Bring 2 cups of water to a boil with the elderberries, rosehips, echinacea and cinnamon stick.
After it comes to a boil, reduce heat to low and simmer for 5-10 minutes.
Cover the pan, remove from heat and allow it to sit undisturbed for 30 minutes to allow the herbs to fully infuse.
Once the infusion is complete, strain the herbs.
Combine 1 cup of the herbal infusion with 1 1/2 cups of honey in a medium-sized saucepan. Don't use a small saucepan.
Set the extra liquid aside. If you combine it with some raw honey to taste, you’ll have a simple elderberry tea.
Heat over medium until the temperature of the mixture reaches 300 degrees. This will take approximately 30 minutes. You can test to see if it's done by putting a drop of the mixture into a glass of ice water. If it immediately hardens, it’s done. This is how I test my sore throat lollipops since we live at altitude and water boils at a different temperature than it does at sea level.
When your lollipop mixture is done, immediately remove your pan from the heat. Stir until the bubbles dissipate.
Pour the mixture into lollipop molds and insert sticks (or a small silicone mold if you prefer to make lozenges). Do this quickly before the mixture hardens in the pan.
Allow the lollipops to cool completely.
Once they’re cool, coat each side of the lollipop in slippery elm bark. The powder helps keep them from sticking together.
I prefer to store our lollipops in the refrigerator to keep them nice and firm at any temperature. They'll also be less likely to stick together.