Helichrysum Essential Oil
(AKA Everlasting or Immortelle)
Botanical Name: Helichrysum italicum
Plant Part: Flowering part
Extraction Method: Steam distillation
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.
Color: Light Yellow
Strength of Aroma: Medium to Strong
Aromatic Scent: Medium – strong scent. Fresh and sweetly floral with notes of white wine and honey.
Benefits: Energizes the body and mind. Helps elevate mood. Ignites the passions.
Blends well with: Bergamot, Chamomile Blue, Clary Sage, Clove, Cypress, Eucalyptus, Frankincense, Geranium, Grapefruit, Jasmine, Juniper Berry, Lavender, Lemon, Lime, Mandarin, Neroli, Niaouli, Palmarosa, Pine, Ravensara, Rose, Rosehip, Rosemary, Tea Tree, Vetiver, Ylang Ylang.
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.
An age-old presence on Mediterranean hillsides, helichrysum, also known as “Immortelle” (or everlasting) due to its long-lasting yellow blooms, is a highly versatile plant. Throughout History, it has been used in many wellness traditions and is sometimes paired with clove and/or peppermint to promote supple and hydrated skin.
Neutral-scented sweet almond allows Helichrysum’s enchanting aroma to stand out in our Helichrysum Blend. Cold-pressed from the nuts of the Prunus amygdalus dulcis tree, nutrient-rich sweet almond oil has emollient and wellness-promoting properties that work wonders on skin.
Cautions: None known.
Using Helichrysum Blended Essential Oil
Bath & Shower
Add 5-10 drops to hot bath water, or sprinkle into shower steam before getting in for an at-home spa experience.
8-10 drops of essential oil per 1 ounce of carrier oil. Apply a small amount directly to areas of concern, such as muscles, skin or joints. Work the oil gently into the skin until it is fully absorbed.
Inhale the aromatic vapors directly from the bottle, or place a few drops in a burner or diffuser to fill a room with its scent.
This oil can be used in your homemade DIY projects, such as in candles, soaps and body care products!
Native to the Middle East, galbanum is a tall perennial plant with a hollow stem. The source of its essential oil is its gum resin, which comes from cuts made into the herb’s base and roots. Bearing a considerably complex fragrance, galbanum has musky and balsamic aspects to its aroma and has been utilized for ages in traditional practices. Largely revered for its unique scent, galbanum is present in a number of high-end perfumes.