Homemade Electrolyte Solution….A Natural Recipe From Sweet Basil

Homemade Electrolyte DrinkAs I was researching a natural electrolyte solution for my chickens, I came across a great recipe for a natural, DIY people friendly recipe…With honey. Since we have honey bees- I was in heaven! For an extra boost to your immune system, add 1 cup of orange juice. For best results, use an old juice or soda two liter bottle, so that you can shake and store the solution.

Homemade Electrolyte Solution


  • 2 qts. of water
  • juice of 4-6 lemons (or about 2/3 c. lemon juice concentrate)
  • 2/3 c. raw honey (since babies under a year, shouldn’t have honey, use another type of natural sweetener)
  • 1/2-1 tsp. sea salt


  1. Warm about 1 c. of the water and place it in the bottom of a quart-sized Mason jar. Make sure it’s not hot water, but warm enough to help the honey and sea salt dissolve.
  2. Mix the warm water with the honey and sea salt and until mostly dissolved.
  3. Add the lemon juice and remaining water (use cold water this time) to fill the top of the jar.
  4. Mix thoroughly and there you go!

I am NOT a doctor, or other type of medical provider. I a mom and farmer who enjoys using natural and organic products and processes whenever possible. This is not intended to be medical advice, just merely something that worked for me and my family, with a stomach virus. If someone is showing signs of dehydration or severe illness, seek medical care!

Follow us, like us, share us. We are Sweet Basil Farm & Gardens on Facebook. We are a local Middle Georgia producer of farm fresh fruits and vegetables and members of the American Poultry Association, licensed by the Georgia Dept. of Agriculture as Poultry Dealers and Brokers, and a proud member of the Georgia Grown program, a division of the Georgia Dept. of Agriculture. We also breed, sell and ship poultry, pet pigs, bearded irises and much more. We have an 80 acre working farm, with great emphasis on all natural gardening and livestock management practices. An 1840’s general store is situated on our property, and serves as our on-site farmer’s market. We have a large vegetable and herb garden, fruit orchards and more. Conveniently located off of Interstate 75 near the Johnstonville Rd exit (#193). We are six miles west, located in Barnesville, Lamar County, Georgia.

Special thanks to J. David Matthews, and his honey bees 🙂 of Barnesville, Georgia for honey, support and patience with all that I try and test.

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