FAQ

Frequently asked questions

WHAT IS ELDERBERRY SYRUP? WHAT ARE THE BENEFITS?


Elderberry syrup is a health remedy with immune boosting properties. The elder plant has many medicinal uses including: combating colds, flu, and allergies when taken daily. Black elderberries (Sambucus nigra) themselves contain many vitamins such as A, B, and high vitamin C. The health benefits shown while using elderberry are: 1. Has been shown to lessen the severity and duration of colds and flu. www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4848651/ 2. According to Dr. Axe, he lists 9 health benefits which include: cold and flu relief, sinus infection aid, lower blood sugar, natural diuretic, natural laxative, encourages skin and hair health, eases allergies, may help prevent cancer, and may also improve heart health. https://draxe.com/elderberry/




WHAT IS IN OUR SYRUP?


We use (Sambucus nigra) Organic elderberries, local Texas honey (raw and unfiltered), Organic ginger, Organic ceylon cinnamon, Organic cloves, organic star anise. We also offer a non honey version which is made with Organic coconut nectar.




WHAT'S THE RECOMMENDED DOSAGE?


Whether you take preventatively year round, daily, or when ill all dosage would be the same. For daily immune support: Adults~ 1-2 TBSP/daily Child~ 1-2 tsp/daily With illness symtoms: Adult & child~ 3-4x's/day until well Disclaimer: I am not a doctor and cannot diagnose or treat specific illness or symptoms. This information is not meant to replace the advise of a medical professional.




HOW DO I STORE MY ELDERBERRY PRODUCTS AND HOW LONG DO THEY LAST?


Our elderberry syrup must be refrigerated and will be good for up to 150days. Each bottle will have a date made written on it. You can also freeze our syrup in silicone ice cube molds for up to 6 months. Just thaw when needed. Our gummies must be refrigerated and sealed tightly after each use. They are good up to 2-3 weeks if stored properly. We like to freeze ours on a cookie sheet when we have an abundance. Once frozen we then transfer to a silicone bag and keep in freezer. Just thaw when needed. We like that they thaw very quickly.(We love that it thaws quickly for our sometimes impatient little ones!!) MOM APPROVED! Our compostable bags of Dry Kits can be stored up to a year unopened. Once made you must refrigerate and can be used for up to 90 days. Just like our pre-made syrup you can also freeze your own DIY syrup if you have an abundance.




HOW MUCH ELDERBERRY SYRUP DOES MY FAMILY NEED?


This is one of our most asked questions. We provided a guide at our markets and knew it would suit yall on our site! Here is a quick reference based on your family size/monthly: *One adult: 16 oz *Two adults: 32 oz *One child: 8-16oz *One child, one adult: 32 oz *One child, two adults: 48 oz *Two children, two adults: 48-64 oz The suggested quantities above are based on each family member taking their dosage of syrup once daily during the syrups's storage life. An adult recommended serving dosage is 1-2 TBSP. Children serving doage is 1-2 tsp. Due to the allergies in some areas of the US, we have customers who take our syrup year round. Some use it daily for it's amazing immune boosting properties or when they are showing symptoms of cold and flu. You may choose how it suits your family's needs. Disclaimer: I am not a doctor and cannot diagnose or treat specific illnesses or symptoms. This information is not meant to replace the advise of a medical profesiional.




WHAT MAKES OUR ELDERBERRY PRODUCTS DIFFERENT FROM THE STORE BOUGHT KIND?


There are so many differences that distinguish us from store bught, but the top 2 would be: 1.We use premium Organic ingredients to offer the best quality, taste, and medicinal properties with each batch of syrup made. We are free of additives, preservatives, stabilizers, emulsifiers, and dyes. We use raw, unfiltered local honey which has natural, enzyme properties, minerals, and amino acids proven to improve seasonal allergies. We do not "hot pour" our elixir which allows us to retain all the medicinal components and beneficial enzymes from the honey. 2. Cost: we are half the price of most "Organic" store bought syrups which have additives, emulsifiers, glucose, and dyes added to them.




WHY IS MY SYRUP LIKE A JUICE CONSISTENCY AND WHAT IS AT THE BOTTOM OF MY JAR?


*Because we use real, simple ingredients! We don't add any artificial preservatives, stabilizers, emulsifiers, or dyes to our syrups to thicken them, just organic, raw honey and organic coconut nectar. *The sediments you may find in your elderberry syrup is the result of the spices we use during the making process settling down at bottom of the bottles. We have even had customers find tiny particles of beeswax and pollen due to the raw, unfiltered honey in their elderberry syrup containg honey. Just give your bottles a good shake!




ARE THE ELDERBERRY PRODUCTS SAFE TO TAKE WHILE PREGANANT OR NURSNING?


We have customers who take elderberry syrup during pregnancy and nursing with no complications. Elderberry is also approved by multiple lactation consultants. However, we always recommend consulting with your OBGYN or doctor when taking any new herbal supplement. Disclaimer: I am not a doctor and cannot diagnose or treat specific illness or symptoms. This information is not meant to replace the advise of a medical professional.




IS ELDERBERRY SAFE FOR KIDS?


It is safe over 1 yr of age. It is not safe for infants, which is why we offer a non honey version made with coconut nectar. Our syrup is great for kiddos, boosting their immune systems to combat cold/flu/allergies. Disclaimer: I am not a doctor and cannot diagnose or treat specific illness or symptoms. This information is not meant to replace the advice of a medical professional.




DOES THE ELDERBERRY INTERACT WITH MEDICATIONS TAKEN?


If you are taking any mediciations or herbal supplements, we advise you to contact your physiciain or healthcare professional before using any new herbal supplement.




ANY TIPS TO TAKE OTHER THAN JUST STRAIGHT?


You can add your syrup to smoothies, drizzle over yogurt, sparkling water, kombucha, apple cider vinegar, make a mocktail, or mix in with your maple syrup to add to your pancakes or waffles. Click on our recipe tab for immune boosting recipes! We don't recommend adding the syrup into anything hot, as it destroys the medicinal properties of the raw honey!




ARE YOU IN ANY RETAIL LOCATIONS?


Our syrup is at Taste of Texas Fine Foods & Specialty Items. Located at 310 S. Main St., Burnet, Tx, 78611. It's in our plans to expand to more retail locations very soon, if you are interested in puchasing our products for your small business, Contact us!




WHERE CAN LOCAL AUSTIN AREA CUSTOMERS PICK UP?


1. NW Austin/ Cedar Park- Sprouts @ Lakeline Blvd. 2. NW Austin- HEB @ 620/ Anderson Mill 3. Cedar Park/ Leander/ Liberty Hill/ Round Rock/ Pfluggerville/ Georgetown- Costco(Cedar Park) 4.Cedar Park/ Leander/ Liberty Hill/ Round Rock/ Pfluggerville/ Georgetown- Old Town Leander Farmer's Market on Saturdays. Click on events. 5. Central Austin/ South Austin- Whole Foods Gateway @183. 6. Central Austin/ South Austin/ Westlake/Dripping Springs- The Village @ Westlake 7. PPU for established customers




WHEN USING THE ORGANIC BATH SALTS, WHAT IS THE BEST TEMP? CAN THEY BE USED IN THE SHOWER? WONT ALL THE FLORAL INGREDIENTS MAKE FOR A MESSY CLEANUP?


We personally like warm,comfortable to sit in bath water. Every one is different so you may choose the bath temperature that suits your needs. Be careful not to put too hot as it may cause serious harm. You can most definitely use in the shower. We like placing the bath salt mixture into our muslin bag and hanging in our shower either in the water stream or above for a spa like treatment. We recommend having enough steam, before getting into shower so that the ingredients have opened up with all their scents to fully benefit from the aromatherapy! The bath soaks can make a mess,but when placed in the muslin bag (check store page to purchase) and used properly there is little to no mess. Just a relaxing bath to melt and relax into.




HOW DO I APPLY THE MAGNESIUM OIL SPRAY? WHY DOES IT HAVE A STINGING SENSATION?


We find it best to apply on the torso, arms, on the inside of the thighs, or the feet (this is great for little ones). The tingling,stinging sensation is common especially when you first begin to use it. This is normal and usually subsides with use. If after 20 minutes, it is still bothersome, you may rinse of in shower. From the feedback we have gotten, most like to apply at night. Disclaimer: I am not a doctor and cannot diagnose or treat specific illness or symptoms. This is not meant to replace the advice of a medical professional.