With everyone I know getting sick over the last few weeks, I decided to prepare my favorite sore throat remedy to give as a ‘get well’ present for friends and family who are feeling under the weather. The recipe for this antiseptic throat-soothing concoction was originally posted over at Homelife, and really helps me whenever I’m sick. It’s also simple to make, using just a few ingredient, and works best if gifted the same day it’s jarred.

Place in a pint sized wide mouth jar:
• 2-4 slices of lemon
• 2 cm piece of ginger, thinly sliced
• A handful of mint sprigs
• 1-2 cinnamon sticks

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Seal the jar with a lid donning your personalized label. For my labels, I chose the style Rococo in sage and ivory. Secure the lid with a band, and place on the side of your jar a text label with your personalized variation on the following instructions:

“Boil water and pour over the ingredients in this jar, allowing the mixture to steep for 5-10 minutes. Strain the liquid into a mug and add honey (optional). Sip slowly, making sure to inhale the steam. Feel better!”

Once your jars are filled and labeled, you’re ready to give your sore throat remedy to your friends and family members who are feeling sick! Trust me, they’ll appreciate the gesture, and they’ll especially enjoy the relief you’ve given them from their sore throat.

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Lindsay is a writer/blogger from Oregon who loves crafting, cooking, gardening, and simple living. You can find her writing about all of this and more on her blog A Wooden Nest.


  1. hhmmm, how long before it needs to be used?? can it be stored in the fridge?? love to give it but worried about it “growing” .

  2. Hey Saundra,

    If you gift the ingredients in the jar as suggested (minus the water), the ingredients should stay good for up to a week in the refrigerator. If you brew it yourself, however, you should probably store the liquid in the refrigerator and give it to your recipient within a day or two.

    Hope that helps!

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