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Homemade Sore Throat Lollipops

beth October 11, 2012

Image by Ian Sane

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

While these are called lollipops you can make a cough drop by simply skipping the stick or buying molds. However, I find it so much more fun with the stick.

Ingredients:

**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!

Directions:

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 themRemember, honey is not recommended for children under the age of 1.

What Is Your Favorite Way To Soothe Sore Throats?

 

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8 Comments

  1. I love that these literally have only 2 ingredients (unless you choose to add more of course) and I can use my oils in them. Will definitely be making these soon!!

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  2. Awesome and so simple!!

    thank you for sharing!

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  3. Hi Beth, thanks for posting this recipe. I had been looking for something similar but wondering about the health benefits of the raw honey once it was heated enough to turn to candy. Could you please share where you get your lolly pop sticks? They look to be made of bamboo or some other wood. If I can’t find that kind, is it ok to use the regular paper sticks? I always worry that there are unwanted things in those paper sticks.

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  4. I think I might have to make these today! Thanks Beth!

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I’m Kate, mama to 5 and wife to Ben.  I love meeting new people and hearing their stories.  I’m also a big fan of “fancy” drinks (anything but plain water counts as ‘fancy’ in my world!) and I can’t stop myself from DIY-ing everything.  I sure hope you’ll stick around so I can get to know you better!

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