Helichrysum: Essential Oil Spotlight

Helichrysum: Essential Oil Spotlight

Helichrysum essential oil is a precious favorite among aromatherapists. The aroma is unlike any other oil I've come across: honey-like, subtly herbaceous and woody, with a hint of warm floral tones. 
The helichrysum plant is known as "Immortelle" or "Everlasting" because it's yellow blooms are long-lasting and vibrant. It's known for its healing and cellular regenerating properties, especially to the skin, and being somewhat of a "fountain of youth" oil. Its warmth is comforting to the soul.
Let's dive into all the benefits of helichrysum!
  1. Anti-Inflammatory Properties: Helichrysum oil is highly regarded for its potent anti-inflammatory properties. It can help reduce inflammation in the body, making it valuable for addressing various conditions such as arthritis, muscle pain, and skin irritations.
  2. Wound Healing: This essential oil is particularly beneficial for promoting wound healing. It has the ability to stimulate tissue regeneration and reduce scarring when applied topically to cuts, burns, and other skin injuries. 

  3. Skin Care: Helichrysum oil is a popular ingredient in natural skincare products due to its skin-rejuvenating properties. It can improve the appearance of scars, acne marks, and blemishes while also moisturizing and toning the skin. It's a key player in our Everyday Radiance Oil Serum!

  4. Pain Relief: Helichrysum oil may help alleviate pain and discomfort associated with conditions like headaches, migraines, and nerve pain. When diluted properly, it can be massaged onto sore or tense areas for relief.

  5. Antioxidant Benefits: The oil contains a variety of antioxidants that protect the body's cells from oxidative stress and damage caused by free radicals. Again, this is a big bonus for our skin!

  6. Emotional Support: Aromatherapy with helichrysum oil is known to have a calming and grounding effect on emotions. It can help reduce stress, anxiety, and feelings of tension. I find the warm aroma so comforting.


Like all essential oils, helichrysum is potent and should be diluted with a carrier oil before applying to the skin. It is an expensive oil, and I highly recommend it be used wisely - when nothing else will properly substitute. The first three categories listed (inflammation, wound healing, and skincare) as well as emotional support are the categories in which I find myself reaching for helichrysum. 

As with all essential oils, if you have any specific health concerns or are pregnant, it's advisable to consult with a qualified aromatherapist or healthcare professional before using helichrysum oil for therapeutic purposes. Always choose high-quality, pure essential oils from reputable sources for the best results in aromatherapy.

Have you experienced helichrysum? Tell us how YOU like to use it in the comments below!


Peace to you, friend.


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