Lemon, Water & Honey – Does it Make You Sing Better?

Lemon, Water and Honey as a mixture has been promoted by some as some sort of a supplement to singing better. Some way it lubricates the throats and vocal cords for instance and think it should be a part of a singer’s routine. This is not really the case however but there are advantages to these ingredients for singers in certain situations.

Water – Drinking water is always good and ti goes help you lubricate your throat and will generally keep you healthier. Singers just like everyone else should stay hydrated.

Lemon – Lemon is a good ingredient when you have a cold or flu and you find yourself with a lot of mucus and phlegm in your throat that makes it hard to sing with. Lemon breaks down this mucus from your throat clearing it away and making it easier to sing. Mixing a fair amount of lemon juice with warm water is a good way to cleanse the throat before a performance. However, if you do not have mucus in your throat then the acidity of the lemons will actually irritate the throat.

Honey – Honey on the other hand is a great way to sooth a sore throat if you have a dry and painful one. Mixing honey with warm water and drinking it before a performance will sooth a sore throat and make it easier to sing.

There is no real point in mixing all three together as they have different effects on your throat and singing. Also avoid drinking milk before a performance and you will stop your body producing mucus too!