Day 8 of the 12 Days of Christmas is focusing on a DIY version of one of the products in Young Living’s very powerful THIEVES product line… Thieves Hard Lozenges. It is a best seller and a very popular product. This DIY Thieves Lollipops & Lozenges recipe may come in handy if you don’t happen to have any of these on hand. Keep in mind… these make a nice, inexpensive homemade gift too.
Thieves Lozenges are powered by Thieves essential oil blend for extra strength and effectiveness and provides lasting results you can feel. Naturally derived ingredients are potent yet gentle on the stomach, and contains no artificial flavors, dyes, or preservatives. Enjoy its refreshing lemon-mint flavor. They’re perfect to carry in your car, purse, or backpack for use on the go.
1 cup honey
1 teaspoon coconut oil (or ghee)
10 drops Thieves essential oil blend
5 drops Lemon essential oil
5 drops Peppermint essential oil
Prepare molds by lightly spraying with non-stick cooking spray and place on top of wax paper; set aside. If making lollipops also place sticks in tray, making sure to have 1/2″ or so overlapping into sucker area.
In a small saucepan, and using a candy thermometer, bring honey and coconut oil (or ghee) to 300 degrees Fahrenheit. It should take approximately 15-20 minutes on medium heat and requires you to stir frequently. The coconut oil or ghee should help somewhat in keeping the foam down. To prevent it from boiling over turn to low. Be very careful not to scorch or burn this.
Wait for mixture to reach 300 degrees Fahrenheit, then remove from heat. Keep stirring and allow honey to cool. Give it some time to cool and to start thickening before adding your essential oils. Stir well to mix in essential oils. Using a teaspoon quickly start placing into prepared molds or ice cubes trays, or place drops onto nonstick silicon mat or wax paper. Don’t worry about the “strings”- they will break off easily after cooling. As I was doing this I found it helpful to keep pan on stove over low heat to help keep it from cooling down too much and hardening which prevents it dropping off of spoon.