Latin Name: Helichrysum italicum
Part of Plant: Flower
Country of Origin: Italy
Method of Production: Steam Distillation
Helichrysum italicum, also known as Helichrysum angustifolium, Immortelle, Everlasting, or just plain Helichrysum, is a member of the Asteraceae (formally Compositae) botanical family. It is a small perennial shrub that produces bright yellow flowers and is native to the Mediterranean region. The essential is produced by steam distillation of the flowering tops and should not be confused with other species like Helichrysum gymnocephalum, that have an entirely different aroma, and are much cheaper in price. This particular batch is from the Italian island of Sardina and we think you will find that it rivals Corsican Helichrysum and we actually think it is superior. With its rich buttery sweetness, you won't be disappointed in this oil.
Helichrysum essential oil tends to blend well with most other oils, and is one oil that really shines in topical blends. Try blending with oils like Roman Chamomile, Copaiba, Hemp, or Peppermint for a soothing massage after a long day on your feet. It may assist with the appearance of skin when properly diluted and applied topically. Also, consider adding a little bit to Lavender, Sandalwood, Orange, and Vetiver for a relaxing diffuser blend.
Add a few drops of essential oils to a diffuser, cotton round, or a tissue.
Dilute to 1% in your choice of carrier oils to make a face serum or body oil. Apply a small amount to damp skin after washing to help seal in moisture.
Add 5-15 drops to 1 oz. of your choice of carrier oils to make a massage oil.
Mix a few drops with an unscented liquid soap or bubble bath and add to the tub when filling.
For convenience on the go…
Properly dilute with your choice of carrier oils in a roller bottle.
Add up to a total of 15 drops of essential oils to a personal aromatic inhaler (aroma stick).
If you are pregnant, nursing, or under a doctor’s care, please consult with a healthcare professional prior to use. Avoid contact with eyes, inner ears, and sensitive areas. Keep out of reach of children and pets. If swallowed, seek medical attention or contact a Poison Control Center. Do not use undiluted essential oils topically. Possible skin sensitivity. Do not use on broken skin. Watch for any possible interactions or side effects. Discontinue use if any reaction including skin irritation occurs and if condition persists, seek medical attention. Be sure you are familiar with all safety precautions including any recommended dermal maximums before use.
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