EO Cough Syrup by Vintage Remedies


Our household has never tried this, but the source is trusted.

If you have never taken EO’s internally, or one of these EO’s are new to you, take a smaller dose first to see how your body will react. It is better to take smaller amounts first, when trying something new. Remember when in doubt don’t!

Do not take while pregnant or breastfeeding. For children ages 7+. Do not substitute a different Eucalyptus (E.) for E. Radiata.

For more information on using essential oils to treat ailments, check out  Vintage Remedies Aromatic Medicine Course.

*This formula was provided by Vintage Remedies.


Elderberry Syrup

Elderberries have been clinically shown to prevent and reduce flu symptoms. It has also been shown to help reduce the duration of colds, respiratory illnesses (head colds, bronchitis, sinus infections), and boost the immune system. Sambucol is a great brand and can be purchased at local grocery stores (Walmart, Walgreens, etc.) and natural stores. Sambucol for Kids is also available for children 2-10. For those with dietary restrictions, Sambucol Sugar-Free is available. Herbs for Kids has an amazing blend for children called Sweet Elderberry. Herbs for Kids can be found at most natural stores such as Natural Grocers, or online at Amazon.

Below is a recipe for DIY Elderberry Syrup and a link to Elderberry Gumdrops. Make sure to check out our Q & A page to get answers to some of my frequent elderberry questions!

***Elderberry syrup should not be used with those by those with an active autoimmune disorder as it can stimulate the immune system. Ask your doctor if you are unsure if you should use it. Elderberry syrup is safe for lactating and pregnant mothers. When ingested the benefits will pass on to the child. DO NOT give to children under the age of 2.   ***  Continue reading “Elderberry Syrup”

Recap: Essential Oil Ingestion Webinar

The following information is a synopsis of what was covered in The Essential Oil Ingestion Webinar, it is by no means everything discussed nor written verbatim. Some words have been added to help with clarification or rephrased as a question in place of a subject heading.

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Gummy Bears for Coughs

My most favorite winter go to recipe for coughs is wild cherry and astragalus lollipops. I recently took the recipe and turned it into gummy bear lozenges. My daughters love the lozenges because they feel like they are getting more, when really they are getting the same amount as a lollipop. Sneaky, right! The lozenges are fun because it lets you give them to a younger child without worrying about them choking.

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Digesting Essential Oils

Ingesting essential oils is such a touchy subject. There are people who are strongly for it and those that are vehemently opposed. Then you have those who say everyone, including our babies, should be ingesting them and spouting reasons why. Just to make it even more fun you have the makers of oils jumping into the mix saying why you should use their product and how you should be using it.

I don’t know about you, but all these opinions and facts makes my head spin and I am left with more questions than answers. How do I know if it is safe to have my infant, or child, or even myself take these oils internally? If I do decide to try it, am I doing it right? What happens if my child accidently overdoses?

Regain your balance with an evidence-based approach to essential oils with a FREE webinar provided by Jessie Hawkins. This free webinar is about an hour long and starts Nov. 2nd at 11am central time. It will help demystify the hype and controversy surrounding essential oils. To learn more about the webinar simply click here.  If you are interested, but unable to attend, I will be providing an overview of the webinar Friday, Nov 4th and answering any questions you may have.

My hope is that this webinar will help ease the tension behind essential oils.