whoa. It's like spring here the past few days. In February. My body can't catch up with it! Whenever the weather swings out of control my sinuses do too! So, today I whipped up a batch of one of my favorite home remedies. A few months ago a friend and I compiled some of our favorite home remedies and now I feel like I have a really useful mental list to run down when I feel like I am about to completely nose dive into a pile of tissues and blankets and not want to come out!
Here is a useful and delicious recipe that you could enjoy any time!
GUMMIES! Yes, I have posted about gummies before. We love gummies in our house and this is the basic guideline for making them:
But right now I am completely enjoying a bowl full of gummies with a different twist! I can’t not have a thing of gummies in the fridge on a regular basis so as a result I tend to get creative with them. The kids polished off Gummie Carbonite frozen Han Solo last weekend for the birthday celebration. Gummis are a great way to sneak in immune boosting juices and essential oils or to use things like chamomile tea or vitamin C powder or elderberry syrup and integrate them into a healthy snack. With kids you will want to add extra honey to make it sweeter and use more juice instead of water. .
Tonight's recipe is just for adults though! It comes from the old remedy of drinking a hot toddy. I have a sore throat bordering on a serious cold. so I have been using #allthehomeremedies. These gummies are something that can nourish my body with AND help my cold. Here is how I made this throat soothing snack.
I made 1 cup hot tea (I LOVE this wellness echinacea tea) and honey (I use local Raw Honey but also love this Raw honey and if you have never had spreadable raw honey you NEED to try it) and steeped ginger and lemon juice (use real juice for more benefit “Real Lemon” brand isn’t real- 'nuff said). Take about 1/2 cup whiskey though you *could* make them stronger and 1/2 cup ice cold water or cold Kefir or Kombucha- just make sure it equals one cup of cold liquid. Add one drop Young Living Thieves essential oil or one drop Clove, one drop Copaiba and one drop Lemon and/or Orange essential oil. (I recently did Clove, Copaiba and Lemon and love it!) I use these high quality option when making gummies: Great Lakes gelatin or Zint Gelatin
Follow the directions on the graphic above!
BUT WHY these ingredients?? Well, there is scientific basis for a Hot toddy. Number one- it can help you get some sleep. Number two- the alcohol can help to fight off an infection. Whiskey can help to dilate your blood vessels and make it easier for your mucus membranes to deal with the infection. The benefit of these gummies is that you can slowly dissolve them in your mouth like a cough drop and when they are cold they can help with the inflammation. Of course, while you’re enjoying these makes sure to also have your Vitamin C water nearby and make sure you aren’t getting dehydrated! OR a second cup of echinacea tea as I am doing!
They aren’t meant to be devoured to get sloshed. That’s what wine gummies are for when you’re feeling WELL ;-).
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I am an eat, play, work at home Mom- a part time new-mom's support facilitator- full time dreamer of clay- an all the time thinker- a trained art therapist- and a home biz empower-er who never has enough minutes in the day, clay in my hands or ideas in my brain to create all the things! Also: I am mildly invested in our families health using nature's tools! Just kidding. That's my passion and message for others: Your life is essential. Take back your health!
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