Essential Oil Profile: Helichrysum

Helichrysum, Immortelle, Everlasting

Latin Name: Helichrysum italicum

Family: Asteraceae (Compositae)

Plant Part: Flowering Plant

Method: Distillation

Note/Element:  Note: Base Element: Wood

Functional Groups: alcohol, ester, ketone, sesquiterpene, terpene.

Type: Relaxing

Ayurvedic Dosha (Balancing): Vata, Kapha

Scent: Herbaceous, rich, warm, earthy, fresh.

For Skin Type: Acne, oily, sunburn & mature.

Cautions: Not during pregnancy. substantial amount of ketones.

Physical Uses: Bruise, inflammation, sore throat, colds, flu, cough, mucus, muscle & joint pain (rheumatoid arthritis), sprain, scar, eczema, wounds, skin care for it’s regenerating tissue abilities.

Mental/Emotional Uses: Emotional bruising, addictions, stress.

Other Uses: Perfumery fixative.

Blends Well With: Flower, peel, resin, root.

Possible Substitutions: Lavender, Arnica macerate.

 

References:

Katherine Graf:Aroma Studio:Aromatherapy Home Study Certification Foundation Level, 1999-2010.

https://www.anandaapothecary.com/archive/pain-relief-from-essential-oils-using

https://www.aromaweb.com/essential-oils/helichrysum-oil.asp

Schnaubelt, Kurt, Advanced Aromatherapy: The Science of Essential Oil Therapy, Healing Arts Press, Rochester, Vermont, 1998, Pages 27,55,113,116 .

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