The power of the Elderberry!

Elderberries are known to be anti-viral and have immune-boosting properties. They are used to prevent colds and flu, and quickly get rid of sickies. The elder flower can increase production of the anti-inflammatory, infection-fighting cytokines in our bodies—I don’t really know what that is, but sign me up! For profiles on this herb, more scientific explanation, and for purchase, visit:mountainroseherbs.com, http://wellnessmama.com/5913/elderberries-herb-profile/.

DIY Homemade 1-Homemade Elderberry Syrup for strong Immune Systems

Flu season is over, but this syrup is great if you live in viral town like I do. No complaints though-I love where I live, but viruses are rampant all year long. Anti-viral Elderberry Syrup is great to keep you and your family’s immune system strong. I ordered Elderberry Powder from Mountain Rose Herbs and made this recipe: http://homestead-honey.com/2014/02/24/how-to-make-elderberry-syrup/. You can also find other recipes that uses fresh or dried elderberries.

DIY Homemade 2-Elderberry Gummies for my little kids

My little ones will NOT take a spoonful of elderberry syrup everyday, so these gummies are easy and fun. Kids even helped me make them. I made my elderberry syrup first and then Elderberry Gummies from this recipe: http://wellnessmama.com/4599/flu-busting-gummy-bears/.

Healthy Honeybee

Buzz Buzz Buzz. I’ve always felt like a little bee buzzing around searching, learning, and striving to have a healthier home, healthier kids, healthier meals, healthier habits, and a gracious thankful attitude about everything. My name is Andrea and I am truly a “Healthy Honeybee”. I am a happy busy mom of three and I adore my family. I love to cook, clean, and always try to find more time to sit on the floor and “play” with the kids which really means jump on mommy time. Hubby’s job keeps us moving and starting over every 2-3 years which keeps my inner travel bug alive and my active planner mind always churning. On my webpage and blog, I hope you will buzz along with me learning and striving for having a healthier home and a healthier life. I will share tips, stories, and lots of research about my favorite food recipes, homemade personal care and cleaning products, exercise, essential oils, and more. I hope that you learn, laugh, and find easy solutions to make your life healthier.