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Honey Tonic



Natural Sore Throat Fix

What to do when the seasons change and you start to feel under the weather? An achey-scratchy-irritating sore throat that so many of us experience as one of the symptoms of a bad cold can leave us feeling a plethora of emotions as it is not only uncomfortable but can deter us from eating and thus making cause our blood sugar to drop lower than normal making us much more grumpier than usual.

I don’t think we are alone in looking for the most natural and effective way to beat a bad cold or heal a sore throat. Our culture is really catching on to natural healing and the wonderful benefits of essential oils.

We have found a great symptom relief for a sore throat the all natural way and if you haven’t tried this already than I highly suggest you do! It not only gives your throat relief by numbing the irritating scratch, it also works as an antiseptic, antimicrobial, and anti-inflammatory aid. Not only will it definitely calm the inflamed throat but it will also fight against the nasty viral infection itself!

So here’s what to do:

  1. Add a couple drops of 100% pure therapuetic grade tea tree (Melaleuca alternifolia) oil to a 1/4 cup of warm water. Gargle for a few minutes then spit.
  2. Take a teaspoon of raw honey following which also serves as a great sore throat reliever and will take away the bitter flavor of the tea tree oil.
  3. Repeat this every few hours!

Heads up: the taste is not pleasant. Generally tea tree oil is not for oral consumption as it can be toxic to the central nervous system. Use sparingly and never swallow.


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