DIY Natural Cough Syrup | Home Remedy for Coughs

How do you get rid of a nasty, persistent cough without taking over-the-counter cough medicine? Try this amazing, simple, and EFFECTIVE homemade cough syrup recipe (that kids will actually take- we've tested it!).

Simple Cough Syrup Home Remedy Recipe

2 Lemons
1/2 cup Honey (local, organic honey if you can get it)
100ml Flax, olive, or coconut oil 
(each oil has its benefits, which you can read about HERE)

Mix honey, lemon, and oil on low heat for 10-15 minutes. Let cool and seal tight in small containers. Shake well before using, and heat slightly.

Keeps for approx 3 months in fridge.

One of the many benefits of this little concoction is that you can actually send it to school with your kids, without all the hassle and inquiry that goes along with sending over-the-counter medication to school. Just show your kids how to take it when they need it.

More importantly (for us), we can trust that the ingredients aren't potentially causing a greater harm by masking a symptom with something that shouldn't be in our kids bodies to begin with. Even the FDA has said
"These [cough] medicines, which treat the symptoms and not the underlying condition, have not been shown to be safe or effective in children under two." 

Why risk it, if you can use an effective all-natural remedy?

If you have a sore throat you may also want to try gargling with salt water, or a few drops of peppermint essential oil in warm water.

You Might Also Like These Natural Cough Syrup Recipes:
Honey & Lemon Tea by Elise Bauer (via Simply Recipes)
Honey & Lemon Cough Syrup with Coconut Oil by The Coconut Mama
Grandma's Homemade Cough Syrup by Mrs Happy Homemaker

What do you do to treat cough and cold?