homemade elderberry syrup in a container

How to Make Elderberry Syrup

  • Author: Krista
  • prep_time Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • cook_time Cook Time: 30 minutes
  • total_time Total Time: 35 minutes
  • yield Yield: 3 cups 1x
  • category Category: Essentials Oils
  • method Method: Stove
  • cuisine Cuisine: American


A recipe for how to make Elderberry Syrup with elderberries, honey and essential oils. A natural antioxidant anti-inflammatory immune boosting syrup your kids will love!



  • 1 cup dried elderberries
  • 4 cups water
  • 1 cup honey
  • 1 cinnamon stick
  • 4 drops of lemon oil
  • 4 drops of citrus oil
  • 4 drops cinnamon bark oil
  • 2 drops of clove oil
  • 2 drops of thieves oil


  1. To a large sauce pan add dry elderberries, water, honey and cinnamon stick.
  2. Bring to a boil. Reduce to simmer for 30 minutes.
  3. Strain the mixture into a large bowl or mason jar.
  4. Add lemon oil, citrus oil, cinnamon bark oil, clove oil, and thieves oil. Stir everything together.
  5. Store elderberry syrup in an air tight container (I store mine in a large mason jar) for up to 3 months.


* Stir before using.

** Adults can take up to 2 tablespoons per day. Childcare can take 1 teaspoon per day.


  • Serving Size: 1 tablespoon (adult) 1 teaspoon (children 2+)

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