The Perfect Cold Remedy - Honey Lemon Ginger Tea

Cold and flu season will soon be upon us. Prepare to battle the bug with this all natural recipe for Honey Lemon Ginger Tea.

The Perfect Cold Remedy - Honey Lemon Ginger Tea Recipe

All of the ingredients in this all natural, do it yourself tea have their own natural medicinal qualities and when combined, they create a calming and relaxing tea that can ease those dreaded cold and flu symptoms and boost your immune system. Lemon in high in vitamin C, which keeps the immune system strong and neutralizes the free radicals in your body, reducing inflammation and swelling. Ginger helps you sweat out the toxins in your body and is also helpful for settling upset stomachs, dizziness, nausea, vomiting and cold sweats. And last, but definitely not least, honey soothes a sore throat, making it an effective and natural cough suppressant. The natural sweetness of honey also balances the tartness of the lemon and spiciness of the ginger.

Sweet, spicy and one of the best drinks to have during the winter, honey ginger lemon tea is power-packed with some incredible health and body care benefits.

Lemon Honey Ginger Tea

Serves: 1 

  • 1 cup water
  • 2 inch piece of fresh ginger, peeled and sliced thin
  • 1 lemon, juiced (approximately 4 tbsp)
  • 1 tsp honey

  1. In a small saucepan, bring water to a boil. Add ginger and cover. 
  2. Remove from heat and allow to steep for 10 minutes. If you like it spicier, allow to steep for longer.
  3. Strain liquid into large mug of choice. Discard the ginger.
  4. Add lemon juice and honey, and carefully stir to combine.

Home Chef Tip #1: To get the maximum amount of juice from your lemon, place the lemon on a hard, flat surface and using the palm of your hand, roll like you are kneading dough.

Home Chef Tip #2:  If available, purchase locally cultivated honey. Not only will this help you support local small businesses, but it will also help conserve the honey bees. Read on for more.

The Perfect Cold Remedy - Honey Lemon Ginger Tea Recipe

How do you fight the dreaded cold and flu?

Did you know that honey is not only good internally, but also beneficial to your skin and can easily be implemented into your daily skin care routine?

Farmacy Beauty’s new Honey Potion Renewing Antioxidant Hydration Mask with Echinacea GreenEnvy™Honey is an innovative warming massage mask that nourishes and revitalizes the skin for a glowing, smooth complexion. Through an intensely moisturizing combination of honey (a natural humectant used since ancient times), propolis (a healing antiseptic found in beehives) and amino acid-rich royal jelly, the mask helps protect and firm the skin by inhibiting the enzymes that break down collagen, promoting a more evenly toned complexion and enhancing skin renewal. 

Farmacy Beauty’s Honey Potion Review

Farmacy Beauty’s Honey Potion Review

I’m always looking for new, all natural skin care products to help my stubborn skin, especially that dry and itchy skin that comes with the colder weather. I especially like Farmacy Beauty’s new Honey Potion because it is cruelty-free and free of formaldehyde, artificial colouring, parabens, sulfates and phthalates, all chemicals that can do a number on your body. And, it actually works. When applied, it turns from the golden honey hue to a creamy mask, gently warming your skin. After approximately 10-15 minutes, you rinse the mask off and your skin immediately feels refreshed and renewed. [As tempting as it may be, remember that Farmacy Beauty’s Honey Potion is for external use only.]

Farmacy Beauty’s Honey Potion Review

While my skin loves this all natural product, it also satisfies this nature lover’s heart. In recent years, the media has been buzzing with stories about the decline of our global bee populations. Researchers say there could be many reasons for the decline - everything from parasites and bacteria to loss of habitat and use of pesticides. Why should we care? While bees may cause a sense of fear in some, these little critters actually play a vital role in our everyday life. Through pollination, bees help produce many fruits and vegetable crops. In fact, it’s estimated that bees are responsible for about one in every three bites of food in our country! So long story short, you can thank the bees for providing you with breakfast, lunch and dinner today. 

There are many ways that you can do your part to help conserve the honey bees, including supporting honey producers. If you love all natural skin care, one way you can help is to purchase Farmacy Beauty’s Honey Potion. To sweeten the deal, from now until the end of 2016, Farmacy will be donating $1 for every Honey Potion sold to the City Growers organization, a nonprofit that engages city kids in active learning about where food comes from—including the importance of bees, pollination, and the production of honey.

Farm-grown, hand-picked botanicals define Farmacy beauty, which fuses age-old wisdom with cutting-edge technologies to create irritant-free bioactive formulations for fresh, radiant skin. You can learn more about Farmacy Beauty and their amazing line of products here:  Instagram  |  Facebook  |  Pinterest

Do you love honey? What are your favourite honey recipes or remedies?

*I received this product free for review, however, all opinions are 100% my own. Thank you Brand Backer and Farmacy Beauty!

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