- 2 c. turbinado sugar (You can replace with stevia for a healthier option!)
- 1 c. strong herbal tea (see below)
- 3/4 c. honey or maple syrup
- 1/4 t essential oils
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I throw all the roots in a pot and simmer these for about 30 minutes then throw in the leafy herbs and simmer some more. I start with about 1 quart of water. After the herbs have simmered for 10 minutes or so I cool it down and strain out the herbs, then put the tea back on the stove and simmer until the volume of liquid is reduced to 1 cup.
When the tea is finished, combine it with the sugar and corn syrup in a saucepan. Cook, stirring constantly until the sugar is dissolved then lower heat and cook without stirring until the temperature reaches 300 degree. This takes a long time! When the mixture reaches 300 degrees remove it from the heat and stir in your essential oils. I used Peppermint and Eucalyptus. Most of the oil evaporates quickly so I add the oil, stir briefly then pour the syrup onto a baking sheet.
The syrup immediately begins to harden. As soon as I can touch it and pull up the edges I start cutting strips and snipping them into little pieces. You have to work fast. I got behind on one batch and had to put chunks in a bag and crack them into pieces.
Note: These turn out a lot like the ricola cough drops.
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