Cough Lollies

It’s been a terrible year for coughs in my household. 

Continuous, deep, barky coughs.

I was given this cough drop recipe from a friend and it was fun and easy to make and worked wonders in settling and calming our coughs.

cough drops

Easy Peasy!

Taste great!

Soothe the throat & calm the cough

You will need:

1/2 cup sugar
1 cup water
1/2 tsp ground cloves
1/2 tsp ground ginger
Juice of one lemon
1 heaped tbs Manuka Honey

Combine all ingredients and boil whilst continuously stirring. 
Simmer for about 20 minutes until the mixture becomes dark and starts to thicken.

Remove from heat & let mixture cool for 5 minutes. Take care- pan and mix will be HOT!!

On a tray lined with baking paper use a spoon to drip 'lolly-sized' drops on the paper. 
Again use caution- HOT!

Leave the drops for a couple of minutes then sprinkle with icing sugar to stop them sticking.

Remove from paper and place in a container.

Bath Bombs

These are a great idea for kids, especially as it’s school holidays.

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You can add whatever scent you like and even add potpourri or your own dried petals for extra effect.

You will need:

100g Baking Soda

50g Corn Starch

50g Citric Acid

50g Epsom Salt

2 tbs Water

1 tbs Essential Oil

1 tsp Food Colouring

1 tsp Coconut Oil melted

Flower Petals- optional

Combine the dry ingredients and make sure they are all blended and free of lumps, I just used a hand held whisk.

Slowly, and I mean slowly add the wet ingredients, The reason for doing this slowly is to stop the citric acid from fizzing.  You want to save all the fizz for your bath!

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Once everything is combined, either using a mold or your hands create your shapes and leave to harden for at least eight hours- I placed mine in the fridge to help them set.

You’re then ready to go.  Pop them in your bath and watch them fizz away.

I used lime essential oil and red food dye to make cute little marshmallow   mounds in mini muffin trays.

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