Echinacea Throat Spray

Mix up some of this Echinacea spray for sore throat troubles.

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Make up this Echinacea throat spray to have on hand for winter scratchiness.

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We often use Echinacea for a sore throat. If we need to be away from the house while one of us is suffering from a sore throat, I will often make an Echinacea spray. The best part about this throat spray is that it can fight the infection while providing a soothing, numbing sensation.

Ingredients:

• 2 tablespoons Echinacea tincture
• 2 tablespoons raw honey
• 1 tablespoon warm water
• 2 drops essential oil of your choice (peppermint, eucalyptus, or tea tree are great options)

Mix all ingredients together and pour into a small spray bottle (preferably glass).

Store the bottle in the refrigerator, and it should keep for a couple months.

Always shake before spraying. Use as needed.

Learn more about other health benefits of Echinacea and get some growing tips.


This excerpt from Heal Local is courtesy of New Society Publishers. Dawn Combs is an ethnobotanist, author, speaker, and educator who homesteads with her family in central Ohio.