How to Make Honey Throat Drops
By: Ariana Palmieri
If you have a sore throat, throat drops immediately become your best friend. Instead of wasting money on buying cough drops, why not try making your own using honey? Honey naturally soothes sore throats on its own, so it makes sense to include them in throat drops. Here's how to make some honey throat drops.
- 1 cup of water
- 1 organic peppermint tea bag
- ¾ cup of Beezy Beez raw honey
- 1 teaspoon of powdered turmeric or ginger (optional)
- ¼ cup lemon juice (optional)
Note: Feel free to play around with the ingredients in this recipe to create your own customized flavor. For example, if you want a more minty cough drop, take out the lemon juice and turmeric and replace it with 1 tablespoon of mint extract. If you prefer your honey throat drops plain, don't add anything!
- Boil the water with the peppermint tea bag in a pot. After it's boiled, let it simmer on low for 5 minutes, then remove the tea bag. Add the honey, lemon juice and turmeric, then bring to a boil again.
- Next, place the kitchen thermometer in the pot and continue boiling until it reaches 300° This may take anywhere from 10-25 minutes. Don't let the temperature rise above 300° F because then your concoction will start to burn. Remove it from heat as soon as it reaches 300° F.
- Immediately transfer the syrup to a glass measuring cup. The mixture hardens fast so you will need to work quickly. Pour the mixture from the glass measuring cup into whatever you're using to mold the cough drops (this could be silicone molds, small ice cube trays, or a baking sheet lined with parchment paper). If you're using a baking sheet, drop 1 large spoonful of the mixture onto it. If you use a mold, fill the molds/trays as quick as possible (without making a mess).
- Place the cough drops in the freezer for 10 minutes so they can harden. Once they're done (nice and hard), you can take them out and remove them from the tray/mold/baking sheet.
- To keep them from sticking together, cover them with a little tapioca starch. Store them in the freezer for safe keeping and use your honey throat drops when needed.
Ariana Palmieri is a green beauty blogger who strives to live as eco-friendly as possible. In July 2015 she started her blog, Greenify-Me, to document her own journey with sustainable products and makeup that would benefit the environment. In her spare time she loves to read wellness-related books, devour sushi, drink bubble tea with her boyfriend, and befriend stray cats.