You know me, right? You know that if I try something and love it, that I have to try and convince the whole world to try it too. Roll your eyes all you want, but you HAVE TO TRY THIS NEW THING I’M INTO.
Back story. I was super sick last week. The warning signs started showing up late Saturday night. Then it was at full force by Sunday night. Sore throat. I’m talking raw, fiery, can’t talk, can’t swallow, up-in-the-middle-of-the-night-crying, sore. Take your worse sore throat, times it by a million, and that is how bad I felt for myself in this sick and sore state. The self pity was real.
I knew what I had to do. I hate having to go to the doctor. Doctors are nice and very smart and drive nice cars. They are not bad to be around, but the rigamarole of loading up three kids and taking them to urgent care with me didn’t seem fun! But, guess what I had to do…
So they swabbed my throat (which was delightful, let me tell you) and then they prescribed me some magical government regulated medicine and sent me home to wait it out. They encouraged me to try out ways to relieve the pain in the meantime. I tried the salt water gargling (it just triggered more self pity and sadness and, ufortunately, my gag reflexes). I was all up on google, digging around for solutions and found a way to combine a few into a delicious and soothing elixir. It’s basically tea, but I feel the need to call it an elixir for my ego, so if you don’t mind… that is the night I invented my Elixir of Health.
It’s delicious. Let me tell you. It’s nutritious (ACV for the major win), and it really helped soothe my throat through the healing process.
Here is the actual recipe:
1 cup hot water
3 TBS honey
1 TBS Apple Cider Vinegar
1 1/2 tsp coconut oil
then put in one bag of tea (your choice!) and allow to steep.
I’m all better and was even able to lead worship just a few short days after! I hope it works the same for you!