I sort of stumbled upon my new favorite way to drink tea with soothing tea drops with Thieves. This has been the worst winter with everyone in our family being sick over and over again. I started looking for recipes to make some natural cough drops when Alma had an especially bad cough. I found this recipe and made a batch of drops. I added in a few drops of Young Living’s Thieves Vitality oil to up the immune support that honey and coconut oil naturally provide.
Alma’s doctor suggested giving her a spoonful of honey to help her cough. In fact, it’s the only cough treatment that’s approved for the little ones. The honey coats and soothes their little throats, while coconut oil is shown to have antiviral and antibacterial properties. Thieves is also great at supporting our own immune systems as they fight off any bugs that might be getting us down.
I made a batch of the drops and put them in the fridge. A while later, I was thinking a cup of tea with honey sounded good. I’ve been adding a little bit of coconut oil to my coffee and tea, along with a drop of Thieves for a while. I remembered the little drops in the back of the fridge and realized that I could just drop one of them into my tea for an instant, ready made boost.
Here’s what I do:
Soothing Tea Drops with Thieves
(modified from The Coconut Mama’s homemade cough drop recipe)
- 1/2 cup organic, unrefined, cold-pressed , virgin coconut oil.
- 1/2 cup raw, organic, local honey.
- 5-10 drops Thieves Vitality oil.
Mix all ingredients together in a stand mixer, or with a hand mixer. Whip it all together until it’s smooth and well incorporated and fluffy.
Put a couple teaspoons into mini muffin tins. I’m sure there are molds that would make beautifully smooth drops, but I’m more about using what I have and what I have is a mini muffin tray. You could even just scoop onto a cookie sheet. Note: Since there are essential oils in here, you should use metal, glass, or silicone since oils and plastic don’t play well together.
Stick it in a freezer for about a half hour, just long enough for everything to solidify again. The drops should slide right out. Pop them in a jar and keep in the fridge for a long time.
When you’re ready to make the tea, start by steeping your favorite tea as you normally would. Add one soothing tea drop to your tea. Sometimes I add another drop of Thieves, just to enhance the flavor and immunity support.
Mix it all up. My favorite way to mix is with a few pulses with my immersion blender. It really gets it all blended together, and even makes it a little bit frothy.
For this giveaway, I’m going to give away this Mug Rug (or one like it). I’ve been working on a quilt for a while, and have lots of scraps left over. I’ve started making these fun, scrappy coasters and I’m planning on adding them to my Etsy shop later this month – along with some other oily accessories!
Head over to my Instagram account for a giveaway of a handmade, quilted mug rug! This is part six of my 36 Things for 36 Years project. I’m giving away 36 things this year, and this week will be a whole week of oily giveaways! Details on how to enter here!
Also, make sure you enter my other Essential Oil Giveaways this week! Essential Oil Sugar Scrub can be found here! Bath Bombs can be found here! Green Smoothie with a bottle of Citrus Fresh can be found here!