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Helichrysum, also known as Immorelle, is a powerful essential oil that can be used in just about any skincare application.  

Helichrysum Essential Oil

Extraction Method: Steam Distilled
Plant Part: Flowers
Country of Origin: Greece
INCI Name: Helichrysum Italicum

Benefits: Anti-microbial, anti-inflammatory, anti-viral, help promote wound healing, reduce allergies, reduce anxiety, help reduce inflammation from eczema, digestive stimulant, boost immune system, soothing, reduce appearance of wrinkles

Helichrysum is steam distilled from the flowers of the Helichrysum plant.  Helichrysum has a spicy, exotic scent and is often used in high-end perfume blends. 

Helichrysum has been used traditionally in topical applications to help reduce swelling and inflammation, and to help ward off diseases. Recent research has suggested possible benefits in protecting against staph, candida and step. 

When used in conjunction with basil and peppermint essential oils, Helichrysum has been said to help reduce feelings of exhaustion and mental burnout. Try creating a blend to use in a diffuser to add to our Epsom saltpure magnesium flakes, and fine dead sea salt to create a sooth bath salt blend. 

When used in skincare products, such as facial oil serums or moisturizers, Helichrysum has been said to help reduce the appearance of wrinkles and to help combat dry skin and eczema. A great facial oil serum blend would be Oregon hazelnut oil, organic jojoba oilolive oil squalaneorganic sea buckthorn oilorganic rosehip seed oilorganic tamanu oilorganic camellia oil, and a blend of  Helichrysumclary sageRoman chamomile, and blue tansy essential oils. 

Helichrysum blends well with other floral essential oils such as lavenderrosechamomile and can even blend with tea tree

If you are making massage oils, be it for face or body, adding a small amount of Helichrysum to your blend can greatly help reduce stress and anxiety, and will help improve your client’s skin. An excellent relaxing massage blend would be grape seed oilcoconut oilsweet almond oil and a blend of Helichrysumfrankincensemyrrh, and bergamot. Since this will be used in massage the essential oil blend should be a very small percentage of the total formula. Just enough to get the benefits without overwhelming the senses. 

Do you make your own sun-protection cream? It is easy to do with our coconut oilshea buttercocoa butters, add in some castor oil and beeswax to give a good glide, 20% of our titanium dioxide and then add in your essential oils. Helichrysum is excellent at reducing inflammation and pulling out redness so adding this to your natural sun-protection cream would help ease those sunburns. 

Do not apply directly to skin. Most essential oils are not designed to be applied directly, rather they are designed to be mixed with a carrier oil such as our organic sunflower or organic jojoba oils.  Always perform a small patch test when applying to skin.

Do not take internally unless you are licensed to apply them as such.

This information is for reference only. These recommendations have not been evaluated by the FDA and are not mean to treat, cure or remedy any diseases.

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