The Helichrysum Italicum plant grows wild in Mediterranean regions. It can be found in regions with dry, high altitudes with a lot of sun exposure.
Botanical Name:Helichrysum italicum
Extraction Method:Steam distillation
Aromatic Scent:Helichrysum has a powerful scent that can be described as a floral mint. It is both earthy and fresh.
Aromatic Strength:Medium to Strong
Blends Well With:Helichrysum essential oil blends well with chamomile, lavender, clary sage, rose, Peru Balsam, clove and any of the oils from the citrus oil family.
Common Uses:Helichrysum essential oil is credited by aromatherapists as being effective for abscesses, acne, bruises, boils, burns, cuts, dermatitis, eczema, irritated skin and wounds. It is also reputed to be an uplifting, spiritual oil.
History:The word Helichrysum is derived from the Greek word helios meaning sun and chrysos meaning gold. This is a reference to the golden colour of many of the flowers from this botanical genus. Helichrysum has been used since the time of the ancient Greeks for its great wound healing ability, and was used often after battles.
Never use pure oils on the skin without diluting, never use internally, keep away from children and eyes, always check if there are any medical issues which could cause a problem. Seek help if you have any doubts.
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