Small Business Saturday at Beaches Green Market

I’ll have all your immunity and cold and flu season needs today at the #beachesgreenmarket at Jarboe Park in Neptune Beach from 2-5p today! #farmersmarket #shoplocal #smallbusinesssaturday

I’ll have samples of this lovely Immunity-tea as well as Elderberry Syrup, Cold and Flu Tincture, Eucalyptus Chest Rub, Fire Cider Tonic and lots of other lovely herbal goodness to keep you and your loved ones well this holiday season. Come on out and see for yourself! #herbalist #immunity #herballove #plantmedicine #herbalmedicine #themanifestnest

PS look at this amazing tea cup made by my traveling potter friends @journeying_jacksons What a lovely surprise gift. #grateful #pottery #fulltimervers

It’s a beautiful day for the Farmer’s Market!

It is a amazingly gorgeous day today! A stark change from the cold and windy Saturdays past.

Come on out to the Beaches Green Market at Jarboe Park in Neptune Beach from 2-5p.

I have all your health and wellness needs! A fresh batch of Elderberry Syrup, Immuni-Tea, and Anti-Inflammatory Tea. As well as other lovely herbal needs.

 

This Saturday, Making Elderberry Syrup Class!

There’s still room in this Saturday’s Making Elderberry Syrup Class!

In this class we will be making our own Elderberry Syrup.

Elderberry Syrup is one of the most esteemed cold and flu remedies in herbal medicine.

Elderberries are known for their fabulous immune-enhancing properties. They are also antiviral and have been known to reduce the duration of flu symptoms to mere days. They are also excellent at clearing mucus from the sinuses and reducing inflammation in the respiratory system.

Elder flowers are an excellent diaphoretic, meaning they help induce sweating, which helps the body reduce fevers.

Combined with raw, local honey and other excellent immune-enhancing, anti-viral, warming and calming herbs like Echinacea, Ginger, Cloves and Chamomile you can make an excellent syrup that even the most finicky people in your life will willingly take.

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In this class you will make a 4oz bottle of Elderberry Syrup from start to finish, like the one pictured above. You will learn the medicinal properties of the herbs you will use. As well as, have a basic understanding of how to make medicinal syrups that are honey based, which can be applied to other medicinal syrups such as cough syrup, hibiscus or ginger syrups. You will also leave with a booklet that contains the Elderberry Syrup recipe and everything else you learned in the class for future reference.

SPACE IS LIMITED SO SIGN UP TODAY!

Click HERE to get your ticket and reserve your spot!

CLASS COST: $35 — INCLUDING TAX AND MATERIALS

WHEN: SATURDAY, JANUARY 27TH, 2017

WHAT TIME: 1PM TO 3PM

WHERE:
THE MANIFEST NEST
805 AMBERJACK LN.
ATLANTIC BEACH, FL 32233

CLASS SIZE: 8 PEOPLE

TEACHER: HEATHER SHEPPARD

For more information or questions please call Heather Sheppard at 808-782-5406 or email themanifestest@gmail.com or visit our website at www.themanifestnest.com

September Hiatus at The Manifest Nest!

 

What a whirlwind Hurricane Irma has been. I hope that each and every one of you are healthy and well. I know that many of you either sustained some damage from the storm or know someone who has, my heart goes out to each and every one of you.

In the wake of Irma I am not going to have any events, classes or farmer’s markets until October! I apologize for any inconvenience that this may have for any of you, but please know that I am here at the Apothecary if anyone needs anything. 

I know that I have been feeling a bit emotionally taxed, stressed, and that my adrenals and immune system are both suffering because of it. I have a great supply of herbal needs at this time should you be feeling similar and need some herbal support.

I have my Restorative Tincture that is full of adaptogens to help the body deal with and overcome the side effects of stress. Both my husband and I have been taking this 2x a day and it has really helped.

I have both Fire Cider Tonic and Elderberry Syrup to help your body boost immunity and to fight off any cold or flu symptoms.

I have a few new products as well!

I have a Skin Bliss balm that is specific for rashes, eczema and psoriasis.

I also made a batch of Herbal Insect Repellent which is great for all the bugs that have been around after all this water and flooding. (And don’t forget my Anti-Itch Salve if the bugs have already gotten you.)

Again, I hope that all of you are recovering physically and emotionally from the storm, and if you can help your neighbors and friends as they recover, please do so.

Take time for yourself as well: get a massage, go to the chiropractor, watch a funny movie, get some ice cream that wasn’t lost in the power outage, and nourish your body with whole foods and herbs. Whatever soothes your soul do so.

Hurricane season is only half over, and even when it is not natural disasters at our door, the universe will send us challenges that help us to grow and expand. Sometimes, it is necessary to retreat inward in order to find the strength to grow and expand and that is ok too.

Again, please don’t hesitate to contact me should you need any herbal products or an herbal consultation. You can find more information here.

Kind thoughts,
Heather

808-782-5406
themanifestnest@gmail.com

Elderberry Syrup

Here at The Manifest Nest Herbal Apothecary we have been hard at work building immune systems and flushing out fevers. As soon as one of our favorite 3 year old princesses came down with a fever we got straight to work making a syrup that is not only extremely effective, but also tasty enough that she was asking for more.

Today we made a brand new batch of Elderberry Syrup chock full of Organic Elder Berries (Sambucus nigra) and Raw, Local, Wildflower Honey.

Elderberries are excellent for immune support. They are full of vitamin C, are anti-viral, and great at combating colds and flus. We have also added Organic Ginger (Zinger officinale) for its warming and decongesting effects, and its ability to aid upper respiratory issues, colds, flus and sore throats. Organic Chamomile (Matricaria chamomile) was added for its ability to relieve aches, pains, headaches, and reduce fevers. Chamomile is also excellent at supporting the nervous system and ensuring a restful sleep. As a strong diaphoretic (sweat inducer) Organic Yarrow Flowers (Achillea millefolium) take the stage for fever reduction. A few whole Cloves (Syzgium aromaticum) were added for their antiseptic and antispasmodic (suppression of muscle spasms) effect. Instead of the sugar often found in traditional syrups, we used Raw, Local, Wildflower Honey for its sweetness as well as its ability to suppress coughs and its antiviral, antibacterial properties.