But then, last night Alta started coughing. And coughing. And crying. So, here comes a cold, I'm guessing, as my throat is a little scratchy. Or maybe allergies.
So I looked across the world wide web for homemade natural cough syrups. And I didn't find any that I liked. So I (think) invented my own.
First, I noticed a lot of recipes called for honey and apple cider vinegar. So I knew I wanted them in my recipe. A lot also called for olive oil or vegetable oil. Nah, not for me. I added my beloved coconut oil instead, I figured that would also make it a bit thicker. I also added some ginger and some cloves.
In a small sauce pan, I put in roughly 2 table spoons of coconut oil.
Next I added 6ish tablespoons of vinegar, and 8ish tablespoons of honey. I also added a dash of ginger and cloves.
I simmered them all together until the coconut oil was melted.
|Almost all melted|
Then I let it slowly boil together for about 3ish minutes.
After it boiled, I poured it into a jelly jar that I washed.
|It got foamy after I poured it into the jar|
|Right after it was poured in the jar|
After it sat in the fridge and cooled down, it became the consistency of really thin honey. It tastes okay. Not great. I just gave it to Alta, we will see if it works!
Next time, I will add a little more honey and a little less vinegar so it doesn't taste as vinegary. That is, if it works. I will update. But I am hopeful. It has to be better than nothing at all.
UPDATE: It works! She still coughed a little, but not nearly as much as she was!