Lemon-Eucalyptus Sore Throat Lozenges
2 Cups Sugar
1/2 Cup Honey, as local as possible
3/4 Cup Barley Water (boil 1 cup washed pearl barley for 45 minutes, strain)
1 Lemon, Organic, Juiced
5-10 Drops Eucalyptus Oil
Crush In 4, 1000mg Vitamin C Tablet (optional)
Place honey, sugar and water into a sauce pan and bring to a boil, stir constantly to dissolve sugar. Take heat down to a medium-low and simmer for about 20 minutes, until candy thermometer reads 285F or mixture appears to look thickened. Remove from heat, stir in lemon juice, eucalyptus oil and vitamin C, if desired. Let mixture cool for 2-3 minutes, and pour into a buttered pan. Let sit for about 10 minutes, until begins to harden. Take a knife and score marks along where you want your candies to break. Cool completely and break using score lines. Wrap individually or store in container.
*Depending on honey used, lozenges may be darker in colour.