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Homemade Electrolyte Drink Recipe

Making your own homemade electrolyte drink will save you time, money and it’s healthier than the store bought drinks with artificial ingredients. Caring for a sick child usually happens at the worst times. They don’t seem to give us any forewarning that they are falling ill and instead we end up with a sick child in the middle of the night. The last thing you want to do is run to town for Pedialyte in the middle of the night. Make your own homemade electrolyte drink recipe instead!


Homemade Electrolyte Drink Recipe! Make this instead of running to the store for Pedialyte! Use for stomach bug, food poisoning, dehydration, or sickness! Doesn't use Kool Aid or Jello either! Great natural remedy.

Why A Homemade Electrolyte Drink?

Making your own homemade electrolyte drink is SO easy! It’s much easier than a trip to the store with a sick kid. What I love about this recipe is that it doesn’t use Kool Aid or Jell-O as many recipes do. It’s all natural and will help replenish those lost electrolytes and keep your child hydrated.


Homemade Electrolyte Drink Recipe! Make this instead of running to the store for Pedialyte! Use for stomach bug, food poisoning, dehydration, or sickness! Doesn't use Kool Aid or Jello either! Great natural remedy.

No Mother has time for tricky recipes which is why I love this one. It is a quick dump and shake together in a pint size mason jar and you are done! Just mix together 1 ½ – 2 cups of water, juice of half a lemon, ⅛ to ¼ tsp real sea salt, Himalayan salt, or Celtic sea salt (aides in balancing electrolytes), and 2 tsp of raw local honey. If you don’t have local honey then use this one

The easiest way to mix this homemade electrolyte drink is to dump it all in a pint size mason jar, put the lid on and give it a shake. You can also double, triple or quadruple this recipe if more than one family member is sick. Just mix it up in a pitcher if you make a larger batch. I also like to add in probiotics to help the stomach bacteria get back to normal quicker.


Kinsa Thermometer tracks your symptoms, temperatures, and more to easily care for a sick child! Plus homemade pedialyte recipe!


I find that generally when one of my children is sick, it isn’t long before several of them have it. It can be difficult to keep track of temperatures, symptoms, medication doses and not mix anyone up. With the Kinsa thermometer and app you can easily keep track of all of these and more! It allows you to set up family profiles for each family member so you can easily track their temperature readings, log their symptoms and make note of what time you gave their last dose of medicine.

The thermometer can attach directly to your phone or you can use the extension cord (which I prefer). It requires no batteries so it will always be ready to go whenever sickness strikes!


Homemade Electrolyte Drink Recipe! Make this instead of running to the store for Pedialyte! Use for stomach bug, food poisoning, dehydration, or sickness! Doesn't use Kool Aid or Jello either! Great natural remedy.

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Homemade Electrolyte Drink Recipe

Sarah | Must Have Mom
Homemade electrolyte drink recipe to keep kids hydrated. Skip a trip to the store in the middle of the night and use this instead!
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 5 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes
Course Beverage
Servings 1


  • 1 1/2 – 2 cups water
  • Juice of 1/2 lemon
  • 1/8 to 1/4 tsp real sea salt
  • 2 tsp raw honey local if possible or use this one


  • Combine ingredients into a pint mason jar, place the lid on and shake well. Alternatively you can double or triple the recipe and make it in a pitcher.
  • Store in the fridge up to a week.

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Homemade Electrolyte Drink recipe for sickness, hydration, stomach bug, food poisoning. This natural remedy works and is So easy to make.

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  1. This looks really good is is sort of like what I drink daily! I can’t go a day without my lemon water!

  2. Keeping kids hydrated, especially when they are sick is super-important. This drink sounds delicious and that thermometer sounds very cool. Thanks for sharing.

  3. I love the idea of making a homemade electrolyte drink, especially when it is this easy to do! I don’t want to give my kids all the extra in the store-bought brand so this is a great alternative for us.

  4. This is such a great idea. The sports drinks can be expensive to buy. I will have to share this with my friends with little ones.

  5. I love the idea of the electolyte drink. The app with the popping bubble would have kept my kids busy for much longer than taking their temperature. In fact, I think I need this app for me.

  6. Now that looks like an awesome electrolyte drink! I think my kids would actually drink that one!
    When my kids are sick, we do a lot of chicken based drinks/foods. Plus encouraging them to drink a lot.

  7. Oh this would be so wonderful to make when he is sick! I will have to try this for him next time he is sick. I love the idea of being able to make at home! I have purchased some at the store…and then when he is sick…they are expired. Last think I want to do it have to take him out to the store…so I love this idea!

  8. My favorite go to when the kids are sick is warm lemon juice and honey with fresh ginger shavings and pepper. Tomato soup is another great remedy

  9. Sweet and
    Wow! This is mouthwatering amazing! I would love for you to share this at my party Making Memories Mondays that is going on now! Hope to see you there! 🙂
    Cathy refreshing!

  10. Or you could purchase Wubba Water, an organic electrolyte drink for kids. No synthetic dyes, no artificial flavors, colors or preservatives, less than 2 grams of sugar/serving and comes in 12 oz bottles. http://www.wubbawater.com. Also avail on Amazon. Oh, and tastes great!

  11. I use the recipe every time i feel sick. I had a lot of dehydration before and after i had my gallbladder removed and this helped soooo much! Plus it taste great!

    1. Thank you for sharing! I’m so glad you enjoy the electrolyte recipe and that it has helped you feel better.

  12. IODIZED salt. Discuss this. So many changed to sea salt thinking they are being healthy but don’t realize you NEED iodine for the immune system. Be sure you use iodized sea salt or iodine salt.

    1. I don’t ever recommend table salt as it is a very processed version of salt that has been stripped using toxic methods and bleached. I recommend Redmond’s sea salt or pink himalayan salt. They are full of electrolytes that are necessary for the body. For iodine supplementation I recommend Lugol’s iodine.

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