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DIY Herbal Throat Spray Recipe

Learn to make a quick and easy throat spray using tinctures (or herbal tea) and honey. It’s a delicious way to treat sore throats, coughs, and colds!
Keyword colds & flu, sore throat, throat spray
Total Time 10 minutes
Servings 1.5 ounces


  • 1 two-ounce spray bottle
  • measuring spoons


  • 2 tbsp herbal tinctures (or herbal tea)
  • 2 tbsp honey (or vegetable glycerin)
  • 1 tbsp warm water
  • 1/8 tsp peppermint extract, or to taste


  • Mix all of the ingredients together.
  • Pour into a small spray bottle.
  • To use, spray into your mouth, directing towards your throat.
  • Store in the refrigerator between uses.
  • Shelf life: If using tinctures, 2 to 3 weeks. If using herbal tea, 2 days.


Herbal Tea Variation

If you don’t want to use alcohol based tinctures, make with a strong herbal tea instead. If using tea, use spray within 2 days. To  make a strong herbal tea: Place 1 or 2 tablespoons of dried herbs, or 2 to 4 tbsp fresh herbs, in a heat proof jar. Pour one cup of simmering hot water over them. Let this steep for at least an hour, or more. The longer it steeps, the stronger the tea will be. Strain and use in the recipe above instead of the tinctures and water. Extra tea can be frozen in ice cube trays for later use.

Tinctures to Try in Your Sore Throat Spray 

My favorite combination is about 2 tsp spilanthes tincture, 2 to 3 tsp lemon balm & honeysuckle tincture, then the remaining 1 to 2 tsp is made up of small doses each of a variety of tinctures. This makes a slightly throat numbing spray that fights germs while it soothes!
These are just a few ideas for tinctures I tend to grab more often; there are many more options to mix and match.