Snot Be Gone.

It turned fall like, overnight and got really cool in the house last night!

The little man had kicked his covers off in the night, got cold and woke up with a runny nose.. The first signs of a dreaded cold.. *ugh* His nose has been running all day!

Well, thankfully this momma had got her booty in gear the other day and made up a batch of elderberry syrup!

(For those of you that aren’t familiar with the uses and benefits of Elderberrys, here is a link check it out!)

I been planning to make it for almost a month now, its actually my first time making it from scratch… I’ve been planning on making some for the past three years or so, but just have been buying it every year (its really quite expensive 😕) because I haven’t been able to find enough elderberry’s to make it worthwhile. This year I picked a bunch on my daddy’s farm and dried them in the dehydrator so they would keep until I got around to making it.

So, litterily costing me nothing but my time, and it was totally worth it because now I need it and I have it, AND it was free! (I love these moments when I feel like I’m on top of my game! It doesn’t happen offen! 😉)

Anyway! Back to where I was going with this! He is getting a cold. Snot, snot for days.. (Or will it be cut short..? We shall see.. 😉)

It’s a big bummer the little guy is getting a cold, but I get to see if my homemade elderberry syrup is as effective as the store bought kind! (I’m super excited about finding out!) Since I have so much of it this time, and it didn’t cost me anything, I will probably be giving it to him daily for the rest of the winter!

DIY Elderberry Syrup Recipe

Ingredients

  • 1 cup organic dried elderberries (or 2 cups fresh elderberry’s)
  • 6 cups filtered water
  • 1 cup raw, organic honey (I got mine from our neighbor!)

Directions

  1. Bring your filtered water to boil in a large saucepan.
  2. Pour your elderberries into the water, then reduce to a simmer.
  3. Simmer the elderberries for 45 minutes, or until the liquid has been reduced by around half.
  4. When the syrup has cooled, strain through a fine mesh sieve or cheesecloth.
  5. Stir in the honey after straining (you want to make sure it’s cool so you don’t destroy the beneficial enzymes).
  6. Pour your elderberry syrup into a glass mason jar or other glass jar, then store in the fridge for up to 2-3 months.

Dosage

  • Adults: 1 tablespoon per day for preventive or 1 tablespoon every 2-3 hours for treatment.
  • Children (over 1 year): 1 teaspoon per day for preventive or 1 teaspoon every 2-3 hours for treatment.

Of course I’m using oils on him too…. Did you even doubt it? 😉

A little concoction I like to call “The Bomb!”

In a 10ml roller bottle I put..

10 drops each, of Frankincense, On Guard, Melaleuca, Oregano and Lemon essential oil, and top it off with fraconated coconut oil.

This, I roll on the bottoms of his feet and down his spine three or more times a day (depending on how bad the symptoms are every couple hours) for immune support. Let me tell y’all, it works! I don’t know what I would do without it! If you are like me, and don’t like to see your babies miserable, this was a game changer for us! I love being able to ditch the Tylenol and give them something that actually addressed the problem instead of covering it up.. Our baby is 2, and has yet to get sick enough to need a pediatrician. Coincidence? I don’t know, but I like to say there is something to using alternative medicine. 😉

Don’t get me wrong, there is a time and a place for doctors, thank God for them! But if I can avoid them, I do.. Haha!

Well, its late.. I will give y’all an update in a couple days on how things are going.

Until then, Goodnight, and God bless! ❤

-Hannah

Disclaimer: The information included in this post is intended for educational purposes only. It is not intended nor implied to be a substitute for professional medical advice. None of the opinions expressed here are meant to diagnose or treat any disease or illness. You should always consult your healthcare provider to determine the appropriateness of the information for your own situation or if you have any questions regarding a medical condition or treatment plan. 

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