Halls and Luden’s are popular drops you can buy in store – thankfully they are not something that is too common in our house ~ we’re thankful the kids don’t get sick all too often if at all. In the past if we have gotten them we put them in gift baskets for men in the family.
Normally buying these packaged drops in store will lend you to finding them normally full of high fructose corn syrup – not something that is great for anyone.
With almost every packaged food having HFCS now, that in itself should be plenty of reason to move out of shopping at your local grocer and making your own items at home. The health benefits of eating better and supporting a different chain are tremendous.
We love our Essential Oils and we use them for baking, in cooking… for self care, making our own beauty products & more. I can’t imagine not having them accessible all the time – even my children are glued to oils and ask for them in their water, and in their bath.
These Soothing Essential Oil Drops are so easy to make and great for throats!
- 1 c. Raw Unfiltered Honey (local is always best)
- 1 tsp Ghee or Coconut Oil
- 8 drops Thieves Vitality Essential Oil (Young Living)
- 4 drops Lemon Vitality Essential Oil (Young Living)
- 1 Candy Thermometer (we used THIS from Amazon)
- Silicone Mold (we used the heart one above, which was the perfect size)To Make
- Put the Honey in a saucepan and bring it to 300 degrees on medium. It will bubble and rise up – so make sure you continue to stir. The ghee should help keep the frothing / bubbling down.. but Honey does burn quickly and easily so make sure you are there to constantly stir!
- Make sure your mixture hits 300 degrees or they will not harden!
- Once at 300 degrees, remove from the heat and stir so it will begin to cool – wait until it is as cool as possible then add the Essential Oils.
- Spoon into a silicone mold, make sure you have set the molds on parchment paper (as it will get sticky!)
- Allow to cool completely and then store in the fridge or freezer – especially if you are in a warm weather climate. Although you are heating up the Honey to 300, they will become soft if left out in warmer temps.
- You can opt to add 1-2 Tbsp of Powdered Sugar in a zipper bag or glass jar and coat them with a light dusting of powdered sugar before wrapping in parchment paper.We are aware that boiling raw honey will indeed take away some of the health properties – in the end, they are still better than consuming the HFCS laden drops in store. If you really are concerned about keeping the properties and nutritional value of raw honey, you may want to consider a syrup.
Thankfully Young Living makes it incredibly easy to score a wholesale discount on your oils – when you pick up their starter kit you get ALL of those oils above, and a diffuser – not to mention the opportunity to buy your oils at wholesale cost for the REST of your life.
Source – thecentsableshoppin.com