Yes, we are here!

At MOTHER EARTH LIVING and MOTHER EARTH NEWS, we have been educating folks about the benefits of self-reliance for 50 years. That includes researching and sourcing the best books and products to help individuals master the skills they need in times like these and beyond. Our online store is open and we are here to answer any questions you might have. Our customer service staff is available Monday through Friday from 8a.m.-5p.m. CDT. We can be reached at 1-800-456-6018 or by email. Stay safe!


Take the Confusion Out of Infusion: How to Make an Elderflower Infusion


| 1/25/2011 10:11:52 AM


C.LeinbachCamille is a licensed aesthetician and operator of Autumn Moon Aesthetics. Her holistic skin care practice incorporates natural, handmade products, herbal therapy, aromatherapy and energetic bodywork. She encourages individuals to become more connected to their body and the Earth by creating natural products themselves at home. Visit her blog at www.skincareforyoursoul.blogspot.com.  

Here in Michigan, the cold season is in full effect. Although my family has been quite healthy this winter (knock on wood!), I like to have cold remedies on hand to be prepared when the need arises.

One of our favorite ways to alleviate cold symptoms is with a warm herbal infusion. Since my daughters are still quite young, elderflower is our plant friend of choice, providing safe relief that is tasty for little ones. A warm elderflower infusion acts to gently break up congestion in the lungs and sinuses. Being a diaphoretic, elderflower also encourages perspiration, which can in turn assist in lowering a fever by cooling the body.

(Click here to view a picture of American elderflower.) 

While an elderflower infusion is absolutely amazing just on its own, my daughters and I decided to play around with some additional ingredients to make it even lovelier. The ingredients were all purchased both easily and affordably in the bulk section of our local health foods store.



The strawberries, elderberries and orange peel give the blend a sweet, happy, fruity flavor, while the rosehips and hibiscus add a punch of tartness packed with vitamin C.



Subscribe today and save 58%

Get the latest on Healthy Living and Natural Beauty!

Mother Earth LivingRedefine beauty and embrace holistic living with Mother Earth Living by your side. Each issue  provides you with easy, hands-on ways to connect your life with the natural world -- from eating seasonally to culinary and medicinal uses of herbs; from aromatherapy and DIY cosmetics to yoga and beyond. Start your journey to holistic living today and you’ll discover all the best and latest information you want on choosing natural remedies and practicing preventive medicine; cooking with a nutritious and whole-food focus; creating a nontoxic home; and gardening for food, wellness and enjoyment. Subscribe to Mother Earth Living today to get inspired on the art of living wisely and living well.

Save Money & a Few Trees!

Pay now with a credit card and take advantage of our earth-friendly automatic renewal savings plan. You’ll save an additional $5 and get six issues of Mother Earth Living for just $19.95! (Offer valid only in the U.S.)

Or, choose Bill Me and pay just $24.95.




Facebook Pinterest Instagram YouTube Twitter

Classifieds


click me