Monday, January 16, 2012

Giveaway Winner + Simple Ginger Sore Throat Relief

Today is the day!  The deadline for the giveaway was last night, and the draw has been made.  The winner of the Wife Life prize pack is... *drum roll*

Susan with her comment, "i follow you on your RSS feed."

Congratulations Susan!  You will be receiving:
-3 Lavender Love Lotion Bars (post here)
-1 container of Lemon Meringue Moisturizer (post here)
-2 tubes of Spa Spirit Lip Balm (post here) 

Thank you to everyone who entered!  I am thrilled to have so many suggestions for blog posts and am excited to cover those topics in the future.  Now on to more serious business...


'Tis the season for colds and flus.  Brad had gotten a pretty rough sore throat.  I have find it easy to find many natural remedies for coughs, and have even written about a honey and lemon one here, but the sore throat remedies seem to be scarce.  Luckily for me I found an old post on Keeper of the Home about ginger.

Ginger Sore Throat Relief
1/2 tsp ginger powder
1/2 tsp ground cloves
2 tbsp olive oil

Take 1/2 tsp at a time.  Swallow slowly to coat the throat.  The ginger is for its anti-inflammatory properties and ground clove is for pain relief.

Appetizing, isn't it?

Brad took this the night we made it before bed and woke up the next morning pain-free.  I made him take it again that morning for good measure, and the sore throat never returned.  Very effective!  I have also been thinking of how to make this into more of a throat lozenge.  Should make for a good experiment another day. Before I finish up, I want to be straight with you.  This - stuff - tastes - awful.  Be prepared.

Do you have any sore throat remedies?


  1. I have heard of ginger for sore throats before. One suggestion was that you put it in your mouth as you are about to go to bed, then swallow when you lie down and it will kind of sit in the throat area for longer. Haven't had the guts to try this terrible concoction yet myself! LOL

  2. Since I have been juicing I eat a lot of ginger. It does not take much to add a zip to any juice mixture... Did not know you could buy ginger powder.. Maybe I will try and make it from the piece of root I have left this week.....

    Have a blessed MLK day.....

  3. it can't be worse than buckley's.

  4. This is a great remedy! Also RAW garlic and garlic oil! Garlic is one of the best anti-viral, anti-biotic, anti-microbial ...and much more. Take internally (mince a clove, put it on a spoon with honey and swallow) 2 to 5x a day to fight colds, flu, and any other viral or bacterial infection. Garlic oil (a clove minced, put in a few oz of olive oil and left in a warm place for 3 days then strain) is great for rubbing on glands, the throat, sinuses, etc. You can also put a couple drops of warm garlic oil in the ear to heal ear infections. Garlic is absorbed into the skin in seconds and has NO side effects (except the smell). :-)

  5. You could add honey to make it taste better. I'll have to try this! Thanks!

  6. i try with honey its taste so better i like it thanks for sharing