Elderflower hydrolate is a plant water and has a similar effect to essential oil, only a little milder. We use it in tonics, for example. The floral water contains nutrients that can penetrate the skin, whereas pure water only rolls off. And precisely because it has a profound effect, we use pure Demeter elderflower hydrosol, grown in Germany.

Elderberry is one of the oldest remedies and luxury foods known to us. Even the Neanderthals are said to have consumed elder and the plant is mentioned in the writings of Socrates and Hildegard von Bingen. It was an important part of “the farmer's pharmacy” - whether it was about the flowers, the berries or the roots. We also use different components of the elder. For example, elderberry root extract is also used in our natural cosmetics. Other cultivation areas, for example in Rhineland-Palatinate, were expanded due to the great demand for elderberries in Demeter quality. Demeter organic elder is now grown not only in Upper Bavaria but also in Franconia and the Allgäu. On a total area of ​​around 15 hectares there are around 7,500 elderberry plants from which the finest flower hydrosol can be obtained. And thus enriched our products with a valuable raw material.

We obtain this, as well as the flower hydrosol, from a partner a short distance from our company headquarters in Wessobrunn Monastery. We have been supplied with biodynamic top quality for more than half a decade. The elderflower hydrosol is characterized by a high density of aromas. It is processed fresh from the field in a gentle process. We do not want to describe the processing method in great detail - after all, our partner tinkered and tried for a long time until the desired result was achieved. But what we can reveal: The Demeter preparations are used consistently and there is a lot of manual work. In addition to cutting the trees in winter, harvesting the blossoms in June is also laborious. Each blossom is picked individually and packaged very carefully so that there is no pressure or build-up of heat.

At the end there is distillation, i.e. a thermal separation process in which the evaporating liquid can be obtained. This liquid also contains the fragrances of the elderflower. Hydrolates can also be used to refine dishes when cooking. The beverage industry is also interested in the elderflower itself, for the production of syrup and lemonades. Or they are processed into fructose and can be found in jam.

Elderflower Hydolare in our products

SHEABUTTER tonic (vegan)
Erfrischendes Gesichtswasser für sehr sensible und zu Irritationen neigende Haut. Ohne Alkohol und ätherische Öle. Inhaltsstoffe:Wasser, Holunderblütenhydrolat°, Rosenblütenhydrolat°, Sheabutterextrakt*INCI:Aqua, Sambucus Nigra Flower Water°, Rosa Damascena Flower Water°, Butyrospermum Parkii Butter* Legende: ° Demeter-zertifizierter Rohstoff,* aus kontrolliert biologischem Anbau,** Bestandteil echter ätherischer Öle

Content: 100 ml

from €8.50*

Diese feine Gesichtsmilch wirkt glättend und feuchtigkeitsspendend. Sie macht die Haut weich und geschmeidig. Irritierte und gereizte Hautpartien werden beruhigt und entspannt.Morgens, nach der Reinigung und Erfrischung der Haut, die Lotion als leichte Pflege in die noch etwas feuchte Haut einmassiert. Sie erhalten eine leichtere Konsistenz Ihrer Creme, wenn Sie etwas Lotion hinzugeben.Abends benötigen Sie meist nur die rückfettende Reinigung. Falls das nicht ausreicht, ist die Lotion ideal. So bleibt Ihre Haut gesund und findet ihr natürliches Gleichgewicht. Inhaltsstoffe:Wasser, Mandelöl*, Lecithin*, Sheabutter*, Kakaobutter*, Black Mud Extrakt, Spirulina Algenextrakt*, Holunderblütenhydrolat°, Sheabutterextrakt*, pflanzlicher FettalkoholINCI:Aqua, Olea Europaea Fruit Oil*, Prunus Amygdalus Dulcis Oil*, Lecithin*, Butyrospermum Parkii Butter*, Theobroma Cacao Seed Butter*, Maris Limus Extract, Spirulina Plantesis Extract*, Sambucus Nigra Flower Water*, Cetyl Alcohol, Cetearyl Alcohol Legende: ° Demeter-zertifizierter Rohstoff,* aus kontrolliert biologischem Anbau,** Bestandteil echter ätherischer Öle

Content: 100 ml


Zur Erfrischung und Belebung der Haut. Das Holunderblütenwasser wirkt beruhigend auf die zu Irritationen neigende Haut. Inhaltsstoffe:Wasser, Holunderblütenhydrolat*, Rosenhydrolat*, Alkohol*, Totes Meer Salz, Black Mud Extrakt, Spirulina Algenextrakt*, Sheabutterextrakt*INCI:Aqua, Sambucus Nigra Flower Water*, Rosa Damascena Flower Water*, Alcohol*, Maris Sal, Maris Limus Extract, Spirulina Platensis Extract*, Butyrospermum Parkii Butter Extract* Legende: ° Demeter-zertifizierter Rohstoff,* aus kontrolliert biologischem Anbau,** Bestandteil echter ätherischer Öle

Content: 100 ml