About Us

Produced locally on Johns Island
Sea Island Organics

As a culinary educator and nutritionist I set out to reimagine a unique, nutrient-rich elderberry syrup that my family would look forward to taking every day. Other syrups were heavy, grainy and overly sweet which didn’t taste good or feel healthy. We know that fresh is best and less is more so why not apply those qualities to elderberry syrup? My freshly-made, small-batch syrup is crafted locally with the best mix of just five simple, wholesome ingredients. The result is a bright-tasting, clean, delicious product that’s unlike other brands. Think of it as a smooth and velvety concentrated juice rather than a sticky syrup. The other big difference? My syrup is considered a beneficial food, not a drug or supplement. That means my process passed strict inspections with the South Carolina Department of Agriculture, a unique distinction for elderberry syrup. You will see a Nutrition Fact Panel on my bottles, not a supplement list.

We are proud to be:

  • SCDA-inspected
  • DHEC-permitted
  • ServSafe-certified
  • Certified SC Product

We are passionate about creating a trusted, beneficial, and delicious product that’s a perfect addition to your family’s healthy lifestyle. Enjoy daily, stay well!

Minde Herbert The Elderberry Lady

Freshly Made
We Always
  • Use premium, fresh, and/or organic ingredients for optimum potency and flavor.
  • Hand-craft weekly in small batches - fresh is best!
  • Maintain strict food safety protocols mandated by DHEC and ServSafe® - our kitchen has an "A" rating.
  • Take pride in creating a stellar product that's delicious, clean, and effective.
  • Produced locally on Johns Island.
Highest Safety Protocols
We take food safety very seriously.

We utilize the highest food handling safety and kitchen cleanliness protocols mandated by the state - our kitchen consistently earns an "A" rating. Our process has a coveted Registration Verification Certificate (RVC) from the South Carolina Department of Agriculture, a unique distinction for elderberry syrup. We're ServSafe® certified, a program accredited by U.S. Restaurant Association, ANSI, and the Conference for Food Protection. We are a "Certified SC Product", the only elderberry syrup to hold this designation in the state.

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Shipping, Pick-ups and Deliveries

Local to the Charleston area? We offer local pickups and porch deliveries on Johns Island, James Island, Mount Pleasant, West Ashley, the Peninsula and North Charleston. If you are in the Charleston area, and we deliver to your area, you will have the option to select local delivery at checkout. We'll e-mail you within 48 hours of receipt of payment to confirm details.

Not local? We ship our delicious syrup nationwide twice a week on Monday and Tuesday. All other products ship Monday-Friday. Tracking information will be e-mailed to you upon receipt of payment. Please refrigerate syrup immediately upon arrival. We offer FREE SHIPPING on orders over $75. (in the United States). 

Return/Refund Policy

If any items are damaged in transport, please send a photo of what you received. We will replace any items damaged in transit free of charge. To process any refund/replacements, orders must be marked as delivered. (We cannot process refunds or replacements for orders still in transit). Unsatisfied with a product? Please email us at hello@seaislandorganics.com and we'll make it right!

What is the suggested serving for elderberry syrup?

Some people ask use what "dose" they should take. We don’t talk “doses”, we talk “servings”! After all, we’re a beneficial FOOD -- not a drug. Our syrup is delicious and effective on its own or you can splash into your favorite drinks or smoothies. Serving frequency may be increased to every 3 hours if desired. -1-12 Years of Age: 1 Teaspoon -Adults: 1 Tablespoon

Our syrup is not recommended for children under 1 year of age – it contains raw, unpasteurized honey which can be risky for certain individuals. If you'd like our syrup without honey, try the Craft-it-Yourself Kit and sweeten to your liking with your sweeter of choice. (Try agave, maple syrup, date sugar, Erythritol or Stevia.)

What is the shelf life of your elderberry syrup?

When stored properly in the refrigerator, our elderberry syrup will last at least 90 days. Taken daily, you’ll consume it long before it expires! Look for the “Best By” date on the bottom of each delicious bottle to ensure maximum freshness and potency. (Pro tip: Make sure you place the syrup on a fridge shelf, not the door. The inside door of your fridge is typically the warmest area that is fine for condiments, but not so great for freshly-made, preservative-free elderberry syrup!)

Does your elderberry syrup need to be refrigerated?

Yes, please! Our syrup needs to stay chilled since it’s freshly made in small batches and doesn’t contain any preservatives or shelf-stabilizers. Please refrigerate immediately upon arrival.

How are you different from all the other elderberry syrups?

Our reimagined elderberry syrup is a product you’ll look forward to taking every day.

  • Our unique double-filter process ensures an extra-smooth consistency, never heavy or grainy like other brands.
  • Every batch is freshly-made every week to ensure maximum potency and deliciousness. You choose fresh veggies – your syrup should be fresh too.
  • We are small batch makers – no mass production for us.
  • No artificial anything. Ever. (No dyes, flavors, refined sugars or additives.)
  • We are a FOOD. Our clean and bright-tasting recipe is considered a FOOD by the SCDA, not a drug or supplement. “Let food be thy medicine, and medicine be thy food.” -Hippocrates
What’s in your elderberry syrup?

We only use the best mix of FIVE premium organic ingredients: organic elderberries, raw honey, organic and fresh ginger root, organic cinnamon, organic whole cloves (and purified water). We support local and regional purveyors when possible. Additionally, we take great care in creating every small batch. Other brands’ shelf-stable syrup is achieved by “hot-filling” – a process that super-heats ingredients and degrades nutritional value. Our proprietary recipe calls for adding our premium ingredients at just the right time and temperature to maximize potency, effectiveness, flavor, and consistency.

What does this elderberry syrup taste like?

Our clients tell us our handcrafted syrup tastes like “Christmas”, “comfort”, and “health”. We love that! Not too tart, not too sweet - our unique syrup is clean and bright-tasting, never heavy or grainy. Each of the five clean ingredients was chosen specifically for its health benefits and to create a nutrient-rich blend that you’ll look forward to taking daily.

How often should I take elderberry syrup?

Most take our elderberry syrup daily; some take it during times of seasonal changes. It’s up to you! Enjoy a shot with your breakfast, splash some into your smoothie at lunch, or add a touch to your nighttime drink. There’s no wrong way to take elderberry syrup. Have fun, mix it up, and enjoy!

I lost the instructions for the Craft-it-Yourself Organic Elderberry Syrup Kit - how do I make it?

Here's what you do:

SIMMER elderberry and spice-filled steeping bag with cinnamon stick in 2 cups of water for 30 minutes. Let cool to body temperature.

SQUEEZE all the liquid from the steeping bag and discard with cinnamon stick.

SWEETEN with your choice of sweetener. (We prefer raw honey.) Whisk in 1/4 cup and add more until it's sweetened to your liking.

STORE in an air-tight glass jar or bottle for 3-4 months.

SAVOR... enjoy daily!

If you have an on-going health issue and/or have concerns about whether you should take organic elderberry syrup, please contact your physician or healthcare professional.