boost the immune system. If is a blend of cinnamon, clove, rosemary, wild orange, and eucalyptus.
This essential oil blend is one of the first ones I run too when someone in my family isn’t feeling their best. Adding this to your soothing throat drop will add powerful immune boosting properties and can support your body naturally.
A LITTLE WORD ON THE INGREDIENTS
PEPPERMINT AND RED RASPBERRY LEAF TEA
Similar to the peppermint essential oil, peppermint tea will add soothing benefits to a sore throat, flavor to the drop, and digestive/respiratory support.
Red raspberry leaf team is amazing for the immune system and can help with cold and flu symptoms. It has been used for medicinal purposes for a long time, mainly for soothing a sore throat and easing the digestive system. Red raspberry leaf has anti-inflammatory, antioxidant, and astringent properties. It has been said that just by inhaling the steam of the tea can relieve symptoms of a cold.
CINNAMON AND GINGER
Cinnamon is a common kitchen spice that could possibly be the healthiest thing in your pantry. This delicious spice has immune booting properties, helps to prevent blood clotting, is a inflammatory substances, and can regulate blood sugar.
Similar to cinnamon, ginger also adds an immune boosting component to this recipe. Ginger is amazing for soothing the stomach, relieving cold systems, and protecting you against environmental threats.
NOTE: You can substitute the spices for cinnamon and ginger essential oil. Use one drop of each in replace of the spice. If using, add the essential oils after removing the liquid from the heat.
If you have watched any of my cooking videos on youtube you know that we buy honey by the gallon. We live close to an amish community and they sell raw honey. Honey is very soothing for the throat and can give relief from coughing as it coats the throats.
High quality honey is a good source of Antioxidants. It is loaded with minerals, such as calcium, copper, iron, magnesium, manganese, phosphorus, potassium and zinc.
VITAMIN C POWDER
Have you ever heard to eat an orange when you have a cold? That is because citrus fruits are high in vitamin C and supports a healthy immune system.
The vitamin C powder is needed so the drops don’t stick together while they are being stored, but it defiantly adds benefits as well.
As mentioned above, essential oils can be used in this recipe to add immune boosting properties, antioxidants, sooth a sore throat, ease nauseous, and promote healthy breathing.
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Soothing Throat Drops
- 1 tbsp loose leaf red raspberry leaf tea
- 1 tbsp loose leaf peppermint tea
- 1/4 tsp cinnamon
- 1/4 tsp ginger
- 3/4 cup water
- 3/4 cup honey
- 4-8 drops essential oil optional
Bring the water to a boil and add teas, cinnamon, and ginger. Remove sauce pan from the heat and let it steep for about 10 minutes.
Strain off water, and pour the liquid into a saucepan.
Add honey and bring to a boil.
Boil until liquid reaches 300º, use a candy/meat thermometer to check the temperature.
Let mixture cool slightly, to allow the mixture to thicken.
If using essential oils, add them into the mixture now. (See my favorite blends below.)
Roll out a piece of parchment paper and drop spoonfuls of the mixture onto the paper.
Allow the soothing throat drops to cool and harden
Sprinkle the soothing throat drops with vitamin C powder to prevent them from sticking together and to add an extra immune support. Store in an airtight container.