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Essential Oil Profile

Botanical Name:  Helichrysum italicum
Country of Origin: Madagascar
Extraction Method: Solvent extraction
Scent Profile: Helichrysum Essential Oil smells fresh, earthy, herbaceous with subtle tea-like characteristics.
Perfumery Note: Base 

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Therapeutic Properties / Health Benefits

Studies show that Helichrysum provides a load of healing properties. It is known to heal muscle aches and joint pains, soothe skin irritation/inflammation, helps to relieve stress and heal acne. There are also some studies that suggest that Helichrysum essential oil may have certain properties that could help fight off colds and flus.

 

What is nervous exhaustion and how does Helichrysum help?

Nervous exhaustion refers to extreme mental and physical fatigue brought onto a person by excessive stress. Certain studies show that the inhalation of Helichrysum essential oil can aid in soothing the mind and body relieving stress, ultimately diffusing exhaustion.

Therapeutic

Health

Heals muscle aches and pain

Soothes Skin inflammation

Sooths skin irritation

Aids in Digestive disorders

Heals cuts and wounds

Aids in gallbladder disorders

Relieves stress

Helps with muscle and joint inflammation

Heals acne

Fights against infection

Eliminates nervous exhaustion

 

  

How to use Helichrysum

Helichrysum essential oil is extracted via solvent extraction. You can use this essential oil in various ways. We recommend:

In a water mist diffuser

  • Water mist diffusers are perfect when using essential oils. Our Ultrasonic mist diffuser is the perfect device when using essential oils as an aromatherapy agent. The device has a marker to show you the right amount of clean water that is to be poured in. Then you can go ahead and add 15-20 drops of essential oil, in this case, Helichrysum essential oil, into the diffuser.

In a candle/electric oil burner

  • candle/electric oil burners are the next best way to use essential oils as an aromatherapy agent. Perfect for small room all the way to living rooms depending on the size of the burner you purchase. Remember to fill the depth of the bowl ¾ full of hot/warm water then proceed to drop 5-15 drops of essential oil into the water depending on the size and depth of the bowl. For electric burners, make sure to purchase a light bulb if not provided, and for the candle burners, use tea light candles that complement the size of the tunnel of the burner.

In baths or inhalation

  • There are various ways that you can use essential oils during your baths. You can add them to DIY bath bombs, you can use essential oil infused body wash as well. Adding 10-15 drops of a specific blend of essential oils to bath bombs can completely change your bath experience.

 

DIY Blends

This blend is perfect for toning your skin. Mix it with 30ml of a high-quality carrier oil.

10 drops of Helichrysum
7 drops of Lemongrass essential oil
6 drops of Lavender
5 drops of Myrrh
4 drops of Patchouli

This blend helps with congestion and relieve of sinus.
3 drops of Rosemary essential oil
2 drops of Peppermint essential oil
3 drops of Eucalyptus essential oil
5 drops of Helichrysum essential oil

 

Precautions to take with Helichrysum

Studies show that Helichrysum oil has been found to be safe in general but there is some form of evidence that shows otherwise so be cautious when using it. Like most essential oils, Helichrysum oil should only be used on skin when diluted with a carrier oil. Be sure to do test patches with any essential oil you choose to apply on your skin. If the test patch starts to show any sign of inflammation or irritability do not proceed to use that essential oil. A study has shown that Helichrysum oil has forced some liver cells to stop working in the human body, but not enough research and studies have been conducted to verify this and there isn’t enough evidence to prove so. There have not been enough studies done to deem whether Helichrysum oil is 100% safe for human skin, however, it is generally deemed safe to use.

 

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