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Sambucus nigra ssp. Caerulea


CAS Number: 84603-58-7

EINECS Number: 283-259-4

Product Code: PFW3024

INCI Name: Sambucus Nigra (Elder Flower) Distillate Water


SYNONYMS Sambucus nigra L.
Sambucus cerulea Raf.

COMMON NAMES Elder, Black Elder, European Elder, European Elderberry, European Black Elderberry

EXTRACTION METHOD Steam Distilled Hydrosol

ODOUR PROFILE Sublime, softly fruit-floral, delicate aroma


Our organically crafted Elderflower Hydrosol is steam distilled from the beautiful white flowers of the leafy Sambucus nigra shrub cultivated for the purpose of hydrosol distillation in the USA. The creamy, white flowers of the Sambucus nigra ssp. Caerulea create a hydrosol that possesses a delicate yet sweet, fruity, floral aroma. Elderflower Hydrosol is highly versatile and can be used for a variety of applications on its own or as an ingredient in a wide range of formulations.


Elderflower Hydrosol is refreshing and rejuvenating and is well suited for inclusion in facial toners, body sprays, natural fragrances and other water-based personal care, holistic aromatherapy and home fragrancing products. Both elderberries and elderflowers are known for their herbal benefits and have been widely used for centuries.

Elderflower is highly effective as immune support when you feel like you might be coming down with a cold or the flu. This floral hydrosol can help reduce water retention, support kidney health, and reduce pain and inflammation relating to swollen joints, arthritis, rheumatism, and acid deposits in tissue. Elderflower Hydrosol is considered an astringent. It can support skin health and help tone and balance the skin. It is also beneficial for sunburns.

Suzanne Catty, author of Hydrosols: The Next Aromatherapy, suggests that Elder Flower Hydrosol is calming and helpful in easing stress. This hydrosol also supports a healthy nervous system and encourages a deeper sense of calm. Catty also reports that Elderflower Hydrosol is a circulatory stimulant and can be helpful as a muscle compress.


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