A change of season often brings with it dry sinuses and throats. As soon as I start to notice that scratchy feeling in the back of my throat, I mix up this simple soothing spray. This throat spray combines some of my favorite essential oils for winter months, including lemon, cinnamon bark, clove, and peppermint.

The vodka in the recipe also brings antibacterial, antioxidant, and painkilling properties that are a perfect addition to the essential oils.

So Let’s Make a Change of Season Throat Spray


2 oz. glass spray bottle

1 tablespoon Vodka or distilled water

5 drops clove essential oil

4 drops cinnamon bark essential oil

5 drops lemon essential oil

6 drops peppermint essential oil


Add the vodka and essential oils to the spray bottle.

Top off with filtered water and label.

Spritz a scratchy throat 2-3 times as often as needed. Use caution when using this throat spray recipe around children or anyone who struggles with alcoholism. Substitute distilled water for the vodka if you plan to use with either of these populations.

What is your favorite seasonal remedy?

Comment below with your favorite essential oil for the changing seasons!

Want to check out another DIY perfect for the changing of seasons? Come check out this winter skin hydration mask!

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