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Honey Throat Coat

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. As a result of not eating enough, our blood sugar tends 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 to 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 all natural sore throat relief and if you haven’t tried this already than we highly recommend 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. So it definitely calm the inflamed throat but it will also fight against the nasty viral infection itself!

What to do:

  1. Add a couple drops of 100% pure therapuetic grade tea tree (Melaleuca alternifolia) oil to 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. However some do swallow it. We suggest that if you do then use a high quality therapeutic grade essential oil such as Young Living or DoTERRA and use it sparingly.

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