I got tired of trying to find organic flavored syrups without all the nasty dyes, corn syrup, preservatives, and fake flavorings! I found a few, but they were pricey and, honestly, not all that delicious.
So I did what I usually do and I made my own!
The result? Way better than I even hoped! So I’m here to share! And be sure to try these in your homemade lemonade or create a custom soda by adding to sparkling water.
It’s super easy…so easy that I have to wonder how simple syrup producers stay in business! First, I’ll give you the sugar version and then I’ll give you the honey version for those wanting to avoid sugar. Ready?
- 1 C. Raw Organic Cane Sugar
- 1 C. Pure Water
- 1 C. fruit of your choice, washed and roughly chopped (combination suggestions below)
- 1 drop Young Living (YL) Vitality Citrus Essential Oil
- Add another complementary YL oil by using the toothpick method (basil, peppermint, bergamot, frankincense, spearmint, or lavender are good choices *)
Combine all ingredients in sauce pan and simmer for about 5 minutes. Let cool completely, and add essential oil.
*These are oils I use sparingly in this recipe. I recommend testing them out by using the “toothpick method” first – instead of using a whole drop. Or put a drop on a spoon and allow excess oil to drip off before stirring into mixture. Taste test. Less is best. You can always add more.
Fruit and Oil Combinations:
- Lemon Basil
- Strawberry Lime
- Cherry Mint
- Blueberry Lemon
- Honey Lavender/Lemon
- Grapefruit Bergamot
- Peach Mint
- Blackberry Frankincense
- Raspberry Spearmint (or Citrus Fresh)
- Peach Basil
- Mango Mint
For those wanting to avoid sugar, this infusion will be a fun and creative hit!
- 1 C. honey
- 1 C. pure water
- 1 C. fruit (optional)
- 1 drop essential oil*
Combine all ingredients in sauce pan and simmer for about 5 minutes. Let cool completely, and add essential oil. Hint: Honey tastes especially nice when blending lavender and lemon essential oils together. Be sure to garnish with lemon, mint leaves, and/or a sprig of fresh lavender.
*If using an overpowering oil (like basil) I recommend testing it out by using the “toothpick method) instead of using a whole drop. Or put a drop on a spoon and allow excess oil to drip off before stirring into mixture. Taste test. Less is best. You can always add more.
Store in a mason jar or glass container for up to two weeks. Label container before refrigerating.
Add syrups to lemonade, mixed drinks, fresh juices, sparkling water, or Ningxia Zyng! Lavender Lemonade with a bee pollen rim featured above.
Find the oils and Zyng you’ll need HERE. And, if you’re one of my customers, or if you want to become one, let me know and I’ll hook you up with the cute bottles I used, as well as my custom labels.