Elderflower or Sambucus are creamy white, five-petaled blossoms that grow in clusters on an elderberry bush. They have a sweet fragrance aroma that is sometimes described as fresh hay with mild aniseed notes.
What’s so special about elderflowers for your beauty and health?
Elderflower or Sambucus is rich in nutrients and antioxidants. Some of the nutrients in elderflower are bioflavonoids, choline, omega-3 fatty acids, omega-6 fatty acids, pectin and tannin. They also contain vitamin A, B-1, B-2, B-3 complex, and vitamin C. These give elderflower its anti-inflammatory, anti-cancer, and anti-viral properties.
Elderflower benefits for the skin include a softening and smoothing effect, anti-inflammatory and anti-wrinkle properties and it is great for all skin types.
Who wouldn’t want this in their skin care!
Youthful, age-defying skin with Sambucus
Elderflower has anti-inflammatory properties and is rich in vitamins, flavonoids and quercetin.
Elderflower contains antioxidants that protect against sun and other free radical damage. They have also been shown to promote circulation and are packed with vitamins A, B, C and E. These are excellent for firming the skin, improving the complexion and evening out the complexion.
Elderberries and elderflower, which are enriched with innate anti-aging and free radical-fighting properties, keep your skin radiant for longer. They are also rich in bioflavonoids that help prevent wrinkles from forming.
It is not about removing wrinkles or perceived flaws, but about nourishing your skin and striving for beautiful, healthy skin at any age.
Sambucus promotes healthy, clear skin
Elderflower, enriched with innate anti-aging and free radical-fighting properties, keeps your skin radiant for longer. They also act as a natural detoxifier and help prevent skin conditions such as irritations and pimples.
The antimicrobial and antifungal ingredients in elderflower help keep skin healthy and clear. They balance excess oils and thus help prevent pimples. Elderflower is ideal for cleansing the skin.
Elderflower helps with irritated skin
Reduces inflammation and soothes skin with antiviral benefits. They also act as a natural detoxifier and help prevent troubling skin conditions such as pimples, boils and scars.
Skin smoothing & pore minimization with elderflower
Elderflower is mildly astringent and thus helps refine the complexion. Its astringent properties tighten the skin, making pores smaller and less visible. Reducing pores to a healthy size has the benefit of making the skin look and feel smoother and fresher.
Elderflower Toner or Spray for the face
Combine 2 tablespoons dried elderflower with 3⁄4 cups hot water. After it cools, add an essential oil of your choice. Use it daily as a facial toner or facial spray.
Elderflower Facial Mask
Use 2 teaspoons of coconut oil,
1⁄2 tablespoon elderflower, and
1 teaspoon turmeric powder.
Combine all ingredients to a smooth paste. Apply to clean skin and leave on for 20 minutes. Rinse with plain water and pat skin dry. Your skin will be radiant and amazingly soft.
Elderflower-enriched body oil
Combine 15 dried elderflowers with 450 ml olive oil, cover and store in a warm place for two weeks. Strain the oil through a cheesecloth or sieve into the clean jar. This is also ideal as a massage oil. Typical shelf life is 6-12 months.