This DIY Elderflower Night Cream is a new invention of mine and a natural remedy to help hydrate and brighten the skin. It has silky, rich and very gentle texture. You want to freshen up your skin, smooth those fine lines, diminish age spots and get more vibrant and crisp look? Then I invite you to read about all the benefits of the Elderflower Night Cream and how to prepare it.
What is Elderflower?
Elderflowers are the white flowers of a small bush called elderberry. The bush produces small dark berries that are commonly used in jams and juices. Elderflower has floral, creamy and 'summery' scent.
When used in teas, elderflower helps fighting colds, flu, bronchitis and swollen sinuses.
You can use it in your skin care by preparing herb infused oil. In fact, for the Elderflower Night Cream recipe I am telling you today, we are going to use exactly elderflower infused oil.
Benefits of Elderflower Oil For Skin
Elderflower is packed with vitamins A, B, C, and E, all of which incredibly beneficial for the skin health.
The oil has anti-inflammatory properties and is rich in vitamins and bioflavonoids which help prevent wrinkles from developing. Elderflower oil infusion contains can protect against sun and other free-radical damage.
The infusion offers also astringent properties that cause the skin to tighten, reduce the size of pores and smooths the skin.
Elderflower oil is also known for its anti-inflammatory properties, anti-aging effects and abilities to reduce breakouts and smooth the skin. This oil is suitable for both dry and oily skin.
How To Make Elderflower Oil
I haven't explored store-bought elderflower oil options, but if you know of any good quality elderflower infusions, please share with us in the comments below.
If you want to make it though, I have an easy recipe for you to try. To make your own elderflower infusion, you will only need 2 ingredients and 2 weeks of patience.
Why Make The Elderflower Night Cream
After a tough day dealing with impurities, toxins, dirt and sebum, your skin needs to rest and rejuvenate at night. Although your skin has the natural ability to rejuvenate overnight, the more it ages, the more help it will need. Therefore incorporating a night cream in your regimen will do wonders for your skin.
Like the majority of night creams, the Elderflower Night Cream is designed to enhance the process of cell rejucenation by boosting the skin with moisture. The cream targets also concerns like fine lines, under-eye puffiness, dark circles, age spots and sagging skin.
Moreover, your skin absorbs active ingredients better at night time than it does during the day. Below are the ingredients you will need to prepare the Elderflower Night Cream and what good they can do for your face:
- Banishes fine lines
- Tightens and reduces the size of pores
- Diminish age spots
- Evens skin tone
- Helps with dull complexion
- Moisturizes the skin
- Suitable for people with sensitive skin
- Makes your skin soft and supple
- Nourishes the skin
FRANKINCENSE ESSENTIAL OIL
- Helps your skin restore its elasticity
- It is a powerful antioxidant that can prevent premature ageing
- Keep the skin youthful for long
GERMAN CHAMOMILE ESSENTIAL OIL
- Very calming for red, dry, itchy or irritated skin
- Has anti-inflammatory benefits; reduces puffiness and dark circles
CARDAMOM ESSENTIAL OIL
- Being rich in Vitamin C and manganese, it works as a potent antioxidant
- Detoxifies the skin and fights the damaging free radicals
Elderflower Night Cream Recipe
Elderflower night cream
- 1/3 cup elderflower oil
- 2 tbsp rosehip oil
- 2 tbsp jojoba oil
- 1/3 cup mango butter
- 10 frankincense essential oil
- 10 German chamomile essential oil
- 5 cardamom essential oil (optional)
How To Prepare and Use It?
1. Bring 2 inches of water to a boil in a small saucepan. Reduce the heat to low and heat the mango butter in a small heat-proof glass bowl in the pan. (You can use a double boiler if you have one).
2. Add the elderflower, rosehip and jojoba oils and stir well.
3. Add the essential oils and mix well again.
4. Let the oil cool until it’s almost solid.
5. Whip the mixture - 5-6 minutes on high if you use a stand mixer, or until smooth if you whip it by hand. It should form peaks and look like a foam.
6. Store the Elderflower Night Cream in a glass jar at room temperature.
7. Use on clean face, after applying toner and serum. If you use moisturzier too, make sure the Elderflower Night Cream is the last product applied.
You can use elderflower oil in balms, salves, creams and moisturizers. This is how I got to use my elderflower infusion. Have you tried other DIYs with this oil infusion? Share your verdict in the comments below.
Want to freshen up your skin, give it more crisp and bright look or just get rid of the puffy eyes? You should then look no more - this cream is nourishing, hydrating, improving elasticity and banishing fine lines.
I hope you will enjoy making and using this Elderflower Night Cream and I will be looking forward to hear how do you like it.
Stay tuned and take skin care 🙂
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