The flowering evergreen shrub Helichrysum can be found sporting its beloved golden-yellow blooms in the sandy soil of the Mediterranean. A plant of many names, it is also known as Immortelle or Everlasting due to its enchanting ability to retain its gorgeous butterscotch color even after the flowers have been carefully dried. Of all 600+ species of Helichrysum, Helichrysum italicum has been particularly cherished for centuries and is considered the highest quality source of its much-desired essential oil.
Its name is derived from the Greek words “helios” (sun) and “chryssos” (gold) and was an indispensable part of ancient Greek culture. The shrub was described by Homer in his timeless writings, and the Greeks used the bright, dried blooms as respectful offerings to the gods. In Italian cuisine, the flower is often used to add a curry-like flavor to dishes. Truly a plant of many uses, it has also been a part of traditional wellness practices, from that of ancient Greece to South Africa, for generations.
Helichrysum Essential Oil
Steam distilled from the eternally golden blooms, helichrysum essential oil emits a pleasantly bright & floral scent, with honey-sweet notes romantically reminiscent of a fine glass of white wine. In aromatherapy, it is perhaps most famous for its uplifting abilities, promoting positive energy and lively moods. It rejuvenates the senses, helping to sharpen cognitive function and awareness. For some, the intoxicating aroma of helichrysum oil can even spark the passions.
Blending essential oils opens up a world of wellness possibilities! Other oils that complement helichrysum’s revitalizing fragrance include: bergamot, calendula, chamomile blue, clary sage, clove, cypress, eucalyptus, frankincense, geranium, grapefruit, jasmine, juniper berry, lavender, lemon, lime, mandarin, neroli, niaouli, palmarosa, pine, ravensara, rose, rosehip, rosemary, tea tree, vetiver, and ylang ylang oils.
Piping Rock 100% pure Helichrysum Oil is available in 1/2 oz. bottles; Piping Rock Helichrysum Blended Oil is available in 1/2 oz. bottles.
Helichrysum Oil Directions for Use
Add 3-5 drops of Helichrysum Oil to a diffuser or vaporizer, to a bowl of steaming water or a hot bath to fill a room with its white wine and honey scent. To use topically, add ~5 drops of Helichrysum Oil to ~10 mL of any Piping Rock carrier oil.
Helichrysum Oil is for external use only and should be diluted in a carrier oil such as sweet almond, jojoba, grapeseed or avocado oil before being used topically. Do not apply to broken or irritated skin. Always consult your trusted physician before adding any essential oil to your regimen, especially if you are pregnant, nursing or taking any medications. Discontinue use and alert your doctor should an adverse reaction occur. Keep out of reach of children and away from eyes and mouth. Essential oils are flammable.