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Helichrysum (Everlasting / Immortelle) Essential Oil

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Helichrysum essential oil (also known as Everlasting or Immortelle) has been used since ancient times for its wound healing properties. The essential oil has a soothing, regenerative effect on the skin and a calming, uplifting effect on mind and body.
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Helichrysum italicum is a member of the daisy family. It is native throughout the Mediterranean but is mainly cultivated in Italy, France and Spain. The strongly aromatic plant can reach over 60cm in height and in summer it is covered in clusters of bright yellow flowers. The flowers retain their colour after picking and are often used in dried flower arrangements or pot pourri, hence their name ‘Everlasting’ or ‘Immortelle’. The plant is also known as St John’s Herb or the curry plant, because of its pungent smelling leaves.

The name Helichrysum is derived from the Greek words ‘helios’, for sun, and ‘chrysos’, meaning golden, which refer to the plant's bright yellow flowers. The ancient Greeks used the plant for its wound healing properties and it has also traditionally been used for its soothing, anti-inflammatory, regenerative and anti-allergic effects. Along with Frankincense, Myrrh, Spikenard, and Rose, Helichrysum is viewed as one of the world’s most valuable, ancient healing substances.

Helichrysum essential oil is steam distilled from the plant's flowers. It has a lovely honey-like aroma and is often used as a fixative in perfumes, soaps and cosmetics. Like Lavender, Helichrysum is most active when used synergistically, i.e. when blended with other oils. It is a very safe, non-toxic and non-irritant essential oil, making a great oil to use with babies, children and those with sensitive skin. 

 

  • Species Helichrysum italicum
  • Plant familyAsteraceae
  • Origin: Corsica
  • Note: Base 
  • Extraction Method: Steam distilled

 

Safety Note:

Non-toxic. 

Skin:

Helichrysum essential oil has healing, anti-allergenic, anti-inflammatory, antiseptic, fungicidal and astringent properties. It can be beneficial for dermatitis, eczema and other allergic skin conditions, abscesses, boils, acne, stretch marks, surgical scars, bruising and wounds of all kinds. It can also be used in general skincare for its rejuvenating properties and to help soothe sensitive or inflamed skin. 

Mind:

Helichrysum has calming, antidepressant and uplifting properties making it useful for all stress-related conditions. As a tonic oil it can be particularly beneficial for people who are feeling debilitated, exhausted or lethargic. Many believe it helps heal emotional scarring, opens the heart and enhances the flow of subtle heart energy, connects body and spirit, and aids spiritual growth.

Body:

Helichrysum essential oil can be useful for muscular aches, pains, sprains, strains and rheumatism. It can help with bacterial infections such as colds, flu and fever. It can help soothe respiratory conditions such as asthma, bronchitis, and all kinds of cough, including whooping cough. It is thought to boost the circulation and be of benefit to some cardio-vascular conditions, such as varicose veins. It can also be useful for the digestive system, helping to relieve congestion of the liver and spleen.

Blends well with: Citrus oils, Chamomile, Geranium, Lavender and Rose.

Respiratory & Immune Support Inhalation

3 drops Helichrysum
2 drops Ravensara
2 drops Peppermint 

Healing Antiseptic Gel

2 drops Helichrysum
2 drops Lavender
1 drop Clove
15ml Aloe Vera Gel

Apply carefully around the affected area.

Balancing Face Mask for Acne

1 drop Helichrysum
1 drop Palmarosa
10ml Aloe Vera Gel

Uplifting Antidepressant Diffuser Blend

2 drops Helichrysum
2 drops Cypress
1 drop Lime

Sore Muscle & Joint Gel

3 drops Helichrysum
2 drops Black Pepper
1 drop Lavender
5ml Avocado oil
10ml Sweet Almond oil

Massage in to affected area in an upwards direction towards the heart.

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