I’ve been fighting off a cold for several days, so I have tried to rest when I can. Because of that, I didn’t get my Foodie Friday post done or Make Life Easier Monday. Feeling well enough this morning, I got the idea to combine a post for making my life easier and a recipe. So, to make my life easier I decided to share a recipe from another blogger.
Today I’m going to share a recipe for Elderberry Syrup from Wellness Mama. I’ve made this recipe for a couple of years and try to take the syrup during the cold and flu season. I am not always mindful to take it daily but if I start having cold or flu symptoms I do take a daily dose as an immune booster.

With this cold lingering for a few days, a friend asked me this weekend had I tried elderberry syrup. Well, dumb me had totally forgotten about the full jar of homemade elderberry syrup in my fridge. So when I got home I took a teaspoon. Now I’m on my 3rd day of taking a teaspoon of elderberry syrup a day and today I woke up feeling some better with no sore throat. Hopefully another day or two and I will be over this cold.

When I’m fighting off a cold, I like to take a teaspoon or two a day of elderberry syrup, drink apple cider or hot tea with honey, eat chicken soup, get plenty of rest, and use immune boosting essential oils.

My favorite immune boosting essential oil blend is called “POOF”. I found this blend recipe somewhere on Pinterest several years ago. POOF stands for Peppermint – 4 drops, OnGuard – 3 drops, Oregano – 2 drops, Frankincense – 1 drop. I try to keep a bottle of this on hand. Using the 4,3,2,1 drop ratio, I make a large bottle and top it off with fractionated coconut oil.

Until next time

Posted by:Nicki Nichols

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