I would ignorantly carry Halls cough drops when I had a sore throat. That was till I found that Halls is one on a list of companies that use HEK, or Human Embryonic Kidney. People can argue over the pathetic details that you are not actually eating the aborted baby, but cells grown from it. Step back and look at the big picture. Who thought of growing taste enhancers from baby kidney? Who sold dead baby parts (OK so we know Planned Parenthood do)? And if eating baby product doesn't touch your conscience (God help you) surely you must wonder what are these companies (like Pepsi, Cadburies, Nestles, Gatorade etc) are doing to the food since it doesn't have to be labelled. To use these products shows that these food producers have no conscience or moral compass so they would do anything for money while they can get away with it. You should be worried about that because if harvesting babies doesn't bother you, I know that you are not praying for the food (and if you are, God doesn't do hypocrisy), that God will cleanse it.
I read about people making their own cough drops, but this involved boiling sugar or a mix of honey/sugar. Boiling the honey would cause beneficial nutrients to be lost from it so I passed by that one. I saw a recipe for home-made vitamin C gummy bears and figured I could do the same for cough lozenges.
I have had the beginnings of a sore throat but they came to nothing since I made these. My husband has used them with the same result. Other than that I can't say much, except that all of these ingredients are known to be excellent for throat infections.
400gm Honey (the darker it is the higher the antibiotic effect)
50gm Molasses (just because its good and I can't taste it this way)
10 drops Lemon Myrtle Essential Oil (the benefits of Tea Tree but far stronger)
4 drops Eucalyptus Oil
4 drops Peppermint Oil
120gm Cold Filtered Water
Soak the gelatine in the cold water and allow it to swell.
Mix the honey, and other ingredients well. Because of our climate the honey is often very runny, but it would pay to warm it slightly to make it less viscose if it is thick or solid.
When the gelatine has absorbed the water, warm it gently in a pot to liquefy it and add the honey mix. Stir in well. Pour into a container lined with plastic wrap and cool it in the fridge or freezer.
When it is solid remove from container, pulling off the wrap and cut into pieces with scissors.
This will remain jelled at room temperature. Store in fridge.
I have added a little coconut oil to make it more soothing but I would recommend that you cool it in the freezer to solidify it quickly as the coconut oil will separate while it is liquid.
If you can afford it and want an extra punch use Manuka Honey. I have had tonsillitis completely gone in 3 days using Manuka Honey. The worst of the pain was gone by the end of the first day, the swelling by the second and the ulceration by the third.
Manuka honey is expensive but compare it to going to the doctor plus the prescription. Then there is the petrol cost and time as well as the possibility of gastro trouble with antibiotics.