SICK DAY DIYS
It's officially that time of year - everyone you know is sniffling and your household seems to be a revolving door for germs and colds. Let me just start by saying that I absolutely hate being sick. I probably can't name anyone who actually enjoys being sick, but when I was a kid I always felt like I was missing out on so much when I had to stay home.
These days I've been trying to relax a bit more and turn my annoying cold into more of a "me" time excuse. I'm not feeling my best, but this is one of the only times that I can lay on my couch and watch all of my favorite movies (Disney of course) and not have to feel guilty that I should be doing something more productive. So, to go along with this newly adopted sick day vacation attitude, I've also come up with some DIYs to make life just a little bit easier when I am under the weather. Watch the full video tutorial here.
DIY Cough Drops
HERBAL TEA - 2 TEABAGS
Brew 2 tea bags in one cup of water and let steep for 10-15 minutes. I like to use organic throat coat tea.
Remove the tea bags and add 1 cup of honey.
Bring to a boil and let this mixture boil until it reaches 300 degrees. A candy thermometer will be helpful at this stage. Once it hits 300 degrees, remove it from the heat and give it a stir.
When it reaches this temperature, you will see that it becomes a darker, more syrupy texture. Allow it to cool slightly, stirring occasionally, so that it becomes thick syrup.
Drop the syrup in small dollops onto a parchment lined baking sheet. You can make them slightly larger and add lollipop sticks if you are making these for kids.
Quickly add lollipop sticks before the mixture hardens.
Sprinkle them with a dusting of cornstarch on both sides to prevent them from sticking to each other and store them in an airtight container.
To find out how to make DIY all natural Vaporub and headache soothing frozen eucalyptus towels watch the full video!