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The Benefits of Elder Flower for Your Skin

 

There are many benefits of Elder Flower for your skin. Discover how this ethereal bloom from the Elder tree, not only soothes and rejuvenates your skin but also enhances your spirit with its gentle, nurturing essence.


What are Elder Flowers?

Elder Flower is a gift from the Elder tree, scientifically known as Sambucus nigra. It's a stunning sight in full bloom, with clusters of tiny, cream-colored flowers that exude a delicate, sweet fragrance. Traditional herbalism has celebrated Elder Flower for centuries, not just for its beauty but for its profound benefits for skin care, mind, and spirit.

Harvesting Elder Flower is a practice of patience and respect. As the flowers peak in late spring, they're gently collected, ensuring the plant's vitality remains unharmed. 

These blossoms are dried or used fresh, often infused into teas, tinctures, or, as in our apothecary, blended into skincare formulations. This careful process retains the flower's potent properties, allowing its full essence to be captured to deliver the myriad of health benefits Elder Flower can offer.

Benefits of Elder Flower for the Skin

Soothes and Protects
Elder Flower is truly a protector and soother–its cooling properties work to quell irritation, offering solace to irritated skin. Its naturally calming properties help reduce redness and relieve discomfort, guiding skin back to a state of tranquility and diminishing the visual signs of irritation. Spontaneous Recovery Crème harnesses Elder Flower's enriching and anti-inflammatory properties. The flower’s essence lends its soothing spirit, infusing the formulation with an ability to deeply nourish and revitalize even the most dry, depleted, or sensitive skin. 

Supports Lymphatic Drainage
Elder Flower also supports healthy lymphatic drainage, helping to reduce puffiness and swelling, particularly around the eyes, refreshing this delicate area. Light and silky, Awakening Eye Gel is blended with Elder Flower and an array of plant remedies to support the most delicate skin tissues. This ultra-hydrating formula is a ritual of rejuvenation for tired eyes, diminishing signs of fatigue and illuminating the skin with a rested glow. To further support the activation of the lymphatic system while applying, softly tap a small amount around the eyes with fingertips, working from the outer corner to the inner corner. Then reverse, very lightly pumping the under-eye area from the inner corner back towards the outer, expressing any excess fluid down and away, towards the earlobe.

Helps Stimulate Circulation
The benefits of Elder Flower include reinvigorating the skin's circulation, too. This increased flow nourishes the skin with essential nutrients and oxygen and helps remove toxins in harmony with the body’s natural detoxification process. The result? A more radiant, alive complexion that feels refreshed and revitalized. 

Rich in Vitamin C
The presence of Vitamin C in Elder Flower is another remarkable aspect of its bounty, offering a gentle yet potent path to accessing the antioxidant’s full spectrum of benefits. This hardworking vitamin helps defend skin against environmental aggressors like pollution and UV rays, improving skin’s resilience and aiding in the repair of damage done by free radicals. Vitamin C can also brighten the complexion, diminishing dark spots, and evening skin tone. 

Supports Collagen Production
By fostering collagen production, Elder Flower also supports skin firmness and elasticity, contributing to a visibly vibrant appearance and helping to slow early signs of aging.


Holistic Benefits of Elder Flower 

Moving beyond topical nourishment with skincare formulations, embracing an Elder Flower infusion in the form of tea can be a delightful and healthful practice. 

Sipping on Elder Flower tea not only immerses you in the subtle, sweet flavors of this remarkable flower but also engages the body's inner workings to support a healthy immune system. Elder Flower infusion is celebrated for its immune-boosting properties, thanks to the presence of antioxidants and anti-inflammatory compounds. This gentle, natural remedy can help fortify your body's defenses, offering a holistic approach to wellness that complements the external benefits seen in the skin. 

Elder Flower not only graces us with its benefits for skin health but also touches us on an energetic level. In traditional practices, particularly within herbalism and holistic wellness, Elder Flower is believed to carry a light, almost ethereal energy, resonating with qualities of protection and rejuvenation. 

It's thought to create a protective circle, fostering a safe, healing space, and is also associated with purification. Just as it helps clear impurities from the skin, energetically, it's believed to help clear stagnant energy, promoting a flow of positive vibrations.

Incorporating Elder Flower into your skincare routine envelops you in a tradition of healing that nurtures healthy skin and a tranquil soul, making each application a moment of connection with the ancient wisdom of plant remedies. 




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