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Friday, March 18, 2016

Honey, Lemon & Ginger

I keep a mason jar full of honey, lemon & ginger cough syrup in our fridge at all times.  It doesn't matter what season it is, as long as there are young children in our home, our fridge will have a jar of this stuff.  

Why you ask?!  Because it's quick and easy to make, I know exactly what's in it, and it works!  Of course, you must be mindful of the fact that there is honey in this concoction so you can only use it on toddlers one years of age or older.

With that said, here's how to make it:

  • Clean and slice two lemons.
  • Break off 3 to 4 stems of ginger, cut off the skin then cut up the ginger (anyway that you like).
  • Fill the mason jar with the lemon and ginger slices, alternating and intermixing the two.
  • Pour raw honey over the entire thing (raw, raw, raw....the honey must be raw).
  • Take a knife and chop at the mixture within the jar to get the juices of the lemon flowing.
  • Add the mason jar lid and refrigerate for 2-3 days before use.

That's it. THAT. IS. IT.  Stop buying cough syrup, my friends.

It really needs to sit in the fridge for a few days for the ingredients to really immerse themselves with each other.  After it's sat for a bit, we usually try to use it up within 2-3 weeks.  You may need to shake the jar a bit before use.  When it's needed, take a tablespoon (or two) at a time.

FYI:  A huge plus, besides all of the benefits of all of those natural ingredients, is the fact that it tastes crazy good.  I have no problem getting Madison to take it and I occasionally use it as a sweetener for my tea.  So, yes, Maddie takes it, I take it, Mario takes it.

Make it, use it, love it.
You're welcome ;).

Be intentional,


Photo Credit by Anda Ambrosini


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20 comments

  1. This seems so incredibly easy! I am always looking for more natural remedies too have on hand. I think I'll have to whip some up, especially with the season change! (Pinned!)

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    1. It truly is a quick and easy recipe and it's oh so good and helpful! i hope you try it and like it....thanks for pinning, Kaylyn!

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  2. THIS is amazing! I'm so happy you shared this! I will be making this sometime this weekend!

    Happy Friday!!

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    1. So good to hear, Courtney, let me know how you like it!

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  3. This is great! I love all natural remedies like this. Thanks for posting! - Trish

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    1. I'm a huge fan of natural remedies as well!

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  4. this sounds awesome! honey,lemon and ginger tea is my go-to when I'm sick so this sounds perfect!

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    1. Yes, yes, yes! I actually love how this tastes in teas so give that a go with just a regular tea when you're not feeling so well.

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  5. I always make my own honey ginger and lemon cough syrup! It's also great as a tea - sometimes I drink it even when I'm not sick :D

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    1. OOMG! Me too, Amanda, because we always have it in the house even when everyone is feeling well, lol!

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  6. This sounds so wonderful! Would be just a great warming drink, too!

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  7. I love natural remedies so this is awesome!

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  8. This is a wonderful cough syrup recipe, I just love using all natural home remedies for getting healthy! Thanks for sharing!

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  9. Sounds awesome and ginger is so good for you....going to have to try it!!!!

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  10. What a great idea I know these things are so helpful when you're sick

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  11. Love it. I try to use more of home remedies than medicines and ginger, honey is definitely a go to for cold at my home.

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  12. My husband hates taking medicine so I always make home remedies for him when he feels under the weather. I'll have to give this one a try!

    LiveLifeWell,
    Allison

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  13. I definitely need to try and make this!! I've had a cough for weeks.

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  14. Thanks for sharing this. I pinned it and will make it. Does it keep for a long time in the fridge? I love the taste of ginger, so this sounds like it tastes good besides being helpful.

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  15. Thank you for sharing your recipe! I often go for the natural homemade medicines

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