Elderberry Syrup DIY Kits – For Immune and Respiratory Support

59 customer reviews


Looking to make your own elderberry syrup? Our Elderberry DIY Kits make it easier than ever!  No need to overbuy herbs or spend time researching for the best recipe. Simply boil in water and add honey, syrup, or a sweetener of your choice. Each kit makes about two cups of syrup, which is enough to last one month for a family of four.

We offer two options: Cough and Cold, and Immune Support. Cough and Cold is intended for added support while sick, and Immune Support is designed for daily consumption to support your immune system. You can’t go wrong with either of these recipes!

Key Ingredients in Cough and Cold:

Key Ingredients in Immune Support:

ABSOLUTELY NO colors, flavors (natural or artificial), preservatives, added sugar, sodium benzoate, citric acid, acetaminophen, ibuprofen, top allergens (corn, soy, nuts, gluten, dairy, fish) or other junk!

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Elderberry has been a powerful respiratory illness fighter for years. But the elderberry syrups you find on the store shelves are full of extra ingredients that aren’t good for you, and they’re full of sugar. We made these elderberry kits so that you can know exactly what you’re getting and be in control of how sweet you want to make it, and what you want to sweeten it with!

Our syrup kits are special because we don’t just use elderberries alone. We also add other immune-supporting and anti-inflammatory herbs to create a tasty herbal remedy that powerfully fights cold and flu symptoms.

We offer two kits: Immune Support for daily use to help protect the family from illness and Cough and Cold to soothe the sniffles, sore throats, and coughs. Keep both in the house year round to promote overall wellness and recover quickly should sickness occur. Complete directions are included with each elderberry syrup kit. To make each kit, all you need is water and raw honey, maple syrup, or organic sugar.


  • Immune modulator
  • Supports respiratory health
  • Helps with occasional coughs
  • Helps with cold and flu symptoms
  • Calms allergies and allergic responses
  • Anti-bacterial properties
  • Anti-viral properties
  • Rich in Vitamin c
  • Rich in antioxidants

Don’t love your product? Contact us within 30 days and we’ll refund your money. The best way to reach us is through email at [email protected].


Complete Ingredients:

Cough and Cold:

  • Elderberries*
  • Ceylon cinnamon chips*
  • Turmeric root*
  • Whole cloves*

Immune Support:

  • Elderberries*
  • Rosehips*
  • Ceylon cinnamon chips*
  • Astragalus root*

*Certified organic ingredients





Astragalus Root


Turmeric Root


Combine the elderberry and herb mixture with 4 cups of water and bring to a boil. Cover and simmer for 10 – 15 minutes, then remove from heat and let it sit for 20 – 30 minutes. Strain, and add 1/2 cup raw honey and additional water, if needed, to make 2 cups. Check out the video tutorial here.

Take daily or at the first sign of illness as needed:

  • Ages 1 – 5: 1/2 tsp
  • Ages 6 – 12: 1 tsp
  • Ages 13+: 2 – 3 tsp


Cough and Cold: Safe for ages 1+. Safe for use while pregnant or breastfeeding.

Immune Support: Safe for ages 1+. Safe for use while pregnant or breastfeeding.

Shelf Life: 1 year. Safe for 6mo+. Use caution when using honey in formulas intended for babies under a year old. Safe for use while pregnant or breastfeeding.

These statements have not been evaluated by the FDA and this is not intended to diagnose, treat, or cure anything.


Q: What is the difference between this and Elderberry Elixir?

A: Elderberry Elixir is a concentrated tincture in either glycerin or alcohol. Elderberry syrup is not as concentrated so your dose per day is larger.

Q: What is the difference between the two kits?

A: Immune Support is for daily use to help protect the family from illness. Cough and Cold is to soothe the sniffles, sore throats, and coughs.

Q: If I swap out the honey for maple syrup, can I give this to my child under the age of 1?

A: Yes!

Q: Will taking Elderberry syrup cause me to have a “cytokine storm?”

A: Elderberry can increase the production of pro-inflammatory cytokines, which may be associated with a cytokine reaction and severe complications.  But, elderberry has never explicitly been associated with a cytokine storm nor causing any problems with immune function.

You can read more in depth information here.

Q: Is it safe to take Elderberry syrup if you have an autoimmune disease?

A: Elderberry is safe for most people, but we recommend caution for individuals with autoimmune diseases and those on blood thinners. Caution is warranted in individuals with autoimmune conditions. We recommend trying elderberry for immune support when not sick to see how you’ll react to it.  Don’t try it for the first time when sick. If you find you respond negatively to elderberries, astragalus root may be a better option.

Q: Can I take Elderberry syrup for all viral illnesses, or just cold and flu?

A: Elderberry syrup can be taken for all viral illnesses due to the nature of the herbs we use! All of the herbs can be used to aid your immune response to all viral illnesses, not just the cold and flu viruses.

Q: How much does this make?

A: Approximately 2 cups.

Q: What is the shelf life of this kit? What about the dry ingredients?

A: Shelf life is one year for the dry ingredients. Shelf life for the syrup is one month if refrigerated.

Q: I followed the instructions but there was hardly any liquid left!

A: If you feel like there isn’t much liquid left, you can add water to the finished product. Dosage will not change.

Q: Do you boil it the whole time?

A: Once the water has reached a boil, you add the spices and then turn the water down to a low simmer for 15-20 minutes. After that, remove it from the heat and let it cool for 20-30 minutes before adding your sweetener of choice.

Q: Does it need to be refrigerated?

A: Because there are no preservatives it will need to be refrigerated to last you a long time.

59 reviews for Elderberry Syrup DIY Kits – For Immune and Respiratory Support

  1. Ashley Boland (verified owner)

    Elderberry is a necessity in my house and I was really happy to find one that isn’t filled with sugar and preservatives. It didn’t make as much as the bag said it was going to, but it tasted great and has been keeping my family healthy. I also love using it as a cough syrup or to soothe my throat throughout the day with a half a teaspoon of it as needed

  2. Sydnee (verified owner)

    I was not happy with this product at. All. I followed directions and it came out bad. I will not recommend this was a product from earthly I will not buy again. Wasted my money.

  3. Mary (verified owner)

    It says 3oz but really was only 2.4oz. It also doesn’t make nearly as much as it says. Beyond that, it turned what was an annoying respiratory cold into a major stomach sickness. I love a lot of Earthley products but this will not be ordered again.

    • Emilie Cubino

      We are so sorry that you had this experience with this product. Thank you for your honest review. We have passed this along to our team. You can find our Return Policy here: https://earthley.com/faq/return-policy/

  4. Brittany Lauzon (verified owner)

    Super simple to make at home even with three littles who constantly need my attention! We usually buy from a local lady but recently moved so thought I’d try and make it myself. This kit made it SO easy!

  5. Chantal McDougal (verified owner)

    I enjoyed doing this since I usually make my own elderberry syrup but it ended up being more expensive for me to do it this way.

  6. Stacy Council (verified owner)

    This elderberry syrup kit is so easy to make. I make gummies with it for our whole family. The kids love them and it doesn’t have the added sugar that the store bought gummies have.

  7. Annette (verified owner)

    Love this and have bought as gifts as well. Easy to make and can also be frozen once prepared. Great to have on hand!

  8. kara (verified owner)

    delicious flavor. helped me and my 2y/o son quickly get over CV19. the only “complaint” i have is that the instructions are different on the package compared to what’s on the website. doesn’t stop me from buying it though!!

  9. Sharon Arnold (verified owner)

    I love this kit. I love making my own syrup and know what is in it. I love the extra spices in the kit.

  10. Emma Finn (verified owner)

    Really great product to have all year round for those run-down times.

  11. Aleta (verified owner)

    I would give this 5 stars, but I found that our mix became very gelatinous instead of syrupy. It was still delicious though and I would recommend it to others

  12. Hannah Knodel (verified owner)

    My kids and I made a batch of this back in the spring. It was really simple to make, and made the house smell fantastic! I felt like it kept really nicely in the fridge and my kids actually enjoyed the taste of it.

  13. Hannah (verified owner)

    My kids and I made a batch of this back in the spring. It was really simple to make, and made the house smell fantastic! I felt like it kept really nicely in the fridge and my kids actually enjoyed the taste of it.

  14. Amber Reinhart

    I got this for my children but I have been using this since I work in healthcare. The DIY kit was simple to make and the taste is great!

  15. Jennifer Sattlee

    Honestly, I’m really confused by all the great reviews of this product because I thought it was awful. I am a huge fan of Earthley products and use a bunch of them daily, so I’m not trying to talk bad about this company, but this product was highly disappointing. I followed the instructions exactly as stated on the package and ended up with about 4 oz once it was made. Then, it didn’t stay in liquid form to make for easy consumption. The texture was very jelly like. Even if it would have been liquid, the taste was still pretty bad to me. I really hate to leave bad reviews, but with all the great ones on here I felt like a different perspective was needed. I will still continue to purchase all the other Earthley products that I love, but this one is a no go for me.

  16. Ashley Statham (verified owner)

    It tastes great and it was easy to make!

  17. Donna (verified owner)

    I have been using the elderberry syrup kit for almost a year now. I was so happy I had ordered this just before Covid hit. I have been taking this every single day since February. And with my fibromyalgia and my irritable bowel syndrome I have stayed healthy. Thank you so much for this syrup that is so easy to make and take every single day to stay healthy in these crazy times.

  18. Darla McLerran (verified owner)

    These kits are awesome. They are an essential part of our overall wellness routine. We take some everyday and it definitely helps to avoid illness, and when we do get sick, it helps to reduce the duration.

  19. Katie Tozi (verified owner)

    I love this product! I have been making my own elderberry syrup for years now, and finding this product just made it more cost effective and easier for me to make! My kids love the taste, it’s super easy to make and works great for keeping the immune system strong!!

  20. Jordan Long

    I homeschool our daughter & this was such a fun project to do! She was so proud that she made this! Will definitely be buying more!

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