Fight back with this effective homemade cough syrup!
It’s that time of year right? School is in
and all the kids are bringing home more then just their homework.
Being sick isn’t all bad though, the chicken soup, the Netflix binge watching and likelihood of skipping out on some chores. Another benefit of getting sick every once in a while is allowing your body’s immune system to get a good workout. This is important especially for children as their young immune system is being trained. While beneficial when occasional, you still don’t want to be suffering through every illness. This homemade cough syrup has helped our family for years!
This homemade cough syrup with essential oils is not only effective
but delicious, and a real winner in our house!
This cough syrup packs a big punch with honey, garlic, ginger, onion, olive oil, apple cider vinegar, lemon juice and Thieves™ and Lemon Vitality™ essential oils.
Honey: world renown for its antibacterial, antibiotic and antioxidant properties
Garlic: detoxifies, boosts the immune system, has been used in traditional medicine for over 5000 years and can be more effective in some cases then antibiotics
Ginger: helps with nausea, has anti-inflammatory properties and helps reduce the growth of bacteria
Onion: loosens phlegm, antibacterial and antioxidant and has been used in traditional medicine for thousands of years
Olive Oil: boosts the immune system by providing essential fatty acids, anti-inflammatory
Raw Apple Cider Vinegar: the malic acid in it is resistant to bacteria, viruses and fungus, helps your body maintain a proper pH level to easily fight of invaders
Lemon Juice: lemons are rich in vitamin C, help maintain a healthy body PH, helps fight bacteria multiplication, aides digestion and much more!
Thieves +™ Essential Oil Blend: adds a spicy rich flavour Clove, Lemon, Cinnamon, Eucalyptus Radiata, and Rosemary essential oils.
Lemon +™ Essential Oil: coming from the lemon rind, it adds great flavour not found in the juice alone.
Here is the recipe, it’s a convenient 11×8.5″ size ratio so that you can add four per page and print them off and give them to your friends to enjoy too!
You won’t be able to live without this
Lemon-Limeade Syrup once you try it!
I absolutely LOVE this recipe! I make it at least once or twice a month and I try to make it for every Young Living event I host too, that way more and more people get to experience it. Lemon and Limeade, when made with a healthy sugar and especially when you add Ningxia Red, can be a great way to enjoy a sweet but still healthy drink.
I always loved fresh lemonade, but never really wanted to squeeze all the lemons every time I wanted a glass or to make a jug of it. This recipe was my solution! When you have ready made syrup on hand you can make just one glass or a whole jug if you like and all the time consuming work is done.
When making up your drink, the ratio is only recommended, I often add more or less depending on how I feel that day and how much I want to drink. Sometimes it’s just a splash in a glass water bottle to flavour the water. Sometimes I make it a little stronger, add the Ningxia Red, and pour it over ice for a more decadent refreshment. Another great alternative is to fill your blender or smoothie maker with ice, add a half syrup and half water mixture to the ice and blend – Instant Lemon-Limeade (Ningxia Red if you like) slushy! The possibilities are nearly endless.