Elderflower for Your Skin: A Natural Way to Soothe, Hydrate, and Protect

Elderflower is a plant that is well-known for its medicinal properties. However, did you know that this gorgeous flower also has amazing benefits for your skin? In this article, we will discuss the benefits for your skin, why we use a healthy dose in our summer bar and how you can use it yourself.

Botany and history of elderflower

Elderflower, the delicate white blossom of the Sambucus nigra tree, has been used for centuries in traditional medicine and cuisine. Elderflower is a member of the Adoxaceae family, which also includes other flowering plants such as viburnum and honeysuckle.

Elderberry trees can grow up to 30 feet tall and produce fruit for 20-30 years. The blossoms appear in the late spring and early summer. They are small, white flowers that grow in clusters. The blossom is harvested by cutting off the flower clusters with a pair of sharp scissors

The ancient Egyptians were among the first to use elderflower. They used it to make a tea that was believed to promote longevity. The ancient Greeks and Romans also used elderflower, primarily to treat fevers, colds, and flu.

In the Middle Ages, elderflower was used to treat a wide range of ailments, including the plague. It was also used to make a variety of potions and ointments, including one that was said to protect against witchcraft.

Today, elderflower is still used for its many health benefits. It is also a popular ingredient in natural skincare and hair care products.


3 biggest skin benefits of elderflower

Soothes and hydrates the skin

Elderflower is a natural humectant, which means it attracts water to the skin. This makes it ideal for keeping your skin hydrated and plump. Elderflower is also known for its soothing and calming properties, making it a good choice for sensitive skin or skin conditions such as eczema and psoriasis.

Reduces inflammation and redness

Elderflower contains anti-inflammatory compounds that can help to reduce redness and swelling. This makes it a good choice for treating conditions such as acne, rosacea, and sunburn. Elderflower can also help to soothe the skin after shaving or waxing.

A Barrier against Blemishes

Elderflower’s antimicrobial properties act as a natural defense against blemishes and breakouts. It gently cleanses the skin, removing impurities and excess oil, while its anti-inflammatory action helps reduce the appearance of existing blemishes, leaving the skin clear and blemish-free.


Elderflower has many benefits for your skin, including improving skin texture, soothing the skin, cleansing the skin, and hydrating the skin. Try drinking elderflower tea, using the Elderflower & Lavender soap bar or making a toner to reap the benefits for your skin.

Elderflower is a safe and effective natural remedy for a variety of skin conditions. If you are looking for a way to improve your skin health, consider adding elderflower to your routine. 

Note: This article is for informational purposes only and should not replace professional medical advice or treatment.

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