Since I’m in the middle of a full basement reno, I’ve been feeling a little run down lately or maybe it’s all the drywall dust floating around the house . Either way, I’ve been going a little crazy around here getting this and that finished up, and sure enough my throat is a little scratchy, cause I’m not taking proper care of myself. So instead of reaching for the drugs, I made this tea that is perfect for sore throat and coughs with only these three ingredients: honey, lemon and ginger.
I’ve been making this tea for a few years now and I even shared it on my old blog (read through comments for testimonials). I’m tell you it really works, I try to drink this every night during the fall and winter (sometimes spring and summer too) and keep the germs away. I can usually zap my sore throat and cough fast before it turns into something bad.
How to make
Three ingredients: honey, lemon and ginger.
Slice lemon and ginger. (Wash them first!)
Place ginger, lemon in a mason jar and pour lemon overtop. Mix thoroughly.
Some questions about Sore throat and cough tea:
Do you put it in the fridge over night or leave it out on the counter?
I usually leave it on counter for a couple of hours while I’m mixing it through out day and then place in fridge for the rest of week
Do you peel the ginger?
No I do not peel ginger. I just wash it and slice it.
But doesn’t the honey turn solid in the cool refrigerator?
The honey gets mixed in with lemon juice so it does thin out a bit. It does solidity in fridge, but that’s ok because you will mix with warm water anyways to make tea.
Can I use agave syrup instead?
I’ve always used the honey, that’s where healing powers are. 🙂
How often do you drink it?
I make it a couple times a day, especially in the evening because I like to drink tea at night.
For extra flavour and the many health benefits, I also add a drop of my Lemon Essential Oil . You can buy it through my online site .
- Take internally to assist with seasonal respiratory discomfort.*
- Add Lemon oil to a spray bottle of water to clean tables, countertops, and other surfaces. Lemon oil also makes a great furniture polish; simply add a few drops to olive oil to clean, protect, and shine wood finishes.
- Use a cloth soaked in Lemon oil to preserve and protect your leather furniture and other leather surfaces or garments.
- Lemon oil is a great remedy for the early stages of tarnish on silver and other metals.
- Diffuse to create an uplifting environment.
Directions for Use
Diffusion: Use three to four drops in the diffuser of your choice.
Internal use: Dilute one drop in 4 fl. oz. of liquid.
Topical use: Apply one to two drops to desired area. Dilute with doTERRA Fractionated Coconut Oil to minimize any skin sensitivity.
Possible skin sensitivity. Keep out of reach of children. If you are pregnant, nursing, or under a doctor’s care, consult your physician. Avoid contact with eyes, inner ears, and sensitive areas. Avoid sunlight or UV rays for up to 12 hours after applying product.
Statements with asterisks refer to internal use. All others refer to aromatic or topical use.
If you have any further questions, please ask away I would love to hear from you. You can also peak around my doTerra Website for Recipes and amazing D.I.Y’s.
- 1 cup raw honey;
- 1 lemon;
- 1 chunk of ginger;
- Wash, lemon and ginger under cold water to remove any dirt on skin;
- Thinly slice the lemon and ginger and place in mason jar;
- Cover the lemon slices and ginger with the raw honey;
- Mix thoroughly;
- To make tea: from the mason jar take a couple tablespoon of lemon/ginger/honey mixture and put in mug.
- Pour lukewarm water that has been previously boiled over top.
- Let it sit for a minute and enjoy.
- I keep this on my counter for a couple hours to make it easy to mix the three ingredients around. Then I keep it in the fridge for about a week (if it lasts that long).