It happens every year about this time, and as always I am ready with my tired and true homemade sore throat soothers.
I don’t get sick much, but when I do it is usually a sore throat and I am always ready to whip up one of these homemade remedies. I have tried them all, and the one that works the best for me is the Honey and Apple Cider Vinegar recipe.
The next time you have a sore throat give one of these old-fashion sore throat soothers a try.
- Honey and Apple Cider Vinegar – Mix 1/4 cup of apple cider vinegar and 1/4 cup raw honey together and then take one tablespoon ever four hours as needed.
- Frozen Pop Ice – Try sucking on a frozen pop ice every couple hours. The cold ice will numb the soreness in your throat. This works best for kids.
- Cayenne Pepper – Add 1/2 teaspoon of cayenne pepper to 1 cup of boiling water; stir well and gargle while the mixture is very warm. This brings more circulation to the sore throat area and helps draws away any infection.
- Mustard – Grind on tablespoon of mustard seed and combine with the juice of half a lemon, one tablespoon of salt, one tablespoon of raw honey and 1 1/4 cups of boiling water. Let set covered for 15 minutes, and then use as a gargle.
- Warm Compress – Place a warm compress on your neck for 30 minutes every 2 hours.
Do you have any homemade health and beauty recipes to soothe a sore throat? I would love to hear them!
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Hello Tracy, I found your blog tonight when Pinterest sent me a suggested board on simple living. I noticed that you were from SC so I clicked over to see where you lived. My husband and I live near Florence, and we have been blogging for a few years about how we downsized and started living a more simple life. We used to live in Columbia, and have also lived in Mt. Pleasant, and I grew up in the upstate. Nice to meet you, and if I discover that I have a sore throat I will know where some remedies are!
How exciting….I love how I get to meet so many people right in my own back yard! I am going to go check out your website as well!
Love this Tracy – Thanks for the list. I don’t know if I could do the Cayenne Pepper one. 🙂 Thankfully we have been well this winter season, but I will keep this on hand just in case. Love for you to link up your post over at our new link up at Simplified Life.net! Have a blessed week! ~Victoria
Great recipes for dealing with sore throats – thanks so much 🙂
These are great! I had strep last year- which I had a million times as a kid, but as an adult, it’s one of the worst illnesses I’ve had. But anyway- at first I tried so many remedies- I did cinnamon & honey, warm Jell-O, ACV, salt water, etc etc- nothing helped. It was awful. I never heard of using mustard- I will definitely be writing that one down to try. I hate to even say this out loud but I have yet to be sick this season- but I’ll be ready when it happens ;). Thanks for this helpful article!
When I have a cough, I love to drink tea with honey and ACV, it works like a charm! Thanks for sharing these great ideas, I’m pinning & sharing!
Oh, how I need this advice today … ugh! I’ve tried the apple cider and honey one … it is good and I needed to be reminded;0)
I hope you feel better soon!
These are great recipes! I like using the natural ingredients best and I love it that I can make things from what I have in my house… seems we have to do this at least once a year. 🙂
Such great suggestions here! I wish I would have had this info a few weeks ago! I had a yucky sore throat that just didn’t want to go away. I ended up sipping on an herbal throat soothing tea, and using some cough drops! Will keep this in mind for next time!
Great ideas there Tracy, we usually try hot water with honey and lemon juice to soothe the throat. Thanks for sharing these great ideas at Good Morning Mondays. Blessings
Excellent suggestions for sore throat relief! Cayenne is a surprising one. Thanks Tracy!
Great ideas – I’m curious to try the mustard version. Thanks for linking up to Awesome Life Friday! We will be pinning this post – can’t wait to see what you’re sharing this week!