Homemade Cough Syrup

Updated: Apr 29

This is a simple and very effective recipe for some delicious homemade cough/sore throat syrup.

My husband and I use it each time we get a cough, sore throat or cold. It works better than over the counter stuff at the pharmacy! This keeps for 3 months!

Another little ‘add in’ you can use is freshly grated ginger:

Fresh ginger is a natural decongestant, anti-inflammatory, anti-viral and anti-histamine and can also help with nausea and upset stomach

Simply put 2T of Ginger in a jar and cover with the 3/4C of honey. Let it sit at room temperature and infuse for at least 8 hours

After 8+ hours, add in the Olive Oil and Lemon Juice and mix

Strain the syrup and put in a clean jar and store in the fridge for 4-6 weeks. Before use, just pop it in the microwave and gently warm it and stir. Take 2T as needed

I use small canning jars for my syrup. This also makes a great little gift for people this time of year–besides just telling them to get their germs to themselves. haha!

Safe healthy everyone!! 🙂


  • 3/4C Raw honey
  • 1/4C Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • 2-4T lemon juice


  • Mix all ingredients in a bowl or canning jar.
  • Microwave w for 45 seconds
  • Stir well and store in an airtight & heat safe container
  • When ready to use, heat for 15-20 seconds to warm and stir before use.
  • Take 2T as needed.  Do not drink anything for 5-10 min after so that the cough syrup may coat the throat and soothe it.
  • Keeps for 3 months in the cabinet.
  • Safe for children 1yr and older.