Elderflower has many beauty benefits.Who would have thought that such pretty creamy, white, edible elderflower blossoms would pack such a punch when it comes to potent antioxidants, vitamins and goodness for your skin and health.
Firstly, What Are Elderflowers?Elderflowers are a creamy white, five-petaled blossom which cluster into bunches on an Elderberry shrub. They have a sweet scent aroma sometimes described as fresh hay with mild anise notes.
Whats so special about Elderflowers for your beauty and health?
Elderflowers are nutrient & antioxidant rich. Some of the nutrients found in Elderflower include Bioflavonoids, Choline, Omega-3 fatty acids, Omega-6 fatty acids, Pectin and Tannins. They also contain vitamins A, B-1, B-2, B-3 complex, and Vitamin C. These give the elderflower its anti-inflammatory, anticancer and antiviral properties.
Elderflower Skin benefits include skin softening & smoothing effects; anti-inflammatory & anti-wrinkle properties & is great for all skin types.
Who wouldn’t want this in their skincare!
Here are some of the amazing Elderflower beauty benefits
1. Youthful, Age Confident Skin
Elderflower has anti-inflammatory properties and is rich in vitamins, flavonoids and quercetin.
Elderflower contains anti-oxidants that protect against sun and other free-radical damage. They have also been shown to promote blood circulation and are packed with vitamins A, B, C, and E. These are excellent for making the skin firmer, improving complexion and evening out skin tone.
Infused with innate anti-aging and free radical fighting properties, elderberries and elderflower, keep your skin radiant for longer periods. They are also rich in bioflavonoids which help prevent wrinkles from developing.
It is not about removing wrinkles or supposed flaws but rather nurturing your skin & striving for beautiful, healthy skin at every age. I believe in looking & feeling your best version of YOU- naturally! If you would like to read more about the WHY behind rawbeauty skincare please click here to go to the Founder Loretta's Story :-).
2, Promotes Healthy Clear Skin
Infused with innate anti-aging and free radical fighting properties, elderflowers, keep your skin radiant for longer periods. They also act as a natural detoxifying agent and help prevent skin conditions like irritations & breakouts.
The anti-microbial and anti-fungal compounds found in elderflower help to keep the skin healthy and clear. They balance out excess oils helping to prevent breakouts. Elderflowers are ideal for cleansing the skin.
Thats why both of our beautiful natural hydrating body washes contain certified organic elderflower extract. Like our Elderflower Body Wash below.
It is a blend of raw, organic elderflower extract & pure lemon myrtle leaf oil which rejuvenate dry, dull skin. Click here to check it out.
3. Assists With Irritated Skin
Reducing inflammation and calming skin with antiviral benefits. They also act as a natural detoxifying agent and help prevent distressing skin conditions like breakouts, boils, and scars.
4. Skin Smoothing & Pore minimisingElderflower are mildly astringent so are helpful in refining the complexion. The astringent properties cause the skin to tighten, reducing the size and appearance of pores. The reduction of pores in the skin to a healthy size has the benefit of making the skin look and feel smoother and fresh.
So how can you start harnessing theses magic elderflower benefits right now?
Use skincare products that contain this beautiful ingredient.
Like our raw beauty naturally body washes. They both contain certified organic elderflower.
Our Lemon myrtle & Elderflower Body Wash, is a hydrating natural body wash containing certified organic elderflower extract & lemon myrtle essential oil. It is gentle enough for use by the whole family and has been found to assist in relieving a wide variety of skin conditions, including eczema, psoriasis & acne.
We also have a Natural Hydrating Body Wash With Lavender, Bergamot & Sandalwood.
It leaves skin feeling cleansed, moisturised and delicately scented. PRIZE WINNER IN THE 2021 & 2022 BEAUTY SHORTLIST AWARDS 🏆🏆
2. Beauty from the inside out
Elderflower tea contains vitamin C, which is important for the health of your skin, blood vessels, tendons, and ligaments. They also protect the skin from harmful free radicals.
The detoxifying effects of the antioxidants found in elderflower tea can help to regenerate and repair cells by protecting your body from oxidative stress, which can lead to common chronic diseases.
The high content of vitamin C and the antiviral properties make elderflower tea great option for fighting colds and keeping your body hydrated. Rawbeauty elderflower lemon myrtle body wash softens & protects the skin from environmental aggressors with a potent dose of antioxidants.
3. Elderflower DIY recipes you can try at home
Elderflowers Facial Toner or SprayCombine 2 tablespoons of dried elderflowers with 3⁄4 cup of hot water. After it has cooled down, add an essential oil of your choice. Use it daily as a facial toner or facial spray.
Elderflower Face mask
Use 2 teaspoons coconut oil,
1⁄2 tablespoon elderflowers, and
1 teaspoon turmeric powder.
Combine all the ingredients to make a smooth paste. Apply onto clean skin and leave for 20 minutes. Rinse it off with normal water and pat dry. This will make your skin glow and be amazingly soft.
Elderflowers Infused Body Oil
Combine 15 dried elderflower blossoms with 450ml of olive oil, cover and keep in a warm place for two weeks. Strain the oil through a cheesecloth or sieve into the clean jar. This is ideal as a massage oil also. Typical shelf life is 6-12 months.
Elderflower Steam Facial
Add a handful of dried elderflower to 4-6 cups of boiling water. Once the heat has reduced to a safe temperature, drape a towel over your head and the bowl. Hold your face 10 centimetres above the water and enjoy the facial steam for 5-10 minutes.
As the steam opens up your pores and helps loosen any buildup of dirt, your skin will benefit from the elderflower’s natural antioxidants and antiviral properties.
Elderflower & Lavender Bath SoakIt is well-known that steaming is very beneficial for your skin but when you take it by adding elderflowers in your steam it becomes more effective. The natural antioxidants cleanse the skin.