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Honey, Lemon & Ginger Flu Relief Recipe {+ Letibalm Giveaway!}

Winter is here, and with that cold and flu season is on the rise. Being sick, even when you’re home in bed, isn’t fun. The combination of body aches, fever, chills, nasal congestion and chapped lips can be enough to make anyone miserable. Luckily, with Letibalm and this amazing natural flu & cold fighting recipe – we can help a little!

Whether it’s caused by allergies, hay-fever, colds or flu, blowing the nose repeatedly can damage delicate skin leaving it red, chapped and sore. My skin is extremely sensitive and I always struggle with this problem – but Letibalm sorts it out in no time.

 Letibalm has been especially created to protect and care for the lips, nose and the skin in-between. Originally from Spain, it’s the first balm of its kind and the only nose and lip repair balm available in South Africa. Letibalm gently moisturizes dry skin, helps to repair painful cracks and calms irritation. It also creates a protective layer on the skin to prevent further chapping.  Thanks to natural decongestants menthol and camphor, Letibalm also helps to ease breathing. It is one of those products that I carry everywhere with me and absolutely swear by!

Letibalm is available at a recommended retail price of R69.90 from Dis-Chem, selected Checkers stores and independent pharmacies. It comes in 3 variants:

  • Letibalm fluid (10ml tube) – RRP R69.90
  • Letibalm (10ml jar) – RRP R69.90
  • Letibalm pediatric (10ml jar) – for children 0 to 8 years – RRP R69.90

Now, if the flu gets to you – I have the best remedy to help you fight it!

Honey, lemon and ginger are three of the most power natural remedies for cold and flu.

When it comes to sore throats and cough, raw honey is my first defense. It’s fantastic for soothing the throat and reducing coughs. In addition, honey has antiseptic and antibacterial constituents that can help combat cold and flu, as well as other health issues too. The combination of honey and lemon is amazing as both help to soothe sore throat, and help the body to fight infection. Lemon juice contains vitamin C, which may help to shorten the duration of a cold, and antioxidants that help to boost immunity. Ginger is well-known as a natural remedy for nausea and vomiting, which can come in handy for the stomach flu. It also has anti-inflammatory properties to soothe sore throats and antibacterial properties to helps to fight off infection. Together, these three ingredients are absolutely excellent as the perfect cold & flu remedy! This remedy can be stored in the fridge for 2 months.


1 cup raw honey

2 lemons, sliced

a chunk of fresh ginger, sliced


Add the lemon slices, ginger and honey in layers – a layer of lemon slices, a few pieces of ginger and a big spoon of honey. Repeat until the jar is full, then seal and place it in the fridge for 12+ hours, so that the flavours infuse. Stir before each use as the lemon juice and honey may separate, then add a couple of teaspoons to a mug of hot water and drink immediately. Keep it sealed in the fridge for up to two months.


We’re giving away TWO hampers of Letibalm nose and lip repair balm (worth over R200 each). This prize is the perfect winter soother and contains all three varieties of Letibalm – pediatric (for children 0 to 8 years), regular fluid and the regular balm. To enter, follow the easy Rafflecopter steps below.

Each prize is worth over R200 and contains:

  • Letibalm fluid (10ml tube)
  • Letibalm (10ml jar)
  • Letibalm pediatric (10ml jar) – for children 0 to 8 years

a Rafflecopter giveaway

For product information visit or contact distributor Ivohealth on 021 448 2677 or email



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Maz Halliday

Maz is self-employed mom to two of the most gorgeous, yet tiring kids you will ever lay eyes upon. She maintains her sanity by blogging at Caffeine and Fairydust and rocking from side-to-side in her bath tub at night (with a glass of bubbly - no one ever said you can't be fabulous while having a nervous breakdown). She aims to broaden people's perspectives - and in the process will either make you laugh or p%#@ you off. Don't be shy... come say hi!




  • Suzette Viviers

    I have never used Letibalm, by will look for it in shops. Found that travelling leaves me with Terribly dry lips. Still looking for a solution. My go to remedy for colds and flu is lots of vit C and Probiotics!

  • Carly

    1 cup ginger 1 lemon and a disprin
    Warm the Ginger beer add Lemon and disprin .
    Next day I feel fantastic .

  • Bianca Balutto

    Normally when I’m sick I boil some milk with turmeric, ginger and some honey and drink that. It tastes good and helps with the flu and sore throat.

  • Julie Jones

    Honey, ginger and lemon is also my go-to remedy for colds and flu – I just love it!

  • Christelle

    Perfect for my daughter & I who both suffer with sensitive skin! My son also tends to have very dry lips.

  • Carla M VD Westhuizen

    I normally head straight to the Med Lemon when I start feeling crap!

  • Claire Henderson

    Lots and lots of tea with honey and lemon. Both delicious and good for you! x

  • thea lennox

    Honey and some rooibos tea

  • Candice Pitro

    Triple dose on echena force. Hot water with lemon and honey

  • Anusha Naidoo

    I make a Home remedy I learnt from my gran, milk, turmeric, ginger and honey. Mix all ingredients together , stir over high heat. Leave to cool and drink its great for the flu, helps with cough relief as well.
    A absolutely wonderful giveaway thank you
    Enjoyed reading this post thank you

  • Anthea O'Neill

    Definitely going to need this for skin repair post-flu this Winter! The broken skin on the nose is always the worst!

  • Carolyn Augustus

    Honey, ginger and lemon is also my go-to remedy for colds and flu

  • Dhesh

    Rooibos tea, ginger and Honey and when I feel the start of a sore throat, gargling with salt water.

  • Cassandra D

    Honey and lemon with tea.

  • Henriette

    I do a small drink of ginger, lemon and orange. Failing that Airemune 😉

  • Linda Laing

    I put honey and lemon juice in the warm water I boiled the ginger and then I add the cough syrup in that.

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