Botanical Name: Helichrysum italicum
Plant Part: Flowers
Extraction Method: Steam Distilled
Description: The Helichrysum Italicum plant grows wild in Mediterranean regions. It can be found in regions with dry, high altitudes with a lot of sun exposure. Helichrysum is also known as Immortelle or Everlasting. This is because the flowering tops keep their yellow color ever as they dry out.
Color: Pale yellow to reddish-yellow liquid.
Common Uses: Helichrysum Essential Oil is credited by aromatherapists as being effective for acne, bruises, boils, burns, cuts, dermatitis, eczema, irritated skin and wounds. It is said to support the body through post-viral fatigue and convalescence, and can also be used to repair skin damaged by psoriasis, eczema or ulceration. Helichrysum Essential Oil is believed to soothe away deep emotional stress and diffuse anger and destructive feelings.
Strength of Aroma: Medium
Blends well with: Chamomile, Lavender, Clary Sage, Rose, Clove Bud and any of the oils from the citrus oil family.
Aromatic Scent: Helichrysum Slovenia Essential Oil has a powerful scent that can be described as a rich and honey-sweet. It is both woody and fresh.
History: The word Helichrysum is derived from the Greek word helios meaning sun and chrysos meaning gold. This is a reference to the golden color of many of the flowers from this botanical genus. Helichrysum has been used since the time of the ancient Greeks for its great wound healing ability, and was used often after battles.