Helichrysum essential oil is a wonderful remedy for many skin irregularities. This includes cuts, burns, dermatitis, wounds, irritated skins, boils, eczema and bruises. It also helps people who have been affected by acne and psoriasis. It is believed to sooth away stress, anger and destructive feelings.
It also has a very high ORAC value, which means it is great at destroying free radicals and believed to destroy cancerous cells within the body.
Instructions for Use
Apply a diffused blend on inflamed skin parts. Mix a single drop in up to 8 oz. of alternative milk.
History and Additional Information
The plant has been known to grow wild in the Mediterranean regions. It is commonly found in regions which are dry, with sun exposures and high altitudes. Helichrysum is also known to be an everlasting plant. This is due to the fact that the flowering tops maintain their yellowness as they dry out. The word Helichrysum was derived from a two Greek words which were helios and chrysos. Helios translates to “the sun” and chrysos translates to “gold.”
- Latin/Botanical Name: Helichrysum italic
- Other Names: muredda, helichrys, elicriso, everlasting, curry plant and immortelle.
- Family: Asteraceae
- Part of plant used: flowers
- Place of origin: Balkan Peninsula
- Odor/fragrance: powerful scent, minty, woody, fresh
- Color: Light Yellow ro red-yellow
- Aroma strength: Medium to Strong
- Consistency: Thin
- Note: Base
Blending Suggestions: the oil blends well with oils from citrus family, clove, lavender, chamomile and clary sage.
Safety Precautions for this Essential Oil: The oil is non-toxic therefore there are no known cautions.
Buy Essential Oil:
Highest Quality: Mountain Rose Herbs
Expect to pay a bit more for a higher quality oil. Always choose the highest quality oil if you plan on using internally or topically.
Best Value per ounce: Aura Cacia
This brand is less expensive per ounce, but still offers a great value.