10-Minute Elderberry Syrup with a BOOST

46823310_10157002880056474_8190090806237855744_nHave you made your own Elderberry Syrup? It’s so easy!

Check out this recipe to really turn it up a notch by adding in Ningxia Wolfberries.

This makes the ultimate ‘stay healthy’ Elderberry Syrup EVER — in just 10 minutes.

Soooo easy in the Instant Pot!

▪️Wolfberries – Holy antioxidants!
Google that! With polyphenols and polysaccharides, this exotic berry is touted around the world for its taste and nutrients. Documented use of wolfberries dates back to the Ming Dynasty, where they were part of ancient Chinese culture

▪️Thieves Vitality – This is a seriously amazing blend of clove, lemon, cinnamon bark, eucalyptus radiata and rosemary. Google it’s power.

▪️Nutmeg Vitality – Besides tasting and smelling awesome, this oil encourages optimal digestive function, supports joints and promotes cardiovascular health.

▪️Clove Vitality – This is super crazy high in antioxidants!

▪️Ginger Vitality – Part of keeping the immune system in tip-top shape is keeping digestion optimal. Over 90% of the immune system resides in the gut, so using ginger, with it’s ability to keep digestion happy, only seems natural, right!?

▪️Cinnamon Bark Vitality – Another oil already found in the Thieves blend, cinnamon bark is a powerful for the immune system…Antioxidants off the charts!

▪️Copaiba Vitality – An under talked about oil if you ask me! It’s made with the gum resin tapped from the copaiba tree native to Brazil and is known for its beta-caryophyllene content and sweet aroma. Copaiba Vitality has a pleasant, complex taste, and when taken internally, it can promote overall wellness!

▪️Frankincense Vitality – Frankincense has been used for centuries. You should google Frankincense oil. Just do it! And see what it can do for our bodies!

▪️ Orange Vitality – another good one to google for its many benefits. A clean, refreshing scent and flavor and contains the naturally occurring constituent limonene! More antioxidants!
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This recipe is SO easy!!

1 C of Dried Black Organic Elderberries
1 C of NingXia Wolfberries
4 Cups of Water
YL Vitality Essential oils (optional)
1 Cup Local Raw Honey

▪️Pour water & add berries into Instant Pot
▪️Use manual or pressure setting for 10 minutes (do not add oils or honey yet!)

When the time is up, vent the instant pot, remove lid, and let cool a little bit.

Strain what’s in the pot and pour into another container.

When it is no longer steaming hot, add 1 cup of honey, and a drop of each vitality essential oil and stir well!

When honey is well mixed into the elderberry mixture, pour the syrup into whatever glass storage container you’d like! Store in the fridge.

Take straight or add to yogurt, oatmeal, pancakes, tea…and ENJOY the flavor and taste of wellness entering your body! ❤️

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25 Ways to Use One Drop of Essential Oil – Easier than DIY!

25 ways to use one drop of essential oilMaking my own skin care products and health remedies with essential oils is something I really love to do.  Sometimes, though, I don’t want to make anything – I just want the benefits of my essential oils!  These are the times I’m reminded of how powerful essential oils can be, and that just a drop is all you need.  When you want to leave behind the DIY projects with the coconut oil, beeswax, melting pots, veggie capsules, etc – here are some terrific ways to experience the benefits of essential oils with just one drop*!

*I will only use 100% pure, therapeutic grade essential oils from Young Living, you can learn more about Young Living oils and how to get them at wholesale prices HERE

Lavender Essential Oil

  • One drop on the bottom of your feet before bed to support good sleep
  • Rub one drop into your cupped palms and inhale deeply for a calming effect
  • Support your respiratory system by rubbing one or two drops into the back of your neck

Citrus Essential Oils

  • A drop of Lemon in your water to help cleanse the body
  • A drop of Citrus Fresh in the wash machine to freshen up your laundry
  • A drop of Citrus Fresh on a rag to clean up scuff marks from the floor
  • A drop of Grapefruit in your water to help suppress the appetite

Joy Essential Oil Blend

  • A drop of Joy rubbed over your heart to improve your mood
  • A drop of Joy rubbed into wrists as perfume

Tea Tree (Melaleuca Alternifolia) Essential Oil

  • A drop of Tea Tree on a blemish will clear it up quickly
  • A drop of Tea Tree on a cold sore
  • A drop of Tea Tree rubbed into feet to maintain healthy skin

Thieves Essential Oil Blend

  • A drop of Thieves in your hot tea to support your immune system
  • A drop of Thieves rubbed into the bottom of feet to boost immunity

Purification Essential Oil Blend

  • A drop of Purification on a cotton ball put in the bottom of the trash bin to neutralize odors
  • A drop of Purification rubbed on a bug bite to stop the itch

Peppermint Essential Oil

  • A drop of Peppermint rubbed on the back of neck to help cool down on a hot day
  • A drop of Peppermint rubbed across the stomach to support proper digestion

Frankincense Essential Oil

  • A drop of Frankincense rubbed into the chest to support the respiratory system 
  • A drop of Frankincense rubbed into cupped palms and inhaled to relieve stress, can also improve meditation 

PanAway Essential Oil Blend

  • A drop of PanAway rubbed into joints to support healthy joint and muscles 
  • A drop of PanAway rubbed over muscles after a big workout

StressAway Essential Oil Blend

  • A drop of StressAway rubbed into cupped hands and inhaled to calm the mind
  • A drop of StressAway rubbed into wrists as perfume

Eucalyptus Radiata Essential Oil

  • A drop of Eucalyptus Radiata in the corners of your shower to create a respiratory system supporting, spa-like shower

Learn More About Essential Oils

  1. Find out how to buy essential oils at wholesale prices (24% off retail), and get a free sign-up gift!
  2. Learn about even more uses for the 10 most popular Young Living essential oils.