It's that time of year and I was literally tired of pumping my kids full of crappy medications with a ton of side effects. I mean have you looked at those ingredient lists? Well today I am going to teach how to make Homemade Throat Lozenges. They are all natural and have no side effects.
Ingredients in Store Bought Cough Drops
Store bought cough drops typically contain ingredients that act as a temporary cough suppressant and oral anesthetic, such as menthol and eucalyptus oil. Additional ingredients can also be found in cough drops, such as capsicum, dextrin, natural licorice, sugar, tragacanth, acesulfame potassium, beta carotene, corn syrup, FD&C red #40, flavoring, glucose syrup, sucrose and water. Some brands may also contain other active ingredients such as Bing cherry juice, organic brown rice syrup, organic cane syrup, organic honey and organic slippery elm. Depending on the brand of cough drops you purchase, the active ingredient in each drop could range from 7.6 mg to 10 mg of menthol.
Be aware that they can also contain Aspartame, sorbitol, and isomalt which are artificial sugars. Some cough drops may also contain high fructose corn syrup,
Homemade cough drops are the perfect solution to soothe a scratchy throat and cough. Not only are they easy to make, but they also provide a natural remedy without the use of any artificial ingredients. They are made with only three simple ingredients: honey, thieves oil and lemon oil.
Homemade Throat Lozenges Recipe:
- 1 cup of honey
- 11 drops of Young Living Thieves essential oils
- 7 drops of Young Living Lemon essential oils
- Parchment paper
Instructions for Homemade Throat Lozenges
- Bring 1 cup of honey to 300 degrees using a candy thermometer. (about 20 mins.)
- Stir often and start on med-low heat.
- Turn to low to prevent bowling over.
- Allow to cool for several minutes until the honey starts to thicken.
- Add the Young Living Essential Oils
- Drop on parchment paper about the size of a cough drop and let cool till hard. (You can also put them in the freezer for just a minute or 2)
Wrap with parchment paper and store in a cool dry place.
Why Choose Young Living Oils?
I took me a good 6months to decide to even use essentials oils but after doing my research I chose Young Living Oils. Why? Well, they are the only company that was completely open to me visiting their farm and distillery to check out how authentic and pure their products are. Everyone else said no. So it just so happens that I got to visit the Lavender farm and distillery in Utah to see for myself. Also I love the fact that Young Living Oils do not have an expiration date and that they can be ingested. They gurantee that no pesticides are used on the plants that they grow for their oils.
You see my grandmother used to plant peppermint in her garden and she would pluck a leaf off and put it straight in her mouth or in her tea. You should be able to do this with your oils. The FDA says you only have to have 5-10% pure oil to be considered pure. That means you could be ingesting a lot of chemicals with other brands if you are not carefully doing your own homework.
If I sign up do I have to sell?
Absolutely NOT! This is what I love so much about Young Living. You can purchase the kit for yourself and enjoy the benefits of getting the oils at a wholesale cost. Your just one step away from a healthy alternative for your family.
Is there a monthly minimum?
NO! You are only required to purchase just $50 a year to keep your wholesale membership. Don't worry though if you ever need to take a break you can reinstate yourself by just placing a $50 order.
Once I get my kit, how will I know what oils to use?
You become a Young Living Distributor, you become a part of the family. We offer online and offline classes. We also offer a private Facebook group that provides support and information for all of our team members.
What else does YoungLiving Offer?
Young Living also offers a way for your to earn FREE OILS with every purchase you make. We will make sure you have all that information when you sign up.
Young Living also offers and extensive line of health and beauty products, supplements and cleaners. They even have oils for babies and pets.
Check out our post on Must Have Products for Essential Oil users.
Disclosure: This statement has not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.
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