So, here’s the thing…Essential oils have become something truly important in our family. We use them EVERY. SINGLE. DAY. Honestly, I can’t ever imagine not using them again. There are just too many ways that we use them to help our family. That being said, I want to share with you the recipe that we use the very most in our family.
Back to school, to my husband and I always reminds us of back to school germs and the never ending cycle of illness that can quickly find its way into our home and making our family sick. When we have dropped the ball on using the oils and such, we have really come to regret it…and it even left me with pneumonia. Getting that sick was scary stuff, let me tell you. I’ve truly never felt closer to death’s doorstep. I will NEVER GO BACK TO THAT AGAIN. EVER.
Elderberry syrup is an amazing way to boost the immune system. In more recent years, it has really become more mainstream and available. However, this surge in popularity has certainly not helped to lower its selling price. I have three kids and let me just say that every illness travels fast, to each of them and then sometimes… back around again. If you are buying elderberry syrup at your nearest store at $15 a pop…well, its easy to let your guard down and rely on antibiotics instead. Elderberry syrup can be used daily to boost the immune system and prevent the flu, etc. but also as a rescue in treating the colds and flu that come our way. My sister in law says this syrup tastes like Christmas and I know it made our house smell nice when making it, so there is that bonus too!
This recipe is SO easy. If you can boil water and keep an eye on things, you are set. If you aren’t certain as to where you can find the ingredients to make this…then please contact me. I do have access to the ingredients locally and they are rather inexpensive too. I would be more than happy to ship. Also, if you look on my sidebar of my blog, you will find Rose Mountain Herbs and they do carry elderberries.
If you have ANY other questions, concerns, etc. please feel free to find me on instagram, leave a comment here or email me: email@example.com // I will share in the coming week, a recipe for natural cleaner. We use it all the time for so many things, much like this.
Lastly, I signed up to sell doTerra and if you are interested, I can sign you up with a wholesale account to save a lot of money off of retail or if you are interesting in selling, there is that option too. I didn’t sign up with doTerra to build an essential oil empire…it’s just not in me. In my recipe, I list doTerra On Guard as the essential oil of choice for this recipe but you can certainly use Thieves by Young Living as well.
I will share my recipes and knowledge here but I am not about to push anyone in one direction or another with making choices like this. My family believes in a holistic and homeopathic treatment, healing and lifestyle…so that is where I am coming from with all of this. We are recently vegetarian as well, so there’s that fun stuff going on too! There are so many people using essential oils now and honestly, it is exciting to see and also to share with others. I can’t sing their praises enough. My husband and kids love them too!
Happy Healing in your home! Please be in touch and let me know how it worked! If you have a chance, please head over to my facebook page..I’ve actually had this in the works for months, to share recipes and such but never was sure where to start with sharing.
- 2/3 C. black elderberries
- 3 1/2 C. filtered water
- 2 Tbsp. fresh/dried ginger root
- 1 tsp. cinnamon [ground]
- 1/2 tsp. cloves [ground]
- 1 C. raw honey
- 12 drops doTerra On Guard
- Pour water into saucepan.
- Add: elderberries, cinnamon, cloves
- Bring to boil, cover and reduce to a simmer for about 45 mins; until liquid has reduced by 1/2 or so and has thickened by quite a bit.
- Remove from heat and let cool, to be handled.
- Pour through strainer or sieve into glass bowl or container.
- Discard elderberries [or set to side to use in other things] let liquid cool to lukewarm.
- After liquid is no longer piping hot, add raw honey and stir well.
- After honey is added, add essential oils of choice and stir well.
- Pour into containers of choice, using a funnel. I choose to save glass jars and containers from various things to reuse for this purpose. Of course, be sure to sterilize the jars first.
- Store in fridge, take daily.
- DOSAGE // FOR KIDS: 1/2 tsp. to 1 tsp. :: 2x daily
- DOSAGE // FOR ADULTS: 1 TBSP :: 2x daily
then of course, there are the dishes afterward..luckily, these aren’t too terrible. Be patient with me, if you have questions or find a typo…this post is going up at 1:30 AM…I should definitely be using that new eye mask my mom brought me this weekend and sleeping but school is in full swing for everyone and those germs are going to make themselves at home right where they shouldn’t be…with your children and in your home. Ugh..