Dried elderflowers infuse hot water with their heady, honeyed scent and soothing properties.
Where do we get it?
Lush purchases flowers (fresh and dried) from multiple suppliers who source them from different countries around the world depending on species, season and availability. They must comply with Lush's buying policy which encourages growers to move away from the use of hazardous pesticides. Periodic, case-by-case spot checks are also performed to detect pesticide residues on the ingredients entering our factories.
What are the benefits of elderflower infusion?
- Adds floral and deep, honey-like notes.
- Soothes the skin.
- Maintains the skin healthy and radiant thanks to antioxidants (namely myricetin, quercetin and rutin).
Elder trees are popular ornamental shrubs. Their flowers and juicy berries are harvested to make drinks, food and traditional medicines and have been used in cosmetic preparations since ancient Egypt. It is best to collect the flowers when the clusters are wide open, fresh and full of pollen.