Top 10 Natural Home Remedies For A Sore Throat

Top 10 Sore Throat Remedies

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The world is full of talented bloggers who innovate and experiment with all sorts of different home and natural remedies for a number of common ailments.

In this blog post, I’m going to reveal ten of the best home remedies for sore throats as shared by bloggers around the world.

Sore Throat Remedy #1
Horehound Lozenges from

Horehound LozengesAndrea from is my favorite blogger. She finds incredibly innovative ways to use herbs and this is one of her best.

Horehound is a perennial herb from the mint family. It has been found to be incredibly beneficial for respiratory and bronchial illnesses, especially sore throats. Horehound acts as an expectorant which helps it loosen and clear away phlegm, while it also stimulates bronchial secretions to break up congestion.

Horehound is usually prepared as a syrup or tea, but Andrea has created this fantastic horehound lozenge recipe that you can make at home to keep sore throats at bay.

Sore Throat Remedy #2
Soothing Sore Throat Drink from The

This soothing drink is perhaps the most traditional sore throat remedy included in this list. It has been used for generations and continues to be just as effective today.

The incredible healing properties of lemon and honey make this drink so effective. Get the full recipe and try it for yourself to soothe away your sore throat.

Sore Throat Remedy #3
Essential Oil Sore Throat Spray from

Spray this unique blend of essential oils, water, vodka and stevia to the back of your throat to take advantage of the healing properties of the essential oils. Stacy suggests using thieves essential oil since it is a powerful antiviral with lemon or peppermint.

Check out the full sore throat recipe so you can try this for yourself.

Sore Throat Remedy #4
Honey, Cayenne & Garlic Sore Throat Remedy from

sore throat remedyCarmen from shares this simple three ingredient recipe. It’s not the best tasting sore throat remedy but the three powerful natural ingredients will help to relieve pain and ease away a sore throat.

Check out the full recipe and give this sore throat recipe a go for yourself.

Sore Throat Remedy #5
Ginger Sore Throat Remedy from

Ginger is a very powerful medicinal herb and Stephanie has written a fantastic post sharing some of the incredible benefits and uses of ginger.

One of those uses is as a sore throat remedy. Stephanie says that mixing one tsp. of ginger powder (for its anti-inflammatory properties) and one tsp. of clove powder (for its pain relief qualities) with two tbsp. of olive oil. Slowly swallow the herbal oil to allow it to coat the throat.

For more incredible uses for ginger, read the full post at Keeper Of The Home.

Sore Throat Remedy #6sore throat lollipop
Honey & Lemon Sore Throat Lollipops from Home Spun With Love

This is a great way to help your kids ease their sore throat without tears and tantrums. These lollipops are a great way to take advantage of the healing properties of honey and lemon, yet also provide a tasty treat for your kids. They’re great for adults, too!

For the full recipe, visit Home Spun With Love.

Sore Throat Remedy #7
Marshmallows by

This is probably going to be everyone’s favorite sore throat remedy! I never knew that marshmallows could help to soothe a sore throat!

The gelatin helps to relieve pain and irritation. What a wonderful excuse to stuff a few marshmallows in your mouth!

For more uses for marshmallows and clever uses for everyday products, visit 7thHouseOnTheLeft.

Sore Throat Remedy #8
Lemon, Ginger, Mint & Cinnamon Sore Throat Remedy from A Wooden Nest

honey and mint sore throat remedyThis sore throat remedy is packed full of fantastic ingredients. It includes honey and lemon which we’ve already discussed, but also includes mint and cinnamon which make this a tasty, healing remedy.

For the full recipe, visit A Wooden Nest

Sore Throat Remedy #9
Essential Oils For Sore Throat from has a fantastic post about curing sore throats, and in particular the clever use of essential oils with a carrier oil. Steven suggests mixing one part essential oil with 10-20 parts carrier oil – which could include olive, almond or peanut oil.

Some of the essential oils you could mix include tea tree, lavender, rosemary, eucalyptus or thyme essential oil.

For full details on using essential oil blends, plus more creative ways to relieve a sore throat, visit

Sore Throat Remedy #10
Green Tea & Apple Cider Vinegar Recipe

This simple concoction of decaffeinated green tea, honey, lemon and apple cider vinegar devised by Jamie at DIY Home Sweet Home worked for her daughter and herself.

See the full recipe and see if it will work for you at DIY Home Sweet Home.


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  1. Thank you! I don’t need this now, but I can never find the information when I DO need it. Ha! I’m going to pin this so I know exactly where to find it.

    Visiting from Frugally Sustainable.

  2. We have a water ionizer, and have found that gargling with the ionized acidic water relives the pain of a sore throat instantly. The low pH is effective against killing bacteria as well.

  3. Great assembly! Whenever we have a sore throat we make a marshmallow and licorice root cough syrup.

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