Here’s a DIY goodie that will save you money and possible sanity this cold and flu season. Instead of stocking up on cough syrup at the drugstore, try your hand at making your own effective remedy with the help of Want What You Have’s recipe.

Here’s what you need:

  • 1 cup of lemon juice
  • 1/2 cup extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1 1/2 cups honey

Simply combine all of these ingredients in a small saucepan over medium heat. Whisk them together and heat until the mixture starts steaming. Don’t allow it to boil. Then just transfer the warm syrup to a clean mason jar to store. According to Want What You Have, you can give your child 1 tablespoon every hour or so:

That’s what’s so great about this safe, natural remedy – you can administer it as often as needed, without worrying that you’re overdosing your children with drugs.

You can keep your mixture in the fridge for up to several months, so it’s great to make in bulk to pull out whenever a cough sneaks up on you or your family.

To read more about why this syrup works wonders, head over to Want What You Have’s Homemade Honey Lemon Cough Syrup.