Elder Flower Absolute


Over 10 species of elder plants are found in areas all over the world.  It has been used as medicinal and culinary plant for thousands of years, and may be one of the oldest cultivated plants alive today.  Elder flower absolute is one of the oldest healing aromatics still in use today.

Elder Absolute Aromatic Profile

Top note:  A deep, rich, sweet, herbaceous, coumarinic, fruity-floral bouquet

Heart note:  A honeyed, balsamic, aroma with a slightly spicy undertone

Base note:  Honeyed, sweet, balsamic, aroma

Classification:  Top note


Its complexity, richness, and smoothness are delightful.

Elder flower absolute can be used in high class florals, herbaceous perfumes, sacred perfumes, mythological essences, chypre, fougere, and modern new mown hay perfumes.


More About Our Elder Flower Absolute

Size:  1.5 ml amber glass vial

Source:  India

Distillation:  Alcohol/solvent distilled absolute

Botanical name:  Sambucus nigra

Note:  This is a 20% dilution in filtered coconut oil.  It can be further diluted for blending.

What are absolutes, and how do I use them?

Homeopathic Properties of Elder Flower Absolute


External–inhalation, topical

Observations and Anecdotal Information

Known in ancient European lore as the Goddess Tree, elder is associated with Venus, Hilde, and the universal goddess energy.

In Europe, elder trees were planted in cemeteries, to keep “evil spirits” away.  Elder is known as a protector, especially in psychic and spiritual realms.

Elder is regarded as a tree of thresholds; involved in birth, death, and rebirth.  The spiritual energy is one of transformation.

Elder is associated with Crone energy; that of the wise woman, seer, and healer.  One of its great teachings is that of respect.  Its energy reminds people of the need for honor and respect, in life and in death.

Elder flower absolute energetically supports us in learning from our mistakes, forgiving, and moving forward so that we can see the good within us and the good things that we have done.


  • Absolutes should not be used internally

None of our products are recognized or approved by the FDA.  They are not intended to diagnose, treat, or cure any disease.  This information is anecdotal, and is provided for educational purposes only.  It is not meant to be taken as medical advice.  See a health care professional for medical advice.

More about our disclaimer

Weight 0.0025 kg

1.5 ml amber vial, 5 ml violet glass bottle

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