Homemade Elderberry Syrup: Prevent and Treat Flus and Colds! #naturalremedies #herbalremedies #wellness #reclaimingvitality

Elderberry Syrup: Why My Family Takes it in Lieu of a Flu Shot Every Year (and How to Make your Own).



Elderberry syrup is one of the most important tools in my home apothecary for keeping my family healthy when there are colds and flus flying around. We take it almost daily during the sickness season and completely forgo the flu shot. Let me outline a comparison between elderberry syrup and the flu shot to illustrate why we do this. At the bottom of this post is a printable recipe so that you can make your own Elderberry syrup. Continue reading “Elderberry Syrup: Why My Family Takes it in Lieu of a Flu Shot Every Year (and How to Make your Own).”

Non-toxic Ways to Make Your Home Smell Amazing #non-toxicliving #naturalliving #essentialoils #reclaimingvitality

Non-toxic Ways to Make Your Home Smell Amazing (and Two DIYs)



You come home from work and the house smells funky. Hopefully you find the source of the offending odor, but even if you do, it might still be lingering. Why not light a scented candle? Why not spray a shot of air freshener? Why not use a plug-in room freshener? I thought you’d never ask. Let me tell you why. Continue reading “Non-toxic Ways to Make Your Home Smell Amazing (and Two DIYs)”

DIY Reusable Food Wrap #non-toxicliving #diy #reusablefoodwrap #reclaimingvitality

Homemade Reusable Food Wrap

food bowl with reusable food wrap

Making this non-plastic reusable food wrap seems like a fabulous idea to me on so many levels. First, there is the benefit to the environment. Second, you cut down on the amount of plastic that comes into contact with your food. Third, you can cut down on the amount of plastic wrap you buy. Fourth and probably most important, you get to pick out pretty fabric to make it out of. What’s to lose? Continue reading “Homemade Reusable Food Wrap”