An exquisite essential oil that heals and protects, Helichrysum-Italicum is beyond beautiful. It is used as a fixative in perfumes but is gorgeous when enjoyed on its own.
Helichrysum-Italicum has a musky, slightly honey-sweet and pleasantly pungent aroma like wild sage, making it ideal for pairing with Peppermint and other minty essential oils.
Helichrysum is sometimes called Immortelle or Everlasting, since it is among the wide variety of ‘straw flowers’. It is used enhance youthful skin and applied to sore muscles to recover from overdoing exercise.
Native to the Mediterranean, Edens is sourced from northern Italy; considered a premier growing region for this plant. Helichrysum is a flowering plant of the daisy family (Asteraceae). It grows up to about 2 feet in height and blooms pretty yellow flowers. There are more than 500 species of Helichrysum. The leaves and flowers are put through a steam distillation process to extract the essential oil.
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Botanical Name: Helichrysum italicum
Method: Steam Distillation
Plant Part: Flowers and Leaves
Synonym: Immortelle, Everlasting, Curry Plant
Blends Well With: Peppermint, and other mints
Aroma: Slightly-sweet, musky, and vegetative
Safety: If pregnant, nursing or under a doctor’s care, consult physician. Discontinue use if skin sensitivity occurs. Avoid contact with eyes. Do not use undiluted on skin. Keep out of reach of children. Do not use on broken skin or on abrasions. Do not use internally, unless directed by a licensed Aromatherapist or physician. Possible mild skin sensitizer.
OK For Kids: 2+
Kids Max Dilution: 0.50%
Shelf Life: 7 Years
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MASSAGE BLEND: Add to a 2 ounce squeeze bottle: 10 drops of Helichrysum (Italicum), 2 drops of Birch, 2 drops of Peppermint and 6 drops of Copaiba, then fill with Jojoba oil and shake to mix well. Apply enough of this mixture to cover any painful areas and massage into the skin. (2% dilution)
RELIEF: Add to a 5 ml roller bottle: 2 drops of Helichrysum (Italicum), 1 drop of Black Pepper and 2 drops of Lavender (Bulgarian or French) and 1 teaspoon of Macadamia oil. Apply to impact injuries, the sooner the better for best results.
BATH SALTS: Combine: 5 drops of Helichrysum (Italicum) and 3 drops of Lavender with 1 tablespoon of Jojoba oil and 1/2 cup of Epsom salts. Stir together and add to a full bath for a relaxing muscle soak.
SKIN SOOTHER: Add to a 1 ounce bottle with lotion and pump dispenser: 3 drops of Helichrysum (Italicum) and 2 drops of Lavender, then shake to mix well. Pump a small amount onto your finger and apply with gentle strokes to any irritation. (1% dilution)
MATURE SKIN: Add: 1 drop of Helichrysum (Italicum) to 1 teaspoon of Rosehip oil. Apply to face, throat and the back of hands. (1% dilution)
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