Monday, April 23, 2012

Natural Remedy: Kids Honey Lemon Sore Throat Lollipops

"Mom my throat's sore"

Why is it that we cringe when we hear certain words come from our children's mouth? Oh, were sorry, you thought we were referring to THOSE words. No, not this time. We are talking about the other wordsWhen a mom hears, "my throat is sore", a moms mind might immediately do one or all of the following: play out the scenario of the entire house coming down with yet, another cold with days of misery to follow; or why don't people keep their kids home from school and church when they are sick, or okay,  stop what I am doing, or about to do, time to make some hot tea, get a soft blanket, a book a homemade sore throat lollipop and care for my child. 

All kidding aside, a sore throat with cold like symptoms that starts to subside in a few days may not be so serious, however a sore throat that lasts longer, with a fever and enlarged lymph notes, could be something that needs a doctors attention. 
Today we are talking about a  common cold or allergy sore throat. 

Before we move on please note:


Kids Honey Lemon Sore Throat Lollipops Recipe

Honey: we used 1 cup but use as much or as little as you like.
Essential Lemon Oil: 3-4 drops if you are comfortable with that
 or pure organic lemon extract 1 teaspoon
Lollipop sticks
Candy thermometer
nonstick cookie mat or hard candy mold

How many lollipops you get will depend on what size you make them.

Have ready ahead of time your nonstick pad and lollipop sticks so that when the mixture is ready to work with, everything else is too.

Using a medium sized pot, place on the stove, add hone, lemon oil and candy thermometer. You want the honey to reach 300 degrees. Once mixture is to temperature take off the heat and work carefully and quickly to spoon out about a teaspoon size bit of honey onto the mat and then place your lollipop stick into the blob. Let honey cool completely before removing.

For more information on safely taking essential oil internally, please go here.

This is what the mixture looks like  spoon'd onto the nonstick pad and lollipop sticks placed.

Sine we did not use a mold, sometimes the mixture moved more than others. We like the fact that when that does happen it is all the more homemade looking and perfectly fine.

We had some left over and thought we would pour it into some nonstick heart molds and than use the hearts in a pot of hot tea to flavor it during cold season or any time really.

We wrapped the lollipops in wax paper to keep them sanitary and so not to stick to one another. 

The amber colored honey is so pretty.

                                           Wrapped honey tea pot sore throat hearts.

                        "Blue, blue you have the flu. I have something to help you"

Keep these lollipops in a cool dry place.

 You may want to make up a batch to have on hand, so when you hear those dirty little words, "mom my throat is sore", you can jump into action! Be inspired. Get creative!

Whoever causes the upright to go astray in an evil way,
He himself will fall into his own pit;
But the blameless will inherit good.
Proverbs 28:10

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  1. Hello Kristin,
    I love this post, what a great idea. I am going to whip some up to have on hand, I love natural home remedies. Thanks for sharing.
    Smiles, Paula

  2. Hi there! I'm always on the lookout for natural remedies and I love this recipe! Thank you so much for sharing.

  3. This is a great idea! I cannot tolerate most cough medicine or allergy meds so this is a wonderful natural alternative. I will whip some up today. Do you know how long they will stay good if wrapped as you have shown? Thanks for the terrific tip!

    P.s. where did you find the essential lemon oil?

  4. What a great idea to make these at home! I'm your newest follower, I love all your great ideas! :o)

  5. This is such an incredibly smart idea!!

  6. Love this idea!!! My two little ones have really bad allergies and have lots and lots of sore throats! I can't wait to try these. So glad I found you on Someday Crafts party!


  7. what a brilliant idea. I just started following on linky followers :) please follow back

  8. What a great idea. Kids would love these in this form. I did a lollipop craft where we just melted candy. I wonder if you could do the same thing by melting cough drops. Hmmm...

  9. What a fantastic idea for sore throats. Regardless of ingredients, everything is better as a lollipop.:)

  10. These looks like such a good idea! Perfect for those dreaded sore throats! Thanks for sharing!
    Rebecca @

  11. This is SUCH an awesome idea!! Heck I'd even eat these! :) -Jessica

  12. Love this idea. Thank you for the recipe and sharing it with us.

  13. What a wonderful idea - and the sucking/swallowing action is actually one of the things that our Dr. reccomends to help clear the bacteria causing the sore throat. :)

  14. What a fantastic idea for kiddos! Thanks so much for linking this up to my party this weekend.

  15. I think this is the best idea! My kids love lollipops so I know they'd go for this! Thanks so much for sharing at Mom On Timeout!


  16. That is brilliant!! So perfect to have on hand - and not just for the kiddos! :)

  17. These are great. Thanks for sharing at Bacon Time.

  18. Love these!! Featuring them tomorrow at Thursday's Top Ten. Thanks for sharing and inspiring!

  19. isn't essential oil for external use only?

    1. Essential oils are only for EXTERNAL use - and then when properly diluted. To intake EOs is VERY dangerous. Lemon oil is a superb oil for the immune system but all EOs are medicinal b/c they are Powerful. Good for you for knowing that. I would think lemon extract, lemon juice and/or lemon zest would be a good addition. Sore throat lollipops are a good idea but they need to be made of food safe ingredients.

    2. It depends on the Essential Oil and how pure they are as well. There are some Young Living essential oils that I use constantly that keep myself and my family healthy. The Lemon, as well as some of the others, I ingest without harm and they are wonderful. Happy to help if you need more information.

  20. What a great idea! Thank you for sharing. I am so going to try this next time one of my kiddos gets sick.

  21. Planning to make some for my daughter to take to school when needed as the school won't let the students take cough drops/ throat lozenges...but they can have candy! Go figure!

  22. your approach is fantastic, kids do not want to take their medicine, they want to do in the fun way! - great post

  23. This is such a simple and amazing idea! New follower from Musings of an Imperfect Mom. Come check out my blog at

  24. I just made a batch tonight and they came out really good.... Just wondering if they are supposed to be softer than typical cough drops or if I did something wrong.... They are also very sticky so I lightly dusted them with powdered sugar as suggested in another recipe for cough drops!!

    1. This was our first time making these and we did find them to be less hard as the traditional drops and somewhat sticky. Otherwise, they tasted great!

  25. I like this concept. I visited your blog for the first time and just been your fan. Keep posting as I am gonna come to read it everyday.


  26. hey nice post dear. here i am listed Some home made Sore Throat Remedies:
    Put 1 tablespoon in glass of lukewarm water and do gargle, at-least 4-5 times a day.
    You can also have 1 spoon of honey mix with ginger juice. but it should be taken once a day because its very strong.
    Instead of water you can do the gargling with beta-dine or even vodka. they are best in killing bacteria.
    Hot lemonade mix with honey relieves the pain quickly.

  27. Really enjoyed your blog! I appreciate everything you've shared here. Thanks a lot. Keep blogging and have a nice day.

  28. I wish there were a way to do this without killing the honey. Raw is GREAT for sickies

  29. Nice information its very helpful to us, here I see another website of natural therapy natural therapy.



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