Helichrysum Essential Oil
Helichrysum is native to the Mediterranean region and North Africa. It is also cultivated in countries such as India and made into a beautiful Helichrysum essential oil.
Although the crop is Mediterranean in origin, the Indian coastline conditions are similar and it lends itself well to the soil there.
This helichrysum oil is extracted from the plant Helichrysum italicum, and is commonly known by the name everlasting oil.
Helichrysum is the only essential oil found to have in it di-ketones, which help with healing and scar reduction.
What does helichrysum essential oil smell like?
A honey-like, sweet fragrance.
Which part of the plant provides the oil?
Where has helichrysum oil been sourced from?
This particular helichrysum oil originates from India.
How is helichrysum essential oil extracted?
Helichrysum oil is extracted by steam distillation.
This involves using steam from boiling water to extract the essential oil from the plant.
The heat from the steam causes the plant’s cell walls to open allowing the essential oil to be released.
What other oils blend well with helichrysum essential oil?
Helichrysum essential oil blends well with geranium, lavender, lime, neroli, petitrain, rose, sage, sweet orange and ylang ylang.
How can I benefit from helichrysum essential oil?
Has your skin healing recently been scared or do have a respiratory problem?
Helichrysum can be used to treat asthma, whooping cough, and bronchitis.
Helichrysum oil is known for its skin healing properties such as repairing damaged tissue, healing scars and soothing sunburn.
It is also effective for skin conditions like psoriasis and burns as well as liver problems, headaches, and the treatment of prevention of stress related problems.
Are there precautions I should know about?
People who have undergone surgery or have any chance of internal bleeding should avoid helichrysum.