How To Make An Elderflower Salve
Organic & Natural Ingredients
August 09, 2019
I have an two elderberry bushes in my yard that we planted 3 years ago, I have been amazed at how well they have grown thus far. I look forward to picking the elderberries every year. There are multiple benefits of elderberries when cold/flu season comes around to help your immune system fight and stay healthy.
In the Spring, before the elderberry bush turns into a berry it blooms into a beautiful white flower. Those flowers also have powerful properties for your skin. While being beautiful they also contain antioxidants called flavonoids. These antioxidants protect our skin from free radical damage and from inflammation. These antioxidants can also help to reduce wrinkles, and fine lines that may appear over time. They can improve oily skin and help your body as they make new cells.
I'm so glad we planted these bushes 3 years ago, I can use them in more ways than one, and know that it's improving my health and wellness. This Elderflower salve is made with simple ingredients and easy to make,check out the recipe below.
I changed a few things on this recipe but the full credit goes to Simply Beyond Herbs
Elderflower Infused Salve
½ c Elderflower infused oil
2 TBSP organic beeswax (melted)
12 drops of frankincense essential oil
3 drops geranium essential oil
Small mason jar
If you need to make an Elderflower infused oil, just take your Elderflowers when they are all white and pretty, fill up a small mason jar about ¾ c full of elderflowers. Add organic almond oil to the jar until it covers the elderflowers fully. Set the jar in a warm place for 2 weeks. After 2 weeks strain the oil with a cheesecloth or a strainer. Now your ready to make your salve. Store oil at room temperature.
Elderflowers are what elderberries look like before they turn into berries. You can dry them in a dehydrator beforehand or just use fresh elderflowers to make the oil. I used fresh elderflowers.
In a double boiler on medium heat add your elderflower infused oil and your beeswax. Let it melt down until the beeswax has completely melted. Remove from the heat. Add your essential oils. I love adding the geranium oil because it just adds to the amazing smell of the elderflower oil.
After you’ve added your oils pour into a 4 oz mason jar. Let cool then it’s ready to use!