Here are some tips from The Blenders, a vocal group famous for their must-have holiday albums. We asked them to share some of the healthy things they do to keep their voices sounding so amazing together. These are good tips for everyone to keep in mind for when you have to do a lot of talking/presentations, if you have a sore or scratchy throat, or maybe you are a singer yourself.
Warm saltwater gargle, pink Himalayan or Real Salt whenever possible
Steam shower or personal steamer (and do a gentle vocal warm-up)
Bite down on your tongue gently to increase saliva production
Drink a lot of water! Dehydration is the enemy of the vocal chords
Eliminate/greatly reduce caffeine consumption
No alcohol consumption while on tour
Apple cider vinegar and raw honey gargle and slow swallow
Throat Coat Tea – by Traditional Medicinals
Eliminate/Cut down on dairy consumption
No eating too close to show time
Take probiotics to keep the gut healthy, getting the stomach flu can mess with the throat if your symptoms express in that direction
Throat Sprays like Singer’s Saving Grace or Colloidal Silver can come in handy when a little extra support is needed.