For the last two nights my children have been up until almost midnight, fighting sleep and telling me they are just not tired. I blame the holiday. With Mason not having school we’ve been a little more lax with their schedules. The colder it gets the more nervous I am that I’m setting them up to get a cold! Working with Little Remedies this Cold and Flu season has proven to be a blessing because it has me stocking up on everything we’ll need this winter to prevent any illnesses and also to help ease their little bodies if they do end up sick.
You know what I have in my arsenal for congestion but what about coughs? I have a few things up my sleeves and more to come. First up? Homemade Cough Drops.
From start to finish these take about an hour with about 30 minutes for freezing time.
In a small bowl whisk together 1/2 cup organic coconut oil, 1/2 cup raw local honey, 2 drops Cinnamon Bark Essential Oil and 2 drops peppermint oil. Both the essential oils will help create a wonderful flavor.
On a cookie sheet place some parchment paper. Using a 1/4 teaspoon measuring spoon create little drops. Alternatively you could get a mold but I liked the smaller sizes for smaller bodies!
As you can see these will not be perfect and that’s okay. You don’t need them to be perfect little round drops. When you’re done making all your little drops place them in the freezer for at least 30 minutes or until frozen. Once harden you can store in the refrigerator or keep them in the freezer. Personally I like the freezer because of the way it feels on my throat!
What’s awesome about the cough+immune support Little Remedies product is not only does it help calm coughs when your child has one but it also provides immune support thanks to the Elderberry fruit extract.
Elderberry boosts the immune system and is great for coughs, colds, flu bacterial and viral infections thanks to the Bioflavonoids and other proteins that help stop bacteria and viruses from infecting cells. You can get elderberries here for additional immune support.
- In a small bowl whisk together 1/2 cup Organic Coconut Oil, 1/2 cup Raw Local Honey, 2 drops Cinnamon Bark Essential Oil and 2 drops Peppermint Essential Oil.
- On a cookie sheet lined with parchment paper use a 1/4 teaspoon measuring spoon to create your cough drops.
- Freeze for 30 minutes or more.
- Store in an air tight container in the freezer or refrigerator.
Want to Learn More about Essential Oils?
You’ll find the basics of Essential Oils here and for educational classes on Essential Oils centered on using oils with your family head here. Ready to get started? Use this link to get free reference materials and unlimited personal support.
How are you preparing for any coughs that may come your way?
Disclosure: This winter season I’ve partnered with Little Remedies to share natural ways to beat cold and flu season! All opinions are 100% my own.