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 EdensGarden.com

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.

COMMENTS

  • Edens Garden says...

    Lisa, I’ve found that following a candida diet is the best place to start. As far as essential oils go, you might want to make a blend of oils that support the immune system, such as Thyme ct. linalool (we offer this type), Lemon, Wild Orange and Lavender. Our Immunity blend is also a good option. You can diffuse or use these oils in a personal inhaler.

    On April 01, 2017

  • Lisa Easterling says...

    If the tinnitus is caused by candida, which of those two EO’s would be appropriate for helping?

    On April 01, 2017

  • Edens Garden says...

    Hi Lisa! Tinnitus is complicated, and generally has an underlying cause like candida. We would recommend having your doctor find the underlying cause and using EOs to help.

    On March 31, 2017

  • Lisa Easterling says...

    I was reading on another website that Helichrysum is good for tinnitus relief. Which one of these would be best for that purpose?

    On March 30, 2017

  • Edens Garden says...

    Hi Donna! You might try the Helichrysum- italicum for what you need. We’d recommend working with an aromatherapist as well who can give you specific guidelines that meet your needs.

    On March 21, 2017

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