This or That: What's the difference between our Helichrysum essential oils?
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.
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?
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
- "Datasheet: Helichrysum." Aromahead. Aromahead Institute, n.d. Web. 20 July 2016.
- Davis, Patricia. Subtle Aromatherapy. Saffron Walden: C.W. Daniel, 1991. Print.