Allergy season is here and I don't know about you, but my eyes are watering, my throat is itching, and my nose is running. Not only that, but one of the most common mild symptoms of COVID-19 is a dry cough, so you can bet I'm looking for a way to soothe my throat. Remember, if you think you might have contracted coronavirus, reach out to your doctor or local hospital immediately.
The cough drops you buy at the drug store are full of sugar, which is only going to make you feel sicker. So I went on a mission to make a healthier cough drop, one that boosts immunity and calms my irritated throat.
I decided to look online for a healthier cough drop to make with coconut oil, add my favorite essential oils, and change it up to suit my family’s taste buds. It was a win in our household! These also make a great yummy drop of sweetness when you’re wanting something tasty without all the yucky stuff. I eat a drop in the afternoon or add it to my tea.
DIY HEALTHY COUGH DROPS
You’ll need honey (I use raw honey), organic cinnamon, lemon, coconut oil, a mixer, your choice of essential oil (I used Thieves), and mold to freeze the drops in. For storage, I use a glass container.
How to make healthy cough drops:
1. Whip 1/2 cup or so of coconut oil in your mixer.
2. Add in 1/2 cup honey, 1 teaspoon cinnamon, 1 teaspoon lemon juice, and 3 or so drops of essential oil. Mix until smooth.
3. Pour into mold and into freezer until solid.
4. Pop your drops into a glass container and keep in fridge. Enjoy!
Let me know if you make some and how they worked for you and your family! What do you use when you’re feeling under the weather? I’m always looking for natural ways to care for my family and myself. I’d love to hear.
Finally, I hope you and your family stay healthy during this difficult time <3
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About the Contributor:
Jessica Brassington is a wife, mom, and entrepreneur constantly seeking new ways to incorporate less processed beauty, food, and health into her hectic schedule. After losing herself in motherhood she chose to take a new outlook on life, discover her body, and bring her sexy back. When she's not fitting in her fitness, spending time with the fam, or Ubering around her kiddos, she is the host of Naked Talk with Jess podcast where she shares candid conversations about shedding shame around our bodies and sex from a holistic perspective. She is also a MentorMama for the SocialMama App.