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How to make your own "medicine" & stay cold & flu free!!

Immunity Boosting, Cold & Flu Workshop


YOURE INVITED to come make your own medicine, learn how to avoid sickness AND shorten the duration of cold and flu symptoms. 

We'll make Thieves Vinegar or Cold Care Capsules, Elderberry Syrup & whole-food, non-GMO Vitamin C! -- I'll take you through my repertoire for cold and flu fighting -- including essential oil use! :-))

I'll gather most of the supplies and you'll go home with a gallon jar of "brewing" Thieves Vinegar or Cold Care Capsules,  Elderberry Syrup, Vitamin C and an action plan to stay cold & flu free this season!



When: October 7, 8, or 14, around 10:00 am Let me know your preference  -- 90 minutes


Where: 25421 Cariz Dr., Valencia 91355 (my house:))

Cost:  $95 (includes 12-15 different organic herbs, apple cider vinegar, honey, jar, bottle, Vitamin C and know-how;0))  If you want to make both Thieves Vinegar and Cold Care, add $15.

***RSVP with your preferred date.

To hold your spot, bringing your check (or cash;0)) to class this week -- or drop it in my mailbox or under my mat.

I hope you can come!!   It's worth it!!    YOU'RE worth it!


Cold & Flu Killer -- Immunity Workshop!


Well, we did our first Immunity Workshop on Friday and it was a success!  I had a great group of women, working together, having fun and getting geared up for cold and flu season!


Here are a few pics of our event:



We made Thieves Vinegar & Elderberry Syrup for daily use as well as for acute conditions.  I take these two, mixed together as a little "shot," twice daily, morning and night for prevention of cold, flu and yeast infections.  When threatened by illness, I take this "shot" up to 4 times daily.    

**this is surely not a prescription, and is merely what I, personally, have done, with great success.

Click here for Thieves Vinegar and here for Elderberry Syrup

If you're a bit uncertain of making these yourself and you'd like to participate in a workshop, please contact me.  Maybe we can have another one!!  :-)


Immune Boosting Tincture

A tincture is a highly concentrated herbal extract.   If I'm using alcohol in my tincture, I usually mix it with a tiny bit of hot water, letting it sit for about 2 minutes before I drink it.  This allows the alcohol content to evaporate.  If I'm using vinegar or glycerine in my tincture, I mix it with a little water or take it straight. :)


  • Elderberries
  • Calendula flowers
  • Echinacea Angustifolia root (I like to use powdered root when I use glycerine rather than alcohol
  • Astragalus root
  • Optional:  Cinnamon, Lemon balm, Nettle, Clove, Eleuthero root
  • Alcohol - 80 proof such as vodka OR  Vegetable Glycerine


  • Fill a large jar 2/3 of the way full with the herbs
  • ALCOHOL:  pour the alcohol over the herbs, filling to within 1/4 inch of the rim
  • GLYCERINE:  prepare a mixture of 1/2 warm water and 1/2 vegetable glycerine, pour over the herbs, filling to within 1/4 inch if the rim
  • Seal tightly
  • Label on the lid and side of the jar -- contents and date
  • Store in a warm sunny place and shake gently every so often, for 4-6 weeks
  • Strain and bottle the liquid, storing in glass jars (preferably amber glass jars), in a cool dark cabinet.

To Use:

  • For an acute condition:  I take 1/4-1/2 teaspoon (this is equivalent to 1 dropper full -- 2 1/2 droppers full) every hour, or as often as needed (up to 1/2 tsp every 30 min.)
  • For chronic conditions:  I would take 1/2 teaspoon 3 times a day for 2 weeks.  
  • Discontinue use after 2 weeks, taking a 2 week rest period and then repeat this cycle as necessary.

An alcohol tincture will last for many years, a glycerine tincture will last or 2-3 years and a vinegar tincture will last for at least 1 year, maybe more. :-)


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