Easy DIY Elderberry Syrup

by Laura on September 5, 2016

Prevention is the best medicine!

I wanted to share with you a simple syrup that you can make, and take it daily to support immunity.  Because honestly it’s much easier to prevent than have to fight an infection!

Elderberry  >>>   Botanical name: Sambucus Canadensis

This Elderberry Syrup is a must have in a mommas aresenal to treat her babies! It’s so simple to make, tastes really good, and can boost immunity to prevent and shorten illness time!!


What are Elderberries?

Elderberries are small berries.  They are a very good source of fiber vitamin A, and have infection-fighting vitamin C with 87 percent – reportedly more than any other plant besides black currants and rosehips. They also contain potassium, iron, vitamin B6, fiber, and betacarotene.

What does the Science say about Elderberry?

Here are 3 scientific papers showing the power of Elderberries to fight the flu, reducing the duration of the flu, and increasing immunity in the body.

” shown to be effective in vitro against 10 strains of influenza virus. In a double-blind, placebo-controlled, randomized study, Sambucol reduced the duration of flu symptoms to 3-4 days. “

How to make a simple Elderberry Syrup ?

DIY ELDERBERRY SYRUP easy recip to boost immunity, treat flu, prevent illness

2/3 cup dried organic Elderberries >> found here!

3 1/2 cups water

1 cup honey

1 tsp cinnamon

> Combine Elderberries, water and cinnamon in  saucepan and bring to a boil.

> After mixture is boiling, place on simmer and let the liquid reduce to almost half.

> Strain the liquid using a strainer. (compost or throw away berries)

> Once the liquid has cooled, pour into a glass jar (I re-used an Kombucha bottle) and add honey!

> Shake and store in fridge.

*take 1 tbsp each day for immunity support. repeat this 4-5 x in a day if you are feeling sick.

Our family uses Essential Oils also to support our body. We add 5 drops of Thieves Vitality and Lemon Vitality oil  to our mixture for an increased immune support!

Want to learn more about Essential Oils ? Check here! 

Here’s some more tips to stay in tip top shape:

Vitamin D (get outside every day)  –  Sleep well  –  Drink ALOT of water  –  Eat more fruit than chips :) – and of course oil up




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We experienced the inevitable l*ce outbreak several years ago, and did what most people did…slathered our heads in yucky chemicals.

Now there are several reports that hair buggers are now resistant to many over the counter medications and chemicals!

However here’s a recent study showing the power of Tea Tree essential oils !

So we’ve been making our hair spray blend that helps tame the hair while protecting it. Its super easy and simply and a must have for any momma with kids! Because ya’ll, hair bug picking is no joke and such a pain!!

Hair detangling and Lice prevention spray for back to school with essential oils of Tea Tree Lavender and Rosemary. Non-Toxic

DIY Hair De-tangling and Prevention Spray:

  • Spray Bottle (I used 160z bottle since we have 5 people to spray)
  • Boil Distilled Water and 1/8 Cup of Young Living Lavender Mint Conditioner ( chemical free)
  • Let this cool then place in bottle
  • Add 10 drops of each essential oil >> Tea Tree, Lavender, and Rosemary
  • Shake and Spray each day!

Tips to remind kids:

  • don’t share hairbrushes, combs, headbands, hats etc..
  • wash hair well with scrubbing

Have an amazing back to school….bug free!!



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Back to School Wellness

by Laura on August 13, 2016

My little big babes are headed back to school in a few weeks! This is always such a bittersweet time. I love having them home during the Summer, especially now with the Miss A being here. She has taught me to savor the little moments, record more memories, and be in the moment with all the kids. But, having the schedule and routine that a school year brings is also a little nice…minus helping with Math homework!

One of the best ways to have an AWESOME school year is to be well!

How we try to do this is:

  1. Go to BED early! Did you know middle school kids need at least 9-11 hrs of sleep!
  2. EAT WELL : we try to to cut back on processed foods and sugar, eat whole foods, organic as much as possible, and gluten free.  The best way to remember this is to shop from the outer edges of the grocery store!
  3.  GET OUTSIDE: natural Vitamin D and exercise does wonders!
  4.  Support your body with supplements and ESSENTIAL OILS! No diet is perfect and everyone needs supplemental nutrition. We have seen the power of Young Living do this for our family!

Here a 2 of our daily essential oil blends we use for our whole family to PROACTIVELY support our immune system, emotions, and focus.  It’s much easier to handle illness quickly if you’ve been supporting it already.

We use this immunity blend religiously daily. Apply to the soles of the feet and spine in the AM & PM. Also diffusing this around the home is perfect to combat anything that may spread!

If there’s a little yuckiness happening I will do my #NipItInTheBud routine : Roll on spine and soles at  the intervals of >>>  15 min -then 30 min -then hourly – then every 2 hours until we are feeling better.  Seriuosly has not failed me. We will also do extra shots of NingaXia Red too!

Back to School wellness with young living, immunity, focus, natural

Our next favorite blend is the FOCUS blend we create. This was first used on Little Man during school and at homework time to help him focus on the work, relax the mind so his thoughts aren’t racing and all over the place. Now I’ve made a little bottle for all of us to have at school in the backpacks and at work.

We roll this on our neck and wrists as needed! Also diffusing this is perfect during homework time!

Back to school focus essential oils blend for kids , concentration, school work help peppermit, vetiver, lavender, cedarwood

I cannot write about wellness without mentioning our NingXia Red. The best antioxidant drink evvaa! One of my favorite resources to learn about this amazing drink is HERE! 

Read more about it on my blog post HERE

NingXia Red Young Living

This red magic juice supports every body system at a cellular level. It helps rid the body of free radicals : basically those free radicals are really bad for body contributing to cancer developing and damage. NingXia Red has been proven to :

  • Increases energy
  • Extremely low glycemic index – 10.57 (grapefruits are
  • 26 and table sugar is 83)
  • Normalizes blood sugar
  • Improves eyesight
  • Strengthens the immune system
  • Regenerates the liver,
  • kidneys and spleen
  • Reduces inflammation
  • Repairs DNA
  • Anti-aging – stops the buildup of rancid fats in your tissues
  • Supports weight loss and reduces cravings
  • Strengthens the cardiovascular system
  • cholesterol support
  • Normalizes blood pressure
  • Combats cancer

You see, it’s pretty awesome! We take 1-2 oz daily each morning. I like it straight up. Miss A like it with a splash of water. It also tastes soo yummy with cranberry juice and a drop of orange or lemon oil!

I sooo hope you’ve gotten some tips to equip your family for the school year!!

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How to reorder with Young Living

by Laura on July 24, 2016

Oh man, you have fallen in love with your Starter Kit, you’ve made some awesome diffuser blends, whipped up some recipes, or your ready to ditch and switch some products out of your home,  but you need help on re-ordering!

Here’s a simple step by step process to order your Young Living oils and products again!

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**It is much easier to navigate and search for product on a computer rather than a phone for the first time.

There are two ways to re-order:

  1. Quick Order
  2. Essential Rewards

Lets dive in and get you and your family the goods!

  1. LOGIN to the Virtual Office :   https://www.youngliving.com/vo/#/login

**your Username and Password was created when you enrolled with Young Living!

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After Login, you will see your Dashboard >> Use tabs on the left side of your screen to navigate.

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2. Decide how you want to order:


First up Essential Rewards.

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Clicking on the Essential Rewards for the first time will prompt you through setting up payment information and the processing date you want (which can be changed anytime).

Next search for products to put in your ER cart. (must be at least 50pv each month)

There are also exclusive Essential Reward Kits that are bundled products that save you additional money! The NingXia Essential Rewards Kit and the Thieves Kit are my favorite!

Essential Rewards Explained>>

What is it?  >>   A CUSTOM monthly autoship of oils, products, or supplies!  You can change the products and the date you want them each month!

Why sign up?  >> You are spending money on these products already at the store (soap, shampoo, toothpaste, cleaning supplies, OTC medicine etc. ) …NOW swapping them out for YL  gives you non-toxic, chemical free items that benefit the whole family naturally!

How Much is it? >> You need to spend a minimum of 50pv each month to be on Essential Rewards. If you are doing the business side of YL, you will spend a minimum of 100pv to qualify for commissions and bonuses.

What are the PERKS! >>



> EARN BACK POINTS WITH EACH MONTHLY ORDER!  depending on how long you have been enrolled in ER depends on the amount you earn back!

1-6 months you will earn 10% back

7-12 months you will earn 15% back

13+ months you will earn 20% back

These points act like money towards future purchases!

>> To use your Essential Reward POINTS you will make a quick order, at checkout you will have the option to redeem your points!

Starting September 1 !! YL has just revamped the Essential Rewards program and you will earn up to 25% back on your purchase each month!! Plus gifts

1-3 months 10% back

4-24 months 20% back

25+ months 25% back

Here’s a quick video talking about Essential Rewards too!

Lets look at how to make a Quick Order!

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Simply choose Quick Order from the left column >> search by name pf the product you want  >> OR choose from the listed categories to search!

Remember, you have to use Quick Order to redeem you Essential Reward Points.

Hope this helps you replenish your home and improve your wellness journey.

What are Essential Oils ?  >> LEARN HERE

Why did our family choose Young Living >> LEARN HERE


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