Super Elderberry Syrup
My first time making elderberry syrup and dang… it’s good. Even Rob liked it! 😉
No lie, I def had my doubts when I was simmering the dried berries BUT raw local honey + essential oils did the trick!
I love it right off the spoon but am stoked to make tummies for the kiddos as well!
I am really amazed at these little berries — crazy amounts of vitamins and antioxidants that supercharge your immune system!! Apparently it’s been used for hundreds of years to fight cold and flu. I can’t remember the last time any of us were sick but I think it’s because we do so much to support our bodies year round.
I added some extra essential oils that also support the immune system too, for good measure, but mostly for taste.
Here’s my recipe:
What you need:
4 cups filtered pure water
1 cup dried elderberries (I got mine here)
1 cup raw local honey
What to do:
-Reduce heat and simmer for 45 mins
– smash berries a little then strain
– when liquid is cooler, add honey
Optional: add Young Living Vitality oils which are approved and intended for internal use.
– 3 drops Frankincense vitality*
– 4 drops orange vitality
– 1 drop clove vitality
– 2 drops cinnamon bark vitality
– 2 drops thieves vitality*
– 2 drops lemon vitality*
*available in the Young Living Starter Kit – read more about it here!
Mix, pour into glass jar, store in fridge!
Serving size is roughly 1 tablespoon a day for prevention, more often if you need more immune system support !