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Elderberry Syrup For Kids

Elderberry Syrup For Kids

Elderberry syrup is filled with lots of Vitamin C.  Known to reduce colds and flu, take this syrup daily during the winter months. 

Elderberry Syrup For Kids

Ingredients

  • 1 cup of dried black elderberries
  • 4 cups of water
  • 2 Tablespoons fresh or dried ginger root
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon powder
  • 1 cup raw honey or maple syrup for children under 1 year

Instructions

  1. Pour water into a medium saucepan and add elderberries, ginger, and cinnamon. Do not add honey.
  2. Bring to a boil and then cover and reduce to a simmer for about 45 minutes to an hour until the liquid has reduced by almost half.
  3. At that point, remove from heat and let cool enough to be handled. Mash the berries carefully using a spoon or other flat utensil.
  4. Pour through a strainer into a glass jar or bowl.
  5. Discard the elderberries (or compost them!) and let the liquid cool to lukewarm. When it is no longer hot, add 1 cup of honey and stir well.
  6. When honey is well mixed into the elderberry mixture, pour the syrup into a pint-sized mason jar or 16-ounce glass bottle of some kind.
  7. Store in the refrigerator.
  8. The standard dose is ½ tsp to 1 tsp for kids and ½ Tbsp to 1 Tbsp for adults. If the flu does strike, take the normal dose every 2-3 hours instead of once a day until symptoms disappear.
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**Please note: Do not use honey with children under one year of age.  You can substitute maple syrup.

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Salt Bath For Eczema

Salt Bath For Eczema

Herbal Bath For Baby & Toddler

Ingredients

  • 5-7 drops of Lavender Essential Oil
  • 1/4 cup of Milk
  • Plain Epsom Salts {see doses below}
  • Coconut oil or Olive oil {for children with eczema or dry skin}

Instructions

  1. Fill a bath with warm water.
  2. Add 1/2 cup of Epsom salts for kids under 5, 1 cup for kids 5-12, and kids over 12 and adults up to 2cups. 
  3. Add 5-7 drops of essential oil to 1/4 cup of milk!!
  4. Add to bath and stir
  5. When essential oils are dispersed, then let the baby in the tub:)
  6. CAUTION; Essential oils can burn the skin.  Please dilute.
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*Please don’t use a bleach bath with children. Bleach can suppress their immune system, irritate breathing and affect their hormones – even in small amounts.

Does your child have eczema? Read this post to learn more: https://taragregorio.com/gut-health-eczema-treatment-prevent-a-lifetime-of-allergic-disease/

DIY Bug Spray

DIY Bug Spray

Would you love to cut down on chemicals in your bug spray?

Making your own bug spray with essential oils can be easy.  All you need is a few items and blend!

Here’s what you’ll need:

  • DIY Bug Spray

    Ingredients

    • 10 drops of Cypress Essential Oil
    • 10 drops of Geranium Essential Oil
    • 10 drops of Bergamot Essential Oil
    • 10 drops of Rosemary Essential Oil
    • 10 drops of Cedarwood Essential Oil
    • 3 drops of Peppermint Essential Oil
    • 1 cup of 40-50% vodka. 

    Instructions

    1. Blend and store in a dark bottle. Shake before spraying.
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Directions for DIY Bug Spray

  • Mix 1 cup of 50% Vodka: It doesn’t have to be high quality.  You can also use witch hazel as an alternative.
  • Essential oils:
    Cypress E.O. (10 Drops)
    Geranium E.O. (10 Drops)
    Bergamot E.o. (10 Drops)
    Rosemary E.O, (10 Drops)
    Cedarwood E.O. (10 Drops)
    Peppermint Essential Oil (3 Drops)

Mix well and place in a dark bottle. Shake before use.

Other ways to use this blend

  • for bug bites
  • room spray
  • perfume

Please do not drink essential oils:)

Skinny Tea Recipe

Skinny Tea Recipe

It’s frustrating when your bloated and constipated.

What if there was an easy tea blend to decrease your bloating, constipation and PMS symptoms with one cup of tea?

Then this skinny tea is for you.

Who is skinny tea good for?

  • If you have constipation
  • You have PMS
  • You are experiencing bloating
  • You have Urinary discomfort
  • You’re eating chocolate:) Yes, it helps balance the sugar rush.

How do you make skinny tea?

Skinny Tea Recipe

Ingredients

  • Buy 2-4 ounces of each, except for rose hips purchase half the amount.
  • Dried stinging nettles
  • Dried dandelion leaf
  • Dried peppermint leaf
  • Rose hips {2 ounces}

Instructions

  1. Step #1. Purchase your tea from high-quality sources like www.jeansgreens.com or www.mountainrosherbs.com.
  2. Step #2. Blend the herbs together and place in a sealed container. When I suggest 1 part, you can use 1 cup and 1/2 part, use 1/2 cup etc.
  3. Step #3. Use 1 tbs. of dried herbs per 1 cup of boiling water. Cover and steep for 10 minutes. Add honey if desired.
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You can purchase your loose leaf tea from www.mountainroseherbs.com.

Did you make the recipe? Take a picture and post it on Instagram! #taragregorioherbalist

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