WATCH: How to Make the Perfect Cold Remedy at Home

We at FirstToKnow are lucky enough to live on the west coast and escape the miserable cold currently hounding the east coast, but we haven’t been able to evade the flu and cold bugs that always accompany the chillier seasons.

Of course, there are a million pharmaceuticals and home remedies that promise to help ease your cold, but YouTuber and life hackerĀ Dave Hax provides one of the best in the above video, demonstrating how you can make cough drops at home twice as tasty and twice as effective as anything you’ll get at the grocery store.

Watch it above, and start feeling better today.