This or That: What's the difference between our Helichrysum essential oils?

July 26, 2016

Helichrysum Italicum and Splendidum are each unique and can be purchased at

Helichrysum has been highly esteemed as a superior healing oil for centuries, and many who’ve used this oil can understand why. It’s been likened to liquid gold for its natural medicinal qualities, and because of the yellow daisy-like flowers it produces, making this oil a must have for anyone’s medicine cabinet. So if you’re not wanting to purchase both Helichrysums at the same time, which of these pricier oils do you pick? Lets look more in depth at the differences and similarities between Helichrysum Italicum and Splendidum.

Splendid Splendidum

One of the lesser known varieties of Helichrysum, is the rare gem that is Helichrysum Splendidum. Originating in South Africa, this plant has been harvested for decades, and used as a traditional medicine by this region’s natives. Splendidum is a monoterpene and sesquiterpene, high in β-pinene, phellandrene, germacrene and cadinene. Meaning, Helichrysum Splendidum is excellent in respiratory blends for its antifungal and antibacterial supporting properties. So when allergies are running rampant, and you can’t seem to catch your breath, try popping this oil in the diffuser. And when a stuffy nose and cold hits you this coming winter, add Helichrysum Splendidum to a personal inhaler and take a whiff to clear your respiratory system. Furthermore, these constituents lend Splendidum to being an excellent circulation booster and anti-inflammatory agent, relieving arthritic pain and rheumatism. It’s no wonder this oil’s synonymously known as Helichrysum Cape Gold.

Itching for Italicum

When the hot summer months start to do a number on your skin, how do you protect yourself? Helichrysum Italicum is best known for its skin nourishing, healing and restorative properties. More specifically, this golden oil has properties which heal soft tissue damage, pain, inflammation, bruising, relieve itching and prevent infection (1). So if you’re looking for an oil for daily skin care, look no further. Italicum is also said to activate the right side of the brain, deepening intuition, and making this oil emotionally balancing. Its aroma is sweet and honey-like, and can be overpowering (2). In other words, a little goes a long way when adding this oil to an aromatic blend. Furthermore, according to author and aromatherapist Patricia Davis, Helichrysum Italicum is like “honey for the psyche.” What more is there to say about this timeless oil?

More Goodness!

Haven’t decided which Helichrysum to try? No worries! We’re offering both Helichrysum Italicum and Helichrysum Splendidum for 10% off in all five sizes, this weekend only (7/29/16- 7/31/16). Just use the code: GOLD10

  1. "Datasheet: Helichrysum." Aromahead. Aromahead Institute, n.d. Web. 20 July 2016.
  2. Davis, Patricia. Subtle Aromatherapy. Saffron Walden: C.W. Daniel, 1991. Print.


  • Edens Garden says...

    Hi Kim! For specific ailments we suggest seeking out an aromatherapist who can take in your medical history and specific needs. Find one here-

    On October 12, 2016

  • Kim says...

    I would like to know which is better for hearing loss? Specifically sensorineural hearing loss (nerve damage)

    On October 11, 2016

  • Susan Carter says...

    Whats the price

    On August 29, 2016

  • Edens Garden says...

    Hi Lorna! We don’t recommend internal use because we don’t know what medications, allergies, and medical history each individual customer has and what reactions could occur out of those factors. Some of our customers have chosen to use our oils internally while working with a certified aromatherapist.

    On August 17, 2016

  • Lorna says...

    HI can you take the helichrysum internally?

    On August 16, 2016

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