Homemade Soda Benefits + Recipe

We’ve all heard it before, the sodas we’ve loved since childhood can cause numerous negative health effects. But did you know it’s super easy to make a healthier soda at home? 

Sodas are typically full of added refined sugar, high fructose corn syrup, and empty calories. They’re just liquid sugar!

At Nature’s Flavors, we specialize in crafting natural and organic flavoring. So, we’re going to show you how to make a healthier version of this nostalgic beverage. Let’s go over the 3 perks to making your own homemade soda! 

Our Homemade Strawberry Soda is a sweet and refreshing summer treat.

All the Taste, None of the Artificial

When you craft some delicious homemade soda, you get to decide what kind of sugar goes in and how much. Organic cane sugar is unrefined, obtained from sugar cane, and it may be a better option for you than table sugar.

Flavor to Your Liking

Typically when you buy a pack of soda, it’s just one flavor. But when you make your own soda, the flavor can depend on your imagination! But if you want a classic cola, Nature’s Flavors Organic Cola Syrup is made with organic cane sugar and nothing artificial! 

How about a strawberry lime-carbonated drink? Simply combine a strawberry and lime syrup into carbonated water! The only limit is how many flavored syrups you have! And at Nature’s Flavors, we have nearly 100 Flavored Organic Syrups

Or, add a shot of your choice of vodka, for a fizzy cocktail! 

Environmental Friendly

Every time you decide to make your own beverages and food, you are making a sustainable choice! Fast food restaurants require so many disposable products that aren’t necessary if you were eating at home or bring your own lunch. 

Also, homemade sodas require significantly less water to produce compared to mass production. Plus, without the need for aluminum cans, there will be less waste in our landfills. 

Research shows, “Beverage containers typically comprise 40% to 60% of roadside litter in non-deposit states”

So, homemade soda isn’t just a better alternative for your health, but the health of our planet too!

Sum it All Up

Choosing to make your own flavorful fizzy drink is beneficial for you and your family’s health. You get to decide the flavors and the ingredients to use. Plus, it’s better for the environment! 

If you liked this read, check out our blog 6 Ways to Use Nature’s Flavors Natural & Organic Snow Cone Syrups!

Nature’s Flavors Homemade Strawberry Soda

Our Homemade Strawberry Soda is a sweet and refreshing treat without artificial ingredients. Luckily, the measurements for this recipe works for any other Organic Flavored Syrup you may want to use! Here's a tasty tip; mash the berries in the glass before pouring syrup for a mouth-watering berry flavor.
Course Drinks
Cuisine American
Servings 1

Equipment

  • Glass or Sealable Glass Bottle
  • Measuring Spoon
  • Mixing spoon 

Ingredients
  

Instructions
 

  • Pour 1 tbsp of Nature's Flavors Organic Strawberry Soda into a glass. (You can add more or less based on your taste preferences.)
  • Pour 1 cup of carbonated water into the glass with syrup.
  • Stir the mixture until combined.
  • Garnish with berries
Keyword all natural, carbonated water, diy, homemade, soda
Tried this recipe?Let us know how it was!

Latest Trends: TikTok, Papaya, & Parasites

Do you suspect that you have a parasite living inside of you? Maybe you’re nauseous all the time, have constant diarrhea, or can’t seem to get rid of a headache. Here at Nature’s Flavors, we are all about being natural, but sometimes natural remedies can do more harm than good.

The good news is that all of those symptoms are non-specific, meaning that they might be pointing to a less serious situation or illness. However, you may have been scrolling through TikTok one day and come across someone else with these same symptoms, and they tell you that it’s…. parasites! 🤢

While they may be offering up some great advice on how to get rid of them, such as eating some papaya seeds, don’t scare yourself too much. In fact, it is actually highly unlikely for you to actually have a parasitic infection. A point often overlooked when it comes to social media is that you should never self-diagnose. If you ever think something is wrong, your best bet is to give your doctor a visit. Papaya seeds are natural, however, these types of infections should only be treated with anti-worm medication.

Parasites

Now that we’ve covered what not to do, let’s talk about those parasites and papaya seeds! Parasites are little organisms that live on or inside a host organism. If you ever do develop a parasitic infection, you would be considered the host. Parasites eat any glucose you consume, which is a part of most diets. The most common, human parasites are protozoa, giardia, helminths, and tapeworms. They may sound super scary, but they are far more common in tropical countries than they are in the U.S.

Papaya

Now let talk a little bit about those papaya seeds. Papaya in general is absolutely packed with nutrients, including Vitamin A and C, as well as fiber and healthy fats. This makes papaya great for helping with digestive disorders, but it should not be depended on. In fact, consuming too many papaya seeds at one time can increase nausea, headaches, and diarrhea, which doesn’t help you out at all!

The Bottom Line

All in all, you have to be very careful with what you believe on social media. We all have stumbled upon helpful tips through our use of social media, but that doesn’t mean you should believe everything you see. Natural and holistic healing is one of the things we do best here over at Nature’s Flavors, but we highly encourage researching everything before trying it.

If you would like to read up on some all-natural tips and tricks, check out Manage Your Stress With Aromatherapy or Add Citric Acid Powder to Your Kitchen + Recipe!

Essential Oils that Will Defeat Allergy Season!

Many of us suffer from allergies. The sneezing, the watery eyes, the runny nose…it’s literally the worst! Luckily, here at Nature’s Flavors, holistic health is naturally embedded into our products. Let’s talk about a few essential oils that will help you conquer allergy season!

Which Essential Oils Should I Use?

The first oil is an oldie but a goodie! It’s literally the one essential oil that we all know and love… lavender! Undoubtedly, lavender is the solution to all of our problems. Well, just kidding, but it is pretty amazing. In addition to allergies, lavender helps with sleeplessness, stress, and even disinfecting! When it comes to allergies, lavender will provide you with relief because of its anti-inflammatory properties. Basically, if lavender was a superpower, I would want it to be mine.

Next up is a dreamy blend of ravensara, sandalwood, and frankincense essential oil. This combination will help your allergy symptoms by relieving those itchy and runny noses. Moreover, these essential oils will unblock stubborn nasal passages and stop the annoying sneezing.

Eucalyptus oil is another anti-inflammatory that is great for allergies! In addition to tea tree, you can use peppermint and lemon essential oil to help you find that allergy relief you’re looking for.

How Do I Use Them?

We have definitely talked about aromatherapy here on the blog before in regard to stress, sleep issues, and even aches and pains. The same method can be used for allergy relief. After reading the list above, pick out a few of those essential oils and throw them in a diffuser with some water. Depending on the size of your diffuser and the size of your room (or house), the diffuser will fill your space with those essential oils. Not only will it smell realllyyyyyy good, but you will be reaping the benefits of the various properties within the essential oils. This is what’s going to ultimately help you feel some allergy relief.

Occasionally, you may want to switch up the way you use your essential oils. No problem! All you have to do is purchase a carrier oil such as almond or jojoba, and add your essential oils to it. This turns your usual diffuser cocktail into a versatile body oil. Furthermore, you can add drops of your essential oils to bath salts, body wash, or even your favorite lotion. This way, you can get some allergy relief in the morning after your shower or when you are winding down with a bath.

The Bottom Line

Essential oils are great for allergy relief! They are all-natural and can provide you with more benefits than just allergy relief. Shop our all-natural and organic essential oils here. 😉