Natural Health

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Elderberry has long been hailed for its immune-boosting properties, and it tastes delicious! It can be taken daily, as a preventative, or more often during times of illness. Made with dried organic or responsibly wildcrafted elderberries & elderflowers, ginger root (fresh or dried), Cinnamon, Clove & raw local honey. We have planted elderberry bushes here at Cottonboro Farm, and I am hoping to be able to offer our own FRESH elderberry syrup eventually (Sadly, not happening this year. Berries didn’t develop.)

Bottled Syrup:

4 oz. $12-$14

8 oz. $20-$24

(Prices vary due to cost of elderberries & local honey.)

Elderberry Syrup Kit:

Great to have on hand to make yourself when you feel your immune system needs a boost! Simply add water, simmer, strain and add honey. Comes in a heat-sealed zip-lock bag for air-tight storage. Contains dried elderberries, ginger, cinnamon and clove.

3.5 oz. Bag / $15

Wild Cherry Cough & Cold Syrup (Currently Sold Out. See ElderCherry Syrup below!)

Made with fresh wild cherries from our own trees and dried wild cherry bark. Also includes supportive herbs that may help sooth the respiratory tract, expel mucus & calm spasmodic coughs. Includes fresh ginger root, licorice root, hyssop, slippery elm, marshmallow root, sweet cinnamon, elecampane & horehound. Honey added after infusing. May be used for dry or wet coughs.

Glass Amber Bottle: 8 oz. $20.00 / 4 oz. $12.00

Refrigerate for longer shelf life. Add a touch of good quality brandy for additional benefits and as a preservative if you like.

ElderCherry Cough & Cold Syrup

This syrup is the same recipe as the Wild Cherry Cough Syrup (above) I make in the fall, with a couple of exceptions. Since the wild cherries are not available, I use dried elderberry, which give the added benefit of strengthening your immune system, although the taste will be a bit different. I still use the wild cherry bark, which is imperative for helping to ease that cough! I’ve also added linden leaf and flower to the recipe due to it’s ability to help ease sore throats, fevers and respiratory issues. This current batch contains a combination of fresh & dried ginger & raw local and Grade A honey.

Available in three sizes:

Glass Amber Cone Cap Bottles: 16 oz. $32.00 / 8 oz. $20.00 / 4 oz. $12.00


This infused raw apple cider vinegar tonic has been depended on for ages to provide vitamins and minerals during the winter months or times of weakness and fatigue. I make it in the fall, which is the best time to harvest many of the herbs and dig up the roots needed for the recipe.

Fire Cider is so effective, it created quite a stir for Rosemary Gladstar, to whom the original recipe is attributed to. When a start-up company trademarked the name and began legal proceeding to keep other herbalists from using it, Rosemary fought hard in court for the natural health community’s right to sell the product and use the name. You can read more about Fire Cider’s history and Rosemary’s fight here. Your support of small businesses like mine and community herbalists truly does make a difference.

The recipe varies each year depending on what’s available to harvest. The current batch contains Horseradish, Onion, Garlic, Ginger, Cayenne Pepper, Turmeric Root, Peppercorns, Dandelion Root, Yellow Dock Root, Burdock Root, Astragalus, Lemon & Rosemary Leaf infused in raw apple cider vinegar with raw honey added.

Fire Cider with Raw Local Honey Added

4 oz. / $12.00

8 oz. / $20.00


Joint Gel

Another product for those achy joints and muscles. Warming relief from a blend of cayenne peppers, arnica and ginger root infused into rice bran oil. White camphor essential oil may help to relieve the pain and swelling of arthritis and lavender is great for easing muscle tension.

$12.00 / 2 oz. Jar

Muscle & Joint Oil & Cream 

1 oz. Spray or Pump (Oil) – $10.00   2 oz. Jar (Cream) – $15.00

NEW! 1.5 oz. Roller Bottle – $18.00

The oil is a base of extra virgin olive oil solar infused (double marc) with arnica flowers, then loaded with essential oils specific to easing discomfort and swelling and provide gentle warmth.  The cream adds Coconut Oil and Beeswax for those who prefer a thicker application.

Essential Oils in product:  (White) Camphor, Eucalyptus, Sage, Sweet Marjoram, Wintergreen, Rosemary, Cinnamon Leaf, Copaiba, Peppermint, Lavender, Ginger, Palmerosa, Turmeric, Clove, Juniper Berry, Pink Pepper, Blue Chamomile, Sweet Birch, Carrot Seed, Blue Yarrow & Helichrysum


This sunscreen provides the needed protection against UVA and UVB sun rays without harsh chemicals, while keeping your skin lubricated and moisturized at the same time. Goes on slightly white, but body heat and sun will melt it into your skin quickly. The non-nano, uncoated zinc oxide, as well as some of the protection values in the oils, will give this sunscreen an SPF of at least 20, and likely higher. Peppermint oil has the added benefit of repelling insects.

Contains Coconut Oil (SPF8), Sweet Almond Oil (SPF5), Beeswax, Shea Butter (SPF5), Non-nano, uncoated Zinc Oxide (20% of product for 20 SPF), Vitamin E and pure Peppermint Essential Oil.

$12.00 / 2 oz. Jar

“The Skin You’re In” Cream

Thick, soothing cream for dry, itchy skin patches, such as eczema and psoriasis, rashes, and irritated areas. This cream may also be used as a face cream for acne or rosacea. (Test a small area first to see how your skin responds to it.) Because this cream is made with babassu oil, it is a good cream for those who are allergic to coconut oil. (If you use a cream and your skin just keeps getting drier and drier – it’s a good sign you are having a reaction to the coconut oil in it! Check the label.)

Contains Sweet Almond Oil, Rosemary hydrosol, Aloe Vera Gel, Water, Babassu, Borage, Jojoba & Sesame Oils, Beeswax and Vitamin E. Added essential oils are Bergamot, German (Blue) Chamomile, Helichrysum, Frankincense & Manuka.

$20.00/2 oz. Jar

Rose Infused Calamine Lotion

Old faithful for stopping the itch, without the added chemicals. For use on bug bites and rashes. Rose infused Witch Hazel, Rose Kaolin Clay & Baking Soda.

$12.00/5 oz. Jar


      Arnica Salve.

$18.00 3.5 oz. Tin, $12.00/2 oz. Jar or $9.00/1.5 oz. Tin

Great for strains, sprains, bruises, sore muscles, arthritis, etc.

Contains Arnica Montana blossoms infused in olive oil and beeswax.

     Calendula Skin Balm

$18.00/3.5 oz. Tin

$10.00/1.5 oz. Tin

$7.00/1 oz. Tin

A gentle salve for all forms of skin irritations.

Ingredients:  Calendula Infused Extra-Virgin Olive Oil, Beeswax, Pure Lavender, Myrrh & Tea Tree Essential Oils

Red Clover Salve

Our most popular salve and a best-selling product! A miracle worker for any variety of skin conditions, whether it just be dry, chapped skin or a stubborn rash that nothing else will touch. I have many customers who swear by this salve.

$18.00/3.5 oz. Tin

$10.00/1.5 oz. Tin

$7.00/1 oz. Tin

      St. John’s Wort Salve   

$18.00/3.5 oz. Tin

$10.00/1.5 oz. Tin

$7.00/1 oz. Tin

May be used as an all-purpose salve for burns, cuts, bites, sores, etc. St. John’s Wort is an an excellent herb for use with nerve damage and pain. It’s anti-viral properties make this salve excellent for use during shingles and herpes outbreaks.

Ingredients:  Solar Infused St. John’s Wort and Calendula (Olive) Oils, Beeswax, Calendula Flower, St. John’s Wort & Comfrey Leaf

      “My Friend Melissa”  Cold Sore Relief

$6.00/.5 oz. Tin

I spent a lot of time researching this product, thanks to my battle with those awful cold sores!  Put this on as soon as you feel that first “tingle”.  This has been very helpful to me in keeping a blister from forming.  I have had great feedback on this product by others as well.

Ingredients:  Herbal Infused Olive Oil, Beeswax, Lemon Balm (Melissa!), Calendula, St. John’s Wort, Sage, Wild Cherry Bark, Comfrey Root, Essential Oils of Lemon, Benzoin, Oregano & Tea Tree, Vit. E.


Anxiety – The calming blend of Bergamot, Cedarwood, Ho Wood and Vetiver in a base of Yarrow infused olive oil.

Itchy Skin – Gentle German Chamomile & Manuka essential oils sooth itchy spots caused by irritated skin or problematic skin conditions like eczema. Roll-on bottle makes it easy to apply to targeted areas. Base oils are a blend of Camellia Seed, Jojoba and Evening Primrose. A final touch of Frankincense resin adds a pretty, as well as helpful, touch.

Menstrual Cramps – Essential oils of (fresh) Ginger, Geranium, Clary Sage, Sweet Marjoram & Cinnamon Bark in a base of Sweet Almond Oil

Neuropathy Discomfort (NEW!) – A blend of herbs, carrier & essential oils that may offer relief for the symptoms of nerve damage and neuropathy. Ingredients include Extra-virgin Olive, Sunflower, Evening Primrose & Hemp Seed Oils, St. John’s Wort, Frankincense, Myrrh, Black & Cayenne Pepper, Cypress, Copaiba, Peppermint, Wintergreen, Camphor & German (Blue) Chamomile.

Tension – A blend of essential oils that may help to alleviate tension headaches that, for some, can turn into migraine. Great to keep at your desk! Peppermint, Wintergreen, Clove and Ginger Essential Oils in a base of Yarrow infused Olive Oil.

Vertigo – Formulated to address moments of light-headedness or spells of vertigo. Basil, Helichrysum, (fresh) Ginger, Tea Tree, Frankincense & Lavender Essential Oils in a base of Fractionated Coconut Oil.

Price (Unless otherwise noted):

10 ml Roller Bottle (Stainless Steel Roller) – $10.00

5 ml Roller Bottle (Stainless Steel Roller) – $ 6.00