Yes friends, it’s the time of the year again where we experience sore throat colds coughs and so it’s the time of year to be thinking about your throat.
I received an invitation from Pine Brothers to try their Softish Throat Drops. As soon as I saw the drops I instantly recognize them as something from the past. I didn’t recognize the packaging however, so I think it was long ago that I had these, probably given them by my mother or a friend. I suppose that part of their name came from the fact that these are not quite chewing throat drops, but they are softish in texture but not a gummy texture and possibly because the way they soften the sore throat too.
For my review, I received 2 flavors of these throat drops, Natural Honey and Wild Cherry Flavored. I love both of them and hope that I can find some of them that are in limited quantities this Holiday Season, what flavor would that be you ask? Why Licorice of course! Yum, I bet those will be the ones to gather up all you can and hoard.
Time for a word from the CEO of Pine Brothers
It’s hard to believe that this was first introduced 140 years ago, the product seems so modern in it’s ingredients, and all natural product… nice! Below is a part of what I read on their website:
“Mr. Pine, a former German confectionery maker, determined that by combining the soothing natural qualities of glycerin with the healing properties of gum acacia, he could sooth and mitigate the mild discomfort of a sore throat. Add in some natural flavoring and a sweetener and voila, Pine Brothers Softish Throat Drops were born…”
After reading this little snippet (above) I realized I had done some reading a while back on some homeopathic sites about gum acacia (AKA: Gum Arabic) so I will share with you what I gleaned from the sites. Gum Acacia had been used in Ancient Egypt as a lozenge to relieve pain and . And has been shown to have healing properties and has been used throughout the ages, even so safe and beneficial that they say in times of famine people have lived off from just gum acacia and water.
I also have to make note of why else to use throat drops like these, if you have dry mouth… many medicines, Lupus SLE and Sjögren’s syndrome (I have experienced all of these), to name a few, are causes of dry mouth. In my humble opinion these drops are your best bet in helping you out with dry mouth and they don’t taste nasty like the toothpaste, mouthwash and mouth-moisturizer gels out there. And as a former Cosmetologist, I know that Glycerin is a natural Humectant, attracting and retaining moisture to and in the skin, so why not the mouth too?
Here is why I feel that they would be your best bet to fight dry mouth, the Softish Throat Drops not only taste great, they are not too sweet, the Gum Acacia (the homeopathic sites say) helps keep you from building up plaque and keep down the bacteria in the mouth that can lead to periodontal problems. And if you’ve had bad dry mouth before and seen a dentist, like I had while experiencing it badly, they will tell you that dry mouth can lead to terrible problems with your teeth and gums, like gingivitis and periodontal disease. So if you suffer from dry mouth like I do, now you know my new weapon! 🙂
I will not bore you with too much information on Pine Bros Softish Throat Drops, since not too long ago Joan wrote all about it’s history and it can be viewed in her review or on the Pine Bro website.
I have to say a big thank you to Pine Bros and Joan for asking them to send some my way, after I had read Joan’s review and talked to her on the phone I had told Joan that I wished I had a CVS Pharmacy near me so that I could try them out for myself and see if I too remembered them. Little did I know how very many other places carry the Pine Bros Throat Drops… I saw on their site that there are several places near me and I will be there soon to look for my licorice, if you live in Colorado and your store is out of the Licorice you can blame me for clearing out there shelves, if these taste anything like the 2 I’ve tried you don’t have any hope of finding some for yourself!
Thank you Pine Bros and Joan for recommending me for a review of their product… I am in LOVE and no other lozenge or throat drop shall pass these lips… well maybe if I was stranded on a desert island and all I had was something else, but how would that happen since I will be carrying only these?
Disclaimer: Mariah Lockwood personally reviewed this product. I received softish throat drops from Pine Brothers in Wild Cherry and Natural Honey Flavors for this product to test. I was under no obligation to review it if I so chose. Nor was I under any obligation to write a positive review or sponsor a product giveaway in return.. All opinions are mine and belong to me solely. My thoughts and opinions may differ from yours. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commissions 16 CFR, Part 255 Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising. The photo’s used in this review were provided by Pine Bros and me.
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