HELICHRYSUM

(Helichrysum italcum)


You may have heard of this oil by its other commonly used names immortelle or everlasting – it is said these names come from the flowers retaining their yellow colour once they are picked and dried out. This oil is soothing and hardworking, often being utilised in skin care products to promote anti-aging.


Aromatic Profile
Helichrysum has a sweet, rich, earthy tea-like aroma and blends well with rose, lavender, chamomile, geranium, juniper, clary sage and clove essential oils.


Uses
As an anti-inflammatory, helichrysum provides muscular relief from sprains, aches and pains, abscesses and general skin inflammation. It is commonly used to treat respiratory issues like coughs, asthma and bronchitis and with anti-microbial properties, it’s a great choice to help you beat bacterial infections and cold and flu symptoms.


Safety

  • Non-toxic
  • Non-irritant
  • Non-sensitising

References


Lawless, J 2013, The Encyclopedia of Essential Oils, Conari Press, San Francisco.


Bre 2019, Helichrysum Essential Oil – From The Everlasting Flower, monq, https://monq.com/eo/essential-oils/helichrysum/

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