Magical Elderflower Benefits For Your Skin

Elderflower has many beauty benefits.

Elderflowers, with their creamy white, five-petaled blossoms, have many beauty benefits that can improve your skin and health. They are rich in potent antioxidants, vitamins, and nutrients that are beneficial to your overall health. Some of the nutrients found in elderflower include Bioflavonoids, Choline, Omega-3 and Omega-6 fatty acids, Pectin, and Tannins. They also contain vitamins A, B-1, B-2, B-3 complex, and Vitamin C, which give the elderflower its anti-inflammatory, anticancer and antiviral properties.

Elderflowers are a natural ingredient that can be used to promote healthy, youthful-looking skin. Their anti-inflammatory properties and richness in vitamins, flavonoids, and quercetin are beneficial to the skin, promoting blood circulation, making the skin firmer, improving the complexion, and evening out skin tone. Additionally, elderflowers are rich in bioflavonoids, which help prevent wrinkles from developing.

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, hair  and health.

 I have included some easy, cost effective ways for you to start benefiting from the goodness of elderflower today! Your skin will thank you for it!

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 reluminate beauty 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. 


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 minimising

Elderflower 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?

Elderflower Skincare

Use skincare products that contain this beautiful ingredient.

Like our natural Elderflower Facial Toner & Body washes. They all contain certified organic elderflower.

Our  Elderflower Facial Toner is an infusion of native elderflower, snowflower & aloe vera extracts, which nourish the skin leaving a dewy complexion and protecting your skin from environmental stressors.

rawbeauty skincare Elderflower Facial Toner Mist {refreshing & hydrating}

Our Natural Hydrating Body Wash With Lavender, Bergamot & Sandalwood contains elderflower extract & it gently cleanses, removing impurities and excess oil without stripping your skin of its natural moisture. Infused with moisturising ingredients, it leaves your skin feeling soft, smooth, and hydrated, providing a truly pampering experience. It is gentle enough for use by the whole family.



rawbeauty naturally Natural Hydrating Body Wash With Lavender, Bergamot & Sandalwood

It leaves skin feeling cleansed, moisturised and delicately scented.


Elderflower Hair Care

Elderflower can also benefit your hair in various ways. Its nutrient-rich and antioxidant properties help nourish and strengthen your hair, promoting healthy growth and preventing damage.

Here are some of the ways in which elderflower can help your hair:

  1. Promotes Hair Growth: Elderflower is rich in vitamins A, B-1, B-2, B-3 complex, and C, which are essential for healthy hair growth. These vitamins help to stimulate blood flow to the scalp, promoting hair growth and preventing hair loss.

  2. Conditions and Softens Hair: Elderflower contains natural emollients that help to condition and soften hair, making it more manageable and easier to style. Elderflower can help to reduce frizz and add shine to dull hair.

  3. Soothes Scalp Irritation: The anti-inflammatory and antiviral properties of elderflower can help to soothe and calm an irritated scalp. Elderflower can help to relieve itching and inflammation caused by conditions such as dandruff and psoriasis.

  4. Protects Hair from Environmental Damage: Elderflower is rich in antioxidants, which help to protect hair from environmental damage caused by pollution and UV rays. This can help to prevent hair damage and breakage, keeping your hair healthy and strong.

To harness the benefits of elderflower for your hair, you can use elderflower-infused hair products like our Ylang Ylang & Elderflower Hair Shampoo & Conditioner. 

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Elderflower tea

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.

Elderflower DIY recipes you can try at home

Elderflowers Facial Toner or Spray

Combine 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 Soak

It 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.
I hope you are inspired to start harnessing the magic elderflower benefits right now, whether it be through skincare, beauty tea or DIY beauty :-)
If you give it a try, I would love to hear how you find it in the comments below. 
Loretta is passionate about promoting confidence and looking your best at every age. She believes that beauty is not about perfection.
Beauty is what you reveal when you feel good on the inside – when you smile, when you treat yourself and others gently. When you have confidence in yourself, and when you truly embrace who you are.

Loretta is the founder of reluminate beauty - a natural, Vegan, cruelty -free range of Australian Skincare. reluminate beauty was created from a need to find gentle, effective skincare that her son with allergies & eczema could also use.


  • Anne Healy

    Loretta, I have been WAITING FOR THIS!!! FOR AGES!!

  • Anne Healy

    Loretta, I have been WAITING FOR THIS!!! FOR AGES!!

  • Sandra

    I like to buy some products.

  • Bev Olivero

    Enjoyed the info . Will try some of your naturals for skin later.

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