With flu and cold season coming up, I’m going to be sharing a lot of my healthy immune boosting strategies here on the blog. We are a family who chooses NOT TO RECEIVE FLU SHOTS! Why? We don’t need it! Growing a healthy immune system is simple and easy and only takes a couple of swaps in your daily routine. Here is the easiest: making your own Elderberry Syrup.
Earthley Wellness and their amazing DIY Elderberry Kit is where it’s at! For a long time I was purchasing syrup from the drugstore and practically selling my soul for the stuff. A tiny bottle that lasts less than a week in my home (we take Elderberry from September until about March and double the dose while sick) was costing us upwards of 15.00 or more! No thanks.
I don’t live in an area where wild or fresh Elderberries are plentiful, so I did some research and found Earthley! We use the Immune Support blend which contains:
- Wild-crafted elderberries
- organic rosehips
- organic cinnamon chips
- organic astragalus root
Simply drop the mix into your filtered water, boil, and strain. I add 1/2 c. of raw unfiltered honey for sweetness as the recipe suggests (though you might sub with a different type of nectar). It makes approximately 14oz and I store it in the fridge. This kit costs 9.99 and lasts me almost a solid month. So, I stock up throughout the year and make sure to always have on one hand!
This blend is spicy and sweet and tastes delicious! It’s toddler and husband approved! Are you on the Elderberry routine yet? And if not…why? Get woke and stay well!