Thursday, April 4, 2013

Honey Lemon Drops For Spring Allergies!



I love spring time, but with it comes allergies for my family. We love the blooming flowers and trees but they don't love us so much!  Up until two years ago, every spring we take antihistamines to try and keep them under control..
 
 I read about the advantages of  buying local honey and how it cures a lot of allergies targeted in your hometown area. The bees gather pollen from your area and thus the honey has a lot of natural antibodies to your localized area. Three years ago I started buying local honey, but it has to be from within a twenty five mile radius of where you live.



 We would mix it with some lemon or add it to water. This helped tremendously! My husband sings a lot and this reduced his throat problems that were affecting his vocal chords.  He lives by this mix every allergy season.
 
I wanted to make him some honey and lemon drops that he could take with him and use at any given moment that he felt he needed relief . So I did some research and I played with a few recipes.. I found that I like this recipe the most, and my husband and kids LOVE these honey lemon drops!




Best of all they are natural and have our local honey in them! I make these all spring!
These are also wonderful if you add Vitamin C and Zinc during cold season! I make these for everyone when they have colds and sore throats.
 
 
Here is the recipe and instructions for making them:
 
2c sugar ( I use organic)
1/2 c honey
3/4 c water
Juice of 1/2 of lemon
add these during cold season if you would like,
1-2 zinc tablets (crushed)
1-2 vitamin C tablets (crushed)
 
Place sugar, honey, water in saucepan. Place pan over medium heat. Cook and stir until mixture boils. Stir constantly to dissolve sugar.


Turn heat to low to lightly boil until candy thermometer reads 285-300 degrees. This takes approx. twenty minutes. You will have a soft crack at this point..


Remove from heat stir in Lemon juice, zinc and vitamin C. Let cool for a minute and pour into a greased pan. Cool for ten minutes and score them. You can wrap them individually and carry them with you!
 

 

You can give them to kids and not worry about them overdosing or having too much Menthol found in over the counter cough drops. They also taste better!
 
I like the fact they have no added chemicals as well! This is something I strive to stay away from as much as possible.
 

 
 


5 comments:

  1. My goodness girl! You need to go into business for yourself :) This is so cool!

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  2. My mom just told me the same thing this afternoon! These are super easy to make!

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  3. What a great idea! I never thought about making your own drops! Our Simply Create Link party is going on right now. I would love to have you link up, as I'm sure my followers would like to see what you created too. Hope to see you soon!

    Melissa
    redflycreations.com

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    1. Thank you Melissa! I will link them up for sure! They taste really good and they are super easy to make! Have a great day! nicole

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  4. What a great idea! Natural and Tasty way to be healthy this time of year.

    Thank you for partying with the Wildly Original Crowd.
    <3 Christina at I Gotta Create!

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