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Elderberry Syrup Made In 3 Easy Steps!

Christina Peck, Hello I'm Christina

Elderberry Syrup Made In 3 Easy Steps!

Christina Peck, Hello I'm Christina

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4 Lessons (14m)
    • 1. Skillshare Intro

    • 2. Main Ingredients

    • 3. Adding Some Sweetness

    • 4. Closing

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About This Class

In this class I will be teaching you how to make and store Elderberry Syrup.

Elderberry syrup is said to have immune boosting properties and is one of my favorite supplements to make.

If you think it's too hard to learn how to start making your own natural supplements, you'll be pleased to know that it's very simple. Just take this course! 

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Christina Peck

Hello I'm Christina


Hi everyone!

My name is Christina Peck. I am a mother of four ( expecting number 5 in February 2021!), I'm a freelance writer, social media manager/marketer, health and beauty blogger/ vlogger, DIY specialist, model, actress and entrepreneur.  I’ve  had 10 years of experience in the entertainment industry while working in fast food from the ages of 15 to 28. I’ve done a number of runway shows and print, I’ve participated in plays, student films, music videos and have done some voice over acting as well. I started my own bath and beauty line in April of 2015. My goal was to bring in extra income and quit fast food all together. 

In 2016 my husband and I were offered a job working for his publisher at a television studio, Skywatchtv. So we mo... See full profile

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1. Skillshare Intro: Hi everybody. My name is Christina Peck and thank you so much for joining me at this class. Have you ever wanted to learn how to make algebraic syrup? You seeing a lot of these natural supplements that people are taking and some people are starting to make and you wanna know how to do it. Well, I have the perfect recipe for you. It's easy. And all you have to do is to follow the step-by-step instructions to make your very own natural supplements. So stick around. 2. Main Ingredients: Okay, so now for your ingredients, your main ingredients are going to be dried elder berries. You can get these at health food stores. You can get these off of Amazon. There are lots of great vendors on there. That's where I get all my stuff and I would love. And that is really the only thing you need. But I like to add a little bit of extra ingredients to mine for flavor because elders are very, very strong. I get rose hips. Rose hips are very high in Vitamin C. It's a good addition. And I add cinnamon cloves. And you can either use vanilla bean hole. You can make your own vanilla extract, or you can use store-bought extract. It doesn't matter. So what you're gonna do is you're going to start off with between 1 fourth cup and 1.5 cup of elder berries in a pot of 3.5 cups of water. So failure plot with 3.5 cups of water. Grab a measuring cup. I'm cap a fourth cup here. But I have a large family. I have for going on five kids. So we go through this during the fall and winter months. I'm going to use afford the MCAT. And it should equal out to be about six. This should get you about 16 ounces of syrup, so roughly two cups and add that. And then I do I dropped my lead. Apparently. I do a half cup of rose hips as well. And I have wholesome embark on which you can use your grandson a menu if you want. But when I'm going to do is I'm going to use half a teaspoon. Lie. Half apathy is when I'm going to put a full teaspoon of cinnamon FARC in there. For my batch. If you're making a big batch, I use between 1012 whole cloves. I had my pistol and my mortar out here, but you do not need to use it. If you have one, you can do ground up your cinnamon and your clubs, but it's fine to put it in narrow hole as well. 23456789101112. Okay. I love nulla. I am going to put some vanilla bean in there. I also bought this from Amazon. If you want to close up what rose hips look like when they come dried. These are good. You can use these row tips. I get the grant. They are organic ones from Chile, from an Amazon vendor. And you can use them for Pope R3 supplements. You can eat them, just eat them dry. My kids like to eat them dry. The very crunchy vanilla bean. And I'm not going to use the whole Bain. I'm going to cut it in half. And if you're going to use vanilla extract, I would use about a tablespoons worth. So I'll throw that in there. Half my spoon, like set up a little bit. And what you're going to do is you're going to put this on high until it starts to boil. Once your mixture, your water starts to boil, you're going to turn it to low and you're going to simmer it for between 50 minutes and an hour. You can take it off at 45 minutes if you if you really want to. So between between 45 minutes and our let it simmer after it starts to boil. And then I'll show you how to create your concoction from there. 3. Adding Some Sweetness: It has been almost an hour, and our syrup is ready to be removed from heat and we're going to finish it. So let me turn this off first. Sound of the way. Let me move this camera down so you guys can see it. It's okay. Let us see if I can get a good look. I really can't. Can I? Alright. It's steamy. I don't know if you've got some z it, but anyway, it's pretty dark. It's looking good. So what we're going to do. So I have a, I have a bowl and I have a strain or scepter rolling. This is how I'm going to strain my elder berries. Let's let that cool for a second and talk about what we have to substitute guys can see me using Q. I wish I had an automatic camera that followed way, but I don't right now. What you can do is now you're going to add a sweetener to it and you're going to have a cup of either Ronnie or any kind of honey you like, or a GAVI. Now, my, the reason why I haven't done so many teaching classes the past couple of years just because shortly after I started becoming a skill a skill share teacher, My son was diagnosed with leukemia. Now he's he's fine. He's in remission. But it's along it's been a long road and when his numbers are low, he cannot have honey due to bacteria. So I use a GAVI for him so he's able to take the supplements. And I also have a little toddler under to well, I guess you're still an infant. She's 19 months old. And so she also can she can not have honey right now. So I will use Ogilvy if she ever needs. I don't give her all debris reserve all the time. When there's a lot of people around. My two older ones are in school. So if there's a lot of colds going around, I boost their immune system and start giving them some algebra. So this one, I have one made with honey already. I'm going to make this one for the for my soon to be seven-year-olds and my little baby girl. And so I'm going to do one cup. Like GAVI. Looks like I have a little less than a cup, but it's going to have to do. And you're going to mix this altogether. But I don't have my mixture in there yet. I'll add my honey or my a GAVI at this, this batch. Set my sifter their toss that in there. Now I'm going now for the fun. Give me part going to pour me. Sure, I have this so you can see it. There we go. Let's do it that way and I'll kind of step out and get half my head. But let's look. I pour all of that in there. You're going to use, you want to press as much syrup. That's the medicinal part of your berries. Get as much of that into your mixture, into your syrup. Now you don't want to eat the elder varies. Now, there's a lot of, there's a lot of speculation on the bark of the old Bears and stems are there of delta barriers are poisonous, they contain cyanide. The various themselves do not contain a whole lot, but you wanna make sure you don't have any of the stems or the bark of the elder vary in any of your syrup. Set this aside. Another spoon here. Milestone. Mix this together. And then you're gonna take a mason jar, show you. I'm going to stick this in the mason jar and I'll tell you why. This is hot. Just came off the stove obviously. And you don't want your usually it won't crack, but having the metal in the jar will absorb any excess heat and prevent the jar from cracking. So that's what I'm going to down. So I'm going to use it. Okay. It looks like I made a little extra, which is perfectly fine. You can add that to another badge if you're making more or another mason jar. I won't I'm not going to close that right now. But you can let that cool a little while or you can put it in the fridge immediately without being without closing and the top lid and you can label it or keep it in the fridge and keep it in the fridge and it's going to be good for four to six weeks. And when you take it, they usually say take about a tablespoon a day. You can if you were fighting cold, you can take a tablespoon three times a day. I usually have my kids take one in the morning before they go to school or if I skip the morning, they'll take one before they go to bed at night. And so tablespoons as if you have a oh my goodness, a syringe. And if you have a syringe, you can pull it to 15 milliliters and that equals a tablespoon. And if not Zhou tablespoon. And that is how you store your elder reserve and that's how you make it. And then we're going to let this cool off for a little while and I'll be back for the closing. 4. Closing: There it is there. And how you make algebras are in a very simple, easy steps. And there are different ways to make it, or different ingredients you can add with the older berries. I have used licorice root, I have used peppermint. I've added akinesia of leaves and in Asia route it. You can add a variety of different things. This is just my favorite recipe. And once all the kids in the family enjoy around this time of the year, but I hope you enjoyed it and I hope to see you in another class shortly. Thank you. Okay.