What's the Scoop?

  • Elderberry Syrup: A Natural Cold and Flu Remedy

    So how does elderberry syrup work its magic? Elderberries contain antiviral compounds called flavonoids, which may inhibit the replication of viruses and boost the immune system when taken in syrup form. Pretty cool, right?

  • Cold & Flu Season is here.

    Have you gotten yourself ready?  You don’t have to lock yourself inside all winter, there are practical ways to prepare for this season. Taking Elderberry Syrup is a long-time, natural, preventative option that people have used for centuries. 

  • The Elderberry Club

    Why should you sign up for The Elderberry Club?  Read this to hear why!

    1) It's the easiest and cheapest way to buy Sweet 'n Simple Elderberry

    2) The benefits are too good to pass up.

    3) We don't compromise on our quality.

    Sign up for this subscription to get your bottle each month!

  • Sweet 'n Simple - As Nature Should Be

    Walk along with me as I get interviewed about my small business beginnings.  Hear the successes and advice I'd give to other entrepeneurs.
  • Why is Elderberry Syrup so Popular?

    It is really important to understand the potential cautions and side effects from using elderberry as a natural healing aide. Read what tips to consider when choosing local elderberry syrup.  What should you look for on the label.  What should you stay away from?
  • What are Elderberries?

    There are many herbs that can help with the common cold and flu symptoms, such as elderberry. In fact, this is often what elderberry syrup is used for. 

    If you are looking to learn more about elderberry, including its health benefits and ways it can be used, you have come to the right place.

  • Fragrance - Who Regulates This Anyway?

    Many products list “fragrance” on the label, but very few name the specific ingredients that make up a “fragrance.” Why? Wellllll..... This term was created to protect a company’s “secret formula.” So as a result, they can hide a myriad of ingredients behind the Fragrance and not disclose them.
  • SLS - Does it help or hinder?

    Sodium Lauryl Sulfate (commonly known as SLS) is what makes shampoo, hand soap, and body wash lather.  Many people think the more something lathers, the better it cleans.  There are many reasons to stay clear of this chemical.
  • Phthalates - The Nasty Stuff

    Phthalates can harm our bodies and are hardly ever listed on ingredient lables.  This yucky chemical is often included in the generic word "Fragrance".  Unfortunately, Phthalates can disrupt our endocrine system, cause reproduction issues, and even cause cancer.

     

    Want to learn more?  Here's a link to all the studies mentioned and many more: 

    http://www.safecosmetics.org/get-the-facts/chemicals-of-concern/phthalates/ 

  • Synthetic Colors - Enjoy the Rainbow, or not?

    Are artificial colors and food coloring that bad for us?  What is the government doing about this health concern?  Do other countries allow a different amount of food dyes?
  • Parabens - The preservative we can do without

    Parabens are harmful preservatives that reek havoc on our bodies.  Most of the issues have to do with our reproductive organs and hormones.  Studies have found there are three main disruptions caused by parabens.
  • Petrochemicals - What are they and how can I spot them?

    What are Petrochemicals?  How do I find them in household products?  Why are they bad for me?  Read this post and find out these answers!